Fundraising Horse Race Night - A horse race night will be held in Palmerstown on this Friday 8th June at 7.30pm with all proceeds going to the Dicksboro U14 Gaelic Footballers who will represent Kilkenny in the Féile Peil na nÓg in Laois-Offaly on the weekend of Friday 22nd June - Sunday 24th June. Horses are available for €10 from all panel members & mentors - your support is appreciated. Prizes for winning horses with Tote on the night. Anyone wishing to buy horses / sponsor a race can contact Donal at 086 8265241 or Pat at 086 3649607. Please come along on the night and support our Féile panel and have a fun night out.
Aylward Cup - Our first group game of the Aylward Cup was held in Palmerstown last Thursday against Conahy Shamrock. This is the first of five games which will be held during June in this competition, our other opponents will be Erin’s Own, St. Patrick’s, Fenians and Tullaroan. The team sheet for this game reflects the fact that this competition is an ideal opportunity to experiment with our senior panel and give more players a chance to play senior games. The unfortunate part of this game was that Gary Gaule fell awkwardly and suffered a knee injury and we wish him well in his recovery. A Shane Maher goal late in the first half ensured the ‘Boro went in at HT leading by just one point at 1-8 to 1-7. Two ‘Boro points from play at the start of the second half, one each from Tom Manning and Eoin Gough gave us a good start but Conahy responded with three in a row to keep them in the game. This was short lived however, when Peter Turley again the ‘Boro the upper hand with a further goal. Seventeen minutes had elapsed when Paul O’Flynn collected the sliothar on the sideline and squared it across to the waiting Brian Dollard whose goal gave us the impetus to finish off the game. Dicksboro 4-14 Conahy Shamrocks 2-13. Panel: Aaron Duggan, DD Molloy, Mikey Hayes, David Carroll, Gary Gaule, David Glynn, Philly Hogan, Kevin Nolan, Michael Fagan, Brian Dollard, Tom Manning, Paul O’Flynn, Peter Turley, Shane Maher, Eoin Gough, John Fagan for Mikey Hayes, Willie Cuddihy for Gary Gaule, Rory Morrissey for Peter Turley, Stephen Farrell for Brian Dollard, JJ Hickey, Enda O’Donoghue, Cillian Breathnach.
Junior Hurling - Played in Muckalee, this was our last game in the group stage of the All County League and it was good to finish with a win. Mount Leinster Rangers have topped our group and we finished second, having won two and drawing one out our four games. We will now progress to the knockout stage of the tournament and our next game is this Saturday. The first half of our game against St. Martin’s was particularly low scoring, finishing at HT Dicksboro 0-6 St. Martin’s 0-4. The second half, strangely saw both teams score the same as the first half, 0-6 and 0-4 and five of the ‘Boro’s six scores of the second half came in a five minute period between the twenty first and twenty sixth minute. Dicksboro 0-12 St. Martin’s 0-8.
Joe Walsh Cup-Our Junior B’s earned a well deserved place in the semi final of the Joe Walsh Cup following our win tonight in a wet Kilmanagh. A point from Eddie Clifford in less than twenty seconds sent us on our way in what was a tight contest throughout. Fifteen minutes in, we were leading by 0-4 to 0-2 when a Graigue forward got the ball right in front of goal and struck for what was sure to be a goal but for Willie Cuddihy throwing himself bravely in front of him and blocking down the shot. This turned out to be a vital interception as the ball was cleared up the field only for Craig Cahill to score a goal for the ‘Boro. The teams were level on three different occasions in this half but Graigue got their noses in front when on twenty five minutes the ball seemed to go wide but the game continued as there was no umpire to signal and our opponents capitalised by scoring a goal. The ‘Boro finished the half well with three points, the last one coming from a very good passage of play when Enda O’Donoghue delivered the sliothar to Collins who picked out Ger O’Donoghue who obliged. HT Dicksboro 1-8 Graigue/Ballycallan 2-4. Graigue scored three unanswered points at the start of the second half before Ruairi Morrissey got us off the mark which he followed moments later with a pointed free. Ruairi was joined in midfield by Jamie Lynch who put in a very solid performance as did JJ Hickey at centre back. A Collins Connolly goal on eighteen minutes gave us a two point advantage which was followed by a Ger O’Donoghue point to make it three. With twenty one minutes gone, Graigue were awarded a penalty which they took full advantage of to bring the game back to level. Not to be outdone, within a minute, Podge Lacey started the movement that lead to our next goal which went through Michael Falvey before arriving to Eddie Clifford who made no mistake. The ‘Boro held on to this lead until the end despite Graigue getting another goal chance with only seconds to play but the ball was again blocked down by Willie Cuddihy. Panel: DD Molloy, Eoin McCormack, Willie Cuddihy, Graham Egan, Podge Lacey, JJ Hickey, Enda O’Donoghue(0-1F), Jamie Lynch, Ruairi Morrissey(0-2, 1F), Ger O’Donoghue(0-5, 3F), Peter Turley(0-1), Peter Fitzpatrick, Craig Cahill(1-0), Eddie Clifford(1-1), Collins Connolly(1-2), Michael Falvey for Peter Fitzpatrick, Drew Phelan for Graham Egan, Mike Kealy, Stephen Dawson.
