DONORE ATHLETE WINS - While the Olympic Games in London takes most local sports fans viewing times, there were 192 runners in the annual Morris Oil 10km road race around Piltown. This was a record number of finishers for the Piltown race as it grows in popularity. The race was won by Donore Harriers athlete Philip Harty in a time of 31:50.
The race was organised by Carrick Athletic Club and their first finisher was Patrick Roche who came sixth in a time of 36:07. The first woman home was Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane) who came third overall in a time of 36:00. Tommy Falconer (Tobernabrone) was the first Piltown man home in a time 38:39. The race was the fourth and final race of the three counties challenge.
FAMILY FUN DAY - Piltown Juvenile GAA Club’s family fun day takes place on Sunday 12th August at 1:30pm. Some games with local clubs will be followed by games, fun and social events for all ages. All support for the local GAA club is welcome.
PILTOWN RELIGIOUS SERVICES GO WORLD WIDE - Live streaming is now in place at the Church of the Assumption, Piltown and will facilitate people at home and away to view liturgical services from Piltown Church. Anyone with internet access can view live services. If you have a PC, laptop, ipad or iphone you can log in at the web address http://www.templeorumparish.com/ If you do not have any of the above a small set top box is available to connect to your TV. You will need broadband access.
ARTS AND CRAFTS - The Arts and Crafts committee of the Iverk Show would welcome anyone who would like to help out on the day (Saturday 25th August), even for a couple of hours. All interested people should contact any of the committee.
GIVE US SOME SUN - Farmers, parents, children, everyone would really love to see some fine weather over the coming weeks. With the Iverk Show on its way, the harvest coming and the GAA season coming to a climax, a small bit of good weather would not go astray to brighten up everyone’s demeanour. Prayers at religious ceremonies all seem to be taking on a similar slant, but the rain keeps on coming and the government can’t even be blamed for this one. Please God, the weather will become more favourable.
UNDER-14 GIRLS FOOTBALL - Piltown Under-14 Girls Gaelic football team went down to the star studded Kilkenny City team that were recently crowned national Féile champions at James Park in their Roinn A League tie. Piltown were not over-awed by the Kilkenny City team which makes up the bulk of the county Under-14 team with players drawn from the city, and places like Kilmanagh, Muckalee and Gowran. Piltown defended resolutely throughout and in fact Piltown worked very admirably in the second half with a team which only featured three players who were up to the age.
Squad: Lisa Norris, Niamh Foley, Amy Walsh, Sine Kavanagh, Emily McCarthy, Alanna Gallagher, Nicola Phelan, Aoife Doyle, Hilary Balding, Aoibheann Kavanagh, Chloe Holden (Capt), Máire Beth Kirby, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Aóife Norris, Sophie Holden. Laura Power