Kilmanagh: Walk your way to a healthy heart

ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT - ASI Kilkenny is a facilitated support group, for carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions.

ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT - ASI Kilkenny is a facilitated support group, for carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions.

Discussion topics may include behaviours which challenge, e.g. wandering, aggression, repetitive behaviour.

These meetings take place in the Alzheimer Day Care Centre, 1 Fr. Walsh Close, Cootes Lane (behind the Village Inn), Kilkenny. The next meeting is this afternoon (Wednesday) between 4pm and 5:30pm.

For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

F.A.I. CLUB - IRELAND V GERMANY - The F.A.I. would like to thank everyone for their support last season and take this opportunity to announce the Club Initiative Offer for the first home match of the season, the FIFA World Cup Qualifier where the Republic of Ireland play against a young German side for what promises to be a fantastic match on Friday, 12 October - kick off at 7:45pm.

Adult (discounted) tickets are €30 each. For every 8 x U16 tickets are purchased 2 x Adult discount tickets are available.

Adult (full price tickets) are €35 and there is no limit

Under 16 tickets are €10 each and must be purchased before 28 September, 2012. A service charge will apply to all tickets purchased online or by telephone.

IRISH HEART WALK - The Irish Heart Foundation have a organised a four and a half mile walk which will take place in Mullinahone on Saturday, 29 September at 10:30am. Registration will take place at 10:15am at Mullinahone G.A.A. complex.

Everyone is invited to join them as they ramble on leafy lanes and country roads under the eye of Slievenamon. Tea and scones will be available after the walk for participants. Donations only by bucket collection on the day.

STONEMASON COURSE - A Stonemason course will begin on Wednesday, 3 October and will run for 10 Wednesdays. The course will take place in Abbey Meadow from 9am to 4:30pm. The cost of the course is €20 and is run in partnership with Kilkenny VEC and Droicheád FRC. Contact 056 7755519 ext. 1 for further information.

TIME OUT FOR WOMEN - This is a social and educational project for Women in Callan and its hinterland that provides a taster programme on a wide range of informational and practical topics.

Applicants must participate in all modules which include: Calligraphy, Woodwork for Beginners, Financial Advice Workshop (MABS), Christmas Flower arranging, Stress Management (relaxation), Job Search work shop (VEC), Dietician Workshop (Health Promotion Unit), Pilates, Fitness for women and Computers. This programme will be run 2 days per week over 10 weeks. It will run every Wednesday and Thursday (school term) from 9:30am to 12:30pm. This course will begin Wednesday, 3 October until Thursday, 13 December. There will be 16 people on the programme so places are limited. The cost will be €50 per participant. Please contact Droicheád FRC for an application form on 056 7755519 ext. 1 or call in.

CHERNOBYL CONCERT - The Thukolo Gospel Choir and the Memphis Cats are playing in The Watergate Theatre on Saturday, 6 October. Tickets are €10 each and proceeds are for Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group. For further information contact Carmel Everard on 086-3768305.

RELAY FOR LIFE - Relay for life is coming to Kilkenny. This is a very special 24 hour journey where hundreds of people gather together for an overnight community celebration of a unique, empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to celebrate Cancer Survivors and remember those who have departed this world because of it. People who have been touched in any and every way by cancer are invited to join in the celebration.

Relay for Life in Kilkenny will be held on Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July, 2013 at Scanlon Park, Kilkenny.

The Relay for Life group 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.

Anyone who would like to be part of this event in any way are asked to please contact them on relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or 086 8547557.

WHAT A YEAR - It is hard to believe that St. Brigid’s Camogie Club have reached the end of another camogie season and boy what a season. St. Brigid’s Under 8 panel have certainly enjoyed it. It has been action packed to say the least. The girls worked hard and had a very busy schedule. They travelled to Clara, Dicksboro, Larchfield, Conahy and to neighbours Tullaroan. They enjoyed a number of games at the Club’s Family Fun Day. They hosted their own blitz at the beginning of September. Several teams also visited them in Kilmanagh including Piltown, Danesfort at the Harps from Durrow.

Their final match took place on Saturday, 15 September in Danesfort. It was a real battle from the thrown in. St. Brigid’s girls never gave up even when Danesfort got two early goals to which St. Brigid’s replied with two of their own. All their scores were the result of great team work and determination. Molly, Claire, Ella and Katie worked so hard in the back line clearing many balls. Ella, Louise and Katie all took a turn in the goal and stopped numerous shots. Moya, Orla and Ellie did amazing work in midfield blocking and fighting for every ball and supplying great ball into their forwards. Lauren Ronan, Robyn, Louise and Lauren East all worked extremely to produce some excellent scores.

Alas, despite every effort, victory slipped from their grasp in the last few minutes of the match. The girls can be very proud of themselves on a real team effort. Well done girls, everyone a winner having worked so hard. They have enjoyed many happy memories this year and here’s to many more to come.

Thanks to all the parents who have been extremely supportive through the year. Keep practising girls, everyone is looking forward to your 2013 games already.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing marydargan@gmail.com before 9pm on Sundays. Photographs can also be included by sending them as attachments.