SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are expressed to the family of May O’Hara, Aharney, who passed away last week. Mrs O’Hara was pre-deceased by her husband, Paddy. She was buried on Friday afternoon in St Finnan’s Cemetery, Ballyragget, following Requiem Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Lisdowney. She is survived by her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
FIRST COMMUNION - Best wishes to the children from second class in Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, who will celebrate their First Communion this Saturday morning (11th May 2013) at 11 am in St Fiachra’s Church, Clontubrid.
AFTERNOON CLUB - The Afternoon Club will meet tomorrow (Thursday, 9th May 2013). The Afternoon Club trip this year is to Dublin Zoo at the end of May/early June.
PRAGUE HOUSE FUNDRAISER - The Benefit Night of Greyhound Racing in aid of Prague House Freshford will be held at James’ Park, Kilkenny, on Friday, 17th May 2013. This night always proves to be a very enjoyable night with many valuable prizes for patrons with tickets purchased beforehand. Ticket-sellers are selling the tickets in the parishes of Freshford, Lisdowney, Tullaroan and beyond. Tickets can also be purchased from Prague House. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
OPEN NIGHT IN CREENKILL SCHOOL - Creenkill National School, Gathabawn, will have their Open Night for new parents and children on Wednesday, 15th May 2013, at 7 pm in the school. The Parents Council will provide light refreshments. All are welcome. For more information, please contact the school on 056 8832111.
NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT - All three schools in the parish are currently enrolling for the coming year. For Scoil Bhride National School, Lisdowney contact 056-8833495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, contact 056-8832417 or for Creenkill National School contact 056-8832111.
INTERMEDIATE HURLING MATCH - Lisdowney will host the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League match between St Patrick’s and Conahy Shamrocks this Sunday, 12th May 2013, at 7 pm. As many club members as possible are asked to attend as a large number of stewards will be required for the fixture.
UNDER 16 - In the Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn B Hurling League, Lisdowney played Bennettsbridge in Round 4 on Friday evening in Lisdowney. The team played well and won on a score line of 1-13 to 2-07. The team lined out as 1:Ben Tallis, 2:David Fitzpatrick, 3:Kevin O’Sullivan, 4:Laurance Campion, 5:Mark Fitzpatrick, 6:Dylan Jordan, 7:James Phelan, 8:Liam Dunphy, 9:John Brennan, 10:James Murphy, 11:Morgan Grace Cashin, 12: Niall Brennan, 13:Darragh Mackey, 14:Brian Kavanagh, 15:Luke Woodward. Garry O’Sullivan came on as a sub during the games. The Under 16s are out again this Friday evening against Tullaroan in Tullaroan.
HURLING - The Lisdowney Junior Team defeated Rathdowney-Errill in a challenge match in Errill last Friday night. The Junior A Team played a league match in Muckalee on Monday afternoon and the Minor Team played a league match last night (Tuesday) in Lisdowney (results not available at time of going to print).
SCHOOLS LEAGUE - The Lisdowney Schools Team will play Tullogher in Tullogher this afternoon (Wednesday, 8th May 2013).
UNDERAGE HURLING - Hurling for boys and girls from Under 6 up to Under 12 in Lisdowney GAA Club will continue every Saturday morning from 10 am to 11 am. All are welcome. Children must wear helmets and shin guards.
LISDOWNEY GAA & CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 29th April 2013, were 3, 6, 11 and 13. There was no winner. Match three winners were Padraig Carroll, Tom O’Shea and Billy McEvoy. Next week’s jackpot is €4,900. The draw will be held on Monday, 13th May 2013, in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney.
TOTS TO TEENS - Freshford Tots to Teens Group will hold an Information and Sign Up morning on Saturday, 18th May 2013, at 11 am in Freshford Community Hall. Places are limited - you can hold a place for your child or children by texting your details to the club phone 085-7679240. Go along and let your little star shine on the stage.
OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE - A FETAC three-day Occupational First Aid Course will be held in Clontubrid this month. It includes CPR and all aspects of First Aid including emergency treatments for burns, epilepsy, wounds, fractures and choking. Spaces are very limited. The cost of the entire course €190. Booking and further details are available on 086 1985251.
ADULT BADMINTON - Badminton has finished up for the summer season and will resume again in the autumn.
FLORA WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS - Many ladies from the parish have signed up for the mini marathon in aid of the local schools. All support will be greatly appreciated.
BUS FOR MINI MARATHON - A bus will leave Clontubrid for Dublin on the morning of the Mini Marathon. There are a limited number of spaces available. If you wish to book a place, please contact Caroline on 087-9110965.
LISDOWNEY CONFERENCE OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent De Paul is there to support people of any age who are in need from the parish. Please contact the confidential line 087- 9721076.
RAZOR’S BARBERS - Pauline Butler has opened Razor’s Barbers in Church Street, Freshford. The barbers is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 am – 6 pm, Thursdays from 5 – 8 pm, Fridays from 9.30 am – 8 pm and Saturday from 9.30 am to 5 pm.