winning start-The Junior hurlers got their championship campaign off to a winning start as they defeated Lisdowney 2-18 to 3-13 in a thriller played in Gowran last Sunday afternoon. It was a very unusual occurrence for Charlie Carter as he was playing for his native Young Irelands, but is manager of the Lisdowney Junior hurlers.
Charlie played his part scoring 0-2 and also set up the goal late in the first-half for Sean Kehoe who finished off a brilliant movement. Kehoe was the star on show scoring 1-12 of his sides total with 1-9 coming from play.
Paul Delahunty scored a second goal that gave the Gowran men a decisive cushion. Lisdowney added two late goals, but after 4 minutes of injury-time, the Gowran men held out for victory. For full match report, read the sports section of the people.
ALL IRELAND SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES-On the June Bank Holiday weekend in Tullamore, Sophie Parkinson had a day to remember as she won Gold in the All-Ireland Schools Discus Championships with a very impressive throw of 41.85 metres, while also claiming silver in the Shot Putt. There was silver for Christine O’Donnell in the Junior girls 75 metres hurdles.
Meanwhile, the following day on the Sunday, there was success also in the Senior Masters Track and Field Championships. The maestro veteran John Gorman struck double gold in the sprints in the 100 metres and 200 metres in the over-70s. Mick Hogan had a superb day also winning three medals in the over-60s category. Hogan won silver in the 200 metres, while striking double bronze in the 400 metres and the shot putt. Marty Kelly added to his glittering collection winning a silver medal in the 400 metres over 55s, while Simon O’Dwyer won a silver medal in the 5000 metres over-40s. Anne Doyle finished 3rd in the 400 metres, while securing a 5th place in the 800 metres.
DALTON HOUSE TO PUBLISH A BOOK-Dalton House Day Care Centre are publishing a book of memories and historical collection. Life through our View Finder part two will be the 2nd publication by Dalton House growing on the success of ‘Life through our View Finder part 1’ which was released back in December 2009. Revenue from the sales of the book will return to Dalton House Day Care Centre for ongoing activities within the centre.
GOWRAN GARDENING GROUP-Gowran Gardening Group are having a meeting tonight Wednesday 13th June in Gowran House at 7pm. There is Free Veg and flower seedlings, etc to give away.
If you have any shrubs, flowers or even veg seedling left over, don’t throw them on the compost hear, bring them along, you don’t have to have anything to give away, you could pick up something for your garden or just come along for a tea and a chat. This weeks we have some strawberry, cabbage, tomato and parsley plants, also carnations and wallflowers. For further information please ring Clare on 085 7732079.”