Calendar - You are reminded that GRD will produce a calendar for 2013. You are invited to submit photographs of a person, place or thing taken in the Goresbridge area. You can leave them in on a disk to Goresbridge Rural Development as soon as possible. The photographs will be judged by photographer, Roger Jones and it is hoped that more people will enter the competition this year, lots of people have fabulous photos, you just need to take a few minutes to save them on a disk and drop them into Breda in GRD. If you are not sure about saving them on a disk, drop into Breda with your camera. If you intend entering photos please do so before October 15 at the latest. The calendar was a great success last year and it is nice to flick over to a new month and know that the photograph is of Goresbridge, the calendar has found itself in Australia, Brazil, Wales, England, America and lots of other places so if you have a photo that you think is good enough to go on the calendar, drop it in to GR D in Barrack St or give it to Colette Murphy.
SPLIT THE POT €146 - Mrs Anne Connolly, Red Mills won €146, Peter and Róisín Breen, Lower Grange won €20 and Linda Nolan c/o Spar won €20. Thank you to all who continue to play, it is a really important source of revenue for Goresbridge Rural Development and the money is spent in the village. You can play for €2 per week; drop €2 into the envelopes available in Red Mills, Bridge Café, Barrow Breeze, and Pauline’s Coffee Dock. Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Blake’s Pub, Goresbridge Credit Union, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Glanbia and Beatrice Dempsey’s.
ALCOHOL AWARENESS - Carlow Regional Pioneer Association has organised an information evening about alcohol awareness on Wednesday October 17 in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge at 8pm. All are invited to attend especially parents and mentors over teams or leaders of youth groups.
FOLK CHOIR - Goresbridge Folk Choir will resume practice after taking a break for the summer. They meet on Monday evenings in the Church at 7.30. New members needed and very welcome.
ZUMBA - Zumba Fitness Classes re-commence this Tues Sept 11 in Ionad Dara 8.30 – 9.30, €8 per class. Contact Nicola at 085 1416953 for more information.
HIP HOP - Hip Hop Street dance classes will take place in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge from Mon Sept 10 5.15 – 6.15, €5. If you would like more information please contact 085 1416953.
ART CLASSES - Art classes in a casual setting in the Goresbridge area on Monday evenings from 7-9. Contact Dawn for details at 086 3768810.
YOU COULD WIN €5,000 - Barrow Rangers lotto is worth €5,000, wouldn’t you love to get your hands on that. It costs €2, you choose 4 numbers between 1-24, and tickets are available in Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar and from Peter Breen in the Goresbridge area. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Bridge Café and the Barrow Breeze or from any committee member.
COUNTY LIBRARY - Kilkenny County Mobile Library will visit Goresbridge at 12.40 - 1.15 on the following dates: September 19, October 10 and 31, Nov 21 and December 12.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325 - Bridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325 so definitely worth winning. Reserve jackpot over €1,500.
BAPTISMS - Most parishes now arrange Baptisms for fixed dates each month for example a particular Saturday or Sunday in each Church at a fixed time. In Goresbridge, baptisms will take place on the second Saturday of each month at 4pm and in Paulstown they will take place on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 12.30 and you can choose whichever Church you prefer but you should give Fr. McEvoy a months’ notice.
BARROW RANGERS GATE COLLECTION - Barrow Rangers Juvenile Club will hold a church gate collection this weekend at masses on October 6 and 7.
CHAIR YOGA AND GENTLY EXERCISE CLASSES - Chair yoga and gentle exercise classes will commence in Ionad Dara soon. If you would like to learn to relax and do some gentle exercises this class could be perfect for you, it really suits all ages. There may be a group of friends that might like to spend a morning together and this could be an ideal way to do it. If you would like to book a place please contact Marian at 086 3082450.
SNATCHED AWAY - Barrow Rangers under 14 hurlers had the County Final snatched from them by Ballyhale Shamrocks in Nowlan Park last Saturday. After a very shaky and nervous start when they conceded a very early goal and a point they settled down and played themselves into the game. By half time they were ahead by a point 1-4 to 1-3. The second half was again a very keenly contested affair with both sides swapping scores. With three minutes remaining Barrow Rangers lead by a point but disaster struck when the lads from the South scored a goal. In the three minutes of added time they knocked over two more points as our lads chased the game. The final score was Barrow Rangers 1-11 to Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-9.
FAILED TO PUT THE SCORES ON THE BOARD - In the Minor 7 a side County Camogie Final last Saturday morning in Thomastown the Paulstown/Goresbridge girls had most of the early possession over their opponents Ballyhale Shamrocks but failed to put the scores on the scoreboard. The Ballyhale girls didn’t make the same mistake and made the most of their chances and led at halftime 2-3 to 1-2. Our girls played their way back into it in the second half but the concession of goals proved costly and they eventually lost by 2 goals, 5-5 to 3-5.
BARROW RANGERS V GALMOY - The junior players of Barrow Rangers play Galmoy in the first round of the championship next Sunday at 3pm in Jenkinstown. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
CELTIC CROSS FOR RICHIE - Well done to Barrow Rangers player, Richie Doyle who won his second Celtic Cross as part of the Kilkenny Hurling team last Sunday in Croke Park.
INFORMATION NIGHT FOR ATHLETES - Gowran Athletic Club are holding an information night out for runners and friends. Experience Athletes will give a talk on nutrition, diets, marathons, walking and running. It will take place in The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick St, Kilkenny at 9.30 sharp on Friday October 5. It will be followed by a cabaret at 10.30, music by Mick and Gerry. Tickets €5 for adults and €2 for students (with valid I.D. card). If you would like more information contact Mick at 087 2803237 or Denis at 087 6426480.
STOOK, 10 MILE ROAD RACE - Young Irelands and Gowran Athletic Club are running a 10 mile road race on Sunday November 18 starting from Dungarvan Church. The cost of entry is €20 and there will be cash prizes for the top three runners, team and category prizes, water stations, chip timing and online results, Jones counter measure and sandwiches and refreshments. If you don’t fancy running 10 miles you can take part in the 5k dash suitable for all the family, if you wish to take part in the dash the entry fee is €10 and under 12’s are free. All proceeds go to Young Irelands and Gowran Athletic Club. You can book online www.stook10.ie.
SUNDAY MARKET AND CAR BOOT SALE - Borris now have an indoor market and car boot sale on Sundays. It is situated on the Fenagh road opposite Keenan’s and takes place from 8 – 4. If you would like more information contact John at 087 6997377. New Stall holders very welcome.
YOGA FOR ALL - Yoga for all is back. Commencing in Goresbridge Community Centre Tues 11th Sept at 10.30am and Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Wednesday 12th at 7.30pm. For info call Marian now on 0863082450. Finding strength, d
SET DANCING - Set Dancing Classes for adults return on Monday nights starting Sept 3 in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge at 8.30, €6 per class, beginners welcome.
Ionad Dara- If you wish to book Ionad Dara, please contact Mary Simpson at 087 7548498.