Castlecomer: Discovery Park wins major award

GREAT BOOST FOR PARK - Castlecomer Discovery Park has received its second award this summer as they were announced as one of this year’s Primary Times STAR Awards 2012 winners. These awards reveal the best of what Ireland has to offer families, as voted for by parents. The Park was listed as one of the “Best Three Family Attractions in Leinster”. Primary Times is the No.1 free local guide for families in Ireland, dedicated to parents and teachers of 4-12 year old children. This award, along with the award they received from the Kilkenny County Council earlier this summer (“Against the Wind”) reinforces the enormous positive support the park is receiving, particularly from families, since the launch of the Tree Top Adventure Walk, Leap of Faith and Climbing Wall. For further details: www.discoverypark.ie

GREAT BOOST FOR PARK - Castlecomer Discovery Park has received its second award this summer as they were announced as one of this year’s Primary Times STAR Awards 2012 winners. These awards reveal the best of what Ireland has to offer families, as voted for by parents. The Park was listed as one of the “Best Three Family Attractions in Leinster”. Primary Times is the No.1 free local guide for families in Ireland, dedicated to parents and teachers of 4-12 year old children. This award, along with the award they received from the Kilkenny County Council earlier this summer (“Against the Wind”) reinforces the enormous positive support the park is receiving, particularly from families, since the launch of the Tree Top Adventure Walk, Leap of Faith and Climbing Wall. For further details: www.discoverypark.ie

ERINS OWN GIRLS GFC - The first under 10 blitz for girls footbal was held on Sunday,August 26 in Clara. Erins Own were represented for the first time with two teams.Eight clubs took part so plenty of promise for the future. Each team had three matches and both had one win,one loss and one draw. For a group of girls so young and new to the game they did themselves proud with a great exhibition of skills and enthusiasm much to the admiration of there supporters. All the girls performed extemely well in both teams and great day was had by all.These girls have only been playing for 4-5 months and are improving rapidly. Thanks to the mentors.Tommy Nolan, Deidre Owens, Marie Brennan and Marie Brophy. Congratulations to the following panel: Eva Brennan,Roisin Brennan,Aoibhinn Brophy, Sarah Brophy, Caoilfhinn Deely, Seonaid Deely, Aisling Delaney, Jennifer Herbert, Ella Nolan, Siobhan O’Neil, Emma Ring, Keela Toner, Niamh Moore, Isabel Delaney, Kate O’Neil.

LIBRARY LATEST - Kids! September 1 is the last day for receipts of The Story Lab cards. All will be invited to a fabulous show next month in Kilkenny with storyteller Niall de Burca.We now have exhibition space available for individuals and groups, ring 4440561 to book. This month’s exhibition is from The Fassadinin History society – Field names of Firoda. The Childrens Book Club “We’re just MAD ABOUT BOOKS!” will meet at 3.30 on Tuesday September 4th. All boys and girls aged 8-12 are welcome, just bring along any book you are enjoying. The Afternoon Book Club will resume meetings on Wednesday 26th September, book to be discussed is “The Soldier’s Song” by Alan Monaghan, copies available. All are welcome to join them for a chat and a cuppa! Pageturners Reading group will meet on Thursday 27th September, title: “The woman who went to bed for a year” by Sue Townsend. The Nattering Knitters meet every Thursday at 10am for stitching and chat, all are welcome to join. the

CHOIRBOYS - A Church gate collection will be held on Saturday and Sunday September 1st & 2nd in aid of Castlecomer Male Voice Choir. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CEILI MóR - All roads lead to Moneenroe Hall on Saturday September 22nd for a Set Dancing Ceili. Music is by the Glenside Ceili Band. Admission including refreshments is €10. Promoter John Ryan (086- 3978758) says the Moneenroe venue is proving to be very popular so the message is come early to avoid disappointment dancing from 9.30 p.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL - Moneenroe N.S. welcomes all pupils back after the Summer holidays on Thursday next August 30th.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - Congrats to Michael & Lizzie Brennan, Maryville who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE - Congrats to Charlie McCarthy, Clogh who celebrated his 70th birthday at a surprise party in a full house at Kavanagh’s on Saturday night.

PILGRIMAGE- The Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday September 16th. Fare Adults €15. Children €10. Please give names to Maureen Kelly 4441663 or Teresa Hetherington 4440025. Fares must be paid by Wednesday September 12th. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. sharp from The Square.

ERIN’S OWN LADIES FOOTBALL - The team played in the Conahy Blitz on Saturday last. The ladies played teams from James Stephens, Borris and Conahy. All 3 games were fast and full of action. Erins’ Own came away with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. The football played by the ladies is testament to the hard work being put in at training by the ladies and the coaches. Well done to Conahy on hosting a great day. On Sunday the ladies hung up the boots and headed to the RDS in Dublin to attend “The Ultimate Girls Day Out”. They left Comer Sunday morning and travelled by bus to the RDS where they had a really enjoyable day followed by a meal in Naas. Following all the pampering on Sunday it was back to the playing field on Monday evening in preparation for the next match.

CLUB LOTTO - Erins Own Lotto is now up to €15,350.00. 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. 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

ENROLLING - College of Further Education, Castlecomer is now enrolling €95 for first 20 students enrolled. Courses ; (a) Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Childcare with Special Needs. (b) Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Business with Computers. Phone 056 - 4441447 for application forms.