Whist Drive-Prague House are holding a whist drive in the Tullaroan Community Centre on Friday 24th August commencing at 9pm and your support would be very much appreciated.
Clomantagh Castle-Clomantagh Castle will open to the public this Sunday August 26. It will be a medieval themed day, spot prizes for best medieval outfit, castle tours, face painting n lots of photo opportunities. Pet mania will be on site from 1pm to 4pm with lots of furry friends. Admission is Free. Castle open 10am-4pm
School Re-opening-Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown: 1st year only students on Tuesday 28th August from 9pm to 12 noon. 1st, 4th, 5th year and LCAI on Wednesday 29th August from 9am to 4pm. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th years return on Thursday 30th August from 9am to 4pm.
Congratulations-Well done to all local students who received their leaving certificate results recently.
TraCKER Run-A tractor run will be held on Sunday 2nd September on the roads of Tullaroan. Registration starts at 12noon in the sports grounds for a 1.30pm start. Entry €20.00 which will include refreshments afterwards.
Congratulations Catherine-Local lady Catherine Guthrie took part in the Connemara 100 ultra marathon recently and completed the run in 22.45 hours. Well done to Catherine on her great achievement.
Camogie-Tullaroan intermediate camogie team had a good win over St. Anne’s, Johnstown in the League Semi Final held at Conahy sports grounds on Friday evening last. They will now play the winners of Ballyhale/Shamrocks and the Rower Inistioge on 31st August. Best of luck to the team and their mentors.
U10s The under 10s played in a blitz in Clara on Saturday last where they drew against Clara and won both games against James Stephen’s and Graigue/Ballycallan.
The U8s took part in the Kilmanagh fun day camogie blitz.
Team: Sorcha Maher, Leanne Simpson, Elly Holland, Grace Brennan, Kate Keogh, Ciara Dunne, Grace Braben, Jessica Cummins, Emma Walsh, Rachel Brennan, Molly Glennon, Kate Delaney.
Minor Hurling-Tullaroan Minors have qualified for the semi-final of the championship after beating a resilient and physical Dunamaggin team. Played last Monday week in Dunamaggin, Tullaroan opened the scoring in the 2nd minute with a long range free fromShane Cuddihy. Shane added two further points from placed balls in the 3rd & 9th minutes with Shane Walsh scoring in the 7th minute. In the 13th minute Dunamaggin worked the ball into the full forward line and sent the ball into the net. Further points fromJack Holmes, Eddie Teehan and John Walton saw Tullaroan push ahead 0-7 to 1-0. Dunamaggin scored again in the 16th and 21st minute from frees, while Shane Walsh tacked on 2 more points, David Sweeney and Shane Cuddihy added to Tullaroan’s tally. Half time Score:Tullaroan 0-11 Dunamaggin 1-2. Dunamaggin now playing with the strong breeze in the second half had the better opening scoring 4 unanswered points. David Sweeney added a point for Tullaroan before Dunamaggin goaled in the 9th minute to leave the sides level0-12 to 2-6 with all to play for. Both team traded points in the 14th minute before Tullaroan were awarded a penalty. Shane Cuddihy sent the ball to the net. Bob Cuddihy and Shane Walsh added 2 further points. Now in extra time Dunnamaggin still continued towork hard and scored a late point and goal in the 33rd and 34th minute. Final Score: Tullaroan 1-15 Dunamaggin 3-8.
Team & Scores: M Maher, P Sweeney, W Dooley, J Moore, D Doheny, S Cuddihy (1-4 1-0 pen. 0-4 frees), B Cuddihy (0-1), J Keoghan, J O’Riordan, E Teehan (0-1), J Holmes (0-2 frees), J Walton (0-1), B Cuddihy, D Sweeney (0-2), S Walsh (0-4 frees),T Walsh.
All Ireland Semi Final- Congratulations to Tommy Walsh, Mountgale who played on the victorious Kilkenny team that defeated Tipperary at Croke Park on Sunday last.
The Irish World ‘London’- David Hennessy, Foyle, Tullaroan keeps all Irish emigrants up to date on sports and news for London and the surrounding area. David is a journalist with the ‘Irish World Newspaper. He was recently in Gdansk reporting on the Irish soccer team performance in the European Cup.
Hogan Cup- Graigue/Ballycallan will play Dicksboro in the Hogan Cup hurling tournament at the Tullaroan sports ground on Sunday 2nd September at 6.30pm. A big thanks to local publican’s John and Joan Connolly who sponsor the trophies.
Best Wishes-Aggie Keoghan, Liss who is recuperating at home after a short spell in St. Lukes General Hospital, Kilkenny is wished a speedy recovery.
Family Fun Field Day-Tullaroan Family Field Day will take place on Sunday 2nd September in the sports grounds commencing at 1pm. There will lots of activities and games for all ages. Donations of unwanted gifts, boxes of sweets/biscuits, bottles etc. to be dropped into Delaney’s Shop, Tullaroan Village.
DOUBLE WIN-Congratulations to Lindsey and John Dillon, New England who both competed in the Irish Tetrathlon Championships in Crecora, Co. Limerick last weekend. Each competitor had to swim, shoot, run and ride. Lindsey who represented Warrington Pony Club went on to win the Junior Girls National Tetrathlon championship title. Lindsey who also competed in Milton Keynes, UK earlier in the Summer was on the winning Irish girl’s International Tetrathlon team representing Ireland. John Dillon along with his Warrington team mates Cian Drennan, Mark Collins and Mike Healy went on to win in the junior boys team event in Co. Limerick last weekend . John and his team mates also took the horse riding award. John who also represented Ireland in the UK in June won the overall best rifle shoot for Ireland. He took joint first place with two Scottish competitors. Well done to Lindsey & John!