Rolling back the years-SEAN and Theresa Quinn operate the Sacred Heart Nursing Home outside Urlingford. On Sunday, July 1, they are holding a very special event in aid of the Alzheimer’s Association. As both are great dancing enthusiasts they have decided to ‘roll back the dancing years’ to the days of the platform. They have erected a 40 x 20 foot dancing platform on their own grounds and the afternoon of dancing will commence at 3pm with the ever popular Limerick man Dermot Lyons providing the music. So whether its waltz’s, foxtrots or sets that are your favourites, head along next Sunday for an afternoon of great dancing and entertainment.
LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week so the prize fund now stands at E7,900 while the jackpot is E5,900. There was one match 3 winning E200: Gary Peters. Five lucky dips of E20: Therese Brennan, Brendan Hickey, Mary Fitzpatrick, Siobhan McEvoy, Joan Hayde. Promoter’s prize: Minogues.
FITKIDS SUMMER CAMP-Come join our Fitkids active fun summer camp and keep kids active while making friends and having fun. The camp is suitable for 4-12 year olds and runs from 9th to 13th july from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the Ballyragget GAA grounds. Our programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: tumbling and gymnastic circuits, fun games, agility obstacle courses, dance and improvisation activities, arts and crafts, team relays, soccer, tag rugby and much more.Cost is €70 per child, sibling rate of €55, places are limited to allow for instructor child ratio, 50% deposit per child to guarantee a place. Book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663
DEATH - The death has taken place, suddenly, at St Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel of Mr Jim Holohan, Grange, Barna, Thurles. He belonged to a highly respected family of the farming community. He was a lovely, quiet gentleman and his passing is deeply regretted over a wide area. There was a large attendance at the removal of the remains from Doyles Funeral Home to Church of the Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe and after Requiem Mass, burial took place in Boulick Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his brother Tom, sisters Kitty (Laffan), Bridget (Croke), Mai (Walsh) and Anna (Brannigan), brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - There will be a clothing recycling collection today (Wednesday) at the Emeralds hurling field faro m6pm to 9pm. Please donate all your unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels and textiles, including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Books are accepted but no school books, magazines, diaries or bric-a-brac. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Michael Power, Mary Power, Loughinny, Ellen and John Kennedy, Tubrid.
CEMETERY MASSES - The following arrangements for our Cemetery Masses, Tubrid, Friday, June 29 at 7pm: The Mill Cemetery Mass is Friday, July 6 at 7.30pm and Johnstown is July 17 at 7.30pm.
SOCIAL DANCING - Social Dancing in Urlingford Hall is on Tuesday, July 3. Music by Brian McDermot, dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am. Supper served. You are invited for a good night out.
BUSTER DRAW - The Mill Family Resource Centre and Urlingford National School are running a Buster draw greyhound race today (Wednesday), result of the draw will be on the finishing position of race 6 in Kilkenny greyhound track that night. First prize E500 and 5 Runner Up prizes of E50 each. Tickets are E5 each, anyone interested in buying tickets can buy them at The Mill Family Resource Centre or Urlingford National School.
PLAYSCHOOL - Urlingford Playschool for little Learners Open Week. All invited - Free Mornings from July 2 to 6. Provides Free Preschool ECCE Scheme. Open for morning and afternoon sessions. Please Ring for more information - Angela 056 8831805 - (school number) 087 9363885.
ST KIERAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB - Congratulations to Micheàl and Kealan Dermody who very ably represented the Club at the ‘B’ Championships in Thomastown on June 22. Both boys did extremely well with Kealan receiving 3rd place in the 80m sprint. Well done to both boys. Regular training resumes on Thursday’s at 6:45-7:45 and Sunday’s from 12:15-13:45. New members always welcome.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK - Will take place on Thursday, July 12. B us will depart at 8am and cost is E20. If you wish to travel please give your name to Pierce Kavanagh’s or leave name into sacristy.
EMERALDS 3-DAY CAMP - July 10 to 12, 10am to 3pm. E30 per child. Forms available from JJ Kavanagh Office and from Sinead Curran 087 2943889.
JUNE COLLECTION - The June collection to support the priests of the parish is now due. Envelopes are available in the church porch. A word of thanks to all for their generosity.
