IVERK SHOW - ITS POSTPONED-Normally at this time of the year, this column would be signalling the upcoming excitement, anticipation, events and huge social occasion that is Ireland’s oldest agricultural show, Iverk. Unfortunately, the cruel weather that has savaged our summer has won out yet again. Due to the potential affect on the car parking facilities the Show has been postponed. However all is not lost as the show is planned to take place now on Saturday 15th September. It has just been one gloomy summer with the weather and economics combining to impinge on people’s well-being and demeanour. Several key GAA fixtures involving Piltown teams also fell foul to the weather last week. Many are complaining that the summer has passed them by as we head into the autumn months and the children head back to school with a hardly a visit to the beach. Piltown like everywhere else is looking for a lift. Let’s all pray for an Indian Summer to lift the spirits.-
INTER COUNTY CAMOGIE-Piltown Camogie payers, Lisa McCarthy, Kelly Ann Doyle and Chloe Blackmore took part in an Under-15 Development squad blitz at the weekend. Debbie Phelan and Alice Talbot were part of the Kilkenny Under-16 squad who easily beat Wexford in the Leinster semi final also at the weekend.-
GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL-Training continues this Thursday at 7pm, all minors and under-16’s are asked to attend. Players from outside the parish who would like to play Ladies Gaelic Football are welcome. Tipperary minor league will be starting soon, The committee wish to thank all who supported the Co-op draw.-
RELEGATION FINAL-Piltown Junior A hurlers travel to Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Friday to play St. Martin’s in the relegation final. It’s a final, but not the final Piltown would want to be in. Throw in is 6:30pm. It is only three years since Piltown beat Enniscorthy Shamrocks in Leinster special Junior Final by 4-18 to 0-5 in Urlingford. It is a reminder how short lived sporting success can be.