FOOTBALL - The under-16 footballers brought the curtain down on 2012 in dramatic style as they edged out Emeralds in a thrilling Roinn C county final in Jenkinstown on Saturday afternoon last. The Urlingford men were the better side in the opening exchanges, but in a frantic final quarter, Conahy produced the key scores when it mattered most. Two late goals saw Conahy snatch the lead, which they managed to hold until the final whistle, despite some dramatic moments in front of their goal in the last piece of action. This left the final score 4-4 to 1-11 in Conahy’s favour. Emeralds were desperately unlucky, but that mattered little to Conahy, as their team captain Joe Mullan received the trophy from Kilkenny Bórd na n-Óg chairman Willie Dempsey.
JOHN BUTLER MEMORIAL POC FADA 2012 - Having been postponed on St. Stephen’s Day due to the inclementweather, the annual John Butler Memorial Poc Fada took place on Saturday last. The starting point for participants was the Tower Bridge, and having worked their way down towards Jenkinstown Wood, eventually finishing at the Polo Grounds. Well done to all the organisers and to everyone who took part in memory of a former GAA club great.
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - Thanks to everyone who supported Conahy Shamrocks Bórd na nÓg’s recent Christmas Raffle, which was held during the Christmas Party Night in the GAA clubhouse recently.
LOTTO & CHRISTMAS DRAW RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 13, 19 and 33. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Ollie Dollard, Charlie Phelan, Ned Mulhall, Fergal Brady and Camryn Kenehan. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Dollard, Shay Og Brennan and Catherine Carroll. This week’s jackpot now stands at €4,700. The annual Lotto Christmas draw was also held in conjunction with the weekly raffle. The full list of prizes and prize winners are available on the GAA club website – http://conahyshamrocks.gaa.ie .
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CD - Enjoy the beautiful voices of the children of The Blind School of Mombasa, who touched the hearts of the Irish Volunteers when they built a new home for 140 children in 2012. Included in that group were two locals - Paul Byrne and Shane Mulhall. All proceeds from this CD will go directly to help the children’s educational and medical needs. You can purchase this CD in The Book Centre Kilkenny, the Post Office, Castlecomer or alternatively you can contact Paul Byrne on 087 8100721.
REVISED MASS TIMES FOR CONAHY PARISH- Parishioners are advised of the following changes to Mass times in Jenkinstown and Conahy churches: Vigil Mass – Jenkinstown 8 p.m., Sunday - Jenkinstown 9.30 a.m., Conahy 11 a.m. Please note that the Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. in Conahy Church is to be discontinued. Please contact Monsignor Michael Ryan Adm. on 056 – 4441262 or 086 – 3693863 or Rev. Joseph Campion C.C. 056 – 4441263 or 086 – 1775172 for information or assistance. Parishioners can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.