Kilkenny GAA, the Clubs of the County and Tullaroan lost a great friend and volunteer on Friday morning with the sad passing of Shelia Molloy of Ardabawn, Tullaroan after a short illness. Having arrived in Tullaroan via Dublin and London in 1969 the Molloys, Pat and Shelia became immersed in the games and activities, through the local Club. The Lory Meagher Centre and the creation of the innovative 'Play for the Park' Lotto. In the following twenty three years the co-operative run Lotto Draw became a valuable fundraiser that for the provision of new facilities in Nowlan Park and in every club ground in the County. With the weekly draw taking place every Tuesday afternoon in Nowlan Park, Shelia led a dedicated team of volunteer checkers that included neighbours and friends from Tullaroan, daughter Ailehs, grandchildren along with couriers, County Board reps, printers, club coordinators and sellers. With the Lotto Draw from its very inception to its culmination in December, the memories of Shelia’s friendship, loyalty, professionalism and commitment to the Draw, its supporters and Kilkenny will last forever.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís
Our third piece on our 'Favourite Moment' request is from Eóin who plays football with Railyard GFC. Click below for details of Eóin's favourite moment.
The GAA Health and Well-being Committee have created a poster advising people on 'Minding Your Mental Health'. It contain some tips and advice for all this time. Click below to view this poster.
The GAA world was plunged into saddness on Wednesday with the sad passing of Oliver Gough. Oliver, very much a 'giant of the ash' was the last person to win an All-Ireland hurling medals with two different counties. Oliver played with Wexford winning two All-Irelands in 1955 and 1956, going on to play with Kilkenny and indeed win a third All-Ireland in 1963. For PM O'Sullivans Irish Examiner interview click here
Kilkenny GAA would like to extened our sympathies to Oliver's family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.
Croke Park have once again provided an update for GAA club members during the continuing COVID-19 situation. For full details of the communication from GAA President John Horan and GAA DG Tom Ryan, click below.