LISDOWNEY GAA CLUB AGM - The Lisdowney GAA Club AGM was held last Friday, 7th December 2012. A well-attended meeting elected the following officers and committee for 2013: Chairman - Tim Brennan; Vice-Chairman - Ger Warren; Secretary - PJ Kenny; Assistant Secretary - Eoin Maher; Treasurer - Stephen Dunne; Assistant Treasurer - John Campion; PRO - Graham O’Shea; North Board Delegate - Larry Maher; County Board Delegate - Michael O’Carroll; Players’ Representative - Paul Murphy; Registrar - Mark Tallis; Committee Members - Frank Jordan, Philip Walsh, Laurence McEvoy, John Delaney and Canice Mackey. The following membership rates were ratified for 2013: family €100, ordinary members €50, players €70 and juveniles €20. Lisdowney GAA Club would like to thank all those who attended the AGM and look forward to the community’s continued support in 2013.
SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are expressed to Mary Maher, Seskin North, and her family on the death of her father, PJ (Pat) Furey, Carlow. Mr Furey passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carlow, on Saturday afternoon after Requiem Mass in Askea Church.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY - The huge number of children who turned up for the Lisdowney parish Children’s Santa Party on Sunday had a fantastic time. The community wishes to thank Theresa Dunphy who has organised this party for a number of years, ensuring that each child who turns up gets plenty of time with Santa, fantastic presents, goodies, great music and lots of fun. Well done and thanks Theresa! Special thanks also to Santa who took time out of his busy schedule for the afternoon to meet all of the children, and to Tiernan Herhily who provided the music.
AFTERNOON CLUB -The Afternoon Club Christmas Party (with Ballyragget, Ballyouskill and Conahy) takes place tomorrow, Thursday, 13th December 2012, in the Castle Arms, Durrow, at 1.30 pm for 2 pm. Cost is €10.
CAKE SALE - Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, Parents’ Council will hold their annual Cake Sale this Friday, 14th December 2012, at 1.40 pm in the school. All are welcome.
COMMUNITY ALERT - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.
RACQUETBALL - Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is running a Christmas League, starting this weekend. Anybody interested in playing, please call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.
LISDOWNEY BADMINTON CLUB - There will be no badminton on Monday 17th, 24th or 31st of December. It will resume on Monday 7th January at 8pm. Eimear wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 086-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.
LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Weekly Lotto on Monday, 3rd December 2012, were 16, 18, 20 and 27. There was no winner. Match three winner was Bernie Blanchfield. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,800. The draw will be held in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn, on Monday, 17th December 2012.
JOIN THE GYM - Membership for the new year for the gym at Lisdowney Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.
UNDER 16 FOOTBALL - Congrats to Lisdowney Under 16 Gaelic footballers who had a comprehensive win at the weekend in the championship.
MINOR FOOTBALL - The Lisdowney Minor team were unlucky to lose the Minor B League final to Tullogher Rosbercon last Sunday week in atrocious weather conditions in O’Loughlins. They were playing very well and leading by four points at half time having narrowly missed a few goal shots early on. The second half saw Tullogher increase their pace and creep back into the game and lead by four points with 10 minutes to go. Lisdowney fought bravely but the full time score left them short by a point. 3:5 to 3:4 to Tullogher.
UNDER 21 HURLING ROINN A CHAMPIONSHIP - There was another great win for the Lisdowney Under 21 Hurling Team against Ballyragget on Saturday week last. They had a tough battle for the entire match. They opened the scoring and managed to keep just ahead of the opposition for the entire match. They were dealt a cruel blow when they lost Sean Phelan through injury, but this young Lisdowney side showed what they were made of when they battled it out to the end beating their neighbours with a score-line of 1:9 to 9 points.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets regularly. The Conference is there to support people of the parish of any age who are in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076.
LIFELINE KILKENNY - Lifeline Kilkenny, with the support of Kilkenny County Development Board, are in the process of developing a County Kilkenny Plan for Suicide Prevention. As part of the planning work, they are seeking the views of the people of the whole County of Kilkenny and, in particular, rural areas. A meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, 12th December 2012, in the Mill Family Resource Centre in Urlingford at 7.30 pm.
FR LIAM LAWTON - Fr Liam Lawton will perform at a concert in Clogh Church tomorrow, Thursday, 13th December 2012, at 8 pm. Tickets (€20 each) are available from Eilis on 086-8207550.
ADORATION - Adoration will be held this Friday, 14th December 2012, from 7 pm-7.30 pm with Reflection on next Sunday’s Gospel in Lisdowney Church. The usual Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 pm.
TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS - A Taize Prayer Service will take place in Clontubrid Church next Monday, 17th December 2012, from 8 - 9 pm.
CAROL SERVICE - A Carol Service will be held in Gathabawn Church next Tuesday, 18th December 2012, at 7.30 pm.
PENITENTIAL SERVICE - A Penitential Service will be held in Lisdowney Church on Wednesday, 19th December 2012, at 7.30 pm.
LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP -The Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. Contact Avril on 087-7760082.
STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group meets on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.
UNDER 10 SOCCER - Under 10s soccer continues each Saturday at 12 noon in Woodview, Freshford.
NEWS- If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to firstname.lastname@example.org or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during December and January.