MINOR HURLERS - The Glenmore minor hurling team of 2012 of Joint Captains Mark Aylward and Shane Doherty, Alan Murphy, Liam Hennessy, Eoin Aylward, Michael O’ Connor, Adrian Doherty, John Caulfield, Gerard Kehoe, Colm Doherty, Brian O’ Donoghue, John Gahan, Patrick Hennessy, Philip Roche, Alan Murphy, William Treacy, Christopher O’ Connor, Rory Doherty, Michael Burke, Niall Dunne, Ben Maher, Dean Croke, Mark O’ Conor, Steven Cody, Michael Holden, Brian Ennett, Maurice Fitzgerald and Ciaran O’ Connor won this year’s Minor Roinn B hurling county final on Sunday last in a thrilling match played under a heavy November sky on the holy sod of Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.
The game saw Danesfort take the opening score of a point, however it was Glenmore who gave it their all and took all and every opportunity to score with all scores coming from over the bar. The half time scoresheet saw Glenmore with a tally of 0-11 to Danesfort’s 0-9. It was in the second half that the lads from the glen steered ahead and forged another 0-15 to their credit which saw off the attacks and advances of Danesfort’s 0-4. The final score was Glenmore 0-26 to Danesfort’s 0-13. The Glenmore scores came from Alan Murphy 0-13, 0-11 from frees and 0-2 from play, Liam Hennessy 0-7, all from play, Gerard Kehoe 0-1 from play, Philip Roche 0-1 from play, Shane Doherty 0-2 from play, Mark Aylward 0-1 from play and William Treacy 0-1 from play. The joint Captains, Mark Aylward and Shane Doherty were delighted to accept the Minor Kilkenny Honda Centre Roinn B trophy on behalf of their team mates. Mark Aylward thanked Danesfort for a good challenging and sporting match, he thanked the team mentors and trainers Sean Caulfield, Seammie Dollard, Michael Doherty and John Phelan and Mark thanked Kilkenny County Board and Nowlan Park for the use of Nowlan Park. On their path to the final the team played and won against Barrow Rangers 2-24 to 1-7, this brought them into the quarter final stage of the competition with a win over the Fenians, after extra time, of 1-21 to 2-11. In the semi final the lads met St. Martins and secured their rightful place in the final by winning with a score of 5-27 to 1-10. Well done to the full panel of players, to the team mentors and trainers Sean Caulfield, Seammie Dollard, John Phelan and Michael Doherty for all their time and effort and committment and to Bridget Murphy for her backroom assistance and co-operation. Following their great win the players and families made their way to the Rhu Glen for a bite to eat and a get together.
VARIETY CONCERT - A concert with variety certaintly took place last Saturday evening in Glenmore hall. As a fundraiser for the St. Vincent’s Foundation, Dublin, for liver disease and transplant research and for the princely sum of €10 for adults and €5 for children a flashback to entertainment of times gone by was offered to all who attended the variety concert. With Dave Morrissey as Master of Cermemonies he introduced he opening live performance of ‘’ The Romantic Lover ‘’ by the local drama group, the Eigse Players who treated the audience to fun and laughter with a story of romance thrown in for good measure. A recitation followed by a song was given by Mary Aylward of Rochestown. Following an interval in which a cuppa and lovely home baking was given to everyone, and which was most welcome given the cold of the evening the next acts were singing, which was provided by Fr. O’ Connor P.P. of Glenmore, Olive Cullen and Pat Kelly, both from Slieverue. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann were next to provide the entertainment in the form of music and dance by various age groups and was much appreciated and Martin Forristal of Ballinlammy was at hand to share some stories and recall of yesteryear. Also on the night was a raffle and many thanks to all who donated prizes and who bought tickets on the night, your support was much appreciated. An event such as this variety concert needs a lot of preparation work and help and persons making themselves available in providing the entertainment and attending the concert, and thanks is given to everyone. Finally a word of thanks to Fr. O’ Connor and Eleanor for all their assistance, the ladies for their beautiful home baking, all the entertainers, the wonderfully supportive audience, Rosbercon parish for their co-operation in providing chairs. A very final word of thanks to Kate Mernagh, the organiser of the concert who addressed the audience and gave her heartfelt thanks to everyone for their support in this fundraiser which realised €2,500
CAKE SALE - The Glenmore camogie club are holding a fundraising cake sale in Glenmore hall after mass this Saturday evening and Sunday morning with all donations and contributions gratefully accepted before mass times and your support would be much appreciated.
SILVER CIRCLE RESULTS - The Glenmore GAA club October silver circle draw took place recently and the winners were, Eddie Synnott of Weatherstown, Tom and Mary Heffernan of Kearney Bay, Richard O’ Neill of Ballinlammy, James Doherty of Forristalstown, Patrick and Kathleen Aylward of Aylwardstown, Marie Clare O’ Dwyer of Ballyverneen, Seamus Dunphy of Ballyverneen, Ann and Ollie Hartley of Newtown, Edmund Kirwan of Robinstown, Donal Duggan of Flemingstown, Carmel O’ Neill of Ballyverneen, John and Rita Fitzgerald of Rathinure, Eileen O’ Keeffe of Carrigcloney and Michael Aylward of Ballinclare. Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone for their continued support of the silver circle each month.