GOLF CLASSIC-Preparations for the seventh annual Erin’s Own GAA Golf classic are now in “full swing”. The Golf Classic takes place on Friday the 29th June in Castlecomer Golf Club. This day is regarded as one the great social days and nights of the clubs year. A team of 3 costs €120.00 including Barbeque and with some great prizes on offer please contact David Buggy Motors on 056 7770808 to book a tee time. With the time sheet now filling up teams are asked to book their slot immediately. As usual there will be plenty of entertainment and craic on the night.
25th Anniversary Celebrations-On the 29th June Erin’s Own will honour the victorious Minor team who won the Roinn A Campionship in 1987 for the 1st time ever in the clubs history. This celebration and presentation to the victorious team will take place in Castlecomer Golf Club on the night of the Golf Classic. All members past and present are invited along to this social event with music and craic guaranteed.
CLUB LOTTO-The club lotto is now up to €13,800.00. Be in to win. Get your tickets from any committee members or from local shops. You can also sign up to a direct debit scheme whereby you are entered every week in the Local lotto so you don’t have to worry about getting your ticket. Contact Helen at 087 6645022 or any committee member if you would like to take up this way to play the local lotto. Remember all the money raised goes back into your community.
KELLOGS GAA CUL CAMPS-The national kellogs GAA Cul camps will take place again this year in Castlecomer.All members and supporters are reminded that they can support Erin’s Own GAA Club when renewing your car or home insurance with Campion Insurances.Simply quote Erin’s Own/Kilkenny when contacting Campion Insurances for your quote and Campion’s will contribute €10.00 per policy to the club. This is open to all new and existing customers.
Erins Own Girls Under 14 - The under 14 team has competed in a second match which took placeon Sunday 17th May.Twelve girls plus helpers and parents travelled to Graiguenamanagh to take part in the friendly with Barrow Gaels.
The team was very competitive in only its second outing.Leading at half time Graiguenamanagh through superior fitness edged in front in the second half to run out winners.The team shows tremendous promise for the future.
Congratulations to the following panel - Ciara Curran,Katie Tynan,Roisin Brophy,Aoife Dowling,Sinead Brennan,Laura Mooney,Roisin Allen,Leah Maher,Maeve Delaney,Cattherine Quirke,Maeve Walsh,Eireann Korff
PROVINCIAL CHAMPION-The Leinster Juvenile Athletics Championships were staged in Navan on Saturday - Castlecomer’s Conor Clarke was the U-12 600m champion, completing what has been a year of excellent competition performance and success for Conor. Nicky Connolly finsihed 7th in the U-12 Ball-throw and Sean O’Dornan and John Kevin Malone were 7th in the U-11 Long-jump pairs competition.
This week will mark the end of track and field competition for many of the club athletes when they travel to Thomastown for the Kilkenny B Championships on Wednesday night. Tuesday night (June 19th) features the club Sports Evening at the Community School track.
KARATE SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS- The Budo Martial Arts Centre, Kilkenny will run a special karate & self-defence summer camp for kids, aged between 4 years and 12 years old in Castlecomer Community Hall on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th July. To sign up for the camp and/or get further details please call Kevin on 086 3668669. Early booking advised. Further information can be found on our website - www.budomartialartscentre.com.
YOUNG AT HEART-Pals Youth Club Summer Camp 2012, every Friday night from 7pm - 9pm, runs for 7 weeks, from 13th July to 24th August. A wide variety of activities, including; Art & Crafts, sports and swimming. 60 Euro per child. For ages 5-17 years. For more information contact Mary on 087-9027816 (after 6pm)
CERTIFICATION COURSES-Adult Education - information about 2012-2013 courses - Fetac Level 5 Certificates 1. Business and Computers 2. Childcare with Special Needs. Open Night - June 27th 8pm at Castlecomer Community School.
WHISTING THE NIGHT AWAY-Big winners in the weekly Whist Drive were:Top Score: Bob Murphy, 1st Lady: Margaret Brennan, 2nd Lady: Tessie Coogan, 1st Gent: Shamus Hennessey, 2nd Gent: Tommy Kealy, 1st Half: Maureen Coady, 2nd Half: Enid Abbot. Raffle-1st Prize: Mary O’Shea, 2nd Prize: Mary O’Donnell, 3rd Prize: Maureen Kelly, 4th Prize: Tommy Kealy, 5th Prize: Joe O’Shea. Whist continues every Friday at 8.30 pm in the Community Hall, Castlecomer. All are welcome.
