Lisdowney: Prague house draw on Oct 26

WIN €10,000 - The first draw takes place on Friday, October 26. Win up to €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw , €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support. - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed.

WIN €10,000 - The first draw takes place on Friday, October 26. Win up to €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw , €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support. - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed.

FUEL FOR SALE - Lisdowney Hurling Club has launched its Winter Fuel Fundaising initiative. Timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 087-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Weekly Lotto on Monday, 8th October 2012, were 6, 14, 17 and 27. There were no winners. Match three winners were the O’Shea Family, Paddy O’Donnell, Ger Butler and Matt Bergin. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €5,500 . The draw will be held in Mackey’s on Monday, 22nd October 2012.

WEDDING BELLS - Congrats to Shauna Phelan and Alex Dunne, Ballyphilip, on their marriage on Friday in Clontubrid Church.

FIRST COMMUNION - Twenty children from Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, and Scoil Bhride, Lisdowney, were enroled on Saturday evening in Lisdowney Church for First Communion.

CHOIR - The Parish Pastoral Council is forming a group to sing at parish funerals. If interested in partipating, please contact Bernie Brophy, Gathabawn, Eilis Costellow, Clontubrid, or Angela Mulally, Lisdowney.

AFTERNOON CLUB - The Afternoon Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, 18th October 2012, at 2.30 pm in Lisdowney Resource Centre. Kay Muldowney, Chiropodist, will be in attendance. For appointments, please contact Bridget on 087-0539092 or Renee on 086-0616133.

SPORTS PROPHET - The Lisdowney Sports Prophet leader board has been updated and can be accessed on the Lisdowney Gaa website Copies will also be posted in Mackeys bar and Downeys bar. Current leaders on 39 points are May Maher & Sheila Kelly, with Charlie Carter in 2nd place on 37 points and Noel Kilduff in 3rd place on 36 points. There are 45 contestants still in with a shout of winning the €500 prize money as there is a max of 15 points available for the last 3 questions. Best of luck to everyone in the remainder of the competition !

GATHABAWN WALKING LOOP- Gathabawn Walking Loop was officially opened by Ear to the Ground presenter, Helen Carroll, last Sunday, Thanks to all who turned up.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - The first meeting for the parents of this years first communicants takes place tonight, Wednesday 10th at 8pm in the resource centre in Lisdowney.

MASS FOR THE SICK - Takes place every Friday in Lisdowney at 7.30pm

MASS FOR BEREAVED - A Mass in memory of patients of St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, who passed away in the past year will be celebrated tonight, Wednesday, 17th October 2012, at 7.30 pm at St. Canice’s Church, Kilkenny.

GET OFF THE COUCH - This is a free three week introduction to exercise taking place in Colaiste Mhuire at 11.30am on Wednesday 17th, 24th October and 1st Wednesday in November. The aim of the course is to encourage everyone, no matter what level, to become a little bit more active than they are. All are welcome.

BRIDGE - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8-week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

LORETTO SCHOOL - Enrolement for next years first years takes place from Monday 1st to 15th October. See website or contact school office re sdmission policy & application forms.

BADMINTON IN LISDOWNEY - Lisdowney Badminton club meets on Monday nights in Lisdowney Community Centre at 8.00pm. All welcome, new comers and more men needed. For information, please contact Eimear on 087 9684866 after 6pm.

COMMUNITY ALERT - Community Alert Awareness Week 2012 from 1st October 2012 until the 31st October 2012. Community Alert has been operating in rural Ireland since 1985 as a crime prevention programme. The programme is operated by Muintir na Tire in partnership with An Garda Síochána and harnesses the voluntary input of community members in almost 1,350 Community Alert groups which operate nationwide. It has over the years evolved into a Community Care, Safety and Crime Prevention Programme for rural communities. Each Community Alert group is organized on a recognized local community basis and has an elected committee and an associated Liaison Garda. The Community Alert volunteers regularly visit the Older Person in their own home to alleviate loneliness and isolation. They also ensure on their visits, that if the Older Person has a socially monitored alarm, that it is in working order and the Older Person is wearing their pendant. If smoke alarms have been fitted, they are also checked to ensure they are in working order. For further information on Community alert and projects in our area please check into the Lisdowney GAA website where full details are available.

