Piltown Under-14 Camogie Squad did very well in Féile na nGael held in Dublin recently. St. Judes of Templeogue who were exceptional in their hospitality, courtesy and generosity hosted the squad, mentors and supporters. The girls of Piltown will never forget their experience. A special word of thanks from Piltown Camogie Club go to the host families and Féile officer Fiona Roantree who was brilliant in her role.
Piltown were in Group C of Division 1, which turned out to be the proverbial “group of death” featuring both the Tipperary and the Dublin champions. On the playing side, Piltown got off to a great start beating St. Judes 3-5 to 1-4 in Tymon Park. However, the delight was dampened by a severe hand injury to defender Fiona Long. Best wishes go to her for a speedy recovery. Scorers: Nicola Phelan (2-0), Chloe Holden (0-4, 1 free), Aóife Doyle (1-1)
The highlight of Thursday had to have been the parade from Croke Park to O’Connell Street with thousands taking part and many more thousands looking on.Friday’s field proceedings took place in Lucan and Piltown were caught a little flat footed when they were beaten by great rivals and Dublin Champions Lucan Sarsfields by 0-2 to 2-3 in the first game early in the morning. Scorers: Chloe Holden (0-2 frees)
A win against Tipperary champions, Newport Ballinahinch would have put Piltown into a play off. The girls showed great spirit to recover from the early defeat and put on a battling display. At half time they trailed 0-2 to 0-3 in a tough exciting game. Newport pulled ahead and led by 0-3 to 0-6 with a minute remaining. Piltown pushed for a goal but it was Newport who got the goal and won 0-3 to 1-6. Scorers: Chloe Holden (0-3 frees)
Newport went on to win Division 1 of Féile beating Davitts of Galway in the final by 3-3 to 0-2. For Piltown it was about the great memories and the new friends, which would not have happened, but for sport and involvement in the Camogie Club.
Squad: Aóife Norris, Emily McCarthy, Shauna Coady, Niamh Foley, Fiona Long, Emer Long, Alanna Gallagher, Aóife Doyle, Stacey O’Brien, Sophie Holden, Chloe Holden, Laura O’Dwyer, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Nicola Phelan, Máire Beth Kirby, Sinead Walsh, Aoífe Culleton, Lisa Norris, Sarah Jayne Brophy. Mentors: Gay Doyle, Miriam Reid, Andrew McCarthy, Tom Holden, Marie Barcoe
Keep an eye on the Club special Féile webpage. If you have photographs to contribute, please email them to itofficer.Piltown.Kilkenny@gaa.ie.
SPONSORS: The successful weekend for Piltown Camogie in Féile could not have happened without the kind generosity of a number of Piltown organisations and businesses, Piltown Camogie club sincerely thanks them all; All deserve your support.
Iverk Show.com (Jersey Sponsor), Iverk Produce, Piltown Ladies Gaelic Football, Gay Doyle Construction, Morris Oil, Lord Magan (Castletown Cox Estate), Bank Of Ireland (Carrick-On-Suir), Kereen Building Services (Air To Water Heat Pumps), Piltown Credit Union, Clonmel Plumbing, Tennyson Lawnmowers, Angelsea Holdings (Dublin), Ballylynch Fuels and Owning Bouncy Castles, James Farrell Plastering, Piltown GAA, Kieran Walsh Construction, Merry’s Garage, Seamus Dunne Construction, Andrew McCarthy Hurleys, www.farelii.com (Brian Farrell), Doyle Concrete, Chadwicks (Clonmel), Mileeven, Connie Delaney Joinery, Glenpatrick Spring Water/Kilkenny Nutritionals.
CONNECT IRELAND-Do you want to be rewarded for helping create jobs in South Kilkenny? All are invited to a public information session Piltown Community Centre on Tuesday 24th July at 8.30pm.
Niall Hughes, Director of Business Development for Connect Ireland, will outline how people from South Kilkenny can play their part in the economic recovery of Ireland and at the same time earn a financial reward for themselves. The session will be chaired by a Member of Piltown Community Enterprise Board, who will also provide an update on other initiatives currently being developed to bring jobs and investment to the Piltown area.
GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL MINI GAMES-Three Piltown girls from the Piltown Girls Gaelic Football club were on the Kilkenny under-12 mini games team that played Wexford in the half time mini games held during the Leinster Ladies Gaelic Football Junior Final between Louth and Offaly at Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow today. They were Lisa Norris, Aoife Doyle and Caoimhe O’Callaghan. All three did well were delighted to wear the Kilkenny kit with pride.
UNDER 14 ROINN A-Piltown Under-14 Girls Gaelic Football team made their Roinn A Debut against Thomastown in Piltown. Despite being forced to make two early substitutions, conceding two early goals and playing against last year’s All- Ireland Féile champions, Piltown fought back to trail 2-1 to 2-6 at half time. A gallant second half display saw them go a head by a point before a third enforced substitution and the legs of the mainly Under-12 team gave way to see Piltown lose by 4-2 to 3-12 to the more experienced Thomastown team.
Team: Niamh Foley, Lisa Norris, Amy Walsh, Clodagh Butler (0-1), Emily McCarthy, Shauna Coady,
Nicola Phelan, Aoife Doyle, Hilary Balding, Aoibheann Kavanagh, Chloe Holden (0-1), Máire Beth Kirby, Caoimhe O’Callaghan (1-0), Aóife Norris (2-0), Avril Hogan (1-0). Subs: Ciara Whelan, Sine Kavanagh, Megan Byrne.
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