KELLS ROAD DRAW: The October draw will take place on Wednesday night next ,
29th October in the clubrooms. The committee will have all the usual pre-draw arrangements in place on both the Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7.30p.m. With plans in the making for the installation of a machinery and equipment shed and public toilets the continued support for the draw is gratefully appreciated by the committee.
Pairc Sheamuis Stiophain hosts a big championship game on this coming Saturday when Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Danesfort in the Credit Union Championship quarter final. The grounds look superb at present ash we look forward to a big attendance. Throw in time is 4.30pm.
ANDY EGAN TOURNAMENT: The annual U-12 tournament in memory of the late Andy egan took place on Saturday week last involving teams from Graigue-Ballycallan, St. Martin's and the home club. The tournament committee decided to select the home teams on a "mixed ability" basis thereby ensuring that,not only was there game time for all involved but it increased the competitive level in games between the teams. At the presentation to the victors after an exciting and entertaining round of fixtures enjoyed by all participants, Juvenile chairman, Nioclas O'Carroll thanked the Egan family for their continuing support for the tournament and also acknowledged the contribution of referees, Michael Slattery and Barry Donohue for officiating at the games.
FOOTBALL COACHING: Juvenile officer, Nioclas O'Carroll reports that the response to the Thursday night coaching sessions in Nuncio Road, for the U-8 has been phenominal with over 40 youngsters turning up for the weekly event under the expert tutelage of Gaelic football coaches Diarmuid Berry, John Grace, Pat Millea and Cormac Behan. The young students are embracing the skills of the game with some enthusiasm and enjoying the contact in the games that follow the coaching lessons.
MINOR & U-21 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Following last weekend's disappointing championship exit inflicted on the U-14, Junior and senior teams, the club's minor and U-21 management teams together with their playing panels must take up the challenge of battling for success over the next few weeks to avoid a championship wipe out for the club in the 2014 season. The minor team will be facing the very difficult task of taking on a strong Erin's Own side on Saturday next (see G.A.A. fixtures list) in Jenkinstown, while the U-21 squad will have to wait until St.Patrick's interest in the intermediate championship ends.
SOCIAL CLUB CABARET: Social club secretary, Emmett Cooney advise that the club is planning to hold a Christmas cabaret in the clubrooms on Friday,12th December, starting at 9p.m. Music for the night will be provided by Sean Dwyer and Paschal Walsh. The entry fee is €10.00p.p.to cover the cost of the finger food and a free raffle. No pre-event booking necessary but Emmett suggests that interested parties should come early to "get comfortable" as seating is limited. An early start to the festive season which, no doubt will be great night of music and craic.
PARISH VOLUNTEER NIGHT: As previously noted the Parish Volunteer Appreciation night will take place on Saturday week, 1st.November The committee advises that readers, ministers, collectors and cleaners who have not received their notification should collect their letter at the sacristy in which they serve. Tickets for the event are free and may be collected at the Parish Centre.
BRIDGE: Bridge sessions take place in the Parish Cntre on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30p.m..New members are welcome. No partners required.
ROCKFALL FESTIVAL: The Rockfall Festival takes place over the coming Bank Holiday weekend, from 24 th to the 27th October. All proceeds from the festival will be donated to Enable Ireland, The O'Neill Centre, Kilkenny.