Junior A Hurling - St Martin’s Junior A side made the short journey made the short trip to Jenkinstown to take on Conahy Shamrocks but lost out to a strong home side. Martins conceded an early goal and were always chasing the game after that although they never gave up trying .The half time score was 2-4 to 0-5 , and the full time was 3-13 to 0-9.
Team: Jason Shore, Martin Dowling, Aidan Lalor, Nicholas Purcell, Patrick Dowling, Pauric Haughney,Shane Egan, Luke Maher 0-1, Thomas Walsh 0-1, Eugene Maher 0-2, David Breen 0-2, James Kelly, Damien Egan, Damien Tynan, Ruari Kinsella 0-3.
Subs Aidan Egan (used), Ronan Tynan.
Age Friendly Programme - Kilkenny Age Friendly County programme is available to provide “Ageing with Confidence” in your area. The 8 weeks workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process. The programme is run by two trained facilitators and looks at all aspects of ageing including physical, emotional and intellectual. The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local community/parish centres. Enquires welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. If you are interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on 056 7772787 for further details or email email@example.com
Senior Hurlers off to a winning start - St Martin’s faced Tullaroan in the first round of the St Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League. Played in St John’s Park in winter like conditions, it was Tullaroan who first got off the mark with a point from Ken Coogan within 30 seconds of the start, followed by another point before St Martin’s got on the scoreboard with John Maher pointing a free won by Brian Mulhall. St Martin’s powered on adding further points from John Maher, John Mulhall, Robert Shore and Brian Mulhall leaving the half time score 0-8 each.
On the restart, St Martin’s continued to forge ahead and had established a 13 point to 10 lead when they were rocked back by a goal for Tullaroan from a 20 metre free. However, John Maher converted a 65 and Colin McGrath added a huge point from his own half to go 2 points up. Tullaroan tried hard and in the last minute, had the ball cleared from the goal line and St Martin’s held on for a 2 point win.
Colin McGrath made some great saves and Ollie Walsh, James Maher, Byran Byrne and John Mulhall gave a good account of themselves. Shane Kinsella who made his senior debut came on and showed some nice touches. Well done to team and management on a hard earned victory. Final score: St Martin’s 0-15 Tullaroan 1-10.
Team: Colin McGrath, James Maher, Patrick Nolan, Shane Cadigan, Niall Moran, Ollie Walsh, Byran Byrne, Joe Maher, Canice Maher, John Mulhall (Capt), Paul Maher, Tom Breen, John Maher, Brian Mulhall, Robert Shore.
Subs: Jason Shore, Brendan Maher, Michael Morrissey, Noel Darcy, Eoin McGrath, (used) Brian Cadigan, Paddy Dowling, Martin Dowling, David Breen, Luke Maher, Aidan Murphy, Shane Kinsella, (used) Donal Shore, Shane Egan, Eugene Maher.
Confirmation - Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11 in St Brendan’s Church, Muckalee at 11am.
First Holy Communion - First Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Church, Muckalee on Sunday, May 19 at 11am and in Coon on Sunday, June 2 at 11am.