Lisdowney: Walter comes toLisdowney

WIN €10,000 - The first draw, which was postponed last week, takes place this Friday night the 26th October. Win €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw , €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support. - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed.

WIN €10,000 - The first draw, which was postponed last week, takes place this Friday night the 26th October. Win €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw , €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support. - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed.

JUNIOR HURLING - Lisdowney bade fairwell to their championship dream on Sunday last when they were beaten by Thomastown in the Junior League semi final in Nowlan Park. The standard of hurling was very high and it was a very exciting match which went right to the wire. The final score was 1:16 to 2:14.Check the web www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie

WALTER WALSH - Kilkenny’s latest prodigy, was welcomed to Lisdowney’s final day of the Underage season on Saturday last where he presented medals to the schools team and Under 14 team. He also signed countless autographs and chatted to many of the young players. Thanks goes to Walter for giving up his time, and to all who helped out at underage training this year, and to all those who helped out on Saturday and provided the fantastic spread of food..

FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has launched its Winter Fuel Fundaising initiative. Timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 087-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Weekly Lotto on Monday, 15th October 2012, were 11, 12, 18 and 25. Congratulations to Tom Hayes from Freshford who won the jackpot. He has been a loyal supporter of the Lisdowney lotto.

CHOIR - The Parish Pastoral Council is forming a group to sing at parish funerals. If interested in partipating, please contact Bernie Brophy, Gathabawn, Eilis Costellow, Clontubrid, or Angela Mulally, Lisdowney

CONKER FESTIVAL - will take place in Freshford this Sunday. Loads of activities to keep all age groups happy. Please come along and see what suits you. Lisdowney Sports Prophet leader board has been updated and can be accessed on the Lisdowney Gaa website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie. Copies will also be posted in Mackeys bar and Downeys bar. Current leaders on 39 points are May Maher & Sheila Kelly, with Charlie Carter in 2nd place on 37 points and Noel Kilduff in 3rd place on 36 points. There are 45 contestants still in with a shout of winning the €500 prize money as there is a max of 15 points available for the last 3 questions. Best of luck to everyone in the remainder of the competition !

MASS FOR THE SICK - Takes place every Friday in Lisdowney at 7.30pm

GET OFF THE COUCH - This free three week introduction to exercise continues in Colaiste Mhuire at 11.30am on Wednesday 24th October and 1st Wednesday in November. The aim of the course is to encourage everyone, no matter what level, to become a little bit more active than they are. All are welcome.

BRIDGE - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8-week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

BADMINTON IN LISDOWNEY - Lisdowney Badminton club meets on Monday nights in Lisdowney Community Centre at 8.00pm. All welcome, new comers and more men needed. For information, please contact Eimear on 087 9684866 after 6pm.

COMMUNITY ALERT - Community Alert Awareness Week 2012 from 1st October 2012 until the 31st October 2012. Community Alert has been operating in rural Ireland since 1985 as a crime prevention programme. The programme is operated by Muintir na Tire in partnership with An Garda Síochána and harnesses the voluntary input of community members in almost 1,350 Community Alert groups which operate nationwide. It has over the years evolved into a Community Care, Safety and Crime Prevention Programme for rural communities. Each Community Alert group is organized on a recognized local community basis and has an elected committee and an associated Liaison Garda. The Community Alert volunteers regularly visit the Older Person in their own home to alleviate loneliness and isolation. They also ensure on their visits, that if the Older Person has a socially monitored alarm, that it is in working order and the Older Person is wearing their pendant. If smoke alarms have been fitted, they are also checked to ensure they are in working order. For further information on Community alert and projects in our area please check into the Lisdowney GAA website where full details are available. www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie

FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE -An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers is ongoing in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS - A Cancer Exercise Class will start in Clontubrid in early October. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

ZUMBA- Shape up before Christmas with Zumba Fitness- have fun, burn calories, lose weight and tone up! Zumba Toning classes are running in Durrow Community Hall 7.30pm from 4th October 2012 and from Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in the Community Hall, Freshford, at 7pm. For more information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707. All fitness levels are
welcome.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP -Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group now meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. The next meeting will be held this Saturday, 26th October 2012. All welcome. For more information, please contact Avril on 087-7760082.

SOCCER- Saturday morning Soccer for Under 10s continues every Saturday at 12.00 in Woodview. Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s has resumed and will be held at 6 pm every Thursday evening at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players are very welcome. Girls soccer for under 13s and under 17s continues also on a weekly basis.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to lisdowneynewspapernotes@gmail.com or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during October and November.