HURLING - The intermediate hurlers made a disappointing start to the campaign in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling league as they were beaten by Thomastown in Clara on Friday night last. There could little to complain about from a Conahy point of view as last year’s champions proved too strong, scoring three second half goals to kill off the Conahy challenge. The harsh weathers conditions which also developed in the second half made it even more difficult for Conahy to manage a comeback, having been 0-8 to 0-4 behind at the half-time interval. Despite their best efforts, there was little they could do as Thomastown gained the two league points on a 3-11 to 0-10 score line.
TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe; Nicholas Feehan; Donal Brennan; Philip Cass; Thomas Nolan; Kieran Mooney; Padraig Harding; Gary Kavanagh; Paddy Mullan; John Mullan; John Wallace; Peter Vickery; Alan Healy; Paul Buggy; Shane Brennan. Subs: Padraic Nolan; Seamus Óg Brennan, Declan Buggy.
The junior A and junior B hurlers are back in action this coming weekend as the former meet Carlow Town in the Northern Junior A league in Carlow on Saturday at 7 p.m. The junior B side, meanwhile, face Dicksboro in Jenkinstown on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.
The minor hurlers played out a thrilling draw with Graigue/Ballycallan in their most recent game in the Roinn B league in Tom Ryall Park , Kilmanagh. The home side were typically tough but fair and put Conahy under serious pressure at times. But Conahy deservedly took a share of the spoils that to a well-taken goal from Edmond Delaney. This left the final score at 1-13 apiece with a draw the fairest possible result. The two clubs must meet each other again tomorrow night (Thursday), this time in the under-16 hurling Roinn B league, in Kilmanagh at 7 p.m.
The under 14 hurlers also had a draw of their own in their Roinn C league match with Mullinavat on Tuesday night last. It was very much a game of two halves as Conahy dominated the first half and Mullinavat were in charge of the second period. In the end, both sides shared the spoils, with the final score being 3-8 apiece.
TEAM: Cian Harding, Ciarán Rice, Karl Downey, Dylan Bergin, Frank Gunner, Conor Blanche, Tommy Hennessy, Geoffrey O’Shea, Laurence Feehan, Darren Cuddihy, Vincent Brophy, Conan Dunne, Darrah Dooley, Eoin Cahill, Thomas Rice. Subs: Harry O’Mahony, Paul Healy, Tommy Blanche, J.P. Gamble
Both schools hurling teams were also in action last week in the Allianz/Cumann na mBunscoileanna Leagues against Freshford and Galmoy respectively. Both sides unfortunately lost out in each of their games, but still once again performed very well. The two teams involved were:
TEAM: Josh Comerford, Sean O’Dornan, Ruth Hennessy, Liam Healy, JP Gamble, Oísin Cahill, Jack Bergin, John Kenny, Oisin O’Connor, James Kenny, Jason Kelly, Shane O’Loughlin.
TEAM: Hannah Murphy Harry O’Mahony, Alice Byrne, Mark Gunner, Jason Kelly, Eoin Cahill, Jack Murphy, Thomas Rice, Ciaran Rice, John Paul Gamble, Geoff O’Shea, Karl Downey, John Kenny, Dylan Bergin, Darren Cuddihy, James Kenny, Shane O Loughlin, Robbie Dooley, Tommy Blanche.
LADIES FOOTBALL - Conahy Ladies Football & Fitness Club are calling all ladies interested ingetting fit and having fun. Anyone who wishes to get involved are invited to come along to the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown tomorrow night at 8.00 p.m. There are many rewards, such as meeting others, keeping fit, having a laugh and enjoying football, with great fun nights out also guaranteed. Participants of all levels of fitness are welcome.
LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 1, 14 and 22. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Kieran Costello, Sean Kelly, Ann Dunne, Michael Harding and Agnes Scariff Lalor. The promoters’ prize winners were Peter Mulhall, Declan Downey and Shay Healy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,400.
HERITAGE SOCIETY - Conahy Heritage Society wish to remind everyone that “The Last Rose of Summer” Bicentenary Concert in Jenkinstown Park takes place on Saturday June 22nd at 8 pm, with tenor Anthony Kearns. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster outlets. If you have any difficulty acquiring tickets, committee members will gladly assist you. It will not be all seated, but everyone who needs seating or anyone with an infirmity will be accommodated.
ST. COLMAN’S N.S. - St. Colmans N.S. Parents Association will hold a Kids Disco for primary schoolchildren in Conahy Community Hall on Sunday, May 12th from 5pm to 7pm. Admission will be €2 or €5 for three or more from the same family. There will be a tuck shop and fancy dress is optional! This will be a fully supervised event and all are welcome to attend.