CLOTHES COLLECTION- The GAA Club is continuing its fundraising clothes fundraising collection during this week as the collection arrangements were hampered by a second week of poor weather and cancelled training sessions. Clothes can be dropped at the clubrooms at any training sessions this week. Further details can be had from Club secretary Noel Power 087 2062262 or any team trainer or committee member.
SUPER VALU TIDY TOWNS- The local Super Valu outlet in Carrick - on Suir presented local volunteers with a work pack of tools and litter gathering materials for the second year in a row. Waterford native PJ Guinan whose mother comes from the Coolhill area manages the branch and his cousin Eddie runs the newly painted Guinans Bar in Windgap. On the local scene despite the weather conditions that took their toll on the final days activities before the annual judges visit bedding planting and painting continued. Other works carried out were sweeping, litter picking the provision of a new picnic table and the washing and grass cutting around all of the signposts and road markings in the area all took place. The committee holds a meeting in the Community Centre at 9pm on Tuesday after a work session. Locals wishing to keep up to date with the local activities are invited to give their mobile telephone number or email to any committee member to be included on the regular updates.
ICA LEADERS- The new officers who were recently inaugurated for the Kilkenny ICA Federation for the year ahead included President Shirley Power of the Owning Guild, secretary Maria Landy from the local Windgap Guild and Treasurer Phyllis Purcell of the Owning Guild. Founded in May 1910 by a small group of women in Bree, Co Wexford the ICA is Ireland’s largest network of local women and has groups in Kilkenny in Coon, Ballyouskill, Ballyragget, Clara, Clough, Crannagh, Freshford, Glenmore, Graignamanagh, Graine, Hugginstown, Inistioge, Kilmacow, Mullinavat, Owning, Sevenhouses, Templeorum, Thomastown, Urlingford and Windgap. In the locality the Windgap guild hold their meetings in the ICA Hall that was formerly the Young Farmers Hall that stands adjacent to the former site of the old forge in the village. The new secretary Marie is a native of Kilmacow and has been involved in many aspects of community activities over the years. Marie is married to Pierce and lives in Butlerswood. The ICA’s website is www.ica.ie
CLUB NEWS- Windgaps visit to Tullaroan to play the home side in the Cahill Cup quarter final fell foul of the weather on Friday evening. The game is now scheduled to go ahead on Tuesday evening with the winners playing in the semi-final away to Carlow side St. Mullins on Friday evening. Also lost to the weather on Friday was the clubs hosting of the Cumann na mBunscoil semi final between Graigueballycallan and Kilmacow. The game has also been rescheduled to Windgap on Tuesday evening at 3pm. This Weeks Winning Lotto Numbers were 22, 23, 24, 28 and Bonus number 17. Next Weeks Prize fund is €6,350
HURLERS COOP DRAW- Sincere thanks are extended to all the supporters of the Hurlers Co-Op draw. The first draw took place in Piltown on Thursday evening last.
BRIDGE- Winners in the final Bridge game of the season held in Killamery recently were 1st. Agnes Foley and Rita Houlihan. 2nd. Stella Tennyson and Paddy Reid. 3rd. Kathleen O’Shea and Kitty Meagher. 4th. Kathleen Burke and Helen Lannigan. 5th. Maureen Cantwell and Mary Walsh. 6th. Pat Arrigan and Sarah Crowley. 7th. Elizabeth Murray and Rita Townsend. 8th. Phil Walsh and Elizabeth Lannigan. 9th. Moira Hickey and Rita Phelan. 10th. Maura Quinn and Anna Mary Vaughan.
JUNIOR “B’s” WIN- In a seven goal game played in Slieverue on Sunday afternoon Windgap collected two league championship points when they gained the upper-hand in the game with the home side where they ran out 4-12 to 3-9 winners. After a point from an early penalty by Eamon Hawe the side retired 3-5 to 1-7 ahead at half time thanks to a brace of goals from Pariac Walsh and one from Eamon Hawe. In the second half former keeper Paul McKenna added another goal before a late brace by the home side kept the result in the melting pot. With a fine team performance Michael Power, Paul McKenna, Pariac Walsh, Pa Moore at corner back along with the recently returned Walter Landy were among the stars. The Windgap side was Cian Ryan, Michael Power, PJ Barron, Pa Moore, Adrian Landy, William Phelan, Gerry Purcell Richie Landy, Walter Landy, Tommy Fleming, Eamon Hawe, Peter Hennessey, Paul McKenna, Paraic Walsh. Stephen Purcell, John McKenna, Daniel Cashin.
UNSEASONABLE WEATHER- After the unseasonably high wins and torrential rain on Thursday evening that brought a large limb from a Beech tree down on the telephone cables and a passing car in Ballinacroney an eircom crew from the New Ross area were on site to replace a pole and restore service to customers late that night.
RESTaURanT RELOCATED- A must visit on the culinary calendar for many years the owners of highly popular Kilkieran Restaurant in Skough have re-located to Tramore where they have opened their New Restaurant in Market Street. Their new contact details are 051-388495 email firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant is also on face book on themarketst.com.
HERITAGE WEEK- National Heritage Week for 2012 which runs from 18th – 26th August will be celebrated with a list of sports and cultural activities in Tullahought on the opening weekend.
GALMOY V’s WINDGAP- In the Cumann Na mBunscoil Roinn D County Semi-Final replay the Northern section of the sister club Galmoy/Windgap qualified for the Final in Nowlan park when they recorded a four point victory.
AHENNY MASS- The annual graveyard mass in Kilclispeen cemetery that contains two of the High Crosses of Western Ossory takes place in Ahenny on June 28th
NOTES- Thanks are extended to Valerie and Tony Doyle who provided the first communion photo published in the notes last week. Contributors and Clubs are invited to email items for publication with a name and contact number to email@example.com by Sunday evenings at 6pm.