Congratulations to local breeder Liam Walsh on his second success at the point to point scene. “Brown Eyed Joe” returned to a rapturous reception following his scintillating success in the second division of six and seven year old geldings maiden at Affane Point to Point, staged in Co Waterford. The race that was staged in the memory of the handlers late father Matt Cummins.


Over the last three Monday evenings the Ballybacon-Grange U10 hurlers played very enjoyable ground-hurling blitzes on the Newcastle all-weather pitch. On the last night we had two teams in action. The first group played Fr Sheehy’s. Most of our team were in the 8/9 category so were up against it! Nonetheless they hurled bravely and skilfully. Congratulations to Fr Sheehys on their win! Well done to Dylan Browne, Tadgh Carroll, Jack O’Neill, Adam Carrigan, Eoin Keane, Luke McNamara and David Betts.

The next group were facing a tough task against Clonmel Óg who had beaten them 1 goal to nil on the first night. Captain Eoin Wyse led by example from the start, solid as a rock at full back. Behind him goalie Aaron Poliunas was outstanding, making crucial saves at vital times. Ben Doyle, Cian O’Mahoney and Philip Betts gave it everything. They worked hard and pushed forward trying to get that vital score. One score could win this final. And it did! The Clonmel Óg keeper had pulled off repeated saves but finally we got that all-important score from our youngest hurler on the team, Kevin Burke. Fair play to him for taking his chance so well and earning his team such a well deserved victory. Young Liam Burke and Seán Cunningham hurled very well also. It was a hard, physical game but our lads were well up for it and well able for it none more so than the man of the match Morgan Lambert. Again and again he threw himself in to break up the opposition attacks and to supply our forwards. Thanks to John Cummins for organising and running the blitzes and to Newcastle for hosting so well.


The annual Mass for deceased members of the club will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 4, in the Club Room, Goatenbridge at 7.30pm. All are welcome.


Tickets are now on sale for our Juvenile/Camogie Club Christmas Draw! Tickets are priced at €2 each or €3 for a book of three! Your support would be greatly appreciated!


Sunday, December 2: Minister of the Word - Tony Palm, Minister of the Eucharist - Philip McGrath.

Eucharistic Adoration: From Tuesday, November 20, Eucharistic Adoration will end at 5pm. This has become necessary because of declining numbers attending and the consequent safety considerations for the Blessed Sacrament. Thanks to all those who have been so faithful to their Holy Hour down through the years and to those who currently faithfully cover the later hours please continue your commitment to Adoration by selecting a suitable time during the day.


A short meeting of the GBDA will take place on Thursday evening, November 29, at 8pm in the GAA Club Room’s in Goatenbridge. Please attend if you can.


On December 13, at 8pm, Cahir Comhairle Ceanntair Fianna Fáil will host a meeting in Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on the Future in Farming. Guest speakers will be Mr Eamon Ó Cuív, TD, Fianna Fail spokesperson on agriculture.

Deputy Ó Cuív will be joined by Teagasc consultant Fintan Phelan who will talk on economic issues and the effect of the budget. All are welcome to attend.


Congratulations to local woman, Caitriona Morrissey, daughter of Thomas and Breda Murphy, Lisheenanoul, who recently won in the national print category and the overall accolade at the Agriculture Journalism Awards 2012. Caitriona is a weekly contributor to the Irish Independent’s ‘Farming Independent’ and also covers agricultural news for the paper. In 2009 Caitriona received and honourable mention in the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Star Prize for print journalism.


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