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DAY CARE & CAFÉ - Day care centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia at 1 Fr Walsh Close, Coote’s Lane is open between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

DAY CARE & CAFÉ - Day care centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia at 1 Fr Walsh Close, Coote’s Lane is open between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

CAR BOOT SALE - A Car Boot sale will take place in Ballycallan on Sunday, 21 April from 11am to 2pm. Anyone wanting to book a table is asked to ring Bree on 087 7674045.

HOMECARE WHIST RESULTS - On Tuesday, March 26 the annual whist for the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team took place in the Palmerstown Venue where there were 22 tables in total. A total following donations and whist amounted to €1200 which has been passed on to the Homecare Team.
Whist Winners: Top Score - L Kenny, First Gent - R. Doyle, First Lady - A. Hickey, Second Gent - J. Murphy, Third Gent - S. Hickey, Second Lady - B. Maher, First Half Gent - R. Caldbeck, First Half Lady - M. Heffernan, Second Half Gent - F. Noonan, Second Half Lady - M. McCarthy, Hatchers - A. Kenny, Lowest Score - M. Ging, Top Student Boy - E. Caldbeck, Top Student Girl - C. Caldbeck.

Raffle Winners: R. Doyle, A. Murphy, A. Hickey, N. Ryall, H. Cooke, A. Keoghan, E. Pollard, H. Murphy, B. Malone, K. Brennan, C. Hogan, M. Morrissey, P. Brennan, S. Ging, M. Maher, C . Caldbeck, B. Metcalfe, B. Butler, N.  Ryall, E. Phelan, L. Kenny, S. O’Halloran, C. Murphy, K. Brennan, A. Keoghan, J. Holland , C. Murphy, M. Norton, B. Wellwood, A. Keoghan, S. McGree, N. Murphy, S. Robinson, F. Noonan, M. Doheny, P. Brennan, H. Cooke, A. Phelan, L. Murphy, M. Meagher,  J. Manning, L. Prendiville, J. Bennett, E. Pollard, J. Mellett, V. Robinson. K. Brennan, B. Boland, M. McEvoy, J. Manning, P. O’Neill, J. Murphy, E. Keoghan, A. Robinson, B. Neary, T. Norton.

Caroline Murphy thanked all whom gave their time to help on the night, in particular the kitchen staff and all whom provided their time and energy in getting prizes and donations, and all who sponsored or donated in any way and a special word of thanks to all the whist
players whom supported the cause.

BALLYKEEFFE CEMETERY - Kilkenny County Council is doing its best, within diminishing resources to continue to keep graveyards such as Ballykeeffe cemetery in a fair and reasonable condition. One of the biggest costs in the upkeep of any cemetery is clearing away debris such as old wreaths, plastic bottles and so on.

Kilkenny County Council is requesting that in future people tending to graves in Ballykeeffe Cemetery bring home and dispose of appropriately their old wreaths and other general items. This would help them immensely in focusing available resources on general maintenance such as grass cutting and keep Ballykeeffe Cemetery as it should be, tranquil and litter free. Everyone’s co-operation with this request is greatly appreciated.

CAMOGIE - Membership is now due.

HURLING - The hurling this year got off to a winning start in the Roinn A. School’s championship, when St Aidan’s beat St John’s Senior School in the first round. Next came an impressive Castlecomer on a bitterly cold day. ’Comer won well despite the efforts of St Aidan’s.

On Wednesday last (April 10), the boy’s team lined out against a very balanced Clara team and suffered a 0-4 to 2-7 defeat.

Team: Lee Ronan, Daniel Lawlor, Adam O’Brien, Alex McCluskey, Paddy Brennan, Killian Egan 0-2, Kevin Ging, Stephen Keoghan, Simon O’Dwyer, Oisín Egan, Aaron Brennan 0-2, Scot Lawlor, Luke Cullen, Finn Lanigan and Alan Wall. Subs; Eoín Delahunty, Jack Walton, John Muldowney, Mark Brennan, Jack Cleere, Brendan Dunne, JJ Ryan. The next match will is in Kilmanagh on Wednesday April 17 at 4pm against St Canice’s (last year’s Roinn A winners).

Results: U-16 Hurling Graigue Ballycallan 2-6 Bennettsbridge 2-4, Minor Hurling - Graigue Ballycallan 1-13 Clara 2-12.

Rangers March On - Rangers made the journey across The Commons to St Anne’s Of Gortnahoe in the last 16 of the McCalmount cup on Sunday last and they emerged as 3 nil winners. Rangers started brighter and could have taken an lead early when Tommy Manogue let fly from long range but the home keeper managed to push it round the post.

Rangers finally made their advantage count when after great work from Jason Darmody held up the ball and was fouled. Ben stepped up to take the penalty and despite the keeper getting a touch he was on hand to finish it to the net.

Rangers came out in the second half and continued to press forward. A neat move involving J Gleeson found Tommy Manogue and his perfectly floated pass found Jason Darmody who drew the keeper and finished again with his left foot.

Ranger’s keeper M Corrigan was called upon to make a few fine saves before Paddy Dalton launched a long free kick that young JJ Corrigan chased and managed to finish the twine. Rangers did lose a player before the end to a red card but saw out the game for a 3-0 victory and a place in the Cup quarter-finals.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing before 9pm on Sundays. Any photos to be included should be sent as an attachment.

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