Urlingford notes

Drive for Liam McCarthy

Drive for Liam McCarthy

KCLR Radio Table Quiz will be hosted in Doyles Pub tomorrow (Thursday) at 9pm sharp. Tables of four: 20 euro. Please come and acknowledge Aidan Fogarty’s magnificent ‘Man of the Match’ award and support our senior team as well. To enter a team please contact Tom Phelan 086 2532950.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week so the prize fund now stands at E8,800 while the jackpot is E6,800. There were nine match 3 numbers sharing E200: Aidan Curran, Joe O’Brien, Fergus Queally, Orla Donnelly, Michael Tobin, Mary Power, Bridget Moriarty, Pat Cummins, Shem Murphy. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Maria Kinnane, John Minogue, Joe O’Brien, Fergus Queally, Emma Curran. Promoter’s prize: Sinead Curran.

SINCERE SYMPATHY - The death has taken place at his residence at St Mary’s Avenue, Urlingford of Mr Aidan O’Brien. The news of his passing was deeply regretted over a wide area. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a great cook and served in the Army and travelled to Congo and Lebanon. He was a quiet gentleman, it bore testimony to his popularity with the huge attendance at the removal of his Remains from his residence to the Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after concelebrated Mass burial took place in the Mill Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Phyllis, sons David and Michael, daughter Adrianne, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, a large circle of friends and neighbours. A lone piper played music on the way to the church.

DANCING - Social dancing in Urlingford Hall will take place on Tuesday, September 4. Music by Checkers. Supper will be served. All proceeds will go to Graine Development Association.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Mass in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Mary Hayes, Main St.

COLAISTE MHUIRE - Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown, re-opening times: First years on Tuesday, August 28, 9am to 12 noon. First, Fourth, Fifth and LCA1 only return on Wednesday 29 from 9 am to 4pm; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th years return on Thursday, August 30, 9am to 4pm. Fetac level 5&6 and PLC courses commence on September 10, Business and Secretarial Studies (Level 5); Business Administration (Level 6); Engineering Technology (Level 5) with Agricultural Modules; Early Childhood Care and Education (Level 5 and Level 6). These courses are eligible for maintenance grants under the Further Education Grants Scheme. For further information and application forms contact: Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown 056 8831135, Fax 056 8838864, Email kkmhuire@eircom.net.

GRAINE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCATION - GDA will hold a public meeting on Monday, September 3 in the hall at 8pm. This will be our final meeting in the old hall. The purpose of the meeting is to let people know where we are at with regard to the development of the hall and our current financial position. Please come and support us with your presence on the night.

FUNDRAISING BARBEQUE - Will be held on Saturday, September 1 in the Urlingford Arms. Tickets are currently on sale. A prize of two All-Ireland tickets will be awarded to the best dressed couple in Kilkenny colours on the night. Come and enjoy a great night out and support your local club.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Horticulture Course: The Mill Family Resource Centre is holding an Information Morning on Thursday, September 13 at 10am. If you are interested in doing a Horticulture course, two mornings a week, Fetac Level 4, please come along and sign up. Empowering Parents Training Programme: Are you the parent of a disabled child, would you like to meet with a group in a similar situation and learn to be a more effective voice for your child? The Centre will host an Empowering parents training course in partnership with DESSA The programme will run over a 6 week period, one day a week and seeks to support Parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their child. The programme is suitable for parents of children under 12 who have any form of impairment. It is local and free of charge and will offer you information and advice which will help you see things differently and to find ways of getting what you and your child need. You will be with parents who are in a similar situation to you so there will be lots of opportunity for getting and giving real support. This programme will commence on September 28. For Further Information please contact Mill Family Resource Centre Urlingford on 056-88-38466 or email the millfrcmc@gmail.com.

Preschool for Little Learners - Old School, Urlingford, will re-open tomorrow (Thursday). Please contact Angela on 056 8831805 or 087 9363885 for more information.

FUNDRAISING 25s CARD GAME - Many thanks to all who supported our special 25’s card game at Urlingford Hall last Monday night. Congratulations to all prize winners. The proceeds on the night came to 1200 euro which has been handed over to Graine Development Association. Also thanks to the ladies from both Urlingford and Graine who provided refreshments on the night for all.

SCOIL AN CHROI RO NAOFA - Our primary school will reopen for all students on Monday, September 3.

EMERALD’S - Congrats to Aidan Fogarty and Padraig Phelan on their All-Ireland (Senior and Intermediate) semi-final wins with Kilkenny. Also, well done to the clubs U14 team on a great first round championship win and to the junior camogie team who won all county semi-final, both played last Tuesday. All Ireland tickets: only paid up members can book tickets for the All-Ireland, so the club have agreed to allow anyone who has not joined this year a chance to pay up membership until August 28. All tickets must be booked by September 2. Please text Mary on 087 4190772.

SET DANCING - Has commenced in Urlingford Hall on Monday night last and will continue every Monday night.

ZUMBA FITNESS - in Urlingford. Ditch the workout and join the party! Tone up, lose weight and have some fun! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening and in the local Hall. Morning class to start in September. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah 087 7460707 for more information.

CARDS - A great game of cards every Friday night in the Community Hall, Urlingford. More card players are very welcome. A great night out.

VOCATION WEEKEND - September 14 to 16: Whom do you seek? We seek God. Who alone gives meaning to our lives? Communion with Christ and with one another in love, through a life of prayer centred on Jesus, the Word of God and on the Eucharist. Single young women n attracted to this way of life are welcome to attend any of the following weekends in 2012. September 14 to 16; October 26 to 28; November 16 to 18. Please contact Sr Mairead OP, Monastery of St Catherine of Siena, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Tel 041 9838524, www.dominicannuns.ie.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - 1st and 3rd Friday of each month 2.30 to 5.30pm.

CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.

URLINGFORD NEWS - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc can do so by contacting Gerry Grace or by emailing emeraldnews@hotmail.com Please feel free to send photographs to the email address or by passing them on to Gerry Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.