Weekly News 23rd August 2021

23 August 2021

Dunnamaggin Development Group is busy preparing for next Sunday's Vintage Fayre 29th August 11am to 4pm. We have a designated Marquee for Afternoon Tea €5 per person. Please book via messenger on our facebook page or phone Gwen on 083 4544484 to book a place. We will have over 20 Traders with us - lots new stalls. There will be a Vintage Car rally. Teddy Bears Picnic for the kids so let them bring their favourite Bears for this. Best Dressed Vintage Person with lots of great prizes from 2pm to 3pm and will be judged by our 2018 Kilkenny Rose. Anyone wanting to enter this event please assemble at our Afternoon Teas Marquee from 2pm. Free Apple Pressing just bring along your apples and containers for the juice. Barbeque and pop up Cafe and lots more. So looking forward to this event and all monies raised is for the enhancement of Dunnamaggin Village and our new Community Madge's Garden

Dunnamaggin GAA: U15 Division 1 Feile Success The Dunnamaggin U15 hurlers were crowned Division 1 Shield winners on Saturday after an excellent win over city side O'Loughlin's in the final held in Palmerstown. Dunnamaggin had a early start with their first match at 9:30 against Dicksboro. With matches just 10 mins a side every score or chance to score need to be taken. Our first match was a very tough encounter and although the lads fought hard they lost. This loss put them into the shield competition where they played Windgap/ Galmoy and beat them 0:3 to 3:08. It was on then to a quarterfinal against Thomastown, although loosing narrowly at half time a super second half display saw them winning 2:03 to 1:03 and into a semi final against St.Martins. This was a good tough game but the Dunnamaggin men had settled into a nice rhythm of play and three second half goals saw them advance to the final 4:05 to 1:04. Next was the anxious wait to see who had won through from the other side of the group in James Park. Soon it was found out that it was the O'Loughlin lads who were our opponents. Dunnamaggin settled to their task early with two quick points. This really set the boys up well but a fortuitous goal put O'Loughlins ahead by the minimum at HT 1:02 to 1:01.Dunnmaggin opened very well in the second half and took the game to O'Loughlins well taken goals for Dunnamaggin on the 3rd and 4th minute really decided this game and with some titanic defending in the backs keeping O'Loughlins scoreless in the second half Dunnamaggin ran out winners Dunnamaggin 3:02 O'Loughins 1:02. Photo show captain Eoin Shiel being presented with the shield by PJ Ryan. Well done to this super bunch of players, Manager Noel Lahart, Selectors Niall McCormack, Brian O'Shea, Willie Phelan Covid officer/Logistics Philip Tallon on a great day for the club.

Junior A's reach Co.Final The Dunnamaggin Junior A team took on the much fancied Thomastown team in the Semifinal of the Junior A championship in Dunnamaggin on Saturday afternoon. Thomastown opened the scoring with a point but Dunnamaggin settled to their task and slotted four points in a row to push the lead out. Thomastown did respond with a point but Dunnamaggin headed into the water break 0:06 to 0:02 up. Thomastown opened the scoring after the water break with a point but Dunnamaggin had a really strong second quarter display with some super scoring and titanic defending to see them head in 0:03 to 0:11 up at Half Time. Thomastown were always going to respond in the 3rd quarter and that they did out scoring Dunnamaggin 1:04 to 0:02 to send the sides into the water break 1:09 to 0:14. This was turning out to be a really super game of hurling and the last quarter was going to continue in that spirit. The first 5 mins of the last quarter really settled this encounter with Dunnamaggin scoring Thomastown 1:03 to 0:01 the goal coming from the stick of Denis Walsh. Thomastown immediately got a point back but Bill McCormack cancelled that out with a super point from the sideline from play. Thomastown did fight hard to the finish and did score a goal to help close the gap but the damage was done and the Dunnamaggin men advanced to the final on a score line of Thomastown 2:11 Dunnamaggin 1:21.

