St. Canice’s - Volunteer drivers are urgently required

Senior Football-Dicksboro Senior footballers got off to a great start in the League with an impressive win over Mullinavat last Saturday. The match was held in Palmerstown under very good conditions.

Senior Football-Dicksboro Senior footballers got off to a great start in the League with an impressive win over Mullinavat last Saturday. The match was held in Palmerstown under very good conditions.

The ‘Boro team were definitely the most dominant throughout the game and were worth their win. Scores for both teams were slow to come by in the first half with a halftime score of Dicksboro 0-4 Mullinavat 0-2. Both teams failed to capitalise on penalties awarded to them, ours coming in the first half and a great save from Shane Maher in the second half to stop Mullinavat’s penalty. Mullinavat did have another good goal chance during the second half but another save from Shane thwarted them. Final score, Dicksboro 0-11 Mullinavat 0-8. Panel: Shane Maher, DD Molloy, Ciarán Gough, Enda Malone, Eoin McCormack, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Cillian Starr, Paul O’Flynn, Marco Ruessman, Tom Manning, Derek O’Gorman, Ger O’Donoghue, Cillian Breathnach, P. Higgins, Niall Morrissey, Sam Morrissey.

Lotto Presentation-A great crowd turned out in Palmerstown last Thursday night for the presentation of the cheque to the very popular winner of our Lotto jackpot, Tom Rafter. Tom had won our jackpot on 3rd January. Tom and his wife Eileen wanted to make the night a celebration of all the lotto promoters and a large number of these were in attendance. The lucky winner very kindly supplied refreshments to all in what was a very enjoyable night. A photographic slideshow of the night can be seen on the Dicksboro website,

Lotto Results- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €2,450 was not won on Thursday, January 31st 2013. The numbers drawn were 20, 22, 25 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Ann Kerwick c/o Ann Kerwick, €50 to Patricia Treacy c/o John Treacy, €40 to Paddy Campbell c/o Maura Clifford, €25 to Matt Canavan c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Samantha Malone c/o Kitty Phelan, €25 to John Kennedy c/o John Kennedy, €25 to Davy Dalton c/o Davy Dalton. Promoters prize of €30 to John Kennedy, €20 to Gerry O’Neill. Our next jackpot will be for €2,600. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Registration Evening- Registration Evening A Big Success - A huge crowd turned up last Friday evening for Dicksboro`s registration night for all members & players from U6 to over 66`s. The buzz in Palmerstown was a joy to behold as youngsters happily munched through treats as their parents did the needful to register for the coming season. Parents too enjoyed complimentary refreshments as they conversed with the various club mentors & officials. A viewing of last year’s All Ireland final series was warmly received & fond memories of last September & October relived. As outlined to members, Dicksboro`s family membership, (€180) option now also covers membership of the Camogie club for all girls in the family up to 18 years of age. Members who didn’t make the registration night are asked to send on membership forms & due fees to either club registrar Niall O`Gorman or to club secretary Pat Moylan as soon as possible. NB - Players are reminded that membership fees must be paid before 31st March to ensure cover under the Players Injury Scheme / medical expense cover !

Best wishes-Best wishes on a speedy recovery to our Treasurer, Seamus Rochford following his recent mishap.

Anniversaries- Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm, Terry Deevy-Months Mind. Sunday 9th February at 9.30am, Seamus Connolly, Butts Green. Sunday 9th February at 10.30am, Thomas Hackett, Kennyswell. Sunday 9th February at 11.30am, Margaret McGarry.

Volunteer Drivers- Volunteer drivers are urgently required assist with Home Dinner Delivery Service, especially weekend Drivers .Only requires one hour of your time but it would be much appreciated. Please contact Frances on 0567763117 for more information. Home Dinner Delivery Service is now up and running from St Canice’s Homes for the Elderly, Troy’s Court, seven days per week. If you or someone you know wish to avail of this service then why not contact Frances on 056 7763117.

Homes for the Elderly- One vacant house for immediate occupancy. If you are over 65 years old, independent/have low dependency care needs and would like to take advantage of living in a safe and secure monitored environment, then why not get in touch with us for more information. Contact the Manager, Frances Gilligan on 056-7763117.

Senior Citizens- St. Canice’s Senior Citizens Committee meeting on Wednesday 6th February, at 8p.m. in Troy’s Court.

Bereavement Support- Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold “A Healing Group” for people who have been bereaved by suicide for at least six months. This group will meet for 6 weeks in a row. This year the meetings will take place in Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Kilkenny commencing on Tuesday 19th February at 8.00pm and will continue on the following Tuesday nights. Information, please phone 056-7756538 or 087-9610334.

Annual Triduum-The Annual Triduum in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place in the Black Abbey from 9th to 11th February. Sacrament of the Sick on Sunday 10th Feb at 3p.m. Retired Bishop Willie Walsh of the Diocese of Killaloe is main preacher. (See Poster in Church).

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

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.

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.