On last Sunday we headed to Keeper Hill for an attack on this mighty mountain but due to a deer cull in progress we had to retreat and regroup. Plan B was put into action and so we returned to Templederry and had a very enjoyable stroll through some local hills. Well done guys and thank you all for a very enjoyable ramble.
Gathering of the flock
Lunch on the hills
KILCOMMOM LOOP WALK
Next weekend (Saturday) we going to Kilcommon for an interesting walk on the Pilgrim Loop.
Saturday 21 Feb 2015
Meeting at the rear car park of Shanahan’s Centra at
08.50hrs for departure at 09.00hrs
Meet in Kilcommon approx 09.30hrs
Don’t forget a small pack lunch and rain gear.
Looking forward to seeing you for a nice weekend of walking.
St Josephs bravely stood strong against a vastly older side but were no match for their physicality.
It was however an impressive performance from some of our younger players.
With our usual captain Cathail Ryan and vice captain Oran Bergin busy with their mock exams, Liam Ryan stood up as captain.
Borrisoleigh opened the scoring when a penalty from the boot of Kevin Maher sailed over the crossbars from just inside the half way line.
Borrisoleigh tried to soak up the pressure defensively. St Joseph’s Seamus Ryan and James Ryan won every single lineout between them, both our own and the opposition’s.
However the Abbey were a strong side and scored some well worked tries. Micheál Ryan stood heroically at full back and made some great tackles.
In the second half, after winning a penalty Alvis Danni took the ball from Kevin Maher and burst over the try line to score in the corner. A solid conversion from man of the match Kevin Maher ensued.
It wasn’t long before borrisoleigh won another lineout and a series of rucks and mauls saw Fintan Holland crash over the line for our second try.
Borrisoleigh went down to the vastly more experienced side but it was a great effort from Borrisoleigh.
Larry Stapleton ripped roared his way to the quickest finishing time of the Track-Attack Steps of the Stairs Marathon when completing the 7km course in a very impressive time of 27:25 which is all the more commendable when you consider that he had to negotiate his way through the traffic of 101 other participants en-route to crossing the finish line after 9 laps of the 780 metre track.
Our female participants refuse to be out-done by their male counterparts and continue to record impressive finishing times and round 5 of the series proved no different. Trisha Hogan continued to string together a brilliant consistence to her performances and on the night she recorded the quickest female completion time after clocking in at 34:17.
Half Marathon League leader Laura Kennedy with her father Noel
Helen Hurley and Joan Cummins
Ben O’Donnell is also a perfect example of the excellent talent amongst the youth of the parish and as a result of his terrific performances, he is now the outright leader in the men’s Half Marathon Challenge league ladder. Ben’s closest challenger is Jim Ryan whose performances are getting all the more impressive with every passing week. Ben will also have to keep a watchful eye on Tom Mason who is now in third spot and Ben’s own father Derry who again is clocking in some excellent times in recent weeks and could well have his eye on dislodging him from the ladder leading position!!
PJ Kiely, Tom Kenneally and John Joe Maher
Delia Ryan is the league leader of the women’s Steps of the Stairs Marathon and has an 18 point advantage over Teresa Murray who is sitting in second place overall. The points difference may seem like a sufficient lead but one major effort from Teresa, Madeline Kennedy or Roisin Kennedy who are sitting nicely in third and fourth places respectfully could very easily see one of them claiming that top podium placing in 2 weeks time.
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Caroline Kennedy and Clodagh Ryan
Updates on photo.
18th Feb:-Eddie Loughnane in Nenagh has confirmed the man on the right as Matt Gleeson from Killoskehane. He said he recognised him instantly. Also as John Loughnane was born in 1943 the photo is definitely in the 1960’s.
11th Feb:- "On the far right the man wearing a tie without a cap isn’t that the late Sean Kenny?"
28th Jan:- We received further confirmation that the man on the left is Tim Ryan, Ballyroan and in the center with the paper is indeed John Loughnane, Chapel Street, the tall man behind with the cap is Jim Farrell, Garrangrena and Jim Kent, Rathmoy is on the left also with cap.
21st Jan:- "I think that the tall man with the cap behind the two younger men reading their newspapers is Jimmy Farrell of Garrangrena"
"I think the man on the left with the open necked shirt is Tim Ryan, from Ballyroan"
Owen Darmody, Toby Clarke, Gurteeny and Mick Darmody.
Owen and Mick ran a coal store in Pallas Street for many years
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Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell
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