Parish Mission - Please come to the Mission this week. The Programme for the week will facilitate most people attending at least some of the Mission events. Every house will have recieved a copy of the programme from the Mission visitors. The Parish Mission is an event that happens only every few years in any parish so come and see.
Handball - A big crowd turned out for the juvenile presentation night for the 60 x 30 county champions winners in O’ Loughlins last friday night. Kilfane Handball Club was well represented on the night when 11 players collected winners medals. Roisin O Keeffe U 10 singles and U 12 doubles. Dearbhail O Keeffe U12 singles. Caoimhe Kelly U12 doubles. Aoife Holden U14 singles. Peter McDonald and Conor Holden U10 doubles. Jack Holden U 11 singles. Jack Holden & Jack Barcoe U12 doubles. Dylan Caulfield and Maurice Walsh U15 doubles. Davey Blachfield U 12 b singles. Dylan Caulfield and Aoife Holden were congratulated for their displays at Leinster and All Ireland Level. The handball World Championship start this Thursday 11th and will run until Sunday the 20th October at the complex in the Citywest Hotel where 21 courts have been built for this event. 10 players , 7 Juveniles & 3 Adults will take part in these championships. Mick Dalton, Tom O’ Keeffe & Tom Dooley will play in the mens singles and doubles grades. The 7 Juveniles in action are Roisin O’ Keeffe, Jack Holden, Dearbhail O’ Keeffe, Aoife Holden, Ailis O’ Shea, Dylan Caulfield and Niamh O’ Shea. Best of Luck to all players in what will be a very enjoyable experience.
Soccer - Thomastown United Junior A side welcomed Stoneyford to United PArk in the 2nd round of the Pat Maher Shield. It was Thomastown who grabbed this game by the tail and powered home 4-0 winners with the goals coming from Eamon Lyster (2), Steven Connolly and Andy Kavanagh. Great all round team performance The Ladies opened their Season with a home game in the Shield against Tullaroan. Thomastown started off great and had a few chances in the first half which they couldnt convert and held Tullaroan until half time. With just 20 minutes gone int he second half Tullaroan finally got through the Thomastown defence and snatched the first goal and the second wasnt to long away either. Final score 2-0. The U11 A-team hosted Evergreen last weekend in their League match and it turned out to be a high scoring affair as the points were shared in a 10 goal thriller ! The home team didnt start well and found themselves yet 2 nil up after 8 minutes, Pat Brennan finishing well and then Zak Bay Hammond using his speed to sprint clear and finish well. But then the home team seemed to go into defensive meltdown for the rest of the half and the goals flowed for Evergreen who led 4-2 at half time. The home dressing room was the scene of raised voices at half time as an answer was sought and the response from the lads was good as they fought back. Plenty of chances were created and eventually a goal came from P.Brennan. But another defensive error led to evergreen’s 5th and things looked bad only for that man Brennan to give some hope when he converted from the penalty spot. Now it was all out attack and to all’s amazement it was captain fantastic Brennan who levelled with 3 minutes left. There was even a late chance for victory when Cillian Lawrence raced clear,rounded the last defender but the keeper saved with his body. what a match. best of the rest were S.Kearney,P.Connellan and L.Hehir. Please check out our website for up to date information on www.thomastownunited.com
GAA - Thomastown Juniors are through to the semi finals of the Championship after a hard earned win over the blacks and whites in Gowran on Sunday. After 20 mins of an absorbing first half Thomastown trailed by 5 points,but from there to the break they took complete control and 3 goals in about 7 minutes knocked the stuffing out of the opposition.. Thomastown cruised through the second half and their superior fitness saw them pull away to win comfortably in the end. The scorers were M Donnelly 0-6. 4 frees, T O’Hanrahan 2-0, D Burke 1-1, Jonjo Farrell 0-4, D Waugh 0-2, D Prendergast 0-1, D Walsh 0-1, P Caulfield 0-1, D Lanigan 0-1.
Thomastown Anglers Association - Thanks to those who sent back their Silver Circle cards, esp those who filled them. It’s the only fundraising we do for the year apart from the memberships. We held the draw on Friday night in The Salmon Pool & had a great night with Rusty Springs providing music. The Salmon Pool provided the finger food. The winners of the 2012 Silver Circle draw were as follows:- Outside Membership draw : Jim Gaule; Local Membership draw: Gerry O’Reilly; Promoters Prize: Andy Farrelly; 1 €400: Marie Healy, Market Street; 2 €100 : Jimmy Farrelly; 3 €100: Alan Sullivan of Mallfield; 4 €50: Niamh Brett of The Meadows; 5 €50: Thomas Hayes; 6e €50: John Keane; 7 €50: Kieran Dowling. Well done to all the prize winners & thanks for supporting The Thomastown Anglers. Could I please remind all our Salmon Members that log books need to be sent back ASAP to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Thanks