Lisdowney: Gathabawn walking loop

WIN €10,000 - Win €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed. A massive draw will take place with prizes of €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support.

WIN €10,000 - Win €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed. A massive draw will take place with prizes of €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support.

GATHABAWN WALKING LOOP- Gathabawn Walking Loop will be officially opened by Ear to the Ground presenter, Helen Carroll, on Sunday, 14th October 2012, at 11.45 am. All are welcome to walk and take in the amazing views of Kilkenny, Tipperary, Offaly, Carlow, Wexford and Laois. For more information, please contact Pat on 087-9509632 or Paddy on 087-2481710 or refer to the South Laois Tourism or Trail Kilkenny websites.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - The first meeting for the parents of this years first communicants takes place tonight, Wednesday 10th at 8pm in the resource centre in Lisdowney.

MASS FOR THE SICK - Takes place every Friday in Lisdowney at 7.30pm

BRIDGE - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8-week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

LORETTO SCHOOL - Enrolment for next years first years takes place from Monday 1st to 15th October. See website www.loretokk.ie or contact school office re sdmission policy & application forms.

BADMINTON IN LISDOWNEY - It’s badminton season again and Lisdowney club nights started back last Monday, 8th October 2012, at 8pm. Last year proved to be very popular and they are hoping for the same enthusiasm this time round. They would love to welcome men and women of all standards to join. Eimear is looking forward to meeting you all. For information, please contact Eimear on 087 9684866 after 6pm.

COMMUNITY ALERT - Community Alert Awareness Week 2012 from 1st October 2012 until the 31st October 2012. Community Alert has been operating in rural Ireland since 1985 as a crime prevention programme. The programme is operated by Muintir na Tire in partnership with An Garda Síochána and harnesses the voluntary input of community members in almost 1,350 Community Alert groups which operate nationwide. It has over the years evolved into a Community Care, Safety and Crime Prevention Programme for rural communities. Each Community Alert group is organized on a recognized local community basis and has an elected committee and an associated Liaison Garda. The Community Alert volunteers regularly visit the Older Person in their own home to alleviate loneliness and isolation. They also ensure on their visits, that if the Older Person has a socially monitored alarm, that it is in working order and the Older Person is wearing their pendant. If smoke alarms have been fitted, they are also checked to ensure they are in working order. For further information on Community alert and projects in our area please check into the Lisdowney GAA website where full details are available. www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie

JUNIOR HURLING - Lisdowney Juniors meet Barrow Rangers in their next championship meeting this weekend, date and time unconfirmed at time of going to print so check the website.

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL - The long awaited football final was held on Sunday last in Bennettsbridge with Lisdowney facing Piltown. It was a low scoring match with Piltown missing a few scoring chances early in the first half but going ahead by 2 goals about half way through the half. Lisdowney only managed 2 points in the first half. They came out fighting in the second half and scored an early goal but were hounded by wides then and failed to score again until the 20th minute by which time Piltown had added a goal and a point to their scoreline. Final score 3:3 to 1:4 to Piltown. Lisdowney lined out as Luke Woodward, Mark Fitzpatrick, Stephen Delaney, Conor Tallis, Cathal Jordan, James Phelan, Ewan Hills, Liam Dunphy, David O’Carroll, Gary O’Sullivan,Brian Kavanagh, Niall Brennan, Jack McGree, Kevin O’Sullivan and Ben Tallis with Marty McEvoy coming on.

UNDER 16 FOOTBALL - Duggan Steel Under 16 Championship takes place this Saturday 13th October at 6pm against Glenmore, venue unknown at time of going to print so check the website.

UNDER 10S HURLING - Congratulations to the under 10 hurling team who were runners up in the Harps Tournament last Saturday in Durrow. The team played exceptionally well, beating teams from Newmarket-on-fergus, Camross and the Fenians before being defeated by the Harps in the final. Well done to all those involved.

UNDERAGE HURLING TRAINING - Underage hurling training will finish up on Saturday 20th with a fun day, all are welcome.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 1st October 2012, were 8, 9, 21, 26. There were no winners. Match three winners were Ann Carroll, Tommy Lennon, Josie Bergin and V Fitzpatrick. Next week’s jackpot is €5,300. The draw will be held on Monday, 15th October 2012, in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney.

COMHALTAS-Lisdowney Comhaltas group music lessons have resumed and take place in Lisdowney Resource Centre at 7.30 pm each Thursday. A limited number of places are available for new members.

PILATES- There are still a few spaces available in Pilates classes in Clontubrid for men, ladies, mixed and teenagers. Please phone 086 6611163 to book.

FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE -An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers is commencing in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS - A Cancer Exercise Class will start in Clontubrid in early October. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

SPEECH AND DRAMA IN FRESHFORD -Speech and Drama classes for 6-12 year olds are being held on Friday evenings at 6 pm and 6.45 pm at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. 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 or just turn up at 6 pm this Friday night, the term started last weekend but you may still enrol.

ZUMBA- Shape up before Christmas with Zumba Fitness- have fun, burn calories, lose weight and tone up! Zumba Toning classes are running in Durrow Community Hall 7.30pm from 4th October 2012 and from Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in the Community Hall, Freshford, at 7pm. For more information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707. All fitness levels are welcome.

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.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP -Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group now meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. The next meeting will be held this Saturday, 29th September 2012. All welcome. For more information, please contact Avril on 087-7760082.

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 After school is also commencing. Children will be collected from school, homework will be supervised and children will receive a hot healthy meal, lots of exercise and participation in their activity club. For enquiries, please contact Grace on 056-8832700 or visit Oasis Childcare Centre.

CARE TO DRIVE - A volunteer transport initiative in which Irish Cancer Society recruits and trains volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to and from hospital appointments. For more information call Gail on 01 2310566. or email transport@irishcancer.ie

SOCCER- Saturday morning Soccer for Under 10s continues every Saturday at 12.00 in Woodview. 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.

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 pro.lisdowney.kilkenny@gaa.ie . for inclusion on websites.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to lisdowneynewspapernotes@gmail.com or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during October and November.