LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E7,200 while the jackpot is E5,200. There were three match 3 winners sharing E200: Joan Caeser, Ellen O’Donovan, Shane O’Dwyer. Five lucky dips of E20 each: John Guilfoyle (jnr); Maggie Peters, Willie O’Grady, S.S.P.P.M.F., Sean Norton. Promoter’s prize: Butlers.
GAA - Emeralds Intermediate hurlers play Ballyragget on Saturday coming, May 12 in Johnstown at 7pm. The present Emeralds team is very young and everyone should have patience so please come along and support your local team.
WHIST DRIVE - The first of the Summer whist drive begins in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on this coming Friday May 11. Doors open at usual time. All card players welcome.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses both in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Thomas O’Grady, St Mary’s Ave; William O’Brien (senior), William O’Brien (jnr), Billy O’Brien, Kilkenny.
GARDEN FETE - Presentation Secondary School, Thurles will hold a garden fete on Sunday, May 13 from 2 to 5pm. Family fun day, home baking, wheel of fortune, bouncy castle, books/cds for sale, soccer tournament etc. Donations to the school office by Friday, May 11. Please support, all are welcome.
OSSORY PREPARES - An information evening for all planning to attend the Eucharistic Congress and/or Statio Orbis will be held on Thursday, May 17 at St Fiacre’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm. It is hoped that the tickets for Croke Park will be available for distribution at this gathering. Therefore it is important that parishes are present to collect their tickets.
ZUMBA FITNESS - Ditch the workout and join the party! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm and Thursday morning at 10.30am in the local hall. Only E5 for the class. All welcome, Contact Sarah 087 7460707 for information.
PIETA HOUSE - Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide. Darkness into Light 5k event. This is on in 14 venues around the country on Saturday, May 12 starting at 4am (early morning). Sign up for this unique experience. Visit our website: dil.pieta.ie to find the venue nearest you or contact Pieta House Dil Office at 01 6282111. This event is symbolic of the work of Pieta House, Darkness into Light, Despair into Hope.
FLORA LADIES MINI MARATHON - Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4. If you are interested in participating with the staff of the Mill Family Resource Centre call in or contact us on 8838466. Funding is for the centre.
CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.
THIRD AGE SENIOR HELPLINE - “Do you need someone to talk to?” Senior Helpline is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. Senior Helpline’s trained older volunteers offers a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers. So don’t be alone with your problem. LoCall 1850 440 4444.
KILKENNY COELIAC SUPPORT GROUP - Due to the Bank Holiday, the next meeting of Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group will take place on Monday, May 14 from 8pm at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. This will be the last gathering of the group until September and all coeliacs, gluten-intolerants, their family and friends and those working in the food industry are welcome to attend. For more information contact Edwina 086 8628626.
URLINGFORD NEWS - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc can do so by contacting Gerry Grace or by emailing email@example.com Please feel free to send photographs to the email address or by passing them on to Gerry Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.