Once again as the summer nears the end and the weather starts to cool people are once again starting to think of the coming winter months and keeping warm. Funds are available under Better Energy Warmer Homes which is being administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to improve the energy efficiency, especially in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.

The scheme is available to homes which are owner occupied, non-Local Authority homes, were constructed before 2002 and the owner is in receipt of either a fuel allowance, a Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and with children under 7 years of age and/or is in receipt of Family Income Support.

For further information please contact Kilkenny Leader Partnership on 056 7752111.


Kilkenny Age Friendly County programme is available to provide “Ageing with Confidence” in your area. The 8 weeks workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process. The programme is run by two trained facilitators and looks at all aspects of ageing including physical, emotional and intellectual. The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local community/parish centres. Enquires welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. If you are interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on 056 7772787 for further details or email


Tom Hogan Cub - Graigue-Ballycallan 0-14 / Tullaroan 0-24.

North Junior Hurling - Graigue-Ballycallan 1-10 / St. Lachtain’s 1-10.

U14 Shield - Graigue-Ballycallan 1-7 / Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-14.


Saturday, 24 August - Senior Hurling - Graigue-Ballycallan vs. Carrickshock - 6:45pm in Bennettsbridge.


River Rangers held there A.G.M. in the Old School House last Friday night. The meeting started with a minutes for past members. Chairman Brendan Hayes started his address with thanks to Bill Ryan, Shamie, Dermot, Brian Hogan for their support, Chris and Eoghan Doheny for their sponsorship during the year.

There were changes at the top table this year with Paddy Dalton taking the chair, Ben Hayes taking over as treasurer and Shane Murphy containing as secretary.

Matters then turned to on field matters. Rangers will begin training in the next week and will welcome back old players and any new recruits who may wish to join. Their long term medic Ann Marie Manogue is currently on sabbatical so they are on the hunt for a medic for the season. If anyone is interested in taking up the post for the year contact any club member. The management team for the year is the same with Ben Hayes as Manger, Maurice ‘Gussey’ Ronan as Director of Football and Shane Murphy as Trainer.

After winning player of the year Jason Darmody takes over as team Captain with Willie Brennan being vice captain for the coming season.


After extensive renovation work the Handball club nearly have the alley ready for use. There has been a total makeover of the alley and new dressing rooms. The work has been undertaken by a dedicated few members who wanted to see the club reborn. They are currently looking to recruit new members for the club, membership is open to all ages.

For information on joining the club you can either drop Mary a line at the Kilmanagh Notes with your details, check out the Facebook page ‘savecallanhandballclub’ or call to The Cosy Inn, Callan, and they will help you join the club.

Check out the work that has been done to date on our Facebook page.


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