Goresbridge: Committee for church bi-centenary event

Church - Goresbridge Church will celebrate its Bi-Centenary this year and volunteers are being sought to form a committee to organise some events to celebrate the event.

Church - Goresbridge Church will celebrate its Bi-Centenary this year and volunteers are being sought to form a committee to organise some events to celebrate the event.

When the main committee is formed some sub-committees will also be formed. Please contact the Parish Office by email @gbptparish@gmail.com or telephone 059 9775180.

SPLIT THE POT - The Split the Pot draw took place on Saturday, Annette Madden, Barrowmount Drive won €90, Joseph O’ Brien, Skeoughvosteen won €20 and Aidan and Anthony Dunne, Barrack St won €20. It costs €2 to play and you just place it in the envelopes that are in the following shops, Connolly’s Red Mills, Bridge Café, Barrow Breeze, Goresbridge Credit Union, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Donohoe’s Shop, Blake’s Pub, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Glanbia and Beatrice Dempsey.

BARROW RANGERS LOTTO - Barrow Rangers lotto stands at €5,000 and tickets are available from Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar and Peter Breen. It costs €2 to play; you choose 4 numbers between 1-24 so it could be you.

BOOKING IONAD DARA - If you wish to book Ionad Dara you can contact Mary Simpson at 087 7548498.

KILLOUGHTERNANE ART CLASSES - If you wish to try your artistic skills you can join art classes in Killoughternane on Tuesday nights at 7.30 from January 15. It costs €60 for 6 classes, all are welcome.

WORTH €6325 - Bridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325. Last week Eamonn Barcoe won €100 and Paul and Tom Curran won the promoter’s prize. It costs €2 to play and tickets are available in Blake’s Pub, Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Maher’s Pub, The Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner and from committee members.

SOCCER RESULTS - Bridge United A team travelled to Thomastown to play Thomastown United and after a very even first half went in a goal down at the break and the match was very much there for the taking but Thomastown clinched it with a second goal near the end.

Bridge United under 15’s played Evergreen and lost 5-2. The under 13’s played Stoneyford in Goresbridge and came away with a 4-0 victory with Conor Blake scoring from a corner kick, Niall Canning made a blistering run, cut inside and curled the ball into the top right hand corner, Ken Knox who was playing centre back also managed to score and Niall Canning added the fourth goal.

Bridge Utd U9’s resumed after the Christmas break, with a fine win over Dean Celtic on a 4-0 score line. Such was the level of play that a similar score at half-time would have been more reflective, but for some last gasp defending and a fine performance from the Celtic keeper.

But at 1-0 the Bridge boys moved the ball about with a touch and panache far in advance of their years. Three more goals followed in what was perhaps their best performance to date

all twelve deserve mention such was the level of play and teamwork on display. Panel, Patrick Langton, Cathal Purcell, Kyle Foley, Jack Doyle, Dylan Hunston, Luke Fenlon, Jamie Nolan, Joe Healy, Tom Foot, Charlie Brennan, Donagh Murphy and Mikey Knox.

CAMOGIE CLUB AGM - Paulstown/Goresbridge Camogie Club will hold their AGM this Friday 18th January in the Church Hall, Paulstown at 7.30. All are welcome.

BETTY CELEBRATES - Congratulations to Betty Hutchinson, Barrowmount Drive who celebrated her 50th birthday with a party in Maher’s Pub on the 29 December. Betty was surrounded by her husband, Liam, daughter Amy and son Michael, family, friends and neighbours and a great night was had by the large crowd in attendance.

YOGA FOR ALL - Yoga resumes in Ionad Dara on Tuesday mornings, the course commences this Tuesday January 15 at 10.30. Chair Yoga will also take place on Tuesday at 12 noon which is both medicinal and meditative. If you would like more information or if you would like to book a place contact Marian at 086 3082450.

HANDBALL NEWS - In handball this week, the County singles were played. In the under 12’s competition Luke Whelan reached the final which was played in Goresbridge. Luke played well on the day but came up against a very good player in Jack Holden (Kilfane). Kilfane won in two straight games. The under 13 competition was played in Kells and the club had Pauric O Neill playing his first match for the club. Pauric did well and only lost by a few points. At the u14s competition which was held in Clogh, Michael Carey reached the final but again lost in two games but never gave up and played well. At the same time his big brother Sean was in action in the u16s final which he won in two straight games. Well done to Sean on a great win .The best of luck is wished to all players who play next weekend in doubles. At adult level, John O’ Neill had a good win in Leinster during the week. John played his second round on Saturday but went down to Carlow in two tight games.