The Village - Eoin fought gallantly

KILKENNY - On a very wet, cold and windy Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium,Thurles, Brian Cody’s All-Ireland champions suffered their second successive defeat, to a rejuvinated “Premier” county side on a 2-17 to 1-19 scoreline in the second round of the 2013 National Hurling league programme. This result clarifies the situation in that they must now win their last three games, against, Waterford, Cork and Clare to have any hope of reaching the knock-out stages of this year’s competition. Even in defeat, former captain, Eoin Larkin fought gallantly, scoring two points, making others and winning lots of possession causing much difficulty for the Tipperary defence, throughout the hour, while club colleague, Matt Ruth had a solid game, contributing a point before being withdrawn late in the game. Let’s hope they can return to winning ways for the next outing against “The Deise” on Sunday week, in Nowlan Park.

KILKENNY - On a very wet, cold and windy Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium,Thurles, Brian Cody’s All-Ireland champions suffered their second successive defeat, to a rejuvinated “Premier” county side on a 2-17 to 1-19 scoreline in the second round of the 2013 National Hurling league programme. This result clarifies the situation in that they must now win their last three games, against, Waterford, Cork and Clare to have any hope of reaching the knock-out stages of this year’s competition. Even in defeat, former captain, Eoin Larkin fought gallantly, scoring two points, making others and winning lots of possession causing much difficulty for the Tipperary defence, throughout the hour, while club colleague, Matt Ruth had a solid game, contributing a point before being withdrawn late in the game. Let’s hope they can return to winning ways for the next outing against “The Deise” on Sunday week, in Nowlan Park.

JUVENILE - Juvenile officer, Nicholas O’Carroll would like to remind parents and young “Village hopefulls” that the coaching sessions are now in full swing. The U-6 to U-8’s come together on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m., in Coote’s Lane. The U-9’s start at 10.30 at the Gate field in St. Kierans College.The U-10’s train at 6.30p.m, on Thursday evenings in Wallslough, while the U-11 and U-12’s will resume training on Tuesday night, 19th March at 7.30p.m, in the Wallslough venue. Registration forms will be available for completion at each training session.

New members are welcome.

KNOW YOUR SPORT: - Members should note that the closing date,-- Saturday, 17th March --for the “KNOW YOUR SPORT” competition is close at hand. Contact John Byrne (086-6034987) or Tony Scanlon (087-2622321) for enrty forms. This “competition” effectively is a quessing game which will test your expertize in assessing winners over a range of sports for an entry fee of Eu 10.00. The winner will receive a cheque for Eu 400.00, second place, Eu 250.00 and third place Eu 150.00. Why not have a go!!!!

ST. PATRICK’S BOXING - Over the next three weeks, Chris O’Shaughnessy, advises that a number of the club’s juveniles will be competing for honours in the Leinster Boys boxing championships being held in Ryston B.C., in Kildare. Participating on behalf of the St. Patrick’s Boxing club will be David Foley (33kg), Donal O’Leary 36kg, Matthew Nozak 29kg., Jessie Dillon 42kg, and Robert Butler 81kg. The young pugalists have been training intensely in readiness for their introduction to the world of competitive boxing. We wish them the best of luck and hope they continue the medal winning tradition of “boxing” families from the parish, like the Coyne’s, Bateman’s, Dunne’s, Leahy’s, Larkin’s and O’Shaughnessy’s. .

MUSICAL TREAT - Seamus Reade, chairman of Kilkenny Musical Society and a member of Kilkenny Co.Board wishes to give some early notice to light opera devotees of the upcoming production of “ The Pirates Of Penzance” which will take place in The Watergate Theatre from Sunday 7th to Saturday the 13th April. The Kilkenny Musical Society are celebrating their 40th anniversary with this renowned musical production. .

MOTHER & DAUGHTER FASHION SHOW - Secondary teacher, Jenny Reddy advises that the Presentation Secondary School in association with K.C.C.B.A., are putting on a “Mother & Daughter” fashion show in Langton’s Hotel, tonight, Wednesday, 13th March, starting at 8p.m.. Admission is Eu10.00. Support would be greatly appreciated by the committee for this worthy fundraising venture.

LOTTO - Once again there was no winning ticket following the draw on Tuesday night which produced the following combin\ation 1 : 7 ; 32.. Next week’s jackpot increases to Eu 4,000.

The consolation winners were: “The Comer Kids”. Val Malone, Des Mc Grath, Jimmy Hillman and Margaret Rohan