Goresbridge: Handballers’ new kit

PRESENTATION OF JERSEYS - Goresbridge Handball Club recently received new jerseys from Goresbridge Credit Union. They were very kindly presented last week by Edward N Moran (Chairman) to DJ Carey (Coaching Officer GBHC). Chairman of the club, Eddie English thanked the Credit Union for their kind sponsorship and said it was great to see a local business supporting a local club. A big thanks to John O Neill who helped design the new club crest, which shows the Barrow Bridge and the old alley which was once down by the river. Well done to all concerned. On the playing courts the new jersey got its first outing in a final when JJ English teamed up with Philly Parsons (O Loughlin’s) in the Eddie Somers shield held in Clogh. They played the Purcell brothers of Windgap. This was J.J’s first adult tournament and he gained great experience from playing with Philly. JJ and Philly went on to win in two straight games.

PRESENTATION OF JERSEYS - Goresbridge Handball Club recently received new jerseys from Goresbridge Credit Union. They were very kindly presented last week by Edward N Moran (Chairman) to DJ Carey (Coaching Officer GBHC). Chairman of the club, Eddie English thanked the Credit Union for their kind sponsorship and said it was great to see a local business supporting a local club. A big thanks to John O Neill who helped design the new club crest, which shows the Barrow Bridge and the old alley which was once down by the river. Well done to all concerned. On the playing courts the new jersey got its first outing in a final when JJ English teamed up with Philly Parsons (O Loughlin’s) in the Eddie Somers shield held in Clogh. They played the Purcell brothers of Windgap. This was J.J’s first adult tournament and he gained great experience from playing with Philly. JJ and Philly went on to win in two straight games.

RESULTS OF ART COMPETITION - The recent Calendar Art competition sponsored by Goresbridge Credit Union attracted over 400 entries from the 9 schools in the area serviced by this Credit Union. The theme of the competition was “Celebrate Community Colour” which produced a feast of creativity and imagination. The prize winners were as follows:

Special Group Category 1st Saplings School Goresbridge.

7 years & under: 1st Hannah McCurdy, 2nd Heather Byrne 3rd Luke Phelan .All from Gowran National School

8 – 10 years: 1st Claire Kavanagh, Borris National School .2nd Ciara Mae Somers, Skeoughvosteen National School.3rd Saoirse Smith, Gowran National School.

11 – 13 Years:1st Laragh Niamh Ryan, Skeoughvosteen National School 2nd Aoife Lawrie, Borris Vocational School Joint3rd Mia Doran, Borris National School. Joelle O’Neill, Goresbridge National School.

14 – 17 Years: 1st Orla Doyle 2nd Ava Murphy 3rd Caoimhe Duffy. All from Borris Vocational School.

Over 18 Years: 1st Laura Quirke, Borris Vocational School 2nd Gerry Mulrooney, Skahanarane.3rd Natasha O’Brien, Borris Vocational School.

Three of the above entries won first prize in their category at regional level and have now gone forward to the national final. These were: The Saplings School Goresbridge, and the entries from Orla Doyle and Laura Quirke, Borris Vocational School. Congratulations to all.

SPLIT THE POT - The results from Split the Pot last Saturday are as follows: Joye Nolan, Barrowmount Drive €102, Colette Doheny c/o The Chemist €20 and Samantha Hynes c/o Maher’s Pub won €20. Thank you to all that play, it costs €2 and the envelopes are available in the shops and businesses in the village.

GOOD LUCK TO BREDA - Just before the Christmas break Breda Martin who has worked in the office of Goresbridge Rural Development for the past four years finished on the Community Employment Scheme and there is no doubt she will be greatly missed by the committee of GRD, the rest of the Fás and Tus teams and by anyone who visited the office whether they wanted something photocopied, a book from the library or were working in the community garden. It just proves how popular she was as her colleagues in Fás and Tus organised a get-together to wish her luck by having lunch in the Bridge Café and how well everyone was looked after by Kathleen in the Bridge Café with a fabulous lunch served up to 13 people. It was great to be able to support a local business and of course a day like that couldn’t finish without a few drinks in the Barrow Breeze as the group w