Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge-The Rower and Tullogher-Rosbercon

Enjoying the open day in RossFit gym in Woodbine Industrial Estate were (from left) Sinead O’Brien and Tomas Moran with managers Emmett Doherty and Brian Mullett
Enjoying the open day in RossFit gym in Woodbine Industrial Estate were (from left) Sinead O’Brien and Tomas Moran with managers Emmett Doherty and Brian Mullett

Clonroche-Poulpeasty - Donard NS: Donard NS, Poulpeasty is now taking enrolments for 2019. We have small classes and a strong focus on teaching and learning. Contact Sinéad 053 9244295 Clonroche Development Association the latest winner from split-the-pot was John Murphy, Canon Murphy Park. The pot was €218. Remember all funds are used locally and envelopes can be bought in any of the local shops and businesses.

Galbally Run/Walk

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.

Community Games

Chess and Draughts has resumed in Galbally Hall on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All children from eight years to 15 years are welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a maximum of €4 per family.

The County Community Games will begin shortly. The local area will be represented in quiz, Talent, art, Swimming, Athletics, Chess, Draughts and tag rugby. If anyone is interested in any other event on the National Events Guide, please contact local Sec Clare Doyle at 087 4151350.


Graig notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for these notes can do so by emailing them to Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Historical talk

The next talk by the Graiguenamanagh Historical Society will be held on Friday, February 15, in the library in Graiguenamanagh. The title of the Talk will be: 'Everyday Life in the 1830s 'and will be given by the well-known historian and genealogist Mr Frank Clarke from Glynn, St Mullins. In his Talk Frank will deal with the appalling living conditions of that time in the Baronies of Gowran and St Mullins.

A large attendance was present in the library last Friday night, January 25, for the excellent and very well researched talk on 'The story of Duiske Abbey'. In his talk Colm Walsh treated his audience to some rare unknown, snippets of information on the founding of the eight hundred year old Cistercian Abbey and how it acquired the tracts of land in the outlying Granges namely Annamult, Cuffe's Grange, Kilkenny and Monks' Grange in Co Wexford. He also described the architectural designs used in the building of Duiske Abbey which was one of the largest Cistercian Abbeys in Ireland in its day. The talk was very much appreciated by all present.

St Fiacre's pilgrim

The annual pilgrim in honor of St Fiacre take place at his Sixth century church ruins and Holy well at Ullard on Friday next February 8This tradition is carried on for over a couple of century's.


The numbers drawn were 12, 19, 26 and 27, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €3,150. Consolation winners were Bridie Doyle, Thomas Fox, Brendan Hoare, Lillian Bolger, Jim Costello. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Citizens information

The citizen information office in main street Graignamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10;30 a.m. to 12;30 p.m., Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.

Tidy Towns jackpot

This week's results are first prize - Frances Kavanagh - €246, second prize-Lillian Bolger - €50, third Prize-Rosie Roche - €25. Money raised through thejackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the Abbey Centre at approximately 4 p.m..(5)

Library News

February is Library Card Sign up month: Kilkenny Library Service invites everyone to unlock a world of endless resources. Why not take advantage of our free membership and sign up to become a member or renew your old card. Everyone, who signs up, renews or borrows items during February will be entered into a draw for a voucher for a local restaurant.

From January 1, library members will not have to pay fines for overdue items and no existing fines will be collected.

We now have new and faster computers for the public to use, you can now reserve a computer, print your documents and return and issue your books using our new self service kiosk.

Our collection of old photographs is ongoing if you have any old photos of Graig/Tinnahinch area drop them into us in the library and we will scan to include them in this digital collection online. Previous photos that we received are now on our website Thank you to all who took the time to bring us in your photos. 'Mindfulness at Work' talk by Louise Shanagher will take place in Graig library this Saturday, February 2, midday to 1 p.m. This is a free talk all welcome.

Art Class will resume on Thursday, January 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If art was something you always wanted to try now is the time. Free classes every Thursday, all levels welcome.

The Three Tenors

The Three Tenors perform in Borris Church on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. Ireland's Greatest Voices, an evening of popular classic hits from Sinatra, The Dubliners, Pavarotti and spiritual favorites.

Tickets are €25 and are available from the Parish Centre, Borris O'Shea's Centra Borris, Brophy's Shop Borris, The Little Shop Bagenalstown and, Doran's SuperValu Graiguenamanagh. This is a fundraiser for Borris Church.

Inistioge-The Rower

Marymount NS

The school is currently accepting applications for the school year 2019/20. Please call to the school for an application form or alternatively contact the school secretary at 051 423838. Closing date for all applications is Wednesday, February 13.

