GREAT WIN - Congratulations to Dylan Caulfield and Sean Carey playing for Kilkenny Saturday last in the All Ireland Finals, they had a great victory against Tyrone opposition in Monaghan. In a close first game the Kilkenny duo won 15 to 11. In an even closer second game at 14 each with Monaghan serving to tie the match the boys pulled out all the stops to get the Tyrone pair out and went back into the serve the winning ace to bring All Ireland Glory to the Kilfane - Goresbridge partnership. In Crinkle, Co.Offaly Kilfane players Aoife Holden & Noel Holden were representing Kilkenny in the All Ireland Singles Finals. First up was Aoife Holden who played tremendous handball to take the first game 15-13, Fiona Tully won the 2nd game 15-8. Then in the hard fought third game the Roscommon player took the title on a score of 15 to 11. Hard luck to Aoife who done herself proud in her first All Ireland Singles final and proved she is now one of the top players in Ireland. Next to take to the court was Noel Holden taking on Mayo’s Jason Judge. The first game Noel won 21-9 playing very well. Judge got to grips with the game to take the second 21-13 and sent the match to a tie break. In another closely fought contest the Mayo man won out in the final game on a scoreline of 21- 17. Well done to Rachel Hogan who after winning her Leinster and All Ireland semi final comprehensively the Mayo opposition failed to show on Saturday and Rachel was awarded the All Ireland Title. Best of Luck to Rachel & Claire Grace who play the All Ireland doubles final next weekend. Congratulations to all other Kilkenny players who played in their All Ireland Finals last weekend. All the players and their coaches hard work was evident on the courts last weekend.
GAA - The Thomastown GAA Club Community Field Day is taking place next Sunday, 26th August from 2pm to 6pm at Grennan GAA Grounds. Fun and games for all the family with Rodeo Bull, Spin the Wheel, Bottle Stall, Pony Rides, Juvenile matches, barbecue and refreshments and lots more! Donations for spin the wheel and the bottle stall can be left at the club any evening or on Saturday.
RELAY FOR LIFE - Relay For Life is coming to Kilkenny. What is Relay For Life? At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey.Relay For Life is an overnight , community celebration and a unique , empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the oppurtunity to CELEBRATE Cancer Survivors and to REMEMBER those who have left us. We are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the CELEBRATION . Our Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of July , 2013 at Scanlon Park , Kilkenny. We are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay , for 24 hours , because cancer never sleeps!!. Otherwise team members are free to socialise , have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment. If you think that you would like to be part of this event in any way , Contact the following.Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2925805.
LIBRARY - Thomastown Library will close early at 5pm on the following 2 Wednesday evenings. Wednesday 22nd August & Wednesday 29th August We will resume normal late opening from Wednesday 5th of September Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Opening Hours - Mon: Closed;Tues: 10am-1pm 2pm-5pm;Weds: 10-1, 2-5, 5.30-8pm; Thurs: Closed; Fri: 10am-1pm 2-5pm; Sat: 10.00am -1.30pm. Ph: 056 7794331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org