St. Canice’s: Seniors going from strength to strength

Seniors- This five point win over St. Martins in the quarter final of the Championship is a sure sign that this team is going from strength to strength the more the Championship progresses. We were worthy winners. Our county man, Cillian Buckley took the leaders role by settling us down with two early points in the first four minutes. Yet again our defensive lines looked very solid and St. Martins had to wait until the fourteenth minute to register their first point from play, although they did have two from frees and remained goal-less in the game despite putting us under relentless pressure in the closing minutes as they tried to salvage the game with goals. Midway through the first half the sides were level at 0-4 when Kevin Kenny supplied Shane Maher who scored his and the ‘Boro’s first goal of the day and this was enough for us to maintain a lead at HT by 1-8 to 0-9. St. Martins had the best of the starts in the second half, notching up three unanswered points in the first eight minutes, the last of these from Robert Shore in front of goal when a goal seemed on. Thankfully he drove it over the bar. A Martin Gaffney free soon followed and within minutes there was a scramble for the sliothar in the Martin’s six yard box when Shane came charging in to send it to the net. We were now on top again and that was the way it remained as we grew in confidence. Dicksboro 3-15 St. Martins 0-19. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Kieran Cuddihy, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Michael Fagan, David Glynn(Capt), Robbie Fitzpatrick, Cillian Buckley(0-3, 0-1 free), John Fagan(0-1), Martin Gaffney(0-7, frees) Oisin Walsh, Ollie Walsh(0-1), Kevin Kenny(1-0), Shane Maher(2-2), Paul O’Flynn(0-1), Cillian Breathnach, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Eoin Gough, Cillian Starr, Mikey Hayes, Tom Manning, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Davy Ryan, Eoin Fennelly, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Darragh Buggy, Darragh Holohan.

Seniors- This five point win over St. Martins in the quarter final of the Championship is a sure sign that this team is going from strength to strength the more the Championship progresses. We were worthy winners. Our county man, Cillian Buckley took the leaders role by settling us down with two early points in the first four minutes. Yet again our defensive lines looked very solid and St. Martins had to wait until the fourteenth minute to register their first point from play, although they did have two from frees and remained goal-less in the game despite putting us under relentless pressure in the closing minutes as they tried to salvage the game with goals. Midway through the first half the sides were level at 0-4 when Kevin Kenny supplied Shane Maher who scored his and the ‘Boro’s first goal of the day and this was enough for us to maintain a lead at HT by 1-8 to 0-9. St. Martins had the best of the starts in the second half, notching up three unanswered points in the first eight minutes, the last of these from Robert Shore in front of goal when a goal seemed on. Thankfully he drove it over the bar. A Martin Gaffney free soon followed and within minutes there was a scramble for the sliothar in the Martin’s six yard box when Shane came charging in to send it to the net. We were now on top again and that was the way it remained as we grew in confidence. Dicksboro 3-15 St. Martins 0-19. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Kieran Cuddihy, Danny Kenny, Enda Malone, Michael Fagan, David Glynn(Capt), Robbie Fitzpatrick, Cillian Buckley(0-3, 0-1 free), John Fagan(0-1), Martin Gaffney(0-7, frees) Oisin Walsh, Ollie Walsh(0-1), Kevin Kenny(1-0), Shane Maher(2-2), Paul O’Flynn(0-1), Cillian Breathnach, Kevin Nolan, Philly Hogan, Eoin Gough, Cillian Starr, Mikey Hayes, Tom Manning, Rory Glynn, Michael Rafter, Evan Cody, Stephen Farrell, Davy Ryan, Eoin Fennelly, David Carroll, Jamie Lynch, Darragh Buggy, Darragh Holohan.

Greyhound Benefit Night-Our Greyhound Benefit Night takes place this Friday in Kilkenny Greyhound Track. Monies raised will be used in the refurbishment of the clubhouse and therefore all support will be welcome. Tickets are €10, which includes admission on the night and entry into a draw for a total prize fund of €1,500. Admission for children is free. If you have purchased a ticket, be sure to come along and enjoy a great night out.

