AGM-Dicksboro GAA Club’s AGM will take place on Sunday 9th December at 2pm in the club. Members should now have received their written notification concerning the agenda of the meeting and nomination of officers/motions/recommendations. Please note that the last date for receipt of motions and recommendations for the A.G.M is tomorrow, Thursday 6th December at 5pm and these should be returned to Club Secretary, Pat Moylan..
Medal Presentation-We had a very enjoyable evening in the club last Friday when our under 16 panel were presented with their league medals by Cillian Buckley. Chairman, Eddie Holohan welcomed all who attended and congratulated the boys on their victory and the way they conducted themselves during the year. He also had praise for their mentors and parents. Juvenile Chairman, Pat Carroll also congratulated the team and gave them some advice before handing over to team manager, Peter Dukelow, who introduced each team member individually before being presented with their medal. Well done to the team management of Peter Dukelow, Martin Gaffney, Enda Malone, Paddy Cahill and Anthony Martin. On Saturday 15th December at 8pm, it will be turn of our under 14 panel to be presented with their medals in another night of celebration.
Under 14’s- On Saturday 15th December at 8pm, it will be turn of our under 14 panel to be presented with their medals in another night of celebration in the club. All of the boys relatives and friends and club members are welcome to attend.
Under 21-Our Under 21 Roinn ‘A’ team had a tough and close game against the Village last Saturday in the North League Shield semi final, held in Palmerstown. Scores from play from both teams were not in huge supply in the first half with seven of the eleven first half points coming from placed balls. After trailing by 0-5 to 0-6 at HT, the ‘Boro set out their stall early in the second half with two points within five minutes. The Village were awarded a penalty on eight minutes, which they converted to maximum points but the edge of this was taken off with a pointed free from the ‘Boro soon after. The Village failed to score from play in the entire second half, whilst the ‘Boro grew in confidence and despite only winning by two points, it was a well deserved win. Dicksboro 0-13 James Stephens 1-8. Panel: Aaron Duggan, Michael Hayes, Evan Cody, Rory Glynn, Kevin Nolan, Danny Kenny, Jessie Watters, Jamie Lynch, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Evan Guilfoyle, Martin Gaffney(Capt), Eoin Gough, Kevin Kenny, Mason Clifford, Darragh Buggy, Eamonn Campion, Stephen Farrell, James Murphy, James Gittens.
Minors- The writing seemed to be on the wall at halftime of this league semi final as we trailed by 0-4 to 2-6 in a bitterly cold Palmerstown last Saturday. Dunnamaggan added another 2-2 to our 0-3 in the first seventeen minutes of the second half and despite a late rally from the ‘Boro, it was our opponents goal scoring ability that won the day for them. Dicksboro 1-9 Dunnamaggan 4-8. Panel: John Hanrick, Billy Rowe, Conor Doheny, Brian Comerford, Ronán Butler, Thomas Carroll, Jim Dollard, Shane O’Brien, Kieran Ryan, Andrew Gaffney, Jason Carroll, Alan Comerford, Mark McGarry, Paddy Boyd, Robert Murphy, Aaron Purcell, Robert Crotty.
Seasonal Food Extravaganza- Over 250 people turned up last Thursday night at Newpark Hotel to enjoy the Christmas with a Twist Cookery Extravaganza with Anne Neary & Edward Hayden. They were not to be disappointed as the cooking duo served up a great nights humour, entertainment & seasonal cooking savvy. A welcoming complimentary glass of wine along with a Kilkenny Food Trail Producers Fair set the tone for a hugely successful social & fundraising event for the club. On a night when raffle tickets sold out, the first prize of two nights B & B for two at any Flynn Hotel in Ireland was scooped by a delighted club member, Deirdre Brennan, Fanore. Huge thanks from the organising committee to Newpark Hotel, the Kilkenny Food Trail Food Producers & to those who sponsored the raffle prizes - a huge success all around!
