Conahy: Shem, Paddy and Neddy looked back

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers bowed out of the championship at the quarter-final stage when St. Lachtain’s proved too strong for the locals in Ballyragget on Saturday last. Conahy produced some good hurling in the opening half as both sides enjoyed a share of the spoils at the half-time break. However, the Freshford men enjoyed a purple patch in the early stages of the second half, scoring a number of quick fire goals to practically kill off the Conahy challenge. The locals never gave up and battled to the end, but one could not argue with the final outcome, as St. Lachtain’s advanced on a 4-16 to 2-11 score line. As it turned out, Conahy were minus one of their team on Saturday as full-back Denis Kelly was getting married in Cork on that day. All involved with Conahy Shamrocks wish Denis and his new wife Zelda all the best for their married life together.

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers bowed out of the championship at the quarter-final stage when St. Lachtain’s proved too strong for the locals in Ballyragget on Saturday last. Conahy produced some good hurling in the opening half as both sides enjoyed a share of the spoils at the half-time break. However, the Freshford men enjoyed a purple patch in the early stages of the second half, scoring a number of quick fire goals to practically kill off the Conahy challenge. The locals never gave up and battled to the end, but one could not argue with the final outcome, as St. Lachtain’s advanced on a 4-16 to 2-11 score line. As it turned out, Conahy were minus one of their team on Saturday as full-back Denis Kelly was getting married in Cork on that day. All involved with Conahy Shamrocks wish Denis and his new wife Zelda all the best for their married life together.

BORD NA N-ÓG - Conahy Shamrocks Bord na n-Óg will also hold an End of Season Get Together for all parents, GAA Club members and Conahy parish members on this Saturday in Conahy Shamrocks GAA clubhouse. Music by ‘The Briars’ and all are most welcome.

CONAHY HERITAGE SOCIETY - Shem Downey, Paddy Harding and Neddy Phelan, duel GAA players for Conahy, were among the guests at Conahy Shamrocks Clubhouse in Jenkinstown The aim was to bring together players from the 1940’s and ‘50’s and get some insight into what it was like then, a very good period for the GAA in Conahy. The meeting started with a 20-minute conversation on Skype with Martin Rice in New Zealand. Many of those present had connections with Conahy sport going back 2 generations and more. Many incidents recalled with humour had everyone smiling and more conversation followed with tea and sandwiches. The Heritage Society would like to thank Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club for their assistance and making the Club House available for this meeting.

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 26, 30 and 32. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Killian Lacey, Michael Harding, F Murphy, Stephen Walsh and Pat Gunner. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Dollard, Helen Cahill and Sean Hetherington. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,800.

BOOK CLUB - The next meeting of the local Book club takes place on November 8th, in the GAA clubhouse. The current book is Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. All members are welcome.