St. Canice’s: Minors are into county final

Minors- Our minor Roinn ‘A’ team have booked their place in the County Final against James Stephens following their win over St. Lachtains last Saturday on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-9. The ‘Boro were first up on the scoreboard with 1-1 before the Freshford lads got going, but we were never to relinquish the lead throughout the game, leading at HT by 1-6 to 0-7. The ‘Boro were well on top in the second half, St. Lachtains only adding two points to their score up to injury time when they got two late goals to put a better look on the final scoreline.

Minors- Our minor Roinn ‘A’ team have booked their place in the County Final against James Stephens following their win over St. Lachtains last Saturday on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-9. The ‘Boro were first up on the scoreboard with 1-1 before the Freshford lads got going, but we were never to relinquish the lead throughout the game, leading at HT by 1-6 to 0-7. The ‘Boro were well on top in the second half, St. Lachtains only adding two points to their score up to injury time when they got two late goals to put a better look on the final scoreline.

Under 14-Dicksboro and O’Loughlin Gaels under 14’s have it all to do again after playing out a draw game in the County Championship Final last Saturday in Nowlan Pk. The sides were also level after fourteen minutes of the first half at 0-3 each, when the ‘Boro had a very good period, adding 1-3 to their tally in four minutes and looked at that stage like they were going to pull away. A pointed free from O’Loughlins allowed them to settle again and before the half-time whistle there was a scary moment in the ‘Boro square when the sliothar travelled all along the ‘Boro goal-line and it only looked like it needed the wind to change a little to make it cross the line. Thankfully it didn’t. HT Dicksboro 1-6 O’Loughlin Gaels 0-6, five of the O’Loughlin points coming from placed balls. The start of the second half was frantic stuff, O’Loughlins scoring a goal within a minute and adding a point two minutes later to take the lead. The tide turned back the ‘Boro’s way on the fourth minute when we regained the lead with a goal. Points were exchanged and O’Loughlins were never too far behind us, drawing level again after twenty eight minutes. In the last few minutes, it was the ‘Boro who had the better chances, but unfortunately these not converted. FT Dicksboro 2-8 O’Loughlin Gaels 1-2. Panel: Gavin Byrne, Eoghan Moylan, Cian Butler, David Ryan, Justin Cahill, Evan Carroll, Johnny Manogue, Chris Kavanagh, Liam Kennedy, Joe Sheehan, Oisin Gough, Alan Corcoran, Brian Cleere, Edward Moylan, Sean Boyd, Colin Dempsey, Jack Condren, Mark Nolan, Harry Duggan, Cillian Timmons, David Campion, Conor O’Mahony, Kieran Galvin, David Delahunty, Sean Foley, Stephen Cass, TJ Stynes, Liam Brennan Smyth, Liam Stynes, Jack Connolly, Gavin Walsh, James Griffin, Tadhg Butler, Charlie Buckley.

Cillian Buckley-Congratulations to ‘Boro man, Cillian Buckley on winning his first All Ireland Senior medal, an achievement made all the more sweet as he played a vital role at midfield throughout the game.

Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 27th September 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 9, 14, 21 and 31. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to John O’Brien c/o Mick O’Brien, €50 to Patsy Phelan c/o Patsy Phelan, €40 to Mick Kelly c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Peter McDonald c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Jerry O’Dwyer c/o Tom Gaffney, €25 to Shane O’Rourke c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to John Morrissey c/o T&J Knox. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher and €20 to Denis Molloy. Our next jackpot will be for €3,950. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

C.B.S Parents Council-The C.B.S Parents Council are organising a presentation from the staff of the Aislinn Adolescent and Addiction Treatment Centre for parents on Thursday 4th October at 8pm in the school, James St, Kilkenny. All are welcome.

Blessing of Animals- On Saturday 6th October at 3pm on the Church grounds at St. Canice’s, celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets, big, small and in between on a leash are welcome with their owners.

Parish Register-The Parish Pastoral Council has put a great deal of work into trying to update the Parish Register. Please return the Data Sheet you received in your envelope package and mark the dates of our November Conferences on your calendars. The Area Promoters will distribute the October Stations Envelopes in this pack too. Thank you for your continued support and confidence.

K.R.S.P-Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership are hosting an Older Adults Festival in the Watershed, Kilkenny on Thursday 4th October. There will be a range of activities on offer to sample including Bowling, Skittles, Pilates and Fit Walk among others. All activities are free of charge. On Friday 5th October, there will be a FREE pool session for older adults from 2pm to 3pm. Why not try out an introductory swim lesson, aqua aerobics session or some aqua jogging. You can register by contacting the office on 056-7794990 or email info@krsp.ie.

Renewal & Responsibility-Empowering today’s Church for Ownership and Outreach. To commemorate the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Dioceses of Ossory and Waterford & Lismore, are offering an opportunity, over four gatherings, to explore the responsibility we all have within our Church communities: 6th Oct 10am-1pm. Empowering: All in decision. Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre. Speaker: Liam Power

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.