The Village with Michael Moore mlmoore@eircom.net

LEINSTER COLLEGES-Well done to Kilkenny CBS on winning the Leinster senior hurling A colleges championship beating St.Kieran’s College by 2-9 to 1-7.

LEINSTER COLLEGES-Well done to Kilkenny CBS on winning the Leinster senior hurling A colleges championship beating St.Kieran’s College by 2-9 to 1-7.

The Village were strongly represented on both panels with Niall Mullins, Luke Scanlon, Matthew McWey & Jamie Byrne all part of the CBS panel while James Tyrrell, Alan O’Beirne, Jack Cotter, Cormac Connolly & Ricci Drennan were on the St.Kieran’s panel. Well done to Niall Tyrrell & Matthew Ruth who were managers with Kilkenny CBS.

KELLS ROAD DRAW-The winner of the first prize of Eu 1,000 went to Sean Brown, Larchfield (Catherine Kinsella) The second prize of Eu 200 was won by Nick Morrissey (Phil Larkin). The Eu 100 prizes were won by ticket holders, Rose O’Neill (Pat O’Neill),Patty& Marie O’Neill (Mary Fogarty), and Noel Doran (Seamus Delaney). Eu 50.00 was won by each of the following Deirdre White (Pat Drennan), Gerry Kirby (Ml. McLoughlin), Eddie Tallent (Liam Tyrrell), Cathriona Butler (Tom Keane), Margo Kovarova (Ml.McLoughlin),Jim Cantwell (Mary Fogarty),

Pat Brennan (Mary White), and Mary Norton (Catherine Kinsella). The promoter’s prizes were won by Ted Byrne and Tadhg Donohue. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, 27th March. Chairman Tom Lanigan, once again thanked all the promoters and supporters for their ongoing support for the draw.

KNOW YOUR SPORT-The closing date for committee member, John Byrne’s inspired, sport’s predictor, “Know Your Sport” is fast looming, -- Sunday 17th March. Entry fee for the fun, fundraiser, which will keep your interest over the full sporting year as you assess how your predictions are going, for the various local, national and international events, costs Eu 10.00. Entry forms may be secured from any member of the committee, and preferably returned well in advance of the closing date.

KILKENNY-After Sunday week’s defeat at the hands of Galway, Kilkenny will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the “ould enemy” Tipperary on Sunday in Thurles. Back to back defeats would not help their ambitions to retain the national league title, and so a huge effort can be expected from the champions to reinforce their grip on their league crown. Tipperary, themselves will be thinking the same determined thoughts after their surprising and comprehensive, first round, defeat in Cork, but, backed by club stalwards, Jackie Tyrrell, Eoin Larkin and Matt Ruth we hope for a positive result for “The Cats” as the referee’s final whistle is blown in the famous, Semple Stadium arena. Good luck to Brian and the lads.

BUNSCOIL McAULEY RICE-Mary Dempsey-McGrath, secretary of the school’s Parents Association extends an invitation to an evening with clinical psychologist, David Coleman which will take place in The Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday evening, 14th March, commencing at 8p.m. Tickets cost Eu 15.00 and may be purchased from the school (056-7725674), the hotel (056-7750200) on the night or in advance from Kerwick’s Newsagents (056-7725121).

THE GATHERING-The club’s management committee would welcome any positive/interesting suggestions that might enable the club contribute to the Governments tourism initiative “The Gathering”, during the year.

LOTTO-Tuesday night’s draw produced the following combination 2 : 24 : 27. There was no winner. Next week’s jackpot increases to Eu 3,800,--- a nice bonus as we head towards St. Patrick’s weekend, but remember you can’t win if your not in !! The consolation winners were Sean De Brun, Mary Campion, Niall McQuillan, P.O’Reilly, and Des McGrath.