Congratulations- and best wishes go out to two well known people in the village on the occasion of their marriage recently. Pat Morrissey Woodview, Freshford and Anna Cuthbert of Tullaroan and Scotland tied the knot at Our Lady & Saint Cuthberts Church, Berwick Upon Tweed on 2nd June. The Ceremony was performed by Fr. J. Brendan Kelly. The bride was attended by her best friend Julie Matthews and Best man was Oliver Rafter friend of the groom. Flower girl was Freya Deans and Page Boy was Warren Cuthbert (nephew of bride.) They had a special function on Friday night last in Langtons on their return from Scotland and celebrated with their families and friends. Many travelled from Scotland to attend the celebration at the weekend. Both are well known in the village. Pat is local plumber and was member of Freshford town Soccer teams over the years and St. Lachtains Hurling Club while Anna is hairdresser in the local Saloon in the village. The couple will reside in Freshford and are wished all the best in their new married life together.
FRESHFORD COMMUNITY MARKET - The people of the area are reminded that will be a Community Market in Freshford starting on Friday the 6th July from 10am to 12 pm. Local producers are welcome to come along and sell their wares on the beautiful village green, weather permitting, or in the local Community Hall, if not. There will be various home produced goods on sale including Home baking, jams, eggs, bread also arts and crafts etc will also be available. All are welcome. For further information on same you can contact Colette on 086 0522770 or David on 086 7311600.
BOWLS- Don’t forget the annual Bowling Competition at Cascade is starting next weekend . Anyone interested in taking part should have their names in to Murt as soon as possible. For further information or to register please contact Murt on 8832268 or 086 3654492.
UPPERCOURT MANOR RESTAURANT - The newly refurbished and luxurious Loop Restaurant at Uppercourt Manor is now open on Saturday and Monday evenings and on Sunday from 12.30 to 5pm. with choice of menu available. They also cater for parties, communion confirmation or other functions. For further details or booking contact 086 0512770.
IRISH FANS - A number of local soccer enthusiasts from Freshford and surrounds travelled to Poland recently to follow Ireland in the tournament. Despite Ireland having a bad run in the competition the fans had a good time and enjoyed the trip in the meantime.
FRESHFORD TOWN NEWS - The victorious Freshford Town U11 team collected their League Cup in the Springhill Hotel at the KDL awards night recently, having won the league after a superb unbeaten season. Captain Cathal O’Leary collected the Cup from Mayor Fitzgerald on behalf of the team and Cian Franey collected the U11 KDL Div.2 Player of the Year award. Adam Garret collected medals on behalf of the U14’s team who finished a close second in their league after a great campaign and Michael Kenny collected the U17 Cup and medals on behalf of the U17’s who had a great fantastic Cup win.
raffle- Freshford Town are holding a raffle to celebrate Irelands participation in the Euro 2012 finals and trying to raise much needed funds for the club. They have a beautifully framed autographed Ireland jersey and for just €2 euro a line or 3 lines for €5 you could win this fantastic prize. The jersey has many of the Irish squad autographs including captain Robbie Keane and others like Keith Andrews and Shay Given plus many more. You can purchase a line in most of the local shops and pubs or by contacting a member of the club.
soccer-Parents please note that soccer training sessions for 5-9 year old which are held each Saturday at 12 noon finish this Saturday for the summer break.
Lotto - There was no Jackpot winner in last weeks KDL Lotto and the Jackpot next weeks stands at €6,300. There were two winners in the match three both local, Yvonne Barnaville,The Square and Martin Walsh, Bohergloss.
VINCENT DE PAUL - Freshford Branch of St.Vincent de Paul Society meet every month on the last Thursday evening of each month and are very active at present . For any information or help please contact their private number on 085-2758136
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION - To mark the occasion of Ireland hosting g the International Eucharistic Congress Freshford parish held a special Corpus Christi procession on Wednesday evening last. While the Congress was in progress in Dublin there was a Mass in Freshford at 7.30pm and this was be followed by the traditional Corpus Christi procession which went down round The Square. Pride of place went to this year’s First Holy Communion class and Confirmation class. People were asked to make a special effort to attend on the evening and there was a good crowd in attendance on the evening which was lovely to see for the special event.
GAA NEWS - St.Lachtains u-14 hurling team are due to play St.Fiacres in Pairc Lachtain on Friday evening net at 7.30p.m (see fixtures for confirmation). On Monday next they play James Stephens B at Larchfield at 7pm.
Best of luck- to Brian Kennedy who is part of the Kilkenny U21 Panel who will play Wexford in Nowlan Park on Wednesday evening. Also best wishes go to Shane Donnelly and James Maher who are both members of the Kilkenny Minor hurling panel which will play Dublin n the Leinster semi final on Saturday evening next at O’Moore Park, Portales, prior to the Leinster Senior Semi final. (see fixtures for times.
St.Lachtains Minor Hurlers play St.Martins in the Conahy tournament at Pairc Lachtain this week..
The Junior A Hurlers beat local rivals Conahy Shamrocks in the North Junior A Championship/League game played on Saturday evening at Pairc Lachtain on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-12.
