Goresbridge: Towns competition

UNDER 14’S REACH FINAL - The under 14 hurlers of Barrow Rangers certainly don’t make life easy for themselves. In the quarter final of the championship it took a replay to seperate themselves and Clara. Last Sunday it was back to Gowran again for their semi-final clash with Danesfort in what turned out to be a truly exciting game of hurling. It was nip and tuck the whole way, Barrow Rangers started the second half just a point ahead having conceded two late goals at the end of the half. Danesfort were quick out of the starting blocks in the second half and had a goal in the back of the net to go two points up. Rangers fought back and were a point up in injury time but Danesfort didn’t lie down and scored a point in the dying seconds to force extra time. It was a great contest and very exciting to watch. In injury time Barrow Rangers pulled out all the stops and managed to win by a goal. They now play Ballyhale Shamrocks in the final, best of luck to this young team.

UNDER 14’S REACH FINAL - The under 14 hurlers of Barrow Rangers certainly don’t make life easy for themselves. In the quarter final of the championship it took a replay to seperate themselves and Clara. Last Sunday it was back to Gowran again for their semi-final clash with Danesfort in what turned out to be a truly exciting game of hurling. It was nip and tuck the whole way, Barrow Rangers started the second half just a point ahead having conceded two late goals at the end of the half. Danesfort were quick out of the starting blocks in the second half and had a goal in the back of the net to go two points up. Rangers fought back and were a point up in injury time but Danesfort didn’t lie down and scored a point in the dying seconds to force extra time. It was a great contest and very exciting to watch. In injury time Barrow Rangers pulled out all the stops and managed to win by a goal. They now play Ballyhale Shamrocks in the final, best of luck to this young team.

TIDY TOWN RESULTS - Goresbridge received 3 extra points in the Tidy Town competition this year. The report was very positive and worth a read, it is available in the shops. It must be said that the marks did not reflect the report and the hard work by GRD and the Fás team. The village is improving all the time and looks better than it has but some things we have no control over. The funds from Split the Pot have been a huge help but if you as an individual would like to get involved in the Tidy Towns and have some suggestions the committee of GRD would be delighted to hear from you. You may not wish to be on the committee of GRD but perhaps you are interested in the Tidy Towns section or perhaps you feel that you could take on a job for a day, if so contact the office at 059 9775646 or any of the committee members, John Quinn, Shane Dalton, Jacinta Murphy, Jody May or Colette Murphy.

CHEMISTRY GRINDS - Grinds available locally in Leaving Certificate Chemistry and Junior Certificate Maths, contact Aoife at 086 0600464.

LOTTERY €6,325 - Bridge United’s lottery stands at €6,325. The winners last week were Jim O Connell €35 x2 and Joe O’ Riordan €35. Willie Murphy won the promoters prize. Tickets cost €2 and are available at Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Pub. Spar, The Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze , the Bridge Café or from any committee members.

SOCCER RESULTS - Bridge United A team beat A.C. Kilkenny 3-2 in the Maher Shield. Bridge were behind twice in the game but fought back with goals from Murty Broader’s penalty, a Willie Hennessy super strike and a header from Sean Barcoe. The under 16’s played Dean Celtic on Saturday. They eventually ran out comfortable winners with goals from Dean Grennan, Mikey Brennan and Aidan Hynes. The under 14’s travelled to Thomastown and lost 4-1. The under 12’s played Callan United and provided victory for new managers, Damien Barcoe and Conor English.

DISCUSSION GROUP - If you are interested in joining a discussion group to talk about what’s in the news and how the media operate you are invited to Ionad Dara this Thursday night at 8pm. It is hoped that this will be a regular weekly event. If you would like more information please contact Jim at 059 9775242.

ART, CRAFT, DESIGN - Duiske College Further Education has a very limited number of places available on the following courses. Business Studies Level 5 and Level 6 available. Art Craft and Design Level 5 available and Art and Business Level 6 available. Places are level and if you are interested you would need to contact Duiske College promptly. Only candidates that wish to complete the full award at level 5 and 6 will be accepted (8 modules). Students may be entitled to a grant of Back to Education Allowance, for all information see www.studentfinance.ie/susi. For application forms and further details please see www.duiskecollege.ie or phone 059 9724177.

The successful completion of these courses can result in 400 CAO points.

SPLIT THE POT - This week Split the Pot was won by Emma Blake, Slyguff who got €92, Jane O’ Keefe c/o Judy Brennan, Cluain Mhuire won €20 and Ann Cleere from Skeoughvosteen won €20. Thank you to all who play, the money goes towards paint, new flower beds, trees, weed killer, petrol for lawn mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters. If you would like to support this work it cost €2 to play and the envelopes are available from Connolly’s Red Mills, Bridge Café, Goresbridge Credit Union, Barrow Breeze, Kelly’s Hardware, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Blake’s Goresbridge Pharmacy, Glanbia and Beatric Dempsey.