VINTAGE CLUB - An attendance of well over 100 spectators and participants took part in a vintage machinery and ploughing demonstration organised by Conahy Vintage Club on Saturday afternoon last.
Onlookers were treated to a display of old machinery and vehicles as well as a demonstration of farming techniques from times past. Congratulations to all concerned on a very well run and successful event.
HURLING - The Junior ‘A’ hurlers continued on their winning ways with a fine victory over St Martin’s in the Northern Junior A league in Jenkinstown on Saturday night last. The locals were on top from the early stages thanks to goals from Eoin Byrne and John Muldowney. Conahy were also strong in defence, allowing their opponents very little time on the ball. There was no doubting the final outcome when Tom Phelan managed to secure Conahy’s third goal. In the end, Conahy were full value for their victory, winning by 3-13 to 0-9.
Team: Padraic Delaney; Tom Mullan, Peter Dollard, Nicholas Feehan; Thomas Nolan, Padraig Harding, Eoin Carroll; Philip Cass, Liam Cass; Michael Bergin, John Mullan, Paddy Mullan; Eoin Byrne, John Muldowney, Tom Phelan. Subs: David Kennedy, Sean Walsh, Eoin Coogan, Sean Brennan and Gary Dunne.
The junior B hurlers also performed well in what was their second ever outing in the Northern Junior ‘B’ league, this time against St Patrick’s in Ballyragget on Sunday morning last. Though the locals suffered defeat, they produced a hard-working performance all through against an experienced Ballyragget side. In the end, the home side took the spoils, winning by 1-17 to 1-9.
Team: Sean Brennan; Thomas Nolan, Peter Harding (Captain), Eoin Coogan; Stephen Brennan, Padraig Harding, Tom Mullan; Tom O’Shea, Conor Whelan; Conor Brennan, John Muldowney, Eoin Byrne; Ger Byrne, Daire Connery, Padraig Conway. Subs: Michael Molloy, Sean Walsh, James Delaney, Joe Mullan and Jack Kelly.
The focus now turns to the intermediate hurlers who face Thomastown in the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League in Clara on Friday night next at 7pm. Preparations has gone well for the team so far this year, but they still should expect a tough game from the reigning All-Ireland Junior club champions.
The under-16 hurlers were very impressive in their win over Lisdowney in Jenkinstown on Friday night last in the Roinn B league. The Conahy attack produced some excellent scores and showed some great skills throughout. After losing to Piltown last time out, it was the perfect response, as they won out on a 6-20 to 4-5 score line.
Schools Hurling - Both schools hurling teams were also in action last week in the Allianz/Cumann na mBunscoileanna Leagues against Gowran and Windgap respectively. Though both sides lost out in each of their matches, all the players can be very proud of their efforts in what were very difficult weather conditions on both occasions. The very best of luck to both teams in their respective matches this week.
Team A: Tommy Blanche, Alice Byrne, Harry O Mahony, Mark Gunner, Jason Kelly, Sean O’Dornan, Eoin Cahill, Jack Murphy, Thomas Rice, Ciaran Rice, John Paul Gamble, Geoff O’Shea, Karl Downey, James Kenny, Darren Cuddihy, Shane O’Loughlin, Robbie Dooley, Liam Healy, John Kenny.
Team B: Sean O’Dornan, Jason Kelly, Robbie Dooley, Shane O’Loughlin, Oisin O Conor, John Paul Gamble, Liam Healy, Mark Gunner, CIaran Rice, John Kenny, James Kenny, Oisin Cahill, Jack Bergin.
BÓRD NA nÓG - Conahy Shamrocks Bórd na nÓg wish to thank everyone who helped out and supported their recent bag-pack fundraiser in Super Valu, Ballyragget. They will be holding a further bag-pack in Dunnes Stores, Market Yard, Kilkenny, on the weekend of May 27/28 so further assistance and volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
LADIES FOOTBALL - Conahy Ladies Football & Fitness Club are calling all ladies interested in getting fit and having fun. Anyone who wishes to get involved are invited to come along to the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown on Thursday, May 2 at 8pm. There are many rewards, such as meeting others, keeping fit, having a laugh and enjoying football, with great fun nights out also guaranteed. Participants of all levels of fitness are welcome.
LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 3, 14 and 28. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Nickey Brennan, Philip Carroll, Emma Briscoe, Maura Hovey and Jennifer Murphy. The promoters’ prize winners were Declan Downey, Shay Healy and Teresa Dollard. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,300.
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 22 at 8pm, with tenor Anthony Kearns. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets. If you have any difficulty acquiring tickets, committee members will gladly assist you. It will not be all seated, but everyone who needs seating or anyone with an infirmity will be accommodated.
CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Conahy Community Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2013. Children who are aged between 2 year and 6 months and 4 years old can apply. Children who are due to start Primary School in September 2014 are also entitled to a free preschool year (ECCE Scheme). If your child does not yet qualify for the ECCE scheme, he/she may qualify for a subsidized rate under the CCS scheme. Please contact Geraldine on 086 8322951 or Alice on 086 1021077 for further information.