The Eist Cancer Support Centre

Published 22/07/2014 | 05:24

THE Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow is hosting a Coffee Morning by the river (weather permitting) on Wednesday, July 23 from

11.30am to 1.30pm All clients, their families, friends, carers and supporters of the Centre are most welcome to join in at the Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow, The Waterfront Mill Lane, Carlow 059 91 39684.

ART ATTACK IN THE LIBRARIES

Design your own mythical Maze Creatures on Tues., July 29 from 2pm to 5pm in Bagenalstown Library and Wed., July 30. from 2pm to 4pm in Borris Library. Get your pencils, crayons and felt tips at the ready and create and colour creatures of the Mythical Maze. This is an invitation to all girls and boys to design in our Art Attack! All materials supplied by the library.

ST. ANDREW'S GFC

July 7 saw the start of the most important campaign of the year for the club, the Minor Football Championship. Each year the minor team is the foundation stone on which all future teams and successes are built. If the club underestimates and does not prioritize this aspect of activities, then the club will have a poor future.

The club's first engagement in this competition was on Monday, July 14, in the McGrath Park against Palatine.

With a number of players unavailable, due to injuries, a victory was not achieved. However, there was more than ample proof on display of the latent talent present in this team. For a prime example, no better player could be singled out than the very young James Clarke at wing back. He literally stood head and shoulders over any other player on the field from either team. Latent talent, on its own, however, does not guarantee success. Talent has to be worked on and the only place this work can be carried out is on the training ground.

Now that all exams have finished and the World Cup is over, all minor players are urged to get to the training ground and take part in the training schedule provided for them by the club. There is no doubt that the present crop of players have more than enough ability, if they work on it, to give a good showing for the town in this year's Championship. Parents are also asked to encourage any of their family members who may express an interest in being involved, to come along. All are welcome.

Training for the teams continues on each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Players are asked to be present by 7.45pm to enable the sessions to begin at 8pm. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery from a knee injury, to Justin "Joe" Manning. Joe is one of the club's most loyal and popular players, and all look forward to seeing him back in the jersey again soon.

Well done to the town senior hurlers on their recent performance against Mount Leinster Rangers. Only for an early injury to Craig Doyle it's highly probable that an opening victory was achievable. The Summer Championship Quiz is the subject of increasing interest and debate around town and the club is delighted to get this feedback and hear of the much light hearted debate and entertainment it is providing. Last week's question was "Name a player who won an All Ireland Football medal with his native county and also played football with the town and the Carlow Senior Football team. The answer is Tomas Hannifin from Kerry. He won a junior All Ireland Football medal in l991 with his native Kerry. Tomas subsequently came to the town to teach. He played football with the town and was selected to play on the Carlow Senior Football team. This week's question is "Name a town player whose cousin is the holder of an All Ireland Senior medal and two All Star Awards" Please submit your name and answer not later than 6pm. on Sunday to 087 9407715.

FENAGH GFC DRAW

Fenagh GFC would like to thank all who supports the draw. Next draw will take place in Kearney's on Mon. August 11 at 9.30pm. Monster Bingo in Seven Oaks, Carlow on Wed. Oct. 15.

SAVE THE BAT

Calling all Batmen & women! Can you help to save the Daubentons Bat? Volunteer to survey the river BarrowÄcome along to our information night July 24, Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow 8pm. For more info contact Carlow Volunteer Centre 0860285988

SAVINGS BANK

Bagenalstown Family Resource Community Savings Bank will be in Deja Vu charity shop, Main Street, Bagenalstown on Fridays from 10.30am-11.30am. For more information contact 059 9722028

POPCORN CLUB

The Popcorn Club is back on Sat. July 26 in Muine Bheag Branch Library at 10.30am.This month the library is showing the film "Kung Fu Panda". Suitable for all ages.

SUMMER OUTING

The Senior Citizens summer outing is scheduled for Thursday, July 24, gathering at 8.45am at St. Andrew's Parish Church, Market Square. The bus will leave at 9am for Treacy's Hotel, Waterford for tea and scones. This will be followed by the Suir Valley Railway trip. Then on to the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, for a meal. Donation €10. If interested contact 086 3696489.or any committee member.

PITCH AND PUTT

Congratulations to Darren McNally, a member of Bagenalstown Pitch and Putt Club who finished third at the Leinster Championships held in Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, recently. Darren represented the club in the junior grade at the Leinster Handicap Stroke Play Championships. This was a fantastic achievement for Darren in his first Leinster Championship as he had never played the course before. Darren is one of a number of up and coming young players in the Bagenalstown Club and he has continued the club's success in Leinster and National championships over the last number of years.

Well done also to Roy O'Neill who also represented the club. in Inniskeen. competing in the Intermediate grade . He finished well inside the top 20. which was a fantastic achievement as Roy had never played the course before.

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