Freshford: James wins Captain’s Prize

GOLF - Freshford Golf Society held their Captains Prize on 15th September in Faithlegg, County Waterford. It was a great day with over 30 golfers turning up for the group’s last outing. Shane McGree, Captain awarded his first prize to James Farrell – 40points (8) Second prize went to Jonathan Doheny -38pts (21) Third was Shane himself on 36 pts (13) Fourth – JJ Tobin – 36pts (16) Fifth- Liam Hickey – 35pts (22) and Sixth Mick McKillen – 34pts (13). Front Nine went to Nigel Crosby - Back Nine –Graeme O’Flaherty. Player of the Year was JJ Tobin who received a Memorial Cup which was put up this year in memory of the late Martin McGree. The Society would like to thank everyone for a very successful year and their Sponsors Kavanaghs Bar and Farells Bar and would like to welcome their incoming Captain for next year – Graeme O’Flaherty who recently announced his engagement to local girl Charlotte Brennan.

GOLF - Freshford Golf Society held their Captains Prize on 15th September in Faithlegg, County Waterford. It was a great day with over 30 golfers turning up for the group’s last outing. Shane McGree, Captain awarded his first prize to James Farrell – 40points (8) Second prize went to Jonathan Doheny -38pts (21) Third was Shane himself on 36 pts (13) Fourth – JJ Tobin – 36pts (16) Fifth- Liam Hickey – 35pts (22) and Sixth Mick McKillen – 34pts (13). Front Nine went to Nigel Crosby - Back Nine –Graeme O’Flaherty. Player of the Year was JJ Tobin who received a Memorial Cup which was put up this year in memory of the late Martin McGree. The Society would like to thank everyone for a very successful year and their Sponsors Kavanaghs Bar and Farells Bar and would like to welcome their incoming Captain for next year – Graeme O’Flaherty who recently announced his engagement to local girl Charlotte Brennan.

TOTS TO TEENS - Tots to teens Group held their AGM recently in the Community Hall, Freshford. There was a good attendance on the night and Mary Crosby was re-elected as Chairperson. Secretary is Janet Bergin and Karen Brophy Treasurer. PREO is Caroline Bowden. Rehearsals will take place in the Community Hall every Monday evening form 4 – 6pm commencing on this week. Any queries are welcome or for more information please contact 085 7679240. is back again this year. Registration took place in the Community Hall on Friday last for this year’s production of The Lion King featuring Madagascar. All 6 -16 year olds are invited to join . The Group hold their AGM in the Community Hall on this Wednesday the 12th September at 8pm. All parents are asked to attend the AGM. Rehearsals will resume on Monday next 17th September . All details be available at registration or you can contact 085 7679240.

VOLUNTEERS - Kilkenny Carlow Contract is a Community based voluntary organization for older people covering Kilkenny and Carlow area and are presently looking for additional volunteers to commit to one or to hours per week to befriend/visit older people who are living alone in the area. The Group are having a stand at the Information Day for Older People being held at the Mill Family Resource Centre on this Thursday 20th September. Please go along if you would like to volunteer or if you need support or information or alternatively talk to them confidentially on 056 775198 – Extn 6.

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Lil Bergin Kilkenny Street on the death of her sister Mrs. Josie Fredrickson who died in New York recently.

FRESHFORD COMMUNITY MARKET - Freshford Community Market is held each Saturday from 11 – 1pm The number of stalls and a good variation of goods on offer are increasing also This is a community initiative and you are urged to go along and support your local Community and maybe have a tea or coffee and some homemade scones or cakes all locally produced. The Group are asking for local support . . For further information on same you can contact Colette on 086 0522770 or David on 086 7311600
 GAA - The u-14 team were beaten by Mooncoin in the shield semi-final on Saturday last This brought down the curtain on the U-14 championship for the year 2012 . Many thanks are due to many people who helped out during the year, in particular Jim Lyng who has been the backbone of our U-14 teams for many years . Thanks to those who helped in any ways , to those who drove players to matches and to those who washed jerseys and looked after teams .

 Intermediate team - Training continues for our Intermediate team in preparation for their final league game V Conahy Shamrocks  which is set to take place on the weekend after the All Ireland at a time and date to be confirmed . Minor team - Preparations continue for the minor semi-final v Dicksboro on Saturday next in Tom Ryall Park , Kilmanagh . Time to be confirmed . See fixtures for confirmation . Support would be appreciated

You can support your local GAA Club –when purchasing or renewing your home, car or van Insurance with Campion Insurance. Simply quote. Kilkenny GAA/St.Lachtains when contacting Campions for your quotation and Campion Insurance will give €10 per policy to the local Club. Open to all existing and new customers

SOCCER - Freshford Town had a number of teams in action at the weekend. The U15 boys got a walkover against Bridge Utd The Youths also received walkover in the Henderson Shield against Bridge Utd. The U12 boys are away to East end on Saturday next with kick off at 11am at Bennettsbridge.

The U14 boys are home to Deen Celtic with kick off at 2pm. The Junior played their first match in Division 2 on Sunday morning last against neighbours Brookville of Ballyragget. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. The home side had bee 4-1 but Ballyragget struck back with two goals in quick succession in the second half to make it 4-3 and they were then awarded a penalty which left the game 4-4.

