In the first round of the Aylward Cup, St. Martin’s travelled to Thomastown on a fine evening for hurling. Thomastown were the first to settle and got into a rhythm notching up 0-6 but points from Canice Maher, Robert Shore and Bryan Byrne kept us in touch. Our luck changed when Colin McGrath gave a great puck out that was gathered in by Brian Mulhall who laid off a good pass to Robert Shore who found the back of the net to raise our first green flag. With our lads getting a welcoming boost from this, Thomastown chanced a short puck out but it didn’t quite work out for the them. Canice Maher won the puck out and drilled home another goal into the top corner of the net. St. Martin’s extended their lead another 4 points to leave the half time score 2-6 to 07. The second half opened with the losers fighting hard to draw back the deficit tagging on 2 points while the winners went through a bad shooting spell. However, John Mulhall worked hard to win ball and shot 4 unanswered points before Thomastown came back into fighting mode with 2 points from frees. In the closing minutes, each side added a point a piece. St. Martin’s were unlucky not to get another goal when Brian Mulhall raced towards goal from 20 metres out but was tackled and the ball hit the side netting. However, with each player giving their all, St. Martin’s ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-12. Team: Colin McGrath, Brendan Maher, Ollie Walsh, Shane Cadigan, Niall Moran, Bryan Byrne (0-2), James Maher, James Dowling, Mick Morrissey, Luke Maher, Canice Maher (1-1), Brian Mulhall, Robert Shore (1-2), John Maher (0-3), Paddy Dowling. Subs: John Mulhall (0-4), Jason Shore, Aidan Murphy, Brian Cadigan, Noel D’arcy, David Breen, Thomas Walsh.
This year’s gymkhana will be held on Sunday June the 30th.All proceeds from the day go to Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team and local worthy charities. A great community day out not to be missed. There will be showjumping classes, lead rein, dog show plus catering tent. Volunteers needed to set up field on Tuesday 25th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th evening. Donations of cakes and buns welcomed in the tea tent on the day. Phone Anne 0876801073, Kay 0872805417
Dog Show – bring along your dog to the dog show at 2pm. Classes for pedigree and non-pedigree breeds. Prizes and rosettes on the day.
MUCKALEE CHILDCARE COMMUNITY PROJECT’S SUMMER CAMP (A)
The summer camp for pre-schoolers will run from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August inclusive. It will run from 9:30am to 1pm and cost €12 per morning. Activities include: messy play day, it’s a jungle out there, baking, dinosaur fun and games, senses activities and camping fun. Phone 056 444004 for further information.
SUMMER CAMP (B)
We will be running a Summer Camp for all school going children from the 12th to the 16th of August inclusive. Activities include The Olympics, Muckalee’s Got Talent, Science, Arts and Crafts, Pirates/ Beauty Day, Hawaiiam Hullaballoo, Under the Sea and Survivior. The camp will run from 9:30am-2pm and will cost 10 Euro per day 9.30am.-2pm. Telephone 056-4440004 for further information.
Muckalee Mass on Friday 19th July at 7.30pm. Ballyfoyle Mass on Friday 26th July at 7.30pm. Coon Mass on Tuesday 13th August at 7.30pm.
NAIONRA REALTA BEAGA
Precshool through the medium of Irish in Coon Hall. Learn, play and have fun using the Irish language. Enrolling from September 2013. Children from 2 years 6 months to school going age are welcome. For enrolment details please contact Ailis Kelly 086-3292713 or Stella Coady 087-1265553.
August 9th-18th: official launch in The Rover’s Return on Saturday 29th June at 9.30pm. All are welcome.