20 May 2015
SENIOR LEAGUE: With two wins to their credit in the 2015 league to date, the club's senior hurlers will be anxious to claim a third victory when they take on Clara on Saturday evening in Nowlan Park at 7.30p.m. There is a huge incentive for the Village men to drive for victory, as Clara put an end to their championship ambitions at the quarter final stages in last year's title race. A close, uncompromising encounter is anticipated, with no quarter given and none asked for, by either side and two valuable league points at stake for the winner.
JUNIOR LEAGUE: The Junior hurlers earned themselves a deserved, 1-19 to 3-13 draw with Clara over the weekend. The positive start to their season follows their earlier victory over Mullinavat in round 1 of the 2015 Junior league campaign. Their next outing will be a local derby clash with O'Loughlin Gaels on Sunday next in St. John's Park at 7.00pm. All support welcome!
PADDY GRACE TOURNAMENT:: The club's U-14 team were somewhat unlucky on Saturday when losing the Paddy Grace tournament final to neighbours, O'Loughlin Gaels, 1-9 to 0-9 in a tightly contested fixture played at championship fervour. To get to the final the young Village side had to overcome the challenge of a well prepared and determined Danesfort team, winning on a 3-5 to 1-4 earlier in the day. While disappointment was their lot at the end of the tournament, Joe Murray's management team and the players can take a lot of positives from the team's performances throughout this highly competitive tournament, as the championship season looms.
HURLERS-CO-OP TICKETS: Tickets for the annual fundraiser to help finance clubs as well as the cost of training Kilkenny teams for their Leinster and all-Ireland campaigns are available from club treasurer, Tom Keane or any club officer. Tickets for the five draws, which have a top prize of a car valued at €12,500 for the first four draws, plus 30 other prizes per draw, cost €50.00 each. Tickets are available from club treasurer, Tom Keane or any club officer but do remember "if your not in you certainly can''t win"!!!!!!
CAMOGIE BLITZ: On Sunday week last, the U-10 camogie management held a four team blitz in Larchfield Taking part were teams from Dicksboro, Graigue-Ballycallan, Muckalee and James Stephens. Each club played three games throughout the day. The James Stephens girls aquitted themselves well, winning two games in the event. To help promote camogie and encourage young girls to get involved a number of clubs hold such events over the summer season. This particular blitz proved to be a great success and in acknowledgement the camogie club would like to thank the many parents who supported the event and brought all sorts of tasty beverages to cater for the participants. Well done to the camogie club on an event that was all about participation, all winners, and no losers.
HIGHLY SKILLED HANNAH: Congratulations to Hannah Kelly, a member of the club's U-14 camogie team who won the county Feile skills competition which was held in Larchfield on Saturday. Hannah will now have the honour of representing both James Stephens and Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Feile competition in June. We wish Hannah the very best of luck in her quest for the coveted national title.
GAELSCOIL FUN RUN: The annual Gaelscoil Fun run takes place on Sunday next, 24th May starting from the scool at 11.a.m.. Fun is the theme of the day with the choice of a 5K or 10K run, walk or trot for the different levels of competitors taking part. Throughout the day there will be a bouncy castle for kiddies to enjoy while their more energetic parents/guardians compete in the run. Refreshments will also be served at the finish to replenish lost energy !!!! All are welcome
SUMMER CAMP: the Starburst Summer Camp takes pklace on 6th, 7th and 8th July from 10 a.m. to 1p.m, in the Parish Centre. The camp is suitable for kiddies from 4 to 10 years of age with art, music, drama and fun games the main activities involved over the three day of the camp. Phone Kate at 085-1142686 for further information.
MUSIC: Seamus Nugent will be on stage on Saturday night.
LOTTO: Check our Lotto results elsewhere on this site.