Newbridge

Sandra is On Track to Racing Success

Sandra is On Track to Racing Success

Newbridge woman Sandra Murray recently featured in a full page profile in The Sporting Press which is the bible for all those involved in the greyhound industry.

Sandra is married to Padraic Murray who is a nephew of John Jo Murray himself a legend in greyhound training and a former chairman and stalwart of Moorefield GAA club.

Sandra’s rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. She started out six years ago offering boarding kennels before taking up schooling and training. Her success with Sillothill quick gained her national attention and her charge was voted Greyhound of the Year 2011 at Harold’s Cross by the Owners and Breeders Association having won 13 times.

She now plans to branch out into breeding and is planning to invest in an extension to her boarding, rearing and racing kennels, despite being in some of the toughest economic times in recent memory. A busy mother of four, Sandra also manages to raise considerable funds for support of racing in her capacity as secretary of Newbridge Track Supporters Association.

Fr Henry Flanagan Memorial Concert

The annual Henry Flanagan OP, Memorial Concert takes place in the Dominican College Church, Newbridge, on Wednesday, 30 May at 8 pm when five choirs will take part.

These are The Aquinas Singers, Newbridge Chamber Choir, St Brigid’s Cathedral Choir, In Caelo Choir, and Nas na Ri Singers. The organist will be Prof. Gerard Gillen. Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

St Conleth’s Community Games

The St Conleth’s children have come through a very successful weekend of Community Games team events and are Co. Champions in Boys U13 Futsal, Boys U16 Basketball, and U14 Tag Rugby.

The weekend began on Saturday with the Futsal competition held in Newbridge Town. St. Conleth’s were up against a strong St. Brigid’s team in the semi final and after being down 3-2 at half time, they came storming back in the second half to win on a 7-3scoreline. They went on to play Eadestown in the final and after an even enough first half St Conleth’s were comfortable winners on a 7-2 score. The team now play the winners of Dublin/Wicklow away and team members were: David Smyth, Jo Jo Conlan, Tadgh Hoey, Sean McDonnell, Jack Casey, Karl Hartley, George Odife, and Cian McQuillan. Team managers were Declan Conlan and Phillip Wolfe.

Next up was the Boys U16 team versus neighbours St Brigids in Basketball and St Conleth’s ran out comfortable winners and indeed gave an excellent display of all round play and won on a score of 54/23. Team members were: Sean Dempsey, Ryan Brady, Conor Hartley, Eoin O Connor, Cian Springate, David Marnell, Colm Galvin, Shea Ryan, Niall O Connor, and Mark Dempsey with Manager Joe O Connor. They now represent Kildare in Leinster.

Finally it was the turn of the U14 Mixed Tag Rugby to take the field against St. Brigid’s. This was a very competitive game but St. Conleth’s had a 6/2 lead at half time and eventually ran out 14-8 winners at fulltime. Team members: Molly Price, Kevin Kyne, Aimee McGrath, Mark Glynn, Evan Foley, Niall O Connor, Brian McDonnell, Dara Ryan, Mark Dempsey and Maedh Whelan with team Managers Eddie Lynch, Pat Kyne and Eamon Harnett.

This team also now go forward to represent Kildare in Leinster. The St Conleth’s committee would like to thank all managers for their hard work, the children for their co operation and attendance at training and especially the many parents who turned up in great strength to support the teams.

We wish all the best of luck in the Leinster competitions.

Drivers Required for Cancer Society

Care to Drive is a volunteer transport programme run by the Irish Cancer Society.

They recruit and train volunteers to drive patients to and from their hospital treatments. They are currently looking for people in Newbridge area to drive patients to and from the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. The service is free to both the hospital and the patient with

The Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. Volunteers are paid for all their fuel expenses. They are asking for volunteers to commit to driving 2 days a month (Mon-Fri). For more information and an application form call Gail on 01 2310 566.

