MEMORABLE KILKENNY VICTORY - Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary was a truelly memorable day for Kilkenny hurling followers with four Village men central to the day’s dramatic events. After the Leinster final debacle against Galway, not even the most passionate Kilkenny followers could envisage the awesome display put on by clubman, Brian Cody’s highly skilled and hugely motivated practitioners of our national game in their 4-24 to 1-15 victory.. With captain, Eoin Larkin leading the forward line with a powerful showing, capped off with a second half ,”killer” goal, Jackie Tyrrell tormenting Tipperary’s sharpshooter, Lar Corbett and leaving him scoreless for a second season, and with late substitute Matt Ruth playing his part, it was a day to savour for “Village” people. Well done, lads, however, it was only a semi-final victory creating a mouth watering return fixture, which also happens to be an All-Ireland final date with our Leinster final victors, Galway, on the 9th September in Croke Park.
KELLS ROAD DRAW- The August draw takes place on Wednesday night next, 29th August in the clubrooms. The continuing support for the draw from the parish community and local businesses is very much appreciated by the club’s management, and is the only reason that so much progress has been made with the development on the Kells Road thus insuring that the facility will be available for use across all ages and grades from next March.
CAMOGIE- The club’s Junior camogie team had to withstand a storming finish by neighbours, Danesfort before recording a single point victory in the league semi-final last week. However, fortune can also work in reverse as experienced by the U-14 camogie team as they ran out of time despite a huge effort when going down by two points to Conahy in their league semi-final clash. Continuing a busy league programme, the U-16 team are scheduled to play Glenmore on Friday next in their league semi-final fixture, the date and venue to be advised..
AGA KHAN VICTORY- Congratulations to Richie Maloney, Warrington who was a member of Ireland’s Aga Khan trophy winning team on Friday last in the R.D.S.. The Aga Khan is one of the most prestigeous team trophies to be won on the international circuit and was a huge honour for the young St.Patrick’s parish native, youngest son of Tom and Anne Maloney, of Warrington Riding School, who is now a plying his trade on the U.S.A.showjumping circuit. Olympic bronze medal winner, Cian O’Connor was also a member of the winning team. Well done, Richie.
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION- The Irish Heart Foundation’s regional manager, Tracy Power, sends a heartfelt thanks to local organiser, John O’Neill for the hugely successful recent fundraising campaign in Kilkenny city which raised over Eu 5,600 for the foundation. This figure represents an increase of over Eu 1,200 on last year’s efforts, which, bearing in mind the difficult times the country is going through at present is a tremendous tribute to volunteers who came out to collect and to the generosity of Kilkenny’s citizens.
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS- Belated birthday greetings to Tom Reade, St Fiacre’s Place who was 84 years young,-- and proud of it -- last week. May you have many more, Tom.
LOTTO- The numbers produced by the “bubble” machine on Tuesday night were- 7 -21 - 32. There was no winning ticket. Next week’s djackpot increases to Eu 1,400. The consolation winners were- The Brennan family, Val Malone, Ann Doran, Teresa McGuire and Martin Treacy.