HORTICULTURE CLASSES - Part-time classes in horticulture FETAC level 4. The Mill Family Resource Centre in partnership with Co Kilkenny VEC’s back to Education (BTEI) are currently accepting applications from early school leavers interested in participating in free part-time classes leading to a major award in Horticulture at FETAC level 4. Free places are available to applicants with Junior Certificate standard of education. Priority for places will be given to early school leavers in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance and/or Job Seekers Benefit. Please contact BTEI Office 056 7795916 or MFRC 056 8838466 for further information.
COLAISTE MHUIRE JOHNSTOWN - Places are still available for PLC FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses, the courses on offer for September are Business and Secretarial Studies, Business Administration, Engineering Technology with Agricultural Modules, Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5 and Level 6.
Colaiste Mhuire will run their annual Irish camp from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Cost E40. For an application form please contact the school office on 056 8831135.
ZUMBA FITNESS IN URLINGFORD - Ditch the Workout and join the Party! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm and Thursday morning at 10.30am in the local Hall. All welcome, contact Sarah 087 7460707 for all information.
URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Open all day most days. Urlingford Library is taking names for the next FREE 7 week beginner’s computer course in internet skills. This is a computer course that will show you how to book a flight or a hotel and learn how to look up websites. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills at the touch of a button!! Urlingford Library is hosting a display titled “A Beautiful Name”- gorgeous framed and unframed prints letting you know what your name stands for. All for sale and beautifully presented.
HOUSEHOLD CHARGE (Funding Local Services) - An important reminder from Kilkenny Local Authorities: For those that have not already paid, the Household Charge is now due for payment. Please register and pay online at www.householdcharge.ie or at the Kilkenny County Council offices in County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.
KNOCK SUMMER FESTIVAL - Knock Summer Festival is taking place on July 28. It is a free event for all people between the ages of 17 and 30 years. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. For more information check out www.knockshrine.ie/youthfestival, or call 087 6927850. Find us on Facebook: Knock Summer Festival.
CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES - This course aims to provide general Theological Education and formation in the main aspects of faith aimed at those who are interested in lay involvement and leadership roles at parish and diocesan level. The course duration is 100hrs part time for over one academic year from September 2012 to May 2013. For application forms and further information contact Mr Declan Murphy, Course Director, St Kieran’s College, email Declan Murphy@ossory.ie or from www.stkierans.ie or www.ossory.ie. Closing date for applications is August 24. Fee E400.
CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.
URLINGFORD NEWS - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc can do so by contacting Gerry Grace or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to send photographs to the email address or by passing them on to Gerry Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.
Urlingford/Johnstown/Galmoy Community Games - Well done to our U10 Gaelic Football and U12 Soccer teams who qualified to represent Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship this year. Both teams travelled down with two bus loads of supporters to take on Wexford in the 1st round of the Leinster Championship Sunday week last. The soccer team gave an excellent performance on the day. They were up 4 goals to 3 goals at full time and held strong in defence during injury time but after the announced injury time was up the referee decided to play on an addditional 5 minutes until the home team scored to draw. The game went to extra time and in the second half the home side goaled to win. The Gaelic Football team also gave a solid performance against Wexford and went on to play Carlow in the Leinster quarter final, but unfortunately were beaten by a stronger team on the day. Well done to the young players who put in a great effort all year in training and at every match. Many thanks to team mentors, Richard O Brien, Fintan Garrett, Pat Glendon, Michael Tobin, Michael Webster, Martin Mcguire, Sean Whyte, Gerry Moloney, Ashling Delaney, David Kelly, for all their work throughout the year with the gaelic football and soccer. The U.J.G Community Games would like to take this opportunity to thank Lisheen Mines who sponsored T-Shirts, Sports Bags and Water Bottles for both teams and to Templetouhy Foods who sponsored food for the recent Community Games fundraiser which was held in Doyles Bar, Urlingford.
Soccer Team: Sean Burke, Johnny Doyle, Keelan Martin, Connor Drennan, Calvin Ryan, Patrick Doyle, Enda Kelly, Gavin Moriarty, Jamie Barnaville, Adam Barnaville, Jack O Brien, Kieran Whyte, Ohran Moloney, John McCormack, Jack Hickey.
Gaelic Football Team: David Sherman, Padraig O Grady, John Doheny, Adam Phelan, Matt Delaney, John Dermody, Billy Drennan, Billy Garrett, Jay McGuire, Shane Whyte, Calum Lonregan, Gearoid Phelan, Cian Barnaville, Darragh Queally, Cillian Doyle, Cathal Phelan, Aine Duggan, Daniel Hanrahan, Connor.