Dance Workshop at Newbridge Library

A Free Body Movement and Laban Dance Workshop will take place in Newbridge Library

On Saturday 26 May, from 11am to 12.30pm The Laban Dance and Movement session is open to all irrespective of level of mobility. Everyone moves and explores at their own level of mobility. All adults are welcome to attend and participate at a level appropriate for themselves.

No dance or movement experience is necessary. We will each work at a level of exertion that suits ourselves! It promises to be a relaxing, warm, and liberating movement experience. Just bring an open mind and some loose fitting clothes. Booking Essential as Places Limited Phone: 045-448353

Car Boot Sale at Moorefield

Moorefield Car Boot Sale takes place every third Sunday of the month. The next one is on Sunday 20 May from 8 am to 2 pm. All cars are €10 and vans are charged €15. Further information is available from 087-2229574

Youth Training Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Youth Training and Development Centre will take place in the Youth Training and Development Centre premises, Cill Dara Industrial Estate on Monday 25 June at 5.30pm. All are welcome to attend, especially the parents /guardians of young people attending the centre.

Newbridge Gig Guide

Swifts-Thursday 24 May Colm Cahill plays from 10 pm; Saturday, 26 May - Badge from 10.30; Sunday, 27 May, Pierce and Shane play from 10 pm. McDonnells-Thursday 24-Cambrian Express; Saturday-Borderline; Sunday-Damien Carroll. Rose Earleys-Saturday-Sunny Side Up; Flanagan’s Friday 25-Rubber Keogh; The Granary-Sunday 27-Angel. Newbridge House, Sunday 27 May -Bernie

Cancer support group meetings

The Little Way Cancer Support Group – meeting every Wednesday morning from 11am –1.00pm in Ryston Sports & Social Club.

represent Kildare in Leinster. The St Conleth’s committee would like to thank all managers for their hard work, the children for their co operation and attendance at training and especially the many parents who turned up in great strength to support the teams.

We wish all the best of luck in the Leinster competitions.

Drivers Required for Cancer Society

Care to Drive is a volunteer transport programme run by the Irish Cancer Society.

They recruit and train volunteers to drive patients to and from their hospital treatments. They are currently looking for people in Newbridge area to drive patients to and from the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. The service is free to both the hospital and the patient with

The Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. Volunteers are paid for all their fuel expenses. They are asking for volunteers to commit to driving 2 days a month (Mon-Fri). For more information and an application form call Gail on 01 2310 566.

Dance Workshop at Newbridge Library

A Free Body Movement and Laban Dance Workshop will take place in Newbridge Library

On Saturday 26 May, from 11am to 12.30pm The Laban Dance and Movement session is open to all irrespective of level of mobility. Everyone moves and explores at their own level of mobility. All adults are welcome to attend and participate at a level appropriate for themselves.

No dance or movement experience is necessary. We will each work at a level of exertion that suits ourselves! It promises to be a relaxing, warm, and liberating movement experience. Just bring an open mind and some loose fitting clothes. Booking Essential as Places Limited Phone: 045-448353

Car Boot Sale at Moorefield

Moorefield Car Boot Sale takes place every third Sunday of the month. The next one is on Sunday 20 May from 8 am to 2 pm. All cars are €10 and vans are charged €15. Further information is available from 087-2229574

Youth Training Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Youth Training and Development Centre will take place in the Youth Training and Development Centre premises, Cill Dara Industrial Estate on Monday 25 June at 5.30pm. All are welcome to attend, especially the parents /guardians of young people attending the centre.

Newbridge Gig Guide

Swifts-Thursday 24 May Colm Cahill plays from 10 pm; Saturday, 26 May - Badge from 10.30; Sunday, 27 May, Pierce and Shane play from 10 pm. McDonnells-Thursday 24-Cambrian Express; Saturday-Borderline; Sunday-Damien Carroll. Rose Earleys-Saturday-Sunny Side Up; Flanagan’s Friday 25-Rubber Keogh; The Granary-Sunday 27-Angel. Newbridge House, Sunday 27 May -Bernie

Cancer support group meetings

The Little Way Cancer Support Group – meeting every Wednesday morning from 11am –1.00pm in Ryston Sports & Social Club.