A CAKE and Home Produce Sale in aid of the Defibrillator Tullahought/Windgap Fund will take place after the Cemetery Mass in Windgap on Friday next the 3rd August. The committee would appreciate any help provided; by bringing cakes, home produce, and or supporting them on the evening. Items can be handed in to the League House from six o’clock onwards on Friday evening. Sincere thanks to all who have already contributed so generously to the Defibrillator Fund. If there is any person, club or business who would like to contribute to this very worthwhile cause, donations can be given to any member of the committee (Joan O’ Gorman, Judith Phelan, Miriam Barron, Richard Walsh, Marieanne Hayes, Nickie Hawe, Julie Walsh, and Helen Hawe).
OUTINGS - The annual Saint Vincent De Paul outing took place on Tuesday last taking in Holycross Abbey a tour of the Garda Training College in Templemore where the visitors were wined and dined. They then attended a performance by Bru Bru in Cashel on their return journey. The Following day the Ladies Guild went to Mount Congreve House in Portlaw before traveling on to Tramore and taking in a meal in The Market Street Restaurant.
CLUB NEWS - The Junior “B” side plays the Rower Inistioge at a venue to be arranged on Saturday evening whilst the juniors play Graiguenamanagh in the Southern Championship on Wednesday 8th in Ballyhale. This Weeks Winning Numbers Lotto were 8, 18, 19, 20 and Bonus number 23. Next Weeks Prize fund is €8,450.00.
TIDY TOWNS - Work continues on Tuesday evening in preparation for the annual Graveyard Mass. It will be followed by a meeting in the community centre at 9pm where the clash of the Heritage weekend activities of Sunday 20th of August with the Kilkenny verses Tipperary All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final will form part of the Agenda.
LEADERS ENJOY FINE DAY - A group from Kilkenny Leader Partnership visited the area on Friday taking in the Loop Walk in Kilmacoliver and a guided tour of the area that included the Slatequarries, Ahenny the local High Crosses and the Coshel in Knockroe. Afterwards they enjoyed a barbecue in Powers of Tullahought
HANDBALL NEWS - Eamonn Purcell recently defeated Paul Ruane from Kildare to win the Golden Masters “B” singles Leinster final in Garryhill. This is his second singles title this year. Two weeks later he teamed up with his brother Jimmy to play the Doubles Golden Masters B Leinster Final where their opposition was Paul Ruane and Niall Leavy from Kildare. The Purcell’s overcame the Kildare pair to take their second doubles Leinster title this year and now await the draws for the All Ireland Semi Finals.
REFLECTIONS - A plague will be unveiled outside the Door of St. Nicholas Church in Windgap on the occasion of the Annual Graveyard Mass on Friday 3rd in memory of the late Parish Priest Fr. Martin Cleere who celebrated last years Mass.
GRAVEYARD MASSES - The remaining Graveyard masses in the parish will take place this week on Wednesday 1st in Killamery, Thursday 2nd in Tullahought and Friday 3rd in Windgap all at 7.30pm
WORLD HANDBALL ENTRIES - For Club members to enter the World championships there are two ways as follows. Registration forms can be accessed http://www.gaahandball.ie/ for Online Entry & Registration. The Deadline Date has been extended to Friday 24th August. For Printed Entry & Registration Form for Individuals looking to compete at the 2012 World Handball Championships in Dublin the deadline for receipt of Printed Entry Forms and Payment to reach GAA Handball Ireland, Croke Park, Dublin 3. is set for 5pm on Friday 10th August.
CAMOGIE - The seniors play Muckalee in Muckalee on Wednesday evening in the Senior Championship First round tie. The game has the added twist that that is also the Relegation semi-final for the losers. Unfamiliar territory for the local side since their promotion from the intermediate grade a huge effort will be required to reach another Senior Semi final. On Tuesday evening the side went down to Thomastown in their final senior league championship game. Level 2-1 to 0-7 at the break following Catherine Foley and Suzie Dunphy goals the side playing with the assistance of the second half breeze led by a single point from Niamh Phelan shortly after the restart. After Thomastown hit a purple streak further Windgap goals by Terri Mackey, Niamh Phelan and Mickeala Kenneally and a great point from centerfield stalwart Lisa Phelan were not enough as the home side finished the game as 5-10 to 4-5 winners. The under twelve side went down to Mooncoin in their game played in Mooncoin on Saturday last. On Sunday in Athy Mickeala Kenneally was a member of the Kilkenny under sixteen camogie side that went down to Dublin in the All Ireland semi-final replay. GALMOY/WINDGAP - Preparations continued in Threecastles on Saturday and Monday evenings last for the side’s minor championship game with Tullaroan on Thursday evening in Kilmanagh.
INDOOR FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET - takes place in Droichead Family Resource Centre, The Friary, Mill St. in Callan on Friday from 9am – 2pm. Produce on offer: Fresh Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Breads, Eggs, Savory dishes, Fresh local Meat, Handcrafted Cards, Calendars, Hair Fascinators, Turned & Sculpted Wood, Sewing & Knitted embroidered gifts, Jewellery and handmade soap . All are welcome to come along, have a browse or buy some locally produced products at very reasonable prices. You can relax in our Café and have a cup of tea. We appreciate all support given.
GOLF CLASSIC RESULTS - The results from the recent Windgap GAA Club Golf Classic held in Callan Golf Club were in first place with points were
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