CAMOGIE - The under-14 camogie girls added to the county final success of the under-12 girls one week previously when they won a county title of their own with victory over Piltown in St. John’s Park on Saturday last. The key score of the game was a well-taken goal from Danielle Morrissey in the first half which gave Conahy a four point lead at half-time. It was a lead that Conahy were able to hold until the final whistle, eventually winning by 1-4 to 0-3. Team captain Róisín Phelan received the trophy following the game and the team were later presented with their medals after celebrating in the GAA Clubhouse. Well done to all the girls on their great achievement and also to their coaches Sinéad Corrigan, Noelle Corrigan and Miriam O’Keeffe.
TEAM: Alice Byrne, Emma Cahill, Evelyn Phelan, Siobhan Mullan, Aisling Maher, Roisin Phelan, Marie Claire Gamble, Carrie Randle, Megan Randle, Hannah Murphy, Amy Morrissey, Aoife Birch, Ciara Birch, Danielle Morrissey, Caoimhe Bergin, Katelyn Leahy, Claire Maher, Megan Cuddihy, Cara Brennan.
The under-16 girls, who are combined with Freshford, also produced a superb performance to qualify for the county final with a narrow victory over St. Martin’s. A late goal saw the girls win out in the end on a 2-3 to 0-8 score line. They now face James Stephens in the county final this weekend.
The junior camogie girls also enjoyed a successful weekend in their championship clash with Emeralds in Urlingford on Friday evening last. Despite being forced to play with a number of players who were injured or unavailable, the locals battled superbly all through in what was a tough and exciting game. Goals from Sinéad Corrigan and Anna Buggy were the key scores as Conahy won out on a 3-8 to 1-8 score line. They will now face Danesfort in their next championship game in a few weeks time.
HURLING - Congratulations to under-14 hurlers Donal Cass, James Bergin and Edmond Delaney who were part of the Kilkenny under-14 squad that won the prestigious Tony Forristal Under-14 hurling tournament in Waterford at the weekend. Kilkenny performed excellently all through, eventually defeating Waterford in the final on Sunday.
The under-16 hurlers are back in action this coming weekend when they face Bennettsbridge in the Roinn B semi-final in Palmerstown on Saturday at 2.30 p.m.
LADIES FOOTBALL - The Ladies Footballers also hold a fundraising clothes recycling collection on Saturday, September 29th, in the Polo Grounds from 10.30 a.m. until 12 p.m. All support for this event would be appreciated.
LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 9, 16 and 20. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Patrick Bergin, Sparks Gleeson, Padraic Healy, Brid Brennan and Padraic Nolan. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Dollard, Brian Lacey and Margaret Buggy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,000.
GOLF SOCIETY - Sarsfields Golf Society’s next outing takes place on September 15th in Rathdowney Golf Club. All are welcome to take part.
VINTAGE CLUB - Conahy Vintage Club hold a Vintage Run on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 3 p.m. from the Polo Grounds. This will be followed by a cabaret in the Jenkinstown Venue at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
CONAHY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - Did you know that your child may be eligible for a free pre-school place? Your child is entitled to one year free pre-school if they are eligible for the ECCE scheme. Conahy Community Playgroup have a number of available places starting August 29th. Children born between 2 February 2008 and 30 June 2009 can apply. Also, if you are currently in receipt of any form of social welfare payment, e.g. Farmers grant, employment assistance you may be entitled to avail of childcare from as little as €6.00 per session. Conahy Community Playgroup provides a quality, affordable service for pre-school children from age 2 years and 9 months. Its experienced staff plan programmes of activity based on the developmental, social and educational needs of the children in a safe and caring environment. For further information please contact Geraldine Dunne on (086) 8322951 or Alice Nolan on (086) 1021077.