Gaelic4Mothers & Others initiative is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football. Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the LGFA wants to change that. The Gaelic4Mothers & Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. Gaelic4Mothers & Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area. Piltown Club will host a 6 week trial on Thursday’s at 8:15pm, starting this Thurs 30th May. Participants are advised that for the trial period they do so at their own risk and should take personal precautions. Comfortable runners/boots and playing gear will be sufficient initially. For more information contact 087-9230283
Section 8 are a Modern Folk Rock band from Thurles. With a sound that is strong as a train and sharp as a razor they offer a show you will never forget. Section 8 will play at the GAA Complex on Sunday June 2nd at 9pm. The proceeds will go to Pieta House. Pieta House is a non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming. Admission is a mere €5.
Three Friars Ladies Gaelic Football Junior team will play in the Tipperary Junior Football League Final on Saturday at 5:30pm in Munroe (Moyle Rovers). Their opponents are Fethard. The Three Friars team will feature two Piltown girls, Juvenile coach, Aine Knox and minor inter county player, Jennifer Norris. Both had starring roles in the semi final against Thurles Sarsfields with Aine saving a penalty and Jennifer dominating the midfield as they won 5-6 to 2-2 in Thurles last Sunday.
In other Ladies Gaelic Football news, the Under-12's will take part in a Blitz on Saturday morning at 10am to be hosted by the City club at a venue to confirmed. On Sunday, Under-12 Development Squads will continue in James Park at 11am in preparation for the Leinster Blitz which takes place on 15th June.
There was disappointment for Emily McCarthy and Aoife Doyle as Kilkenny Under-14's went out of the Leinster competition at the semi final stage. Both girls put in a huge amount of work of the past few months and are a credit to the club for their dedication and enthusiasm.
Training for all ages continues on Thursday at 7pm. The club hopes to make a announcement regarding a new venture. (Watch this space)
The 2012 under-14 Roinn B Camogie county finalists Conahy Shamrocks and Piltown met in the Roinn A League in Piltown tonight. Unfortunately for Piltown the result was pretty similar to that final which Conahy won by four points 1-4 to 0-3. This time Piltown lost by 3 points 2-2 to 2-5.
Team Lisa Norris Jenny O’Dea, Emily McCarthy, Aoife Culleton, Anna Frisby, Stacey O’Brien
(0-1 free), Laura O’Dwyer, Aoife Doyle, Emer Long, Sophie Holden (1-1), Alanna
Gallagher, Laura Power, Sarah Jayne Brophy, Máire Beth Kirby, Michelle O’Shea
Subs: Sarah Tobin, Olivia
Ronan, Danielle O’Brien
Piltown hurlers made a gallant effort to close a six point gap in the last ten minutes of this close J.J. Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling League encounter at damp Galmoy last Saturday evening. The first quarter was evenly contested after which the home team led by 0-8 to 0-6. Galmoy added three points before the break and Piltown had the first goal of the game when Martin Power fired home from close range just before the break to leave the half time score Galmoy 0–11 Piltown 1-6. Galmoy led by 0-16 to 1-7 after 50 minutes and were well worth their lead. Piltown who had added just one point in the second half up to that time came to life and after James Norris pointed a free. Nollaig Brophy found the net with a rasper and when Daniel Norris added another point just the minimum separated the sides with three minutes left. Galmoy hung on doggedly during the final minutes as Piltown tried mightily to pull the game out of the fire and missed a good chance of goal. Then just on the call of time the home team added a point to leave the full time score Galmoy 0–17 Piltown 2–9.
Piltown Scores: Daniel Norris 0–4, Martin Power 1–2 (0-1 frees) Nollaig Brophy 1–0, Kevin Walsh 0–2 ( 0-1 fFree) James Norris 0–1.
Team ; James Connolly, Tom Kenny, Shane Kinsella, Pa Connolly, Brendan Norris, Neil Kelly, Peter Kelly, Kevin Walsh, Andrew Norris, Nollaig Brophy, Daniel Norris, Philip Kenny, David Kinsella, Martin Power, James Norris.
Subs: Dean Brophy, Thomas Talbot, Michael O’ Dwyer, Conor O’Shea and Liam Knox.
Referee: Podge Butler
[Report Courtesy of Eddie Blackmore]
As several county and club underage levels take a match break with the upcoming exams, Piltown GAA Club wishes all exam students the best of luck. Hopefully, the Piltown players will continue to exercise and take time out to practice the skills during the exams as a balanced lifestyle is essential for good exam performance. Despite the fact that the Kilkenny Minor Hurling featured no Piltown players there were still plenty Piltown players in inter county or development squad action over the last few days. Lisa Norris made her debut in goal for Kilkenny Under-13 Camogie team as they were beaten by a very strong Dublin team in James Park on Saturday. There was a good number of Piltown girls involved with the Under-12 Ladies Gaelic Football training at the same venue on Sunday. They were Laura Power, Chloe Power, Jenny O'Dea, Laura Falconer, Sarah Tobin, Marlise Flynn, Sarah Jayne Brophy, Anna O'Brien and Danielle O'Brien.
Over the last few days a number of boys were involved with Development Squads. John Kenny and Alex Byrne (Under-14), Jamie Norris, Oisin Brophy and Ronan Ryan (Under-15), Shane Walsh and Shane O'Dwyer (Under-16).
