winning start-The Young Irelands Junior hurlers continued their winning start to the Northern Junior A Championship as they recorded a 1-20 to 1-15 victory away to St. Martins up in Coon. That was their second straight victory following victory over Lisdowney in the opening round of matches.
Next up is Graigue-Ballycallan this coming Saturday evening in Gowran, and the Kilmanagh outfit at the time of writing are unbeaten with two landslide victories over St. Lachtains and Lisdowney.
FOLEY LANDS GOWRAN PARK FEATURE-There was an all National hunt card in Gowran Park last Sunday with 6 hurdle races along with the concluding bumper.
A sizeable attendance gathered in Gowran Park last Sunday afternoon on a beautiful warm Sunny day as Tom Foley from Myshall trained the winner of the feature event, the Jack Duggan Memorial Handicap hurdle.
Golanbrook running in the Danoli colours of Myshall native ran out a 3 length under the mount of Barry Geragthy, with He’s Our Man 2nd, while Cry for the Moon ridden by Tom Doyle finished home 3rd.
There was local success in the Bumper as the father and son combination of Willie and Patrick Mullins combined courtesy of Peking to Paris.
DALTON HOUSE DAY CARE CENTRE-The book club are preparing to publish their 2nd book ‘Life through our Viewfinder 2’ and are seeking sponsorship through donations which can be given with Credit Card through the website www.fundit.ie or give directly through Fr. Pat Dalton, or Nellie Brett manager of Dalton House. Using the fundit website is a way of promoting the sale of book worldwide.
BUS TO KNOCK-It is hoped that the annual pilgrimage to Knock on Wednesday July 11th will go ahead as scheduled. However, at present there are not sufficient numbers interested. A definite decision will be made at the weekend, as to whether the trip will go ahead, and what bus size if required will travel.
GOWRAN PARISH WEBSITE-A website for Gowran Parish church news is been prepared and will be updated on the website in the near future.
LEINSTER HURLING FINAL TICKETS-With Kilkenny having qualified for the Leinster senior hurling final on Sunday July 8th, ticket information for Sunday week’s provincial final showpiece is as follows. There are group passes for Under-16s with 1 adult for every 10 juveniles. Tickets are €3 each for the Davin Stand.
For adult group passes with a minimum order of 15 tickets, it costs €20 each for the Hogan stand. Family tickets cost €20 for adults and €5 for juveniles. Orders must be given to club secretary Eddie Power on 087 9268410 before next Monday July 2nd.