Windgap-Tullahought: Hoping to be at full strength on Saturday

CAMOGIE - The senior relegation final with against St. Brighids takes place at five o’clock on this Saturday evening at a venue to be decided. For the game it is hoped that the side will be at full strength for the first time since June owing to the return of the third level students from the summer travels. Under the stewardship of Pat Walsh, Dinny Gaule and John Walker the game is a new territory for the side since their championship semi final appearances in recent years. To retain senior status all support on the evening will be greatly appreciated. 
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - The clubs junior hurler’s lined out against Thomastown in the first round of the championship in Dunnamaggin on Sunday. In the game two early goals gave the Noresiders a 2-6 to 0-6 half time lead. Despite an improved second half performance Windgaps low scoring returns saw Thomastown advance to the next round on a 2-14 to 0-11 scoreline. Best for the home side was the sides senior player James Murray he was ably assisted up front by Tommy Fleming whilst Vincent Landy and Noel Power played well over the hour, with other fine performances in the second half led by Tommy Lonregan. Over the game the full compliment of fifteen players and five substitutes were used with seventeen year olds Paraic Walsh and William Phelan making their debut at championship level.

CAMOGIE - The senior relegation final with against St. Brighids takes place at five o’clock on this Saturday evening at a venue to be decided. For the game it is hoped that the side will be at full strength for the first time since June owing to the return of the third level students from the summer travels. Under the stewardship of Pat Walsh, Dinny Gaule and John Walker the game is a new territory for the side since their championship semi final appearances in recent years. To retain senior status all support on the evening will be greatly appreciated. 
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - The clubs junior hurler’s lined out against Thomastown in the first round of the championship in Dunnamaggin on Sunday. In the game two early goals gave the Noresiders a 2-6 to 0-6 half time lead. Despite an improved second half performance Windgaps low scoring returns saw Thomastown advance to the next round on a 2-14 to 0-11 scoreline. Best for the home side was the sides senior player James Murray he was ably assisted up front by Tommy Fleming whilst Vincent Landy and Noel Power played well over the hour, with other fine performances in the second half led by Tommy Lonregan. Over the game the full compliment of fifteen players and five substitutes were used with seventeen year olds Paraic Walsh and William Phelan making their debut at championship level.

FUTURE PLANNING - A public meeting hosted by Fr. Nicholas Flavin PP will take place in Windgap Hall on Tuesday 25th of September at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to begin the planning process of how best to utilize develop and integrate the facilities within the parish and plan future development. Your views are very important. All are welcome to attend.
CLUB NEWS - The All Ireland tickets were distributed on Thursday evening in the clubrooms. Demand for the much-sought out passes for the tie against Galway was in line with the drawn tie. This Weeks Winning Numbers were 11, 15, 16, 26 and bonus number 17. Next weeks prizefund is €5,300.00.

HOLIDAY AND TRAINING FUND - Tickets are available through Club committee members for the Kilkenny Senior hurlers training and holiday fund. Costing €10 the first prize is €5000.

TIDY TOWNS - The next meeting of the Tidy Towns group will take place on Tuesday 2nd October in  Tullahought Community Centre at 8.30pm. The Agenda will include the commencement of a plan of action for 2013. Amongst the first works for the new season is the provision of signage identifying the tree names in the young deciduous section of the forestry on the Kilmacoliver loop walk. This follows feedback from a number of walkers from the Narabane and Jamestown areas some time ago. As always all new ideas and members are widely welcomed.

VINTAGE TOUR - The Foyle run of over sixty vintage cars including one motorcycle visited the area on Saturday and included a refreshments break in Tullahought on their itinerary.

CROKE PARK ON SUNDAY - Supporters attending Sunday’s All-Ireland final should note there is a revised traffic plan in operation for pedestrians and motorists. It will mean that families or groups who have tickets for different parts of the grounds may have to make new arrangements to meet up outside of the restricted area after the game.

BRIDGE CLASSES - Classes for beginners will commence in St. Eoghans Centre Kilmoganny on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm. No knowledge of playing cards is required and the classes last for ten weeks. The cost is €20 for further detail’s contact 087 2257498

HEART FOUNDATION WALK - A four and half mile walk takes place in Mullinahone on Sat 29th September at 10.30am. Registration is at 10.15am at the GAA complex and the walk takes in the leafy lanes and country roads under the eye of Slievenamon.Teas, scones will be available after the walk for participants. Donations will be only by bucket collection only on the day

AUTUMN COURSES IN CALLAN - A Stonemasons course will begin on Wednesday, Oct 3rd and will run for 10 Wednesdays. It will take place in the Abbey Meadow from 9am – 4.30pm. The cost of the course is €20 and is run in partnership with Kilkenny VEC and Droichead FRC.‘Time out for Women’ is a social and educational project for Women in Callan and its hinterland that provides a taster programme on a wide range of informational and practical topics. Applicants must participate in all modules which include - Calligraphy, Woodwork for Beginners, Financial Advice Workshop (MABS), Christmas Flower arranging, Stress Management (relaxation), Job Search workshop (VEC), Dietician Workshop (Health Promotion Unit), Pilates, Fitness for women & computers. This programme will be run 2 days per week over 10 weeks. It will run every Wednesday and Thursday (school term) from 9.30am - 12.30pm. The course will begin Weds, Oct 3rd until Thurs, Dec 13th. There will be 16 people on the programme so places are limited.The cost will be €50 per participant Please contact Droichead FRC for an application form on 0567755519 ext. 1 or call in.

NOTES - Contributors and Clubs are invited to email items for publication with a name and contact number to windgapnotes@gmail.com by Sunday evenings at 6pm