Lisdowney: Sympathy to Coughlan family

LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES - The AGM of Lisdowney Community Games will take place tomorrow night, Thursday, 17th January 2013, at 7.30 pm in Lisdowney Resource Centre. All are welcome.

LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES - The AGM of Lisdowney Community Games will take place tomorrow night, Thursday, 17th January 2013, at 7.30 pm in Lisdowney Resource Centre. All are welcome.

SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are extended to the family of Jack Coughlan, Liverpool and Parksgrove who has passed away.

UNDER 21 A COUNTY HURLING FINAL - Lisdowney GAA Club congratulates the players and management of neighbours St Lachtain’s of Freshford on winning the Under 21 A County Hurling Final on Sunday.

BORD NA N-OG AGM -The Lisdowney Bord na nOg AGM was held on Friday night where plans were made for the underage teams for the year ahead.

LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERSHIP - Membership is due for renewal for the coming year. Players’ membership is €70, ordinary membership is €50, children are €20 per child with family membership only €100 for two adults and all children. At least one parent of each child is asked to please join the club, partly for insurance purposes, but also as the children get huge a amount of enjoyment playing with the club, and funding of club activities is always needed. It is essential too that all those who help out with training sessions in any shape or form become members. Garda vetting forms are also available from the club secretary or any member of the committee.

LISDOWNEY GAA AND CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 7th January 2013, were 2, 11, 20 and 28. There was no winner. Match three winner was G Hughes. Annual club lotto tickets are currently on sale. The annual ticket for €100 enters you into 52 weekly draws. Weekly tickets are just €2 and are available from Hogans’, McGraths’, Bradleys’Butchers and the Credit Union in Ballyragget, O’Carroll’s Pharmacy and Micheal Bergin’s in Freshford, Mackeys’ in Gathbawn, Carmel’s in Lisdowney and from any committee member.

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.

JOIN THE GYM - It is time to think about getting fit for the New Year! Membership for the gym at Lisdowney HurlingClub is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.

PILATES -Places are still available for Pilates classes in the Core Clinic, Clontubrid (beginners, intermediates, teens and pre and post natal). Evenings and daytime classes are available. Phone or text 086-6611163 to book your place.

U CAN CANCER - An exercise class has started for people who have or who have had cancer. Please phone Joanne on 056-7752258 to book.

RACQUETBALL - Anybody interested in joining Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is asked to call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.

LISDOWNEY BADMINTON CLUB - Badminton for adults continues each Monday night at 8pm in Lisdowney Community Centre.

JUVENILE BADMINTON - Badminton for eight year olds and up has started in Lisdowney Community Centre on Friday nights from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The club has some spare rackets for those who don’t have access to one. Badminton is an energetic sport which children should enjoy. All are welcome.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY/TODDLER GROUP - The Lisdowney Mother and Baby/Toddler Group will meet this Saturday, 19th January 2013, at 10.30 am in Lisdowney Resource Centre. All are welcome. Contact Avril on 087-7760082 for more information.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION - An Operation Transformation walk will take place this Saturday morning, 19thJanuary 2013, at 11 am in Castlecomer Discovery Park. There will be a walk leader to guide the walk so no prior experience is necessary. All are welcome.

NIGHT CLASSES - Night classes will commence shortly at Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown. All welcome. Classes are available in Welding Arc (Tuesdays for nine weeks, €100 for course); Welding Tig Mig (Thursdays for 10 weeks, €120 for course); Crafts – card and gift making (Tuesdays for six weeks, €90 for course); Beginners Computers (Thursdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); Yoga (Thursdays for eight weeks€85 for course); Pilates (Tuesdays for eight weeks,€70 for course); Computerised accounts (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €80 for course); Occupational First Aid (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); Gardening – plan your garden (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); and Cake Decoration (Tuesdays for four weeks, €50 for course). People on Social Welfare are eligible for a 20 per cent discount. For more information, please contact the school.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets regularly. The Conference is there to support people of the parish of any age who are in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076.

COMMUNITY ALERT - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from the 22nd– 27th May 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email