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Tuesday 20 August 2019

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KILLENAGH WANDERERS: Killenagh Soccer Club lotto draw, November 28, numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21 and 28. No jackpot winner. No match three winners. Jackpot was €3,500 in Macamore on Sunday, December 5.

Our new website is now up and running, www.killenaghwanderers.net, for all club details.

CLONARD BADMINTON CLUB

Snow silenced the sound of shuttlecocks last week as it was deemed prudent not to travel on icy roads. Shelburne

A postponed the fifth division match in Scoil Mhuire and the sixth division team postponed the trip to St. Martin's. Both games will be reschedled when its safe to do so.

The finals of the charity tournament last weekend in Ramsgrange also fell victim to the weather. Eddie Cousins will try to fit them into a crowded calender as soon as possible

Meanwhile, the Yonex Irish International Badminton Championships will take place in Baldoyle Badminton Centre from 9th to 12th December 2010. Ross McNiven is Tournament Director and is pulling out all the stops to ensure a good event.

The Juvenile members are not neglected, entries are now being accepted for the Post Christmas Juvenile Close which will be held in Terenure Badminton Centre from December 27th to 29th.

The Wexford Association is running a juvenile tournament in Enniscorthy on 4th January in the Astro Active Centre in Enniscorthy. Entries close this week.

COOLLATTIN GOLF CLUB

In this age of doom, gloom and recession, you are invited to come along and lift your spirits with an evening of carols, recitals, music and seasonal readings in the historic setting of Coollattin House. Friday of this week, December 10, should be an evening to remember with inspirational entertainment being provided against a backdrop of open log fires, candlelight, mulled wine and mince pies.

Helping to celebrate this festive occasion will be stalwarts from local from local choirs, musical societies and drama groups.

Entertainment commences at 8.00 p.m. and tickets, costing €10, are available at the bar of golf club, from any committee member or they can be obtained on the night.

All proceeds will be divided between the local conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul and the Lions Club Christmas Appeal.

Entry to the big house is through the golf club entrance.

Hopefully, the inclement weather will have passed by Friday.

If there is a doubt about this event going ahead please consult the golf club's website at www.coollattingolfclub.com.

COURTOWN GOLF CLUB

Despite very severe weather conditions on Saturday last it was decided to proceed with our AGM as planned and we were more than surprised and indeed delighted to see that so many members were able to make it to the clubhouse for the event.

Opening the meeting Captain Denis Howell thanked all who had helped him in so many different ways over the past year, there are too many to mention here individually but Denis had very sincere words for everybody from those who are very high profile and can be seen on a regular basis to others who turn out very late at night or in the very early hours to keep the facility in pristine condition.

Following on from the opening address we had the Treasurer's Report and once again Denise Kavanagh was in a position to present a set of accounts for the year that were well ahead of expectations, once again Courtown Golf Club is in a very healthy position despite the general downturn. As she steps down after three years as Honorary Treasurer Denise was once again in a position to tell all who had gathered that we have no need to increase annual subscriptions or entrance fees for the coming year, this was naturally well received by all the members.

Captain Denis thanked Denise for her hard work over the last number of years and welcomed our new Honorary Treasurer, Pat Walsh. Item number three was the Secretary's Report and Geoff Masterson delivered his report with great efficiency, Geoff's report was typed for all to read and after a few small additions his time as Honorary Secretary also came to an end.

Again there was much praise for a job very well done over the years, Geoff has been involved in different capacities for a continuous seven years and indeed he is not about to hang up the boots just yet as he has accepted the nomination as Vice-President.

There was only one motion for discussion and after this had been put to the floor by Jim French it was quickly carried.

When it came to any other business there were only a few questions and as a testimony to how well the club continues to be run the meeting was finished in just over one hour.

The election of officers then took place, John Kinsella is our President for the coming year and Geoff Masterson is Vice-President.

Noel McCartan will be our captain for this very important year (our seventyfifth), Noel is now only the third member to hold the office of Captain whose father held the office previously.

Noel's father, Pat held the position in 1954.

The others who have this distinction are David Bolger and more recently Jim French. Paddy Bernie is Vice Captain. Lady Captain will be Kate Sheehan with Celia O'Riordan as Lady ViceCaptain.

The position of Honorary Secretary will be held by Seamus Conneely while Pat Walsh comes in as Honorary Treasurer. Sharon O'Hara is of course our manager.

The balance of the committee is made up as follows, Paddy Dore, Pat Dillon, Pat McCarthy, Ed Sheehan, Karl Caulfield, Tony Targett, Mary Osborne and Eamonn O'Connor.

As I write this I am not one hundred percent certain but I believe that this is the first time that one of our ladies has gone forward for general committee, well done to Mary we all look forward to working with her again, I think this proves that Courtown is a very progressive club in more and more ways.

WEXFORD GOLF CLUB

Results of the last Open Singles Competition before the snow (Played over 14 holes on November 24)

First: Roy Sexton (16) (Tuscar Rock) 33 points; Second: Aidan Miscella (13) 31 points; Third: Billy Maher (21) 31 points (won on back 7)

The slopes of Mulgannon were devoid of golfers last week, but , to quote Eamonn De Valera, they were 'joyous with sounds of industry, with the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths and the laughter of comely maidens', as the seventeenth and eighteenth fairways proved to be irresistible to tobogganists, sledgers and sliders on plastic bags.

The skeleton bob and the luge were also novelty items on a golf course. It was too cold for snowman sculptures and igloo building.

Prudence and caution determined greatly curtailed activities in the clubhouse, although Liam Bowler demonstrated a commendable Christmas spirit by distributing free golf balls to webpage aware visitors.

The white out continued over last weekend, and, for safety reasons, the AGM was postponed until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11.

The nominees for the Officers for 2011are: President: Liam Ruttledge; Captain: Pat Daly; Vice-Captain: Nicky Reville; Treasurer: Jim Kelly; Auditor: Liam Gaynor; Secretary: Roy Doyle.

HORSESHOES

The County Wexford Horseshoe League AGM is being held in Ferns on Sunday next at 2.30 p.m.

This is the third time in as many weeks due to snow, (third time lucky). Carnew Horseshoe Club are holding an open doubles for turkeys and chickens on Saturday next.

Draw takes place at 2.30 p.m. sharp, behind McCrea pub, weather permitting on the Main Street. All suport will be appreciated.

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