JUNIOR HURLING – Lisdowney Junior team beat Barrow Rangers 0.12 to 0.9 last Sunday. Good luck in the next round, the draw and date and time unconfirmed at time of going to print so check the website.

UNDERAGE HURLING TRAINING - Underage hurling training will finish up on Saturday 20th with a fun day, all are welcome.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 1st October 2012, were 8, 9, 21, 26. There were no winners. Match three winners were Ann Carroll, Tommy Lennon, Josie Bergin and V Fitzpatrick. Next week’s jackpot is €5,300. The draw will be held on Monday, 15th October 2012, in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney.

COMHALTAS-Lisdowney Comhaltas group music lessons have resumed and take place in Lisdowney Resource Centre at 7.30 pm each Thursday. A limited number of places are available for new members.

PILATES- There are still a few spaces available in Pilates classes in Clontubrid for men, ladies, mixed and teenagers. Please phone 086 6611163 to book.

FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE -An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers is ongoing in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS - A Cancer Exercise Class will start in Clontubrid in early October. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

ZUMBA- Shape up before Christmas with Zumba Fitness- have fun, burn calories, lose weight and tone up! Zumba Toning classes are running in Durrow Community Hall 7.30pm from 4th October 2012 and from Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in the Community Hall, Freshford, at 7pm. For more information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707. All fitness levels are welcome.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP - Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group now meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. The next meeting will be held this Saturday, 29th September 2012. All welcome. For more information, please contact Avril on 087-7760082.

OASIS CHILDCARE CENTRE -All childcare schemes have started again at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Parents who have not yet enrolled in the ECCE, CCS and CETS scheme should now do so. Oasis After school is also commencing. Children will be collected from school, homework will be supervised and children will receive a hot healthy meal, lots of exercise and participation in their activity club. For enquiries, please contact Grace on 056-8832700 or visit Oasis Childcare Centre.

CARE TO DRIVE - A volunteer transport initiative in which Irish Cancer Society recruits and trains volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from hospital appointments. For more information call Gail on 01 2310566. or email

SOCCER- Saturday morning Soccer for Under 10s continues every Saturday at 12.00 in Woodview. Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s has resumed and will be held at 6 pm every Thursday evening at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players are very welcome.

SAORVIEW - The Muintir na Tíre Community Alert programme has been working with RTE to provide information to communities on the switchover from Analogue to Digital TV which is taking place on the 24th October 2012. This work has been done through an information campaign utilising Muintir’s national network of community volunteers both Community Alert and Community Council and is aimed at Older and Vulnerable people in communities who may need assistance in managing the Digital Switchover. A little over 335,000 households in Ireland currently receive their television channels exclusively through an aerial. These households will lose their television service if they do not make the switch to digital by the 24th October 2012. SAORVIEW is the new digital TV service. It will replace the analogue television service which will be switched off on 24th October 2012. If you are currently receiving your television service via an aerial only you need to take action. After the 24th October you will still need your aerial to receive the new digital TV Signal There are 3 simple rules regarding your TV aerial: 1. If you are currently receiving RTE One, RTE Two, TV3 and TG 4 – Your aerial is likely to be fine. 2. If you are currently receiving RTE One, RTE Two, TG 4 but not TV 3. - Aerial may be ok but will need readjustment. 3. You receive RTE One and RTE two, - You may need a new UHF aerial. The following applies to your TV: Once the Digital signal has been transmitted to the Aerial the television needs to be able to decode it. Older TV’s i.e more than 1 year old will need a SAORVIEW approved set–top box to be connected to the Television.SAORVIEW approved TV’s have a built in receiver which enables them to receive the digital signal directly and do not need a set top box. Further information is available fromSAORVIEW Lo Call 1890 222 012 or from your local Muintir na Tíre Community Group.

NEWS- If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during October and November.