Urlingford - Well done girls -

Gerry Grace


Gerry Grace



Congratulations to the Emeralds U-12 Camogie team on a marvellous victory over a brave St. Anne’s (Johnstown/Galmoy) team in the County Final played in Tullaroan recently. The final score was Emeralds 7-06, St. Anne’s 4-00. It was an evenly contested match but on the day Emeralds had the greater scoring power. The team was: Courtney Neary, Laura Power, Emma Dunphy, Clodagh Ahern, Sophie Pembroke, Rachel Butler, Emily Kavanagh, Kathryn Quinn, Megan Ryan(capt), Rachel Hawkes, Emma Phelan, Leagh Phelan Mia Ryan, Lyka Gelbelingo, Ruth Ryan, Cora Norton, Aisling Hickey, Kathlyn Cleere, Lucy Kavanagh and Louise Wellwood. Everyone on the team played to their full potential and all substitutes played and contributed greatly to the team performance. This team has trained extremely hard since last March and they have progressed significantly during the season. They have a very bright future and further honours are not far away. Sincere thanks must go to the parents for their continued support and encouragement during the year. A special word of thanks to Anna Mockler Ryan of “Anna Danielle Hair Salon” on sponsoring a new set of U-12 jerseys, which were presented to the team at the U-12 Blitz held in Urlingford in June. Mentors for the year were PJ Butler, Kevin Pembroke, Danny Ryan and Anna Ryan.


A Cookery Demonstration by Edward Hayden - A Taste of Christmas - will be held on Thursday, 10th October in Urlingford Community Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets: E15. Proceeds to Emeralds Club - Danielle for Mayor. A great night is guaranteed.


There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so prize fund is now E6,000.. Jackpot is E4,000. There was one match three numbers winning E200: John Tobin. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Ryan Lahart, Fr O. Maher, John Tobin, Staisa Neville, Aiden Curran jnr. Promoter’s prize: Bridget Tobin.


Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: Bernard Kavanagh, Main St; Pat and Kathleen O’Gorman, Kildrenagh; Dr Henry Leahy.


Next whist drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown, is on Saturday, October 5. Proceeds in aid of North Kilkenny Branch, Irish Wheelchair Association.

TONE UP - Want to tone up and improve those fitness levels, then why not try EB Fitness, aerobics and body conditioning classes in Graine Hall every Tuesday night 7.45pm-8.30pm. Classes are €6. For more information or to book a place contact Eilish on 085-7879842.


Are staging their upcoming production of Tommy Marren’s play, “It’s The Real McCoy” on October 18th,19th & 20th at 8pm nightly in Gowran Parish Hall. Admission €8. Seating is limited so booking is essential. Booking:0871331130.

SVP - Will hold a collection in Urlingford and Graine this coming Saturday and Sunday. Please support.

ST JOSEPH’S - Young Priest Society will hold their monthly meeting in Graine Church this Friday, October 4 after 7pm Mass.

SALE OF WORK - Will be held in the Community Hall on Sunday, 17th November from 1pm to 5pm. We are looking for: toys, books, unwanted household items and all brick-a-brac, in fact all items considered but no clothes please. To arrange collection for delivery pleas phone Catherine 087 9818206 or Geraldine 087 7520860. All proceeds in aid of Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party.

BOOKSTALL - A few copies left of each of the following: Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots E3. In the Friendship of God - a handbook of devotion to the Holy Souls in purgatory E4. Holy Souls Rosary Beads E4.50.

ALZHEIMER CAFÉ - In Harry’s Bar, Langtons from 11 am to 1pm today (Wednesday). For people with dementia and/or family carers to meet, chat and exchange information. Talk from solicitor about making a will and enduring power of attorney at 12.30pm. Free tea/coffee and scones.


Opening School Year mass will be celebrated this Friday, 4th October at 9.30am. All family members are invited to attend.


Will be celebrated in Urlingford on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 10am in St Patrick’s Church, Graine.


All Masses celebrated in the Parish Church are available on 95.6fm, please bring this notice to those who are no longer able to attend.

STUDY In Graine Hall, from 10am to 2pm and will continue every Saturday until Halloween break. All students are welcome. For more information contact Helen on 086 3994204.


Top score: Aggie Keohan, Mary Burke, Mary Doheny, Bridget Walsh, Bridie Bergin, Siobhan Healy, Eileen Phelan, Mary McElligot, Michael Maher, Robert Caldbeck, Mary McEvoy, Pat Delaney, Liam Healy. Raffle: Aggie Keoghan, Mary McEvoy, Mary Burke, Christy Mooney, Anna Brennan, Jo Holland. Next whist IWC, North Kilkenny Branch, Saturday, 5th October.


Will hold their monthly meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 7pm, this will be followed at 7.30pm by the first talk and demonstration of our ‘Healthy Eating and Nutrition’ Course given by Eileen Bowden. Those wishing to attend please contact Geraldine at 056 8835104 or any member of the guild.


The mobile contact for the coordinator is 086 0718888. So if you see a car or van acting suspiciously in the Parish, then contact the above mobile number with as much detail as possible. This info may include location, car registration, colour make and number of passengers. We can then check out this vehicle with the Garda and alert members if this car is of interest to the Gardai. In addition one may contact the Gardai in Urlingford 056 8831133 or mobile 086 8580628, Castlecomer Station 056 4440650 or Kilkenny 056 7775000 which is open all day and night. Please note, if at all possible try and get registration number of suspicious vehicles rambling around our parish. This makes our response time much faster and a quicker response from the Gardai. In addition make sure to lock up all premises when leaving your base.


First and third Friday of each month at 2.30-5.30pm.


Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.