Dunamaggin: Handball club AGM

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 21st draw were: 4, 8, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Colin Herity, Biddy Barry, Peggy O’Neill, Niamh O’Donovan and Pamela Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,150. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €210. The Pool number is worth €330, Pete’s No 520.

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 21st draw were: 4, 8, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Colin Herity, Biddy Barry, Peggy O’Neill, Niamh O’Donovan and Pamela Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,150. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €210. The Pool number is worth €330, Pete’s No 520.

Blessing - THE ANNUAL BLESSING OF THROATS will take place before and after all week end masses this week end in Kilmoganny, Tullahought, Windgap and Dunamaggan.

Da - THE SHRUGHAWADDA PLAYERS will stage Hugh Leonard’s Da in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny from Tuesday February 19th to Friday February 22nd. Tickets are available from Kilmoganny P.O., Pete Moran’s and Dunphy’s in Kilmoganny. Early booking is advisable as the Shrughawadda Players usually attract full houses each night.

Registration - DUNAMAGGAN G.A.A. CLUB WILL HOLD REGISTRATION DAYS on the weekend of 9th & 10th February after mass in each of the churches. The registrations will take place as follows: In Kilmoganny on Saturday 9th February in the front room of St. Eoghan’s Centre at 7.30 p.m.; In Dunamaggan on Sunday 10th February at 11.30 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan and in Kells in the Scouts Hall/Community Hall at 12.00 noon on Sunday 10th February. Parents of juvenile are asked to register their children on these days. All adult Club members are also encouraged to attend these registration days. The annual club membership rates are as follows: Family membership €160; Juveniles from 4 years to 16 years €40; Juveniles 17 – 18 years €50; Adult players €150; Student Adult Players €80: Adult membership €50. All players, juvenile and senior, are reminded that they must be registered before taking part in games. All juvenile Footballers must now comply with the new rules of having a gum shield before taking part in games.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - The County Gael Linn U 13 Mixed Doubles Trials took place with Kells Eoin Brennan and Kerrianne Power defeating Robert Dowling and Noelle Dowling (Mothel) and Jack Barcoe and Caoimhe Kelly (Kilfane) and so qualify to represent Kilkenny in the Leinster Gael Linn competition. In Leinster, Eoin Brennan and Kerrianne Power (Kells) travelled to Leixlip, Co. Kildare and defeated Meath, (Sarah Gillick/Kyle Cussen) and Carlow (Cormac O’Brien/Laura Donovan) to reach the final. Unfortunately, they were defeated by Meath (Emily Sheridan/Daniel Farrelly) in the final, after a great display of handball from both of them on the day. Congrats to Eoin and Kerrianne on a great achievement.

In the Adult County 40 x 20 championships Senior Singles Peter Funchion (Kells) got a walkover from Eddie Bourke (O’Loughlin’s) and Ger McGrath (Kells) got a walkover from Eamonn Hawe (Windgap),

In the Leinster Adult 40 x 20 Championships in the Golden Masters B Singles Pat Funchion (Kells) defeated Niall Leavy (Kildare) in the 3rd game; in the Junior Singles Pat O’Donnell (Wicklow) defeated Ger McGrath (Kells) also in the 3rd game and Brendan Burke (Kells) got a walkover from Brian Doherty (Offaly); in the Minor Singles J.J. English (Goresbridge) defeated Brendan Hyland (Kilkenny) in 2 games; in the Under 21 singles Sean Foley (Windgap) received a walkover from Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells); in the Junior B Doubles Dan Breen/Fergal Lalor(Kilkenny) due to injury gave a walkover to Andrew Dowling/Peter Whelan (Laois).

Kells Handball Club held their A.G.M. and there was a very good attendance. The secretary expressed her thanks to everyone who attended the A.G.M. The elected officers for the coming year are: Chairperson Michael Delahunty, Vice Chairperson Tom McGrath, Secretary Betty Funchion, Treasurer Jim Dalton, Juvenile Officer Brigid Burke and PRO Dan Breen.

Activites - DROICHEAD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE, CALLAN has a number of activities commencing in the coming weeks. These include (1) a group of men have come together and are planning on renovating an old horse’s trap and an old wooden butter churn in Droichead Family Resource Centre (The Friary). If you are interested in getting involved in this project, please call 056 77 555 19 Ext 1. (2) An open music, song & dance session which will take place in Droichead Family Resource Centre (The Friary) every Friday afternoon for the older folk in Callan and surrounding area. This session will begin on February 8th from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. All are welcome to join in on the session and have a bit of craic. Admission will be €2 per person. Tea and Coffee will be available. (3) A Basic Car Mechanics Course: Do you want to know the basics about your car? Check your car for oil /water /tyre pressure. Change bulbs/wiper blades. Etc. This is a once off course that will be held on Thursday Jan 31st from 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.. The course will cost €10 per person. Please call Droichead FRC to book a place. (4) A D.I.Y Course will begin on Thursday evening, February 21st from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.. It will take place over 6 Thursday evenings and the topics covered include: woodwork, plumbing, decorating, picture hanging and room measuring. This course will cost €30 per person. (5) Absolute Beginners Computer Course: Morning and Evening courses available.