Muckalee - Communions at Muckalee National School

Congratulations -to the following pupils of Muckalee N.S. who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday- Ronan Walsh, Conor Dooley, Chloe Ryan, Amy Ring, Tadhg Gill, Jack Dowd, Molly O’ Shaughnessy, Kim Healy, Enda Healy, Hazel Roche, Aimee Menton, Ana Ryan, Roisin Hanlon, Ciaran Rice, Jack Murphy, Erin Kelly, Joseph Butler, Ben Erwin, Nicola Healy, Ciaran Nolan, Aoibhinn Ruane, Sarah Brennan, Christopher Kealy, Cathal Keegan and Aisling Downey.

Congratulations -to the following pupils of Muckalee N.S. who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday- Ronan Walsh, Conor Dooley, Chloe Ryan, Amy Ring, Tadhg Gill, Jack Dowd, Molly O’ Shaughnessy, Kim Healy, Enda Healy, Hazel Roche, Aimee Menton, Ana Ryan, Roisin Hanlon, Ciaran Rice, Jack Murphy, Erin Kelly, Joseph Butler, Ben Erwin, Nicola Healy, Ciaran Nolan, Aoibhinn Ruane, Sarah Brennan, Christopher Kealy, Cathal Keegan and Aisling Downey.

Summer Camp 2013- We will be running a Summer Camp for all school going children from the 12th to the 16th of August inclusive. Activities include The Olympics, Muckalee’s Got Talent, Science, Arts and Crafts, Pirates/ Beauty Day, Hawaiiam Hullaballoo, Under the Sea and Survivior. The camp will run from 9-30am-2pm and will cost 10 Euro per day 9.30am.-2pm. Telephone 056-4440004 for further information.

Parish Cemetery Masses- Mothel Mass on Friday 7th June at 7.3opm.

Muckalee Mass on Friday 19th July at 7.30pm.

Ballyfoyle Mass on Friday 26th July at 7.30pm.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS-Coon Redevelopment Committee have been awarded €500 under the Amenity Grants Scheme by Kilkenny County Council. Leas Cathaoirleach Cllr. Maurice Shortall says the funding will go towards a Village Sign and Flowerbed Replacement.

There was also good news for both Muckalee Community Council who received €250 and Ballyfoyle Active Retirement Group who also benefitted to the tune of €250 under the same scheme. Cllr. Shortall who has been a great advocate of the scheme from day one says it’s a terrific boost to community groups and residents associations towards enhancement of their local villages and townslands.

BROW RANGERS AC -Our athletes took part in 3 open sports lately and won 36 medals. In Crookstown, Co Kildare, Therese Kelly was 1st and Emma |Kelly was 2nd in the u14 discus. Therese also won the girls u13 shot. Aoife Coady was 3rd in the junior girls shot and discus. In the boys u15 shot Patrick Darcy was 1st and Matthew Cullen was 3rd. Matthew was also 2nd in the boys u16 discus. Ciaran Coady was 3rd in the boys u16 700m and 100m. John Joe Kelly was 1st in the junior mens shot and discus. Robert Reid competing for the club for the 1st time was 3rd in the junior mens discus. Joe Kelly was 2nd in the senior mens shot and discuss.

At St. Lawrence O’Toole sports in Carlow, Oisin Kelly was 1st in the boys u12 shot and 2nd in the boys u11 turbo javelin. Matthew Shortall was 4th in the u12 shot. Adam Kelly was 1st in the u16 shot, 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in the 100m. Grainne Kelly was 1st in the u14 shot and Emma |Kelly was 2nd.

At the St. Abbans sports our club finished 5th in the team prize out of 31 clubs. John Joe Kelly was 1st in the boys u17 100m, 1st in the shot, 2nd in the 1100m and 2nd in the hammer. Tommy Quirke was 2nd in the boys u17 shot. In the boys u15 discus Matthew Cullen and Patrick Darcy was 2nd. Patrick was also 1st in the walk and 3rd in the hammer. Matthew Cullen was 3rd in the boys u15 100m. In the boys u16 700m Ciaran Coady was 2nd and Adam Kelly was 3rd. Ciaran was also 3rd in the 100m. In the junior girls 1100m Aoife Coady was 3rd and Therese Kelly came 1st in the u14 shot.

Johnswell Fun Run- The annual fun run takes place from Johnswell Village on Sunday 16th June at 1pm. Participants can jog, run or walk the 5k or 10k routes.

U16 Hurlers travel to Tom Ryall Park-Tuesday night 7pm 14th May saw St. Martins U16 Hurling team take on Graigue Ballycallan on their home ground in what can only be described as one of the great come backs. It took St. Martins 35 minutes to put a score on the board but when they started they could not be stopped. The St. Martins could not do anything right it seemed for the first half and failing to put up any scores left themselves under serious pressure at the break with the half time score 1-4 to no score.

After some serious soul searching the second half started with Graigue Ballycallan getting a point but then St. Martin’s found their form and put away 2 quick goals and some nice points and kept the pressure on even when Graigue Ballycallan tried to respond and St. Martins ran out winners in the end with a final score of 3-6 to 1-8.

Team- C Brennan, A Kelly, T Downey, C Dowling, P Heffernan, E Murphy, JJ Kelly, B Coady, J Manning, L. Hogan, F Dowling, C Fahy, T Quirke, S Maher, C O’Neill.

Subs- R. Reid [used], P Buggy, E Stapleton, C Coady, J Nolan, Brandon Sheehan [injured].

Depleted Juniors lose out- A depleted St. Martin’s took on a strong O’Loughlin Gaels side in the Junior Hurling League on Sunday last. Played in St. John’s Park, it was not St. Martin’s day as the game went against them when they conceded 2-2 in the run-up to half time to leave the score was 0-4 to O’ Loughlin Gaels 2-8. The homeside continued to dominate the second half and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-20 to St. Martin’s 1-7.

Team- Jason Shore, Brian Cadigan, Brendan Maher, Aidan Murphy, Thomas Walsh, Aidan Lawlor, Mick Morrissey, Luke Maher, Michael Mulhall, David Breen, Noel D’arcy, Kieran Kelly, Eugene Maher, Martin Dowling, Damien Tynan.

Subs- Conor Kinsella, Shane Egan, David Walsh.