Monday 31 August 2015


Published 20/11/2012 | 10:15


The Senior Citizens Annual Party is being held in Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 25th November at 1.30 pm.


Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Dnny Kavanagh, Newtown, Fr Eamon Purcell, Doonane and Michael Lyons, Doonane. The winning numbers were 5-9-16-24.


The following were winners for the best costume at the recent Halloween Party which was held in aid of Mayo National School:- Myles Keogh, Terry Grogan, Breda Keogh, Sylvia Cole, Faye Grogan and Kyle Rice.

Main raffle winners were Dara Kelly, Slvia Cole, Hannah Moore, Jack and Grainne Doyle, Taylor Nelson, Niall Kealy, Mary and Francis Egan, Margaret Delaney, Noel Kirwan, Maurice Boutros, Nicola Rowan, Jackie Messett, Shauna Devoy, Angela Behan, Maura Kelly, Seamie Brown, Luka Mulcahy, Deirdre Willoughby, Sandra Lavin and Marie Murray. Thr organisers are grateful to eveyone for their support.


Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday last was won by Kit Farrell, Ballylinan. 1st lady K. Chase. 2nd lady Mary Warren. 1st Gent Bob Murphy. 2nd Gent: Willie Murphy. 1st half: T Gowing and R Brennan. 2nd half: Rosellan Cole. 1st quarter: Christy Maher. 2nd quarter: Mary Quigley. Raffle winners were Kate Chase, Christy Maher, Willie Murphy, Kit Farrell and Eamon Wheatley. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.


Leinster Champions: Day 2 of the Athletics Leinster cross country championships were decided over a tough rugged course in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. These included the uneven ages and the intermediate events. After the fine performance of winning the Leinster novice interclub 2 weeks previously in Rathdrum our men's team were among the favourites to lift the intermediate title.

Ran over 4 x 2K laps, Brian Kelly and Stephen Lawlor settled into 11th and 12th place after the 1st lap. Bit by bit they moved forward to-gether and by the time they had completed the 8K they were in 3rd and 4th place respectively laying a great foundation to take the title. Having said that Mullingar Harriers who latterly cleaned up in the juvenile events were providing a stern battle.

The pressure was on and James Griffin responded magnificently on the last lap to pick up 5 places and finish a brilliant 8th. We were looking for our 4th scorer and sure enough Liam Byrne was giving it everything on the last lap to move past two athletes and finish in 32nd place. This gave us a points total of 47 and when the Mullingar total was counted they had 53 points. We were the victors by 6 points.

Those important points garnered on the last lap making all the difference. The intermediate crown was added to the novice making it a great cross country season to date for the club.

Juvenile Performances: Our juvenile numbers were down and several were just short to qualify for the All-Irelands. T.J. Burks showed he is one for the future when finishing a fine 16th in the U.11, Daena Kealy 19th and Cara Maher 21st gave it everything in the U.13 girls, while Cian Kelly 16th, Jonathon Crossley 55th and Gerard Kelly 108th did the business in the boys U.13.

Lauryn Kealy was 32nd U.15 while James Moore (25th) led the boys U.17 to 5th team with Alex Crossley 30th, Michael Nash 49th and Aran Murphy 55th providing the back up. Kevin Brennan 10th and James Delaney 17th had fine runs in the boys U.19, while Maire Griffith (26th) was our sole representative in the ladies intermediate. Thanks to all that turned out and congratulations to the intermediate men on landing the title.

Round 2 League: The 2nd leg of the club's Christmas league will be run over 3K on an open handicap basis on the track on Tuesday night next commencing at 7.50. All are welcome.

LastDraw: The 3rd and final draw in this years members draw will take place in Behan's, Tolerton on Sunday 25th November. This is your final chance and your welcome to get a ticket from any club member. Thanks to all the promoters for finalising finances with Breda.

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