Lisdowney - Adult volunteers needed for Foróige

GO GREEN FOR O’NEILL CENTRE-On Friday 15th March local businesses are dawning the green in support of the O’Neill Centre. Businesses are asked to encourage staff and customers to get in the mood for St Patrick’s day and to donate a few euro to this worthy cause.

GO GREEN FOR O’NEILL CENTRE-On Friday 15th March local businesses are dawning the green in support of the O’Neill Centre. Businesses are asked to encourage staff and customers to get in the mood for St Patrick’s day and to donate a few euro to this worthy cause.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART -Congratulations to the medal winners in the recent Lisdowney Community Games Art Competition. The winners were as follows: Girls Under 6 – Emily Tallis (gold) and Ellie O’Connor (silver); Boys Under 6 – Noah Scott (gold); Girls Under 8 – Aine Holohan (gold) and Ciara Delaney (silver); Boys Under 8 – Conor O’Gorman (gold) and Cathal Tallis (silver); Girls Under 10 – Niamh McEvoy (gold) and Eva Tallis/Grace Fogarty (joint silver); Boys Under 10 – Alan Dunphy (gold) and Tadhg Blanchfield (silver); Girls Under 12 – Laura O’Gorman (gold) and Eimear Tallis (silver); Boys Under 12 – Eoin Delaney (gold) and Luke Holohan (silver); Girls Under 14 – Amy Dunphy (gold) and Ruth Campion (silver); Boys Under 14 – Hugh Murphy (gold) and Stevie Dunne (silver); Girls Under 16 – Niamh Kenny (gold). The medal winners from Under 8 up to Under 16 have now qualified for the County Kilkenny Community Games Art Competition Finals which will be held on Wednesday, 13th March 2013, from 6.30 – 9 pm in Bennettsbridge Hall. Children should bring their own colours. Paper will be provided. Entry is €2 per child. Best of luck to all of the young Lisdowney artists in the county finals. A special word of thanks to Anne McGree, Graigueswood, who kindly judged the local art competition again this year.

HANDWRITING-Judging in the Lisdowney Community Games Handwriting Competition is currently underway.

COMMUNITY GAMES QUIZ -Best wishes to the Lisdowney Community Games Under 14 Table Quiz teams who will represent Lisdowney at the County Kilkenny Community Games Quiz Final, which will be held this Friday, 8th March 2013, at 8 pm in the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny. The teams are: Eimear Walsh, Claire O’Carroll, James Phelan, Chloe Mullins (team 1); and Laura O’Sullivan, Aoibheann Murphy, David O’Carroll and Ellen O’Carroll (team 2).

GAA BORD Na nOG-Lisdowney Bord Na nOG will bag pack on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March at Supervalu Ballyragget. The rota will run from 10am - 8pm both days. Slots on rota will be for 2 hours e.g. 10am - 12noon. Please text your name, preferred date and time slot to 086 6995003. Parents/Guardians are asked to volunteer 2 hours to this fund raising exercise for the Lisdowney Pitch Development fund.

TREES NEEDED-Trees are urgently required as part of firewood fundraising activities for the hurling club. This is one of the main club fundraisers, but they are running low in timber. Please contact Stephen on 086 2770217. Timber Cutters also needed on Tuesday nights.

RACQUETBALL -Anyone who has not yet played their matches please do so as soon as possible. For more information contact Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545.

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL HURLING-Good luck to all the Lisdowney lads who are involved in the Colaiste Mhuire Junior Team who meet Causeway from Kerry in the All Ireland Semi final on Saturday in Limerick.

CASTLECOMER SCHOOL CHOIR-Good luck to Castlecomer school choir who will compete in the Kilkenny Music Festival. Niall Buckley from Lisdowney is involved with the choir

JUVENILE BADMINTON-Juvenile badminton continues on Friday nights at 7.30pm.

NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLEMENT-All three schools in the parish are currently enrolling for the coming year. For Scoil Bhride National School, Lisdowney contact 056-8833495 or email For Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, contact 056 8832417 For Creenkill National School contact 056 8832111

KEEP WALKING-From Clontubrid Car park on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.00am then Tuesday and Friday evening at 6.30pm. Please call 086 1985251 and let us know what times would suit you, if you wish to walk with us but the times dont suit. The Parent’s Council of Scoil Naomh Fiachra are looking for volunteers to do the mini Marathon in June, but this walking is open to all people who would like to get together and walk. In a few weeks we will start the Couch to 5K programme for those who wish to do it.

FIRST COMMUNION-Dates for First Holy Communion in the parish this year are Saturday 11th May in Clontubrid, and Saturday 18th May in Lisdowney.

ADORATION-Adoration will be held every Friday in Lent from 7 pm in Lisdowney Church, followed by Mass at 7.30 pm.

FIRST FRIDAY-Usual visitation of the sick will take place. Please contact the Parish Priest if you know of anyone who would like him to call.

REFLECTION-A Lenten journey with the Sunday Gospels continues in Castlecomer on 7th and 14th March from 7.30 to 8.30pm in Castlecomer Community Hall.

LISDOWNEY GAA & CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO-The numbers drawn in the lotto on 18th February were 5, 12, 24 and 25. There was no winner. Match 3 winners Eoin Sherman, Paul Tallis and Morgan Kelly. Next draw is in Downeys

WANTED: Adult Volunteers for Foróige-Foróige Kilkenny is looking for volunteers countywide to help them grow and support their youth work initiatives. Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18 nationwide by working with more than 5,125 volunteers to involve some 64,000 young people annually in our groups and programmes. Foróige’s diversity and richness means that there is a Foróige fit for you whether that is volunteering in a youth club, youth café, special interest group, project, mentoring or assisting with events or fundraising.

Be the person that makes that difference, become a Foróige volunteer today! Interested? Contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on or 086 2997677 for more information on how you can make a difference. For more information on Foróige check out or like us on Facebook

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE-Tullaroan Community Cente are holding a Fund-raising Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday March 10th, 3 - 6 p.m. Music by CHECKERS. Admission 10.00 includes Tea,cakes, hot and cold finger food, and raffle. Proceeds go toward improvements to the community centre in Tullaroan

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST TALK-BunScoil McAulely Rice presents an evening with David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny on Thursday March 14th 2013 @ 8pm. Tickets €15 from Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny 056 7750200, RollerCoaster Records, Kieran St., Kilkenny 056 7763669, Kerwick’s Newsagents, Callan phone 056 7725121, BunScoil McAuley Rice, Calllan phone 056 7725674

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 for the months of February and March.