TRAD FOR TROCAIRE - Bhi oiche lan le craic and ceoil i mBearna na Gaoithe in ainm ‘Trad for Trocaire’ ar Satharn seo caite. Buiochas mor do gach duine a thug a cabhru ar an oiche, go hairithe na daoine ag ullmhu ceapari trid an la. Is bua mor e an oiche and bhi nios mo na fiche ceoltoiri ar an urlar beag ag canadh agus ag seinm. A great night was had in Guinans pub, Windgap last Saturday for ‘Trad for Trocaire’. A huge thanks to everyone who helped out, especially those who made buns and sandwiches and donated prizes. The night was a huge success, with more than 20 musicians playing and lots of money raised for a very worthwhile cause.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE - The ideas collected at the recent community meeting were collated by Fr. Nicholas Flavin PP and will be distributed to all houses during the coming week. Highlights amongst the contributions from the floor were the awareness of the many sporting, heritage, infrastructural and recreational opportunities in the parish. Amongst the many items that came to the surface was the need for increased communications, sharing, caring for all age groups, road safety improvements, preserving heritage sites and improving facilities and opportunities for all under the proposed five year plan. With the word community being the key the lack of use of the health centre for health care for a number of years and the amount and cost of time spent travelling to use facilities in other communities have been a surprise to many. At the meeting over a third of the attendance signed up to be actively involved in the planning for the future drive in Windgap. An invitation is open for others to add their shoulder to the wheel at any time. A meeting of those who volunteered will take place in the GAA Club Rooms on Tuesday 16th October at 8pm.
DEFIBRILATOR RUN - Windgap ICA are holding a 5K walk and 10K fund raising fun run on Sunday 14th of October at 2.30pm. Starting at the ICA Millennium Hall it leaves the village and travels over the scenic Bearna Breac. At the Butlerswood junction the walk returns to the village whilst the run takes the longer route via Cotterstown and then that back to the village. On the return refreshments will be provided.
CLUB NEWS - This Weeks Winning Numbers were 6, 7, 13, 25 and Bonus number 24. The numbers brought a match three cheque to Dermot O’Shea. Next Weeks Prize fund is €6,000. A meeting of the Club committee takes place on Thursday next 11th October at 8pm the Club Rooms.Tickets are available through Club committee members for the Kilkenny Senior hurlers training and holiday fund. Costing €10 the first prize is €5000.
UNDER 21 HURLING - Following the defeat of the Windgap and Galmoy sides in the junior championship by Thomastown and Barrow Rangers respectively the combined side’s next game is against Carrickshock in the first round of the Southern under twenty one “B” Championship. LOOP WALK - A coach load of transition Students from Scoil Mhuire Greenhill School Carrick-on-Suir visited the area and travelled over the loop walk as part of their educational tasks during the week.
CAMERA CLUB - Carrick Camera Club is having a photography exhibition in the Coastguard Station on Love Lane in Tramore. The exhibition started on Friday, the 5th of October and will run until the end of October. The opening hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays and 12noon to 5pm over the weekends. The official opening will take place Sunday the 7th of October at 3pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. TIDY TOWNS - The next Tidy towns meeting takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in Community Centre. On the agenda is a special project to celebrate the winning of the first ever Bronze medal in the Village.
BRIDGE CLASSES - Classes for beginners commenced in St. Eoghans Centre Kilmoganny on Wednesday last and continue for the next ten weeks. CAMOGIE - The Under twenty one team played a challenge against Carrickshock Juniors in Windgap on Saturday evening. The game was in preparation for both sides’ forthcoming championship ties.
WATER SCHEME - An extradordinary general meeting of Windgap Group Water scheme will be held in the community centre on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm. The event will be attended by Barry Deane of the Federation Group Water Scheme.
BADMINTON - Registration is ongoing for all ages for the forthcoming season. Played at all levels from juvenile to adult the game provides social and competitive outlet for all interested. OLD PHOTOS - Wanted in the next week are any old hurling handball, football or camogie team or event photo from around the area for possible publication in the club notes in the Kilkenny 2012 GAA Yearbook. Photos can be loaned and will be returned safely to any officer of the local clubs.
AUTUMN COURSES IN CALLAN - A Stonemason course will begin on Wednesday, Oct 10th and will run for 10 Wednesdays. It will take place in the Abbey Meadow from 9am – 4.30pm. The cost of the course is €20 and is run in partnership with Kilkenny VEC and Droichead FRC. Management (relaxation), Job Search work shop (VEC), Dietician Workshop (Health Promotion Unit), Pilates, Fitness for women & computers. This programme will be run 2 days per week over 10 weeks. It will run every Wednesday and Thursday (school term) from 9.30am - 12.30pm. The course will begin early October. There will be 16 people on the programme so places are limited. The cost will be €50 per participant Please contact Droichead FRC for an application form on 0567755519 ext. 1 or call in. Do you want to improve on doing DIY jobs in your own home? Home Repairs and Maintenance Programme - Level 4. On completion of this programme participants will be able to understand and demonstrate basic plumbing, electrical works, tiling, painting, and decorating skills which will empower people to carry out tasks in their own home or create an opening for them to carry out further training. The course will be run over 5 Tuesdays (9.30am - 4.30pm) and will begin the end of October. This project is funded by County Kilkenny Leader Partnership. The cost will be €20 per participant. Places are limited, please contact Droichead FRC on 056 77 555 19 Ext. 1 for an application form.
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