Piltown Under-14 girls Gaelic Football team tasted defeat to Kilkenny City in the League Championship in James Park on Sunday. it was always going to be a huge task given that all the Kilkenny City team are on the county team and up to the age while only two Piltown girls were up to the age. Despite, this some hard defending was done by the Piltown girls and particularly in the second half, some nice football was played. Piltown still lie in the top half of the table.
Squad; Lisa Norris, Sarah Tobin, Emily McCarthy, Megan Byrne, Sine Kavanagh, Anna Dowley, Laura Power, Maire Beth Kirby, Alanna Gallagher, Alanna Dunphy, Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Hilary Balding, Aoibheann Kavanagh, Marlise Flynn, Jenny O'Dea, Chloe Power, Emer Dunphy.
Later on Sunday evening in the Tipperary Junior "C" League, Three Friars travelled to Cahir to take on the local team and came away with a 6-12 to 1-6 victory which puts them into them into the semi final next weekend. Aine Knox and Jennifer Norris both featured prominently in the victory. Three Friars covers a number of South Kilkenny areas and caters for girls from Piltown who would like to play competitive adult football. they will also compete in the Kilkenny Championship. Amongst their players are former All-Ireland Junior medallist, Kelly Ann Cotterall and juvenile starlet Sinead Whelan. Others include Elaine O'Shea, Lisa Millea, Ann Marie Phelan, Clodagh Corcoran, Shauna Kenneally, Emily Murphy, Marie Murphy and Laura Whelan, The team is managed by Paul Whelan and former All-Ireland winning manager, Richie Windle. If minors from Piltown would like to get involved, they should firstly register with Piltown. Contact 087-9230283.
Piltown returned to winning ways when they defeated Cloneen
by eight points in the J.J. Kavanagh Junior Hurling League at cold and windy
Cloneen on Saturday evening. Cloneen
aided by the breeze gave good account of themselves during the first half in
which the teams were level on three occasions, at 3 points each
after twelve minutes, 5 each after twenty, and they couldn’t be separated
when the half time whistle sounded at 6 points each.
Piltown, aided by the wind
managed to gain a foothold after the break and although finding scores hard to
come by led by 0-10 to 0-7 after forty minutes. The visitors stretched the lead
to six points against a hard trying Cloneen team, and
when the long whistle sounded they were clear winners on a final scoreline of 0–17 to 0–9.
Piltown Scorers: Martin Power 0-4 (Frees) Philip Kenny 0-3, Nicky Kenny 0-2, Robbie Culleton 0-2, Daniel Norris 0-2, Nollaig Brophy, Andrew Norris, David Kinsella and Kevin Walsh
(free) 0-1 each.
Team: David Burchill, Tom Kenny, Shane
Kinsella, Pa Connolly, Brendan Norris,
Neil Kelly, Kevin Walsh, Nicky Kenny, Andrew Norris, Philip Kenny, Daniel
Norris, Nollaig Brophy, David Kinsella, Martin Power, Robbie Culleton.
Subs: Peter Kelly, Conor O’Shea,
Michael O’Dwyer and Liam Knox.
[Report Courtesy of Eddie Blackmore]
Five Piltown girls picked up All-Ireland Medals today as Kilkenny beat Cork 1-12 to 0-6 in the Minor "A" Final Replay at Fraher Field, Dungarvan. Alice Talbot and Lorraine Long saw action with Lorraine scoring a point and they were joined by Jennifer Norris, Debbie Phelan and Sinead McCarthy. Lorraine and Jennifer picked up runners up medals in 2012 while Jennifer, Lorraine, Debbie and Sinead all picked up Munster Senior Colleges league winners medals last month with Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-On-Suir.
Kilkenny played against a stiff breeze in the first half but this time they played with much more conviction and led by 1-7 to 0-5 at half time. They were slow to put the game to bed in the second half even with the assistance of the wind, but there was always only going to be one result. The result meant that an unprecedented five Piltown players pick up Minor All-Ireland medals on the one day. Another huge milestone for Piltown Camogie and GAA.
KILKENNY: Noelle Murphy (Lisdowney), Ciara Farrell
(Thomastown), Catherine Foley (Windgap), Michael Kenneally (Windgap), Megan
Farrell (Thomastown – Capt), Ailish Butler (Thomastown), Lydia Fitzpatrick (St.
Lachtains), Aisling Nolan (Clara), Miriam Walsh (Tullaroan), Sarah Whelan (St.
Anne’s), Aine Gannon (The Rower Inistioge), Mary Corcoran (St. Anne’s), Ciara
Holden (Mullinavat), Alice Talbot (Piltown)
Subs: Niamh Donnelly (Thomastown), Lorraine Long (Piltown),Claire Nolan, (Clara), Deirdre Walsh
Niamh Bolger (Thomastown), Niamh Sweeney (St. Anne’s), Katie Doheny (St.
Lachtains), Emer Moylan (Windgap), Siobhan Corcoran (St. Annes), Emily O’Dwyer
(Ballyhale Shamrocks), Eimear Fitzpatrick (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Debbie Phelan
(Piltown), Sinead McCarthy (Piltown), Jennifer Norris (Piltown), Roisín Crowley
(Mooncoin), Claire Byrne (Clara), Laura Hegarty (Lisdowney)
Management Team: Damien
Walsh (Lisdowney), Matt Doran (Windgap), Patsy Murphy (Lisdowney), Helen