The Junior B hurlers were beaten by Danesfort in the first round of their league/championship on Sunday evening in a highly competitive game played at Danesfort on a 0-22 to 0-15 scoreline.
Meanwhile the Intermediate hurlers played St.Martins in the Byrne Cup at Coon last week. A somewhat understrength team lost out to the Muckalee side. Their next games is against Dicksboro on Sunday afternoon next at Pairc Lachtain at 2pm.They play O’Loughlins this week in Pairc Lachtains (see results).
support-You are reminded that 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.
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE - Names of volunteers to steward at the triathlon in Kilkenny on Saturday 28th July must be with Club Officers as soon as possible. This is a good fundraising opportunity for the Club so please help out if you can
SUMMER CAMP - Freshford Annual Summer Camp 2012 takes place this year from 30th July to August 3rd. For more information on same or to register please contact JJ on 086 8629666. Places are limited.
Adoration -of the Blessed Sacrament in Prague House Freshford every Friday from 10am to 5pm. All welcome
DANCEWISE- Dance wise Academy Dance and Performing Arts Class for girls and boys are held each Thursday evening in Freshford Community Hall for 4- 18 years old. All welcome. For more information contact Melissa on 86 - 3349692.
TABLE QUIZ -Your support would be greatly appreciated, YOUR LOCAL CLUB NEEDS YOU! Join the Battle for Kilkenny’s Cleverest Club- a Fundraising Table Quiz in Aid of Kilkenny Camogie Team will be held in Springhill Court Hotel on Thursday 28th June at 8pm. The pride of YOUR CLUB and €500 of O’Neill’s Sports Gear to be Won! €30.00 per team of 4 - For details etc. Contact Pearl at 087 6923811.
CEMETARY MASSES - The annual Cemetary Mass In Killahy Cemetary takes place on this Thursday evening the 21st June. Meanwhile the annual mass in St.Lachtains Cemetary Freshford takes place on Friday 29th June and Mass in Tulla Cemetary will be on Friday 3rd August.
CAMPA GAELACH BAN UI NDUACH - Threecastles Irish Camp is back for its third year this year. Enjoy a wide variety of activities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere through Irish. The Camp will be held in Threecatles Community Hall from Monday 13th to 16th July from 10am to 1pm. The Camp is aimed at children between first and sixth class. Eleanor Cantwell and Jenny Dalton are once again the teachers. To Register contact Eleanor at 085- 2490035 or 777106 or Jenny at 086 3392835. “Beatha Teanga I a Labhairt”.
ST. LACHTAINS SCHOOL ENROLEMENT -Parents are reminded that the process of enrolling new pupils for school year 2012/2013 is currently underway at St.Lachtains National School. Enrolement packs have already been sent out to those on the list. All enrolement forms should be retuned by the end of May. If you need a form or any details please contact the school office on 056-8832400. There will be an open afternoon for the new Junior Infants on Wednesday 6th June 2012 from 2 to 3p.m. Parents will be able to meet with the Junior infants Teacher and the principal on this day and enjoy a brief tour of the school following by some light refreshments.
retirement-Freshford Active Retirement Group meet every Tuesday in the local Community Hall, at 3pm with various activities. New Members are most welcome . Members also play bowling every second Tuesday in McDonagh Junction
Thai Chee- Classes are held each Monday evening in the Community Hall from 6.30 - 7.30p.m. New members are most welcome also.
clean-The People in Freshford are reminded to keep our village tidy and clean. Children are being encouraged to use the bins providing around the villages and estates when disposing of their litter and it is hoped that the adults with follow suit and help make for a cleaner and tidier village and environment.
Phelan’s Hardware - Phelan’s Hardware Ballyragget again remind their customers that their store is now reopen on Wednesday’s throughout the summer months. The Company are delighted to be able to offer full opening hours to all their customers again and wish to thank all their customers for their patience over the past eighteen months.
Spin the Wheel - The lucky winner of the Spin Wheel in Kavanaghs on Saturday night last was Johnny McCarthy, Poulbawn. Johnny spun the wheel and won €50. Next weeks Jackpot will be €350. Second prize went to Calum Strafford, Ballyragget. The draw takes place each Saturday night and is organised by St Lachtains GAA Club as part of their fund raising and is held every Saturday night in Kavanaghs bar..
alert-Freshford /Threecastles Community Alert Group held their annual a
collection- Church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday last outside all masses. Thanks to all those who supported the cause.
OASIS SUMMER CAMPS - Four July Oasis summer camps will be held in Oasis
Childcare Centre - “50 things to Do” Camp for 4-6 year old from 2nd to 6th July from 10am to 1.45pm at cost of €40 - “Summer Music Madness” from 9th to 13th July 10am to 1pm at cost of €50 for all children of primary school age. “Animation Workshop with Cartoon Saloon” from 16th to 20th -10am to 12.3opm. - cost €50 for children between 8 and 15 years and “Your Designs” from the 23rd to 27th July - 10am to 1pm - Cost €50. For 7-15 year old. Most camps are filling up fast so contact Grace on 883270 for details . For further information. If you are a young artistic person and would like to get voluntary Work experience why not give the centre a call.