Windgap: No cats allowed at mouse racing

MICKIE AND MINNIE In TULLAHOUGHT - With just a few days to go to The Hurling Clubs Mice Race night, that takes place on Saturday next January 12th in Powers of Tullahought, plans are being put in place to ensure that all cats from near and far are barred from attending.

MICKIE AND MINNIE In TULLAHOUGHT - With just a few days to go to The Hurling Clubs Mice Race night, that takes place on Saturday next January 12th in Powers of Tullahought, plans are being put in place to ensure that all cats from near and far are barred from attending.

The first real competitive action of the season will see one of humans smallest and most common friends provide the action. A novel fundraiser across the world supporters can purchase a runner, have a punt, or join in the atmosphere on the night by just dropping along or by contacting any club or committee member for further details. With every one having their very one mouse tale or reminiscence from colourful screen stars Mickey and Minnie to the imagined unnamed entertainers from the deep dark of night that provide variable rustling sounds there may even be an award for the best story. At the moment a close guard is being kept on the identify of the racing stable providing the runners as rumours circulate they may be like the participants in not being cat lovers. However it has been confirmed all contestants will be of the same species to prevent the field version from having an unfair advantage over their more house and wood loving cousins. For one and all it’s all happening in Power’s pub at 8pm. For more information check the Facebook page at http -//www.facebook.com/powers.tullahought.5

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE - The next meeting of the group takes place on January 15th in the GAA Club Rooms. In preparation the Heritage Group is holding a meeting on Monday at 8.00 p.m. Potential support is available from Kilkenny Leader Partnership are running a ten sessions course on Wednesday evenings from January to May. The course focussed on Tidy Towns will include a number of field trips and outdoor sessions. These will focus on habitats within the area and how best to survey, identify and maximise the value of your area for wildlife.  In addition to this, an ecologist will undertake a ‘walkabout’ visit in each of the participating areas to investigate the wildlife potential of each area. Anyone interested in this very interesting course is asked to contact any member of the committee or Rev. Nicholas Flavin on or before Monday 14th January. In the pipeline since before Christmas is the widening of the entrance to Church Car Park, landscaping around the Hall and the renovation of the floor in it.

BRIDGE - Winners at the Bridge game held in the Olde House Killamery recently were 1st Alice Lanigan and Stella Tennyson, Best Gross - Sarah Crowley and Moira Hickey. 2nd. Rita Townsend and Paddy Reade. 3rd. Mary Walsh and Rita Phelan. 4th Pat Arrigan and Agnes Foley

CARD RESULTS - Winners at the Hurling Club progressive Twenty Five card drive in Guinans on Friday night were in 1st place with eleven games John Kenny and John Bambrick, 2nd prize went to Matthew Enright and John McKenna with ten games. Other winners were, table prize, Paddy Barron and Nuala Moore, additional prizes went to Tom O’Connor. John Kenny, Matthew Enright, Laurence Foley. The next game takes place on Friday January 25th at 7.45pm

WINNERS IN CHRISTMAS PARISH RAFFLE - 1st Prize - €150.00 - Brid Landy, Butlerswood; 2nd Prize - €75.00 - John O’Keeffe. St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny; 3rd Prize - Ham -  Elaine Aylward, Kildrummy; 4th Prize - Turkey - John Grace, Boulafluic; 5th Prize - Christmas Cake - Mary Kelly c/o Frances Brett, Kildrummy; 6th Prize - Bottle of Whiskey - Pete Nolan, c/o Marie Comerford, Lamogue; 7th Prize - Tin of Biscuits - Maura Dunphy, Kilmoganny; 8th Prize - Christmas Cake - Shane Prendergast, c/o Miriam Prendergast, Windgap; 9th Prize - Christmas Cake - Dick Hawe, Coolhill.
BRIDGE - Winners at the Bridge game held in the Olde House Killamery recently were Stella Tenneyson and Rita Townsend, Best Gross Alice Lanigan and Rita Houlihan, 2nd. Helen Lanigan and Catherine Burke, 3rd. Margaret Comerford and Pat Arrigan. 4th. Elizabeth Lanigan and Sarah Crowley

CLUB MERCHANDISE - A limited number of new red jerseys and socks suitable are available for adult training. Also a small supply of new hoodies and some end of range stock. For further information contact 051 648366 

HANDBALL - Phillip Lonergan and Julie Walsh

CLASSES - Basic Car Mechanics Course - Do you want to know the basics about your car? Check your car for oil, water, and tyre pressure. Change bulbs, wiper blades. Etc. This is a once off course that will be held on Thursday Jan 31st from 6- 8pm. The course will cost €10 per person. Please call Droichead FRC to book a place. A D.I.Y Course will begin on Thursday evening, February 21st from 6pm – 8pm. It will take place over 6 Thursday evenings and the topics covered include - basic electric’s, woodwork, plumbing, decorating, picture hanging and room measuring. This course will cost €30 per person.

FRIARY SESSION - Looking for volunteer musicians and dancers to start an afternoon music & dance session in The Friary, Callan for the older folk around Callan. If you are interested please call 056 77 555 19 Ext. 1

NOTES - Contributors and Clubs are invited to email items for publication with a name and contact number to windgapnotes@gmail.com by Sunday evenings at 6pm