Annual Parish Social will take place this year on May 25 in Langtons

Senior Hurling League-If you take a look at the final score in this senior league game, held in Nowlan Pk last Sunday, you might be of the opinion that this was a one sided game. Not so. For a considerable part of the game the ‘Boro were competitive, even leading at halftime by 0-11 to 0-9, granted playing with the advantage of the wind. In fact, on no less than seven occasions throughout the game, both teams were level. The wheels however came off the ‘Boro wagon on the fourteenth minute of the second half, when strangely, the teams were level at 0-14 each and a high lobbing ball arrived in the ‘Boro six yard box only to be deftly deflected to our net. It was at this point we needed a response, but it never came and a second O’Loughlin’s goal three minutes later sealed their victory as we lost our shape in the final quarter, allowing O’Loughlins to register a disproportionate final score. Dicksboro 0-14 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-20. Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Danny Kenny, Kieran Cuddihy, Michael Fagan, David Glynn, Cillian Buckley, Enda Malone, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Oisin Walsh, Derek O’Gorman, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Eoin Gough, Paul O’Flynn, Kevin Kenny for Cillian Starr, Tom Manning for Shane Maher, Philip Hogan for Oisin Walsh.

Senior Hurling League-If you take a look at the final score in this senior league game, held in Nowlan Pk last Sunday, you might be of the opinion that this was a one sided game. Not so. For a considerable part of the game the ‘Boro were competitive, even leading at halftime by 0-11 to 0-9, granted playing with the advantage of the wind. In fact, on no less than seven occasions throughout the game, both teams were level. The wheels however came off the ‘Boro wagon on the fourteenth minute of the second half, when strangely, the teams were level at 0-14 each and a high lobbing ball arrived in the ‘Boro six yard box only to be deftly deflected to our net. It was at this point we needed a response, but it never came and a second O’Loughlin’s goal three minutes later sealed their victory as we lost our shape in the final quarter, allowing O’Loughlins to register a disproportionate final score. Dicksboro 0-14 O’Loughlin Gaels 2-20. Panel: Cillian Breathnach, Danny Kenny, Kieran Cuddihy, Michael Fagan, David Glynn, Cillian Buckley, Enda Malone, Martin Gaffney, Ollie Walsh, Oisin Walsh, Derek O’Gorman, Cillian Starr, Shane Maher, Eoin Gough, Paul O’Flynn, Kevin Kenny for Cillian Starr, Tom Manning for Shane Maher, Philip Hogan for Oisin Walsh.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 10th May 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 32, 16, 9 and 17. Prizes drawn were €100 to Johnny Campion c/o Johnny Campion, €50 to Liam Hanrahan c/o Doherty’s Bar, €40 to Kate Molloy c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Jason Tallis c/o Bernie Lynch, €25 to Thomas O’Leary c/o Bridie Brennan, €25 to Angela Carroll c/o Patsy Griffin, €25 to Kathleen Grogan c/o Jimmy Mulrooney. Promoters prize of €30 to Maura Clifford and €20 to Martin Gaffney Jnr. The next draw will be for a jackpot of €4,550.

Anniversaries- Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm, Kathleen Molloy. Sunday 20th May at 10.30am Elizabeth Somers. Sunday 20th May at 11am in Hugginstown Church Anniversary Mass for Seamus A. Costello.

Party Time-The Annual Parish Social will take place this year on the 25th May, in Langton’s, John St at 8.30pm. 3 Course Dinner, music and dance, all for €10. Tickets on sale after Mass from P.P.C Committee or at the Parish Office. Enjoy a great evening out in nice May weather.

Dreamtime Radio-Dreamtime Radio is a new radio station at S.O.S Kilkenny. The station will be live every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am - 4pm in a one mile radius of the station. The station will also be packed with great music for all tastes out there. They will also hold interviews and competitions daily. You can catch the guys at Dreamtime Radio station by tuning into 90.9fm. You can contact the station at 056 7764000 ext 14 and by emailing them at dreamtime.sos@gmail.com.

