ALL-IRELAND- Many congratulations to the Kilkenny senior hurling team on winning their 34th senior All-Ireland hurling title last Sunday. Glenmore GAA club was represented with Ballyveria man, Eoin Murphy playing his part in the championship campaign along with his first cousin Richie Power who is also on the Kilkenny senior hurling panel. Glenmore has several connections with this team as Henry Shefflin’s mother, Mai ( nee Fitzgerald) is a Knockbrack native, Wally (Walter) Walsh’s granny Murphy, is formerly Eily Fitzgerald of Busherstown, Glenmore. Many congratulations to Wally on his debut with the Kilklenny senior hurling team and on his winning the man of the match award, what a way to enter senior hurling with your county. Well done to you all and to the entire panel of players, the backroom personnel, the county board officals and the entire support network. Glenmore was aslo represented in Croke Park last Sunday afternoon in the interval hurling exhibition match as Maria Holden of Busherstown, daughter of Bartley and Jean, played in a match. What a day for Maria to remember, to be playing on the holy sod of Croke Park on an All-Ireland day when Kilkenny beat Galway in the All-Ireland senior hurling final reply of 2012. The stuff of dreams for anyone who has GAA blood running thorugh their veins!
SILVER CIRCLE - The silver circle draw for September took place and the winners were; Carmel and Ned Walsh of Rochestown, Davy Aylward of Aylwardstown, Bill O’ Donoghue of Graiguenakill, Patsy Kehoe of Rochestown, Nicky Martin of Ballinlammy, Marie Hanrahan of Ballinamona, Richard O’ Neill of Ballinlammy, Peggy and Johnny Boyle of Rathinure, Helen Murphy of Weatherstown, Tommy Mullally of Busherstown, John Flynn of Ballyhobuck, Willie and Marie Treacy of Cappagh, Pat Walsh of Robinstown and Tom and Mary Murphy of Ballyveria. Well done to all this month’s winners and to all who support this monthly draw.
CARE TO DRIVE - Perhaps you have some time to spare and would like to offer to drive for the Care To Drive facility. This initiative is a volunteer delivered system whereby the Irish Cancer Society recruits and trains volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from hospital appointments. Drivers are currently being looked for to drive patients to and from Waterford Regional Hospital. The service is FREE to both the patient and the hospital with the Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs and the volunteers use their own cars and the Irish Cancer Society pay drivers for their fuel, all tolls and offer €8 per trip towards some food /drin( receipted). If you would like to be part of this initiative please ring 01 2310566 to speak with Gail or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLOUGHING - The Tullogher Glenmore ploughing association was very well represented at the Heatpark venue, New Ross, Co. Wexford recently. In the Intermediate Conventional class John Murphy of Ballyreddy,Tullogher competed very strongly, his son Frank did very well in the loy digging class( John is uncle and Frank is cousin respectively, to senior Kilkenny hurler for Tullogher Rosbercon and man of the match for the senior All-Ireland, Wally Walsh). In the under-28 Conventional class was Thomas Hartley of Weathertown, Glenmore who finished in a very tightly contested second place, Peter Mc Donald of Mullinavat was in the single furrow vintage class and well done to him in his ploughing, in the farmerette class was Kathleen Cummins of Floodhall, Kmocktopher and she came in in second place. A brillant set of results for this local ploughing association and well done to all involved and thanks to those who coach and offer the support in order to bring in such results.
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY - On the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary, many congratulations are extended to John and Noreen Aylward of Aylwardstown, Glenmore at this time. Wishing you both many years of contuined health and happiness.