CAMOGIE- The Glenmore under-14 camogie team of Nicole Garvey( Captain), Clara Handrick, Olivia Jones Elliott, Ann Marie Phelan, Eimear O’ Neill, Emily Phelan, Ailish Roche, Mia Griffin, Michelle Doherty, Jennifer Dollard, Helen Hoynes, Ceceilia Roche, Eva Roche, Suzie May Aylward, Grace Roche, Regina Delahunty, Lily May O’ Dwyer, Aoife O’ Connor, Emma Hokey, Rachel O’ Connor, Sarah Connolly, Cloddagh Mullally, Michaela Moran, Niamh Fitzgerald have secured their place in this year’s county final of the St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Roinn A League Championship. On their path to the final the girls played and won against Dicksboro, Thomastown, Danesfort, Clara and again against Dickboro in the semi final. They will play Thomastown in the final, the date, time and venue unknown as of going to press. To date the girls have scored 32 goals and 26 points. Best of luck girls and also to their mentors Chris Elliott, Anna Hoynes, Seammie Dollard, Caroline Garvey and Maria Griffin.
TWIN GIRLS - Congratulations to Chris and Maria Elliott of Graiguenakill on the birth and safe arrival of their twin daughters, Amy and Katie, sisters for Olivia and Jack.
WELCOME HOME - A word of welcome to all Glenmore natives and visitors who are and have been visiting family and friends during the summer months and catching up on all the news and developments in parish life.
St. MOLING’s - The annual outdoor mass at St. Moling’s Well which in held annually on the last Sunday of August following the birth date of St. Moling of Mullenakill, Tullogher was held last Sunday at 2pm. Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Denis Treacy and Fr. Lenord Forristal, both natives of the area. The assembled mass goers and their families were given an account of St. Moling’s life and it was remarked that in 2014 the 1400th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated. There is currently a book available which highlights his impact on the general Arrigle river area, which gives its name to Mullinarrigle and also to Mullenakill. The shrine to St. Moling is set in the most beautiful Arrigle valley which lends itself to beautiful scenic views. While the sky overhead was somewhat uneasy for the duration of the mass the rain held off which was very well attended with many locals, parishioners and people from neighbouring parishes and hinderlands remembering this special day in the life of the area. Mention was given to all whose anniversaries are at this time and also noted was the very recent passing of 100 year old Mrs Bridie Gaule of Slievecorrig( nee O’ Connor of Ballyfacey) and Tom Mullally of Ballyeden, both of Tullogher. Many thanks is given to the local community who prepare, maintain and care for the shrine and holy well and the surrounding grounds. On the grounds is an alder tree which was fire protection properities and which also safeguards against ship wreck. During his address to the gathering, Fr. Denis Treacy spoke of the crozier which was taken from the St. Moling statue and Fr.Treacy appealed for its return by whoever took it. In the absence of it not being returned, perhaps there is a person out there who has the skills, and who may wish to offer to make a replacement crozier, especially with the upcoming 2014 anniversary.
3rd LEVEL GRANTS- Please take note that the closing date for application for a 3rd level grant for this year is Friday ( this Friday, August 31st). All applicants are now being processed on-line through www.studentfinance.ie. While you do not need to have all your documentation to support your application at the time of making the online application, you will need to have it to progress your application. As of this academic year 2012/2013 Kilkenny County Council or Kilkenny VEC no longer process first time applications, however they are, and will contuine to award your grant once you contuine to finish the duration of your course. If you are changing course you need to do so online through www.studentfinance.ie . If you need any assistance with this matter please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 087 9752556.
MINOR HURLING - The final of the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor B hurling league took place recently when Glenmore played John Lockes of Callan in Mullinavat. At half time it was nip and tuck all the way with Glenmore at 1-7 and John Lockes at 1-8. The Glenmore outfit increased their score by a further 1-6 and John Lockes by 2-8 bringing a final tally of Glenmore 2-13 to John Lockes 3-16, and it was only in the final few minutes of the battle that the winning scores came from the young men of Callan. This year’s minor hurling team was Maurice Fitzgerald, Adrian Doherty, Micheal O’ Connor, Shane Murphy, Niall Dunne, Eoin Aylward, William Treacy, Paddy Hennessy, Mark Aylward, Gerard Kehoe, Rory Doherty, Stephen Cody, John Gahan, Christopher O’ Connor, Ben Maher, John Caulfield, Shane Doherty, Brian Ennett, Philip Roche, Michel Holden, Mark O’ Connor, Alan Murphy, Ciaran O’ Connor, Brian O’ Donoghue, Michael Burke, Liam Hennessy, Colm Doherty and Dean Croke. Thanks to the team mentors and trainers Sean Caulfield, Seammie Dollard, Michael Doherty and John Phelan for all their efforts and committment.
SCHOOLS- The National Schools of the parish, Ballyfacey and Glenmore both re-open on Thursday after the summer holidays, and while the break was welcome, the weather was very unkind to everyone and it was also badly effected the farming community who were faced with very difficult underfoot conditions.
ALL-IRELANDs - The parish is very well represented in the upcoming All-Ireland hurling finals as Eoin Murphy of Ballyveria, a member of the Kilkenny senior hurling panel who take on the might of Galway on September 9 in the GAA headquarters of Croke Park. With Mark Phelan of Ballyveria, John Cody of Weatherstown and Ger Aylward of Haggard, members of the Kilkenny Intermediate hurling panel, they play Tipperary on this Saturday (September 1). Last Saturday afternoon saw the Kilkenny under-21 panel of players win through to the All-Ireland, and are set against Clare on Saturday 15th September. Best of luck Eoin, Mark, John and Ger in your respective finals.
UNDER-12 CAMOGIE - The Glenmore under-12 camogie team are in this year’s upcoming final of the St. Canice’s Kilkenny credit union Roinn B championship, the date, time and venue not known as of going to press. On their way to the final the girls played Thomastown and although losing their opening round match they went on to comprehensively win their remaining matches against Clara, Kilmacow, Piltown and the Rower. This brought them into the semi final stage of the championship where they met Piltown again and with that win under ther belts they now play Thomastown in the final. Best of luck girls and also good luck to the team mentors and trainers. The panel of players are Suzie May Aylward ( Captain), Elizabeth Phelan, Eva Roche, Debbie Maher, Annie Kirwan, Emma Hokey, Lily May O’ Dwyer, Clara Handrick, Rachel O’ Connor, Jennifer Dollard, Aoife Dowling, Katie Doherty, Maria Holden, Keeva O’ Neill, Lauren Dollard, Jennifer O’ Donoghue, Chloe Mullally and Emily Phelan