BREEDERS OPEN DAY-Large crowds descended on the farm of Tom Murphy, Swiftsheath, last Thursday for the annual Irish Holstein Breeders Open Day. Close on 3,000 people from all corners of Ireland were catered for on the site with many local people assisting with catering and providing refreshments for visitors. Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., also attended the event. In all, the event proved to be a huge success. Sincere thanks to all in the locality who helped out in any way possible.
CAMOGIE-The schools camogie team performed superbly to capture a first schools camogie county title when they defeated Tullaroan in Palmerstown on Thursday afternoon last. The girls were the better side all through and were full value for their victory, winning in the end by 5-5 to 0-1. Well done to all the girls and to their coaches Nuala Curran, Kieran Cuddihy and Mary Mullan on their great achievement.
TEAM: Alice Byrne, Cara Brennan, Evelyn Phelan, Ciara Birch, Aishling Maher, Emma Cahill, Siobhan Mullan, Marie Claire Gamble , Danielle Morrissey, Claire Maher, Hannah Murphy, Aoife Birch, Roisin Nolan, Amanda Molloy, Chloe Leahy, Grace Mulhall, Ruth Hennessy, Lisa Coogan, Megan Cuddihy, Laura Kennedy, Charlotte Ennen, Olwynne Walsh, Jemima Lambe.
HURLING-The junior A hurlers secured their first points in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Northern Junior A Hurling League/Championship when they scored a fine victory over Emeralds in Jenkinstown on Sunday afternoon last. Two goals from corner-forward Tom Phelan, one in each half, were the key scores for the locals in securing their win. They led by 1-9 to 1-5 at the half-time break, and when they scored their second goal, it finished the game as a contest. In the end, they were deserving winners by 2-16 to 1-8. They travel to Lisdowney to face the home side in their next outing on this Friday night at 8 p.m.
TEAM: Padraic Delaney, Tom Mullan, John Mullan, Eoin Coogan, Philip Cass, Paddy Mullan, Donal Brennan, Tom O’Shea, Eoin Carroll, Barry Murphy, Paul Buggy, Michael Bergin, Tom Phelan, Padraic Nolan, John Feehan. Subs.: Conor Buggy, Sean Delaney, Bill Gannon, Stephen Brennan, Jack Kelly.
The under-14 hurlers enjoyed a busy but successful week with two victories over O’Loughlin Gaels and Clara respectively in the Roinn A league. The locals had a tough battle with their city opponents in Jenkinstown with two goals in the early stages from James Bergin and an Edmond Delaney penalty setting Conahy well on their way. O’Loughlin battled back but the Conahy defence held firm to secure a 2-10 to 0-11 victory.
The second game against Clara was equally exciting and full of high-class play. Conahy were again quickly in their stride but Clara showed their mettle by scoring some well-taken scores of the own. But Conahy were not to be denied, and secured another two league points by winning on a score line of 3-16 to 1-14.
TEAM: Conor Blanche, Niall Walsh, Padraig Gunner, Tommy Hennessy, Geoffrey O’ Shea, Donal Cass, Laurence Feehan, Edmond Delaney, John Byrne, Ethan Butler, James Bergin, Darragh Dooley, Eoin Cahill, Bill Murphy, Ben Lawlor. Subs: Karl Downey, Thomas Rice, Vincent Brophy, Darren Cuddihy, Cian Harding.
LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 8, 30 and 32. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were John Kenny, Joe Young, Dick Waters, Tony Brennan and Tommy Dowling. The promoters’ prize winners were Conor Brennan, Sean Hetherington and Peter Mulhall. This week’s jackpot now stands at €2,000.
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 16th to 20th July from 9.30am to 2.30pm at The Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown. 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, dance and improvisation activities, 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