Club Social Development Fundraiser- Dicksboro GAA club kick start their development fundraising next Friday night (21st) September with a launch of a Greyhound Benefit fundraiser in the PEMBROKE HOTEL, Patrick St from 9pm. The Boro are planning to raise €30,000 from a Greyhound Benefit Night which is taking place now on Friday night 26th October in St James Park, first race 8pm. The proceeds will be used to upgrade the front of the clubhouse in Palmerstown along with a complete refurbishment of the bar area which will be available for use for all club members, players, families and supporters of the club along with the wider communities of St Canice`s & St Mary`s parishes. These works are planned for 2013 and now Dicksboro GAA club, seeks the support of all its clubs members & supporters and the people of St. Canice’s & St. Mary’s parishes to bring Palmerstown into the 21st century for the benefit of all. Tickets €10 for the greyhound benefit night include admission + racecard + entry into a draw for €1500 in cash prizes, are being distributed throughout the club as an army of Boro foot soldiers prepare to burn shoe leather around the city parishes. All welcome to the Pembroke Hotel for the launch / social evening which includes finger food & music on the night - c`mon the Boro !
Under 21’s- Commiserations to Richie Mulrooney(manager) and Ollie Walsh, Cillian Buckley, Martin Gaffney, David Glynn and Danny Kenny who were on the Kilkenny under 21 panel who were defeated last weekend in the All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Final against Clare. Even in defeat it still a great honour to each of them, their families and their club to have been chosen to represent their county at the highest level at under 21 grade.
Minor’s- The last weekend of September will not only be an important weekend for Kilkenny hurling as the county senior team await the replay of their All Ireland final against Galway, but the day before, the ‘Boro minors are currently scheduled to take on St. Lachtain’s, who are this year’s league champions, in the semi final of the Roinn ‘A’ Championship. This is as a result of their powerhouse performance on Sunday last in their game against Graigue/Ballycallan. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, the ‘Boro lads still managed to go in at HT leading by 1-8 to 1-4 despite not playing to their full potential. The second half was all so different as we took control all over the field, holding Graigue to 0-2 in the second half, while we were scoring freely. FT Dicksboro 3-18 Graigue/Ballycallan 1-6. Panel: Darragh Holohan, Conor Doheny, Evan Cody, Thomas Carroll, Dylan Scott, Rory Glynn, Corey Cahill, Enda O’Donoghue, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Eoin Fennelly, Eoin Gough, Stephen Farrell, Shane O’Brien, Kevin Kenny, Paddy Cahill, Jamie Byrne, Andrew Gaffney, Marc Cudmore, Jason Carroll.
Under 12’s- Preparations are well advanced for the annual Dicksboro Under 11/12 tournaments which will take place in Palmerstown on this Saturday and which are kindly sponsored by Denis Molloy. The Mother of Fair Love School is this year’s beneficiary in this charity event which has proved a huge success in previous years and a great boost to the coffers of the school. The tournament will commence at 10am and is due to finish at 3pm and if any members wish to come along on the day to lend a hand, they certainly will not be sent away.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 13th September 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 18, 8, 10 and 28. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Millie and John Drennan c/o Jimmy Mulrooney, €50 to John Gaffney c/o Kitty Phelan, €40 to Patricia Burke c/o Ann Tynan, €25 to C. Phelan c/o Kathleen Bradley, €25 to Bella Scott c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Mark Kenny c/o Valerie Brennan, €25 to Siobhan O’Donnell c/o F&E Morrissey. Promoters prize of €30 to Phil Doyle and €20 to Denis Molloy. Our next jackpot will be for €3,650. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Anniversaries- Saturday 22nd September at 7.30pm, William McCormack. Sunday 23rd Sept at 10.30am, Derrick Bennett and Kay Cremins. Sunday 23rd Sept at 11.30am, Donal Walsh. Monday 24th Sept at 9.10am, James and Mary Long.
Parish Choir- Choir practice recommenced on Tuesday 17th at 7pm in the Church. New members are especially welcome to come along.
Senior Citizens Committee-St. Canice’s Senior Citizens committee will meet at Troy’s Court on Wednesday 19th Sept at 8pm. New members are welcome.
Memorial Stone- A memorial stone in honour of all babies who died before, during and after birth, will be dedicated and unveiled in St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Kilkenny on Saturday the 29th September at 2pm. A short Service of Remembrance will also take place.
Gala Concert- There will be a Gala Concert in aid of the African Slum Children Association with special guest, Liam Lawton and local artists in the Springhill Court Hotel on Thursday 20th September at 8pm. Admission €15. Students and OAP’s €12.
Arthritis Ireland-The newly-established Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host its first information evening in September on how to get started with exercise and stay motivated as part of Arthritis Ireland’s ‘Moving Is the Best Medicine’ campaign. This admission-free event will take place in the City Suite of Hotel Kilkenny on 26th September at 7:30pm. Featuring a number of expert speakers, including Lorna Raggett, Senior Occupational Therapist who will present on the role of the occupational therapist and patient education in lifestyle management, and Caitriona Corr, Development Officer with Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, it promises to be a fun and informative evening.
Renewal & Responsibility-Empowering today’s Church for Ownership and Outreach. To commemorate the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Dioceses of Ossory and Waterford & Lismore, are offering an opportunity, over four gatherings, to explore the responsibility we all have within our Church communities: 24th Sept. 7-9pm. The Church is the World: Beyond hostility and shame to responsibility and hope. Sandra Cullen: 1st Oct. 7–9p.m. A Teaching Church: Our role in handing on Faith. Liam Power: 6th Oct 10am-1pm. Empowering: All in decision. Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.
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.
Parish Registration- 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.