FAMILY FUN DAY-The inaugural Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 2nd September from 1pm in the GAA Hurling grounds and the Hurling Club are looking for volunteers to get involved on the day. On the day itself on Sunday September 2nd, there will be a Dog Show, Wet Sponge Throwing, Face Painting, Long Puck and plenty of attractions for all the family. You can help in advance by donating items or suggesting sources or prizes on the day.
Items that are hoping to be used on the day include handbags, jeweller, bottles of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, books, Cds, Dvds etc.
Items can be dropped off at a collection point at the dressing rooms during coaching sessions on any Monday evening or to Martin Carey motors Main Street during the week. If you can help out with prizes on the day please email your name and contact details or call Padraig Brennan on 087 9176245, Deirdre Fenlon on 087 9955644 and Annette Nolan on 086 3462705.
Under 13 -Well done to the Under-13 7-a-side panel who recently reached the Kilkenny Supporters Club Shield Final at the Lisdowney 7s, but unfortunately after a hard fought battle they lost out to neighbours Barrow Rangers in extra-time on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8.
Young Irelands panel: Jack Blagriff, Jason Brennan, Jack Brennan, Michael Carey, Ted Drea, Robert Dunne, Seamus Farrell, Cormac Nolan, Conor O’Dwyer and Padraic O’Neill. Team trainer was James O’Neill assisted by Jack Glendon.
JUNIOR HURLERS REACH SEMI FINAL-The Junior hurlers have enjoyed a successful championship campaign to date winning 5 out of their 7 matches, and they qualified for the semi-final of the Northern Junior Championship defeating St. Lachtains of Freshford 1-11 to 1-10 in another hard fought encounter. Young Irelands had already defeated the Freshford men 1-11 to 1-10 in the group stages in Gowran and will play either Graigue-Ballycallan, Emeralds or Conahy Shamrocks in the semi-final.
UNDER 12 GIRLS STORM INTO FINAL-The Under-12 Camogie girls were in sparkling form as they dazzled into the county final scoring 9-2 as they easily Paulstown in the semi-final in Gowran last Friday evening. They will play either St. Lachtains of Freshford or Dicksboro in the final in the coming weeks.
RETURN SPRING LEADS HOME LOCAL 1-2 UP NORTH-There was success for local horse trainer Mags Mullins up in Downpatrick last Sunday afternoon as Return Spring ran out an emphatic 16 length winner of the Magnificent seven flat race. Returning at odds of 7/2 Return Spring strolled clear in the home straight, and ran out an emphatic clear cut winner ahead of the odds-on favourite Dubh Go Leir trained by Kevin O’Donnell in Bramblestown and ridden by Willie Mullins’s son Patrick. Mags also co-owns Return Spring.
SUCCESS FOR YOUNG EQUESTRIAN RIDERS -On the August Bank Holiday weekend, Gowran were well represented in the line-up of the Glencarrig Lady League Under-11 final held in Coilog Equestrian Centre Co. Kildare on Sunday 5th August.
It’s a Showjumping league for children under-11 years of age which has been running since April all across Leinster. Ciaran Byrne from Bricana won the jump-off in the final with his pony ‘Kilmoylan Joey’.
Daniel Nevin from Coolatogher in Gowran was runner-up riding ‘Oakhill Blaze’, while another local rider Andy O’Donnell from Bramblestown finished 5th aboard ‘Monserrat Seamist’.
BRIDGE-Each Tuesday at 3pm, the Bridge Group will meet in Gowran Park and there are classes for improvers and for those wishing to brush-up before returning to their clubs for the new season. For beginners lessons in the Gowran Area in September contact Margaret Murphy on 086 8387702 or 056 7726823.