Team: S.McGree, W.Looby, D.Burke, J.Burke, E.Hayes, M.Farrell, M.Burke, P Guinan, L.Hickey, J.Doheny, S.Farrell – Sub – T.Condon

.Training for 5-9 year old recommenced recently and continues each Saturday 12 - 1 with Gary Barnaville in charge. All young boys in that age group are most welcome. The club has entered an U13 girls team for this season and any girls in that age group wishing to sign can contact any member of the Club.
The KDL Lotto is still ongoing with Jackpot now standing at €8,700 There was one match three winner local Tanya Hughes .Anyone wishing to help to sell tickets can contact Club Secretary Moira McCarthy on 0871468168. Work is continuing in the pitch at present for the forthcoming season. You can follow the Club on facebook for up to date forthcoming events.

DANCE CLASSES - Social dance classes will resume in St.Kierans Hall Johnstown on Wednesday evening the 3rd October at 8pm. If you would like to dance the Old time waltz, quick step, fox trot, jive etc.., you can go along on Wednesday nights. You don’t need a partner just go along and bring your friends. For more information please contact 086825200.

OASIS CHILDCARE CENTRE - All Schemes have started again at Oasis Centre. If there is any parents who have not yet enrolled in the ECCE, CCS or CETS schemes they should do so now. Oasis Afterschool service starts mid September. You can have your child collected from the local school, supervised homework, receive a hot healthy meal, with loads of exercise and the activity Club. For information contact Grace on 8832700 or call for information and have a look around the Centre.

ADULT ART CLASS - Artist and Art teacher Mick Cantwell will be resuming art classes for adults on October 4th. Classes will take place in Oasis Centre and will run from 8 -9.30pm. Students provide their own material. For more info contact Mick on 0877066556 Places are limited.

SPEECH AND DRAMA IN FRESHFORD - Speech and Drama Classes for 6-12 year olds will commence shortly at the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford - starting on Friday, 21st September 2012. There will be two terms (September to Christmas and January to Easter). Cost is €75 per term. To secure a place or for more information, please contact Mary Purcell on 087-2213274.
Marathon - Four local lads are taking part in the Dublin City Marathon at the moment – Andrew Martin, Paul Phelan, Noel Maher and Paul Dowling. . All proceeds will be in aid of Prague House Anyone interested in participating in the Marathon are asked to please contact Paul Dowling on 087 6657366 for details. The group meet twice weekly in preparation for the occasion

Death - The death occurred last week of Brigid Drennan, Glashare,Galmoy. The deceased who was in her eighties was well known in the area and was mother of Ann Farrell,Kilkenny Street, Freshford. Burial took place in Galmoy Cemetery on Thursday last following Requiem Mass at 2pm. She is also mourned by her Daughter Hannah, son Tommy, son in law, daughter in law and grandchildren o whom deepest sympathy is extended.

VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY- The local Branch of St.Vincent de Paul Society meet on the last Thursday evening of each month. For information or help you can contact them on their private number on 085-2758136

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

MASSES - Morning Mass in Freshford Church each morning except Mondays at 9.30am. Mass in Prague House on Mondays at 9.30am and in St.Catherines Nursing Home on Tuesday at 3pm. Tulla Church – Friday 7.30pm. Vigil Mass in Freshford on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm..

Visitation of the sick and homebound on First Friday of each month. Anyone new who needs to be added to the list should contact Fr. P. Comerford on 8832843.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Prague House Freshford every Friday from 10am to 5pm. All welcome

The people of Freshford and surrounding areas were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Mary Bergin late of Tenniscarthy Freshford last week. The deceased who was 91 years old was predeceased by her husband Jim some years previously. They were widely known in the farming circles and Mary was a prominent member of Freshford ICA for many years. Her remains were removed from her home to Clontubrid Church on Friday evening last and Burial took place on Saturday in Tigfeaghna cemetery following Requiem Mss. She is mourned by her five daughters, Julie, Mary, Renee, Carmel and Patricia, sons in law, grandchildren and great-grandchild to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP - Freshford Active Retirement Group meet in the local Community Hall each Tuesday at 3pm. New members are always most welcome. The Group go bowling every second Tuesday to McDonagh Junction, Kilkenny. For more details contact Kathleen on 8832362or Joan on 8832316. Tai Chi Classes are now closed for the summer months and classes will resume in September.

CAMOGIE NEWS - St Lachtains Senior camogie girls lost out to Thomastown in the All County League semi final recently. Thomastown went in leading at the break by 0 - 12 to 0- 2. The second half was a much closer game but in the end it was Thomastown who held out to win on a scoreline of 1-16 to 2-09. Team; C. Kavanagh, D. Daly, F. Dowling, K. Doheny, M. Walsh, E. Fitzpatrick, C. Dermody, A. Connery, A. Fitzpatrick, L. Fitzpatrick, I. Kennedy, C. Dowling, C. Power, S. Connery, S. Lanigan, Sub. A. Doyle. There was another defeat with the U16 girls when they lost out to James Stephens in the Un16 Roinn B final recently in Clara on a score line of 4-6 to 2-2. Team; S. Molloy, L. Dawson, R. Phelan, L. Hayde, T. Hickey, S. Lanigan, S. Colclough, A. Morrissey, N. Delaney, D. Phelan, C.Power, N. Phelan, L. Donnelly, H. Corcoran, E. Phelan. Sub – M. Hennessy, S. Gordon, C. Bergin, C. Fogarty, R, Hickey, E. Cahill, S. Mullan, C. Bergin. Meanwhile the Un18 girls are through to the quarter final of the Minor Championship against the Rower Inistioge.

Birthday - Birthday wishes go out to Tommy Condon Bohergloss Freshford who celebrated his 21st birthday last weekend at a party with family and friends in Farrell’s Function Room on Friday night last.