Bereavement - The community of Stoneyford were shocked and saddened at the tragic death of Jim Butler last Thursday May 30. Jim was 58 years old and lived all of his life in the Stoneyford area. Most of his life was lived in the family home in Knockdrina but in latter years he lived in Stoneyford village. He was son of the late Tom and Peggy Butler and was predeceased four years ago by his brother Paddy. Jim was a great supporter of all sporting organizations in the parish and played hurling with Carrickshock. In his earlier years he won an u14 county final medal with Aghavillar school team.
He also played socccer with Stoneyford and in recent years was one of their best supporters always wearing his Stoneyford FC jacket. He was also an avid fan of Liverpool FC. Jim would also have been known as a G.A.A. umpire, his proudest moment was when he was umpire at the Centenary All-Ireland in Thurles which was refereed by Pascal Long. This game can be seen regularly on the RTE programme “Reeling in the years” and Jim can be seen proudly waving the flag. Jim worked for years in the building industry but it is in latter years that he will be remembered for his work on the fás ascheme where he took care of the playing fields and the community hall.
His remains were removed to St. Brendan’s Church on Friday evening where a large crowd of people had gathered to form a guard of honour which was made up of Stoneyford soccer club, Carrickshock hurling club, Stoneyford Development Association and his many friends in the Stoneyford community. His remains were received at St. Brendan’s Church by Fr. Liam Cassin P.P. and Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday morning before burial in Stonecarthy Graveyard.
He is survived by his brothers Peter and Tommy, his sisters, Ann. Kathleen. Brigid and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, Nephews and Neices, relatives and friends.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
Community Games - The finals of the Community Games competitions were held in Scanlon Park Kilkenny last week end. There were three competitors from Stoneyford AC. Amy Delaney Jeffers ran the U14 girls 800m missing out on bronze and taking fourth place. Blaithín Holden won Bronze in the girls 8 60m. and Leo McKernan won gold in the boys U8 80m and so qualified for the Community Games National Finals in Athlone in August where he will represent Kilkenny in the U8 Boys 80m sprint. Well done to all and Good Luck to Leo in Athlone.
Rota for next week-end: . June 8/9. 2013 (Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)Readers:Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30pm . Rita O’Farrell; Sunday 10am. Michael DermodyHugginstown: Saturday 8pm. Pat Duggan; Sunday 11am. Deirdre O’Shea Eucharistic Ministers:Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30pm Pat Kenny; Sunday 10am Bernie Grace Hugginstown: Saturday 8pm . Nancy Hearne; Sunday 11am. Mary Murphy.A New Rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers is available in the Church Sacristy.
First Holy Communion - First Holy Communion for the pupils of Monroe School will take place in Hugginstown Church on this Sunday June 2 at 11am. All are very welcome. Congratulations to - Andrew Fitzpatrick; Aoife Grace; Amber Hickey; Laura Irish; Orlaith O’Shea; Ella Mackey Maher; Roisin Murphy: Jake Power. Also Congratulations to all Parents, Families and Teachers.
Anniversary Mass - In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8 at 8pm. - Michael Brennan, Keatingstown.
Newmarket School - Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the School on Wednesday June 5 at 8pm.
Stoneyford Active Retirement Group - The next monthly meeting will take place in the Community Centre, Stoneyford, on Wednesday June 5 at 10.30a.m. New members are very welcome.
Dates to Remember - Cemetery Masses for 2013: Stoneyford on Friday .July 5 at 8pm Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday July 6 at 8pm; Stonecarthy Cemetery on Friday 2nd. August at 8.00p.m.
Bingo - Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30pm
Carrickshock G.A.A Golf Classic - A Golf Classic will be held at Callan Golf Club on Friday 14. and Saturday 15t June. 2013. Team of 4 for €200 to includes BBQ and Dinner. To book Tee Times contact Richie at 086 293 6205