St. Canice’s: Parish pastoral centre has opened

Seniors- Congratulations to Ballyhale on winning the Senior County Final. It seemed before the game that the bookies and others had us written off but our performance last Sunday showed that we can mix it with the best of them. The dream is not gone, just postponed. Well done lads, you can hold your heads up high. Full report in Kilkenny People Sports Section.

Seniors- Congratulations to Ballyhale on winning the Senior County Final. It seemed before the game that the bookies and others had us written off but our performance last Sunday showed that we can mix it with the best of them. The dream is not gone, just postponed. Well done lads, you can hold your heads up high. Full report in Kilkenny People Sports Section.

Under 16’s-The long running saga of the Roinn ‘A’ League semi final finally came to a happy end for the ‘Boro boys last Saturday in St. John’s Pk. The first game, played in July, ended in a draw and the subsequent replay also ended in a draw and so today’s game was the third attempt to divide the teams. Both previous games were of a very high standard and a large crowd turned out in the hope of seeing more of the same. They were not disappointed. The ‘Boro threw down a marker from the off with a point after thirteen seconds, followed by another a few minutes later. After only eight minutes we seemed to be getting on top when we scored a very good goal to make it 1-3 to 0-2. The Gaels kept chipping away and got their big break on the thirtieth minute with a goal to go in leading at HT, Dicksboro 1-5 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-6. As at the start of the first half, the ‘Boro were on the scoreboard in less than a minute and another followed before two minutes had elapsed of the second half as the tempo of the game increased. Three in a row from O’Loughlin’s saw the pendulum swing in their favour again, putting them ahead after nine minutes by 1-7 to 1-9. But from that point on the ‘Boro boys dominated the game, outscoring our opponents by eight points to one in the last twenty minutes to exact revenge for our defeat by the Gaels in the Championship. Dicksboro 1-15 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-10. A League Final against County Champions, James Stephens now awaits us.

Seasonal Food Extravaganza-Dicksboro GAA Club will be hosting a Seasonal Food Extravaganza with Anne Neary, Ryeland Cookery School and Edward Hayden on Thursday 29th November at 8pm in the Newpark Hotel. A food producers fair will be held from 7pm and there will also be a bumper raffle and a complimentary glass of wine on the night. Tickets are €20 and are available from club members and Newpark Hotel.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 8th November 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 13 and 26. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Beenie Ryall c/o Martin Morrissey, €50 to Áine & Erin c/o Mick Byrne, €40 to Sarah O’Leary c/o John Hackett, €25 to ‘Surprise Me’ c/o Ned Buggy, €25 to Ryan O’Shaughnessy c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Tony Preston c/o F&E Morrissey, €25 to Chris Byrne c/o Phil Doyle. Promoters prize of €30 to Patsy Griffin and €20 to Mick O’Brien. Our next jackpot will be for €4,850. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Cards-On every Thursday, commencing at 9pm in our clubhouse in Palmerstown from now until Christmas there will be 25’s for various generous prizes. Food will also be served on the night and everyone is welcome to come along.

November Talks-What a lovely evening we had last Wednesday with Bishop Richard Clarke. Thanks to all who came. It was memorable and wonderful, most inspiring. We are continuing each Wednesday of the month. These events provide an opportunity for all of us to reflect on where it is that we find hope today in the midst of the many difficulties and problems that permeate the lives of so many of our people, our Church and Society. The speaker tonight, 14th Nov is Dr. Gail Grossman Freyne, who has interesting ideas on eco-feminism. This is not to be missed and we look forward to meeting you. Each evening begins at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Deans Gate Centre adjacent to St. Canice’s Church. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St. Canice’s Church on each of the four days from 12 noon to 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish community for this event.

Parish Pastoral Centre-Our Parish Centre is almost ready for action with all necessary equipment moved in. We had a big clean out of old files and rubbish which had accumulated over the years. However we also found lovely things like the photos of Dean Kavanagh, Fr. Joyce, Dean Lowry and many others. You will see them soon on our big screen at the Pastoral Centre Reception. If you have any old photos you wish to loan to us, please share them and we guarantee you we will return them to you. Volunteers are urgently required. We will be unable to function without your help. Please Please-now is the hour!! If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position please give your name at the Parish Office.

Anniversaries- Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm, Ann Casey, 17 Broguemakers Hill. Sunday 18th November at 10.30am, Michael Brannigan and Mary Dowling. Sunday 18th November at 11.30am, Tom Harold. Thursday 22nd November at 9.10am, Tom Haide. Friday 23rd November at 9.10am, Katie Fitzpatrick.

Retreat for Men-In Peace in Christ Retreat House, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November, guided by Rev. Dan Baragry CSsR. Ring 7721054..

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.

Sharing Fair- Crafts and Coffee morning in Langton’s on Saturday 17th November from 10am to 1pm. Support the work of Kilkenny nun, Sr. Mary Hayden, Sisters of the Good Shepherd.

John Paul II Awards- Congratulations to Matthew Reade, Shane O’Brien, Deirdre Gannon and Diarmuid Hickey who were presented with the Gold Award by the Apostolic Nuncio, Charles Browne on Thursday evening in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Sycamores / Aylesbury Resident’s Association

Calling all those living in the Sycamores and Aylesbury, the A.G.M. of the Sycamores / Aylesbury Resident’s Association will take place on Saturday, 1st December, 2012 in Dore’s Kilkenny House Hotel, Freshford Rd @8.30pm. The meeting is open to all adult residents. If there is anything needing attention in your area, or an idea/suggestion you wish to share, come along. Mark this date on your calendar or in your diary.

A Social Night will follow the meeting with music, food and spot prizes. Admission is free! This is a great opportunity to get together and meet your neighbours.

Because the weather was so bad this summer, the annual barbeque had to be cancelled, despite the best efforts of the committee. Residents missed out, as this over the years has become a very enjoyable summer occasion.

The Association would like to thank the Council for the recent repair works carried out in the estate, which combined with the efforts of the committee help improve the appearance of the area to everyone’s benefit.

Due to the vigilance of the litter control, a number of illegal domestic waste bags were found dumped in the area. This was reported to the Council and action was taken. Anyone who notices an illegal bag dumped should report it straight away.

The erection of the new road signs have been greatly admired and welcomed. Combined with the extra flower boxes, they helped enhanced the look of the estate, despite the bad weather during the summer.

The Association’s committee would like to thank all those residents who turned out for the recent “Clean up” of the estate. It is a true saying, “many hands make light work”. The committee would also like to thanks those residents who make a special effort to keep their homes and gardens looking good. A special plea goes out to landlords who have allowed their properties and gardens become dilapidated asking them to address the situation. The committee looks forward to seeing everyone on Sat, December 1 .