BEST WISHES EIMEAR - Best wishes to Eimear Walsh, Lodge, who will represent County Kilkenny in the Community Games Under 14s Long Puck Final in Athlone on Sunday. Eimear won the County Kilkenny finals in June.
SUCCESS FOR RORY - Congrats to Rory Hickey, Captain of the Lisdowney Junior Team, who had an outstanding game for Kilkenny in the All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Semi Final against Galway in Tullamore on Saturday afternoon. Rory scored an impressive 13 points. Kilkenny won the game 0-21 to 1-13.
CLONTUBRID BBQ THANK YOU- The Parents’ Council of Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, wish to thank all who supported their annual fundraising barbeque, which was held on Friday night in Mackeys’ Bar, Gathabawn. They particularly wish to thank all who donated prizes and bought tickets, along with those who turned up on the night.
UNDER 14 HURLING LEAGUE FINAL - The Under 14 League Hurling Final between Mooncoin and Lisdowney was held last Wednesday week, 8th August 2012, in Bennettsbridge. The team lined out as Liam Dunphy, David Fitzpatrick, Kevin O’Sullivan, Ewan Hills, Mark Fitzpatrick, Stephen Delaney, Laurence Campion, David O’Carroll, James Phelan, Gary O’Sullivan, Brian Kavanagh 2:07, Niall Brennan 0:01, Jack McGree, Cathal Jordan and Ben Tallis. The backs played exceptionally well and Kevin O’Sullivan could be considered man of the match. Brian Kavanagh scored all but one of Lisdowney’s scores with Niall Brennan making up the balance. At half time, Lisdowney were up 1:05 to 0:05. Lisdowney had two lucky goals and made a few good saves, this was probably the difference between the two teams. Mooncoin got a penalty in injury time but it was too little, was poorly struck and the Lisdowney keeper saved it. Final score was 2:08 to 8 points in favour of Lisdowney.
LISDOWNEY JUNIOR TEAM - Well done to the Lisdowney Junior Team who had a decisive win over Cloneen in the second round of the Northern Championship in Castlecomer on Saturday evening.
CAMOGIE BLITZ - Well done to the Lisdowney Under 10 Camogie Team who performed brilliantly in Saturday’s blitz in Lisdowney. Teams from Freshford, Ballyragget and Gowran travelled to Lisdowney for the event.
UNDER 6s - Well done also to the Lisdowney Under 6 Hurling Team who togged out for their first game against Ballyragget in Lisdowney on Saturday.
MINORS - The Lisdowney Minor Hurling team bowed out of the championship last week after being beaten by Johnstown in Freshford.
MATCH REPORTS - For full match reports and photos please log on to the Lisdowney GAA website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie
LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 13th August 2012, were 1, 12, 26 and 28 .There were no winners. Match three winners were Ann Carroll, Mick Hickey, Claire Bolton and the O’Hara family. Next week’s jackpot is €4,600. The draw will be held on Monday, 27th August 2012, in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn.
UNDERAGE TRAINING - Underage hurling training continues each Saturday morning at 10 am for Under 12s, Under 10s, Under 8s and Under 6s at Lisdowney Hurling Field. Well done to David Herlihy and Alan Dunphy who were the winners of the weekly draw last Saturday.
SOCCER - Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s will resume at 6 pm this Thursday evening, 23rd August 2012, at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players will be very welcome.
CAO OFFERS - Congrats to everyone in the parish who received their CAO offers on Monday and who will be heading off to third level education shortly.
DANCEWISE ACADEMY - Dance and Performing Arts Classes for girls and boys age 4 - 18 years Enrolment Evening will be held this Thursday, 23rd August 2012, from 6-8pm in Freshford Community Hall. For more information please contact Melissa on 086-3349692 or Michele on 086-3714029.
RELAY FOR LIFE - A Relay For Life event is being organised for Kilkenny next year. At Relay For Life, hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey. It is an overnight, community celebration and a unique, empowering and fun event. The organisers say that at the heart of Relay is the opportunity to celebrate people who have survived cancer and to remember those who have passed away. They are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the event. The Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st July 2013, at Scanlon Park, Kilkenny. They are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay for 24 hours. Otherwise team members are free to socialie , have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment. If you think that you would like to be part of this event in any way you are asked to contact Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2369225 or 087 2925805.
ADULT EDUCATION - Colaiste Mhuire in Johnstown will shortly commence their PLC FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses in Business and Secretarial Studies, Business Administration, Engineering Technology with Agricultural modules, Early Childhood Care and Education (level 5) and Early Childhood Care and Education (level 6). Castlecomer Community School will commence their Fetac Level 5 Certificates in Business and Computers and Childcare with Special Needs. For more information, please contact either school.
NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to firstname.lastname@example.org or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before 7 pm on Sunday nights for August and September.