St Canices - Thanks goes to the MacEneaney family for use of No 19 Dean Street

Great News-The MacEneaney family has offered the use of 19 Dean St. to the Parish for ten years for use as a Parish Office / Pastoral Centre. The Pastoral Council has accepted this generous gift, as this will allow us progress our vision for a Pastoral Centre. The project has to go through the various processes, including planning, diocesan committee, etc.. When we get to the proposed layout stage, these proposals will be put on display on the notice board in the Church Porch. Your comments and input on these would be much appreciated. We thank sincerely the MacEneaney family for their most generous gift.

Great News-The MacEneaney family has offered the use of 19 Dean St. to the Parish for ten years for use as a Parish Office / Pastoral Centre. The Pastoral Council has accepted this generous gift, as this will allow us progress our vision for a Pastoral Centre. The project has to go through the various processes, including planning, diocesan committee, etc.. When we get to the proposed layout stage, these proposals will be put on display on the notice board in the Church Porch. Your comments and input on these would be much appreciated. We thank sincerely the MacEneaney family for their most generous gift.

Junior Hurling League- This first round game in the JJ Kavanagh Junior Hurling League can only be described as an emphatic win for the ‘Boro who dominated throughout the pitch. Playing with the wind in the first half it was essential for the ‘Boro to put as many scores on the scoreboard as possible but a HT score of Dicksboro 0-14 Dunnamaggan 0-4 was not all down to the wind. Dunnamaggan were finding it hard to get good ball possession and could only manage one point from play in this half, the remaining three coming from placed balls. The second half fared no better for the visitors who could only add three more points despite playing with the wind. It is unusual for both midfielders and all six forwards to register scores in one game but that was the case today for the ‘Boro in what was an excellent overall team performance. Dicksboro 0-21 Dunnamaggan 0-7. Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Gary Gaule, David Carroll, Michael Hayes, Jamie Lynch, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Kevin Nolan, Rory Morrissey, Tom Manning, Peter Fitzpatrick, Darragh Buggy, Brían Dollard, Eoin Gough, Philip Byrne, John Kelly, Ger O’Donoghue, Graham Egan, Podge Lacey, Collins Connolly.

Under 16 Roinn ‘A’ Hurling League- Dicksboro continued their winning ways in the Roinn ‘A’ League when they beat Glenmore by a point last Thursday in Palmerstown. We were ahead at halftime by a point but we could have been more but for a few shots wide of the mark. The second half was a more lively affair, after we got off to a good start with a goal. At one stage we were six points to the good but credit to Glenmore, they battled bravely and got a goal to put them back in contention. The game was hotting up and Glenmore added two more points without reply. The ‘Boro lads showed all their resolve when they saved a goal chance near the end and came out one point winners. Dicksboro 1-12 Glenmore 1-11. Panel: John Hanrick, Kieran Ryan, Aaron Malone, Aaron Purcell, Billy Rowe, Mark Slater, Ronán Butler, Corey Cahill, Thomas Kenny, Andrew Gaffney, Michael Phelan, Robert Murphy, Cormac Buggy, Jamie Byrne, Bill Sheehan, Jason Carroll, Conor Fitzpatrick, Alan Phelan, Kieran Dunne, Adam Clifford, Darragh Lynch, Panos Brennan, Liam Walsh.

Under 16 Roinn ‘C’ Hurling League- It was a bitterly cold morning in Palmerstown for this city derby game against O’Loughlin Gaels in the Duggan Steel Roinn ‘C’ Hurling League. The first half started poorly for the ‘Boro, conceding three points early on. However, O’Loughlins lost their concentration and two great ‘65’s brought the ‘Boro back to within a point. O’Loughlins struck back with two more points which was soon answered with three from the ‘Boro to make it a draw in this very evenly matched game. A free for our visitors gave them the lead again but the ‘Boro were to finish the best in this half with two further points to give them a HT lead on the narrowest margin. Dicksboro 0-7 O’Loughlin Gaels 0-6. O’Loughlins started the second half with two quick points but we were starting to get more ball possession and had a good fifteen minute spell but still only managed two pointed frees. A somewhat luck goal for O’Loughlins changed the game around for them and they never relinquished their lead. FT Dicksboro 0-10 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-10. Panel: John Hanrick, Aidan Nolan, Aaron Purcell, Panas Brennan, Brian Power, Thomas Kenny, Billy Rowe, Robert Crotty, Kieran Ryan, Alan Phelan, Cormac Buggy, Darragh Lynch, Peter Lynch, Adam Clifford, Kieran Dunne, Paddy Earle, Oisin Gough.

