DARTS - The Conahy Darts Club suffered heartbreak on Friday night last in Shortall’s of Castlecomer in the Darts Tournament Final when they were defeated by Paschal’s Bar from Johnstown. The local side which plays out of the GAA Club House in Jenkinstown had a close battle with the Johnstown men all through but it was not until the final games that the winners managed to secure victory. It was a disappointing finish for the locals but they feel rightly proud of their efforts.
The Conahy team was Kenny Dooley; Stewie Comerford; Robbie Whelan; Declan Downey; Murty Leahy; Derrin Moloney; Willie Conry and the manager was Shay Healy.
FOOTBALL - The minor and under-14 footballers were both in action last weekend and they enjoyed mixed results on this occasion. The minor footballers suffered disappointment as they were defeated by Clara in their Roinn B league match played in Jenkinstown on Sunday afternoon. Conahy were left to regret a number of missed chances throughout the game as they lost out on a 3-6 to 2-6 score line. They will hope to bounce back in their next game this weekend when they face Graigue-Ballycallan on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Kilmanagh.
Earlier in the day also in Jenkinstown, the under-14 footballers enjoyed a more successful time as they scored an easy win over James Stephens in their Roinn C league game. The locals were well on top all the way through and performed very well. They will hope to continue this form when they travel to face Slieverue at 12 p.m.
CAMOGIE - Thanks to everyone who supported the table quiz in aid of Conahy Shamrocks Camogie Club on Sunday night last in the GAA Clubhouse.
MEMBERSHIP - GAA club membership is also now due for the coming year. The rates for 2013 are unchanged from last year – a single person rate is €40, a married couple rate is €60, a student rate is €30, and a social member rate is €10. There is also the option of pre-ordering a Piltown Co-Op draw ticket for an additional €30 (€50 normal price). Standing orders forms are also available on the GAA Club website if anyone wishes to pay by such means. Members are asked to pay as soon as possible.
FANTASY CHELTENHAM - Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club is participating in this year’s Fantasy Cheltenham Fund-Raising event which is organised once again by the Erin’s Own GAA Club (Castlecomer). Tickets will be on sale in the GAA Club House and from Committee members over the coming weeks. Players and supporters are encouraged to only purchase tickets from Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club.
LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 17, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Ryan & Roan Bolger, Bríd Brennan, Kevin Mulhall, Shay Healy and Dick Downey. The promoters’ prize winners were Shay Healy, Shay Og Brennan and Teresa Dollard. This week’s jackpot now stands at €5,400 – the highest jackpot to date. All locals are reminded to buy their ticket and be in with a chance to win.
FUN RUN - A fun run and walk will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 10.30 a.m. The meeting point for the event will be Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club. All voluntary contributions received will be given to the Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare team. Parents are asked to note that all under-14’s who take part must be subject to parental supervision at all times.
MONTH’S MIND - A month’s mind Mass for Sr. Julia Buggy, formerly of Kilmacar and Dublin, will be held on Sunday, March 3rd in Conahy Church at 11 a.m.