Defeat for Shamrocks

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers suffered defeat at the hands of Dicksboro in the opening round of the Aylward Cup in Palmerstown on Thursday evening last. Despite suffering defeat, the locals produced a good performance against a strong city side. They will hope to improve even further as a result of this outing when they face Erin’s Own (Castlecomer) tomorrow night (Thursday) in Jenkinstown at 7.30 p.m.

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers suffered defeat at the hands of Dicksboro in the opening round of the Aylward Cup in Palmerstown on Thursday evening last. Despite suffering defeat, the locals produced a good performance against a strong city side. They will hope to improve even further as a result of this outing when they face Erin’s Own (Castlecomer) tomorrow night (Thursday) in Jenkinstown at 7.30 p.m.

The under-14 hurlers enjoyed a handsome victory over Thomastown in their most recent game in the Duggan Steel Under-14 Roinn A league in Jenkinstown on Saturday morning last. Conahy showed great determination and some great accuracy in their score taking to take command of the game from an early stage. In the end, they had plenty to spare over their opponents, winning 4-26 to 2-7.

TEAM: Conor Blanche, Niall Walsh, Padraig Gunner, Frank Gunner, Karl Downey, Donal Cass, Laurence Feehan, Edmond Delaney, John Byrne, Darragh Dooley, James Bergin, Bill Murphy, Eoin Cahill, Ben Lawlor, Thomas Rice. Subs: Tommy Hennessy, Geoffrey O’Shea, Vincent Brophy, Cian Harding, Darren Cuddihy, Conan Dunne. 

Conahy also scored another impressive victory during the week, this time in schools hurling, as the locals qualified for the Roinn D county semi-final by defeating Bennettsbridge in Jenkinstown on Tuesday evening last. Conahy were superb throughout against a very good Bennettsbridge team to win on a 6-3 to 2-5 score line.

TEAM: Paul Healy, Conan Dunne, Dylan Bergin, Emma Cahill, Clare Maher, Alice Byrne, Darren Cuddihy, Joshua Lambe, Robbie Dooley, Marcus Finnegan, Shane O Loughlin, Charles Feehan, Hannah Murphy.

CAMOGIE -The Polo Grounds played host to a ten-a-side tournament for junior & intermediate camogie teams last Wednesday evening. Conahy Shamrocks, Barrow Rangers, O’Loughlin Gaels and Carrickshock took part in what was a fine evening’s entertainment. Well done to all who were involved with all the teams.

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 5, 15 and 34. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were  Paddy Kenny, Kathleen Kenny, David Dunne, Catherine Connery and Simon Young. The promoters’ prize winners were Denis Drennan, Peter Mulhall and Catherine Carroll. This week’s jackpot now stands at €1,700.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE - The local annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday, June 9th. A bus leaves Jackmans’, Jenkinstown at 8 a.m. sharp. Names for the bus should be given as soon as possible by contacting 056-7767676.

COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Conahy Community Playgroup are now taking names for September 2012. Free ECCE places are available to children who are due to start school in September 2013. If you would like more information, please contact Geraldine on (086) 8322951 or Alice on (086) 1021077 as places are limited.

FUNDRAISING FOR TANZANIA - Local student Lorraine Cass has been fundraising recently on behalf of a Tanzanian orphanage, to which she will travel as a volunteer during the summer. She has raised over €3,500 for this worthy cause, €1,500 of which has raised at a fundraising night in Conahy Shamrocks GAA Clubhouse. Sincere thanks to all those who contributed on the night and best wishes to Lorraine on her journey to Tanzania this summer.