Kilmanagh- A ‘Love cake’ for the Home Care Team

MR. BILLY RONAN - The death occurred of Billy Ronan, late of Kyle, Ballykeeffe during last week. His burial took place in Ballykeeffe Cemetery following Requiem Mass. Celebrants were Fr. L. Moran PP, Fr. R Phelan, PP Emeritus, Fr. Benignius Buckley OFM, Capp. and Fr. Carrigan, Ballyfoyle. Billy was brother to the late Fr. Paddy Ronan, Columban Missionary.

MR. BILLY RONAN - The death occurred of Billy Ronan, late of Kyle, Ballykeeffe during last week. His burial took place in Ballykeeffe Cemetery following Requiem Mass. Celebrants were Fr. L. Moran PP, Fr. R Phelan, PP Emeritus, Fr. Benignius Buckley OFM, Capp. and Fr. Carrigan, Ballyfoyle. Billy was brother to the late Fr. Paddy Ronan, Columban Missionary.

Sympathies to his sisters Sr. Maura and Kit and his brothers Tom, Pierce, Michael and Eamon. Ár dheis Dé go raibh an anam dilis.

CAR BOOT SALE - On Sunday, 24 March a Car Boot sale will take place in Ballycallan Hall from 11am until 2pm. Tables are €20 each. As tables in the hall are very limited there will be a charge of €20 to bring a clothes rail. For further enquiries or to reserve a table please call 087 7674045.

POINT TO POINT - All are welcome to attend the Point to Point in Borris House, Borris on 24 March. First race at 2pm. A great family day out. For further details contact Liz Doran on 086 1992457.

EASTER CRAFTS - All are invited to an Easter Craft Sale and Open morning on Wednesday, 27 March from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the Irish Wheelchair Association, Claddagh Road (opposite the main entrance to St. Kieran’s College on College Road), Kilkenny. On offer will be delicious homemade cakes, breads, chutneys, pickles, an Easter Crafts raffle and much more. All proceeds to the Irish Wheelchair Association.

There are a number of local people who are members of the association and benefit from a variety of activities from computers, arts, crafts, social building and other educational skills and families also avail of the respite care being provided at the centre. Your help to continue this work would be appreciated. For more information contact Veronica on 086 3133208

DAY CARE & CAFÉ - Day care centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia at 1 Fr. Walsh Close, Coote’s Lane is open between 9:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Lots of activities to be had including bingo, cards, art, pottery, music, poetry, reminisce and day trips - meals included.

The Alzheimer Cafe is a safe relaxed atmosphere for people living with dementia and their carers to come and meet, talk and share information. Tea and cakes provided with information talks from health care professionals. For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

ROMANTIC GATHERING - This is the time to show love in abundance by getting people in the locality to bake a ‘Love cake’ for the Home Care Team. This will entail taking the cake to Oldtown Hill Shop in High Street, Kilkenny where they will take a slice and judge it but big you back your cake to enjoy yourself. The prize is your house cleaned top to bottom by McCreery Contract Cleaners free and your own personal Butler for the day. This is all part of the ‘Romantic Gathering’ - see www.romanticgathering.com

PEN PUSHING - Volunteers wanted to set up a creative writing group or a book club. Please call Bríd on 056 7755519 if interested.

GRATITUDE - Many thanks to the parish community for their generous support towards the School of the Holy Spirit, Kilkenny.

THANK YOU - On behalf of the residents, staff and Board of Management, Marian Manning, Manager of St. Lazerian’s House would like to thank everyone who attended their concert on Friday, 8 March in the Muinebheag Vocational School Sports Gym – “Songs from the Musicals”.

It was a great night, their best concert yet and the performers were really excellent. Marian would like to thank them for giving up their time to practice before the concert, and for giving such a professional performance on the night. The feedback from people who attended was outstanding.

Thank you to-The Men’s Choir and students from the Presentation De La Salle College arranged and conducted by Marian Walsh; Marie Egan, Sean Aughney and the staff and students from Muinebheag Vocational School, arranged and conducted by Eddie Cahill and Aoife Campion and Fr Rory Nolan; James Brennan, Eilis Eagers and Alfie Cox accompanied by Dale Hennessy; Anne Marie Meaney and Erica O’Hara; Fr. John McEvoy, Aoibhinn Foley and Leanne Cummins accompanied by Sena Harenberg;

The Residents and staff from St Lazerian’s House and Fr Declan Foley; Brendan Byrne accompanied by Marian Walsh; Tina Kavanagh and 16 friends and family who brought the house down with “Sister Act”. Thank you to the staff of St Lazerian’s House who helped organise the concert, helped out on the night, to Samantha for providing beautiful cakes, to the staff that helped serve tea after the concert and for selling raffle tickets.

To Brendan Hennessey for ensuring the concert ran smoothly and to Dale and Pat on lights and sound and to Tommy for recording the concert.

And finally to David O’Flaherty and his staff for providing such a marvellous venue

€4000 was raised towards the extension and thanks to the local community and surrounding parishes for its continued support.

RANGERS VS. BROOKVILLE - Rangers made the trip north on Sunday morning last to play Brookville. Rangers started the better and had the first effort on goal when J. Darmody followed on to a bouncing ball but his effort was just too well struck and cleared the cross bar. The defence was mopping up all that was directed towards them.

Rangers finally took the lead before the break when a neat one-two move on the edge of the box allowed T. Manogue to continue his good goal scoring record of late.

Rangers came out in the second half and continued to build on their first half performance. They kept pushing forward and got their reward ten minutes in. G. Murphy and J. Dermody done the hard graft and set Tommy up again who coolly finished to the net to double his tally and Ranger’s too.

Brookville did pull one back before with a looping effort which gave M. Corrigan no chance at all. Rangers could have added to their tally but both Tommy and J.J. Corrigan were denied by the home keeper. This win was Ranger’s first away points of the season and set them up now for the cup game against Highview in their next game.

Team: M. Corrigan, P. Dalton, S. Murphy, W. Brennan, M. Hogan, G. Murphy, D. Murphy, T. Manogue, J. Murphy, J. Gleeson, J. Darmody Subs: J.J. Corrigan, C. O’Grady.

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