INTERMEDIATE HURLERS PROGRESS - Following the setback of their 10-point defeat to All-Ireland Junior Club champions St. Patricks Ballyragget in the final round of group games in the Intermediate hurling league, Young Irelands of Gowran got back on the winning trail as gained revenge for last years first round Championship defeat with a 2-14 to 2-12 victory over Mullinavat in Ballyhale.For further details in their victory following a thrilling battle, read the sports section of the people.
CLEERES BAR REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE - Cleeres Bar continue their 100% bar to the season in the floodlit league with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Rafter Dempseys. Both sides began the match with chances in the first 10 minutes with Niall Kennedy having to pull off a great save.The breakthrough came on 15 minutes courtesy of Colm Kennedy, and Kennedy doubled the advantage just before the interval following a sublime pass from Cathal Power. With that 2-0 lead at the break, Cleeres were playing with authority and confidence, and they dominated the second-half. Cathal Power added the third goal, before Colm Kennedy completed the hat-trick midway through the second-half to run out resounding winners.
YOGA - Need to get out of the house and do something positive for your mental and physical health? Older Adults Yoga start next Tuesday 23rd October at 12 noon, and this is followed on by a course for “Yoga for Beginners” which commences Tuesday 6th November at 10.30am. It’s a 6 week course and along with the Older Adults Yoga takes place at the Goresbridge Community Centre. For further details and information, contact Marian on 086 3082450.
STOOK 10 MILE ROAD RACE - The Stook 10 mile Road Race will take place on Sunday 18th November with the event been hosted by Gowran Athletic Club in Association with Young Irelands GAA Club beginning at 12 noon. Set over a challenge but enjoyable 10 mile route, the Stook Ten commences in Dungarvan village before negotiating uphill climbs and reaching the upper point of Stook Hill. There will be a glorious sight-seeing on the downhill climb to the finish, the aim is to offer an enjoyable experience to runners of all abilities. Anyone regardless of fitness is welcome to participate on the 18th of November. There will be individual, category and team prizes on offer, and entry on the day is €20. There will be changing facilities, refreshments, sandwiches and cakes in the parish hall afterwards and all proceeds from the race will go to the juvenile members of Gowran Athletic Club, and Young Irelands GAA club. If short distances are more your passé Du te, there is a 5KM dash/fun walk on the day as well. The 5KM loop takes in much of the same scenery without the stiff uphill climbs. It’s an enjoyable family day out, and under-12s are free with entry for the dash/walk costing just €10. For further details on the event, go to www.stook10.ie for registration.
SEASIDE SUCCESS FOR MOTHER AND SON - Tramore staged a two-day race meeting last Thursday and Friday, and the Thursday meeting had to pass an early morning inspection following persistent overnight rain. However, the racing went ahead as scheduled as the wind and rain gave way to sunshine, and in the opening maiden hurdle there was success for Danny Mullins and his Mum Mags. Stormy Oscar went off 7/2 joint favourite and raced prominently throughout. Turning downhill in the closing part of the race, Stormy Oscar took the lead, and enjoyed a clear lead going down into the dip. Victory looked assured heading into the closing two flights in the straight, but he began to tire in the very heavy ground as the Davy Russell ridden Cool Klan kept closing with every stride. However, Danny pulled out all the stops and Stormy Oscar held on for a precious neck success.