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Saturday 21 September 2019

TAGHMON/ CAMROSS

TEXAS HOLD'EM

Taghmon/Camross ladies football club will hold a Texas Hold'em evening in Tagh/Cam GAA complex on this Friday 28th January starting at 8.30pm. Tickets costing €10 can be bought from players or on the door. We hope to have a full house, tea will be served and a great night out is guaranteed.

LADIES FOOTBALL TRAINING.

Circiut training continues in the GAA complex on this Friday evening, January 28th from 7pm to 8pm. So far all are very enthusiastic and who knows what the year will bring, lets hope it will be a good one.

CAMROSS DRAMA

Rehearsals have begun for the full length play, 'The Country Boy' directed by Michael Stafford. The cast of Mike Banville, Margaret Crosbie, Michael Stafford, Maeve Doyle, Pat O'Callaghan and Siobhan Kiely are very busy learning lines for this production which will be staged during last two weeks of April.

BADMINTON

Congragulations to up and coming star ten year old Clodagh Dunne who has been selected to play on the U13 Leinster Celtic Challenge Team. The Team will play in Wales in February. Clodagh is in great form having recently won all threee U11 Girls titles at the Leinster Open.

Edward Cousins had a great weekend at the Victor Leinster Open. Edward reached the Quarte Finals of the Mens Singles and the Finals of the Mixed Doubles. Brilliant performances from Edward as he faced some very stiff opposition.

Taghmons 2nd Division Mixed League Team defeated New Ross 6/2 last week. Team - Clodagh Kent, Ciara Dunne, Philip Walsh, Nicholas Murphy. Well done to all.

Trials for the Under 13/15/17 County Teams were held on Saturday in Clonroche. Selected players will be nofitied over the next few weeks.

CAMROSS I.C.A.

The Guild held a meeting on 10th January. The guild president Breda Banville welcomed all present. Sympathies were extended to Ann O' Gorman, Marian Donnelly, the McLoughlin family Shanoule, and all those recently bereaved. Breda Whelan was congratulated on getting second place in the recent County Federation Competition with her home baked Fruit cake.

Breda Banville congratulated the guild members on cooking a Delicious Christmas meal for the recent Guild Senior Citizens Christmas Party, all who provided Entertainment, Irish Pride Bakery for sponsoring the bread rolls, and all who helped in any way, making it once again a great success. Raffle winners were Mary Margaret Roche, and Mary Kelly, the competition of the nicest christmas card verse was won by Breda Banville.

Invited guest was Nicola Roche from Beauty within Taghmon who gave a very good demonstration on treatments and products. Breda Nolan on behalf of the guild thanked Nicola for coming and giving a very interesting presentation wishing her continued success in her business. Nicola very kindly donated a salon voucher to raffle which was won by Alma Roche. Thanks to the tea hostesses for the evening Breda Banville, and Margaret O'Gorman Carroreigh.

The next guild meeting will be on 7th February at 8pm in Camross hall new and past members welcome.

TAGHMON NS

St. Fintan's Primary School in Taghmon were last week crowned Champions of the new South Leinster Futsal indoor soccer competition. After previously winning the Wexford Regional finals pre Xmas they travelled to Gorey last week to take on the might of teams from all over South leinster.

Managed by St. Fintan's very own Thomas Cousins and local man Nicky Sinnott the mentors could not hide their delight after the final whistle of a hard fought tournament .The training and advice over the last few months behind the scenes definitely paid off in style.

They had to overcome the tricky Newtown NS in the first round but swept them aside with a 5-1 thumping and then came the more competitive Ballon NS who put up a great effort but the lads dug deep to come out victorious 1-0.

New Ross CBS possibly favourites to win were waiting for the lads in the semi final but again St Fintan's were resilient and went on to win 3-2.

The travelling fans were getting louder and more vocal as the team progressed through each round but this came to an abrupt silence when in the final they went 3-0 down at the break. Tom and Nicky built the chaps up during their half time talk and it was evident that the team was buzzing again coming out for the second half (something to do with no homework for a week I heard).

They started the brighter and showed great heart in a enthralling display of guts and determination to claw themselves back into contention with that all important first goal and when it came the support went through the roof. Encouraged by the scenes on the sidelines the teams confidence began to grow especially when the second hit the net.

