Stoneyford: Under 12s win the Tom Dowling memorial tournament final

Carrickshock Under 12 Hurling - Carrickshock Under 12s recently rounded a successful season with a tournament final in Coon. They played St. Martin’s in the inaugural running of the Tom Dowling memorial tournament, having qualified on the back of a good run through the Go Games series in July & August. The game started with St. Martins putting our backs under severe pressure. With Michael Murphy leading superbly at centre-back and Chris Grace at full back, the backs held firm before St. Martin’s pointed after 10 mins. Barry Lennon & Nathan Murphy then gained a foothold at midfield and after 15 mins some good build-up play resulted in a great goal from Jake O’Dwyer. It was end to end stuff for a while before St. Martin’s goaled to lead 1-1 to 1-0. A pointed free by Jake O’Dwyer levelled scores, before St. Martin’s got a point to lead 1-2 to 1-1 at half-time. Carrickshock stormed into the opposition early in the 2nd half and were rewarded with a great point from Eoghan O’Neill to level matters after 5 mins. St. Martin’s replied quickly to take a 1-point lead. There then came a huge turning point as Eoghan O’Neill was somewhat harshly blown for over-carrying when bearing down on goal. From the resulting free the St. Martin’s full-forward gathered and gave Luke Hudson, who was otherwise unbeatable, no chance. It left them 4 points up with 15 minutes left. Carrickshock forwards then took over and Patrick Hickey was denied by a superb save from the St. Martins keeper. The St. Martin’s goal was now leading a charmed life; eventually Padraig Lennon broke through to score a great goal and leave the minimum between them. It was to be the last action, and St. Martin’s celebrations gave an indication of the pressure they’d withstood in the 2nd half. It was a great team effort from Carrickshock; as well as those already mentioned we had stars in John Cassin, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Mason Byrnes, Killian Byrnes, Abi Dalton, Eoin Crowley and Oisin Carroll. Other stars for Carrickshock Under 12s throughout the year were Luke McNamara, Dima Kenneally, Jack Walsh, Jack McGuirk & Ryan Grace.

Carrickshock Under 12 Hurling - Carrickshock Under 12s recently rounded a successful season with a tournament final in Coon. They played St. Martin’s in the inaugural running of the Tom Dowling memorial tournament, having qualified on the back of a good run through the Go Games series in July & August. The game started with St. Martins putting our backs under severe pressure. With Michael Murphy leading superbly at centre-back and Chris Grace at full back, the backs held firm before St. Martin’s pointed after 10 mins. Barry Lennon & Nathan Murphy then gained a foothold at midfield and after 15 mins some good build-up play resulted in a great goal from Jake O’Dwyer. It was end to end stuff for a while before St. Martin’s goaled to lead 1-1 to 1-0. A pointed free by Jake O’Dwyer levelled scores, before St. Martin’s got a point to lead 1-2 to 1-1 at half-time. Carrickshock stormed into the opposition early in the 2nd half and were rewarded with a great point from Eoghan O’Neill to level matters after 5 mins. St. Martin’s replied quickly to take a 1-point lead. There then came a huge turning point as Eoghan O’Neill was somewhat harshly blown for over-carrying when bearing down on goal. From the resulting free the St. Martin’s full-forward gathered and gave Luke Hudson, who was otherwise unbeatable, no chance. It left them 4 points up with 15 minutes left. Carrickshock forwards then took over and Patrick Hickey was denied by a superb save from the St. Martins keeper. The St. Martin’s goal was now leading a charmed life; eventually Padraig Lennon broke through to score a great goal and leave the minimum between them. It was to be the last action, and St. Martin’s celebrations gave an indication of the pressure they’d withstood in the 2nd half. It was a great team effort from Carrickshock; as well as those already mentioned we had stars in John Cassin, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Mason Byrnes, Killian Byrnes, Abi Dalton, Eoin Crowley and Oisin Carroll. Other stars for Carrickshock Under 12s throughout the year were Luke McNamara, Dima Kenneally, Jack Walsh, Jack McGuirk & Ryan Grace.

Run for life: Congratulations to all the members of Stoneyford Athletic Club who took part in the 10 ml Run for life in aid of the Solas Centre in Waterford last Sunday.

CHAMPIONS - Well done to the Carrickshock Seniors Hurlers who won the Senior Hurling League at Nowlan Park last Sunday by defeating the Shamrocks Ballyhale 1 - 15 to 0 - 15.

CHURCH NEWS - Rota for October 20/21 (Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Readers: Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents; Sunday 10am Eileen Sutton; Hugginstown Saturday 8pm Parents; Sunday 11am Bridget Farrell. Eucharistic Ministers: Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny; Sunday 10am Maria Reid;Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Mary Cuddihy; Sunday 11am Carmel O’Toole. Anniversary Masses: In Hugginstown Church on Saturday October 20 at 8pm - John Cassin, Ballygerdra; In Hugginstown Church on Sunday October 21 at 11am. - Maura Power, Lismatigue. First Holy Communion 2013: The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will begin on Saturday October 20; In Stoneyford Church at 6.30pm and in Hugginstown Church at 8pm. The following dates were agreed for First Holy Communion next year - First Holy Communion will be celebrated for Stoneyford School on Sunday May 5. 2013; First Holy Communion will be celebrated for Newmarket School on Sunday May 5 .2013; First Holy Communion will be celebrated for Monroe School on Sunday June 2. 2013. Baptism: Congratulations to Alexendra Louise Devitor/McKernan, Lawcus Fields, and her parents Grainne and John. Alexendra was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday October 6. Support Group: The support group for Parents and Carers of children with Special Needs will hold a talk by Barrister, Mr. Dan Feehan, on “Will Provisions for Persons with Special Needs” in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre at 8.30pm on Thursday October. 18. Further information from Therese Buckley at 087 904 0208

Care To Drive - This is a volunteer delivered transport initiative in which the Irish Cancer Society recruits & trains volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from their hospital appointments. We are currently looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from Waterford Regional Hospital. The service is free to both the patient and the hospital with the Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. Volunteers use their own cars and the Irish Cancer Society pays drivers for their fuel, all tolls and offer €8.00 per trip towards some food. For more information please call Gail on 01 231 0566 or email transport@irishcancer.ie

Mayfair Anniversary Dance - Mayfair Anniversary Dance on Friday 26th. October in Hotel Kilkenny 9.30p.m .to 1.30a.m.The Marble City Sounds with Guest Artists Paddy Hanrahan (Nomads, Black Aces) Sonny Cullen (Black Aces) and Special Guest: The Joe Dolan Tribute Show featuring Paschal Brennan. Tickets available from Rollercoaster Records, Kieran Street or at the Door. Bookings at 087 958 2127

Would you like to volunteer once a week? - Kilkenny & Carlow Contact is a community based Befriending & Support Organisation for Older People Living Alone. We are looking for additional volunteers to commit to one hour per week to befriend /visit older people who live alone in your area. All you need is to be kind, caring and have good listening skills but full training given. For more information please call in Eleanor Doyle Coordinator or Mary Colclough Development Worker on 056 775 1988 or Mobile 086 410 8902.