CAMOGIE NEWS-Many thanks to all who supported the Camogie club dinner dance. It was great to see such a great turn out to show support for the Camogie club and its 2012 achievements. Many thanks to Four penny rock who kept the crowd going and the dance floor busy after a delicious meal provided by the Brandon house hotel. Well done to all the girls who were presented their medals by local hurling star Kieren Joyce. Many thanks to Pearl McDonald from Kilkenny Camogie Board who attended the evening and made some presentations. Thanks to Gannon videography who provided all players with a DVD of the all Ireland semi final and final. Well done to Eimear Lyng who was presented with the Michael J Phelan perpetual cup on winning the player of the year award. Many thanks to the Phelan family for donating the cup to the Clubs within the parish. The club looks forward to continued success in 2013. Well done to Aine Gannon and the Kilkenny minor team who won their all Ireland final replay last Saturday.
NVAC-Less than two weeks to go! Hi, Brian Keane here, I wanted to let you all know that I am competing in a Double Olympic Triathlon which is a Middle Distance or Half Ironman Event. The event is called Tri-Athy and it will take place on June 1st 2013. It consists of a 3km river swim followed by an 80km cycle and then a 20km run to finish off! I am in training at the moment and increasing my mileage in each discipline every week. Swimming training is mostly in a pool, and hopefully as the temperatures rise, in the river in Graiguenamanagh. Cycling training is around the Kilkenny/Inistioge area and the running is mostly in Inistioge, where I have plenty of scope for challenging runs…
I am competing in this event to help raise funds for the Nore Valley Athletics Club, of which I am a member.
It is a fantastic club based in Inistioge. There are all levels of athlete, kids, adults, fit4life and walkers. With over 100 members of all ages, shapes and sizes. We are trying to raise money for a long jump pit, a high jump mattress and sports equipment for the club. All contributions are very much appreciated no matter how small. If you hit on the link below it will take you to Paypal where you can donate via a secure website.
http://www.inistioge.ie/134/Nore_Valley_Athletic_Club.html If you are interested I will be keeping you all up to date with my training schedule, good and bad days, via Facebook. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Brian Keane, Nore Valley Athletics Club.
DAWN CHORUS-In Caelo chamber choir from Inistioge will perform a “dawn chorus” on the green, down by the river in Inistioge at 7am this Sunday 26th May. It is hoped that as many people as possible will turn out to enjoy the performance. It was a great event last year and it is hoped that this year will be even better.
GET ON YOUR BIKE-Are you interested in riding your bike to Croke park on the Saturday before the all Ireland? It is a chance to get fit, have fun and raise a little money. Please contact Fr. Scriven for further details. It is not a race!
MANAGE YOUR LIFE BY MANAGING YOUR MIND-REVISITED-Fundraiser, on behalf of Raising and Giving (RAG) Ireland, with DR. Fergus Heffernen in Hotel Kilkenny on Monday, June 10th at 7pm. This is a fun and informative session, that builds on the suggestions given by Dr. Heffernan in his previous well known talk, and proposes a number of simple strategies that we can implement to boost positive mental health, and generally help us to achieve a greater balance in our lives. Further information and an online booking form can be found at ragireland.eventbrite.ie (Tickets cost: €5 and €10).