Under 14 Hurling League - Dicksboro’s under 14’s played James Stephens on Friday in Palmerstown in what was a good game of hurling. We got off the mark first, scoring from a free and we scored another before the Village registered their first point. The teams were level shortly after that but our opponents were to get a goal and went in at HT leading 1-3 to 0-3. The ‘Boro came out of the traps quicker in the second half scoring 1-1 to James Stephen’s 0-1 in the first ten minutes. Then the Village seemed to get the upper hand scoring 2-7 to the ‘Boro’s 1-1 in the remaining twenty minutes of the match. FT Dicksboro 2-5 James Stephens 3-10. Panel: Colin Dempsey, David Ryan, Evan Carroll, David Campion, Eoghan Moylan, Cian Butler, Johnny Minogue, Liam Kennedy, Chris Kavanagh(Capt), Conor O’Mahony, Alan Corcoran, Joe Sheehan, Mark Nolan, Oisin Gough, Sean Boyd, Kieran Galvin, Tadhg Butler.
Under 12 Hurling - Dicksboro under 12’s had their first major outing of the year last Sunday when they travelled to Dublin to play in the Ballyboden/St. Enda’s blitz. First up was Naas who gave us a very tough match that finished with a victory for the ‘Boro at 0-4 to 0-2. After a ten minute break we had to face our hosts in what turned out to be another keenly fought game which we won by 2-1 to 1-1. Brosna Gaels from Offaly were our last game in the group stage and a victory here would put us in the final against the second place team. As it turned out we won this game well. As Naas beat Ballyboden in their game we now had to play Naas again in the final. Knowing how close our first game was against Naas it was important to start well. Each player put his heart and soul into the game, and with all the team putting in such a work rate, there was only going to be one result and that was a win for the ‘Boro. FT Dicksboro 4-4 Naas 0-2. Our hosts then provided chips, sandwiches, tea and coffee to all and we extend our thanks to them for their hospitality and the way they ran the tournament. Each player was presented with a hurley grip and the team was also presented with a trophy. Panel: Jack Tynan, Eoghan Moylan, Tommy Farrell, Eoin de Buitlear, Daire Maher, Evan Clarke, Padraic Moylan, Nicky Burke, Mark Nolan, Tadhg Butler, Darren Mullan, Bobby O’Mahony, Joseph Lacey, Liam Stynes, William O’Sullivan, Mark Kenny.
Annual Golf Classic-Dicksboro’s Annual Golf Classic will take place on Friday 15th June in Kilkenny Golf Club. Teams of three, €150 including food and social event with live music that evening. The social evening in the Golf Club last year was hugely enjoyable and regarded by many as one of the best nights of the year in the club so it would be a shame to miss this years event. Offers of tee box sponsorship from €50 and tee time enquiries to Seamus Rochford(Club Treasurer) on 086-6026105.
Piltown Draw-Members are reminded that the first draw will take place on 12th June and it is important that all tickets are returned to Seamus Rochford ASAP.
Dicksboro Summer Camp - The first ever Dicksboro Summer Camp will take place in Palmerstown from Monday 30th July to Friday 4th August, 10am -2.30pm daily. There will be numerous activities/sports for both boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years. The week will conclude with mini blitzes and a BBQ on the Friday evening at 7pm. The Camp is very reasonably priced at €40 for the first child, €30 for second child and €20 for third child. The price will include a sports gift and the BBQ. Application forms should now have been distributed to our younger members and these should be returned ASAP as it will be first come, first served. Children outside the club are welcome to apply for a place by contacting John Timmons 087-9970566 or Patsy Dempsey 087-6797051
Lotto Results - Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 31th May 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 17 and 27. Prizes drawn were €100 to Sean Ryan c/o Patsy Phelan, €50 to Kate McGarry c/o Jimmy McGarry, €40 to Louise Doyle c/o Phil Doyle, €25 to Margaret Wall c/o Kitty Phelan, €25 to Ann Eardley c/o Kitty Phelan, €25 to Ella Dowling c/o Mick O’Brien, €25 to Paddy Moore c/o Bollards. Promoters prize of €30 to Doherty’s Bar and €20 to Paddy Maher. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €5,000.
