Stoneyford - Great turn out for Stoneyford road race

Stoneyford 10k road race -The 4th Running of the AAI Registered Stoneyford 10k challenge took place last Sunday on a beautiful morning with a great turn out of over 450 participants. The race is a challenge both by name and nature and growing in great popularity enticing competition from around the country. The National 10k Champion, Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers(KCH) ledthe field from the start and took the honours for a third time (2010 & 2012) to great applause from the large crowd at the finish line. Hot on Brian’s heels was David McPherson also KCH. Ruairi O’Donnell from Ferrybank AC was placed third, Tony Kenny placed fourth, Ray Lonergan KCH fifth, Val Gunner Gowran sixth. Holding her title, the first woman over the line was Siobhan Doherty, Borrisokane (35.40) with a seventh overall placing.

Stoneyford 10k road race -The 4th Running of the AAI Registered Stoneyford 10k challenge took place last Sunday on a beautiful morning with a great turn out of over 450 participants. The race is a challenge both by name and nature and growing in great popularity enticing competition from around the country. The National 10k Champion, Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers(KCH) ledthe field from the start and took the honours for a third time (2010 & 2012) to great applause from the large crowd at the finish line. Hot on Brian’s heels was David McPherson also KCH. Ruairi O’Donnell from Ferrybank AC was placed third, Tony Kenny placed fourth, Ray Lonergan KCH fifth, Val Gunner Gowran sixth. Holding her title, the first woman over the line was Siobhan Doherty, Borrisokane (35.40) with a seventh overall placing.

New to the challenge this year was the inaugural 5k juvenile race. The 5k had 115 runners and was won in a great time by Cormac Buggy, Gowran Ac (17.29). Chloe Springer Nolan for Tinryland AC (21.38) won the juvenile girls with an equally impressive time.

Mens: 1st Brian Maher KCH - 32.14 2nd. David McPherson KCH - 33.30 3rd. Ruairi O’Donnell.- 34.21

Ladies: lst. Siobhan Doherty - 35.40 2nd. Martina O’Dwyer, Carrick AC - 38.123rd. Aifric O’Neill - 39.55

Bonus Ball- The winner of the bonus ball competition run by Stoneyford Soccer Club for this week is Jason Power no 32.

Foroige-Efforts are underway to re-open Stoneyford Foroige Club now that the hall refurbishment is complete. An information evening will be held on Thursday May 23 at 8pm in Stoneyford hall. Rosie O’Brien, Regional Development Officer will be in attendance and will be available to speak to members of the community about what the organisation has to offer the young people and adult volunteers who are interested.

Foroige has expanded its service offering and there is the opportunity to establish a junior Foroige club for 10 - 11 yr olds along with the traditional club for 12 yrs and over. For more on Foroige please visit www.foroige.ie or contact Rosie O’Brien on 086 2997677, rosieobrien@foroige.ie or Joe Whtye for more details of the meeting.

Readers-Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10am. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Cáit Broderick; Sunday 11am. Lily Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace; Sunday 10am. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Marie Duggan; Sunday 11am. Mary Cahill.

A New Week-End Rota will be printed this week. If you wish to become a Reader or if you wish

to change times please ring 056 776 8693 before Tuesday 21st. May

Anniversary Mass.

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25 at 6.30p.m. - Michael Dunne and Statia Collins.

Baptism-Congratulations to Pádraig John Furlong , Lawcus Fields, and his parents Aggie and Paddy. Pádraig was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday May. 11.

Marriage-Congratulations to Valerie Poole, Hugginstown and Enda Walsh, Ballinakill who were married in Hugginstown Church on Friday May 17.

Dates to Remember- Cemetery Masses for 2013: Calvary Cemetery on Friday June 7 at 8.00p.m.;

Stoneyford on Friday .July 5 at 8pm. Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday July 6 at 8pm

Stonecarthy Cemetery on Friday 2nd. August at 8pm

Board of Management Meetings- Meeting in Stoneyford School on Wednesday May 22 at 8pm. Meeting in Monroe School on Thursday . May 23 at 8.30pm