Avoca news week 20 August
It's that time of year of year again when the Camogie Championship is in full swing. Having lost the last two county finals the Avoca girls are hoping to go one step further this year. However this year's Intermediate Championship is shaping up to be a close affair.
In the first round Avondale accounted for Arklow Rocks on a scorline of 4:17 to 0:4. Avoca played Carnew and had to fight all the way to come away with a victory by one point, score Avoca 13pts to Carnew 3:3.
Two very strong teams met in the second round and after 70 minutes of very good camogie Kiltegan were victorious over Avondale, score Kiltegan 1:13 Avondale 1:7.
Meanwhile the Avoca girls played Arklow Rocks and secured their second victory on a scorline of Avoca 3:9 to Arklow Rocks 1:6. At this stage in the championship Kiltegan would appear to be the strongest team in it but they are very closely followed by a much improved Avondale team. With three more rounds to be played it could end up very close at the end.
Training for the girls continues on Monday's and Thursday's down in the field and with more training and a bit of luck the Avoca girls should be there or thereabouts when it comes to the knockout stages. Well Done Girls.
A public meeting is being held in The Meetings Avoca on Monday 27th of August at 8pm in order to discuss some ideas and events to help Avoca partake in the 2013 Gathering festivities.
The festival will take place from 23rd to 30th May 2013 and is being called 'The Vale of Avoca welcome home week'. All are welcome.
Blessings of the graves in Kilmagig Graveyard is on this Sunday,26th August 2012 at 2pm.
Can anyone who is attending please use the forestry entrance as we can not use the field this year.
DVD available of the Holy Year Cross
An exceptionally good DVD has been produced to mark the Ceremony of the Official Opening of the Holy Cross on the 4th June 2012 by Laura Hughes and Domenic Lee of Priory Studios Stillorgan. The DVD's are available to purchase at Avoca Post Office, Woodenbridge Hotel & The Meetings Avoca. You may order direct from Laura Hughes @ 0861018325 or Domenic Lee @ 0872600755.
Avoca IT Centre
Do you want to learn how to shop on line, set your own email address up and send emails or just want to keep account of your weekly spending using Microsoft Excel.
Then why not drop into the IT Centre and enquire about our classes.
Come along and familiarize yourself with computers in a relaxed atmosphere.
We are now holding social media classes for anyone that has never used a computer before, these classes are run for 5 weeks and overall cost is €10.
Other courses we provide are Beginners and Level 4 Information Technology Skills on a one to one basis and of course we can tailor a course to suit your requirements.
We also provide a typing, fax and photocopying service, just pop in and have a chat or call us on 0402 35022.
Our 'Harvest Afternoon Tea Dance' will be held on Sunday 7th October in the hall from 3pm until 6pm. Music is by The Wicklow Man, and entry fee is €5. Hope to see you all there so come along and join in the fun.
A series of talks will commence in October - details to be announced.
Tuesday night D.I.Y. classes will begin after the summer. Exact date to be decided. This will be a ten week course, and will be on a first come first served basis as the class maximum is 10 per class.
Enquiries phone Joan on 087 2260968 / 0402 30655
Avoca Bingo every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in Avoca community hall. Everyone is welcome.
St Pat's Avoca 50/50 Draw
1st prize €80 Mary Browne, Conary. 2nd prize €50.00 Mary Crean, Avoca. 3rd prize €30.00 Owen Kavanagh c/o The Meetings. Sellers prize €15.00 Ben Tuke. Next draw in
Red Kite Walk
Avoca Tidy Towns/VADA plans are well underway for the development of the Forestry area in the Kilmagig Woods which over look Avoca Village and there will be 3 walks developed along with some information/educational boards at the entrances.
One of the walks will be The Red Kite Walk and we are open to suggestions for the naming of the other 2 walks, one will be a Loop Walk & the other a Linear Walk to Ballinvalley, please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your suggestions into the IT Centre in an envelope.