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Dunamaggin: Juvenile Hurling Club
holds annual meeting

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 14th draw were: 8, 25, 27. The jackpot winner of €1,450 was DiarmuidBurke. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,000. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €200. The Pool number is worth €320, Pete’s No 510.

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 14th draw were: 8, 25, 27. The jackpot winner of €1,450 was DiarmuidBurke. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,000. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €200. The Pool number is worth €320, Pete’s No 510.

Death - PADDY DANIELS, Carrick Road, Kilmoganny, died expectantly on Saturday 5th January. He retired recently for the Water Department of Kilkenny County Council. He is survived by his sister Anne, Nephew Wayne, Aunts, relatives, friends and former work colleagues. His remains were removed from St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny to St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on the following Monday where they were received by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P.. The mass of Christian burial was celebrated on the Tuesday by Rev. Nicholas Flavin with Rev. Philip Brenna, O.Carm as concelebrant. He was laid to rest in Kilmoganny Cemetery.

Bridge - BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS will commence on this Wednesday 23rd January at 8.00 p.m. in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny. The Classes will last for 10 successive Wednesday’s at the very modest cost €20 which included tea/coffee. No previous card playing experience is required of those attending. For Further information contact: 087 – 2257498.

DINING IN DUNAMAGGAN - It started as an event for the Savour Food Festival in Kilkenny during the October Bank Holiday weekend. As it got such rave reviews Trish and Eamon of Creative Catering decided to repeat the experience. #DineinDunnamaggin will take place in Creative Catering Ltd premises, Dunamaggan for the third time on February 1st and 2nd. Trish & Eamon great their guests at 7.30 p.m. with champagne and canapés. This is followed by a seven concourse tasting menu using local products and suppliers such as Goatesbridge Trout, Knockdrinna Cheese and Herithy’s Vegetables. There are only ten places available each night at €65 per person. Book now with Trish on 087 – 7565376. For more details look at to see what it is all about.

AGM - DUNAMAGGAN JUVENILE HURLING CLUB held its A.G.M. on last Friday 18th January in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny. The A.G.M. was very well attended. The Chairman, John Fitzpatrick, gave a comprehensive review of the past year and detailed the achievement s of teams at each age level. He thanked all the mentors, players and supporters for their efforts during the past year. He congratulated Noel Hickey on winning his record equaling ninth All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal with Kilkenny and also congratulated David Herity and William Phelan on their All Ireland medal victories. Secretary, Dennis Walsh in his report gave a comprehensive report on the number of registered players at each age level. He also gave details of the number of coaches at each age level and the number who have completed level 1 and level 2 coaching with the County Board. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Chairman: John Fitzpatrick; Secretary: Denis Walsh; Treasurer: Jackie Kennedy; PRO: James Rossiter; Children’s Welfare Officer: Maura Long; School’s Liaison Officer: John Fitzpatrick; Club Coaching & Games Development Officer: Tom Hickey; Rep to Bord Na nOg: Denis Walsh. It was agreed that the U 10s and U 12s would resume indoor training in Wallslough from next Friday night 25th January. The U 10s play at 6.30 p.m. and the U 12s at 7.30 p.m. The cost is €3 per child per night. For further information and any queries contact D Walsh.

There was a comprehensive discussion on Juvenile Hurling and Football. It was agreed that the teams would compete at Roinn B in the upcoming leagues.

The following are the present list of coaches/mentors for the Juvenile teams. Others who are interested in becoming involved with teams are welcome to contact any member of the committee or relevant team coached. U 6: James Rossiter, Colm Deegan, Philip Tallon, Stephen Gilmore, Padraig Lawton, Hugh McEneaney, Kieran Bergin and Tom Hickey U 8:John Hayes, John Kinsella, Kevin O’Neill, John Walsh, Anthony Kearney and John Fitzpatrick Jr.; U 10: Robbie Lodge, Greg Holden, P.J. O’Keeffe and Richie O’Neill: U 12: Jim Hickey, Martin Crehan, Gerry Brett, Ger O’Neill, P.J. O’Keeffe and Dishy Walsh: U 14 Hurling & Football: Mark Heffernan, John Fitzpatrick, Aidan Farrell, Andrew Hickey, Owen Dunne and Jimmy Ryan: U 16 Hurling and Football: John Hickey, Niall McCormack and Seamus Know: U 18 Hurling & Football: Eamonn Kennedy, Canice Hickey, Tom McCormack and Willie Kearney.

