The Village with Michael Moore mlmoore@eircom.net

KELLS ROAD DEVELOPMENT- Final preparations are being made to make a start on the construction of the four dressingroom complex on the Kells Road site. The development committee’s determination is to get the project “off the ground” by the second week in May, possibly before that, weather and everything else permitting. Meanwhile, a second set of goalposts have been ordered for field three, in the hope that the facility will be up and running, for the under-age structures to use, early in the new season.

KELLS ROAD DEVELOPMENT- Final preparations are being made to make a start on the construction of the four dressingroom complex on the Kells Road site. The development committee’s determination is to get the project “off the ground” by the second week in May, possibly before that, weather and everything else permitting. Meanwhile, a second set of goalposts have been ordered for field three, in the hope that the facility will be up and running, for the under-age structures to use, early in the new season.

SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP- On Saturday morning the young Viilage footballers fought out a very creditable draw, 1-9 to 0-12 with neighbours Dicksboro in the first round of the 2013 senior football championship in Palmerstown. Lining out without the club’s county players the Village men fell behind early in the game and were led by four points at the interval, 0-7 to

0-3 . Both sides exchanged points in the early minutes of the second period, but a goal strike by Ray O’Keeffe, mid way through the half brought renewed hope to the James Stephens side. Almost immediatly, Dicksboro responded and added three points without reply putting them firmly in the driving seat for a win with minutes left on the clock. However, the “never say die” attitute of the Village men came to the fore and two well taken frees,-- the last one on the stroke of time-- by David McCormack earned a deserved draw for the men in red and green. Well done to the team management and players for this fine showing, against the odds. .

KELLS ROAD DRAW- The March draw is due to take place on Wednesday next, 27th March in the clubrooms. As is the norm, the usual arrangements will be in place on the Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to facilitate promoters wishing to get their names in early.

KILKENNY CAMOGIE SPONSORSHIP- The club’s camogie All-Star, Aoife Neary advises that the Kilkenny Camogie Board has come up with a novel sponsorship idea, for the county jersey. The Camogie Board is seeking a donation of Eu 50.00 from companies / businesses / individuals for which their names will be put into a drum,and on Thursday night,(tomorrow),

21st March in The Springhill Hotel, Kilkenny’s All-Star defender, Tommy Walsh will draw the winning name. That company or individual’s name will then have the privilage of being embossed on the Kilkenny county camogie jersey for the 2013 season. All are welcome to the draw at which refreshments will be served.

CLUB CAMOGIE- Camogie officer, Rita Neary advises that membership fees for 2013 may be paid on Thursday evening next, 21st March, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the coaching session in Nuncio Road. The committee has agreed memberships fees for the 2013 season, as follows -

U-18 Eu 25.00, Adult Eu 50.00 and family Eu 100.00 New members would be welcome to come along and test their interest in camogie. For further information contact Rita

at 086-2031623

SPECIAL OLYMPICS- Annmarie Butler, P.R.& Media Relations Manager, Special Olympics Ireland is seeking volunteers for the annual collection day in aid of the Special Olympics, Ireland which is scheduled for Friday, 26th April. Should you have a spare hour or two to help out with this worthy cause, contact Marianne Rowan at 087-6961015 for further information.

KILKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATION- To mark their 40th anniversary, the Kilkenny Musical Society will be presenting their production of the famed “Pirates Of Penzance” opera in The Watergate Theatre from the Sunday, 7th to Satuurday,13th April. For booknigs or for further information contact Seamus at 085-1389397

MUSIC- Johnny Carroll will be on stage on Saturday night to entertain weekend music fanciers.

LOTTO- For the sixteenth week “on the trot”, there was no winner of the weekly lotto draw, which produced the following combination; 18 -24 - 27. The jackpot increases to Eu 4,200 for next week’s draw. The consolation winners were Gabriel Maher, Miriam Moore, Kieran & Lisa, Mossie Tyrrell and Catherine Deely.