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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan

Sister Anne Healy is an Irish nun from Killenaule, Tipperary. She works with the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Cebu in the Philippines who have been operating there since 2000. They work to help over 900 children and 400 families every day.

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan they are facing major difficulties in providing aid to the survivors. Because of shortages, the price of food has dramatically gone up and as a result they are struggling to provide for those in need.

There will be a fundraiser in Sheridan’s Lounge, Ennisnag, Kilkenny on Saturday 23rd November at 8.30pm where I will aim to raise as much money as possible.

All donations raised on the night will be going directly to Sister Anne Healy in the Philippines to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

The main event of the night will be an auction with lots including -

- 3 month old calf valued at €400

- Paintings by Therese Bourke and Eileen Rice

- Trailer load of timber worth €200

- Plus much, much more!

Entertainment on the night is being provided free of charge by Jim Byrne, Jerry Delaney, Richie Hogan and Billy Barron,( all formally of The Backdoor Blues Band.)

Soccer

Last saturday saw two great wins for U11s and U13s both by a six goal to nil margin. Eoghan O Niel scored a hattrick Ian Wallace a penalty and Jack McGuirk a great goal from play in a strong performance from the U13s which leaves them 3rd in the league.

Stoneyford U11s were facing a very skillful and positive Fort Rangers side. Stoneyford were winning 1-0 at half-time after missing some good chances and the Fort Rangers goal keeper making a number of good saves. They kept the pressure on in the second half and soon enough they got their reward with a well taken free kick. Stoneyford then gained the upper hand and finished the game strongly, winning 6-0.

Stoneyford u10s were unfortunate to concede two early goals against Freebooters at Scanlon Park, but got back into the game thanks to two excellent strikes by Edward Dwyer, with great support play by Sean Moore and Joseph O’ Connell. Despite strong play at the back by Jack Ruth and Zach Treacy, Freebooters finished the half well and led 4-2. Stoneyford played some good football in the 2nd half, but couldn’t make the breakthrough with a final scoreline of 6-2.

“Stoneyford FC two U-8 teams “Blacks” and “whites” had a good start to the new look 2013/2014 season at the Thomastown blitz on Saturday. The highlight for the “Blacks” came in the third game with some superb goals from Alex Fennelly and Leo McKernan to secure a good win over Southend. The whites also did well improving with each match played and were very unlucky not to finish in a stronger position after great goals from Sean O’Toole and Eoghan O’Conner.

A used clothing collection will take place at training this week to raise money for new club kit. Stoneyford Community Hall sat 10-12.

Saturday 16th November only the U11s and U13s were in action and again both teams won comfortably each rising up their respective league tables. Goals from Denis Walsh(2), Jamie Chisholm and Shane Fennelly(2) saw the U11s go top of the league. For the U13s Ian Wallace, Jamie O Keefe & Eoin Crowley scored in an exciting 3-1 win over top team Highview that leaves Stoneyford joint second in the league.

Saturday 16th November only the U11s and U13s were in action and again both teams won comfortably each rising up their respective league tables.

Another very impressive win for U11s at home this Saturday over Dean Celtic B puts them at joint top of Kilkenny and District League Division 2 with 4 wins from 4 games. The goal scorers were Shane Fennely, Denis Walsh and Jamie Chisholm. The Stoneyford players were Denis Walsh, Ryan Grace , Jamie Chislom, ,Shane Fennely, AdamLong, Padraig Lennon, Luke Wallace, Conor Brennan, Catriona O’Toole and Oisín Doyle.

For the U13s Ian Wallace, Jamie O Keefe & Eoin Crowley scored in an exciting 3-1 win over top team Highview that leaves Stoneyford joint second in the league.

Hurling

Hard luck to the Carrickshock Minor Hurlers, who narrowly lost the Minor Final to Dunnamaggin on in Callan. Dunnamaggin started brightly and were 2 points up after 4 minutes. Carrickshock looked a bit nervy and had a few wides early on. But after 10 mins Kevin Farrell went on a defence-splitting run and dispatched the ball beautifully to the corner of the net, putting the Shocks a point up, 1-0 to 0-2. Scores were hard to come by after heavy rain just before the game. A Dunnamaggin free was replied to by Kevin Farrell, 1-1 to 0-3 after 17 mins. Over the next few minutes Dunnamaggin seemed to be getting on top and 3 points without reply left them 2 ahead coming up to half time. But Carrickshock exploded to life in this spell. Corner-backs Stephen Mackey and Jody Dwyer were clearing everything that came their way. Ian Dunphy was leading the way at centre-back, Conor Aylward and Dylan Halligan were getting to grips with the Dunamaggin dangermen on the wings. Aaron Roche’s monster puck-outs were finding their men in the half-forward line. Daragh Brennan was becoming a handful and earned a couple of crucial frees. Sharpshooter Paddy Foran’s freetaking was excellent and he converted two from long range either side of a point from Eamonn Power, scored under fierce pressure. This put Carrickshock in front at half-time, 1-4 to 0-6.

