EXAM RESULTS - Congratulations to all those who received their junior cert results recently and best wishes to everyone as they contuine their secondary school education.
COFFEE MORNING - Many thanks to everyone who supported the Hospice Coffee morning last Thursday morning in Glenmore hall. The organisers, Ann Jones and Mary( Tom) Foran appreciate all the support this fundraiser received. Thanks to all who sponsored prizes for the raffle and congratulations to all the winners.
GOLF SOCIETY - The final outing of the Glen Bar Golf Society for this year took place last Saturday in Mount Juliett. The first prize went to David Aylward of Aylwardstown, Paddy Mullaly was in second place, J.P.Kelly was third, Jimmy Walsh was fourth and the other prize winners were Andy Lawlor, John Heffernan and P.J.O’ Connor. The outgoing Captain, Gerry Fogarty congratulated all the winners of the day and also those who won during the year and thanks was given to the sponsors during the year.The golf society played in New Ross, Gowran, Waterford Castle, Callan and Dungarvan during this year. Gerry nominated Liam Mernagh of Haggard as the incoming Captain for the year and wishes him well for his term of being captain.
RICHIE YOUNG - The Annual Memorial Richie Young road race/ walk took place on Sunday last at the Pink Rock, Ballyverneen, Glenmore. This annual event remembers the late Richie Young of Tullogher, who was a very staunch member of the local athletic club, St. Joseph’s and a minutes silence before the start was obversed to remember Richie and deceased members of the club. This event is one whereby you predict how long it will take you to complete the course of 5km. While there was no entry fee donations were received for the Tullogher churches restoration fund. There was a great turnout of support, with 71 walkers and 59 runners of both young and more mature persons and the conditions for running and walking were ideal. The location of the Pink Rock on the very last few feet of south Kilkenny with the Barrow river dividing the counties of Killenny and Wexford is such a beautiful location for this annual event and is looked forward to as each year passes. Following the event, light refreshments were provided in the Parish Pump, Rosbercon and the sponsors Trudie’s Catering, Dermot Kehoe and C.J.O’ Loughlin are to be thanked for their sponsorship. Thanks also to the ladies for their prepartion of all the food for all involved. On behalf of the Young family of Tullogher who sponsored all of the prizes, Lar Young presented the winners with their prizes. In the walking section, first place went to Nuala Carty with a predicted time of 41minutes and an actual time of 40:59, in second place was Brigid Ryan with a predicted time of 47:30 and an actual time of 47:44 and in third place was Rebecca Mernagh with a predicted time of 50 minutes and an actual time of 49:42. In the runners section, first place went to Jacinta Cummins with a predicted time of 29:29 and an actual time of 29:29, in second place was a joint second result with both runners being the same time away from their predicted time and the second place winners were Michael Power and Rocky Mernagh. The third place winner was Kevin Saunders and well done to all the winners and to all who took part. One entrant, Rory Doherty, entered into the fun aspect of this event and walked the complete 5km in reverse and also celebrated his 18th birthday on the same day.
CAMOGIE - The Glenmore junior camogie team are through to the semi final stage of the championship with a strong win over Blacks and Whites on last Sunday afternoon in a match played in Pairc n ratha, Glenmore which saw Glenmore with a final tally of 3-6 to Blacks and Whites 2-4 and the girls will play Danesfort in the semi final, no arrangements as yet for this match. Best of luck girls and team mentors and trainers, Neddy Aylward, Marie Hanrahan, Elaine Malone and Karen Jones.
ST. JOSEPH’s - Congratulations to Eoin Power on his recent european club championship achievements on winning 4th in the 400m hurdles, and being a menber of the relay team that finishes in 7th position.
FIT4LIFE- The Fit4Life initiative contuines each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.15pm and is open to everyone and encourages walking and running for all levels of fitness and is based at the Pink Rock in Ballyverneen. The group numbers are growing steadily and is a great success, as well as being a support network for those starting out. The benefits of this programme are that you are in a group, you get to meet new people, it is well organised and all levels of ability are catered for. There is no pressure to reach a certain level of walking or running, and people’s perception shift as time goes by. At the beginning you may think that running the four mile block is way out of your league but you soon come to realise that it is within reach within a few weeks, which brings with it a great sense of achievement. So feel free to come along as often as you can and there is great comrady in the group and all choices are your own, if you want to walk that’s fine and if you want to progress onto running that’s fine as well.
GAA - The Glenmore GAA club held a golf classic last Friday. This event was due to be held some time ago, however the weather didn’t allow that to happen. So last Friday 18 teams of four took to New Ross golf course. Many thanks to the organisers, the generous sponsors for sponsoring the tee boxes and the prizes and to Sean Caulfield for the food goody bags, New Ross golf club and ground keeping staff and all the teams for taking part. Without such generosity fundraising efforts such as this couldn’t happen.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The south Kilkenny historical society are holding a lecture on the subjetc of ‘’Morse Code to Twitter’’ on Thursday evening at 8pm in the Mullinavat parish hall( oppossite the church). The speaker will be Padraig Laffan and admission is €5, with members being free. This lecture will follow the development of communictaions during Padraig Laffan’s working career which spans his time from being a ship’s radio officer which was followed by 40 years with RTE’s outside broadcasting unit. All are welcome to what promises to be a very interesting lecture.