MEET THE PLAYERS-PARENTS AND DRAW PROMOTERS take NOTE that Thursday evening, 6th June has been set aside by the senior selectors for a “meet and greet” session between the club’s senior hurling squad, the club’s under-age structures and the Kells Road draw supporters. Following their win over Tullaroan on Saturday week -- their third on the trot --- team manager, Mark Tyrrell has given the players a fortnight off training, before they begin their preparations for the next round of the 2013 league/championship against, St.Martins on the 12th July. In the meantime, on that night, the next generation of club hurlers, from U-6 to U-12 will have the opportunity to mingle with their heroes, hopefully picking up valuable tips along the way, after a short training session on the Kells Road. It is also hoped that as many contributors to the Kells Road draw, as possible, will come along to observe, both the progress on the field development, itself, and, the tremendous volume of coaching work being done, by so many volunteers, with the youth of the parish.
BRIAN’S RETURN- Good to report that clubman, Brian Cody made an unexpected return to Kilkenny’s training camp, in Nowlan Park on Sunday morning after his recent cardiac surgery. Looking hail and hearty and a few pounds lighter, Brian observed the progress of his charges, under his deputies, Michael Dempsey and Martin Fogarty as they prepare for their Leinster championship first round fixture against Offaly on Sunday week in Tullamore.
KELLS ROAD DRAW- On Wednesday night (tonight) the May draw will take place in the clubrooms at 9.p.m.. As per usual, tasty refreshments will be served, courtesy of Catherine Kinsella, both before and affter the draw. As we begin a new season of monthly draws, organisers, Elsie Cody and Pat Millea, express to supporters in their report for 2012/13 “ a grateful thanks once again, for your help during the past twelve months -- the club is indebted to the promoters for their dedication and voluntary work and look forward to worknig with you towards another successful year”.
U14 LEAGUE-The club’s U-14 “A” team registered a deserved 2-17 to 4-9 victory over National Feile bound, Kilkenny representitiives, O’Loughlin Gaels in their county league fixture last weekend. Completing a successful week for the “A” team they went on to beat Ballyhale Shamrocks with some ease on Thursday evening in Larchfield. The “B” team also enjoyed a successful outing against neighbours Dicksboro in their league programme notching up a 4-8 to 2-4 for a well merited victory. Full credit must go to the U-14 management teams, both “A” and “B” for their dedication to the cause with this group of promising young Village hurlers.
JUNIOR “B” SUCCESS- The junior “B” team enjoyed a facile 2-21 to 0-3 victory over Cloneen in the Northern Junior”B” league at the weekend. Over the hour, the much superior “home” side encountered little resistance from the northern club team in a one sided league fixture.. Well done to manager, Michael Tyrrell and his selectors.
FAMILY FUN CYCLE-Family fitness enthusiasts should note that the “Family Fun Cycle” will take place on Saturday 15th June.,starting from the clubrooms at 11.a.m,. Participants will have the option of a 30k or 50k cycle around a circuit which will take in Paulstown, Gowran, Dungarvan, Thomastown, Bennettsbridge and back to Larchfield. The committee will be implementing a mandatory helmet wearing policy for safety reasons.The cost of entry is Eu20.00 for adults and Eu10.00 for U-16’s or a family rate for Eu 30.00(2), Eu 40.00(3). As senior team manager, Mark Tyrrell says “If you have a bike and helmet, you fit the bill”. On your bikes, lads and lassies !!!!
HEART FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER - Local organiser, John O’Neill would like to express his appreciation to the many volunteers who helped out at the recent Irish Heart Foundation’s annual “Happy Heart” fundraising weekend. With heart disease at such high levels in Irish society, the Irish Heart Foundation’s research work and awareness campaigns is of huge importance and worthy of our ongoing financial support.
LADIES FOOTBALL FOR FUN- The call goes out from Maria Adams for young mothers to come along to the “Gaelic Football For Fun “ sessions, in St.Kieran’s College (back pitch) on Thursday evenings from 8p.m..As well as existing members from previous years, new members will be welcomed into the group. As Maria states, “it’s all about fun, while improving one’s fitness levels”. For further information log on to firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC- On Saturday night next, Seamus Nugent will be on stage to provide the weekend’s musical entertainment.
LOTTO- The numbers drawn at Tuesday night’s weekly lotto draw were 5 - 16 - 30 . There was no winning combination, as a result the jackpot keeps rising and rising, next weeks “POT” reaching it’s highest level in decades , Eu 6,200. The consolation winners were- Wayne Kelly, Darren Dalton, Breda Brennan, Muireann & Clodagh Dorney and Georgie Leahy.