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Ann Kelly


Ann Kelly

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

“Date for your Diary” - Muckalee Community Centre Autumn/Winter Fashion Show coming up On Wednesday 16th October - in Newpark Hotel. Compere - Faith Amond. Tickets €10.00 - Contact 087/0506402.

St. Martin’s underage shine at County level.

On a day where Kilkenny had teams playing at U-14, U-15, U-16 & U-17, St Martins had players involved on two teams.

In Wexford with the Kilkenny U-15′s St Martins had representatives in the shape of Brian Cody, Conor Dowling & Jack Manning. They all contributed in the run to the final where Brian started and Conor came on in a tight affair where they landed the spoils 3-3 to 0-9 v Dublin to win the trophy for the first time since 2008. The side was managed by a St Martins man- Patrick O’Flynn.

Jason Shore was with the county U-17′s who lost out to Cork in the All Ireland final by five points.

Well done to all concerned.

Budweiser Dream Job

If you have a Facebook account please take time to vote for Helen Lalor. Helen has made it into the last five of the Budweiser Dream Job competition from over 1000 entries. If she wins, Budweiser will help her start up her own fashion designer label. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Helen who is working in Dublin in the fashion industry. She is from Ballinakill and is daughter of Pat and Mary Lalor, Ironmills. Mary is formerly Mary Nolan from Knockmajor. You can vote for her by going to Budweiser Dream Job on Facebook before Friday as voting finishes on Friday.

Parish Golf

The Annual Muckalee Parish Golf Outing will take place at Castlecomer Golf Club on Friday, 13th September. For inclusion on the timesheet contact Eamonn Breen at 087- 9810849.

Magnificent Four

Muckalee made history with a great win after a titanic struggle against James Stephens in the Senior Football Championship played in Freshford. On a lovely day for football Muckalee set off at a blistering pace with three points from the assured boot of Colin McGrath the first a sweeping move down the field the second a pass from John Maher the third a free from the left sideline. James Stephens opened their account in the eight minute with a point from Eoin McCormack and three further points from Jackie Tyrell and a David McCormack free completed the scoring for the City side in the first half. The game took a significant turn in the eighteenth minute when a Bryan Byrne pointed effort came off the upright and the ever alert Robert Shore crashed the rebound to the net and from the resulting kickout scored a point after a pass from John Maher. Colin McGrath gave the men from Muckalee a one goal advantage at the break when scoring after a pass from Shane Coonan . Half -time score 1-5 to 0-5. On the resumption it was anyones game and the first score came from Robert Shore in the eight minute finishing well taking a pass from John Maher . At this stage goalkeeper John Coonan, the full back line of James Maher ,Oliver Walsh and Aidan Murphy had to show their resolve along with half-back line of Martin Dowling , Patrick Nolan and Michael Morrissey defending well under preasure. Captain Paul Maher , Joe Maher with Tom Morrissey and Shane Coonan did trojan work to take the fight to James Stephens. The Muckalee Selectors showed the strength of their panel with Canice Maher John Mulhall and Eoin McGrath coming on to good effect. James Stephens came more into the game with points from Niall Tyrell,Mark Hoban, David McCormack and a goal from Eoin Mccormack to take the lead with five minutes to go. Then Muckalee showed their worth as reigning champions to finish strongly with points from John Mulhall, Colin and Eoin McGrath and a well dispatched penalty from Colin after a foul on Bryan Byrne . The final score was 2-10 to 1-9 setting up a magnificent four in a row for Muckalee . Well done to Manager Martin Dowd, Trainer Ronan Ruane Selectors Larry Maher and Pauric Keegan and the rest of the hard working Officers and Comittee for all their work on and off the field. County Board Chairman Tom Brennan complemented the Teams ,the referee and his umpire and linesmen for their part and presented the Cup to Captain Paul Maher, who thanked the whole group of players and managment for their efforts in the win and Jim Bolger for his continuous support and sponsorship to Football in the Parish.

Team John Coonan, James Maher, Ollie Walsh, Aidan Murphy, Martin Dowling, Paddy Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Joe Maher, Paul Maher Captain,Shane Coonan, Robert Shore 1-2, Tom Morrissey, Colin McGrath 1-6 ,2f ,1pen, Bryan Bryne, John Maher.

Subs.Stephen Murphy, Canice Maher (used), Eoin McGrath 0-1,John Mulhall 0-1, Fionn Lawlor, Noel Darcy, Luke Maher, Eugene Maher, Damien Tynan, Alan Murphy.

U-8 Camogie

St. Martin’s U8’s Camogie team played their final blitz of the season which they hosted in Muckalee last Saturday 24thAugust . St. Martin’s played against Lisdowney, St. Brigid’s and St. Lachtain’s on the day and the girls provided the supporters to a fine display of Camogie in each game. The St. Martin’s girls showed some great skill on the day which is down to their determination and practice throughout the season and to their coaches Noel Shortall, Marie Healy and Ann Stapleton.

The girls were presented their medals for 2013 on the day by Senior player Edwina Keane.

Panel; Cora Dooley, Sinéad Carrigan, Alyson Shortall, Ciara Butler, Eva Lawlor, Chloe Ryan, Gráinne Healy, Tara Roche, Jessica Drew, Rachel Moloney, Leah McCarthy, Grace Healy, Lauren Joyce, Orla Moore, Sophie Henderson, Leanne Patterson.