St Canices Notes - Huge congratulations goes to the Dicksboro boys

Community Games-Huge congratulations goes to the U10 1/2 Dicksboro boys playing under the St Canice`s & St. Mary`s Community games banner as they emerged victorious as Kilkenny Co. Champions last Saturday in windswept & cold Johnstown.

Community Games-Huge congratulations goes to the U10 1/2 Dicksboro boys playing under the St Canice`s & St. Mary`s Community games banner as they emerged victorious as Kilkenny Co. Champions last Saturday in windswept & cold Johnstown.

After a number of year`s absence the Dicksboro boys opened their account with a 1.04 to 0.00 win over the adjoining St. John`s Parish team. Next up were Aughaviller (Community Games National Champions 2011). Despite dominating the play for long periods the city parish just couldn’t convert numerous scoring chances and were defeated on a 1.01 to 0.01 scoreline. Dramatically in the final group game St. Johns boys defeated Aughaviller leaving the Canice`s & Mary`s boy top of the group on a superior scoring average. Amid wild scenes of celebration the city boys overcame a gallant Urlingford-Johnstown-Galmoy in the final on a 3.04 to 1.01 scoreline to capture the Co. Kilkenny Community Games title - the boys now go on to represent Kilkenny in the Leinster series. Congrats to all the boys & mentors Des Walsh, Seamus Rowe & Seán Kennedy.

Proposed Clubhouse Development-An open meeting for all members will be held in Palmerstown on this Friday 20th April at 8pm to discuss the proposed new development of our clubhouse. Representatives from the County Board will also be in attendance to address members on our new Five Year Strategic Development Plan. The Five Year Plan, a necessary requirement for any grant aid assistance going forward, will concentrate on five key areas within the club : a) Coaching & Games Development, b) Communications & Public Relations, c) Club Structures & Administration, d) Finance & Fundraising & e) Facilities & Development. This part of the meeting will be conducted in a workshop format facilitated by club planning officers of Kilkenny Co. Board. To conclude the meeting light refreshments will be served. Members are strongly encouraged to attend as these are major initiatives for us all and now is the opportunity to have your say. The proposed plans can be viewed on the notice board in Palmerstown and at

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on 12th April 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 22, 16, 12 and 8. Prizes drawn were €100 to Ger Clancy, c/o F&E Morrissey, €50 to Aileen Kavanagh c/o Richie Kavanagh, €40 to Tomas O’Leary c/o Bridie Brennan, €25 to Bridget Hogan c/o K&P Hogan, €25 to Jimmy Heffernan c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Declan Gough c/o Declan Gough, €25 to Alice Stapleton c/o Anne Tynan. Promoters prize of €30 to Kathleen Bradley and €20 to Bernie Lynch. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €3,950.

Camogie Training- Under 6, 8, 10 and 12 training continues on Saturday morning in Palmerstown from 10am to 11am.

Anniversaries- Saturday 21st April at 7.30pm, Catherine Walsh. Sunday 22nd April at 9.30am Bridie Phelan. Sunday 22nd April at 11.30am, John Falsey.

Parish Pastoral Council- Workshop evening for members on Wednesday 18th April, at 7.30p.m. in Dean’s Gate.

Liturgy Committee-The committee will be meeting on Friday 27th April, at 10.00p.m. in the Parochial House.

Stop Smoking Group- To commence on Thursday 26th April, in Ayrefield Medical Centre, at 11am-12md. If interested in attending please contact Bernie O’Brien, Health Promotion Department, Dean Street, Kilkenny. 056-7761400 or 087-2514531.

Go Mental- “Staying positive about your mental health”, talk will take place on Wednesday 18th April from 10am-1.30pm in the Community Hall (old Parish Hall), Butts Green. Free event, refreshments and lunch are provided. Issues for discussion: stress management, anxiety, depression, suicide awareness. Guest speaker - Dr. Fergus Heffernan, a leading educator on mental health. Other speakers from local support groups and agencies: Aware, GROW, Shine, Lifeline and Samaritans. ALL WELCOME!

Life in the Spirit Seminar-This seminar will take place in the Black Abbey, starting on 24th April - 5th June each Tuesday at 7.30pm. The event will be opened by internationally renowned, Christian speaker Mr Joe Dalton. Other Speakers include: Fr. John Harris op, Mrs Margret Keane, and Bishop Seamus Freeman. We will also have a Baptism in the Spirit on Pentecost Sunday 27th May at 3pm. This will be lead Fr. Mark Condon of St Marys Parish and of Youth 2000.

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 8.00 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

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