Schoolboy/Girl - Registration & Training for Deen Celtic will take place in the clubhouse at the following times.
U-8 (2005) Friday August 17th at 5pm -- Registration Only; U-9 (2004) Wednesday August 15th at 5pm U-10 (2003) Tuesday August 14th at 5pm; U-11 (2002) Thursday August 16th at 6pm; U-12 (2001) Wednesday August 15th at 6pm; U-13 (2000) Wednesday August 15th at 7pm; U-14 (1999) Tuesday August 14th at 6pm; U-15 (1998) Thursday August 16th at 7pm; U-16 (1997) Thursday August 16th at 7.00pm; U-19 (1996/5/4) Thursday August 16th at 8.00pm Registration fee is €20 per kid. New members are very welcome. Anyone wishing to help with schoolboy teams can let club representative know at signing up times. The club is also hoping to have a soccer school for kids on Saturday afternoons for boys & girls born in 2006 & 2007 commencing in September. Keep an eye out on your local notes, shops & Deen Celtic Facebook page for updates.
WHISTING THE NIGHT AWAY - Big winners in the weekly Whist Drive were: Top Score: Catherine Brennan, 1st & 2nd Lady: Ann Healy & Elizabeth Corrigan, 1st & 2nd Gent: Anna Mai Mullins & Tom Gormley, Raffle prize winners: Patrica McGuinness, Anne Kealy, Anne Mai Mullins, Martin Trait, Tom Fenlon. Whist continues every Friday night at 8.30pm in the Community Hall, Castlecomer. All are welcome.
NOWLAN PARK HOSTS GO GAMES - Erin’s Own brought 23 Under 10 and 9 hurlers to Nowlan Park on Saturday to play their final Go Games match of 2012. We were paired with Mooncoin who had similar numbers so everybody played a full game. In the Under 9 game our lads were under severe pressure for the first half but thanks to excellent goalkeeping from John Kenny and defending by Ewan, Dylan, Adam and James Kenny we kept the half time deficit to two goals. A reshuffle at half time saw Ciaran Meagher continue the great goalkeeping to keep us in the game. Ashley and Luca now kept more of the play in the Mooncoin half and a Tommy Coogan goal with the help of debutant Shane Holden started the comeback. Liam Doyle’s long range shot went over for a point. The game was won with the score of the day when John Kenny battled hard to win possession, handpassed to Ewan Connery who turned and scored with a great strike from 20 yards. Great teamwork from two young players. Panel: Ciaran Meagher, Adam Stone, Ashley Kerr, Luca Downey, Dylan Stynes Leigh, John Kenny, Ewan Connery, Kiel Smyth, James Kenny, Tommy Coogan, Shane Holden and Liam Doyle. In the Under 10 game Comer attacked right from the start with an excellent team display throughout. The half time score reflected this dominance with a lead of 7 to nil. Some adjustments were made to positions in the second half and as a result a more even second half followed. Comer eventually ran out comfortable winners by 12 to 5. Strong performances throughout with the scorers spread over 6 different players with Kevin Holland and Lee Holden bagging 4 scores each. In defence the boys played really well with Cathal O’Reilly, Shane Coogan and Brian Holland holding strong. Kevin Holland in defence and attack. Midfield Lee Holden was superb supported by an ever improving Darragh O’Rourke Up Front again well done to Michael Rowe, James Hogan, David Allen and Jamie Maher Panel: Kevin Holland, Jamie Maher, Lee Holden, Darragh O’Rourke, James Hogan, Brian Holland, Owen Comerford, Michael Rowe, David Allen, Cathal O’Reilly and Shane Coogan. All 23 boys can be really proud of their day out in Nowlan Park and continue to build on this in the coming weeks in training. Well done to all involved.
UNDER 12 CALLAN TOURNAMENT - On Tuesday last the Erin’s Own Under 12 boys travelled to Danesfort to take on the locals in the sixth round of the Callan Tournament. Played in lovely conditions the Comer boys went about their job with great gusto and right from the off were rewarded when James Brennan finished a sweeping move to the net. With the Comer boys dominant throughout the field it was only a matter of time before more scores followed and they duly did with goals from Kevin Brennan, James Brennan and Killian Hogan who finished a lovely goal after some great back up play. In the second half Comer took control and with all the boys hurling very well they ran out comfortable winners and top the group and are now into the final of this tournament. Regarded as one of the big days in Kilkenny Juvenile hurling the Callan Tournament commences with a parade through the town. All in the Club wish the boys under 12’s the best of luck on bank holiday Sunday when they contest the final. Next up for this group of busy hurlers was the county go games last Thursday against Ballyhale Shamrocks in Ballycomey. In probably their best performance this year the young Comer boys took control of the match from the first whistle and playing direct hurling ran up a fine spread of goals and points to easily account for their opponents. The entire panel played exceptionally well throughout and now look forward to five more matches in this County Board run event. The panel against both teams Nicky Connolly, Liam Holland, Dan Coogan, Christopher Kruff, Jack Buggy, Declan Buggy, Cathal Holland, Conor McMahon, Kevin Holland, Conor Clarke, Lee Holden, James Buggy, David Ferris, James Brennan, Billy O’ Neill, Kealan Ring, Killian Hogan. Jamie Maher. Kevin Brennan
UNDER 13 LISDOWNEY 7 A SIDE TOURNAMENT - The Erin’s own under 13’s are safely through to the quarter finals of the Lisdowney 7 a side annual under 13 tournament. On Saturday morning next they will play their quarter final and all in the club wish them the best of luck.
