Conahy - Morale boosting victory over Ballyragget

HURLING-The intermediate hurlers, after enjoying a morale boosting victory over St. Patrick’s (Ballyragget) last weekend, were brought back down to earth with a disappointing defeat to Dunnamaggin in the Michael Lyng Motors IHL in Clara on Saturday night last. Conahy fought hard throughout the game, but the Dunnamaggin attack was especially sharp and very rarely missed a scoring opportunity. Dunnamaggin led by 0-15 to 0-8 at half-time, but Conahy started the second half in tremendous fashion by scoring 1-4 without reply to level the game, the goal coming from Padraic Nolan. But from that point on, it was Dunnamaggin who dominated affairs and scored consecutive points to establish a lead once again. A goal in the final minutes proved to be the final nail in the coffin, as the Dunnamaggin men eventually won out on a 1-23 to 1-15 score line.

HURLING-The intermediate hurlers, after enjoying a morale boosting victory over St. Patrick’s (Ballyragget) last weekend, were brought back down to earth with a disappointing defeat to Dunnamaggin in the Michael Lyng Motors IHL in Clara on Saturday night last. Conahy fought hard throughout the game, but the Dunnamaggin attack was especially sharp and very rarely missed a scoring opportunity. Dunnamaggin led by 0-15 to 0-8 at half-time, but Conahy started the second half in tremendous fashion by scoring 1-4 without reply to level the game, the goal coming from Padraic Nolan. But from that point on, it was Dunnamaggin who dominated affairs and scored consecutive points to establish a lead once again. A goal in the final minutes proved to be the final nail in the coffin, as the Dunnamaggin men eventually won out on a 1-23 to 1-15 score line.

TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe; Seamus Óg Brennan; Donal Brennan; Thomas Nolan; Padraig Harding; Kieran Mooney; Gary Kavanagh; Paddy Mullan; Philip Cass; John Mullan; Declan Buggy; Peter Vickery; Alan Healy; Paul Buggy; Shane Brennan. Sub: Padraic Nolan, Barry Murphy, Tom Mullan.

In their latest game in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoileanna Roinn B League held in sunny Paulstown recently, the schools hurling team were made to fight by a determined Goresbridge Paulstown for a hard earned win. Conditions couldn’t have been better as both teams fared well in the early stages, trading points before the visitors edged ahead 0-4 to 0-2. This was the spur that drove the home side down the field to rattle the Conahy net and edge ahead by a point mid way through the first half. Conahy, realising that they had a fight on their hands began to win more ball in the centre of the field and after some great combination play crashed home a goal followed by a minor score to edge ahead at the break by 1-5 to 1-2. This contest was by no means over and Conahy would be forced to up their game in the second half to get their heads over the finishing line. A dogged Goresbridge Paulstown defence made life difficult for the young guns from Conahy in the early stages of the second half.With some astute substitutions and a will to win Conahy gradually began to get on top. The defence was tighter and the forward line was moving better and so the scores began to flow. Great credit must go to a gallant Goresbridge Paulstown team who never dropped their heads and kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout. The final score was Conahy 6-7 Goresbridge Paulstown 2-6. Conahy now progress to the quarter-finals where their opponents are not yet known.

TEAM: James Kenny, Alice Byrne, Dylan Bergin, Hannah Murphy, Ciarán Rice, Karl Downey, Sean O’Dornan, Geoffrey O’Shea, Harry O’Mahony, Darren Cuddihy, Eoin Cahill, Mark Gunner, John Paul Gamble, Thomas Rice, Jason Kelly. Subs: John Kenny, Jack Murphy

The Roinn D schools team were also in action in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoileanna leagues this week when they faced Johnstown. Conahy fought especially hard but Johnstown proved too strong in the end. Well done to everyone, however, on a good performance.

TEAM: James Kenny, Shane O’Loughlin, Oisin Cahill, John Kenny, Robbie Dooley, Tommy Blanche,

John Kenny, Jason Kelly, Sean O’Dornan, Liam Healy, Jack Bergin, Oisin O’Connor.

CAMOGIE-The under-14 girls were unfortunate to be defeated by a strong Dicksboro side in their latest league game in Jenkinstown on Thursday night last. The girls fought really hard but the city side had great strength in every position of the field and were deserving winners in the end.

The under-8’s and under-12’s were also in action this week in Jenkinstown and Palmerstown respectively in Go Games Blitzes. The girls on both teams performed extremely well in all their matches.

The club will hold a fundraising bag pack in Super Valu, Ballyragget, on Friday, May 31st, and Saturday, June 1st. Volunteers are needed for both days. Thanks to everyone in the locality for your support and donations towards the recent clothes recycling collection.

A county wide Camogie camp will be held on Saturday, June 8th for all girls from 6 to 16. Coaching will be done by the County Senior and Intermediate players in seven venues around the county. They are Piltown, Slieverue, Thomastown, O’Loughlin Gaels, Clara, Freshford and Dicksboro. The camps run from 10.30 am to 1 pm with the exception of Dicksboro which is from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. Registration for all will be half an hour beforehand. Cost is €5 per child.

LOTTO RESULTS-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 5, 10 and 11. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Ollie Byrne, Brendan Griffith, Caoimhe Mulhall, Helen Molloy, John & Joe Walsh and Paul Buggy. The promoters’ prize winners were Peter Mulhall, Ciaran Muldowney and Jim Reilly. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,700.

HERITAGE SOCIETY-Conahy Heritage Society wish to remind everyone that “The Last Rose of Summer” Bicentenary Concert in Jenkinstown Park takes place on Saturday June 22nd at 8 pm, with tenor Anthony Kearns. He will perform, along with his usual repertoire, some Thomas Moore melodies such as The Minstrel Boy, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms and of course The Last Rose of Summer, which was composed in Jenkinstown and first published in 1813. Some local talent will be showcased on the evening also.

The concert will be in the original walled garden area, within Jenkinstown Woods. Parking will be in the field below the venue. More information at www.conahyhs.com and Conahy Heritage Society Facebook, and you can also follow the Society on Twitter @conahyhs. Tickets cost €22.50, and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie. For any enquiries, please e-mail conahyheritagesociety@gmail.com or for ticket information, please contact Eileen Gunner on (087)2859660.

A sincere thanks to everyone who supported the recent coffee morning in Swiftsheath House in aid of the Concert.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL-Conahy St Vincent de Paul Society meet every month and are very active at present. For help or information you can contact their private number on 086 0519893.

FLEADH CEOIL-Congratulations to Oisin Conroy of St. Colman’s N.S. on achieving first place in the under ten tin whistle competition at the Kilkenny County Fleadh Ceoil in Kilkenny last weekend.

TABLE QUIZ-A table quiz in aid of Clinstown N.S. will be held in the GAA Clubhouse on this Sunday evening at 6.00 p.m. All support and donations of prizes would be welcome.