GAA NEWS - Clara Junior B team have made a good start to the league this year with 2 wins out of 2. With the latest coming against Erins Own in Castlecomer, Clara wining 3-11 to 2-10. The goals coming from Trevor Cummins and 2 from Brian Prendergast, Brian finished the game with a total of 2-5. Other scores for Clara were Eoin Curtis with 3 points with David Mulrooney and Micheal Barcoe scoring a point each. Clara Intermediate Camogie drew against St Anne’s last Friday evening and the Clara U16 Hurlers were unlucky against Kilmacow last Friday as well.
PILTOWN TICKETS - Tickets for the 2013 Hurlers Co-Op Draw are on sale now. Committee members will be around selling tickets over the next few weeks. If you wish to buy one you can contact any committee member, numbers are available on clara.kilkenny.gaa.ie.UNDERAGE TRAINING - Training is back for underage teams (U12 to U6) for both Hurling and Camogie on Monday evenings from 7 to 8.15. New players are always welcome at any age level.
G4M+O - Training is back up and running on Friday nights from 8 to 9.30. New members are always welcome.
GAELIC FOR GIRLS - Is on every Thursday from 7 to 8 in Clara GAA Grounds. This is for 8 to 13 year olds. It is a fun introduction to Ladies Football for the underage setup.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Any member who hasn’t yet paid their membership for 2013 can still do so by contacting the club registrar Pam Cummins on (087 - 9127725). All support very much appreciated and new members are always welcome.
FOR SALE - DVD’s will be on sale this week for the Intermediate finals played in 2012/2013. The DVD’s will be sold as a set. The set includes: League Final, County Final, Leinster Final, All-Ireland Semi Final and the All-Ireland Final. Please contact Trevor (085-1079791) to reserve your set. There are also Mugs for sale to commemorate the success of the last year. There are three mugs in the set,one for each Intermediate Final that was won, listing the names of the full panel for each final. Please contact Jimmy Fitzpatrick (086-8245106) to place your order. to see the mugs log onto clara.kilkenny.gaa.ie for more details and pictures.
UPCOMING FIXTURES - Thursday 25th Minor Hurling League Clara Vs Piltown at 6.30pm in Clara. Saturday 27th Senior Hurling League Clara Vs O’Loughlin Gaels at 7pm in Nowlan Park. Sunday 28th Junior Hurling League Clara Vs Tullaroan at 2pm in Tullaroan.
KILKENNY SENIOR HURLING - Congratulations to Kilkenny Senior hurling team on winning the league semi final against Galway and to our own Lester Ryan for deservedly earning the “ Man of the match” award for his outstanding display throughout the game. Well done Lester and best of luck in the league final .
KILKENNY MINOR CAMOGIE - Congratulations to Kilkenny camogie minor team who beat Galway in the All-Ireland semi final on Saturday last. Well done to our four panel members Aisling Nolan, Claire Nolan, Mary O’Connell and Ciara Byrne and best of luck to all four girls in the All-Ireland final next weekend against Cork.
PARISH LOTTO - Results for Monday 15th April.Winning numbers 3, 6, 12. No Jackpot winner. €30 each to the following ; Kevin O’Dolan, Sion Rd. Mark Galvin, Claracastle. Joan Fitzgerald, Sion Rd. Jimmy Dunne, Upper Clara. Prendergast Family, Claddagh. Next weeks jackpot €1,200.
CLARA N.S. - Parents Association are holding their annual childrens sponsored walk in Jenkinstown Woods this Saturday 27th of April at 2pm. This is a great family fun day and a good opportunity for people to get together and have a nice walk and a picnic if you wish to bring one. Fingers crossed for a dry sunny day.
OSSORY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES - Led by Bishop Freeman S.A.C will take place from May 22nd to May 27th. Bookings may be made by contacting Eleanor at Glenmore@ossory.ie or 051-880414 weekdays except Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Anyone wishing to have information included in the Clara Notes, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 086-2525261before 8pm on Sunday night.
BOXING - Congratulations to Kevin Kehoe on winning the National Senior Cadet Championships in the National Stadium in Dublin last Sunday.