CLUB LOTTO - Erins Own Lotto is now up to €14,750.00. Be in to win. Get your tickets from any committee members or from local shops. You can also sign up to a direct debit scheme whereby you are entered every week in the Local lotto so you don’t have to worry about getting your ticket. Contact Helen at 087 6645022 or any committee member if you would like to take up this way to play the local lotto. Remember all the money raised goes back into your community. All members and supporters are reminded that they can support Erin’s Own GAA Club when renewing your car or home insurance with Campion Insurances. Simply quote Erin’s Own/Kilkenny when contacting Campion Insurances for your quote and Campion’s will contribute €10.00 per policy to the club. This is open to all new and existing customers.
SCHOOL CLOSED - Castlecomer Community School will be closed from Tuesday July 31st to Monday August 13th. School uniforms will be on sale from 4-7 p.m. on August 7th.
MRS A.M. BRENNAN - The death has taken place in London of Anna May Brennan (Nee Walsh) formerly of Maryville.
COLLEGE INFO - With Leaving Certificate results expected to be available on August 15th, this week we post a message to inform students and their parents that they can apply for third level grant early and that you do not need to know the exact course you will be attending in order to make an application. Grant applications for 2012/2013 are available at: www.studentfinance.ie/mp9540/new-grant-applications-for-2012-13/index.html
ENROLLING - College of Further Education, Castlecomer is now enrolling €95 for first 20 students enrolled. Courses ; (a) Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Childcare with Special Needs. (b) Fetac Level 5 Certificate in Business with Computers. Phone 056 - 4441447 for application formUPSKILLING COURSES - Kilkenny Leader Partnership have organized a number of courses with the programme due to commence at the end of the month: Computers for communications classes will take place in Castlecomer Community Hall from Wednesday August 29th, 7-9pm. These classes cover Internet and Email, Facebook, digital photography and Skype. They are a good informal introduction to computers for beginners and take place over 5x2 hour classes; Dates are now in the diary for the next round of jobsearch workshops. They will be offered around the county again and are good chance for people to develop confidence and jobsearch strategies. It is also an opportunity to get information about local training and supports. The workshop is open to all and free of charge. September 19th Urlingford, November 7th Castlecomer. The Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Project Placement Programme KickStart will run between October and December. This programme offers the 6 weeks project-led pre-placement training followed by a 6 week part-time work placement with a host company; A new Horticulture course will be starting in Castlecomer in September. The course will take place 2 mornings a week from September to June. The Back to Education Initiative (County Kilkenny VEC) provide the course free of charge to anyone who does not have a Leaving Certificate. Contact Una McGrath in Kilkenny LEADER Partnership on 087-653-6352 for more information on any of the above.
SUMMER CAMP - Come join our Fitkids active fun summer camp and keep kids active while making friends and having fun. The camp is suitable for 4-12 year olds and runs from August 13-17 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the Castlecomer GAA grounds.
Our programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: tumbling and gymnastic circuits, fun games, agility obstacle courses, arts and crafts, team relays, soccer, tag rugby and much more.Cost is €70 per child, sibling rate of €55, places are limited to allow for instructor child ratio, 50% deposit per child to guarantee a place. Book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663.
ERINS OWN GIRLS FOOTBALL. - Last Tuesday saw the girls U-12 footballers continue there league campaign in Ballycomey. Erins Own hosted Thomastown in appalling conditions. Despite this the supporters were witness to a thrilling match. Both teams demonstrated tremendous skills and commitment. In a very even first half Thomastown held a slight lead at half time. The second half produced really exciting football and it was neck and neck all the way. A goal from Meabh Walsh put Erins Own in front who eventually ran out winners by 2 points. This was the second match and their first win. Everyone played well. Congratulations to the following panel: Nicole Allen O’Keeffe, Roisin Allen, Ellie Boland, Molly Boland, Claire Brennan, Leah Brennan, Ellen Buggy, Emma Dwyer, Sarah Dwyer, Michelle Farrell, Katie Holohan, Laura Mullally, Eimer Stone, Katie Tynan, Niamh Walsh, Meabh Walsh.
STARLIGHT SUMMER CAMP - Starlight Stage School Summer Camp will take place from August 7th to 10th in Castlecomer Community Hall. The camp runs each day from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and is open to age groups from 4 years to 11 years and the good news is there are still places available. The cost is €50 with concessions if there are 2 or more children attending from the one family. The popular camp includes songs and dances from the Musical Grease along with lots of fun and games throughout the days. The organizers also stage a Mini Show at the end of the week for family and friends. If you wish your child to attend contact Sharon on 087- 7941578 or Jason on 083 – 1187801.