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Naíonra Realta Beaga, Coon Hall. Learn, play and have fun using the Irish language. Reopen Monday 2 nd September 2013. Children from 2yr 6months to school going age welcome. Ecce places still available for term 2013/2014. (children born between 2nd Feb 2009 and 30th June 2010 qualify for their Free ECCE Year September 2013). For enrolment details please contact Ailis Kelly 086 3292713 or Stella Coady 087 1265553


Kilkenny Age Friendly County programme is available to provide “Ageing with Confidence” in your area. The 8 weeks workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process. The programme is run by two trained facilitators and looks at all aspects of ageing including physical, emotional and intellectual. The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local community/parish centres. Enquires welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. If you are interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on 056 7772787 for further details or email agefriendlycounty@gmail.com


St. Martin’s hosted Oulart The Ballagh of Wexford in the final of the Tom Kinsella Memorial Cup in Coon which was in splendid condition for the game. In front of a nice crowd, the sides notched up three points apiece before St. Martin’s first goal came from Robert Shore but things went downhill for the homeside as Oulart picked points from all distances. The half time score stood at Oulart the Ballagh 0-13, St. Martin’s 1-6. The visitors picked up where they left off in the second half but before the end, St. Martins had one last goal left in the tank as Thomas Breen found Robert Shore who sent the ball to the back of the net once more. Oulart the Ballagh ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 0-26 to St. Martin’s 2-13. Thanks to Oulart and Erin’s Own who participated in the tournament and organisers and we look forward to next year!

Team: Colin McGrath (0-1), Niall Moran, Ollie Walsh, Shane Cadigan, Bryan Byrne, Paddy Nolan, James Maher, Canice Maher, James Dowling, Joe Maher, Thomas Breen (0-1), Luke Maher (0-1), Eoin McGrath (0-2), John Maher (0-7), Robert Shore (2-0).

Subs: Shane Kinsella (0-1), Donal Shore, Brian Cadigan, Eugene Maher, Jack Dowling, Paddy Dowling, Jason Shore, Noel D’arcy


St. Martin’s went to Danesfort to take on Mooncoin in search of their second win in the Junior Hurling Championship. Both teams started out trading points with Martin’s points coming from Shane Kinsella on free’s and Donal Shore pointing from play. While Mooncoin drove a lot of wides, the northerners continued making scores with Shane Kinsella adding another 2 points to his tally courtesy of Paddy Dowling and Paul Maher winning puck-outs and getting the passes in. However, in the 25th minute, St. Martin’s suffered a set back when a player was sent off with a straight red card, for what, no one knows, but the lads didn’t let that get them down as Kieran Kelly got a great goal made from a pass from Tom Morrissey just before half time. The half time score stood at St. Martin’s 1-5 to Mooncoin’s 0-4 Mooncoin came out fighting in the second half in the hope of turning the game around but while they were shooting wides, Shane Kinsella and Bryan Byrne kept the scoreboard ticking over. Tom Morrissey extended the lead even further in the 16th minute of the half. In a great display of team work, Brendan Maher cleared a ball from the back line to Bryan Byrne who laid a quick pass off to Paddy Dowling. Great vision by Paddy saw the ball been delivered to Paul Maher who gave a pass to Tom. There was no doubt he was intent on goal as he hammered it to the back of the net to put 9 points between the sides. Mooncoin rallied in the last 15 minutes with Stephen Crowley, Cormac Fleming, Jamie McGrath and Eric Wall all pointing to reduce the deficit somewhat. The Southern men were in hard luck when Jason Shore and his defenders did well to clear away a goal attempt. To finish the game off nicely, Shane Kinsella and Tom Morrissey both scored points to help St. Martin’s run out winners with a score of 2-11 to Mooncoin’s 0-10. After a great team display, they now await the winners of neighbours Erin’s Own and Clara in the next round.

Team: Jason Shore, Martin Dowling Brendan Maher, Brian Cadigan, Noel D’arcy, Bryan Byrne (0-1), Jack Dowling, Michael Mulhall, Paddy Dowling, Luke Maher, Tom Morrissey (1-1), Shane Kinsella (0-8), Kieran Kelly (1-0), Paul Maher, Donal Shore (0-1).

Subs: Eugene Maher, Conor Kinsella, Conor Dowling, David Walsh, James Kelly.


The challenge is to get as many trackers on the Tullaroan roads as part of the tracker run on the 1st of September so that the combined horsepower of all the trackers is over 10,000. Starting from Tullaroan sports field at 1pm. Cost is €20 which includes refreshments and the run is in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association.


St. Martins hurling/Muckalee Football Clubs are running an All Ireland Goal time scratch card fundraiser for the clubs developments. Scratch cards will be distributed to committee members and players for sale in the next few days. Scratch cards will cost €2 each. Please get involved and support this fundraising effort. Thanks.

Further details to follow.

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