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LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES - A huge crowd turned up for the Lisdowney Community Games Athletics Finals at the GAA pitch last Friday. Children from under 6 up to under 14 participated in a range of races. Chairman of Lisdowney Community Games, Peter Bergin, presented gold, silver and bronze medals to the successful athletes.

LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES - A huge crowd turned up for the Lisdowney Community Games Athletics Finals at the GAA pitch last Friday. Children from under 6 up to under 14 participated in a range of races. Chairman of Lisdowney Community Games, Peter Bergin, presented gold, silver and bronze medals to the successful athletes.

The athletics team to represent Lisdowney in the County Kilkenny Community Games Athletics Finals on June 1 is as follows: Billy Grogan and Cathal Tallis (Under 8 boys 60 metres); Aine Holohan and Ruth Walsh (Under 8 girls 60 metres); Conor O’Gorman and Stephen Cahill (Under 8 boys 80 metres); Orla Phelan and Ciara Delaney (Under 8 girls 80 metres); Sean Dowling and James Comerford (Under 10 boys 100 metres); Niamh Holohan and Ashley Doyle (Under 10 girls 100 metres); Jack Crosby and Jack O’Sullivan (Under 12 boys 100 metres); Tessa Doyle and Kara Phelan (Under 12 girls 100 metres); Lee McCann and Shane Grace (Under 14 boys 100 metres); Ciara Doyle (Under 14 girls 100 metres); Alan Dunphy and Daire O’Sullivan (Under 10 boys 200 metres); Eva Tallis and Chloe Delaney (Under 10 girls 200 metres); Eoin Delaney and Luke Holohan (Under 12 boys 600 metres); Aine Kenny and Denise O’Gorman (Under 12 girls 600 metres); Jack McGree and David O’Carroll (Under 14 boys 800 metres); Ellen O’Carroll and Holly Moore (Under 14 girls 800 metres); Eoin Kenny and Oisin Quirke (Under 12 boys Long Puck); and Aisling Phelan and Eimear Walsh (Under 14 girls Long Puck).

Only two children per event from Under 8 up are eligible to represent Lisdowney in the county final. However, there were a number of other worthy medal winners on the day including Luke Crosby, Conor Dowling, Tadhg Bergin and James Walsh (Under 6 boys 60 metres); Laura Walsh, Cecilia Campion and Derbhla O’Shea (Under 6 girls 60 metres); Daniel O’Sullian, Noah Scott, Patrick Murphy and James Dooley (Under 6 boys 80 metres); Roisin Byrnes and Emily Tallis (Under 6 girls 80 metres). Congrats also to bronze medal winners Christian McInerney, Ava Dooley, Charlie Brennan and Ciara Comerford.

A Sports Person Award of the Games Award was presented to Michael McInerney who kindly went back to pick up his friend who had fallen in the middle of the race.

Lisdowney Community Games focused on educating children and their parents about being sun smart as we approach the summer. Theresa Dunphy spoke to parents about the importance of wearing sun cream and covering up in the sunshine. She also thanked Sam McCauley Chemists for providing two fabulous sun cream and beauty hampers for the event. The names of all children were put into a hat and two lucky mums – Nikki Scott and Marie Delaney – were the recipients of the hampers. Their daughters, Anna Scott and Chloe Delaney, also received vouchers for a local sports shop. Sun cream samples, also courtesy of Sam McCauley Chemists, were distributed at the end of the event.

RAIN JACKET FOUND - A Lisdowney rain jacket, size 7-8, was left behind after the athletics. Please contact 086 8093647.

LISDOWNEY HURLING - In the All County Junior Hurling League, Lisdowney had a good 2-16 to 0-10 home win over James Stephens on Saturday evening.

UNDER 16 HURLING - In the Under 16 Roinn B Hurling League, Lisdowney lost 6-20 to 4-5 to Conahy Shamrocks on Friday in Jenkinstown.

UNDERAGE HURLINg - Hurling for boys and girls from Under 6 up to Under 12 in Lisdowney GAA Club and will continue every Saturday morning from 10 am to 11 am. All are welcome. Children must wear helmets and shin guards.

LISDOWNEY GAA & CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, April 15 were 9, 15, 19 and 23. There was no winner. Match three winners were Mary Bowden, Catriona Meagher and F McGrath. Next week’s jackpot is €4,700. The draw will be held on Monday, April 29 in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney.

LADIES FOOTBALL AND FITNESS CLUB - Conahy Ladies Football and Fitness Club is calling all ladies interested in getting fit and having fun. You are asked to go along to the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown, on Thursday, May 2 at 8pm.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE - A FETAC three-day Occupational First Aid Course will be held in Clontubrid in May. It includes CPR and all aspects of First Aid including emergency treatments for burns, epilepsy, wounds, fractures and choking. Spaces are very limited. The cost of the entire course €190. Booking and further details are available on 086 1985251.

ADULT BADMINTON - Monday night badminton continues in Lisdowney hall at 8pm.

FLORA WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS - Many ladies from the parish have signed up for the mini marathon in aid of the local schools. All support will be greatly appreciated. A bus will leave Clontubrid for Dublin on the morning of the Mini Marathon. There are a limited number of spaces available. If you wish to book a place, please contact Caroline on 087-9110965.

NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT - All three schools in the parish are currently enrolling for the coming year. For Scoil Bhride National School, Lisdowney contact 056-8833495 or email lisdowneyns@gmail.com. For Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, contact 056-8832417 or for Creenkill National School contact 056-8832111.

BAPTISM – Welcomed into the faith family recently was Benedict Davies, England and Gathabawn.

LISDOWNEY CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent De Paul is there to support people of any age who are in need from the parish. Please contact the confidential line 087 9721076.

RAZOR’S BARBERS - Pauline Butler has just opened Razor’s Barbers in Church Street, Freshford. The barbers is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 am – 6pm, Thursdays from 5 – 8pm, Fridays from 9.30am – 8pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm.

LOVE CAKES - Please bake a Love Cake for the Home Care Team. This involves baking a cake, bringing it into Oldtown Hill Shop on High Street where it will be judged. You can then take your cake and eat it. €5 should be donated towards the Home Care Team. The prize for the winning cake will be to have your house cleaned, top to bottom, by McCreery Contract Cleaners and your own Personal Butler for the day. This is all part of the Romantic Gathering in May.

ROTHE HOUSE CONFERENCE - A conference, ‘Telling the Story of Rothe House’, will be held in the house this Saturday, April 27.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to lisdowneynewspapernotes@gmail.com or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 for the months of April and May.