HERITAGE SOCIETY - Conahy Heritage Society are looking for people who can sing or play an instrument and would like to perform at The Last Rose of Summer Bicentenary Concert in June. It is principally aimed at those in second and third level education. Nicola Brennan, former winner of the Thomas Moore Young Singers Competition, will be at Conahy Shamrocks Clubhouse, this Friday, April 19 at 8 pm to meet interested parties. This is not an audition and if you cannot attend, you may send a representative, or contact Nicola on 087 2304150.
The Last Rose of Summer Bicentenary Concert in Jenkinstown Park takes place on Saturday June 22 at 8 pm, with tenor Anthony Kearns. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ie and ticketmaster outlets. If you have any difficulty acquiring tickets, committee members will gladly assist you. It will not be all seated, but everyone who needs seating or anyone with an infirmity will be accommodated.
CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Conahy Community Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2013. Children who are aged between 2 year and 6 months and 4 years old can apply. Children who are due to start Primary School in September 2014 are also entitled to a free preschool year (ECCE Scheme). If your child does not yet qualify for the ECCE scheme, he/she may qualify for a subsidized rate under the CCS scheme. Please contact Geraldine on 086-8322951 or Alice on 086-1021077 for further information.
PRESENTATIONS - A number of presentations were made at a function in the GAA Club House on Saturday night last. The Conahy Vintage Club held a very successful charitable fund raising event some weeks ago and they made presentations to the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team and the O’Gorman Home in Ballyragget. The Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team was also the recipients of a presentation from another local group. Over the past couple of months many dedicated individuals trained diligently for the Coach to 5K Challenge which was recently completed. It is hoped to run a similar event next year. The proceeds from a raffle on the night were also donated to the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team. Susan Boland accepted the donations on their behalf on the night from John Kenny (Conahy Vintage Club) and Anne Cahill (Couch to 5K Club).
HURLING - The Junior ‘A’ hurlers recorded their second win in this year’s Northern League with a deserved 2-10 to 1-7 victory over the Emeralds in Urlingford on Friday evening last. The winners had the assistance of the elements in the opening half and led 1-8 to 0-3 at the interval. Conahy found the going that bit more difficult in the second half as the home side fought tenaciously to close the gap. The two goals from Eoin Byrne and John Muldowney were the crucial scores for Conahy, while a great display from Paddy Mullan was also a major factor in the team’s success. Team: Padraic Delaney; Tom Mullan; Peter Dollard; Nicholas Feehan; Thomas Nolan; Padraig Harding; Eoin Carroll; Michael Bergin; Liam Cass; Oliver Feehan; John Mullan; Paddy Mullan; Eoin Byrne; John Muldowney; Tom Phelan. Subs: David Kennedy; Sean Walsh; Eoin Coogan; Sean Brennan; Gary Dunne.
History was made in Danesfort on Saturday night last when Conahy Shamrocks fielded a third adult hurling side for the first time. The initiative, which was approved at the last AGM, is aimed at giving everyone involved at adult level an opportunity to play competitive games.
The half time score of 0-5 each was a fair reflection on the first half exchanges. Aided by the breeze after the break, Danesfort took a firm grip on the game with some excellent points. Although the game was moving out of Conahy’s reach entering the final quarter, it was then that the visitors played their best hurling. The defence got to grips with a very good Danesfort attack and a number of positional switches brought more momentum to Conahy’s play. Though a new departure for Conahy may have ended in defeat (0-14 to 0-8), the players can be very proud of their contributions over the sixty minutes.
Team: Ciarán Muldowney; Thomas Nolan; Peter Dollard; Peter Harding (Captain); Stephen Brennan; Padraig Harding; Tom Mullan; Conor Brennan; Padraig Conway; Michael Molloy; John Muldowney; Conor Whelan; Ger Byrne; Eoin Byrne; Daire Connery. Subs: Tom O’Shea; David Kennedy; Sean Brennan; Eoin Coogan; Joe Mullan; Jack Kelly.
The minor hurlers bounced back after an opening round defeat to score a fine victory over Piltown in Jenkinstown in the Roinn B league on Monday of last week. Both sides were even during the opening half, but there was no doubt who was the dominant side in the second half as the locals improved on their performance considerably. In the end, there could be no arguments as Conahy won out by 2-12 to 0-6.
The under-16 hurlers were not as successful in their return game as the Piltown men in their Roinn B league game in Piltown on Friday evening last. The home side were the winners on this occasion to leave Conahy disappointed, losing by 0-16 to 1-11.
The schools hurling team made a great start to their league campaign with a fine victory over an impressive Urlingford team on Wednesday evening last. In a game played in very tough conditions, Conahy won out on a 3-7 to 4-2 score line.
CAMOGIE - The junior camogie team enjoyed a narrow one victory in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Junior Championship against Blacks & Whites in St John’s Park on Sunday evening last. A late goal from Mairéad Buggy was the key score as the Conahy girls battled back from a three point deficit as the game entered the final stages. Two pointed frees from Noelle Corrigan were also vital as Conahy won out on a 2-3 to 1-5 score line.
The under-16 girls played out a very exciting draw against a tough Kilmacow side on Wednesday night last in Kilmacow. There was little or nothing between the sides all though and it is fair to say that a draw was a fair result. Team: Sarah Molloy, Evelyn Phelan, Amy Morrissey, Hannah Murphy, Jennifer Healy, Róisín Phelan, Siobhán Mullan, Niamh Delaney, Aisling Maher, Carrie Randle, Danielle Morrissey, Megan Randle, Eva Minogue, Caoimhe Bergin, Emma Cahill, Marie Claire Gamble, Ciara Birch, Aoife Birch.
LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 3, 34 and 35. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Toddy Lacey, Jim Fig, Paddy Kavanagh, Willie Conry and Kieran Costello. The promoters’ prize winners were Declan Downey, Nora Delaney and Peter Mulhall. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,200.