With less than a minute remaining in normal time and all seemed lost up popped Aaron Hanley with the last kick of the game to slot in the equaliser and send Mentors, Sub's and parents into wild celebrations. St Josephs were completely deflated and the referee had to even catch his breath before he started the 5mins of extra time. St Fintans efforts were awarded when that all clinching goal came from James Walsh to crown the team deserved Champions

The heroes of the day were Ryan Redmond (excellent in goals) Ricky Gaynor, Cormac Whitty both scorer's of very crucial goals in the early stages.... The ever dependable Adam Sinnott , Adam Boylan and Eric Cahill each of which worked tirelessly throughout and finally the two lads that clinched it for the team in the final Aaron Hanley and James Walsh.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

Beauty Course: an 8 week course commences on 9th February, from 7pm to 9pm. Including nails, makeup, lashes etc. Please contact the centre to book you place. The cost of the course will be €48

Women's Group: the group continues to meet on Monday mornings from 10am-12noon and currently doing Rag-Rugs with Bridget Kennedy. New members welcome.

Dancing Classes: these are held at the centre on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Please contact the centre to book as places are limited. Costs is €5 per class.

Mothers Group: this meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am. New members welcome.

Coffee Morning: our social coffee morning takes place every Wednesday from 10am. Drop in to see our newly refurbished premises and have a chat.

Men's Breakfast Morning: the group meets on Fridays from 10am to 12.30pm and new (male) members are always welcome.

Men's Shed: Taghmon's Men's Shed is part of the Irish Men's Shed Forum. Men's Shed is about men coming together to pass on their skills, traditional and new. Projects undertaken so far include metalcraft, wood-turning, horseshoe craft and welding. Future projects will be based on skills possessed within the group. Please contact Ray at the centre.

Internet access: this is available at the centre

Courses: Digital Photography, Computers and Healthy Eating courses are ongoing.

Please call in to Taghmon Family Resource Centre in Joseph Streetor phone to speak to Mary, Ray or Bríd on 053 9134465.

TRACTOR BUILD CHALLENGE

Taghmon Tops Group presents Tractor build challenge and Texas Hoedown night in Taghmon Community Centre this Saturday 29th January at 8pm.

Do you want to see a vintage tractor built from scratch in record time? Come along and see who will beat the record,. Then enjoy the fun of a hoedown. Tickets at ¤6 include a free tex burger. Don't be afraid to dress to impress, texas style.

JUVENILE SOCCER

U12's - Taghmon 2 Wex Albion 1: The U12's continued their great run of form with another creditable performance on Saturday last at home to Wexford Albion.... with little separating both teams in the League the win was even more sweet. Although without Sean Hayden, Mick O'Keeffe and Malcolm McLoughlin steered the ship in this highly entertaining game in Harveystown.

From the get go the lads were pumped up and it wasn't long till Taghmon got to grips with the game and an early goal by Luke Sinnott got the parents in jovial mood on the sidelines... Anto Roche was in the thick of it in midfield along with Shane Lacey and both put in tremendous performance's throughout the course of the game. The backline were as always rock solid and even though Albion got one back it was Taghmon who controlled the game and when David O'Keefe slotted home in from a sweet cross it was a case of hold the fort till the final whistle blew and that they did with a high work rate. Well done all

Team: Jack Banville, Eoin Mc loughlin, Darren Hayden, Stephen O'Gorman, Sean O'Keeffe, Stephen O'Keeffe, Luke Sinnott, David O'Keeffe, Shane lacey, James Hanley, Anto Roche, Daniel Furlong, Luke Boylan, Danny Winters, Dean Barnwell.

General Notes: Soccer is flourishing in the Taghmon Camross area recently with the players reaching new levels especially the Juveniles and underage teams. The Boys from fourth and fifth class attending St Fintans Primary school were crowned South leinster Fustbal Champions last week while over the weekend the U15 boys mentored by Mick Carty won the County Community games 5 aside indoor soccer and they were nearly joined representing their County in Leinster by the U13 1st team who were narrowly beaten by Cushinstown in their respective final. We wish Mick and the lads all the best in the future rounds of this competition and well done to all from the Club.

Also speedy recovery to Richard O'Keefe and Luke Sinnott both of which had the misfortune of injuries over the weekend.

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