MRS. M. TOWNSHEND-The death has taken place of Maureen Townshend (Nee Moran) formerly of Kilkenny Street. The eldest of her family she emigrated at a young age and in keeping with her wishes internment of her ashes was in the Crosshill Cemetery after Requiem Mass celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception by her nephew Fr. James Moran New Jersey, USA assisted by Msgr. Michael Ryan P.P. Castlecomer ; Fr. Joe Campion C.C. Castlecomer ; Fr. Liam Shore P.E. Castlecomer. She is survived by her son Anthony (England) ; daughter Mary (England) ; sister Phil (USA) ; brother Frank (USA) ; grandchildren and a wide circle of friends home and away.
PART-TIME CLASSES IN HORTICULTURE-Kilkenny Leader Partnership (KLP)in partnership with Co. Kilkenny VEC’s Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) are currently accepting applications from all early school leavers interested in participating on a Horticulture FETAC Level 4 accredited programme in Castlecomer. It is expected that the course will run over a 1 - 2 day period from September 2012-June 2013. FREE places are available on this part-time programme to applicants with Junior Certificate standard of education. N.B.: Priority for places will be given to early school leavers in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance and/or Job Seekers Benefit.
An Information/Registration Session is scheduled to take place in Castlecomer Community Hall on Tuesday, 3rd July @ 11.00am. Please contact the BTEI Office (056) 7795916 for further information and/or to register your interest in attending the above session.
“SKIPPY REACHING FOR THE STARS”-A Charity Parachute Jump has been organized for Sunday July 15th. Proceeds in aid of Castlecomer Day Care Centre ; Lourdes Invalid Fund ; Deen Celtic Ladies Soccer Team. First to jump is Skippy followed by every member of the enthusiastic squad; please support the girls who are selling lines at €2. Draw on the night in the Vaults with valuable cash prizes on offer.
ANNUAL CEMETERY MASSES-Crosshill Cemetery – Friday June 29th at 7.30 p.m. (Male Voice Choir).
Parish Cemetery – Friday July 6th at 7.30 p.m. (Parish Choir).
BALLYRAGGET UNDER 11 BLITZ.-Erins Own under 11s travelled to Ballyragget on Friday evening last to take part in the annual Phelan-Stone Tournament. The Comer boys took on the Village boys in the first game and after a thrilling match honours were shared on a scoreline of 2-6 to 1-9. In the second round the local boys had a great victory over Freshford by 4 points. In their last match the Comer boys entertained Dicksboro and producing their best hurling of the evening to run out convincing winners by 7 points. Afterwards team captain collected the trophy on behalf of the Comer panel before all the boys were treated to a barbecue by the host club. Panel. J.Maher, D.Coogan, K.Ring, J.Buggy, N.Connolly, C.Clarke, K.Holland, D’O Rourke, K.Smyth, S.Coogan, B.O. Neill, C.Korff, K.Hogan, L.Holden., M. Dywer, E. Brennan, D. Brennan A.Kavanagh.
UNDER 14 LEAGUE-In the under 14 league Erin’s Own entertained Barrow Rangers on Sunday evening in Ballycomey. Played in ideal conditions the Comer boys set out their intentions from the first minute and raced into an early lead with Ross Connolly getting a stick to a long delivery to put the boys in blue into the lead. This was followed by a point from Conor McMahon and then Ross Connolly raced in to plant another goal. Shortly afterwards Comer added another goal and a few points to go to the half time lead with three clear goals dividing the teams. Comer started the second half as they finished the first and held the Barrow Rangers boys brilliantly.
Again Ross Connolly got on the end of a great Comer move to bury his fourth goal and at this stage Comer enjoyed a nine point lead. However the Paulstown boys raced back into the match and narrowed the lead to five points before Kevin Brennan added another goal. The Barrow Rangers boys kept attacking and were rewarded with two late goals but the Comer boys held on for a magnificent victory on a scoreline of 6-7 to 4-10.. All the Comer players played very well but special mention must go to Ross Connolly who scored four great goals - Team ; R.Brennan, A.Brennan, D.Buggy, S.Coogan, J.Rothwell, O’O Rourke, I.Holohan, S.Buggy(0-3), C.Holland(0-2), C.McMahon(0-1) J.Dowd, R.Connolly,(4-0), T.Dwyer, J.Brennan(1-2), E.Brennan. Subs. K.Brennan (1-0)