SCHOOLS CAMOGIE - The National Schools of Glenmore (Ballyfacey and Glenmore) camogie team had a great win last Sunday afternoon in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny when they won the Kilkenny Roinn A schools camogie final against St. Canice’s of Kilkenny city. In a fiercely contested match all the way through, the girls from the glen fought off all the challenges of St. Canice’s and worked hard throughout to secure a victory. In a match played in lovely June sunshine and on the holy sod of Kilkenny hurling and camogie, in Nowlan Park, the girls nothched up 1-2 at half time to St. Canice’s 0-1. They went on to increase their score by another 1-3 in the second half and St. Canice’s added another 1-2. The final tally was Glenmore 2-5 to St. Canice’s’s 1-3 with the Glenmore scores coming from Suzie May Aylward 0-5, Lily May O’ Dwyer 1-0 and Emma Hokey 1-0. The panel of players for the school year of 2011 to 2012 was Joint Captains of Eimear O’ Neill( Glenmore) and Clara Handrick( Ballyfacey), Sarah Connolly, Eva Roche, Lauren Dollard, Aoife Dowling, Michaela Moran, Katie Doherty, Annie Kirwan, Ailish Roche, Debbie Maher, Emily Phelan, Suzie May Aylward, Rachel O’ Connor, Maria Holden, Emma Hokey, Jennifer Dollard, Elizabeth Phelan, Lily May O’ Dwyer, Aoife O’ Connor, Keeva O’ Neill and Chloe Mullally. To all the girls on the team who are finishing their primary school education this brings an end to their national schools camogie, a word of thanks to you all for your efforts on behalf of your national school and contuined success is wished for your future, be it in secondary school and hopefully with Glenmore camogie club. Thanks is given to the team mentors Seammie Dollard, Martina Kirwan, Elaine Malone and Una O’ Dwyer for their time and committment to the players. A word of thanks also to the teachers and Principals of both Ballyfacey and Glenmore National Schools and the parents for their support and co-operation to the schools camogie team. On the path to the final the girls played and won against Piltown, Clara, Thomastown, Muckalee, St. Brigid’s/Kilmanagh and St.Canice’s in the final and scored 22-33 between all their six matches. Glenmore won the Roinn B schools camogie title last year and to go up a grade and win the highest grade of Roinn A on the first attempt was a great achievement. Well done to all involved.
GOLF SOCIETY- The Glen Bar golf society are holding their next outing on Saturday in Waterford Castle with a tee time of 10am. All those wishing to play are asked to secure their tee time by contacting the Glen bar Golf society Captain, Gerry Fogarty or any committee member.
NEW BABY- Congratulations to John and Noelle Phelan( nee Murray) of Ballyveria on the birth of their son, Alex, a brother for Emily and Kate.
EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS - The parish was well represented at the 50th Eucharistic Congress which concluded last Sunday in Croke Park with several from the parish making the journey to be part of the cermony. Fr. Michael O’ Connor P.P. led a group from Glenmore as they joined with neighbours Tullogher and Slieverue to be part of the Diocesan representation on the designated day when they travelled by bus to the Royal Dublin Society grounds.
BAPTISED- Welcomed into the christian community was Saibhe O’ Shaughnessy, daughter of Duncan and Jackie of Ballyverneen when she was baptised recently in the church of St. James, Glenmore.
WEDDINGS- On the occassion of their marraige many congratulations are extended to Marie Connolly of Robinstown and Stephen Flynn and also to Suzanne Cody of Weatherstown and Damien Byrne. Wishing both couples many years of health and happiness.
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY - Born on 13 June 1912 Bridie Gaule of Slievecorrig, Tullogher( nee O’ Connor of Ballyfacey, and the eldest daughter of Paddy and Mary) celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and many many relatives, neighbours and friends at her home in Slievecorrig last Wednesday evening with mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. of Tullogher which followed by lovely food and refreshments. In great health and being very active Bridie enjoyed her special birthday and was delighted to meet with everyone, both from home and also all those who made their way from afar to be in Slievecorrig for Bridie’s milestone birthday.
ROAD RACE- Last Sunday marked a new and very successful venture for the local athletic club, St. Joseph’s with their first Pink Rock10km road race which started in Shanbogh, winging its way through Castle Annaghs, Forristalstown, Ballyverneen, Pink Rock along by the former N25 main road and back to Shanbogh. With close on 200 people entered for this event, there was competitive running, there was joggers and walkers, both young and more senior, and a great mix of male and female. This superbly run event in lovely June sunshine catered for everyone and was very well organised with the entrants needs being well met. Enteries were taken on line up to the previous Wednesday and on the day registeration took place in the Rosbercon Parish hall and this is where the prize giving and food was served following the completion of the event. Thanks to all who helped, volunteered and assisted in any way and congratulations to the winners and to those who took part in this fun filled event. A sincere word of thanks to all the sponsors whose support was much appreciated and without which this event would not have been possible.
ICA- The Glenmore Guild of the ICA held their monthly meeting in Glenmore hall on June 11th with eleven members in attendance and aplogies received from four members. The final arrangements were put in place for the trip to Clare in late August which include taking in a banquet in Bunratty Castle along with other locations being taken in. Some members will be ttending the Kilkenny Federation meeting in the Club House, Kilkenny on June20th. The raffle prizes went to kathleen Cody and anne Cottrell and the competition winners were Kathleen O’Connor, Anne Cottrell and Kathleen Cody. The Guild President, Kate Mernagh wished all the members a very pleasant summer break and the guild will meet again on 11th September.