THE CRIPPLE OF INNISHMAAN - Gowran little Theatre are staging their up and coming production of The Cripple of Inishmaan in Gowran Hall on Friday and Saturday night week on the 19th and 20th of October respectively. The show starts at 8pm on both nights, and tickets cost €8. If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets you can contact 087 1331130. The show is not suitable for younger audiences.
DISAPPOINTING WEEKEND FOR YOUNG IRELANDS - It was a weekend of bitter disappointment for Young Irelands as both the Hurling and Camogie teams suffered defeats. Following an excellent start to the Intermediate hurling league, where they recorded three consecutive victories, Young Irelands of Gowran suffered defeat in their last game against Tulloghrer-Rosbercon, and as a result, they needed to get a victory against the All-Ireland Junior Club champions St. Patricks Ballyragget to have a chance of reaching the league final. However, in Johns Park last Saturday afternoon, they suffered a heavy defeat, 0-21 to 0-11 which means they will now go into the first round championship proper against Mullinavat this weekend.For more details on time and venue, read the sports section of the people. Meanwhile, the Camogie Junior team suffered disappointment as they lost out 2-11 to 2-7 to James Stephens after extra-time in the semi-final of the Junior Championship in Paulstown last Saturday afternoon.
SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES AT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - The first stage of the county cross-country championships took place down in Tullogher in Ballycurran Cross last Sunday afternoon and there was local success. Ruth Kennedy struck gold when winning the girls under-14 championship, while in the Masters 6KM championship, Gowran Athletes did extremely well.Simon O’Dwyer finished 2nd while David Farrell landed the bronze. The second stage of the Cross-Country Championships will take place in Castlecomer next Sunday. For more Athletics news, read the sports section of the people.