Club Registration-Dicksboro GAA Club’s registration night for ALL members, adult, adult players and juveniles will take place in Palmerstown on Friday 1st February from 7pm to 9pm. Members are asked to come along and take this opportunity to register and new members are very welcome to attend on the night. It is particularly important that all players are registered before the playing season starts in earnest to cover their insurance.
Dicksboro Camogie Club-At the AGM on Friday night, a successful and busy year was reviewed in which Dicksboro teams participated in competitions at all age groups from under 6 to senior. Registration for the coming year will take place on Saturday 9th February at Palmerstown between 4pm and 6pm. A presentation to the under 11 and Under 12 girls, runners-up in their competition will take place in Palmerstown on Saturday 2nd Feb at 12:00pm. Registration for these girls will also be taken on the day. The club is catering for almost 250 registered players, and the committee is appealing to parents to please volunteer to help out with the training and organising of the various age groups. Those interested, please contact 087 7468543, ‘phone or text.
Sympathies-Dicksboro GAA Club would like to offer it’s sympathies to Sean, Sorcha, Eoin and Áine Fennelly on the recent passing of their mother/grandmother, Teresa Fennelly née Hoyne of Castlebanny, Ballyhale and to all of her family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €2150 was not won on Thursday, January 17th 2013. The numbers drawn were 3, 29, 30 and 31. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Joan Campion c/o Johnny Campion, €50 to Paddy Phelan c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to PJ Dunne c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Mick O’Shea c/o Phil Doyle, €25 to Fergal Murphy c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to David Kerwick c/o Ann Kerwick, €25 to Shannon Quinn c/o Billy Walsh. Promoters prize of €30 to Edmund Nolan, €20 to Gerry O’Neill. Our next jackpot will be for €2,300. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Anniversaries- Saturday 26th January at 7.30pm, Margaret Grace, Brooklawn. Sunday 27th January at 10.30am, Margaret and Mary Butler, Cappa and daughter Carmel O’Connell. Sunday 27th January at 11.30am, Mary Kavanagh, Bishops Hill.
New Pastoral Council-The new Pastoral Council elected last Thursday evening is as follows: Liam Barry, Mary Cooney, Rose Corley, Helen Cullinane, Sean Daly, Brendan Graham, Andrew Heavy, Janet Hennessy, Tony Joyce, Fr. Jim Murphy, Kathryn Nolan, Tom O’Loughlin, Fr. Kieran O’Shea, Jim Ryan, Peggy Slattery and Sr. Catherine Walsh. We thank all who took part in the nomination and election process and congratulate our new members on their election and wish each and every one of them well.
Feast of St. Brigid-Friday 1st February is the Feast of St. Brigid when we traditionally bless and distribute St. Brigid’s Crosses. The crosses are made from rushes (which have already arrived) by the Liturgy Committee and their helpers. If you would like to be involved in making St. Brigid’s Crosses this year the Liturgy Committee would be delighted with your assistance. Crosses will be made on Tuesday 29th January after 9.10am Mass in the parish centre. So do come along and lend a hand. You will be very welcome.
Homes for the Elderly-One vacant house for immediate occupancy. If you are over 65 years old, independent/have low dependency care needs and would like to take advantage of living in a safe and secure monitored environment, then why not get in touch with us for more information. Contact the Manager, Frances Gilligan on 056-7763117.
Lifeline Kilkenny-Lifeline Kilkenny (Suicide Prevention) will hold a Community Planning meeting in Butler House, Patrick St, Kilkenny on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to seek people’s ideas and thoughts on how we can put in place actions that can be included in a County Kilkenny Action Plan for Suicide Prevention 2014-2019. All are welcome to this worthwhile event. Together we can make a difference.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes-Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place on May 22nd-27th. Fare is €735pps. Contact Eleanor at 051-880414 or email email@example.com.
Degree Course-The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College) would like to invite 6th Year, FETAC and Mature students (23yrs+) to take the FIRST YEAR of their BA degree in Kilkenny. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the 1st year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner centered environment - before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for 2nd and 3rd year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs. Subjects on offer: English; Anthropology OR Nua Ghaeilge; History; Geography; Sociology; Economics; Philosophy; Theology OR Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies. Further information can be found at: CAO (MH901) and www.nuim.ie/kilkenny.
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.