Gowran - Footballers qualify for championship final

BOXING FIGHT NIGHT-Last Sunday evening in Langtons, Young Irelands of Gowran along with their neighbouring counterparts Barrow Rangers went to battle in the Boxing arena for a fight night organised by White Collar Boxing.

BOXING FIGHT NIGHT-Last Sunday evening in Langtons, Young Irelands of Gowran along with their neighbouring counterparts Barrow Rangers went to battle in the Boxing arena for a fight night organised by White Collar Boxing.

Amongst those representing Gowran were Eoghan Farrell, JJ Lennon, Gerard Corcoran, Paul Holden and Michael Walsh. 15 fights in total took place, and these fight nights between neighbouring clubs are started to prove a regular occurrence.

Recently, Emeralds of Urlingford and Gorthanoe located in Co. Tipperary on the Kilkenny/Tipp border had a fight night that proved a great success, while last year Mullinavat and Kilmacow went to battle.

These fight nights are a massive fitness booster ahead of the start of the hurling season.

FOOTBALLERS QUALIFY-Young Irelands Gaelic Footballers qualified for the Junior Championship county final courtesy of a hard fought 0-12 to 1-7 victory over Tullogher-Rosbercon last Monday week on the Bank Holiday Monday. They will now play either Rower-Inistioge or Railyard who will replay their semi-final on Tuesday 2nd April. The Footballers will be attempting the double following their comprehensive League final victory over Railyard.

YOUNG IRELANDS GAA CLUB LOTTO-The Lotto numbers drawn for Tuesday 12th of March were 1, 8, 17 and 18. The Jackpot wasn’t won and the 5 x €35 winners were Ria Loughlin, Imedla Kehoe, Cathy Murphy, John Walsh and Terry Cashin. Meanwhile, the Lotto numbers drawn for Tuesday 19th of March were 2,12, 22 and 25. Again, the Jackpot wasn’t won and the 5 x €35 winners were Eileen Walsh, Michael Lynch, Liam Kealy, Francis Begley and Martin Kealy. This weeks Jackpot was worth €8,700.

CLEERES ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS-Cleeres Bar were crowned Division 2 League champions in the Kilkenny & District Floodlit League following a 2-0 victory over Bretts of Mullinahone.

Possessing an unassailable 10-point lead with three matches left, Cleeres can’t be caught and their championship is well deserved for the consistency they have shown throughout the season.

In the match that clinched the championship, Cleeres upped the pace during the second-half following a goalless opening-half.

Daryl Nolan opened the scoring firing home from close range, before a well worked goal secured victory and the championship 10 minutes from the end of full-time.

A well worked move from midfield saw Colm Kennedy pass to Sean Kehoe, and Kehoe blasted home into the top right-hand corner as the celebrations began in earnest.

RACE DAY WASHED OUT-Last Saturday’s eagerly anticipated Hurlers Raceday meeting in Gowran Park was cancelled due to a waterlogged track as heavy rain swept the country across the weekend.

A healthy attendance was expected to have gathered for the “Kilkenny Hurlers Race Day” in which 6 of the 7 races were called after the Kilkenny hurlers like Tommy Walsh, Henry Shefflin, Eoin Larkin and JJ Delaney, while there was also a race called after Kilkenny senior manager Brian Cody. However, persistent and torrential rain on Thursday left Gowran Park officials with no option but to cancel Saturday’s meeting last Friday morning. The decision has been made to re-arrange last Saturday’s meeting to Tuesday 9th April to form a 2-day meeting. The original flat meeting scheduled for the 9th of April has been brought forward a day to Monday 8th April with a 2.15pm start, while the re-arranged meeting the following day commences at 4.20pm.

GOWRAN PITCH AND PUTT AGM 2013-Gowran pitch and putt club reviewed a very successful year at a very well attended 43rd AGM held recently.

At the outset a minute’s silence was observed in memory of club colleague and friend Pat Peters whose sudden passing shocked all members of the club. The sympathy of the club was extended to his wife and family.

A get well message was extended to Ger Gibbons who was currently hospitalised.

Captain Tom O’Neill welcomed everyone to the meeting. He congratulated all the prizewinners and thanked everyone that helped in any way during the year. He paid a special word of thanks to Community worker Tom Muldowney for the wonderful condition the course was in. He thanked the Ladies for their work in kitchen.

Secretary Aine Mackey gave a detailed account of the years activities. Club competitions were very well supported. The question of promoting Juveniles needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

The treasurers report showed the club to be in a sound financial position. The years activities showed a small surplus despite an increase in expenditure on course maintenance. The annual club draw helped greatly. This was due to the great promotion by and effort of the members.

Election of Officers:

Captain: Kevin Knox

Vice Captain: Liam O’Hara

President:Marie Power

Vice President:Eugene Gibbons

Secretary: Aine Mackey

Treasurer Michael Shortall

Committee: Mary Gibbons, Larry Gibbons, Martin Brennan, Eugene Gibbons, Ina O’Donnell, Dicky Dreeling, George Madden, Patsy Kirk, Aidan Gibbons, Ger Gibbons, Tom O’Neill, Tom Muldowney, Patsy Gibbons.

Regional Board: Dickie Dreeling, Aine Mackey

Membership and Green Fees were increased, having remained unchanged for five years.