Ballyragget: Under 12 team had an impressive win over Emeralds

TIDY TOWNS COMPETITION 2012-The tidy town results will be revealed early next month and the presentation of flowers in the town forms an integral part of the competition, helping to gain marks. As the theft of flowers around the town continues (hence the tidy towns not acquiring these important marks) the installation of cameras is hoped to thwart any further theft of flowers. Meanwhile the tidy towns clean up continues in August starting from the Square every Wednesday at 8pm. Your support is much appreciated – every little helps. Thanks to the C.E.S. team for their work in ensuring Donoughmore Graveyard was clean and tidy for the annual cemetery mass.

TIDY TOWNS COMPETITION 2012-The tidy town results will be revealed early next month and the presentation of flowers in the town forms an integral part of the competition, helping to gain marks. As the theft of flowers around the town continues (hence the tidy towns not acquiring these important marks) the installation of cameras is hoped to thwart any further theft of flowers. Meanwhile the tidy towns clean up continues in August starting from the Square every Wednesday at 8pm. Your support is much appreciated – every little helps. Thanks to the C.E.S. team for their work in ensuring Donoughmore Graveyard was clean and tidy for the annual cemetery mass.

BOOK CLUB-The book for September for the Hogan Stand Book Club is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 4th September 2012 in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome. Regards,

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS-Numbers Drawn- 5, 8, 11, 15. Jackpot Winner – No winner. Next week’s venue – The Hogan Stand. Jackpot is €14,150 Tickets €2.

TEAM NEWS-St Patricks Gaa Club Hurling News, The St. Patricks Intermediate team were in action in terrible conditions on Thursday night last against Fenians in the Alyward Cup Final at John’s Park. The game was tough fought and it was nearly dark by the end, Ballyragget fought hard for the win but in the end it was the Johnstown men that came out on top.

Ballyragget men were in action at county level on Saturday against Galway with both Kevin Kelly and Geoff Brennan lining out in the Intermediate semi final. Joe Brennan was also a sub on the Kilkenny County Senior Panel that saw off the Tipperary men at Croke Park on Sunday. Good Luck to Kilkenny under 21’s this coming Saturday against Galway with 5 representatives on the panel. They are Kevin Kelly, Geoff Brennan, James Gannon, Michael Brennan, and Stephen Staunton.

NAOMH BRID CAMOGIE CLUB-The under 12 team had an impressive win over Emeralds in the county quarter final ,at Urlingford, on Saturday August 12th.The return of some players from holidays strengthened the team and they avenged an earlier loss, in the group stages of the competition. Naomh Brid led at half time by 2-1 to 0-1, thanks to goals from Katie Brennan after five minutes, Mary Kate Brennan after ten and Zara Gunner’s point, after fourteen minutes play. An early exchange of second half goals kept us four points ahead and Katie Brennan’s goal after seven minutes gave great encouragement. Emeralds fought back with a goal four minutes later, but late points from Katie Brennan and Zara Gunner clinched victory and a semi final place for Naomh Brid. The final score was 4-3 to 3-0. Great credit goes to the squad who all played well and gave of their best. Well done also to team coach, Aidan Morrissey, who has worked positively with them throughout the season. Team and scorers- Sinead Walshe, Niamh Morrissey, Emer O’ Doherty, Sheila Brophy, Lauren Phelan, Katie Brennan (2-1) Sinead Morrissey, Kate Maher, Zara Gunner (0-2), Mary Kate Brennan (1-0) Zoe Gleeson and Michaela Ryan. Subs Kiara Walshe and Chieu Phelan (second half). The club extends its best wishes to Clodagh O’ Doherty, who is currently injured.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION-Thanks to all who so generously supported the recent church-gate collection for the Irish Heart Foundation in Ballyragget and Ballyouskill. A grand total of €534.19 was collected – thanks to all for their support.

LISDOWNEY CAMOGIE CLUB-Lisdowney Camogie club wish to thank everyone who supported them at their recent bag-pack in Supervalu. Thanks to the management and staff of Supervalu for their help and support.

COMPUTER COURSES- Computers for communications classes will take place in Castlecomer Community Hall from Wednesday August 29th, 7-9pm. These classes cover Internet and Email, Facebook, digital photography and Skype. They are a good informal introduction to computers for beginners and take place over 5x2 hour classes.2. Dates are now in the diary for the next round of job search workshops. They will be offered around the county again and are good chance for people to develop confidence and job search strategies. It is also an opportunity to get information about local training and supports. The workshop is open to all and free of charge. Date August 28th Location, O’Loughlin Court, Kilkenny September 19th Urlingford October 17th Callan (Droichead FRC) November 7th Castlecomer

RELAY FOR LIFE-Relay For Life is coming to Kilkenny. What is Relay For Life? At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey. Relay For Life is an overnight, community celebration and a unique, empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to CELEBRATE Cancer Survivors and to REMEMBER those who have left us. We are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the CELEBRATION. Our Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of July, 2013 at Scanlon Park, Kilkenny. We are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay, for 24 hours, because cancer never sleeps!! Otherwise team members are free to socialise, 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, Contact the following.Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2369225 or 087 2925805

GET WELL EAMONN-Best wishes to Eamonn Downey who is home from hospital and recovering well from his recent operation. Eamonn and Eva would like to thank all for their best wishes and kind offers of help during his illness - needless to say Kilkenny’s super win on Sunday put a smile on Eamonn’s face.

FETAC COURSES- A FETAC accredited Basic Guarding Skills course will be offered in O’Loughlin Court, Kilkenny on Monday September 3rd. This course offers the basic level of certification for working in retail security and takes place between 9am and 6pm. The course will be offered by Kilkenny Leader Partnership and is free to people who are unemployed. The Kilkenny LEADER Partnership Project Placement Programme Kick Start will run between October and December. This programme offers the 6 weeks project-led pre-placement training followed by a 6 week part-time work placement with a host company. A new Horticulture course will be starting in Castlecomer in September. The course will take place 2 mornings a week from September to June. The Back to Education Initiative (County Kilkenny VEC) provide the course free of charge to anyone who does not have a Leaving Certificate. Contact Una McGrath in Kilkenny LEADER Partnership on 087-653-6352 for more information on any of the above. Regards,

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL-Brookville Spin the Wheel results for Friday 3th August – In house draw - €80– Robert Little. Jackpot spin won by Shem Healy €60 and the seller’s prize of €25 was won by Tony Stapleton. Next week’s jackpot is €1850 and will be held in Fitzpatrick’s. Tickets for sale at €2 – Be in it to win it!

CHRISTMAS MARKET-St Lazerian’s House, Bagnelstown is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday 18th November from 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission €5 Children see Santa and adults will be served tea/coffee, scones + cream and jam and mince pies Lots of stalls and homemade Christmas cakes and puddings and excellent raffle prizes If you would like to donate a bottle for the bottle stall or hold a stall please contact us on 059 9721146

BROOKVILLE MANAGER-Brookville soccer club would like to wish the newly appointed management team of Niall Bolger, James Dowling, Stephen hickey and all the players the very best of luck for the upcoming 2012/13 season as they try to gain promotion to the 1st division of the Kilkenny and district league, something the club hasn’t achieved since the 1992/93 season.

CHURCH EVENTS-Ministers for the Word .Month of August – Team A; Team Leader – Eileen Mulhall

Eucharistic Adoration- in the O’Gorman Home Oratory every Tuesday morning 10am – 12 noon. Please come along and spend some time in the Presence of God. Please have anniversaries and notices for the newsletter in by 2 pm on Thursdays. All anniversaries will be included but months minds and 1st anniversaries will have to take precedence in masses for the dead.

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