21 Jan 2022




Last Saturday was a day of mixed emotions for Conahy Shamrocks as the minor hurlers and under-14 hurlers endured differing outcomes in their respective major matches. The minor hurlers advanced to the Roinn B county final with a fine victory over Lisdowney in Freshford on Saturday afternoon last. The locals led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the half-time break but it was in the second half that Conahy really showed their intent with some excellent performances throughout the field. The key score came when James Bergin finished to the net to give Conahy a significant lead. Lisdowney did score two late goals to close the widened gap, but it was all too late as Conahy advanced on a 1-18 to 2-8 score line. The locals can now look forward to a county final clash against Danesfort.

TEAM: Padraig Delaney,Sean Walsh, Nicholas Feehan, Niall Coogan, Simon Callinan, Philip Cass, Donal Cass, Edmund Delaney, Liam Cass, Pat Byrne, Sean Brennan, Oliver Feehan, Tom Phelan, Gary Dunne, James Bergin. Subs: Kieran Delaney, Adam Dempsey, David Kennedy, Joe Mullan, Jack Kelly, Padraig Walsh, Bill Murphy, Ben Lawlor.

The under-14 hurlers were not so fortunate as they were unlucky to come out second-best to a strong Tullogher-Rosbercon side in the Roinn C county final in Danesfort on Saturday morning. The first half saw Conahy suffer some early blows as the Southerners scored a number of goals to lead 5-5 to 1-3. The locals bravely fought back in the second half to reduce the deficit, but it was a task too great for Conahy, as Tullogher secured the silverware on a 6-6 to 2-8 score line. The locals can still be hugely proud of their achievements this season, having qualified for two finals this year. Well done to all the players and their mentors Sean Cahill, Seanie O’Mahony, Tony Gunner and Aidan Brophy and Clare Gunner who looked after First Aid.

TEAM: Cian Harding, Thomas Rice, Karl Downey, Ciarán Rice, Conan Dunne, Frank Gunner, Tommy Hennessy, Laurence Feehan, Geoffrey O’Shea, Ethan Butler, Conor Blanche, Darren Cuddihy, Darragh Dooley, Vincent Brophy, Eoin Cahill, Robbie Dooley, Dylan Bergin, Sean O’Dornan, Harry O’Mahony, JP Gamble.


The Polo Grounds played host to the final games of the annual Jim Comerford Memorial Under-12 Hurling tournament on Sunday morning last. The semi-finals saw two very entertaining games between Lisdowney and Bennettsbridge and St. Patrick’s (Ballyragget) and Graigue-Ballycallan respectively. It was Lisdowney and Graigue-Ballycallan who advanced to the final and eventually it was the Lisdowney men who secured the spoils after an excellent game. Mrs. Ann Comerford was on hand to present the winning trophy and mementos to the teams following the game. A sincere thanks goes to everyone who helped out in any way in organising the games.


The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 3, 11 and 13. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Mick Roche, Sean Cahill, Michelle Muldowney, Michael Dowling and Donal Cass. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Dollard, Conor Brennan and Margaret Buggy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €8,800.


Conahy Vintage Club continues their schedule of events with a tractor run on Sunday, October 27th. Participants will gather at Conahy Church at 10.45 a.m. before attending Mass for deceased members at 11 a.m. Following this, the run will commence at 12 p.m.


Fiona Maher and Friends would like to say a sincere thanks to all who supported the Coffee Day in Castlecomer Library.  The occasion would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, all our friends who baked delicious cakes, library staff and those of you who gave so generously. All the help and support raised €3195.00, which will greatly assist Cois Nore Cancer Centre.


The annual Castlecomer challenge hosted by the Deenside wheelers takes place on Sunday, October 20th. There are three routes 100km at 10 a.m., 50km at 11 a.m. and 30km at 12 p.m. catering for all abilities. Registration takes place at Erin’s Own GAA grounds, Castlecomer from 8.30 am. The two charities benefiting this year are the Day Care Centre and SOS Castlecomer.

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