Windgap-Tullahought: The ace of hearts awaits at Guinan’s

TWENTY FIVES RESUME ON FRIDAY NIGHT- The hurling Club monthly Progressive 25 Card Drive resumes in Guinan’s Bar in Windgap onthis Friday the ninth of November at eight forty five. All are most welcome to attend and participate in the popular pastime which provides a valuable social get together and helps to shorten the long winter’s evenings.

TWENTY FIVES RESUME ON FRIDAY NIGHT- The hurling Club monthly Progressive 25 Card Drive resumes in Guinan’s Bar in Windgap onthis Friday the ninth of November at eight forty five. All are most welcome to attend and participate in the popular pastime which provides a valuable social get together and helps to shorten the long winter’s evenings.

CAMOGIE FINAL - The under twenty-one “A” Camogie County Final against Thomastown is scheduled for eleven o’clock on Sunday morning at a venue to be announced. The exact details can be obtained later in the week from any player or committee member. All support on the day will be greatly appreciated as the side attempt to retain the title they won for the first time in Bennettsbridge in 2011.
NEW HOODIES - Windgap Hurling and Camogie clubs have come together to order a new batch pf O’Neill’s Hoodies. The garments are specifically designed for both clubs with a Camogie Crest on the ladies and a Hurling Crest on the gents. The price shows no change from the regular club stock that are sold at €30 for size 5-11, €35 for size 13-14 and €40 for all adult sizes Should you wish to order a Camogie one call or text Elaine Purcell on 086 1024897 or Jimmy Walsh for a Hurling one on 085 1740675 with Name, Size and Type before Friday 15th of November. The items ordered on that date are scheduled to be delivered in early December.

GALMOY WINDGAP - The combined side travelled to Danesfort on Sunday morning to play Carrickshock in the first round of the under twenty one championship. Playing into the roadside goal the side opened the scoring and after an even competitive and entertaining first half that saw the sides tied at 0-6 each the first major score fell to Carrickshock when they scored a goal three minutes after the Angelus bell sounded from the local Church. Short Jason Stanley in the US and Shane Walsh in France the local side were never far out of touch and with some fine individual performances were well in the game before a second goal for the Hugginstown side gave them a 2-11 to 0-12 victory. Thanks are extended to Danesfort for the use of the pitch at a central location to all three participating clubs and to Carrickshock for facilitating the change of the original venue. The result sees the club await their opponents in the first round of the shield competition. See Sports Pages for Gerry Drennans match report. Best wishes are extended to Kieran Purcell another member of the Galmoy/Windgap under twenty one squad who emigrated to Australia just hours before the game.

DEFRIBILATOR - The second training course for defribilator users is taking place on Wednesday 10th in Tullahought Community Centre. If you are interested in a place on the third and final course please give your name to any member of the committee or contact Joan O’Gorman on 086-1024892 as soon as possible.

COMPUTER COURSE - The Computer Class for beginners got off to a flying start on Monday evening an introductory session in the GAA clubrooms on Monday evening. Under tutor Karen Norton the group continues on Monday evenings. For more info on a possible additional course contact Helen Walsh on 086 8400344.

CLUB NEWS - A committee meeting to organise the forthcoming Race night takes place in the clubrooms on Thursday evening at 8pm. This Weeks Winning Numbers 7, 8, 11, 20, Bonus 25 This Weeks Prize fund, €7,400.00

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE - Work continued as the various subcommittees met at least once during the week to discuss the topics relative to their area. After their initial consultations, site visitations and further meetings the findings will be presented to a full meeting of the Planning for the Future committee in the GAA Club at 8pm on Tuesday the 20th of November. 
HURLERS HOLIDAY FUND - Tickets are available through Club committee members for the Kilkenny Senior hurlers training and holiday fund. Costing €10 the first prize is €5000.

WALKING OUT - The walking trips continue to grow in size and regularity in Tullahought on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and on Saturday mornings the Windgap where the group left the Lake at 9.30 for the six Kilometre stretch over the Kilkenny trails walk in Castlemorris

CAMOGIE NEWS - Windgap hosted the second county under twenty one seven a side final between Clara and Mooncoin on Sunday. In the final game of the five team competition, Clara took the title for the second year in a row. On the day Simon Brophy had the pitch in great order, club member and County Vice chairperson Joan Gaule looked after the facilities and Kate Foley from the County Board presented the cup to the winning team captain.
HALLOWEN FAMILY QUIZ - Windgap Camogie Club are holding a Halloween Family Quiz on Wednesday week 31st October in St Leonard’s Hall, Dunnamaggin at 8pm with prizes for the best

BRING AND BUY - Windgap Parents association are holding a fundraising Bring and Buy sale in the Parish Hall on Saturday 10th of November at 2pm.

BRIDGE RESULTS - Winners at the weekly game in the Olde House on Monday night were 1st. Catherine Burke, Pat Arrigan 2nd. Margaret Comerford Mary Walsh Best Gross; Elizabeth Lanigan, Agnes Foley,

TIDY TOWNS - Members of Tullahought Tidy Towns Committee have been invited to Emily on Wednesday evening to the South Eastern Regional Awards ceremonies.

COOOKING DEMO - A cooking demonstration with JJ Healy takes place in Tullahought Community Centre on Friday 16th of November. Admission €10 with a raffle in aid of the Kilkenny Home Care Team.

HANDBALL REGISTRATION - New and existing members are reminded that registration for the new season is due following the successful AGM held in the Handball Alley on Thursday evening. Full report to follow in a later edition.
REHAB COLLECTION - Sincere thanks are extended to all that supported the recent collection for Rehab at Tullahought church recently. On the day a total of €110. 63 was collected.

CHILDMINDING - Are you a child minder or thinking of becoming a child minder? An “introduction to a child minding course” will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th of November from 10am – 4pm each day. The course is organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and the cost is €20. For more information or to book a place please contact Helena on 056 7752865.

Droichead Family Resource Centre

GROW YOUR OWN - Learn How to Grow Your Own Vegetables is a 5 week course that will take place in Droichead Family Resource Centre (The Friary) in Callan on Thursday, November 15th and will run for 5 Thursdays and will run from 10am -12pm. This course is suitable for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on their gardening skills. People will learn how to grow vegetables and about Autumn Preparation - composting, mulching, and improving soil, crop rotation, nature and wildlife, Spring Preparation - seeds, supports, fertilisers, watering & preparing the soil, Harvesting- Pests and Diseases.

ALZHEIMERS - The Day care centre in Kilkenny for people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia at 1 Fr Walsh Close, Cootes Lane is open from 09.30am-4.00pm, Monday-Friday. For further information on Meals, activities, entertainment; singing, bingo, cards, music, art, reflexology, reminiscence ring Ruth on 056 7771230.
NOTES - Contributors and Clubs are invited to email items for publication with a name and contact number to by Sunday evenings at 6pm