The Waterford Viking marathon is taking place this Saturday and best wishes to all those taking part. Running the marathon on behalf of the Glenmore GAA club is Bernard Walsh of Ballycroney. Bernard has been training steadily in the run up to the event and he is to be thanked for same. Sponsorhip cards are currently in circulation and your support to both Bernard and the Glenmore GAA club would be much appreciated. Best of luck Bernard, a safe journey to you as you journey the 26.2miles and it all takes off on Saturday at 9am. This is the second year of this event with last year proving to be a great success. Good luck to all involved, the runners, walkers, volunteers, organising committee and all the support back up personnel.
Welcomed into the christian community recently was Darragh Long, son of Cian and Alice of Dunkitt, Kilmacow in his baptism in the church of St. James, Glenmore.
The final of Cumann Na Bunscoil Roinn C took place last Wednesday on the holy sod of Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. In the finest of settings and with the best of playing conditions the combined national schools of Glenmore parish, Ballyfacey and Glenmore played Dunamaggin in the Top Oil Roinn C final. Dunamaggin were quick out of the traps taking two goals quickly in succession, however the young men of the parish gave it their all and were great opposition to the lads of Dunamaggin. It was in the second half that the young men from the glen piled on the pressure and looked for goal again and again. Unfortunately they were unlucky and were denied the three pointer. However the gods of luck favoured the brave and they battled hard to close Dunamagin’s strong lead and with the scores from Ian Byrne of 0-1 and Aaron O’Neill’s 1-1 it was all to play for. But Dunamaggin powereed on again to clinch the match with their winning matchplay. The final score was Ballyfacey/Glenmore 1-2 to Dunamaggin’s 4-4. A word of thanks to the teachers of both the schools, Liam Grant and Tommie O’ Gorman as they played round after round of matches on their way to the final. On their way to the final the lads played Dunamaggin,Slieverue, Carrickshock, Mullinavat, Kilmacow, Graiguenamagh and this brought them into the quarter final against St.Canice’s. With a strong win over St.Canice’s they took on the might of Muckalee and secured their place in the schools hurling final. For some of the lads this is their final year of playing hurling for their national school and to them we say thanks and wish them the very best as they head into secondary school education. The Ballyfacey Glenmore schools hurling panel of players for 2013 was Dylan Garvey( Captain), Aaron O’Neill, Aidan Dunphy, Patrick Walsh, James Handrick, Jack Vereker, Ruairi Gill, Patrick Hoynes, Jack Elliott, Paul Fitzgerald, Ronan Doherty, Richie Murphy, Nathan Lawlor, Sean Phelan, Luke Whelan, Jack Aylward, Killian Griffin, Michael Ryan, Jack Cody, Ryan O’ Donoghue, Eoin Roche, Alan Lacey, Ian Byrne, Killian Griffin and Kieran Ennett.
The Glenmore ICA held their June monthly meeting on June 11th and twelve members attended and apologies were received from three members. Sympathy was extended to the following families - Mary Aylward on the death of her sister-in-law, Kathleen Heffernan ; Mary Phelan on the death of her brother-in-law, Paddy Buggy; and Tommy Greene on the death of his mother Maggie. The competition winners were in first place Kathleen Cody, second place Mary Lynch and in third place Alice Cass. The competition winners for the year were in first place Kathleen Cody, in second place Mary Aylward and in third place Stasia Cody, the raffle prizes went to Kate Mernagh and Kathleen Hanrahan. the Guild President, Kate Mernagh wished all the members a safe and enjoyable summer break and the next meeting was set for September 10th.
To all the pupils, teachers, boards of management, school secretary to both schools, caretaker and parents of all the pupils, all the very best to you all as the primary school term for 2012 to 2013 comes to a close. Let’s hope the weather is good and kind and with the rest and relaxing time that all are rested in readiness for the following year’s school term.
The Barrow Quilters who have been going strong since 1993 held a quilt exhibition in the church of the assumption, Rosbercon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday last. It was a fantastic display of work and on display was a very high level of skill, workmanship, design and colour. The church walls and pews were filled to capacity and the exhibition was visited by a large number of persons during the three days. On the Sunday evening there was a ‘songs of praise’ with readings and those in attendance singing with the musical accompanyment of Betty Dalton which was very pleasant. A word of thanks to all the members of the Barrow Quilters, for providing such a beautiful display and thanks to all who donated to the church fund collection.
The pupils of Glenmore national school presented a school concert last Wednesday evening in Glenmore hall to a full house and all the entertainment was greatly enjoyed by the parents, siblings and family members who came along to support the young people. The €800 raised from the concert will be used to defray costs and for the school funds. Thanks to all who prepared the pupils for this fun filled event and also to Paddy Murphy and helpers for all the work necessary to produce such a concert.