CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - A big thank you goes to all the people in the locality who recently supported a fundraising cabaret in the GAA Clubhouse in aid of Conahy Community Playgroup. Thanks to local musician Monica Conroy and friends - John, Dave and Dunf who provided such brilliant traditional Irish music and song on the night (Whiskers of Lichen), to Liam Brennan who sang and played guitar and Kim Kavanagh who performed some Irish dancing. Thanks also to everyone who donated such generous prizes for the raffle and door prizes, to Padraig Downey who acted as M.C., to the clubhouse staff and all who sold tickets - your support is very much appreciated by the Playgroup committee.
UNDER21 HURLING - The under-21 hurlers were defeated by a strong Fenians side in their opening game of the Roinn B Northern championship in Ballyragget on Saturday afternoon last. The locals started the game really well and led by 1-4 to 0-1 in the opening stages thanks to the accuracy of Paddy Mullan from frees and a brilliantly taken goal from David Kennedy. However, the Johnstown men were coming more into the game and had managed to reduce the gap to a goal by the half-time break. Conahy enjoyed a perfect start to the second half when Gary Dunne connected with a Philip Cass free to finish to the net. But instead of Conahy improving their performance from there, it was the Fenians who were the dominant side until the finish. They scored a well-taken goal in quick reply to Conahy’s goal, and scored a number of consecutive points to take and subsequently build up a significant lead. Conahy tried hard but they had no response to the direct running of the Fenians attack, and eventually the Johnstown men won out by 3-12 to 2-5. Though it was a disappointing and premature end to the year for the locals, they will be quick to acknowledge that a large number of the squad are under-age for a number of years to come.
TEAM: Padraic Delaney, James Delaney, Paraic Harding; Tom Mullan; Sean Walsh; John Mullan; Philip Cass; Donal Brennan; Eoin Carroll; Paddy Mullan; Gary Dunne; Conor Whelan; Tom Phelan; Peter Vickery; David Kennedy. Subs - Wayne Cuddihy; Michael Molloy; Jack Kelly; Stephen Brennan; David White; Brian Muldowney; James Murphy.
SCHOOLS FOOTBALL - Best of luck to the girls football team who are in action in the county final tomorrow (Thursday) in Nowlan Park at 1.30 p.m.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS - GAA club members are reminded that the Bórd na n-Óg AGM takes place on Friday, November 23rd at 8 p.m. in the GAA Clubhouse. The adult club AGM has been also scheduled to take place on Friday, November 30th in the GAA Clubhouse. Nominations and motion papers are available in the GAA Clubhouse.
LADIES FOOTBALL - The ladies footballers will hold a “Crazy for Shoes” night in the GAA Clubhouse on Thursday week, November 29th. Shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, wedding accessories and lots more will be on display. This event is open to everyone, so all are welcome to this girls’ night out.
LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 10, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Linda Dempsey, Sean Hetherington, Dicky Healy, Nicholas Baldwin and Conahy Ladies Club. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Dollard, Catherine Carroll and Margaret Buggy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €4,100.