Conahy: Thrilling one point victory for girls

CAMOGIE - The under-12 camogie girls enjoyed a thrilling one point victory over Dicksboro in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Under-12 County Final in St. John’s Park on Saturday last. There was nothing between the sides all through but fortunately luck was on Conahy’s side on this occasion as they won out by 2-3 to 1-5. Well done to all the girls on a great achievement and also a sincere thanks to team coaches Kieran Cuddihy, Mary Mullan and Ria Molyneaux for their work with the girls. Team: Ruth Hennessy, Cara Brennan, Emma Molyneaux, Hannah Murphy (captain), Shannon Feehan, Alice Byrne, Claire Maher, Danielle Morrissey, Megan Cuddihy, Chloe Leahy, Roisin Nolan, Caoimhe Downey, Grace Mulhall, Amanda Molloy, Lisa Coogan, Eve Ring, Laura Kennedy. The junior camogie girls were not as fortunate as they were defeated by O’Loughlin Gaels in the quarter-final of the All-County League in Jenkinstown on Sunday night last. The locals led at half-time by a single point but the city girls were the dominant team in the second half, scoring goals at crucial times to win out on a 4-8 to 1-7 score line. They start into the champion ship campaign shortly with a first round clash with Emeralds in Urlingford.

CAMOGIE - The under-12 camogie girls enjoyed a thrilling one point victory over Dicksboro in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Under-12 County Final in St. John’s Park on Saturday last. There was nothing between the sides all through but fortunately luck was on Conahy’s side on this occasion as they won out by 2-3 to 1-5. Well done to all the girls on a great achievement and also a sincere thanks to team coaches Kieran Cuddihy, Mary Mullan and Ria Molyneaux for their work with the girls. Team: Ruth Hennessy, Cara Brennan, Emma Molyneaux, Hannah Murphy (captain), Shannon Feehan, Alice Byrne, Claire Maher, Danielle Morrissey, Megan Cuddihy, Chloe Leahy, Roisin Nolan, Caoimhe Downey, Grace Mulhall, Amanda Molloy, Lisa Coogan, Eve Ring, Laura Kennedy. The junior camogie girls were not as fortunate as they were defeated by O’Loughlin Gaels in the quarter-final of the All-County League in Jenkinstown on Sunday night last. The locals led at half-time by a single point but the city girls were the dominant team in the second half, scoring goals at crucial times to win out on a 4-8 to 1-7 score line. They start into the champion ship campaign shortly with a first round clash with Emeralds in Urlingford.

HURLING - The under-8 hurlers enjoyed what will surely be a lasting memory in their young lives when they travelled to Croke Park to take part in the Leinster GAA Hurling Exhibition Day on Monday last. It was a great day for both children and parents alike as they all got to play on the hallowed field in fine sunshine against teams from across the province. Well done to all the boys and girls and to their coaches Tony Duggan and Nickey Brennan. The under-12 hurlers were in action on well-known territory also this weekend as they played in Nowlan Park as part of the Go-Games festival. They faced up to Rower-Inistioge in their match and were presented with a hurling grip each as a memento of the day. Team: Dylan Bergin, Eoin Cahill, Geoffrey O’Shea, Thomas Rice, Shane O’Loughlin, Jason Kelly, Darren Cuddihy, Frank Gunner, Vincent Brophy, Kevin Connery, Robbie Dooley, Cian Harding. The under-10 hurlers were in action on Saturday morning last in a blitz organised by Clough-Ballacolla GAA Club. They did very well in their two matches against Borris / Kilcotton and Drom & Inch. Team: Jack Bergin, Oisin Cahill, Will Fox, Mark Gunner, Sean O’Dornan, Louis Feehan,  Jack Murphy, Ciaran Rice, Tommy Blanche, John Paul Gamble, Liam Healy, Billy Brennan, Harry O’Mahony, Shannon Conroy, Joshua Comerford. The minor hurlers were second best to a strong Danesfort side in the Shield Final of the Roinn B league in Palmerstown. The game was practically over as a contest by half-time as the Danesfort men held a handsome lead. But the locals proved that they were a good side in their own right, scoring three second half goals. However, they were never able to reduce the gap to any great extent, as Danesfort secured the victory with a nine point margin, winning 3-16 to 3-7. Team: Padraic Delaney, Niall Coogan, Eoin Coogan, Padraig Walsh, Sean Walsh, Philip Cass, David White, Liam Cass, Simon Callinan, Tom Phelan, Oliver Feehan, David Kennedy, Pat Byrne, Nicholas Feehan, Conor Buggy. Subs.: Sean Brennan, Michael Molloy, Kieran Delaney, Jack Kelly, Joe Mullan, Adam Dempsey, Sean Hennessy, Justin Brophy. The under-14 hurlers were equally unfortunate as they were defeated by a stronger O’Loughlin Gaels side in St. John’s Park in the opening round of the Roinn A championship. The locals worked hard but there was no denying the strength of their opponents. They will be hoping to bounce back in their remaining championship games in order to qualify for the county semi-finals. Team: Conor Blanche, Niall Walsh, Padraic Gunner, Frank Gunner, Eoin Cahill, Donal Cass, Laurence Feehan, Edmond Delaney, John Byrne, Ethan Butler, James Bergin, Ben Lawler, Karl Downey, Bill Murphy, Vincent Brophy. Subs: Geoffrey O’Shea, Thomas Rice, Darragh Dooley, Tommy Hennessy, Darren Cuddihy.

LADIES FOOTBALL - Conahy Ladies Football Club ran a very successful blitz in the Polo Grounds on Saturday afternoon. Four teams participated in the blitz - Mount Leinster Rangers, Erin’s Own (Castlecomer), James Stephens and Conahy. Refreshments were served for all players, mentors and supporters after the fun blitz. A barbeque and music by Patsy Blanche followed later that night rounding off another fantastic day’s entertainment for the Conahy Ladies. Well done to all the players, mentors and the organising committee. The Ladies Footballers also hold a fundraising clothes recycling collection on Saturday, September 29th, in the Polo Grounds from 10.30 a.m. until 12 p.m. All support for this event would be appreciated.

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 5, 19 and 22. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Matty Brennan, Linda Dempsey, Seamus Doheny, Ned Mulhall and Therese Kearney. The promoters’ prize winners were Seamus Óg Brennan, Margaret Buggy and Declan Downey. This week’s jackpot now stands at €2,900.

GOLF SOCIETY- Sarsfields Golf Society’s next outing takes place on September 15th in Rathdowney Golf Club. All are welcome to take part.

VINTAGE CLUB - Conahy Vintage Club hold a Vintage Run on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 3 p.m. from the Polo Grounds. This will be followed by a cabaret in the Jenkinstown Venue at 9 p.m. All are welcome.

CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Did you know that your child may be eligible for a free pre-school place? Your child is entitled to one year free pre-school if they are eligible for the ECCE scheme. Conahy Community Playgroup have a number of available places starting August 29th. Children born between 2 February 2008 and 30 June 2009 can apply. Also, if you are currently in receipt of any form of social welfare payment, e.g. Farmers grant, employment assistance you may be entitled to avail of childcare from as little as €6.00 per session. Conahy Community Playgroup provides a quality, affordable service for pre-school children from age 2 years and 9 months.  Its experienced staff plan programmes of activity based on the developmental, social and educational needs of the children in a safe and caring environment. For further information please contact Geraldine Dunne on (086) 8322951 or Alice Nolan on (086) 1021077.