Tullaroan: Deserving winners

U-16 HURLING - Tullaroan qualified for the final of the Roinn B Championship when they beat St Lachtain’s in sunny Tom Ryall Park on Saturday.last. This was a tough physical encounter with both teams giving their all. St Lachtain’s playing with the wind in the first half opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. Tullaroan quickly got on the the scoring board with points from Jason O Riordan and Shane Walsh. Freshford levelled the score again before Shane Walsh pushed Tullaroan ahead with a point from a free. St Lachtain’s then scored four unanswered points to leave the score 0-6 to 0-3 with ten minutes to go until half time. Both teams traded points before John Walton tacked on two points for Tullaroan in the 27th minute. St Lachtain’s pointed from a free in the 30th minute before Tullaroan were awarded a penalty in extra time. Shane Walsh stepped up and elected to put the ball over the bar to leave the scores at half time St Lachtain’s 0-8 Tullaroan 0-7. Tullaroan had the better start in the second half when John Walton, Jason O Riordan and Kieran Lanigan sent the ball over the bar to leave Tullaroan 2 points in front. St Lachtains then scored from a free to leave just one point between the sides again. This turned out to be St Lachtain’s last score of the game. Tullaroan took firm control of the game and added a further 7 points to run out deserved winners on a score line of 0-17 to 0-8. Conahy Shamrocks will be their opponents in the Final which is due to be played on Saturday week. Team and Scorers: D Simpson, S Cuddihy, D Doheny, M Keoghan, T Walsh, J Keoghan, B Cuddihy, J O’Riordan (0-2), K Lanigan (0-1), S Grace, B Cuddihy (0-1), J Walton (0-6), L Teehan, J Moore (0-1), S Walsh (0-6). J Dooley.

U-16 HURLING - Tullaroan qualified for the final of the Roinn B Championship when they beat St Lachtain’s in sunny Tom Ryall Park on Saturday.last. This was a tough physical encounter with both teams giving their all. St Lachtain’s playing with the wind in the first half opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. Tullaroan quickly got on the the scoring board with points from Jason O Riordan and Shane Walsh. Freshford levelled the score again before Shane Walsh pushed Tullaroan ahead with a point from a free. St Lachtain’s then scored four unanswered points to leave the score 0-6 to 0-3 with ten minutes to go until half time. Both teams traded points before John Walton tacked on two points for Tullaroan in the 27th minute. St Lachtain’s pointed from a free in the 30th minute before Tullaroan were awarded a penalty in extra time. Shane Walsh stepped up and elected to put the ball over the bar to leave the scores at half time St Lachtain’s 0-8 Tullaroan 0-7. Tullaroan had the better start in the second half when John Walton, Jason O Riordan and Kieran Lanigan sent the ball over the bar to leave Tullaroan 2 points in front. St Lachtains then scored from a free to leave just one point between the sides again. This turned out to be St Lachtain’s last score of the game. Tullaroan took firm control of the game and added a further 7 points to run out deserved winners on a score line of 0-17 to 0-8. Conahy Shamrocks will be their opponents in the Final which is due to be played on Saturday week. Team and Scorers: D Simpson, S Cuddihy, D Doheny, M Keoghan, T Walsh, J Keoghan, B Cuddihy, J O’Riordan (0-2), K Lanigan (0-1), S Grace, B Cuddihy (0-1), J Walton (0-6), L Teehan, J Moore (0-1), S Walsh (0-6). J Dooley.

Used Clothing Appeal - A used clothing collection will take place on Wednesday 12th September. Clothes should be left outside the Tullaroan community centre before 10am. This appeal is on behalf of an Irish run orphanage in Nairobi, which looks after children with A.I.D.S.

Camphill Community - The annual open day at Camphill Community in Ballytobin, Co. KIlkenny will take place on Sunday 16th September from 2pm to 5pm. The community caters for children and adults with mental disability. Your support for this annual day would be very much appreciated.

Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch:The newly-established Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host its first information evening in September on how to get started with exercise and stay motivated as part of Arthritis Ireland’s ‘MovingIs the Best Medicine’ campaign.

This admission-free event will take place in the City Suite of Hotel Kilkenny on 26th September at 7:30pm. Featuring a number of expert speakers, including Lorna Raggett, Senior Occupational Therapist who will present on the role of the occupational therapist and patient education in lifestyle management, and Caitriona Corr, Development Officer with Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, it promises to be a fun and informative evening.

Prague House - Prague House fundraising committee are holding a raffle commencing in October 2012, there will be ten draws in total. First prize in each draw will be €1000.00 with many more prizes. Members of the committee will call to homes in the Tullaroan area over the coming weeks to sell tickets costing €30.00 each.

Active Retirement Associatio - An outing to visit the Glasnevin Museum is currently being arranged for 18th September 2012. The tour will cost €10.00 which includes a visit to the crypt of Daniel O’Connell. A bus will leave Tullaroan Village at 10am costing €20.00 each, and this trip will depend on numbers travelling. For further information please contact Betty on 0871352460 or Lily on 0863388420 as soon as possible.

Family Fun Field Day - The organising committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to making the recent field day held at the Tullaroan sports grounds a great success. All suggestions welcome for next years event.

All Ireland Hurling Final - Tommy Walsh was on the Kilkenny All Ireland hurling team who drew with Galway at Croke Park on Sunday last. Best wishes to Paul Buggy and Padraig Walsh who will line out for Kilkenny on Saturday in the under 21 All Ireland Hurling Final at Thurles.