Anniversaries - Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm, Daniel Finnane and son David Finnane. Sunday 10th June at 9.30am William Oakes and daughter Mary Lalor. Sunday 10th June at 11.30am Eamonn Creegan-Months Mind.
New Parish Centre - The organisers look forward to hearing your views and having your suggestions. All your contributions will be discussed and weighed up. Please review the display of draft layouts for the new Parish Centre at the back of the Church. Pass along your comments and suggestions to any member of the Pastoral Council, Fr. Jim or Jim Kelly(Project Co-ordinator). We will open up at 19 Dean St after Masses on June 9/10th so that parishioners can view the building and we can collect further input on how best to use the new facility. The Pastoral Council will agree on the final layout on June 20th and the Finance Committee will approve the funding estimate on June 21st. Telecoms/Internet/Computers/Presentations/Security/Video: The new Parish Centre will become a vital part of communication within the parish. Therefore we need to design the infrastructure within the building so that the two way communication is efficient and effective. We would like to hear from persons who have expertise in this area to help in this design phase. The reviews will be done by email. Please send contact details to email@example.com.
Sycamores/Aylesbury Residents Association - The Sycamores/Aylesbury Resident’s Association continues its work this summer. At their recent committee meeting it was decided to hold the Annual Barbeque on Sunday, June 24th, weather permitting. It will take place on The Green with food provided by Cullen Catering. Tickets will be available from association representatives. Details will be circulated to all households in advance of the event. All are welcome. The committee organised a cleanup of the estate recently and a good response was received. Extra flower boxes have been purchased and will be erected soon. The existing flower boxes have been planted and combined with new ones should enhance the visual look of the estate. The weed control programme has also been carried out. A litter collection rota has been drawn up among the committee members. Its aim is to keep the estate litter free and co-operation from residents and children is greatly appreciated. The committee is also planning to replace the signage for roads/house numbers in the very near future. Lots of other work is ongoing on behalf of the members of the Association, with a recent meeting with Kilkenny Co Co and St Luke’s hospital Manager. All residents are encouraged to support the committee in its activities. By maintaining their properties and being conscious of the appearance of the estate, this area can continue to be maintained as a very nice area to live in.
Fitkids Summer Camp - Fitkids Summer camp is suitable for 4-12 year olds and runs from 23rd to 27th July from 9.30am to 2.30pm at St. Canice’s Community Hall and James Park. Our programmes are age appropriate and are a great foundation for any sport, teaching children the fundamentals of exercise - strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, agility and co-ordination in a safe and fun environment. Activities include: tumbling and gymnastic circuits, fun games, agility obstacle courses, dance and improvisation activities, arts and crafts, team relays, soccer, tag rugby and much more. Cost is €70 per child, sibling rate of €55, places are limited to allow for instructor child ratio, 50% deposit per child to guarantee a place. Book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663.
Eucharistic Congress - Ossory day-Tuesday 12th June(Family Day). Costs: 7 days at €95, 3 days (any three consecutive days) at €60 or single day €30(at RDS on site for an additional cost of €5). Limited number of tickets for the closing Ceremony on the 17th June in the Upper Cusack and Upper Hogan Stands. Those can be purchased for €10 from selected Centra and Supervalu stores. OSSORY YOUTH: There is a bus travelling on Sunday 17th to Croke Park and there are seats still available. www.ticket.ie or selected Centra/Supervalu stores. More info from Ossory Youth 087-9482753. Tuesday train is cancelled. Sunday train- Irish Rail are urging people to book ASAP. Please consider spending some time at the Eucharistic Congress.
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.
Senior Help Line - Is a National Programme of Third Age which promotes the value of older people who volunteer in programmes throughout Ireland’s communities. Don’t be alone with your problem, loneliness, financial, health worries, elder abuse. LoCall 1850 440 444.
GROW- Mental Health meetings: Tuesday mornings 10am-12md and Wednesday nights 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending.
Parish Registration - You are welcome to register as a member of St. Canice’s Parish by sending in your names and addresses to the Parish Office-056 7721533 and Margaret will be happy to look after you.
Kilkenny Bereavement Support – Kilkenny Bereavement Support holds an open Support Group for adults bereaved by Suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch at 8.00 on the first Thursday of every month. Open to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. For further information, please contact 7756538.
Aware Depression Support Group- Aware’s Kilkenny support group for individuals experiencing depression, meets every Thursday at 7.30pm, in the Father McGrath Family Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Road. Support groups can help people to better understand depression and to learn tips and skills for managing the condition and minimising its impact. The support group is free of charge. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.aware.ie.