EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER BONNET COMPETITION - Paulstown/Goresbridge Camogie club will hold their annual Easter egg hunt this Easter Saturday March 30. It will take place at the pitch in Paulstown at 12noon. It is always a fantastic day out and for €3 how could you miss it. The kids will have great fun and even the parents enjoy this day out.
The Easter bunny will be present and will get the hunt started. There will be a separate play area for children under 5 and parents are welcome to join in. Everyone who takes part is guaranteed an egg. Imelda from ICA Boot camp will be judging the Easter bonnet competitions, there will be separate prizes for children and adults so please bring along your best bonnet, there is no charge to enter. Winners of the colouring competition will also be announced on the day. There will be egg and spoon races, underage races and much more. There are vouchers from K-bowl, kiddie’s kingdom, Jellie Tots, swimming pool, big blue barn and the cinema to be won. Admission is only €3.
TRÓCAIRE BOXES TO BE RETURNED - Trócaire boxes or envelopes should be returned to the Church this weekend; it is advisable to return them when the ceremonies are taking place.
KEITH WINS SILVER - Congratulations to Keith Flavin who won a silver medal while fighting in Russia last week. On the way to the final he a Russian, a Ukranian and an Armenian in the semi-final. He was beaten in the final and denied the goal medal by a very strong Cuban boxer.
Shane Flavin and Jamie Cullen won their semi-finals last Friday evening and will box their respective finals this Saturday in the National Stadium. Roy Sheehy also from Paulstown boxing club will box his semi-final next Friday evening.
DAVID WINS SILVER - Congratulations to David Murphy, Paulstown who brought home a silver medal from the All Ireland Juvenile Indoor Athletics Championship. He was beaten for the gold medal by 1000th of a second in the 60 metre sprint and he was also placed fourth in the Shot Putt, a very good weekend for David.
HEADING FOR TRIALS - Good Luck to Aidan Hynes who has been chosen for trials in goal for the Irish under 16 team. He is one of the youngest players that have played in the Premier League.
CALENDARS - There are still some Goresbridge calendars for sale at GRD, as this is now March you can purchase them for €5. They are fabulous with all photos taken in the Goresbridge area, nice even to keep as a memento for 2013. Contact Noel at 059 9775646 or Colette at 087 2601672.
ELECTRICAL RECYCLE COLLECTION - We are very lucky in Goresbridge that there will be an electrical waste collection on Tuesday April 9. WEEE Ireland will have a truck in Glanbia from 2-5. It is a chance for all of us to rid our houses, garages, out houses of broken electrical appliances, anything that has a plug can be brought, the space that this could create in our houses. Start putting your electrical waste aside the date will be here before we know it, don’t miss out on this opportunity. This has been organised with the help of Bernadette Moloney, Environment Awareness Officer with Kilkenny County Council, GRD and a special mention to Kevin Hosey, manager at Glanbia for allowing the use of the yard.
METAL COLLECTION - GRD hope to have a metal collection day in the near future.
CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG - Those of you who have dogs and walk them in public areas are asked to bring a bag with you to clean up after them. This is an ongoing problem in the village and it is unbelievable in this day and age that people who keep dogs as pets allow them to pooh on the footpaths, outside shops and outside people’s home, it is disgusting and lets us all know how little they think of the people who live in the area and how little they think of the village where they live. It is not only those who take their dogs out for a walk but there are several dogs allowed to roam freely and do their business anywhere and the area at the school is particularly bad. There are bags available at GRD if you would like to collect them.
SPLIT THE POT RESULTS - Derry Dalton was the winner of Split the Pot last Saturday, he won €128, Breda O’Dowd, Slate Range won €20 and Shane Dwyer c/o The Barrow Breeze also won €20. Thank you to all of you who play and to the businesses who promote the draw.
MEMBERSHIP OPTION - Barrow Rangers have come up with two options to pay your annual membership by direct debit. Option 1 for €20 per month you get your membership, one lotto ticket per week and a Piltown Draw Ticket, Option 2 for €25 per month it pays your membership, 2 lotto tickets per week and a Piltown Draw Ticket.
SOUTH LEINSTER RAPE CRISIS - Ladies are you looking to have fun, get fit and support a great cause. Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis are now looking for women to join and support us in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, taking place June 3rd 2013. If you are interested in joining us please register at www.florawomensminimarathon.ie. Closing date for registration is April 24th and is subject to change based on the volume of incoming applicants. Please register early to avoid disappointment. If you require any further information, please contact us t 05991 33344or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
PIONEER NEWS - The National Pioneer Ball will take place on Saturday, April 13 in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Music is by Solitaire and Guest Speaker is Denis Rackard Cody. Tickets cost €25, if you wish to buy tickets, contact Mary Meaney at 086 6027751 or Eileen Heffernan at 086 1664971.
BARROW RANGERS LOTTO WORTH €5,300 - Barrow Rangers lotto stands at €5,300 and tickets are available from Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar and Peter Breen. It costs €2 to play; you choose 4 numbers between 1-24 so it could be you.
BOOKING IONAD DARA - If you wish to book Ionad Dara you can contact Mary Simpson at 087 7548498.
BRIDGE UNITED LOTTO - Bridge United lottery stands at €6, 325, the reserve jackpot is €3,475.The Barcoe Family won €50 as did carjcd c/o Gardiner Family, promoters prize went to Christina Gardiner. It costs 2 to play and tickets are available in Blake’s Pub, Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Maher’s Pub, The Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner and from committee members.
HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES - Holy Thursday Mass is at 7.30 in both Churches. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Paulstown at 3pm and Goresbridge at 7.30. Stations of the Cross in Goresbridge at 3pm and in Paulstown at 7.30. Holy Saturday, Mass in Paulstown at 7pm and Goresbridge at 9pm. You are asked to bring a candle for the ceremony of light and renewal of baptismal commitment. Easter Sunday, Mass at 10is in Goresbridge and in Paulstown at 11.30.
GREAT FUN - It was something new for Barrow Rangers and Young Irelands when they came together and organised a White Collar Boxing Tournament in Langton’s at the weekend. It was great fun as opponents took their place in the ring with each having their own entrance song. The venue was packed to capacity with a great atmosphere and plenty of craic. It was a great success.
LIBRARY OPEN - The library at Goresbridge Rural Development, Barrack St is open Mon – Fri, 9.30 to 1. There is a great selection of books to choose from, something to suit everyone. It is very simple there is no charge, you can bring books and take books in exchange, and even if you don’t have a book to bring you can certainly take some to read.
COMMUNITY GARDEN - If you are interested in learning to grow vegetables and herbs feel free to go along to the community garden behind the offices of GRD on Wednesday mornings. Dee Sewell from Greenside Up is the expert on hand to give advice. It starts at 9.30 and finishes at 11.30 it is very sociable, with a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits on hand also. It will show how you don’t have to have a big area to grow lots of food. If you would like more information you can contact Noel in the GRD office at 059 9775646.
SET DANCING - Adult Set Dancing resumes in Ionad Dara on Monday, February 4 for 10 weeks, €6 per class and beginners are very lucky.
COFFEE MORNING - In Doyle’s Railway House, Bagenalstown on Holy Thursday from 10am to 1pm in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Appeal.