Music Classes resumed in Donard NS on September 12. All Instruments taught except the harp, as we have no harp to lend to students. We hope to have many beginners – as they are very welcome. Further information can be had from 086 0645291. Coffee morning.
The annual hospice coffee morning will take place on Thursday, September 19, at Pat and Eric Hanbidge’s home, Donard Upper, from 10 a.m. till midday. All money raised will be given to St Brigid’s Hospice, on the Curragh.
WEST WICKLOW VOICES
On Culture Night, Friday, September 20, West Wicklow Voices will be in concert in St Joseph’s Church, Baltinglass starting at 7.30 p.m. Admission is free. Everybody welcome.
On Sunday, September 22, there will be a memorial event for Creenie Foley: Two walks, each starting from Fenton’s, 10 a.m. Lugnaquilla and 11.30 Ring of Coan/Colliga (approx.7km) Donations towards Davidstown Church Roof Fund.
Winners for August: Alison Tyrrell, Studfield; Janey Barrett, Gibstown; Mary and Larry Brophy, Drumree; Mrs Whittle, Donard; James Whelan, Blackmoor; Susan and Luigi Adler, c/o Marion Whyte; Lydia Keogh, Rustyduff; Dylan and Jack Lennon, c/o M Lennon; Four small ones, Whitestown; Monica O’Mongain, Ballinfoyle. Promoter’s Prize: Kate Keogh.
The local Wednesday evening walk from the community hall in Donard will be starting at 7.30 from this week. Anyone, who would like to walk for approximately an hour is very welcome along.
FOOTBALL CLUB NOTES.
We had mixed fortunes in our area last week when we played two games, losing one and winning the other. On Friday last in Ballinakill our junior team lost their quarter final game to Coolkenno. We were in trouble from the start with two of our top scoring forwards not available. Tommy Dwyer was in the USA and Nikki Donovan had a leg injury. Even though our lads battled hard it was Coolkenno, who were scoring. Things brightened up in the second half when Gavin Walshe scored a goal but alas our forward unit failed to add enough scores for a win.
On Saturday in Wicklow our senior camogie team had a one point win over Knockananna in the County Final. This was a repeat of last year’s final which Knockananna won. This was a real cracker of a game between two well prepared teams. It was score for score for the first hour so much so that at the end a lot of us were not sure whether it was a draw or a win. \luckily we won by the minimum on point score. A good time was had by all later in the village with the traditional bonfire blazing till the early hours. Well done, girls. It is on to the Leinster Championship against a Westmeath team, coming up shortly.
Donard ICA, guild meetings will resume on Wednesday next, September 18, in Donard Hall at 8 p.m. Our speaker will be Nurse Bridie O’Neill, who is always generous to us with her time and expertise. New members are always welcome to join us.