St Canices with Edmund Nolandicksboropro@gmail.com

Fantasy Cheltenham Fundraiser - This year Dicksboro will participate in the Cheltenham Fantasy Fundraiser co-ordinated by Castlecomer GAA club. For a mere €20 ticket you select four horses each day over the four days of Cheltenham, (12th-15th March) to be in with a chance of winning a daily prize of €400 or an overall prize of €2,000. Horses may be selected on line / by phone / text each day and points are awarded on the result of each race. See full details on www.dicksborogaa.com. Entry tickets will be on sale from club members soon or also you can enter online on www.fantasycheltenham.ie & select DICKSBORO as your club. All ticket purchases / online registrations must be complete by Mon 11th. Queries or to buy tickets contact club co-ordinator Paschal Bergin on 086 3146507.

Fantasy Cheltenham Fundraiser - This year Dicksboro will participate in the Cheltenham Fantasy Fundraiser co-ordinated by Castlecomer GAA club. For a mere €20 ticket you select four horses each day over the four days of Cheltenham, (12th-15th March) to be in with a chance of winning a daily prize of €400 or an overall prize of €2,000. Horses may be selected on line / by phone / text each day and points are awarded on the result of each race. See full details on www.dicksborogaa.com. Entry tickets will be on sale from club members soon or also you can enter online on www.fantasycheltenham.ie & select DICKSBORO as your club. All ticket purchases / online registrations must be complete by Mon 11th. Queries or to buy tickets contact club co-ordinator Paschal Bergin on 086 3146507.

Annual Mass-The annual Mass for deceased members of Dicksboro GAA club will take place on Friday night 15th March in Palmerstown at 8pm followed by light refreshments - All welcome.

Colleges Senior Hurling-No less than nine of the starting thirty players in the Leinster Colleges Corn Uí Dhuil final, played last Sunday in Nowlan Pk between Kilkenny CBS and St. Kieran’s College were Dicksboro clubmen. Whoever won this Leinster title, it was also going to be a ‘Boro man collecting the cup, as Robbie Fitzpatrick was captain of the CBS, while Eoin Gough held the captaincy honour for St. Kierans. As it turned out, it was Robbie’s day but Eoin may yet have his day as St. Kieran’s now go into the quarter final of the All Ireland, while CBS are in the semi final. Well done to all the lads and congratulations to the CBS team on winning this provincial title. Panel members from both schools: Eoin Gough, Stephen Farrell, Daragh Holohan, Evan Cody, Dylan Scott, Corey Cahill, Robbie Fitzpatrick(Capt), Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Conor Doheny and Jason Carroll.

Fitzgibbon Cup-Last weekend saw UCC defeat Mary Immaculate College of Limerick in the Fitzgibbon Cup final by five points. At the heart of the Cork outfits defence was ‘Boro man, David Glynn, holding a pivotal role at full back. Congratulations David on your well earned Fitzgibbon medal.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €3,050 was not won on Thursday, February 28th 2013. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 11 and 14. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Kathleen Grogan c/o Jimmy Mulrooney, €50 to Richie Browne c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Brian Power c/o Kitty Phelan, €25 to Jimmy Heffernan c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Ronan Maher c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Rita Gaule c/o Gina McGrath, €25 to George Lee c/o ‘Top Oil’. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher, €20 to Paddy Cahill. Our next jackpot will be for €3,200. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

St Patrick’s Day Parade - After last years success as the most entertaining float in the St Patricks Day Parade, Dicksboro will enter a float & a juvenile parade-the theme of this year`s parade is to celebrate the year of the Gathering - any inspiring ideas / want to get involved give Sean Keane a call on 087 8772688. A meeting in preparation will be circulated to all members soon.

Camogie Training-Camogie training for all age groups from under six to under twelve will start on this Saturday 9th March at 9.45am in Palmerstown. If you are not registered, you may do so on the day.

