WEDDING BELLS - Congrats to local couple Aisling Tallis, Clontubrid, and Seamus Kenny, Lisdowney, who were married in Clontubrid Church last Friday. A reception was held at Langton’s, Kilkenny. Aisling and Seamus are wished all the best for the future.
SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are expressed to the family of Paddy Byrden, Glashare, Johnstown, who passed away last week. Mr Byrden was buried in Galmoy cemetery on Thursday after Requiem Mass in Galmoy Church.
UNDER 14 CAMOGIE- On Friday last, the long awaited Under 14 camogie County Final between Lisdowney and Slieverue took place. The first ten minutes of the match were very intense and exciting. The play was fairly level. Lisdowney stayed well in the game until half time with some fantastic defensive play and goalkeeping from the Lisdowney team, who were down 1:1 to 3:2 at half time. Slieverue came out fighting after the break but only managed one early goal despite several attacks as the Lisdowney defence fought tooth and nail to keep them out. Before the end though, the much stronger Slieverue got several points and another goal. Full time score 5:7 to 1:1. Every final deserves a man/woman of the match and for me (T. Dunphy) this was undoubtedly Emma McEvoy, who saved a staggering 11 shots on goal, and this was not a reflection of poor defence as the girls in the backs staved off an incredible number of attacks. Well done girls- to each and every one of you. Lisdowney: Emma McEvoy, Rhea Grace Cashin, Ashling Phelan, Ellen O’Carroll, Aoibheann Murphy, Eimear Walsh 1:0, Chloe Mullins, Claire O’Carroll, Holly Moore, Eimear Kenny, Aoife O’Carroll 0:1, Laura O’Sullivan, Amy Dunphy, Rosemary Brennan and Mairead Kennedy. Subs: Ciara Doyle, Tessa Doyle, Ruth Campion, Ashling Phelan and Aoife Jordan. For a full match report, please log onto the Lisdowney GAA website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie
UNDER 14 HURLING - The Under 14 Shield Hurling Championship game versus Slievrue took place in Lisdowney last week. The sides were level at half time, but early in the second half Piltown moved ahead by six points before Lisdowney got it together and then went on a scoring spree, clocking up three goals in quick sucession. They finished up winning well on a score of 5:9 to 2:8.
UNDER 12 HURLING - Congrats to the Lisdowney Under 12 Hurling Team who won the Darren Hickey Memorial Tournament in Rathdowney on Saturday. Team Captain Eoin Kenny accepted the shield on behalf of the team.
UNDER 10 HURLING - The Lisdowney Under 10 Hurling Team played Ballyragget in a challenge match on Saturday.
UNDER 8 CAMOGIE - The Lisdowney Under 8 Camogie Team will take part in the last blitz of the season this Saturday morning in Dicksboro GAA Club.
MATCH REPORTS - For full match reports and photos please log on to the Lisdowney GAA website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie
LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERS TEXT SERVICE -If you are a member of Lisdowney GAA Club you can avail of the text service whereby you will be texted in advance of upcoming matches, meetings and events. Please text your name with the message, ‘please add to group text list’ to 086 8231284 if you are not currently receiving texts from the club
WEBSITE - The Lisdowney Section of the GAA Museum in Croke Park has been updated. Next time you are up, log in and check it out. If you have any information, history or old photographs that you could scan into the computer, it would be appreciated it if you could send them on to email@example.com . for inclusion on websites.
LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 3rd September 2012, were 16, 19, 23 and 25. There were no winners. Match three winner was Pat White. Next week’s jackpot is €4,900. The draw will be held on Monday, 17th September 2012, in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney.
UNDERAGE TRAINING - Underage hurling training continues each Saturday morning at 10 am for Under 12s, Under 10s, Under 8s and Under 6s at Lisdowney Hurling Field.
COMHALTAS - Lisdowney Comhaltas group music lessons resume in Lisdowney Resource Centre at 7.30 pm this Thursday, 13th September 2012. A limited number of places are available for new members.
PILATES - Pilates for Autumn term starts shortly in Clontubrid. Classes for ladies, gents, teenagers, elderly, pre and post natal. Please phone 086 6611163 to book.
FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE - An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers starts soon in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.
SPEECH AND DRAMA IN FRESHFORD - Speech and Drama classes for 6-12 year olds will be held on Friday evenings at 6 pm and 6.45 pm at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. Registration is at 6 pm this Friday, 14th September 2012, with classes starting on Friday, 21st September 2012. There will be two terms - September to Christmas and January to Easter at €75 per term. To secure a place or for more information, please contact Mary Purcell on 087-2213274.
ZUMBA - Zumba Fitness involves having fun, burning calories, losing weight and toning up. Zumba Toning classes will run in Durrow from tomorrow, 13th September 2012, and Zumba Basic classes will run from the 3rd October 2012 in the Community Hall, Freshford. For all information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707.
STICKY FINGERS - The sticky fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.
OASIS CHILDCARE CENTRE - All childcare schemes have started again at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Parents who have not yet enrolled in the ECCE, CCS and CETS scheme should now do so. Oasis Afterschool will start in mid September. Children will be collected from school, homework will be supervised and children will receive a hot, healthy meal, lots of exercise and will partake in their activity club. For enquiries, please contact Grace on 056-8832700 or visit Oasis Childcare Centre.
ADULT ART CLASSES - Artist and art teacher Mick Cantwell has resumed art classes for adults at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, on Thursdays from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm for eight weeks. Students provide their own materials. Contact Mick on 087-0636556 for more information. Places are limited.
NIGHT CLASSES - Enrolment for night classes at Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown, will take place on Tuesday, 18th September 2012, from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm for the following courses: Welding - ARC, Welding - Tig Mig, Computers, Baking and cake decoration, Yoga, Pilates, Occupational First Aid, Digital Photography, Art, Aerobics, Gardening- Landscaping - Plan your garden.
SOCCER - Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s has resumed and will be held at 6 pm every Thursday evening at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players are very welcome.
OPEN DAY - An Open Day will take place at Camphill Community, Ballytobin, this Sunday, 16th September 2012, from 2 - 5 pm.
URLINGFORD PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP - The Urlingford Parent and Toddler Group returns today (Wednesday, 12th September 2012) from 10 am to 12 noon in Urlingford Community Childcare Centre, St. Kieran’s Place. For more information, please contact Edel on 086-1637371.
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