LISDOWNEY HURLING CLUB - The Lisdowney Hurling Club AGM will be held this Friday night, 7th December 2012, in Lisdowney Community Centre. All members are asked to attend.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Lisdowney parish Children’s Santa Party will be held this Sunday, 9th December 2012, in Lisdowney Community Centre. This is still the least expensive way for your children to visit Santa over the Christmas period, at only €5 per child, including a full party with their own friends. Please help us make this year’s party very special for all the children by turning up in numbers.
AFTERNOON CLUB - The annual Christmas Party takes place in Lisdowney Resource Centre today (Wednesday, 5th December 2012) at 5 pm. The Afternoon Club Christmas Party (with Ballyragget, Ballyouskill and Conahy) takes place on Thursday, 13th December 2012, in the Castle Arms, Durrow, at 1.30 pm for 2 pm. Cost is €10. Names should be given to Bridget (087-0539092) or Rene (086-0616133) before Friday. Transport will be available if required.
BENEFIT NIGHT & AUCTION - The organisers of last Friday’s Benefit Night in Mackey’s Bar, Gathbawn, wish to thank all who supported the event – those who sold and bought tickets, donated items for the auction and raffle, bought items in the auction and those who attended on the night. They particularly wish to thank John Mackey for managing the auction.
COFFEE MORNING - A Coffee Morning will be held at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, this Friday, 7th December 2012, from 10.30 am. All are welcome.
SPEECH AND DRAMA - Well done to the children from the parish schools who participated in the Freshford Speech and Drama Class’ production of ‘The Capture of Santa’ as part of the Threecastles Variety Show last Sunday afternoon in Threecastles Hall – Laureve Doran, Aine Kenny, Niamh McEvoy, Luke Redmond, Luke Holohan, Niamh Holohan, Aine Holohan, David Herlihy, Christian Herlihy, Jonathan Queally, Rachel Queally, Oisin O’Connor, Cein O’Connor, Ciara Comerford, James Comerford, Jack Hollywood, Killian Dunne and Lucy Dunne.
SCOR NA nOG - Well done to the Lisdowney GAA Club representatives who competed in the Kilkenny Scor na nOgcompetition last Wednesday night.
COMMUNITY ALERT - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.
RACQUETBALL - Racquetball is starting up in Lisdowney again. Men, women and teens are all welcome to getinvolved. Please call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 for more information.
BADMINTON - Badminton continues every Monday night in Lisdowney GAA Club at 8 pm. All welcome. Contact Eimear on 087-9684866.
UNDER 21 HURLING - Well done to the Lisdowney Under 21 team who had an outstanding win against Ballyragget in the semi-final of the championship in Freshford last Saturday afternoon.
UNDER 18 FOOTBALL- The Lisdowney Under 18 Football Team were narrowly defeated in the final last Sunday afternoon in John’s Park.
FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 086-2770217. 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, 26th November 2012, were 1, 4, 12 and 22. There was no winner. Match three winners were Lar Kenny, the O’Shea Family and Marie Butler. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,700. The draw will be held in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney, on Monday, 10th December 2012.
JOIN THE GYM - Membership for the new year for the gym at Lisdowney Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.
UNDER 10 SOCCER - Under 10s soccer continues each Saturday at 12 noon in Woodview, Freshford.
HOLY DAY - Saturday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass will be held in Lisdowney on Friday night at 7.30 pm, Clontubrid on Saturday at 10 am and Gathabawn on Saturday at 11 am.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT - The Spirit of Christmas Carol Concert, in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team, will be held in St. Canice’s Cathedral this Saturday, 8th December 2012, at 7.30 pm. Tickets are €5. This will be presented by KCLR’s Soul Agenda presenters Vicki Sandall and Fr Dan Carroll.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT - Kilkenny Bereavement Support will hold its monthly meeting for people bereaved by suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch, Kilkenny, tomorrow (Thursday, 6th December 2012) at 8 pm. All are welcome. For more information, please contact 056-7756538.
LIFELINE KILKENNY - Lifeline Kilkenny, with the support of Kilkenny County Development Board, are in the process of developing a County Kilkenny Plan for Suicide Prevention. As part of the planning work, they are seeking the views of the people of the whole County of Kilkenny and, in particular, rural areas. A meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12th December 2012, in the Mill Family Resource Centre in Urlingford at 7.30 pm.
FR LIAM LAWTON- Fr Liam Lawton will perform at a concert in Clogh Church on Thursday, 13th December 2012, at 8 pm. Tickets (€20 each) are available from Eilis on 086-8207550.
LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP - The Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. Contact Avril on 087-7760082.
STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group meets on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.