Na Fianna Tournament- Dicksboro U11’s hurling team competed in the Dermot McNulty Cup on Sunday the 6th of May in Na Fianna in Dublin. The tournament consisted of 5 games against Cramford Fr Regans, Wexford, Nenagh Eire Og, Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin and Skerries Harps. Dicksboro recorded notable victories against the hosts Na Fianna and Skerries Harps, and were very unlucky to record losses against Eire Og, Cramford Fr Regans and Kilmacud Croke in three very close affairs. U11 Panel for Day - Finnian Breen, Padraic Moylan, David Conway, David Delahunty, Liam Hennessy, Morgan McEnroe, Cian Roe, Shay McEvoy, Colm O’Hara, Cormac Kennedy, David Kelleher, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Oisin Tynan, Aaron Tracey Murphy, Niall Roe and Patrick O’Shea.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 3rd May 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 18 and 31. Prizes drawn were €100 to A,E,S & S, c/o Mick Byrne, €50 to Statia Sutton c/o Martin Morrissey, €40 to Pierce Scott c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Claire Murphy c/o Jim Murphy, €25 to Rose Kelly c/o In Touch, €25 to Joe Coyne c/o Joe Coyne, €25 to David Walsh c/o Des Walsh. Promoters prize of €30 to Ned Buggy and €20 to Ann Kerwick. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €4,400.

Anniversaries- Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm, Nicholas and Kitty Maher. Sunday 13th May at 10.30am Tom Crotty.

Widows Association-Kilkenny Branch of the Widows Association of Ireland will meet on Tuesday 8th May in the Club House Hotel at 2.30p.m. All welcome.

Eucharistic Congress- Ossory Day is on Tuesday 12th June (Family Day). COST: 7 Days at €95, 3 Days (any 3 consecutive days) at €60 or Single Day €30. Closing day to book online is May 9th (or at RDS on site for an addition cost of €5). Limited tickets available for Croke Park on Sunday 17th (€10). TRAINS: Depart Kilkenny at 05.30a.m. and arrive at 8.00a.m. in Sandymount. Depart from Connolly at 19.20p.m. and return at 21.13p.m. Book online www.irishrail.ie. Tickets: Adult €23 and Child €11.50. Get into the spirit of it.

Blood Donation Clinic- (8th, 9th, 10th and 14th May from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m. at the Rivercourt Hotel. Sun. 13th from 12 noon to 3.30p.m.

Senior Help Line- Is a National Programme of Third Age which promotes the value of older people who volunteer in programmes throughout Ireland’s communities. Don’t be alone with your problem, loneliness, financial, health worries, elder abuse. LoCall 1850 440 444.

Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group-Meeting will take place on Monday, May 14, from 8pm at the Ormonde Hotel. This will be the last gathering of the group until September and all coeliacs, gluten-intolerants, their family/ friends & those working in the food industry are welcome to attend. More information contact Edwina at 086-8628626.

Mens Action Network- is organising a day trip to Dublin on 5th June-Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library. Cost of €40 includes bus, all admission fees, dinner in Maldron Hotel. Bus leaves at 8.30am from Butts Green. For booking and more information please contact - Eamonn 0567789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 567780876.

Arthritis Ireland’s Public Meeting in Kilkenny- Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy on Thursday 10th May at 7.30p.m. Do you have Arthritis? Or are you interested in helping others with arthritis.

GROW- Mental Health meetings: Tuesday mornings 10am-12md and Wednesday nights 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending.

Baptisms- Baptisms take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 5.00pm in St. Canice’s. Newly Baptised are invited to attend 11.30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month.

Parish Registration- You are welcome to register as a member of St. Canice’s Parish by sending in your names and addresses to the Parish Office-056 7721533 and Margaret will be happy to look after you.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support - Kilkenny Bereavement Support holds an open Support Group for adults bereaved by Suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch at 8pm on the first Thursday of every month. Open to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. For further information, please contact 7756538.

Aware Depression Support Group- Aware’s Kilkenny support group for individuals experiencing depression, meets every Thursday at 7.30pm, in the Father McGrath Family Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Road. Support groups can help people to better understand depression and to learn tips and skills for managing the condition and minimising its impact. The support group is free of charge. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.aware.ie.

SVDP- St. Vincent de Paul Helpline is 086-0721598.