Dunamaggin: U21 Hurlers qualify for Southern Final

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the November 19th draw were-13, 14, 18. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each – Hannah Ryan, Jane O’Keeffe, Kathleen Peters, Aisling Rowe and John Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is worth €3,400. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €130. The Pool number is worth €440.

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the November 19th draw were-13, 14, 18. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each – Hannah Ryan, Jane O’Keeffe, Kathleen Peters, Aisling Rowe and John Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is worth €3,400. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €130. The Pool number is worth €440.

KELLS SCOUTS NEWS - Beavers from the 6th Kilkenny Kells Scouts Group had a visit from the Mountain Rescue Team in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggin as their recent weekly meeting. Two members from the South Eastern Mountain Rescue attended and gave a very informative presentation to all present. The Beavers were engrossed not only in the fun and information giving, but also by the opportunity to view close up the mountain rescue jeep and to try out some of the equipment. The Kells Scouts wish to express their thanks not only to the Mountain Rescue team for attending, but also to Dunamaggin Parish for facilitating the event in St. Leonard’s Hall.

hurling - The Dunnamaggin U21’s were defeated in a well contested Southern Final in a Damp Piltown last Saturday afternoon. William Phelan opened the scoring with a well-taken point on the fifth minute, but Kilmacow responded with two of their own shortly afterwards. This followed a period of dominance from Dunnamaggin, but it only yielded one point from Kieran Bergin. Kilmacow then pointed, only for Kieran Bergin to Level again. Great fielding from Kieran Bergin and Peter Kenneally, together with great work from William Phelan at centre back, kept the pressure on Kilmacow, but only yielded one further point from Kieran Bergin as the wide tally mounted. Kilmacow converted another free and the sides went in level 0 – 4 at half time.

It was Kilmacow who started the second half better, and forced and excellent save from the very solid Adam Kenneally in goal. Conor Coffey now on for Michael Costello was causing the Kilmacow defence headaches and initiated a good move which nearly resulted in a goal for Dunnamaggin. However, it was Kilmacow who were converting their chances with four points to Dunnamaggin’s one (Bergin). The Dunnamaggin Defence was becoming under increasing pressure, but Anthony Kearney at full back and William Moylan in the corner stopped any goal treat and were exceptional throughout. Dunnamaggin with John Fitzpatrick on for Paddy Power then took the initiative, and through points from Paddy Delany and Willie Phelan, kept them in the game, but Kilmacow pointed immediately and then dealt the crucial blow when they hit the back of the net, capitalising on a mix-up in the Dunnamaggin defence. William Phelan converted another long-range free, but it was Kilmacow who added further points to run out winners on a score line of Dunnamaggin 0 – 8 to Kilmacow 1 – 11. Panel- Adam Kenneally, Conor Long, Anthony Kearney, William Moylan, Paul Kirwan, Willie Phelan, Aaron Doherty, Peter Kenneally, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Michael Costello, Kieran Bergin, Paddy Power, Andrew O’Dwyer, Paddy Delaney, Eoghan Kearney, John O’Neill, John Fitzpatrick, Ray Cody, William Bergin, Paddy Kenneally, Jason Doherty, Conor Coffey, Mathew Moylan.

CARD GAME - for Turkeys in Townsend’s Pub, Dunamaggin this Friday Night commencing at 9.00 p.m. There is a Table Quiz in Shirley’s, Kells, in aid of Fort Rangers schoolboys club on Saturday, December 2nd at 9.00 p.m. Your support for the above is very welcome.

L’ARCHE CHRISTMAS FAIR - on Sunday 2nd December in the L’Arche Workshops, Fair Green, Callan, from 11.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Cards, candles, weaving, pottery, jams, garden products, kids room, Santa, cake stand etc. Come along, something for all the family.

A PUBLIC MEETING - FOR relatives and friends of people with mental health difficulties will take place next Tue 4th December at 6.30 p.m. in the Carers Association, Priors Orchard, John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Do you want to be a CLASS Volunteer! Are you a good listener? Can you give one hour a week? Have you experienced a mental health crisis in your family or supported a friend during one? The CLASS Project is looking for volunteers to provide peer support to carers, friends and family members whose loved Ones are experiencing mental health difficulties. Training provided. For further information contact Clare Cody, CLASS Co-Coordinator, The Carers’ Association, John’s Quay,

concert - A concert will take place in St Mary’s Church, Kells this Saturday, 1st December at 8 p.m. It is a light-hearted concert of seasonal readings and music featuring George Candler and HX Brass, Dublin. The concert is in aid of The Irish Society for Autism and the Kells Group of Parishes. Admission-€10. Family ticket-€20. Student/OAP-€5. 

bazaar - The annual Windgap Christmas Bazaar will take place in the Community Centre in Windgap on Sunday week, 9th December at 2.00 p.m. The very popular annual event will have the usual events, including Wheel of Fortune, a variety of stalls, children’s entertainment, Santa and its usual very attractive Christmas cakes.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - The Juvenile Team of 6 All Ireland Semi-Finals and Finals were held in O’Loughlin’s and representing Kilkenny on the U 12/13 Team 6 were Conor Murphy, Conor Condon, Eoin Brennan and, Colin McKenna all from Kells, with Michael Carey (Goresbridge), Ciaran Cooney (Clogh), Aidan Barry (Clogh) and David Blanchfield (Kilfane). On the U 14/15 Team 6 were Roy Cullen (Kells), Jack Crehan (Kells), Sean Carey (Goresbridge), Dylan Caulfield (Kilfane), Dion Bourke (Mothel), Marc Purcell (Clogh), James Culleton (Windgap) and David Doyle (Windgap). Unfortunately, both teams were beaten in the semi-finals by Tipperary.

In the Leinster Adult Inter-club Team championship, Kells Junior B Team of Brendan Burke, Diarmuid Burke, Anthony Martin, C.J. Delaney and Dan Breen defeated St. Joseph’s (Wexford) to qualify for the semi-final, in which they defeated Monavea, (Laois).

In the Final, they met and defeated Coolgreaney (Wexford) in a closely-fought encounter. Congratulations and well done to the Kells Team.

In Kilkenny’s 40 x 20 League, which has now reached the Finals, in the Division 2 Final John O’Neill (Goresbridge) defeated Diarmuid Burke (Kells) and in the Division 1 Final, Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Patrick Funchion (Kells). In the All-Ireland Club 40 x 20 trials, Kells defeated O’Loughlin’s.

KELLS CHILDCARE - offers a childcare service from 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. each week day. It caters for toddlers up to children who are in 6th class in primary schools. It offers a very well child-centred pre-school programme. In addition, it provides a pick-up service from Kells and Dunamaggin Primary Schools for children attending the centre after school. For further information, contact or drop into the centre during opening hours.