Hurling - Having led from start to finish Barrow Rangers had three points to spare as they edged passed Galmoy in the first round of the Junior Championship last Sunday in Jenkinstown.
Both sides know each other pretty well so there was some positional changes from those stated in the programme. In the tenth minute of the first half Richie Doyle landed a fantastic point from around his own 45 to make the score 5 points to 2 in favour of Rangers. The other stand out score of the first half was a fine individual score by Cathal English in the 25 minute when he gathered the ball in the middle of the field and soloed through the Galmoy defence before striking the ball over the bar while on the run. Galmoy’s, Philly Russell was proving a thorn in the side of Rangers and his points from play and frees were keeping Galmoy in the game. By the 28 minute of the half there was only a point between the teams but 2 late points saw Barrow Rangers go to the dressing rooms leading 12 points to 9. Bar row Rangers made a lightning start to the second half and rattled over 3 points inside 6 minutes but the next 3 points went the way of Galmoy. The two teams then went point for point, with three minutes remaining Barrow Rangers led by a single point. Having withstood some constant Galmoy pressure they held their nerve and tagged on two late points to see out the game. The final score read Barrow Rangers 20 points, Galmoy 17 points. They now play Lisdowney next weekend with the winners qualifying for the semi-final.
Team: Ian Holden, Kevin Brennan, John Kealy, John Kearney, Willie Hennessy, Richie Doyle (4 points, 1 free) Sean McDonald, Thomas Brennan, Ed Prendergast, Ciarán Doyle (1pt), Cathal Kenny (4pts), Cathal English (3pts) Jason Holden (2pts), Dermot Maher (5pts frees), Martin Bambrick (1pt). Subs: Patrick Purcell for Willie Hennessy (injured) and Michael Whitely for Dermot Maher.
LOTTO WORTH €5,000 - Barrow Rangers lotto is worth €5,000, it costs just €2 and you can do it in Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar or with Peter Breen.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED? - The AGM of Paulstown Development Association took place last Tuesday night in the parish hall. The AGM was attended by 25 people. The balance in the account is €16,100. Bobby Shorthall was elected as chairman, John Hennessy as vice chairman, Maria Fenlon Keating as secretary, Frances Kelly as assistant secretary and Liam Walsh was re elected as treasurer. It was agreed that all in attendances at the meeting would be on the committee. Should you like to get involved on the committee or would like further information please contact either Bobby on 086-1671153 or Maria on 085-1593023.
INSULATE FOR FREE - Kilkenny Leader Partnership, administered by SEAI, can insulate your home for free. Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH), administered by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. The scheme is being delivered currently by Kilkenny Leader Partnership at 8 Patrick’s Court, Patrick Street, Kilkenny (056-7752111). Who can avail of the scheme. Owner occupied non- local Authority homes. Houses constructed before 2012. The owner is in receipt of one of the following Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme ; Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and with children under 7 years of age ; Family Income Support.
DUISKE COLLEGE OPEN NIGHT - Duiske College will hold an Open Night for 5 and 6 classes on Thursday October 11 from 7.30 to 9.30, all are welcome.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325 - Bridge United’s lotto stands at €6,325 and the reserve jackpot is €1,675. Margaret Barcoe and Roz Curran each won €50. It costs just €2 to play.
SOCCER RESULTS - Bridge United under 17’s drew 1-1 with Thomastown in Goresbridge. The under 15’s travelled to Cahir Park in Tipperary and won 6-2. The under 13’s drew 1-1 with Callan United in Goresbridge and the under 9’s entertained Fort Rangers.
Bridge United A team beat St. John’s 8-2 to advance to the Maher Shield quarter final. Sean Barcoe hit the net 4 times and the other goals were shared between Conor English and Sean Murphy.
LADIES SOCCER - Bridge United Ladies started their season with a shield game against Clover United of Rathdowney. The Bridge girls proved far too strong for their opponents winning 9-0.
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN - Gowran Little Theatre are staging their up coming production of The Cripple of Inishmaan in Gowran Hall on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October @ 8pm nightly. Tickets €8.
Tel: 0871331130. Not suitable for younger audiences .
CHOIR - Goresbridge Choir meet on Monday evenings in the Church at 7.30pm for an hour.
GET YOUR PHOTOS IN - You are invited to submit photographs of a person, place or thing in the Goresbridge area for the 2013 calendar. The photos can be left into GRD, Respond Centre, Barrack St before October 15. If it is possible to put them on a disk or memory stick that would be great but if you are not in a position to do that please leave the photos with Breda. GRD is open daily Mon – Fri 9.30 to 1pm. The photos don’t necessarily have to be taken this year. The photos will be judged by photographer, Roger Jones, it is really nice to think that this calendar finds it way to Brazil, Australia, Wales, England, America and lots of other places. If you think you have a photo that may be suitable for the 2013 calendar please drop it in. Just a reminder that several people took photos of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and perhaps you might like to enter one of that memorable day.
ALCOHOL AWARENESS - Carlow Pioneer Association has organised an information evening about alcohol awareness on Wednesday October 17 in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge at 8pm. All are invited to attend especially parents and mentors over teams or leaders of youth group. This information evening is for anyone and everyone.
CHAIR YOGA AND GENTLE EXERCISE CLASSES - Chair yoga and gentle exercise classes will commence in Ionad Dara soon. If you would like to learn to relax and do some gentle exercises this class could be perfect for you, it really suits all ages. There may be a group of friends that might like to spend a morning together and this could be an ideal way to do it. If you would like to book a place please contact Marian at 086 3082450.
ART CLASSES - Art classes for beginners in a relaxed and casual setting on Tuesday evenings from 7-9. Contact Dawn at 086 3768810
YOGA CLASSES - Yoga Classes for beginners take place on Tuesdays in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge, contact Marianne Dolan at 086 3082450.
SET DANCING CLASSES - Set Dancing Classes take place in Ionad Dara on Monday nights at 8.30. €6 per class and new members and beginners welcome.
ZUMBA CLASSES - Zumba Fitness takes place in Ionad Dara every Tuesday night, 8.30 to 9.30, €8 per class, contact Nicola at 085 1416953 for more information or just turn up on the night.
SPLIT THE POT - This week the Split the Pot draw was done in Pat Minchin’s and was won by Brigid Gallahue, c/o Beatrice Dempsey who won €105 , €20 went to Ann Keegan, Slyguff and €20 went to Peter and Róisín Breen, Lower Grange Thank you to all who play. If you would like to support this work it cost €2 to play and the envelopes are available from Connolly’s Red Mills, Bridge Café, Goresbridge Credit Union, Barrow Breeze, Kelly’s Hardware, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Blake’s Goresbridge Pharmacy, Glanbia and Beatrice Dempsey.