Junior F's reach Co.Final The Junior F hurlers took to the field on Sunday morning in Dunnamaggin last to contest their Championship Semi Final Vs Glenmore. Dunnamaggin had beaten Glenmore previously in the league stages of this competition but knock out championship can be tight affairs.Dunnamaggin opened the scoring with a point from play but Glenmore hit back immediately with a goal. Both sides exchanged points but when Dunnamaggin hit three points before the water break and three points after it they drew back level and opened up a nice lead 0:08 to 1:1. Both sides added three points each before half time to send the sides in 0:11 to 1:4.The opening exchanges of the second half were an even affair but when Kieran Bergin broke through the 21 on the 7th min and headed for goal there was only one result Dunnamaggin tagged on another 2 points without reply before newly introduced Dylan Carroll found the net for Dunnamaggin's second goal just before the water break there was no way back for Glenmore. After the resumption both sides traded three points each before the final whistle blew. FT Dunnamaggin 2:18 Glenmore 1:09

GAA Club Walkways The newly installed walkways around both our pitches are proving really popular and a great additional facilities to the club. The walkway in Dunnamaggin is 725m long and the one in Kilmoganny is 445m long. Most people are walking anticlockwise around them and this seems to be working well. Thanks again to all who helped in any way to get the walkways in so quickly by either sponsoring a load of stones/ equipment or volunteering over the days of construction.

Local Lotto Draw for 16th August 2021 Winning Numbers : 9,30,33 No Winner. Winners for Draw for 5 x € 30. Angela Barry ( Delaney's ),Shayne Gordon ( Pat Comerford ),Jimmy McCormack ( Jimmy McCormack Kilm.),W Peters ( Jimmy McCormack Kilm ).Emilia Byrne ( Bobs Shop ). Jackpot for the 23rd August € 1,750. Draw in St Leonards Hall, Dunnamaggin @ 9.00pm all welcome.

Dunnamaggin Gymkhana takes place this year on September 5th. Proceeds to Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team and St Joseph's Home Kilmoganny.

CAMOGIE JOHN WEST FEILE 2021 Saturday 21/8/21 saw the U15 Camogie John West Feile take place in Kilkenny. Windgap were drawn in Division 1 along with James Stephens, Glenmore and St. Brigids in their group. Thank you to Glenmore who hosted the matches for this group. The girls fought hard in their first game against James Stephens, which gave them a great platform going into their remaining two matches. They next moved on to play Glenmore at 11am and came out victorious.
Their final game was against St. Brigids. The girls knew they needed a draw or a win to be able to progress to the Division 1 final. They led by 6 points at half time and went on with some outstanding team play to secure a comfortable win as the final whistle sounded. The girls now go on to play Tullaroan/St.Annes in the Feile Final set for Saturday 28th August at 6.30pm in a venue yet to be confirmed.
The Windgap 2021 Camogie Feile panel consisted of Jenny Saunders, Emily Freaney, Ria McCormack, Chloe Drennan, Laura Doyle, Ava-Lily O’Neill, Niamh Enright, Eleanor Hayes (Captain), Ciara O’Shea, Ona Kennedy, Caoimhe Power, Cathy Power, Lauren Enright, Aisling O’Shea, Alaina O’Shea, Megan Kenneally, Ava Phelan, Roisin Cronin, Tamara Whelan, Kate O’Brien and Moya Egan, with a management team of Michael Saunders, Dermot O’Shea, Valerie Doyle, Marieanne Hayes and Niamh Bambrick.
The Minor, Intermediate & Senior KK camogie panels are all through to the All Ireland semifinals next weekend best of luck to our players Nathania & Sontae Jackson on Minor, Gillian Costello on the Intermediate & Denise Gaule & Michaela Keneally on the Senior panel. Congratulations to Denise on her Player of the match Saturday in the quarter finals against Wexford.

Recovery College SouthEast online workshop for your mental health- Changing Habits - AUGUST 31st 2021 - 11am to 12 noon - Have you ever stopped to think about your habits or how they impact your daily life? bWhile some habits can be detrimental, such as wasting an hour on Twitter when you should be studying, others can be great to have around. Learning to brush your teeth when you were young helps you have good dental health when you are older. However, everyone has some habits they would like to change and by breaking down the cycle of a habit, you can identify what triggers the routine and begin to address what really needs to change. This 60-minute workshop will help you better understand habit formation and provide you with some practical tips on how to create and maintain beneficial habits. To book email enrolrecoverycollegesoutheast@gmail.com or phone 0861746330

Teac Tom - Quilt Raffle!

Teac Tom is continuing to provide it’s supports and services to those affected by or bereaved by suicide throughout the summer. We have seen an increase in the numbers of people contacting us via our 24-hour helpline and through our social media channels. As people feel safer, we are getting some walk-ins again. However, to facilitate everyone and ensure compliance with the guidelines, it is still better to call first to make an appointment (056-7796592). There is a very special fundraiser being held at the moment by the South Midlands Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society. They made and quilted a beautiful ‘You’re a Star’ quilt that will be raffled in early September in aid of Teac Tom. Tickets can be purchased at www.idonate.ie/raffle/irishpatchworksociety

Many thanks to all involved for their tremendous support!