After the break Carrickshock carried on where they’d left off. The backs in particular were starting to dominate, James Grace was giving an exhibition of full-back play. The midfield of Aaron O’Neill and Padraig Farrell were gaining a lot of possession. But the Dunamaggin defence, especially Eoghan Kearney at full back, were hard to break down. Worryingly, Carrickshock only had a pointed free from Paddy Foran to show for it midway through the half. Then Stefan Maher twisted and turned to score a point and put Carrickshock 3 ahead. Next came the score of the game - Kevin Farrell intercepted a short pass out of the Dunnamaggin defence and split the posts from 60 metres, leaving the score 1-7 to 0-6. Two Dunnamaggin points followed by another Kevin Farrell point left 3 between them with 8 minutes left. Every ball was being fiercely contested now and the challenges were becoming robust. During this spell Carrickshock lost substitute Ciaran Lennon, who went off with a broken leg after a couple of heavy knocks. Sean Grace came back on, in the hope that his burst of pace could edge them over the line. A point from Dunnamaggin with 5 minutes left put 2 between them. Then came a bizarre call by the referee that was the turning point of the game. Eamon Power was literally being held in a head-lock around midfield when he was penalised for over-carrying. A long ball into the square from the free was finished to the net by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Dunnamaggin were ahead 1-9 to 1-8. For the last few minutes Dunamggin packed the defence and in stoppage time scored a second goal on the break to put the game beyond doubt. Final score was 2-9 to 1-8. Heartbreak for Carrickshock after playing superbly for most of the game. This minor panel, expertly coached by David Franks, Richie Power and Jim Ireland deserved more from a year of hard work and great progress.

The Team: Aaron Roche, Stephen Mackey, James Grace, Jody Dwyer, Conor Aylward, Ian Dunphy, Dylan Halligan, Aaron O’Neill, Eamonn Power, Darragh Brennan, Padraig O’Fearghaill, Kevin Farrell, Sean Grace, Stefan Maher, Paddy Foran, Stefan Maher. Subs: Ciaran Lennon, Kieran Conway, Mikey Kenneally, Rory Doyle, Darragh Doyle, David Kedney, Michael Murphy.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a volunteer led organisation that operates a 24 hour emotional support service to support people in distress.

For further information see poster in Church Porch or Telephone 1850 60 90 90.

Camogie All-Star Award

Congratulations to Mairead Power, Condonstown on receiving a Camogie All-Star Award at the City West Hotel, Dublin during the week.

Bingo

Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m.

Mother & Toddler

We are meeting Thursday 21st November why not come along for a cuppa & a Chat. This is a great way to meet new and existing friends.

Baptisms

Congratulations to Ellie Grace Dunne, Chapel View, Stoneyford and her parents Kirsty and Paul.

Ellie was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 9th. November.

First Holy Communion 2014

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. November at 6.30p.m.

and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. November at 11.00a.m.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 19th. November from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

Mass will be celebrated for all our Faithful Departed at 2.30p.m. All are very welcome.

Mobile Library

Mobile Library will visit Hugginstown on Tuesday 19th. November from 2.20p.m. to 3.00p.m.

Newmarket School

Meeting of the School Board of Management on Wednesday 20th. November at 8.00p.m.

Carrickshock G.A.A.:

Carrickshock G.A.A. Club wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who supported them in the recent County Final. Support arrived from the four corners of the world and we wish to acknowledge this, the effort to win the Senior County Final remains unfinished business and we look forward to resuming the campaign in 2014.

Congratulations to our U21s who won the u21s shield Final in Slieverue on the 16th November

Final Score Carrickshock 3-14 TullogherRosbercon 2-12.

Anniversary Masses:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. November at 8.00p.m. - Jim Corcoran, Sheepstown

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 24th. November at 10.00a.m. - Paddy Butler, Knockdrinna.

Christmas Fair

In aid of the hall refurbishment and the Senior Citizens Christmas Party this year’s fair will be held on the Sunday December 1st from 2-5pm in the Community Centre.

This year’s fair promises to be bigger and better with handmade crafts and Gifts on sale and we will have Santa’s Grotto. There will also be Teas/Coffees and homemade local baking on sale.

We are looking for donations of Home baking, Books, Tins of Sweets and Chocolates, Bottles of wine etc. and good quality second hand toys.

If you would like to book a stall for the day please contact Kathleen Walshe on 087-8229979.