Dicksboro’s Lá na gClub family fun day on Sunday

Lá na gClub-Dicksboro GAA & Camogie clubs will host their annual Lá na gClub FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday next 1ST JULY at 2pm in Palmerstown from 2pm. Loads of activities for all the family, mini blitzes U6 & U8, penalty kick, home baking sale, tug of war, colouring competitions, beat the goalie, Live DJ & Disco, face painting , novelty football games, bouncy tots castle, wet sponge throw, BBQ & loads loads more - something for all the family. *Donations of books, home baking, CDs, sports gear, bric a brac , prizes for sale & for a raffle greatly appreciated & OFFERS OF HELP OR IDEAS - contact Catherine Nolan 056 7751168 or Patsy Dempsey 087 6797051. Final organising meeting tonight (Wed) in Palmerstown 9.15pm - PLEASE come along if you lend a helping hand.

Lá na gClub-Dicksboro GAA & Camogie clubs will host their annual Lá na gClub FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday next 1ST JULY at 2pm in Palmerstown from 2pm. Loads of activities for all the family, mini blitzes U6 & U8, penalty kick, home baking sale, tug of war, colouring competitions, beat the goalie, Live DJ & Disco, face painting , novelty football games, bouncy tots castle, wet sponge throw, BBQ & loads loads more - something for all the family. *Donations of books, home baking, CDs, sports gear, bric a brac , prizes for sale & for a raffle greatly appreciated & OFFERS OF HELP OR IDEAS - contact Catherine Nolan 056 7751168 or Patsy Dempsey 087 6797051. Final organising meeting tonight (Wed) in Palmerstown 9.15pm - PLEASE come along if you lend a helping hand.

Féile Peil na nÓg- Dicksboro’s Féile team can consider themselves very unlucky to exit the Féile Peil na nÓg at the group stage last weekend after winning two and drawing one of their three games. The ‘Boro boys eventually lost out on score difference. The finals were held this year in Laois/Offaly and the ‘Boro boys were hosted by Moate. See Sports Section for full report.

Féile Success-Congratulations to the Kilkenny City girls who won out the Division 3 Féile Peil na nÓg after beating The Downs of Westmeath in the final. The panel contained Tara Clifford, Aobha O’Gorman and Ciara Phelan. Very well done girls.

Rescheduled Golf Classic- The Dicksboro Golf Classic, postponed because of inclement weather last weekend, will now go ahead on Friday 3rd August with some tee times available on the Thursday evening. The organising committee will shortly write to all teams previously entered to confirm their availability on the 2nd / 3rd August. Any enquiries to Seamus Rochford 086 6026105.

Old Mobile Phones-If you have any old mobile phones lying around the house, why not put them to good use by giving them to Dicksboro GAA Club. If we collect 250 phones we will be supplied with a FREE defibrillator. Please ask friends/relatives/neighbours for old phones and bring as many as you can to our Lá na gClub day in Palmerstown on 1st July. Thank you.

County Teams- Dicksboro GAA Club continues to be honoured with the selection of a number of its players onto County hurling teams. Kilkenny’s recent successful win over Wexford in the under 21 championship featured four ‘Boro men on the panel, Ollie Walsh, Martin Gaffney, David Glynn and Danny Kenny. The Kilkenny minors unfortunately went out of the Leinster Championship last weekend but this team also contained three ‘Boro men, Darragh Holohan, Robbie Fitzpatrick and Kevin Kenny, whilst last but certainly not least Cillian Buckley featured in the Kilkenny Senior team that beat Dublin in the Leinster Championship and was also on the Under 21 panel.

Junior B-This year’s Junior ‘B’ Championship is being held on a league basis and the teams drawn in our group are St. Lachtains, O’Loughlin Gaels, Danesfort and Cloneen. Our first round game against St. Lachtains last Sunday in Freshford saw both teams sharing the spoils with a scoreline of 2-10 each.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 21st June 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 15, 22 and 26. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Eoin Gough c/o Declan Gough, €50 to Ryan & Abbie c/o Denis Molloy, €40 to Kayleigh Murphy c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Pauline Morrissey c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Mick Byrne c/o Mick Byrne, €25 to Simon Walton c/o Simon Walton, €25 to Bob McMunn c/o Michael Gaule. Promoters prize of €30 to Mick O’Brien and €20 to Tom Maher. Our next jackpot will be for €2,150.

New Curate- Welcome to our new Curate Fr. Kieran O’Shea and we are so happy to receive him. We are sure that he will put his many talents to work for the glory of God and the good of our community. We wish our dear brother Fr. Martin Delaney the best on his appointment as the new Parish Priest in Rathdowney in Co. Laois.

Musical Concert-A musical concert will be held in St. Canice’s Parish Church on Wednesday 27th June, at 7.30p.m featuring the New Jersey Youth Chorus, U.S.A. and St. Canice’s N.S String Quartet and Choir. Adm. €5.

Volunteer Drivers-St Canice’s Parish Homes for the Elderly are looking for Volunteer Drivers to deliver a worthy service to the elderly within the parish. For more information on the service and how you can help, please contact Frances on 056 7763117. Your help would be very much appreciated. St Canice’s Parish Homes for the Elderly, Troy’s Court, wish to advertise for a suitable resident for a recent vacated house. For more information or application form, please contact Frances 056 7763117.

Good Works Opera at the Black Abbey- A Gala evening of Sacred Music in aid of Black Abbey Renovation fund on Friday 6th July at 8.00p.m. featuring Virginia Kerr, (Soprano), Joyce Byrne, (Mezzo-Soprano), Graham Joseph, (Counter-Tenor), Robert Craig (Tenor) Stephen Holloway, (Bass). Tickets €15 from Stone House Books, Kieran St., and the Dominican Priory. 7721279.

Anniversaries- Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm, Thomas and Peter Massey. Sunday 1st July at 10.30am, John Fitzgerald. Friday 6th July at 9.10am Josephine Delaney.

Vacancy- There is a vacancy in No 7 Granges Road (O’Gorman Homes). Application Forms available in Parish Office (Mon, Wed., Friday). Applicants will be interviewed to ascertain suitability. Closing date 2nd July, 2012.

Baptisms- The following babies were welcomed into Gods Family through Baptism in June: Aidan Anthony Murphy, Naas, Jayden David Galvin, Connolly St., Charlie Marie and Michealla Josephine King, Aston Underlyne, Logan Andrew Jones, Aston Underlyne, Lucy Mai Dowling, Talbot’s Gate, Kate Zoe Bane, Midleton, Feargus Kelly, The Sycamores, Catherine Elizabeth O’Shea, Talbot’s Court. 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.

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.

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.

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 www.aware.ie.

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