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Lisdowney: Become a sports prophet

SPORTS PROPHET - Lisdowney GAA Club will this week launch its Sports Prophet fundraiser for 2013. Application forms are available from Club PRO and Sports Prophet Organiser, Graham O’Shea, or any committee member. Entry is €20. Congratulations to last year’s winners, May Maher and Sheila Kelly.

SPORTS PROPHET - Lisdowney GAA Club will this week launch its Sports Prophet fundraiser for 2013. Application forms are available from Club PRO and Sports Prophet Organiser, Graham O’Shea, or any committee member. Entry is €20. Congratulations to last year’s winners, May Maher and Sheila Kelly.

BORD NA nOG AGM 2013 - The Bord na nOg AGM of Lisdowney GAA Club took place in the GAA Club on Friday, 11th January 2013. The following mentors were voted into place for 2013: U6– Garret Walsh, Kevin Grogan, Richie McEvoy and Anne O’Gorman; U8– Denis O’Connor, Larry Comerford, Brendan Blanchfield, John Delaney, Vincent Dunphy, Karen Cahill and Tom O’Carroll; U10-Tom McEvoy, Stephen Dunne and John Holohan. U12-John Campion, Joe Murphy and George Kenny. U14 - Mark Tallis, Frank Jordan, John Phelan and Tom O’Carroll. U16– Tim Brennan, PJ Kenny, Joe Murphy and John Cashin. Minors– Larry Maher, Philip Walsh, Graham O’Shea, John Banville and Michael O’Carroll.

LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES - The AGM of Lisdowney Community Games was held on Thursday night. Officers elected for 2013 – Peter Bergin (Chairman and Recruitment, Training and Development Officer); Deirdre Dunne (Secretary); Eithne Downey (Treasurer); Theresa Dunphy (PRO); Claire Holohan (Games Director); Dorothea Bergin(Youth Officer); Nikki Scott (Children’s Officer); and Catherine McEvoy (Committee member). The Under 14 Quiz will be held on Saturday, 2nd February 2013, at 8.15 pm (after Mass) in Lisdowney GAA Club. Teams of four. Entry: €2 per child. Children from 3rd class up can participate. Children participating must be under the age of 14 on the 31st July 2013. The Art Competition will be held on Monday, 11th February 2013 from 3 pm – 4 pm in Lisdowney GAA Club. Entry is €2 per child. All children welcome (categories range from under eights up to under 16). Children must bring their own colours, although paper will be provided. The date for the local athletics competition will be announced later. For more information, please contact any committee member.

SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are extended to the family of Ned Delaney, Freshford and Gathabawn, who passed awayduring the week. Sympathies are also extended to Theresa Dunphy, Clontubrid, and her family on the death of her uncle which occurred last weekend.

CONGRATulationS - Congratulations to Graham O’Shea, PRO of Lisdowney GAA Club, and his wife, Louise, on the birth of their daughter, Ellie, during the week.

LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERSHIP - Membership is due for renewal for the coming year. Players’ membership is €70, ordinary membership is €50, children are €20 per child with family membership only €100 for two adults and all children. At least one parent of each child is asked to please join the club, partly for insurance purposes, but also as the children get huge a amount of enjoyment playing with the club, and funding of club activities is always needed. It is essential too that all those who help out with training sessions in any shape or form become members. Garda vetting forms are also available from the club secretary or any member of the committee.

LISDOWNEY GAA AND CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 14th January 2013, were 4, 16, 17 and 18. There was no winner. Match three winners were Tom O’Carroll and Bernie Blanchfield. Annual club lotto tickets are currently on sale. The annual ticket for €100 enters you into 52 weekly draws. Weekly tickets are just €2 and are available from Hogans’, McGraths’, Bradleys’Butchers and the Credit Union in Ballyragget, O’Carroll’s Pharmacy and Micheal Bergin’s in Freshford, Mackeys’ in Gathbawn, Carmel’s in Lisdowney and from any committee member.

FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 086-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

JOIN THE GYM - It is time to think about getting fit for the New Year! Membership for the gym at Lisdowney HurlingClub is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.

PILATES - Places are still available for Pilates classes in the Core Clinic, Clontubrid (beginners, intermediates, teens and pre and post natal). Evenings and daytime classes are available. Phone or text 086-6611163 to book your place.

U CAN CANCER - An exercise class has started for people who have or who have had cancer. Please phone Joanne on 056-7752258 to book.

RACQUETBALL - Anybody interested in joining Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is asked to call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.

LISDOWNEY BADMINTON CLUB - Badminton for adults continues each Monday night at 8pm in Lisdowney Community Centre.

JUVENILE BADMINTON -Badminton for eight year olds and up has started in Lisdowney Community Centre on Friday nights from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The club has some spare rackets for those who don’t have access to one. Badminton is an energetic sport which children should enjoy. All are welcome.

NIGHT CLASSES - Night classes will commence shortly at Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown. All welcome. Classes are available in Welding Arc (Tuesdays for nine weeks, €100 for course); Welding Tig Mig (Thursdays for 10 weeks, €120 for course); Crafts – card and gift making (Tuesdays for six weeks, €90 for course); Beginners Computers (Thursdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); Yoga (Thursdays for eight weeks€85 for course); Pilates (Tuesdays for eight weeks,€70 for course); Computerised accounts (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €80 for course); Occupational First Aid (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); Gardening –plan your garden (Tuesdays for eight weeks, €85 for course); and Cake Decoration (Tuesdays for four weeks, €50 for course). People on Social Welfare are eligible for a 20 per cent discount. For more information, please contact the school.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL - The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets regularly. The Conference is there to support people of the parish of any age who are in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076.

COMMUNITY ALERT scheme- If anyone living in the parish is in need of an alarm, please contact either Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from the 2nd–27th May 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email

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