COIS NORE - Anam Cara Artists present an Art Exhibition and Sale of Works from Wednesday 8 to Thursday 23 May in Cleere’s Theatre, Parliament Street in Aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support. Exhibition Launch Night is on tonight (Wednesday, 8th May) at 8.30pm followed by Traditional Irish Session, a Raffle, Finger food and Belly Dancing. Please kindly support in aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre MR. PERSONALITY - Congratulations to Brendan Phelan, Ballykeeffe on his recent success in the Mr. Personality competition hosted by Macra na Feírme. Brendan represented the Callan branch of Macra and was third in the competition which had 30 contestants. His party piece on the Bodhrán brought the house down and he is the first Kilkenny man to be successful in its eight years.
FUNERAL CATERING COMMITTEE - The Funeral Catering Committee of Ballycallan Killaloe & Kilmanagh at their recent meeting discussed the funeral catering service that is in the parish. This service is available to all the people of the parish.
An appeal was made at the meeting for new volunteers to help and support the funeral catering co-ordinators in their areas. It was decided that the easiest and most effective system is to contact either the Chairperson Ann Young at 7769370 or Secretary Miriam Purcell at 087 7953916 to assist on occasion at a funeral in your area. This does not commit you to every funeral.
OLDER PEOPLE’S FORUM - If you are over 50 and are interested in Kilkenny’s Age Friendly activities and programme please attend the Bi-Annual meeting of the Kilkenny Older Peoples Forum where your views, interests and contributions are important.
Where: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
BALLYKEEFFE CEMETARY - Kilkenny County Council is doing its best, within diminishing resources to continue to keep graveyards such as Ballykeeffe cemetery in a fair and reasonable condition. One of the biggest costs in the upkeep of any cemetery is clearing away debris such as old wreaths, plastic bottles and so on. Kilkenny County Council is requesting that in future people tending to graves in Ballykeeffe Cemetery bring home and dispose of appropriately their old wreaths and other general items. This would help them immensely in focusing available resources on general maintenance such as grass cutting and keep Ballykeeffe Cemetery as it should be, tranquil and litter free. Everyone’s co-operation with this request is greatly appreciated.
ALZEHIMER TEA DAY - will be held in St. Fiacre’s Parish Centre, Loughboy (Beside Supervalu) on Thursday, 9 May, 10.30AM-12.30PM. Tea, Coffee, fresh cakes and buns will be on offer. All donations going towards local services for people with Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia.
CAMOGIE MEMBERSHIP - Membership is now due.
ST. AIDAN’S HURLING - On Monday, 29 April, St. Aidan’s N.S. travelled to Piltown to play in the first round of the Country Cup. A strong first half performance saw the Kilmanagh side lead at half time 3-2 to 0-0.
Piltown upped their game in the second half to give our boys a bigger test but a well-balanced team effort saw them run out deserving winners on a score line of 6-5 to 2-1 .
Scorers: A. O’Brien (2-1), F. Lanigan (2-1), A. Brennan (1-1), A. Wall (1-0), O. Egan (0-2).On Wednesday, 1 May, St. Aidan’s played Kilkenny CBS in the Roinn A league. An early goal from Adam O’Brien settled the Kilmanagh side but Kilkenny CBS soon found their rhythm to leave the scores at half time 2-3 to 1-1.Once again Kilmanagh started the second half strongly scoring 2-2 without reply, before CBS finished the stronger side to win on a score line of 5-6 to 3-5.Scorers: K. Egan (1-2), A. O’ Brien (1-1), K. Ging (1-0), S. O’ Dwyer (0-1), S. Lawlor (0-1).Next match v St. Patricks De La Salle in Kilmanagh on Wednesday @ 4:00pm
G.B.C. UNDER U8 - Back in mid February the Graigue-Ballycallan U8 team resumed training on Saturday mornings in Wallslough.They’ve had great numbers - 20 plus each week! They have returned to Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh in the last couple of weeks.
On Sunday 5 May, James Stephens’ club provided the boys with their first game of the year in the St. Kieran’s Grounds. The group was divided into 3 teams of 7 to 8 aside, playing 8 minutes a half. Each team played 3 matches.
Great skill, commitment and pride in their respective clubs were shown by both sets of players. Thanks to James Stephens for hosting the matches which were very well run.
Team 1: A. Cahill, B. O’Neill, S McGrath, R. Corcoran, R. Cody, P. Egan, J. Brennan.
Team 2: D O’Brien, J. Casey, P. Purcell, C. Cleere, J O’Brien, P. O’Halloran, E. Teehan, J. Casey.
Team 3: J. Doherty, K. Hoyne, B. Young, A. Comerford, S. Dillon, D. Cleere, S. Roberts, M. Brennan.
G.B.C. FIXTURES - Minor Hurling: Tuesday, 7 May at 7:00pm in Coon - Graigue Ballycallan v St Martin’s .
Cumánn na mBunscoil: Wednesday, 8 May at 4:00pm in Kilmanagh - Kilmanagh NS v St Patrick’s DLS.
Senior Hurling: Friday, 10 May at 7:30pm in Palmerstown - Graigue Ballycallan v Tullaroan.
G.B.C. MATCH RESULTS - Senior Hurling: Graigue Ballycallan 1-11 / Fenians 1-17
U14 Hurling Feile: Graigue Ballycallan 0-7 / Erin’s Own 0-2
Graigue Ballycallan 4-10 / Lisdowney 0-2
Graigue Ballycallan 3-13 / St Lachtain’s 0-0
SUPPORTERS CLUB - Kilkenny Supporters Club tickets are available from Mickey Dermody at a cost of €20 for the year. For more info or to get your ticket call Mickey on 086 8865483.
KICK START 2 - This Coaching Course will take place at Paulstown’s F.C. grounds on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May from 9:30am to 6:00pm both days.
To sign up or for further information contact Darren Murray on 087 6378742 or Garry Coady on 086 7954468.