Johnstown: Local lotto on the rise

Weekly Lotto - The weekly Lotto jackpot for Spa Develpoment continues to roll over and this week it reaches €10,600. There was no match 3 winner last week. Nos drawn were 6,26,28,29. Draw takes place this week in Paschals Bar(spa group).

Weekly Lotto - The weekly Lotto jackpot for Spa Develpoment continues to roll over and this week it reaches €10,600. There was no match 3 winner last week. Nos drawn were 6,26,28,29. Draw takes place this week in Paschals Bar(spa group).

St Kierans Athletic Club - Over the past month Matt Pietrzkowski has done a remarkable feat representing St. Kieran’s Athletic Club at two events. The first event was the Leinster Championships at which Matt competed as a member of the Kilkenny Relay Team. Finishing in third place the team members drawn from several clubs throughout Co. Kilkenny went forward to compete at All Ireland level. Although out of the medals they did their clubs and county proud. Congratulations to Matt on such a great achievement. Training continues each Tuesday evening from 6.45 -7.45pm and on Sunday from 12.15-13.45. New members are always welcome.

Whist Drive - A whist Drive will be held in St Mary’s Hall on Friday Aug 10th. First game 8.45pm.

Irish Wheelchair Association - At the recent Church gate Collection for the Johnstown/Galmoy branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association the amount collected was €1,086. This was an excellent response and the branch would like to express their thanks to all who contributed so generously also to the loyal collectors who gave so much of their time to the event.

Afternoon in the garden - At the recent afternoon in the garden held by Ruby and Henry Miller in their beautiful garden in Bawnmore the amount raised has now amounted to €2,210. All proceeds in aid of the Susie Long Cancer Fund. Again many thanks to all for your generousity.

Dochas Nasamu - Dochas Nasamu Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya which is an Irish run and Irish built Aids Orphanage through their representative Marie Costello in Kilkenny extend a sincere thanks to all who donated their used clothes to the collection last week. Dochas Nasamu were very pleased with the contributions and many thanks to the people of Johnstown parish not only to this collection but for their continuous support of this particular orphanage.

St Anne’s Camogie Club - St Anne’s Senior Camogie Team had their second outing of the league on Monday evening July 30th in Piltown GAA grounds on a wet dark evening. All the girls played with great heart and determination throughout the game. Its clear they are improving with each game. Once again large numbers turned out for training last week. These girls are the future of our club and its great to see them develop their skills and have loads of fun and enjoyment in each session. It was a game that was not short of skill, heart and physicality and St Annes had pulled away after the first 15mins with a scoreline of 0.5 to 0.1. In this we had scores from Marion Holohan, Noelle Russell, Catherine Doherty, Edel Maher and Mary Corcoran (0.1 )each. Piltowns single point came from Lorraine Long. St Anne’s were almost perfect and were extremely impressive, particularly in the last 15mins of the first half and outscored Piltown with 3-3 to 0-2 over this period. Goals came from the outstanding senior Kilkenny camogie player and captain of the Kilkenny team Catherine Doherty, another by senior Kilkenny player Edel Maher and Maedhbh Broderick got the third goal. St Anne’s held a lead of 3;8 to Piltowns 0;3 at half time. The second half began as we had finished with a brilliant goal by the inspiring Catherine Doherty with just 2 mins gone into the play and with great play coming from all six forwards who kept the pressure on and continued to score. Scores came from Catherine Doherty, Orlaith Curran, Edel Maher and Marion Holohan in the second half. Scored for Piltown in the match were by Katie Power. Niamh Dermody, Lorraine Long, Leanne Dunne and Edel Long. St Anne’s defenders were outstanding and Sinead Doherty gave a brilliant display in goal. Much credit must go to the backs that include Claire Hughes, Niamh Cullinane and Sarah Dermody who was just brilliant in full back position, she played the best game of her career. Roisin Brennan gave a display that would make Brian Cody proud. Tara Warren and Niamh Sweeney gave a great performance and proved too strong for the Piltown forwards. This was a very sporting game watch by a small crowd of loyal supporters from Galmoy/Johnstown and Piltown supporters on a terrible evening. The girls left the field with their heads held high. Many thanks to our trainer Brian Doherty who did a wonderful job with the Intermediate Team, this was an encourageing display by each member of the 23 panel. All subs introduced on the evening had a major part to play in the game and were actively involved in the scoring. Thanks also to mentors and selectors Kieran Brophy and Eamon Concoran, the future looks bright with games like this Subs... Sarah Whelan for Siobhan Concoran(inj) Karen Brennan for Orlaith Curran, Aishling Delaney for Noelle Russell, Jean;Anne Phelan for Niamh Cullinane and Annie Mullins for Catherine Doherty. Final score St Anne’s 4-14 Piltown 1-5.

St Anne’s Intermediate Team - Sinead Doherty, Claire Hughes, Sarah Dermody, Niamh Cullinane, Roisin Brennan, Tara Warren, Niamh Sweeney, Edel Maher, Mary Corcoran, Marion Holohan, Catherine Doherty, Orlaith Curran, Maedhbh Broderick, Noelle Russell, Siobhan Corcoran, Jean-Anne Phelan, Sarah Whelan, Aishling Delaney, Annie Mullins, Niamh Glendon, Marion OConnell, Karen Brennan and Sabrina Phelan. Johnstown Active Retired are hoping to have a 4 night break to Westport in mid September.... more details next week.