Stagedoor- Congratulations to all Stagedoor members who did so well in their recent Junior Cert exams. Brains and Talent ! also best of luck to former members who have moved on to Third Level colleges.
Blast from the Past- The following essay was written by a fifth or sixth class from a parish school on the opening of the G.A.A. pitch in Hugginstown in 1978. An under 14 match was played in the new field in Hugginstown on Friday the 16th of June 1978. The two teams that were playing were Windgap and Aughavillar. The Aughaavillar team were- Pat Fennelly, Ger Foran, Pat Dwyer, Eamon Molyneaux, Pauric Crowley, Bill Cassin, Dick Kenneally, Willie Dwyer, Robert Hearne, John Irish, Billy Duggan, Larry Fitzpatrick, James Grace, Christy Dwyer and Pat McEntee. The Subs were, Sean Dwyer, Michael Landers, Paul Foran, James Farrell and Thomas Hanrahan. The score in the end was Aughavillar 3 - 2, Windgap 0 - 1. The scorers were Ger Grace 2 - 0. Eamon Molyneaux got 1 -1. Larry Fitzpatrick got 0 - 1. The scorers for Windgap were Walter Purcell who got one point. Fr. Galvan gave a pound to Ger Grace for getting the first goal. It was the first official match in that field. ( were you the Newmarket school pupil who wrote this?)
Rota for next week-end- September 22/23 (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Readers- Stoneyford- Saturday 6.30pm. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10am. Noel Bourke; Hugginstown- Saturday 8pm. Nicola Aylward; Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke;
Eucharistic Ministers- Stoneyford- Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Maria Reid; Hugginstown- Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.
Anniversary Masses- In Stoneyford Church on Saturday . September 22 at 6.30pm-Michael Fennelly, Ballycaum. In Hugginstown Church on Saturday . September 22 at 8pm. - John Grace, Lismatigue.
St. Vincent de Paul Society-A meeting to establish a St. Vincent de Paul Society in the parish will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 20. September at 8pm Kathleen Conway (Area President will attend)
Bingo-Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford, every Tuesday at 8.30p.m
Coffee Morning-The Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny and Waterford Hospices will take place on Saturday September 22 in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. from 10.00a.m. to 1pm Your support would be appreciated.
Best Wishes-Best of Luck to Cáit Broderick and the Irish Team in the Marathon Canoe, World Championship which will begin in Rome on September 21. Well done to all students who received their Junior Cert. Results during the past week.
Empowering Parents-Are you a parent of a disabled child? Would you like to meet with a group in a similar situation and learn to be a more effective voice for your child? Droichead Family Resource Centre will host an Empowering Parents training course in partnership with DESSA. The Empowering Parents Programme seeks to support parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their child and will run over a 6 week period commencing Wednesday September 19. For further information or to book your place please contact-- Kay Teahan, c/o Droichead FRC, Callan. Tel- 087 353 4432,
Stoneyford Active Retirement-On Wednesday, September 19. Stoneyford Active Retirement Group will travel to visit the Hunt Museum, Limerick and then onto Bunratty Folk Park and Castle. They will stop for dinner at Ballykisteen Hotel, Tipperary on the way home. Bus leaves Community Hall at 8.45a.m. Places available. Please contact Kitty Wallace on 086 370 6096 or 056 772 8176.