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Conor Brennan

Reporter:

Conor Brennan

GAA

GAA

The minor hurlers advanced to the Roinn B county semi-final with a hard fought victory over John Lockes (Callan) in Palmerstown on Sunday afternoon last. After a slow start, the locals eventually forced their way into the game and held a three point lead at the half-time break (2-7 to 2-4). The tricky conditions made hurling all the more difficult in the second half with scores few and far between. But the Conahy defence held firm when it mattered most, as the locals advanced on a 2-10 to 2-5 score line. They will now face Lisdowney in the county semi-final next weekend, with a time and venue yet to be decided at the time of writing.

TEAM: Padraig Delaney,Sean Walsh, Nicholas Feehan, Niall Coogan, Simon Callinan, Philip Cass, Donal Cass, Edmund Delaney, Liam Cass, Pat Byrne, Sean Brennan, Oliver Feehan, Tom Phelan, Gary Dunne, James Bergin. Subs: Kieran Delaney, David Kennedy, Joe Mullan, Jack Kelly, Padraig Walsh, Bill Murphy, Ben Lawlor.

The under-14 hurlers are also in action this weekend when they face Tullogher-Rosbercon in the Roinn C county final. Having enjoyed a thrilling extra-time victory over Mullinavat in the semi-final, Conahy will be hoping for similar good fortune on this occasion. The throw-in time is on Saturday next at 11 a.m. (venue to be confirmed at the time of writing).

RECYCLING

There will be a Clothing Recycling Drive in the Polo Grounds on next Saturday October 12th, to raise funds for Conahy Shamrocks Ladies Football Club.  Please donate all your clean unwanted Clothes, Bedlinen, Towels & textiles including shoes, Bags, Belts & Soft Toys.  Mobile phones will be accepted but should be kept separate.  Please drop your items to the Polo Grounds between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

LOTTO

The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 14, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Nickey Brennan, Kathryn Cuddihy, Kitty Deevy, Tanya c/o Hogans and Jenny Flynn. The promoters’ prize winners were Nora Delaney, Declan Downey and Conor Brennan. This week’s jackpot now stands at €8,700.

VINTAGE CLUB

At an event held in Conahy Shamrocks GAA Clubhouse last weekend, Conahy Vintage Club donated the proceeds of their recent Vintage machinery demonstration & threshing days to a number of deserving causes. Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare Team, O’Gorman Home, Ballyragget and Conahy Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner (organised by Conahy Ladies Club) were the three groups to benefit from the money collected by the Vintage Club as a result of their hard work. A sincere thanks to everyone who attended the events organised by the Vintage Club and thereby supported these worthy causes.

Conahy Vintage Club continue their schedule of events with a tractor run on Sunday, October 27th . Participants will gather at Conahy Church at 10.45 a.m. before attending Mass for deceased members at 11 a.m. Following this, the run will commence at 12 p.m.

FUNDRAISER

St. Colman’s National School, Conahy, wish to thank all who supported our cake sale on Sunday October 6th, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the purchase of an iPad for each student in St Colman’s National School, Conahy. Thanks to all.