Conahy: Shamrocks motor on

HURLING - At the second time of asking, the intermediate hurlers managed to see off a determined John Lockes side in Palmerstown on Sunday last to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Championship. It was a fine performance by the locals who were fully deserving of their victory, despite enduring some nervous moments throughout the frantic final minutes of the game.

HURLING - At the second time of asking, the intermediate hurlers managed to see off a determined John Lockes side in Palmerstown on Sunday last to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Championship. It was a fine performance by the locals who were fully deserving of their victory, despite enduring some nervous moments throughout the frantic final minutes of the game.

A pair of well taken goals, one in each half, were the major highlights of the Conahy performance. They came courtesy of Paddy Mullan after good work from Peter Vickery, and a fine individual effort from Shane Brennan. The sides were level at 1-7 to 0-10 at half-time with little to choose between them. But the second half saw Conahy take and extend their lead to the extent that they led 2-14 to 0-13 in the final quarter. The Callan men did reply with a goal from a penalty to narrow the gap and had another effort just cleared off the line nearing the finish. But Conahy were not to be denied, and advanced to meet St. Lachtain’s on this coming weekend, winning by 2-15 to 1-14.

TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe; Damien Webster; Denis Kelly; Seamus Óg Brennan; Gary Kavanagh; Paul Buggy; Donal Brennan; Gavin Nolan; John Wallace; Peter Vickery; Declan Buggy; Paddy Mullan; Alan Healy; Micheál Lawler; Shane Brennan. Sub: Barry Murphy.

BORD NA N-ÓG - The Finals of the 2012 Conahy Shamrocks Bord na nOg Street Leagues tOOK place in the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown on last Sunday afternoon. It has always proved to be a major highlight in the club’s calendar and is a fitting end to what has been an especially busy and most successful year in Bórd na n-Óg activity. Following all the games, Bórd na n-Óg chairman Sean Cahill presented all the players with a memento of the occasion and all parents and children were treated to refreshments in the Club House. He also thanked all involved in coaching and all parents for their hard work and co-operation throughout the year and hoped that such good will would continue into 2013.

Conahy Shamrocks Bord na n-Óg will also hold an End of Season Get Together for all parents, GAA Club members and Conahy parish members on Saturday 3rd November 2012 in Conahy Shamrocks GAA clubhouse. Music by ‘The Briars’ - make a note in your diary.

CAMOGIE - Conahy Shamrocks Camogie Club are also bringing the curtain down on their activities for this year with an end of year disco for all under-age players in the GAA Clubhouse from 5.45 until 7.30 p.m. All players up to under-14 age are welcome to attend.

CONAHY HERITAGE SOCIETY - GAA players from the 1940’s, such as Paddy Harding, Shem Downey and others, will be guests of the Conahy Heritage Society on this Thursday evening, 25th October at 7 p.m. The purpose of this gathering is to hear of their experiences while playing football and hurling for Conahy and the County, and what it was like then. One can relive and celebrate with them their achievements. Conahy had some great teams, many of the players sadly no longer with us, but their exploits are still spoken of. This is an opportunity to hear and meet these men and ask a few questions. The GAA is in a healthy state due in no small part to the contribution of those who were here before us.

If someone from your family was involved then or earlier, please come along. In consideration for the people involved we decided to have an early start, it also leaves time for socialising afterwards.

BOOK CLUB - The next meeting of the local Book club takes place on November 8th, in the GAA clubhouse. The current book is Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. All members are welcome.

BRIDGE - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners.  Mrs Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8 week course in Conahy Hall.  Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge, or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 1, 5 and 20. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Teresa McGree, Brigid Mulhall, Kevin Mulhall, Mick Roche and Jack Fitzpatrick. The promoters’ prize winners were Mary Harding, Catherine Carroll and Julie Jackman. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,700.