Conahy - First win for Junior hurlers

HURLING - The junior B hurlers secured their first win of the season with a narrow victory over Galmoy in the Northern Junior B hurling league in Galmoy on Wednesday night last. A late goal from Conor Whelan proved to be the decisive score as the locals fought back well in the final minutes. They had initially led by 1-9 to 1-5 at half-time, but the home side were the dominant team in the second half and managed to lead coming towards the end. But Conahy showed their mettle by coming back at the death, winning in the end by 2-12 to 1-13. The locals will now not be in action for a number of weeks when they start their championship campaign.

HURLING - The junior B hurlers secured their first win of the season with a narrow victory over Galmoy in the Northern Junior B hurling league in Galmoy on Wednesday night last. A late goal from Conor Whelan proved to be the decisive score as the locals fought back well in the final minutes. They had initially led by 1-9 to 1-5 at half-time, but the home side were the dominant team in the second half and managed to lead coming towards the end. But Conahy showed their mettle by coming back at the death, winning in the end by 2-12 to 1-13. The locals will now not be in action for a number of weeks when they start their championship campaign.

TEAM: Ciaran Muldowney, Tomas Nolan, Peter Harding, Sean Walsh, Tom Phelan, Padraig Harding, Stephen Brennan, John Feehan, Tom O’Shea, Conor Brennan, Eoin Byrne, Conor Whelan, Ger Byrne, John Muldowney, Padraig Conway. Subs: Liam Cass, Jack Kelly.

The under14 hurlers were defeated by Young Irelands in their latest game in the Duggan Steel Roinn C league in Jenkinstown on Monday night last. They were left to rue a bad start as the Gowran men raced into a 2-2 to 0-0 lead. Playing with the aid of the breeze, they eventually clawed themselves back into the game and by half time had reduced the arrears to 8 points. The second half was a much tighter affair. Conahy opened well with 3 points to reduce the arrears further. The Gowran lads were in no mood to throw in the towel and fought back with a couple of minor scores in reply. But time was not on Conahy’s side as Young Irelands won out on a 4-7 to 2-7 score line.

TEAM: Cian Harding, Ciarán Rice, Karl Downey, Tommy Hennessy, Conor Blanche, Frank Gunner, Geoffrey O’Shea, Laurence Feehan,Darren Cuddihy, Vincent Brophy, Conan Dunne, Darragh Dooley, Eoin Cahill, Thomas Rice Ethan Butler.  Subs:  Shane O’Loughlin, Paul Healy,  Harry O’Mahony, John Paul Gamble, Dylan Bergin.

Well done to the under 10 hurlers who were in action twice this week. They firstly travelled down to Mullinavat on Monday night last while they got the honour of playing in Nowlan Park against Blacks & Whites on Saturday morning last also. All players received a small token as a memento of what was an enjoyable occasion for everyone.

TEAM: Oisín Cahill; Kieran Brennan; Josh Comerford; Jack Bergin, Mark Gunner; Jack Murphy; Billy Mulhall; Conor Duggan; Jack Dempsey; Oisín O’Connor; Louis Todd; Oisín Conroy; Damien Cuddihy; Jack Joyce;  Sean Hetherington Robbie Ring Caoimhe Hennessy Emma Mulhall Ellen Gunner Robyn Morrissey Luke Dunne.

CAMOGIE - The Camogie club will hold a fundraising bag pack in Super Valu, Ballyragget, on thi Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st. Volunteers are needed for both days and all support would be gratefully received.

HEART SCREENING - A mobile heart screening unit, provided by Heart Aid, will visit the Polo Grounds on Saturday, June 8th. It should be of particular interest to players who wish to undertake a cardiac assessment. Further information is available by contacting Billy Hennessy, Bórd na n-Óg Chairman, on 087-7726834.

LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 4, 15 and 28. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Kate Gunner, Orla Brennan, Dick Downey, Dom Brennan, Cathy Gunner and Hazel Murphy. The promoters’ prize winners were Margaret Buggy, Brian Lacey and Jim Reilly. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,800.

HERITAGE SOCIETY - Tickets are still available for the concert organised by Conahy Heritage Society on Saturday June 22nd 2013 at 8.00 p.m. in Jenkinstown Park, Kilkenny, to commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Thomas Moore’s “The Last Rose of Summer”, which was one of his best-known works. Thomas Moore, as Ireland’s National Poet (or Bard of Ireland), composed “The Last Rose of Summer” when visiting his good friend, George “Punch” Bryan in Jenkinstown and it is fitting that the concert will be held within the original walled garden area of the Jenkintown woodlands. Anthony Kearns, an internationally renowned Irish tenor, will perform, along with his usual repertoire, some Thomas Moore Melodies. Nicola Brennan and some excellent young local talent will also perform. Thomas Moore was an international celebrity and many including the Prince of Wales sought his company. Moore had been a frequent visitor to Kilkenny and he had performed at The Private Theatre there during the period 1808-1810, and also it was where he met his future wife, Bessy Dyke. In Jenkinstown, while staying with his very close friends the Bryans, he composed “The Last Rose of Summer”. Rose X Odorata Pallida was the inspiring flower. He had also preserved many old Irish tunes by adding lyrics to them. His collection of Irish Melodies and National Heirs consisted of 130 original poems set to folk melodies including The Minstrel Boy, The Last Rose of Summer, and Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms.

The concert will be in the original walled garden area, within Jenkinstown Woods. Parking will be adjacent to the venue. More information at www.conahyhs.com and Conahy Heritage Society Facebook, you can also follow on Twitter@conahyhs. Tickets are €22.50, and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie. Enquiries can also be sought from  conahyheritagesociety@gmail.com or Eileen Gunner on (087) 2859660.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - Conahy St Vincent de Paul Society meet every month and are very active at present.  For help or information you can contact their private number on 086 0519893.