Mass - THE MONTHLY MASS for children who will receive their First Holy Communion next May will be celebrated in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan on next Sunday 27th January at 11.00 a.m.

Registration - DUNAMAGGAN G.A.A. CLUB WILL HOLD REGISTRATION DAYS on the weekend of 9th & 10th February after mass in each of the churches. The registrations will take place as follows: In Kilmoganny on Saturday 9th February in the front room of St. Eoghan’s Centre at 7.30 p.m.; In Dunamaggan on Sunday 10th February at 11.30 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan and in Kells in the Scouts Hall/Community Hall at 12.00 noon on Sunday 10th February. Parents of juvenile are asked to register their children on these days. All adult Club members are also encouraged to attend these registration days. The annual club membership rates are as follows: Family membership €160; Juveniles from 4 years to 16 years €40; Juveniles 17 – 18 years €50; Adult players €150; Student Adult Players €80: Adult membership €50. All players, juvenile and senior, are reminded that they must be registered before taking part in games. All juvenile Footballers must now comply with the new rules of having a gum shield before taking part in games.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - The County 40 x 20 Juvenile Doubles championship took place over the weekend and representing Kells in the Girls U 12 Doubles were Laura Condon and Margaret Irish who took Laura Foley and Roisin Foley, Windgap to a 3rd game in the semi-final but lost out in the end, in Girls U 13 Doubles were Orla Grace and Kate Cowhig who played well but were beaten by Kilfane in the final, in Girls U 14 Doubles were Kim Ryan and Kerrianne Power who tried hard but were beaten in the final by Margaret Foley and Margaret Purcell, Windgap, in Girls U 16 Doubles were Elaine Power and Aoife Walsh who put up a good performance but were beaten by Eilis Regan and Aoileann Hennessy Clogh in the final, in Girls U 17 Doubles Karen Walshe and Sarah Molloy were declared champions as Clogh had to pull out due to injury.

In the Boys U 12 Doubles were Dylan Crehan and Michael Prendergast who overcame tough opponents when they beat Eamonn and Thomas Brennan, Clogh in the final, in Boys U 13 Doubles Colin McKenna and Michael Power tried hard but were beaten by Windgap in the final, in Boys U 14 Doubles were Conor Condon and Cillian Lafford who gave a good performance but were beaten by Ciaran Cooney and Aidan Barry Clogh in the final, in Boys U 15 Doubles Roy Cullen and Jack Crehan gave a great display and defeated James Culleton and Pat Grace, Windgap in the final, in Boys U 17 Doubles were Robbie Donnelly and Conor O’Dwyer but were defeated by Paulie Clifford and Conor Lyons, St. Canice’s in the semi-final.

In the Adult Leinster 40 x 20 Championships in Junior Doubles Ciaran Neary (Talbot’s Inch) and Ger McGrath (Kells) defeated Shane Hennelly and Mick O’Donnell (Dublin); also in the Junior Doubles Brendan Burke (Kells) and Shem Kelly (Mothel) lost out to Jerome Willoughby/Keith Kavanagh (Wicklow); in the Junior B Doubles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) and Ger Anthony (Mullinavat) defeated Cian Daly and Cory Fay (Dublin); also in the Junior B Doubles Dan Breen (Kells) and Fergal Lalor (Talbot’s Inch) received a walkover from Stephen Kane/Ptr (Offaly) and in Ladies Junior Singles Marie Walshe (Kells) was defeated by Una Wrynn (Kildare). The Leinster Open 40 x 20 Senior Singles were held in Clogh over the weekend and Peter Funchion Kells defeated Ian Griffin Dublin in the Final.

Cards - PROGRESSIVE 25’S take place on each Sunday night at 8.30 p.m. in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny. New participants are always welcome. In Guinan’s of Windgap progressive 25’s will take place on this Friday at 8.45 p.m. in aid of Windgap G.A.A. Club.

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