COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP-Conahy Community Playgroup are now taking names for September 2012. Free ECCE places are available to children who are due to start school in September 2013. If you would like more information, please contact Geraldine on (086) 8322951 or Alice on (086) 1021077 as places are limited.
HERITAGE SOCIETY-On Sunday May 27th, Conahy Heritage Society has organised a tour of Kilkenny Castle starting at 2 p.m., followed by a tour of Rothe House. If interested, please contact Tom Downey on (087)2515465 or Eileen Gunner on (087) 2859660.
HURLING-The intermediate hurlers suffered a second loss in a row when they were defeated by Tullogher-Rosbercon in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League in Bennettsbridge on Sunday afternoon last. The locals could have no qualms with the result, though they had an opportunity to keep the gap a lot closer in the first half when playing into the breeze, but failed to do so. They were also hampered by the absence of a number of players through injury, which didn’t help their cause. The Southerners kept their noses in front all through the second half and had five points to spare in the end, winning 1-15 to 1-10. Conahy now face a major challenge in their three remaining league games, the first of which is against neighbours St. Patrick’s (Ballyragget) on this coming Friday night in Castlecomer.
TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe; John Mullan; Peter Dollard; Thomas Nolan; Paddy Mullan; Denis Kelly; Paraic Harding; Damien Webster; Gary Kavanagh; Martin Fitzpatrick; John Feehan; Shane Brennan; Alan Healy; Paul Buggy; Paraic Nolan. Subs: Gavin Nolan; Declan Buggy; Micheál Lawlor; Eoin Carroll.
The minor hurlers were also second best in their clash with Glenmore in the Roinn B league in Jenkinstown on Monday night last. Having been behind by twelve points at half-time, the minor hurlers staged a remarkable second-half comeback. However, the gap proved too wide to pull back completely as the Southerners held on for a five point win. Glenmore flew out of the blocks in the first half and left Conahy completely shell-shocked. Their point scoring accuracy ensured that they led 1-13 to 0-5 at the interval and were fully in control. But, the locals showed that they were made of stern stuff and fought back superbly in the second half. Some shrewd switches from the Conahy management had the desired effect as they thundered into the game, and were subsequently were rewarded by goals from Conor Buggy and David Kennedy. But, as they chased down the lead, they unfortunately ran out of time, as Glenmore secured the two league points, winning 1-18 to 2-10.
TEAM: Padraig Delaney, Padraig Walsh, Eoin Coogan, Niall Coogan, Adam Dempsey, Philip Cass, David White, Oliver Feehan, Liam Cass, Sean Walsh, Nicholas Feehan, Conor Buggy, Simon Callinan, Gary Dunne, David Kennedy. Subs.: Pat Byrne, Tom Phelan.
The under-16 hurlers were more fortunate as they scored an impressive victory away to Kilmacow on Thursday evening last. Having been defeated by St. Lachtain’s last time out by a single point, it made the victory even more important. They were made battle all the way, but eventually won out on a 1-14 to 2-8 score line. The locals are currently joint top of the table, but they will have to wait until after the examinations break to see how the future lies in the league group.
TEAM: Declan Whearty, Kieran Delaney, Niall Coogan, John Byrne, Adam Dempsey, Liam Cass, Padraig Walsh, Donal Cass, Oliver Feehan, Edmond Delaney, Simon Callinan, Pat Byrne, James Bergin, Sean Brennan, Joe Mullan, Justin Brophy, Ben Lawler, Daniel O’Shea, Sean Hennessy, Keith Dunne, Conor Watters, Padraig Gunner, Laurence Feehan, Bill Murphy.
The schools hurling team suffered defeat at the hands of Urlingford in a thrilling Corn de Bhaldraithe clash on Thursday evening. The locals performed admirably but Urlingford’s ability to get goals at crucial stages meant that they won out on a 3-2 to 0-8 score line..
TEAM: Cian Harding Ashling Maher Frank Gunner Karl Downey Eoin Cahill Vincent Brophy Geoff O’Shea, Danielle Morrissey Siobhan Mullan Evelyn Phelan Thomas Rice Tommy Hennessy Conor Blanche, Darragh Dooley Emma Cahill Darren Cuddihy Dylan Bergin Paul Healy.
Conahy also faced Windgap in the schools Roinn D league. It was an exciting game from start to finish but the Windgap side were stronger in the end, winning 4-2 to 1-2.
TEAM: Robbie Dooley Shane Mcloughlin Paul Healy Clare Maher Emma Cahill Dylan Bergin Joshua Lambe Hannan Murphy Tommy Blanche Darren Cuddihy Conan Dunne Alice Byrne
CAMOGIE-The under-10 camogie girls had their first outing of the season on Saturday last in Ballyragget. They had three matches in total narrowly losing two and winning one . The girls played really well in all the games, though their best performance was in the last game which they lost by a single score and were so unlucky not to grab a few scores themselves . The girls can be very proud of themselves and can look forward to their next outing.
TEAM: Eve Ring Grace Mulhall Aoife Mulhall Emma Mulhall Charlotte Ennin, Niamh O Loughlin Yvonne Dooley Shannon Conroy Ruth Hennessy Caoimhe Hennessy Ellie Devan Lydia Mahoney Ellen Gunner Robin Morrissey
LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 17, 19 and 25. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Eileen Lennon, Dom Brennan, Maura Buggy, Nicko Griffith and Michael Bergin. The promoters’ prize winners were Mary Harding, Sean Hetherington and Julie Jackman. This week’s jackpot now stands at €1,400.
PHELAN’S HARDWARE-As and from Wednesday May 16th, Phelan’s Hardware will now reopen on Wednesday’s throughout the summer months. We are delighted to be able to offer full opening hours to our customers again and wish to thank all our customers for their patience over the past eighteen months.
KILKENNY COUNTY FLEADH-Kilkenny County Fleadh Cheoil takes place from May 25th - 27th in Kilkenny City with Competitions, Ceilí, Concert, Sessions and Street Entertainment. Entries for music, singing, set dance and sean-nós dance competitions will close on May 18th. For enquiries, please contact (086) 8249618.