Kilkenny Community Forum-Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Ormonde Hotel on Thursday 17th May at 8pm. This informational evening is open to all members of community and voluntary groups in Kilkenny City and County. A presentation on Local Development Plans will be given by Mr Denis Malone, Senior Engineer, Kilkenny County Council. Organisations in the county who have a community element such as the HSE, Digital Switchover Programme etc will have display stands on the night, to share their information with volunteers in the County. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Eucharistic Congress-An information evening for all planning to attend the Eucharistic Congress and / or Statio Orbis will be held on Thursday 17th May at St. Fiachre’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm. It is hoped that the tickets for Croke Park Mass will be available for distribution. As this is an important international event in the Church calendar parishes, schools and homes etc are encouraged decorate their premises to welcome the Congress to Ireland. Congress flags and bunting can be purchased through Irish Wholesale Flags directly on 093 42024 or email irishwholesaleflag@hotmail.com. Tickets: Those still interested in obtaining tickets for any Congress event or the Final Mass in Croke Park should ring 01 2981122. Special Trains for pilgrims Irish Rail/Iarnrod Eireann will operate special trains for pilgrims from Waterford/Kilkenny going to the Eucharistic Congress. Train Times are as follows: Tuesday 12th June: Leaving Waterford 6.40 am, Thomastown 7.03, Kilkenny 07.18, Muine Bheag 7.37 arriving in Sandymount (5 mins walk from RDS) Dublin at approx. 9.30am. The return train leaves Sandymount station at 10.00pm. Sunday 17th June: Leaving Waterford 9.35am, Thomastown 9.58. Kilkenny 10.13, Muine Bheag 10.31 arriving at Connolly Station (10 minutes walk from Croke Park) at 12 midday. The return train leaves Connolly at 18.10pm. For these trains to run booking is essential and needs to be done immediately. Many parishes have organised bus transport.

P.P.C Committee-Meeting tonight Wednesday 16th at 8pm in Dean’s Gate.

Men’s Shed and Veg Shed Sale-Good Shepard Centre Car Park(beside St. Canice’s Tower) on Sunday 3rd June at 12pm. Bedding, herb and veg plants, along with filled/unfilled window/herb boxes and more. Proceeds supporting both projects.

Senior Help Line- Is a National Programme of Third Age which promotes the value of older people who volunteer in programmes throughout Ireland’s communities. Don’t be alone with your problem, loneliness, financial, health worries, elder abuse. LoCall 1850 440 444.

Mens Action Network- is organising a day trip to Dublin on 5th June-Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library. Cost of €40 includes bus, all admission fees, dinner in Maldron Hotel. Bus leaves at 8.30am from Butts Green. For booking and more information please contact - Eamonn 0567789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 567780876.

GROW- Mental Health meetings: Tuesday mornings 10am-12md and Wednesday nights 8-10pm every week at Ormonde Home, Barrack St. Contact 056-7761624 if you are interested in attending.

Baptisms- Baptisms take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 5.00pm in St. Canice’s. Newly Baptised are invited to attend 11.30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month.

Parish Registration- You are welcome to register as a member of St. Canice’s Parish by sending in your names and addresses to the Parish Office-056 7721533 and Margaret will be happy to look after you.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support - Kilkenny Bereavement Support holds an open Support Group for adults bereaved by Suicide in Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch at 8.00 on the first Thursday of every month. Open to anyone who has lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. For further information, please contact 7756538.

Aware Depression Support Group- Aware’s Kilkenny support group for individuals experiencing depression, meets every Thursday at 7.30pm, in the Father McGrath Family Resource Centre, St. Joseph’s Road. Support groups can help people to better understand depression and to learn tips and skills for managing the condition and minimising its impact. The support group is free of charge. For more information call Katy on 087 646 2079 or see www.aware.ie.

SVDP- St. Vincent de Paul Helpline is 086-0721598.