Under 21’s- Best of luck to the Kilkenny under 21 team in this weekend’s All Ireland Final against Clare. Dicksboro man, Richie Mulrooney is team manager and we also have five club members on the panel, Cillian Buckley, Ollie Walsh, Martin Gaffney, David Glynn and Danny Kenny.
Minor’s- Well done to the Roinn ‘C’ team who defeated James Stephens by 1-14 to 1-8 last Monday in the hurling league and by doing so have secured a place for themselves in the league semi final.
Under 14-Our under 14 Roinn ‘A’ team can look forward to playing in the championship final thanks to a fine win over Conahy Shamrocks last Wednesday. Conahy certainly put up a good show in the first half of this game, leading at HT by 2-4 to 0-8. Conahy added another point from a free in under a minute of the second half but from there on it was all ‘Boro as the boys moved into a higher gear, holding Conahy to three points in the second half, all scored from frees, whilst we added 1-8 to win by Dicksboro 1-16 Conahy Shamrocks 2-7.
Under 12’s- Dicksboro’s U12 team recorded a fantastic victory in the Annual Andy Egan Memorial Cup, Shield section, in James Stephens today. Dicksboro recorded notable victories against James Stephens in the first round before suffering their first and only defeat of the day, narrowly to a Graigue Ballycallan side. We then went on to beat Naas. Dicksboro and James Stephens qualified for the final by virtue of their superior points difference as 3 teams, Dicksboro, James Stephens and Graigue Ballycallan had finished on equal points. Play then transferred from St Kieran’s College to Larchfield for the Shield Final. We trailed by 2 points to no score at halftime, but with the aid of the breeze and an overall fantastic team effort hauled back James Stephens and by the end, had 2 points to spare to the absolute delight of all the team, parents and mentors present. Our other Under 12 team, playing in the Cup section were unlucky not to progress to the final after drawing with Castlecomer (eventual winners of the cup) and beating Naas. We failed to progress on score difference.
Dog Night- Preparations are in full flow with ticket selling to commence very shortly for an important club fundraiser to fund refurbishment of the front & bar areas of Palmerstown. The Greyhound Benefit night goes ahead in St James Park on Friday 12th October-tickets €10 includes admission on the night + race card and inclusion in draw for 1st prize €1,000, 2nd prize €300 & 3rd prize €200. The full support of the clubs 400 full members and families is needed to kick-start funding for overdue improvement works at Palmerstown. Willing to help out with ticket sales / sponsor an ad in the race card? contact club treasurer Seamus Rochford 086 6026105.
Lotto Results- Dicksboro Lotto draw held on Thursday 6th September August 2012 was not won. The numbers drawn were 12, 17, 23 and 25. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Joan O’Connell c/o Tom Beirne, €50 to Mary Dunne c/o Phil Doyle, €40 to James Falsey c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Derick Kinahan c/o Tony Dunning, €25 to Mary Butler c/o Martin Morrissey, €25 to Paddy O’Brien c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Kathleen Mulrooney c/o Jimmy Mulrooney. Promoters prize of €30 to Liam Maher and €20 to Phil Doyle. Our next jackpot will be for €3,500. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at www.dicksborogaa.com and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.
Anniversaries- Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm, Tommy and Josie Hackett. Sunday 16th Sept at 10.30am, Michael, Bridie, John and Anastasia Dalton. Sunday 16th Sept at 11.30am, Tommy Morris, Months Mind. Monday 17th Sept at 9.10am, James Delaney.
Arthritis Ireland-The newly-established Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host its first information evening in September on how to get started with exercise and stay motivated as part of Arthritis Ireland’s ‘Moving Is the Best Medicine’ campaign. This admission-free event will take place in the City Suite of Hotel Kilkenny on 26th September at 7:30pm. Featuring a number of expert speakers, including Lorna Raggett, Senior Occupational Therapist who will present on the role of the occupational therapist and patient education in lifestyle management, and Caitriona Corr, Development Officer with Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, it promises to be a fun and informative evening.
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: Richard Gaillardetz: 17th Sept. 7-9pm. We are the Church: How Vatican 11 gave the Church back to the people. Ethna Regan: 24th Sept. 7-9pm. The Church is the World: Beyond hostility and shame to responsibility and hope. Sandra Cullen: 1st Oct. 7–9p.m. A Teaching Church: Our role in handing on Faith. Liam Power: 6th Oct 10am-1pm. Empowering: All in decision. Venue: St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.
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.
Mens Action Network-Mens Action Network is organizing a day trip to Wicklow Historic Gaol & Castletown House on 18th September 2012. Cost €40 includes bus, all admissions and dinner in Maldron Hotel Portlaoise. Tea/coffee & scones can be got in Wicklow Gaol Cafe at € 3,50. Bus leaves Butts Green at 8.30am. For booking please contact Eamonn 056 7789749, Larry 0861290284 or Billy 056 7780876. All welcome!