Upcoming Matches-At the time of going to print, Dicksboro teams were scheduled to play the following matches on the Kilkenny GAA website-Under 14 Roinn ‘A’ League Final vs O’Loughlin Gaels on Saturday 3rd Nov in Clara at 1pm. Under 16 Roinn ‘C’ League Shield Final vs Emeralds on Sunday 4th Nov in Freshford at 11am. Minor Roinn ‘A’ Championship Final vs James Stephens on Sun 4th Nov in Nowlan Pk at 1.30pm. All support welcome. Please confirm fixtures.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 18th October 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 6, 25, 30 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Martin McCormack c/o Martin Morrissey, €50 to Kitty Beatty c/o Kathleen Begley, €40 to Deborah Clifford c/o Maura Clifford, €25 to David Kerwick c/o Ann Kerwick, €25 to Oisin Gough c/o Declan Gough, €25 to Tom Carroll c/o Patsy Griffin, €25 to Ann Dullard c/o Ann Kerwick. Promoters prize of €30 to F&E Morrissey and €20 to Jim Murphy. Our next jackpot will be for €4,400. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

Anniversaries- Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm, Michéal Cregan and Uncle Paddy Cregan. Sunday 28th October at 9.30am, Jimmy Brennan. Sunday 28th October at 10.30am, Desmond Molloy, Crokers Hill. Thursday 1st November at 11.30am, Martin Snr and Patrick Cleere.

P.P.C- Meeting on Wednesday 24th Oct. at 7.30p.m. in Dean’s Gate.

Senior Citizens-St. Canice’s Senior Citizens Committee will meet in Troy’s Court on Wednesday 31st October, at 8.00p.m. New members welcome.

Dominican Black Abbey- Annual Novena in honour of St. Martin De Porres will be held from 26th Oct – 3rd November. This year the preacher will be Fr. Stephen Cummins op. See poster for details.

CEART PatientWise Self Management Course- Is chronic illness part of your life? Are you a carer or do you have a health condition? Venue: Fr Mc Grath Centre. Time: 10.15am-12.45pm. Dates: Beginning Monday 5th November and every Monday for six weeks. For further details or to book a place Email: annecody@ceart.ie Phone: Anne Cody 0879028534. Further information is available on www.ceartpatientwise.ie

Parish Registration- The Parish Pastoral Council has put a great deal of work into trying to update the Parish Register – Please return the Data Sheet you received in your envelope package, and mark the dates of our November Conferences on your Calendars. The Area Promoters will distribute the October Stations Envelopes in this pack too. Thank you for your continued support and confidence. 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.

Appeal for donations- We are desperately short of donations of clothing etc. in NCBI Charity Shop for the Blind in Irishtown. Tel 087-1394-345 Volunteers also needed.

Retreat for Men-In Peace in Christ Retreat House, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November, guided by Rev. Dan Baragry CSsR. Ring 7721054..

Fitkids Halloween Camp-Come join our fun active multi-sports Halloween Camp which provides a wide variety of activities and sports to keep kids entertained during the mid-term break. The camp will run from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November in St Canice’s Community Hall, Granges Rd., Kilkenny from 10.00am to 2.30pm. 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. Appropriate fun high energetic activities are provided for camp age groups 3-4 years 5-8 years and 9-12 years. Activities include: tumbling and gymnastic obstacle circuits using Fitkids specialised equipment, soccer, tag-rugby, tennis, basketball, dodgeball, active running and relay games, parachute games and of course Halloween games, arts and crafts. Places are limited so in order to guarantee a place book early to avoid disappointment. The camp costs €55 per child, sibling rate €45 book online www.fitkids.ie or phone Majella on 087 6893663

Irish Wheelchair Association-I.W.A Kilkenny are holding a table quiz on Friday 26th October 2012 at Claddagh Court, Collage Road at 9pm sharp teams of 4 €20.00 Everybody welcome.

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.