Lisdowney sevens - Last Saturday saw Barrow Rangers u 13’s take home the Lisdowney 7 a side Shield for the second time in the club’s history.
The previous Saturday they began the tournament by narrowly losing to Dicksboro in their first match, this then saw them compete for the Shield where they beat The Rower-Inistioge in the first round. This was enough to earn them a place in the quarter final last Saturday. They had a comprehensive win over Rathdowney Errils in the quarter final they then went on to play Naas in the semi-final, this was a much closer affair but managed to beat them by a goal and a point. This set up a final clash with neighbours, Young Ireland’s of Gowran. In a fairly tense game Rangers looked to have victory in sight when they led by four points with only minutes to go but Gowran scored a point and were awarded a penalty which they duly scored to level the match. Extra time was required to separate the teams and the boys in blue and white duly outscored their opponents by a goal and three points to lift the Lisdowney 7’s Kilkenny Supporters Shield. Congratulations to Ruairí Breen, Jimmy Byrne, Michael Doyle, James English, Sean Grace, Jack Kelly, Edward O’ Neill, Sean O’ Neill, James Hennessy and Ciarán Hanlon. Mentors: Jim Grace, Stephen Dormer and Ken McEvoy.
SPLIT THE POT RESULTS - Sineád McDonald, Grange Road was the winner of €126, Ben Mcloughlin, Barrowmount Road €20 and Pat Connolly, Cluain Mhuire €20. Congratulations to the winners, thank you to all of you that support it and thank you to the local businesses who promote the draw, Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Barrow Breeze, John D Butchers, Pat Minchin’s, Bridge Café, Connolly’s Red Mills, Donohoe’s Pub, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Beatrice Dempsey and Goresbridge Credit Union.
SUNDAY MARKET AND CAR BOOT SALE - Borris now have an indoor market and car boot sale on Sundays. It is situated on the Fenagh road opposite Keenan’s and takes place from 8 – 4. If you would like more information contact John at 087 6997377. New Stall holders very welcome.
COUNTY LIBRARY - Kilkenny County Mobile Library will visit Goresbridge at 12.40 - 1.15 on the following dates: August 8 and 29, September 19, October 10 and 31, Nov 21 and December 12.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325 - Bridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325 so definitely worth winning. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s Shop, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner or from any committee member.
GRAVEYARD MASS - Graveyard Mass in the old cemetery will take place at normal Sunday Mass time of 11.30 in Paulstown this Sunday.
Parish Public Meeting - Paulstown Development Association will hold and Parish Public meeting on Thursday August 16 at 8pm.
AUTISM - The recent church gate collection for Autism in Goresbridge raised €203.50, thanks to all that gave a donation.
SERVERS OUTING - The servers outing takes place on Thursday August 16 to Splashworld in Tramore. Children are required to bring swimming gear and a packed lunch with them. The bus will leave Goresbridge Church at 9.30 and will pick up in Paulstown at 9.45. The bus is expected to return at 7.30.
FAI SOCCER CAMP - FAI Summer Soccer Camp will take place in Paulstown from 20 – 24 August. If you wish to book a place see www.summersoccerschool.ie or ring 1890653653.
CONCERT IN IONAD DARA - The annual concert run by the committee of Ionad Dara will take place on Friday August 31, Lumíere, Pauline Scanlon and Éilis Kennedy from Dingle will provide the entertainment and are considered to be two of the finest voices in Ireland. They will be supported by the widely acclaimed Oirachtas Sean-no’s dance champions, Colm, Padraig and Gearóid Devane from Carna, Connemara. Tickets are €20 and are available from Gerry Kavanagh 086 0443152, Martha Kelly 086 3479581, Mary Meaney 087 2103011, Ciara Murphy 086 8675560 or Ann Wall at 059 9775180.
YOU COULD WIN €5,000 - Barrow Rangers lotto is worth €5,000, wouldn’t you love to get your hands on that. It costs €2, you choose 4 numbers between 1-24, and tickets are available in Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar and from Peter Breen in the Goresbridge area. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blokes Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Bridge Café and the Barrow Breeze or from any committee member.