St Canice’s: Senior hurlers retain status

Seniors-The signs were looking ominous for Dunnamaggan from an early stage of this championship game (relegation semi final), played last Sunday, when at 0-1 each and only four minutes gone, Paul O’Flynn had a goal chance but he did not make a full connection and so failed to score. The first of the ‘Boro goals was to come only a few minutes later, when a ball worked out of our defence, made its way to Martin Gaffney, who obliged. Our defensive lines looked rock solid throughout this game, so much so, that Dunnamaggan did not have one single clear goal chance from play in the game. The ‘Boro were awarded a penalty in injury time when Paul O’Flynn was pulled down in the square and a goal was on. Martin Gaffney’s effort was driven straight down the middle only for the goalie to deflect it over the bar for the last point of the half. HT Dicksboro 1-7 Dunnamaggan 0-6. With less than one minute of the second half played, Robbie Fitzpatrick drove a long ball out of defence, straight to Paul, who put over our first point of the half and giving us the perfect start. A pointed free followed from the ‘Boro and on the eighth minute Dunnamaggan got a twenty metre free and went for goal which was saved and put out for a 65, which was missed. This was a crucial period of time in the game as within one minute, the ‘Boro had another goal on the board, this time from Kevin Kenny and the scoreboard read, Dicksboro 2-10 Dunnamaggan 0-6, with eleven minutes of the second half played. Our opponents did reply with three unanswered points, but we were playing with unity and never looked like relinquishing our lead. FT Dicksboro 2-12 Dunnamaggan 0-12. This is our second win in a row and this team continue to grow in confidence with every outing. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Kieran Cuddihy, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Michael Fagan, David Glynn(Capt), Robbie Fitzpatrick, Cillian Buckley(0-1), John Fagan, Martin Gaffney(1-10, 0-8 frees) Oisin Walsh, Ollie Walsh, Kevin Kenny(1-1), Shane Maher, Paul O’Flynn(0-3), Cillian Breathnach, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Eoin Gough, Cillian Starr, Mikey Hayes, Tom Manning, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Davy Ryan, Eoin Fennelly, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Darragh Buggy, Darragh Holohan.

Seniors-The signs were looking ominous for Dunnamaggan from an early stage of this championship game (relegation semi final), played last Sunday, when at 0-1 each and only four minutes gone, Paul O’Flynn had a goal chance but he did not make a full connection and so failed to score. The first of the ‘Boro goals was to come only a few minutes later, when a ball worked out of our defence, made its way to Martin Gaffney, who obliged. Our defensive lines looked rock solid throughout this game, so much so, that Dunnamaggan did not have one single clear goal chance from play in the game. The ‘Boro were awarded a penalty in injury time when Paul O’Flynn was pulled down in the square and a goal was on. Martin Gaffney’s effort was driven straight down the middle only for the goalie to deflect it over the bar for the last point of the half. HT Dicksboro 1-7 Dunnamaggan 0-6. With less than one minute of the second half played, Robbie Fitzpatrick drove a long ball out of defence, straight to Paul, who put over our first point of the half and giving us the perfect start. A pointed free followed from the ‘Boro and on the eighth minute Dunnamaggan got a twenty metre free and went for goal which was saved and put out for a 65, which was missed. This was a crucial period of time in the game as within one minute, the ‘Boro had another goal on the board, this time from Kevin Kenny and the scoreboard read, Dicksboro 2-10 Dunnamaggan 0-6, with eleven minutes of the second half played. Our opponents did reply with three unanswered points, but we were playing with unity and never looked like relinquishing our lead. FT Dicksboro 2-12 Dunnamaggan 0-12. This is our second win in a row and this team continue to grow in confidence with every outing. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Kieran Cuddihy, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Michael Fagan, David Glynn(Capt), Robbie Fitzpatrick, Cillian Buckley(0-1), John Fagan, Martin Gaffney(1-10, 0-8 frees) Oisin Walsh, Ollie Walsh, Kevin Kenny(1-1), Shane Maher, Paul O’Flynn(0-3), Cillian Breathnach, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Eoin Gough, Cillian Starr, Mikey Hayes, Tom Manning, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Davy Ryan, Eoin Fennelly, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Darragh Buggy, Darragh Holohan.

Minors-Best of luck to our minor team who will be playing against James Stephens in the County Championship Final in Nowlan Pk this Saturday at 1.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Greyhound Benefit Night-Our clubhouse in Palmerstown is very much in need of refurbishment and a decision has been made to modernise the front and interior. Naturally this takes funding and we have organised a greyhound night on Friday 26th October with the hope of raising €30,000. Ticket sellers will be calling to every door in the parishes of St. Canice’s and St. Mary’s and people are asked to be as generous as they can to help us continue to provide the best facilities for our members, young and old, and the broader community. Tickets are €10, which includes admission on the night and entry into a draw for a total prize fund of €1,500. Admission for children is free. If anyone wishes to place an ad in the race programme please contact Seamus Rochford on 086 6026105.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 11th October 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 18, 19 and 23. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Joe Lacey c/o Paddy Maher, €50 to Mick Purcell c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Kevin Mackey c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Mairead Kehoe c/o Patsy Griffin, €25 to Patricia Dalton c/o Davy Dalton, €25 to Emer Larkin c/o Martin Gaffney, €25 to Eddie O’Donoghue c/o Enda O’Donoghue. Promoters prize of €30 to F&E Morrissey and €20 to Top Oil. Our next jackpot will be for €4,250. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Anniversaries- Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm, Mary O’Driscoll, Bishops Meadows. Sunday 21st October at 9.30am, Julia Lyons.

Parish Registration- The Parish Pastoral Council has put a great deal of work into trying to update the Parish Register – Please return the Data Sheet you received in your envelope package, and mark the dates of our November Conferences on your Calendars. The Area Promoters will distribute the October Stations Envelopes in this pack too. Thank you for your continued support and confidence. 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.

Fitkids Halloween Camp-Come join our fun active multi-sports Halloween Camp which provides a wide variety of activities and sports to keep kids entertained during the mid-term break. The camp will run from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November in St Canice’s Community Hall, Granges Rd., Kilkenny from 10.00am to 2.30pm. 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. Appropriate fun high energetic activities are provided for camp age groups 3-4 years 5-8 years and 9-12 years. Activities include: tumbling and gymnastic obstacle circuits using Fitkids specialised equipment, soccer, tag-rugby, tennis, basketball, dodgeball, active running and relay games, parachute games and of course Halloween games, arts and crafts. Places are limited so in order to guarantee a place book early to avoid disappointment. The camp costs €55 per child, sibling rate €45 book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663

Irish Wheelchair Association-I.W.A Kilkenny are holding a table quiz on Friday 26th October 2012 at Claddagh Court, Collage Road at 9pm sharp teams of 4 €20.00 Everybody welcome.

P2P-Support group for Parents and Carers of children with special needs will hold a talk by Barrister, Mr. Dan Feehan, on “WILL provisions for persons with special needs” in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre at 8.30pm on Thursday 18th October 2012. €5 entrance fee. Contact Therese Buckley @ 087 9040208.

Mass for Deceased Patients-St. Luke’s Hospital on Wed. 17th Oct. at 7.30p.m. in St. Canice’s Church.

Annual Mass-The Annual Mass for retired teachers on Thursday October 18th in St. Fiacre’s Church at 10.30 a.m. followed by tea/coffee in Parish Centre. All are welcome.

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.