Johnstown: Well done to JJ!

Social Services - The annual church door collection for Ossory Social Services will be held next weekend Oct6/7th..Expenditure last year was very high and covered Bishop Birch Training Institute, Counselling and Care service, Family Holiday, Projects, support services for the elderly, Families in distress, Meals on wheels. In the present economic climate voluntary donations from the public are the essentials for the survival of the services. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.Weekly Lotto -.Spa Development/Fenians weekly lotto jackpot is now €12,800. There was one match three winner last week winning €200. The winner was Lisa Whyte c/o Post Office. Promoters prize went to the post office. This weeks draw will be in Paschals Bar.

Social Services - The annual church door collection for Ossory Social Services will be held next weekend Oct6/7th..Expenditure last year was very high and covered Bishop Birch Training Institute, Counselling and Care service, Family Holiday, Projects, support services for the elderly, Families in distress, Meals on wheels. In the present economic climate voluntary donations from the public are the essentials for the survival of the services. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.Weekly Lotto -.Spa Development/Fenians weekly lotto jackpot is now €12,800. There was one match three winner last week winning €200. The winner was Lisa Whyte c/o Post Office. Promoters prize went to the post office. This weeks draw will be in Paschals Bar.

Whist drive -in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown, on Friday 5th October @ 8.30pm sharp.Raffle on the night.In aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust transition year students trip to Cape town. Please support this worthy cause.

Set Dancing -. Set dancing classes continue every Tues night in Crosspatrick Hall from 9-11pm. Beginners or anybody interested are most welcome.

Whist Drive -... A Whist Drive will be held in St. Mary’s Hall Johnstown on Friday next Oct 5th. First game 8.30. Proceeds in aid of the Niall Mellon Foundation on behalf of Gerry Fogarty who has travelled with the foundation to assist in the building of houses several times.

Colaiste Mhuire - Night Classes start this week in Colaiste Mhuire. There are still a few vacancies. To enrol contact 08779057118.. The classes available are ARC Welding began on Sept 25th on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 (9weeks duration) Baking and cake decoration Tuesday nights 7.30-9.30 (4 weeks) Pilates Tuesday 7.30-9.30 (8 weeks) Occupational first aid Tuesday 7.30-9.30 ( 8 weeks) Tig Mig welding on Tues. nights.

Parkinsons Weekend -..Parkinsons Association of Ireland invites any person with Parkinsons, a carer or relative or friend to Parkinsons weekend of information and relaxation in the Ormond Hotel Kilkenny Fri 12thOct to Sun 14thOct. Phone the association on 1800359359 -.registration closes Oct 8th.

St. Anne’s Camogie Club -. The Roinn C County Final took place in Tullaroan on Sun Sept 23th between St Anne’s and Ballycallan. Both teams raised their games from the start. There was very little between them but a great score by Marie Doheny put Ballycallan ahead at the interval. A late rally from St Annes in the second half put the team back in a very strong position. Special mention to Niamh Sweeney who gave and exhibition of play. Siobhan Corcoran, Mary Corcoran, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Chloe Purcell and Marian OConnell were outstanding . Aoife Sweeney in the goal made numerous saves. The last 15 minutes will live in the memory for a long time but at the full time whistle Ballycallan emerged the winners by three points. All the team played their part in a brilliant game but unfortunately there has to be losers as well as winners. Scorers for St. Annes Marion OConnell(1-0) Sarah Whelan (0-2) Mary Coraoran (0-3) Chloe Purcell (0-1) Siobhan Corcoran(0-4)Many thanks to all our supporters , the support we had in Tullaroan was trememdous and much appreciated by all the players

Minor Team 2012 - Karen Brennan, Mary Corcoran, Siobhan Corcoran, Celine Cullinane, Maria Cullinane, Niamh Cullinane(C ), Rachel Dermody, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Eimear Grace, Alison Muldowney, Marion OConnell, Deanna Phelan, Chloe Purcell, Lauren Stanley, Aoife Sweeney, Niamh Sweeney and Sarah Whelan Many thanks to the minor trainers and mentors Sarah Dermody, Alannah Purcell and Kieran Brophy for their commitment and dedication and congrats for getting us to the County Final. Congrats to Bernie Hughes who won a voucher for the Kilford Arms and to Sean Warren who won a 19in T.V.in the annual camogie raffle. The camogie club also sponsored a prize for the county wide fundraising raffle.

JJ - Many congratulations to our local hero J. J. Delaney and the brilliant Kilkenny Hurling Team on a super win in this yearsunique All Ireland replay. Are they the greatest team ever or what!