St Vincent de Paul

The contact details for the local St Vincent de Paul are 087 9211048 or


Scoil Mholainge NS

Scoil Mholainge National School are now taking enrolments for junior infants class commencing September 2019. Enrolment forms are available from the school or phone them at 051 427305 or alternately email to

GAA Draw

The end of the year Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA Club's fundraising draw saw Ann Marie Mullally from Ballyeden take the fist prize of €250. Second prize of €150 went to Davy Morrissey from Glenmore while John O'Dwyer c/o New Ross Mart got a cheque for €100. Fourth prize of €70 went to Philip Kennedy c/o Cooney/Furlong, New Ross and €50 cheques were won by Aaron Murphy of Brownsford, Tom Roche, Garrandarragh, and Sam Reeves of Hoodsgrove. Mary Murphy of Brownsford took the eight prize which was a bottle of whiskey. The club wish to thank all who supported the draw which was a great success.

Table quiz

The table quiz organised for St Canice's National School Rosbercon takes place in the Parish Pump on Friday, February 15. Tables of four cost €20 and all are welcome to attend.

Community Employment

There is a vacancy on the Rosbercon CE Scheme for an attendant at the Oaklands Lake Fishing Complex. DEASP Community Employment terms and conditions apply to applicants interested in this position. Further details about the vacancy can be had by phoning the parish office at 051 425093 or Mobile, 086 3642592.

Great Double

At the Irish Life Junior and under-23 all-Ireland Indoor Championships it was a day to remember for St Joseph's athlete, Sophie Becker. This talented young sportswoman took gold in the 200 metres event and followed up with another victory in the 60 metres dash. Many an athlete would be content with any colour medal at a national championship but to take two gold on the same day was some achievement-so well done to Sophie Becker.

Irish Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection where €276 was donated.

A special thanks to Pat Walsh, Anthony Connick, Paddy Heffernan and Bob Saunders, who were the collectors.

Senior Football

On their home ground, newly promoted Tullogher-Rosbercon, last year's Intermediate champions made their debut in the Kilkenny Senior Football Championship against O'Loughlin Gaels. They gave as good as they got, but at the final whistle they ended up with a one-point defeat, O'Loughlin's 1-9, Tullogher 2-5.

Star of the show for O'Loughlins was Niall Bergin, who kicked six points and whose grandfather, Jimmy Bergin, kept goal for Tullogher when they won the Kilkenny junior football final way back in 1948.

Rosbercon United FC

STAMULLEN FC 3-3 ROSBERCON UNITED (STAMULLEN FC WIN 4-2 ON PENALTIES) Rosbercon United made the long trek up to Stamullen in Meath for a Leinster Junior Shield clash.

On a windy day against a good technical Stamullan FC side, Rosbercon found themselves two goals down at half time.

Rosbercon came out of the blocks firing at the start of the second half with three quick-fire goals. Kevin Doyle opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Barry Ryan found himself on the end of a long ball over the top to nod the ball over the keeper and into the empty net to bring the sides level. Kevin Doyle added to his tally shortly after to put Rosbercon United a goal up at 3-2.

Stamullan FC leveled it up with a free kick of the highest quality to give Jamie Lawlor in the goal no chance.

Both teams had clear cut chances to nick the win, with Paudie Murphy coming agonizingly close to winning it with a header right at the death.

Plenty of tired legs and no goals in extra time brought us to a dreaded penalty shootout.

Unfortunately it wasn't to be for the Rosbercon boys with Stamullan FC proving the more deadly side from the spot and running out 4-2 winners on penalties. A great game of football and best of luck to Stamullan FC in the rest of the tournament.


Rosbercon were in Billy Browne Cup action today against Rosslare Rangers, who play in the division above.

In a hotly contested game, it was the Rosbercon boys who broke the deadlock through Barry 'Goals' Ryan. Barry was on the spot the finish a scramble in the box from a corner.

Rosbercon doubled there lead before half-time with Jamie St Ledger running in the behind the Rosslare back-line and finishing from a Pirlo-esque ball over the top from Mick Kelleher. Where Mick pulled the pass out of, nobody will ever know. That was it for the first half.

Kevin Doyle rounded off the scoring with a magnificient finish that the Rosslare keeper couldnt get anywhere close to.

The scoreline was a fair reflection on the game, with both sides having a number of good chances apart from the goals. A man of the match performance from Wayne Handrick in the Rosbercon goal kept Rosslare at bay and gave him a well deserved clean sheet. Rosbercon United march on in to the next round of the Billy Browne Cup with big ambitions.

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