Conahy: Full of courage

HURLING - The under-16 hurlers produced a performance full of courage and no little skill as they qualified for the Roinn B county final with a deserved victory over Bennettsbridge on Saturday afternoon last in Palmerstown. The locals showed good accuracy in front of goal and this proved to be the main difference between the two sides. There were good performances all throughout the field for Conahy in what was one of their most consistent performances of the year. In the end, they had four points to spare, winning 1-16 to 2-9. The locals can now look forward to a county final clash against Tullaroan, which is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The under-14 hurlers were equally impressive in their Roinn A championship clash against a much vaunted Dicksboro team in Jenkinstown on Wednesday night last. The locals enjoyed a great start with two goals from James Bergin. But the city side showed that they are a top team as they fought back and took the lead, and subsequently held it until the end of the game, winning in the end by 1-16 to 2-7. However, Conahy can feel very heartened by their performance as they look for another victory this weekend, this time against James Stephens in Larchfield. The minor hurlers resume their championship campaign with a clash against Tullogher-Rosbercon on this coming Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Bennettsbridge. The locals enjoyed a narrow victory over Piltown last time out and will be expecting a similarly close battle on this occasion.

HURLING - The under-16 hurlers produced a performance full of courage and no little skill as they qualified for the Roinn B county final with a deserved victory over Bennettsbridge on Saturday afternoon last in Palmerstown. The locals showed good accuracy in front of goal and this proved to be the main difference between the two sides. There were good performances all throughout the field for Conahy in what was one of their most consistent performances of the year. In the end, they had four points to spare, winning 1-16 to 2-9. The locals can now look forward to a county final clash against Tullaroan, which is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The under-14 hurlers were equally impressive in their Roinn A championship clash against a much vaunted Dicksboro team in Jenkinstown on Wednesday night last. The locals enjoyed a great start with two goals from James Bergin. But the city side showed that they are a top team as they fought back and took the lead, and subsequently held it until the end of the game, winning in the end by 1-16 to 2-7. However, Conahy can feel very heartened by their performance as they look for another victory this weekend, this time against James Stephens in Larchfield. The minor hurlers resume their championship campaign with a clash against Tullogher-Rosbercon on this coming Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Bennettsbridge. The locals enjoyed a narrow victory over Piltown last time out and will be expecting a similarly close battle on this occasion.

CAMOGIE - The under-16 girls, who are combined with Freshford, were unlucky to be defeated in the Roinn B county final against James Stephens in Clara on Saturday evening last. The city girls proved too strong for the locals, who won out on a 4-6 to 2-2 score line.

LADIES FOOTBALL - The Ladies Footballers also hold a fundraising clothes recycling collection on Saturday, September 29th, in the Polo Grounds from 10.30 a.m. until 12 p.m. All support for this event would be appreciated.

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 15, 19 and 34. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Jimmy Cuddihy, Denis Drennan, Ger Keoghan, Nickey Downey and Crissie Stapleton. The promoters’ prize winners were Julie Jackman, Margaret Buggy and Helen Cahill. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,100.

GOLF SOCIETY - Sarsfields Golf Society’s next outing takes place on September 15th in Rathdowney Golf Club. All are welcome to take part.

VINTAGE CLUB - Conahy Vintage Club hold a Vintage Run on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 3 p.m. from the Polo Grounds. Registration takes place before the event, commencing at 2.30 p.m. This will be followed by a cabaret in the Jenkinstown Venue at 9 p.m. All are welcome.

CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Did you know that your child may be eligible for a free pre-school place? Your child is entitled to one year free pre-school if they are eligible for the ECCE scheme. Conahy Community Playgroup have a number of available places starting August 29th. Children born between 2 February 2008 and 30 June 2009 can apply. Also, if you are currently in receipt of any form of social welfare payment, e.g. Farmers grant, employment assistance you may be entitled to avail of childcare from as little as €6.00 per session. Conahy Community Playgroup provides a quality, affordable service for pre-school children from age 2 years and 9 months.  Its experienced staff plan programmes of activity based on the developmental, social and educational needs of the children in a safe and caring environment. For further information please contact Geraldine Dunne on (086) 8322951 or Alice Nolan on (086) 1021077.