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Collette Murphy

Reporter:

Collette Murphy

FASHION SHOW

FASHION SHOW

An Autumn/Winter Fashion Show will be held in the Lord Bagenal on Wednesday September 11 at 8.30 sharp. Tickets are only €10 and you will have a chance to win the door prize. This is going to be the fashion event of the year and not to be missed, so say the organisers. A Touch of Class, Jeutonic Debs and Bridal Wear, Glad Rags, Bagenalstown and Detail are the shops showing off their Autumn/ Winter Collections. All funds raised will go towards Barrow Rangers Hurling Club. It will be compared by well know fashion guru, Faith Amond. Tickets are now available in the Goresbridge area from Colette Murphy 087 2601672 or from Catherine Blake. The female and male models will be from the locality which will make the whole event even more enjoyable.

MJ TAKES FIRST PRIZE IN COMMUNITY PARK DRAW

€2,000 won by M J Maher, Spar (he was also the seller)

€1,000 Liam and Betty Hutchinson, Barrowmount Drive (seller John Quinn)

€500 Willie Murphy, Rivercourt (seller David Holmes)

€200 Danielle Brennan, Barrowmount Driver (seller John Brennan)

€100 Jacinta Murphy, Rivercourt (seller David Holmes)

Promoter’s prizes of €25 went to Tony O Neill and Ann Wall

Congratulations to all the winners, 659 tickets were sold, the committee are delighted with the response, thank you to each and everyone that bought a ticket, all the groups and organisations, it is really appreciated. A very special thanks to the promoter’s, it couldn’t happen without you.

GORESBRIDGE CALENDAR AND BUSINESS LISTING 2014

GRD is now accepting photos of a person, place of thing in the Goresbridge area for the 2014 calendar. We are making two changes to the calendar this year, we will do a collage of photos on the back cover for those that barely miss out on being on one of the months. Also we will be doing a listing of trades people, catering, house cleaners, businesses etc. If you are a plumber, electrician, handyman, hairdresser etc you just might want to have to name on this list. Contact Noel at 059 9775646 Mon - Fri 9.30 to 1 for more information. Goresbridge Calendar 2014

GRD are now accepting photos of a person, place of thing in the Goresbridge area for the 2014 calendar. We are making two changes to the calendar this year, we will do a collage of photos on the back cover for those that barely miss out on being on one of the months. Also we will be doing a listing of trades people, catering, house cleaners, businesses etc. If you are a plumber, electrician, handyman, hairdresser etc you just might want to have to name on this list. Contact Noel at 059 9775646 Mon - Fri 9.30 to 1 for more information.

CONCERT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

AWARDS AND SOCCER BLITZ

Bridge United held their schools awards and soccer blitz on Saturday last. The day started at 12 with an u 8 competition for a perpetual trophy and medals donated by Tony and Kathleen O Neill, Barrowmount Drive, Goresbridge. Four teams took part with Bridge United v Paulstown in both semi-finals, after tight games both Bridge United teams made it to the final. This proved to be a tight game with just a goal between the sides at the end.

This match was quickly followed by an u 10 blitz with 7 teams taking part which included Bridge United, New Oak, Freebooters Blue, Freebooters White, Vale Wanderers, Nurney Villa and Paulstown 06. After 14 super games Bridge United won the cup on penalties having finished 5-4 on penalties after finishing 0-0 with Freebooters Blue. Freebooters White prevailed over Vale Wanderers in the Shield Final. The winners received a trophy donated by the Nolan Family, Rivercourt. It was a super day with all players receiving medals after a feast of football and 45 goals.

Following that, presentations were made to u 15 KDL cup winners, u 12 KDL league division 2 winners, u 16 KDL league division 1 runners up and u 13 KDL league division 2 runners up. It was a great fun day with a bouncy castle, a barbecue and a shop available. Well done to the organisers and as always a big thank you to the coaches.

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

The winners of player of the year trophies were as follows: u 17 Martin Kelly, U 16 Kevin McDonald, u 15 Niall Lynam, u 14 Ciarán Whelan, u 13 Ken Knox, u 12 Josh Barcoe and u 11 Louis Brennan, well done lads.

BRIDGE UNITED LOTTO €6325

Bridge United lottery stands at €6, 325. You can try your luck for just €2 by doing the lotto in Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner and from committee members. €6,325 would be lovely to win. Last week Jessie Murphy, Rivercourt won €100 and the promoter’s prize was won by Willie Murphy.

SPLIT THE POT RESULTS

Split the Pot was won by Kathleen Cleere, Lower Grange and she won €130, Brian English, Cluain Mhuire won €20 and Trevor Williams, Upper Grange won €20, congratulations to the winners and thank you to each and every one of you that support the draw and of course it wouldn’t be as successful without the promoters.

JJ WINS LEINSTER FINAL

The juvenile Leinster finals were played in Kilkenny last weekend. The u17 boys singles saw JJ English from the Goresbridge club take on Wexford’s Bryan Keogh in Kilfane. JJ got off to a good start in the first game and served well putting Bryan under serious pressure from the start. JJ hit some lovely kill shots and passing shots and never let his man into the game winning the first 21-2.

The second went much the same with some very tidy handball from the Goresbridge man, going on to win his Leinster title 21-4 in the second game. Special thanks from Chairman, Eddie English to John (Lance) O Neill for the amount of time he gives to JJ, training him. The best of luck is wished to JJ in the All Ireland semi final in two weeks. Congratulations also to John O Neill who won the county Junior title last week.

YOGA FOR ALL

Yoga classes resume in Ionad Dara on Tuesday September 10 with Flow Yoga at 10.30 am and Age Friendly Yoga at 12 noon. These classes have been a huge success, if you would like to book a place please contact Marian at 086 3082450.

BARROW RANGERS LOTTO

Barrow Rangers lotto stands at €1,200, well worth €2 and you are supporting the local hurling club, tickets are available from Melissa’s, the Post Office and Peter Breen.

FIRST ROUND OF JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Barrow Rangers will play the first round of the Junior Championship next Saturday evening against Kilmacow at 6pm in Thomastown. All support greatly appreciated.

CONCERT

The Niall Toner Band at Killoughternane Hall

Following two fantastic sell out shows at Killoughternane Hall last autumn, the Niall Toner Band thread the boards here again on Friday 6th September at 8.30pm

Cost: €20. Contact: 087 6759353

MUSIC CLASSES

Do you want to learn to play the tin whistle, concertina or accordion? Music Classes will resume in Killoughternane Hall on Wed. 11th September.

U-18 classes (beginners and intermediate) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Adult only classes from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

For more information contact: Anna 086 2290018

SPOKEN IRISH CLASSES

Would you like to learn and use the cupla focail? Spoken Irish classes (for beginners) will commence in Killoughternane Hall on Monday 16th September from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.For more information contact: Nicola 087 7608422