Children’s Christmas Party-Our annual Children’s Christmas Party will be held in the club on Saturday 15th December 2.30-5.00pm with a special visit from you know who on the day.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 29th November 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 19 and 32. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Gillian Doheny c/o Paddy Maher, €50 to Canice Kelly c/o Paddy Maher, €40 to Phil Hogan Snr c/o Kay Hogan, €25 to Jamie & Linsey Cahill c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Niamh O’Donoghue c/o Tom O’Donoghue, €25 to Monica Murray c/o Joe Walton, €25 to John Gaffney c/o Kitty Phelan. Meat Voucher to Jordan Brennan c/o Paddy Maher. Box of biscuits to Bee Maher c/o Tom Maher. Bottle of wine to Teresa Cody c/o F&E Morrissey. Promoters prize of €30 to John McKee, €20 to Bridie Brennan and a box of sweets to Martin Gaffney. Our next jackpot will be for €5,300. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Cards-On every Thursday, commencing at 9pm in our clubhouse in Palmerstown from now until Christmas there will be 25’s for various generous prizes. Food will also be served on the night and everyone is welcome to come along.
Anniversaries- Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm, Alan Cunniffe. Sunday 9th December at 9.30am, Walter P. Cullen, Dublin.
Parish Homes Dinner Service-Are you finding it difficult to prepare and cook a hot meal? Have you just come out of hospital and in need of nutritional support? St. Canice’s Parish Homes are extending our kitchen services to the wider community by providing a home-cooked hot nutritious meal, delivered straight to your door. We will be in operation very soon. Interested in the service, need more information, please contact Frances on 056-7763117.
Senior Citizens- A celebration of Mass and Anointing of the Sick will take place in Troy’s Court on Tuesday 11th December at 3pm.
Word for Advent-On each Wednesday morning at 10am during Advent we will have a time of reflection on the word of God (Lectio Divina). All are welcome, just bring yourself and enjoy this special time.
Volunteer Meeting-This evening, Wednesday, at 7.30pm a meeting of all those who have offered to volunteer in the new parish centre will be held in the Parish Centre. This is an information meeting at which the role of the volunteer will be outlined and any questions you have will be addressed. We hope to be in a position to have a provisional rota in place for the following week. Over 25 people have volunteered. Thank you for your commitment.
Immaculate Conception- The Mass times for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which is this Saturday are: Friday at 7.30pm, on Saturday at 9.30am, 11.30am and Saturday evening at 7.30pm as usual.
Bereavement Support- Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold their monthly meeting for people bereaved by suicide in Villa Maria, Talbots Inch, Kilkenny, tomorrow, Thursday 6th December at 8pm. For information phone 056-7756538.
Circle of Gifts- Circle of gifts Christmas toys and games appeal, make space for Christmas and help others. Only excellent condition accepted, e.g. toys, games, bikes, D.S, Xbox, Playstation 3 games. No soft toys, broken toys or incomplete games. Drop to St. Canice’s Neighbourhood Centre on Friday 7th December from 10am until 1pm. Contact Kaydi or Wendy at 7751988 ext 7.
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.
Widows Association- Widows Association of Ireland (Kilkenny Branch) will hold their Christmas Dinner on Thursday 6th Dec. at 1.p.m. in the Club House Hotel.
Gold Ring- A gold ring was found in a collection box following the 10.30am Mass on Sunday week last. The owner can call to the Parish Office.
Arts and Craft Fair- The annual Christmas arts and crafts fair in aid of the Wheelchair Association with special guest, Jackie Tyrell and Brian Cody will take place today Wednesday 5th December, 11am to 3pm at Claddagh Court, College Road.
Carers Association- Public meeting for relatives and friends of people with mental health difficulties on Tue 4th Dec at 6.30pm in the Carers Association, Priors Orchard, Johns Quay, Kilkenny. Be a CLASS Volunteer! Carer Liaison and Support Service. Are you a good listener? Can you give one hour a week?
Advent Resources- Scripture Reflection Booklets & CD’s for Advent will be available at all Masses. This resource provides an ideal way to reflect on Sunday Readings as we prepare for Christmas. A contribution of €3 will be very welcome to defray the costs of the booklets and €5 for the CD’s.
Parish Christmas Cards-This weekend we will have our very own Parish Christmas Cards for sale. So we hope you will have plenty of orders and get your supply in time! Proceeds from the sale of cards will go towards our new Parish Centre. All those who purchase cards and those to whom they are sent will be remembered in our Masses and prayers on Christmas Day.