Membership - Reminder, outstanding membership for 2013 for players & non playing members can be returned by post to club registrar Niall O Gorman or club secretary Pat Moylan - please return the prefilled membership forms received recently in post & due fees. Players must be registered pre-31st March to ensure cover under the GAA Player Injury scheme !

Family Race Day at Gowran Park - All clubs are being asked to support Kilkenny GAA by coming to a special days racing in Gowran Park on Sat 23rd March. Each club have been given thirty adult tickets to sell at €10 with free admission for U16s. The Kilkenny hurlers will attend on the day with the McCarthy Cup with other novelties on the day. Will be a great family day out for club members. A bus, subject to numbers, will run from Palmerstown, for adults & accompanied u16s on the day ! Interested ring Pat Moylan 087 9266042.

Anniversaries- Saturday 9th March at 7.30p.m. Paddy Dore. Sunday 10th March at 9.30a.m, Breda Egan, Sycamores. Sunday 10th March at 10.30a.m, Thomas Clifford, Pearse St. Sunday 10th March at 11.30a.m. Ann Dowling. Thursday 14th March at 9.10am, Ellen Reid and Mgt O’Dwyer.

Troy’s Court-St. Canice’s Parish Senior Citizens Easter Mass and Sacrament of the sick will be held in Troy’s Court on Wednesday 13th March at 3p.m.

Dinner Delivery Service- St Canice’s Parish Homes, Dinner Delivery Service is now up and running. If you are just home from hospital or simply finding it difficult to cook a hot meal every day, then why not make it easy on yourself and give us a call. We deliver a hot meal and dessert 7 days per week with the help of our volunteer drivers. All meals are freshly prepared and cooked in our kitchen in Troy’s Court, by our qualified and experienced chef. We cater for all special diets e.g. diabetics, coeliacs, vegetarians, etc.,If you would like a meal delivered, please contact Frances 056763117 or 0877773382’’.

Easter Raffle-St. Canice’s Co Ed annual Easter Raffle will take place on Wednesday March 20th just prior to the Easter holidays. The main prize this year is an iPad. The strength of this raffle every year is the volume of prizes on offer-usually at least 50! We rely on your generosity for donations of prizes. All items for the raffle can be dropped into the secretary at reception. Tickets will go out on sale on Thursday March 7th.

Credit Union Quiz-Well done to St. Canice’s Co Ed Senior A quiz team who came 2nd in the Credit Union Quiz. After a hitch on the quiz night, the team of Finian Breen, Ian O’Keeffe, Amy O’Connell and Ultan Conroy was called back for a rematch with C.B.S. for 1st position and was narrowly beaten.

Green Flag-Last week St. Canice’s Co Ed had a visit from An Taisce’s Green Flag team. A huge amount of work has been done on “Biodiversity” in the school. Our Green Day was a fantastic success. The whole school community has become increasingly aware of the need to “Nurture Nature” and hopefully will continue the good habits for life. Check out the Green Flag link on www.stcanices.net for news, updates and photos. Thanks to Mr Crowley and the Green Committee for all their work in co-ordinating and implementing the Green Flag Plan of Action.

CBS Parents Council-The C.B.S Secondary School Parents Council would like you to join them for a night of ceol, caint agus craic, featuring local artists in aid of Zambia Immersion Project on Friday 8th March 2013 in the Pembroke Hotel at 8.30pm. All are welcome. Tickets (€5) are available from Council members or available at the door.

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.

Man’s Action Network -Day Trip to Titanic Experience Cobh & Cork City Goal on 16th April. Cost €45 includes bus, admission fees & 4 Course Dinner. Leaving Butts Green Car Park at 8.30a.m. Contact Larry at 086 1290284, Bill at 7780876, or Eamonn at 7789749.

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 glenmore@ossory.ie.

Kilkenny Medjugorje Pilgrimage-Sat 1st June to Sat 8th June. Cost (inc. Tax and Insurance €609 if €50 deposit is paid before 16th Feb.) €659 after 16th Feb. Contact Ann, 7765840 or 086 8825622.