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“It was wonderful, I really enjoyed it, congratulations!”. That was the feedback after The Last Rose of Summer Bicentenary Concert in Jenkinstown Park on Saturday evening last, organised by Conahy Heritage Society. The 600 plus crowd were entertained in a way that was fitting for the occasion. Thanks must go to acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns, who was accompanied by Patrick Healy, for a top class performance. It was great to have local singer Nicola Brennan, Declan Taylor and Sarah Brennan, all accompanied by Gavan Reilly on piano, and also Alison Comerford who played the violin and her sister Lori played the viola.

The audience really enjoyed their performances with many compliments afterwards. The goodwill and the hard work of many contributed in no small way to the concerts success, particularly on the day, sincere thanks goes to all concerned. Thanks to Coillte Teoranta for lending the venue, which received much praise. A special thanks from Conahy Heritage Society goes to all those that attended, the response made it all worthwhile.


Conahy Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul present a Barbeque in the GAA Clubhouse, with music by Lance O’Brien and Friends, at 9.00 pm on Saturday, July 6. A small donation would be appreciated for admission. All in the locality are welcome.


The local annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday, July 20 sharp. The bus leaves Jackman’s, Jenkinstown and names should be given as soon as possible by contacting 056-7767676.


Volunteers and helpers are currently needed for The Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland. The branch provides a range of information, events and services for people of all ages, living in the County of Kilkenny with all forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Do you have secretarial or administration skills you want to put to use or maybe a background in marketing or finance? We are actively encouraging people of all ages and who have interests in many areas to volunteer. The Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland would love to hear from you. You can tailor your level of involvement to suit your availability. You can contact the Branch on 087 7560324, email kilkennyarthritis@gmail.com or find them on Facebook under Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch.


The intermediate hurlers were unlucky to be defeated by Erin’s Own in their first match of the Byrne Cup played in Cloneen GAA Grounds on Tuesday night last. The Castlecomer men were the stronger side for the majority of the game, leading initially by 0-7 to 0-4 at half-time and scoring a goal at the start of the second half. But Conahy battled back very well and were rewarded with a well-taken goal by John Muldowney. However, some bad misses in front of goal meant that they could not build on their momentum, as Erin’s Own held on for a 1-12 to 1-10 victory.

TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe, Tom Mullan, Donal Brennan, Seamus Óg Brennan, Padraig Harding, Gary Kavanagh, Thomas Nolan, Eoin Carroll, John Wallace, Michael Bergin, Declan Buggy, Paddy Mullan, Tom Phelan, John Muldowney, Peter Vickery. Subs.: Joe Keohane.

The junior A hurlers also suffered disappointment when they were beaten by Young Irelands in the semi-final of the Northern Junior A league in Jenkinstown on Thursday night last. The Gowran men proved their class in the second half as they took control after a very close and entertaining first half. Conahy battled hard but could not maintain this level of performance during the second half as Young Irelands powered on to a 1-20 to 0-12 victory.

TEAM: Padraic Delaney, Nicholas Feehan, Tom Mullan, Thomas Nolan, Simon Callinan, Padraig Harding, Eoin Carroll, Michael Bergin, Paddy Mullan, Barry Murphy, Sean Brennan, Joe Keohane, Tom Phelan, John Muldowney, Eoin Byrne. Subs.: Padraic Nolan, Oliver Feehan.

The annual Kevin Bergin memorial under-10 hurling blitz took place on Saturday morning last in the Polo Grounds. Despite the miserable weather, the standard of hurling was top class. Each of the eight teams present played four matches which made for a busy morning. The local under-10 squad faced Erin’s Own (Castlecomer), Lisdowney, Clough-Ballacolla, and O’Loughlin Gaels in their respective matches, winning the opening two matches and losing the next two games by only a single point in each case. The team have been making great progress and great credit goes to all the players and their coaches.

TEAM: Oisín Cahill; Jack Bergin; Josh Comerford; Kieran Brennan; Jack Dempsey; Mark Gunner; Jack Murphy; Robbie Ring; Ellen Gunner; Conor Duggan; Billy Mulhall; Oisín O’Connor; Oisín Conroy; Luke Dunne; Sean Hetherington; Jack Joyce; Damien Cuddihy; Emma Mulhall; Robyn Morrissey.

Make a date in your diaries for the Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Field Day which will take place on Sunday, July 21. To take a stall for the day please contact Annmarie Feehan on 087 660451. This is a great opportunity for local crafts and arts to showcase their wares to the local community. There is limited space so first come first served. No bric a brac or toy stalls, please.

There will also be a field day booklet outlining the many different community groups within Conahy Parish. Any local businesses or parishioners who would like to advertise or print good luck wishes please contact Annmarie Feehan on 087 6660451, Mairead Bergin 087 995 5068, Billy Hennessy 087 7726834 or any committee member with details.


Conahy Shamrocks Bórd na n-Óg hold a fundraising Bag Pack in Dunnes Stores on this Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. It is hoped that anyone who didn’t make themselves available for previous bag packs would do so on this occasion. Please contact Mairead Bergin on 087-9955068 to book your slot and preferred time. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Come join our fun multi-activity summer camp and keep kids active while making friends and having fun. The camp is suitable for 3½ -12 year olds and runs from 12th August to 16th August from 10am to 2.30pm at The Polo Grounds, Conahy. Our programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: Fun games, team relays, multi-sports, soccer, dodgeball, arts and crafts, tag rugby, tumbling and gymnastics, obstacle courses and much more. The cost is €70 per child, sibling rate of €55, and places are limited to allow for instructor child ratio, 50% deposit per child to guarantee a place. Book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663.


The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 1, 32 and 34. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Seamus Butler, Walter McCullogh, Martin Stapleton, Jamie Swan, Eoin Carroll and Gillian Meaney. The promoters’ prize winners were Julie Jackman, Teresa Dollard and Shay Healy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €7,200.

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