Kilmanagh: Get walking

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION - The Operation Transformation National Walks takes place on Saturday, 19 January. Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) have organised 3 walk in Kilkenny City and County. Each walk will take about 40 minutes and will be lead by an experience and enthusiastic walk leader. The walks are taking place as follows; Castlecomer Discovery Park at 11:00am. The Parade, Kilkenny City at 11:00am (as part of the Mayor’s Walk series with Sean O H’Argáin and also for the first time).Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum, Inistioge at 2:00pm.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION - The Operation Transformation National Walks takes place on Saturday, 19 January. Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) have organised 3 walk in Kilkenny City and County. Each walk will take about 40 minutes and will be lead by an experience and enthusiastic walk leader. The walks are taking place as follows; Castlecomer Discovery Park at 11:00am. The Parade, Kilkenny City at 11:00am (as part of the Mayor’s Walk series with Sean O H’Argáin and also for the first time).Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum, Inistioge at 2:00pm.

Comfortable Shoes are advisable for these walks and of course don’t forget to dress for the weather.

For further information visit www.krsp.ie

HEALTH & WELLBEING - A Health & Wellbeing evening will be held in Kilkenny on Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 7.30pm. Come along to a relaxing evening to sample & taste some products. To find out the location & reserve places please contact Linda on (086) 1604273.

ST. BRIGID’S WHIST DRIVE - The next whist drive will be held on Friday, 25 January at 8.30pm in Palmerstown Venue. All are welcome.

YOGA CLASSES - Yoga for all levels including Beginners and Improvers yoga will start in the new year. Also Yoga for the older adults, therapeutic chair yoga will be on offer. For more information please contact Marian on 086 3082450.

BASIC MECHANICS - For anyone who wants to know the basics of their care such as checking for oil, water, tyre pressure, change bulbs or wiper blades, etc. this once off course is a must. It will be held on Thursday, 31 January from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will cost €10. To book a place ring 056 7755519 ext. 1.

FREE ART PROJECT - a FREE creative art project for adults will begin on Wednesday, 20 February and will run for 3 Wednesday evenings. This project will involved working on a mural in Droicheád Childcare using all sorts of fabrics and textures to create a unique piece of work. To book a place please call 056 7755519, ext. 1.

RANGERS VS. TULLAROAN - Rangers welcomed near neighbours Tullaroan to the Paircín on Sunday morning last, 13 January.

Following on from the last two good results Rangers were in good form to be hosting the current league leaders. Both teams started brightly with both defences in command of the play. The first effort of note fell to Rangers when a Paddy Dalton cross was cleared by the
Tullaroan keeper but fell to G. Murphy and despite with his back being to the goal he directed the ball goal-wards and it looped in over the keeper’s head to give Rangers the lead.

This spurred Tullaroan on and they began to create a few changes hitting the post and forcing a save from the home keeper. They equalised shortly before the half time whistle when a through ball split the Ranger’s defence and the strikers shot squirmed past the keeper where despite Tommy Manogue’s best efforts the ball crossed the line. Another goal this season that Ranger’s felt should have been prevented.

The second half saw both sides up the pace but there was no real goal treats. The first big decision of the second half went Tullaroan’s way. Dara Egan robbed the ball in centre field and launched a solo raid into the box. On his way he was caught by a Tullaroan defender. A certain penalty one would think but no, the Referee waived to play on to the Rangers dismay and the amazement of the Tullaroan players.

The next moment of note fell to Tullaroan when a long ball from the back bounced kindly for the attackers and a snap shot looked goal bound only for a fine finger tip save from Ranger’s keeper kept the scores level.

The deciding moment also had a hint of controversy about it. With time almost up Jason Darmody won the ball on the edge of the Ranger’s box and tried to clear despite been fouled on more than one occasion. Play was continued and a coming together between Jason and a Tullaroan player lead to a Tullaroan free. Rangers protested to the earlier infringements but to no avail. The resulting free was whipped in with pace and a Tullaroan touch was directed past Ranger’s defence and keeper to nestle into the bottom corner causing heartbreak for Rangers.

Before the end Rangers created one final chance as a corner kick was floated in. C. O’Grady looked certain to score only for a vital touch that took in off his head.
Final score: Tullaroan 2 / River Rangers 1.

Team: M. Corrigan, P. Dalton, S. Murphy, C. O’Grady, T. Manogue, D. Murphy, B. Hayes, T. Ryan, D. Egan, G. Murphy, J. Darmody,

Subs: S. Butler.
Dispute the final result this was one of Rangers best team performances of the season and had the ball broke there was the result could have been so different.

Up next for Rangers is a trip to town to take on high flying Newpark at 2:00pm next Sunday, 20 January.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing marydargan@gmail.com before 9pm on Sundays. Any photos to be included should be sent as an attachment.