Lisdowney: Sad news for parish with death of Mick Kenny

SYMPATHIES - The parish of Lisdowney was saddened to learn of the death of Mick Kenny, Grange, at the weekend.

SYMPATHIES - The parish of Lisdowney was saddened to learn of the death of Mick Kenny, Grange, at the weekend.

Mick passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd attended the rosary, removal, funeral Mass and burial to pay their respects to Mick who was a much-loved and respected member of the parish. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, neighbours and the entire community. He was buried after Requiem Mass on Monday afternoon in Clontubrid cemetery. Sympathy is expressed to his wife Betty and children Lar, Noreen, Jacinta, Marie, Aideen, Michelle, PJ and Martin and extended family. As a mark of respect, Saturday evening’s scheduled Lisdowney versus Galmoy North Junior Championship hurling match and the Scoil Naomh Fiachra Clontubrid Parents’ Council Barbeque were postponed.

LISDOWNEY SEVENS - Ballyhale Shamrocks were crowned winners of the 2012 Lisdowney Sevens after defeating a strong O’Loughlin Gaels side 5-7 to 2-10 in the final of the Sweeney Cup on Saturday afternoon. A total of 32 teams took part in the competition, which is now in its 31st year. Ballyhale met the host team Lisdowney after beating Danesfort 3-10 to 3-4 in the quarter final. Lisdowney beat Dicksboro by a single point after a nail-biting finish in their quarter final 1-10 to 3-3. Lisdowney’s team of Jack McGree (goal), James Phelan, Laurence Campion, Niall Brennan (Captain), David O’Carroll, Ben Tallis, Cathal Jordan, Gary O’Sullivan, Mark Fitzpatrick and Conor Tallis played brilliantly throughout the tournament and gave it their all in the semi-final with only two points separating the sides at half time. However, Ballyhale upped the tempo in the second half and pulled away, winning decisively by 1-10 to 0-3.

The final of the Kilkenny Supporters Club Shield saw neighbours Young Ireland’s of Gowran battling it out with Barrow Rangers of Paulstown. The game went to extra time after both sides had scored 1-8 at full time. It was Barrow Rangers who had the edge in extra time scoring 1-1 to secure the win. Tom McEvoy, Chairman of Lisdowney Bord na nOg thanked the organising committee and all of the clubs who took part in the very successful tournament. The Player of the Tournament was awarded to Eoin Wall of O’Loughlin Gaels. For all the results and photos from the tournament, log onto the Lisdowney GAA website LISDOWNEY LOTTO - Monday 23rd July 2012, winning lotto numbers were 2, 20, 25 and 28. There were no winners. Match three winners were Mick Hickey, Jim Delaney, Frank Dowling and Ciara Maher. Monday, 30th July 2012 winning numbers were 3, 15, 23 and 28.There were no winners. Match three winner was Breda Phelan. Next week’s jackpot is €4,400. The draw will be held on Monday, 13th August 2012 in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn.

JJ KAVANAGH & SONS NORTH JUNIOR A HURLING LEAGUE - Lisdowney were beaten by Conahy on Friday, 27th July 2012. The final score was 2:11 to 24 points. JUNIOR HURLING - In the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Hurling Championship, Lisdowney beat Barrow Rangers last Wednesday, 1st August 2012.

UNDER 14 CAMOGIE - The county semi-final scheduled for Saturday, 28th July 2012, was cancelled due to a bereavement in Tullaroan. Lisdowney Camogie Club extends it’s sympathies to the connected families and friends.

UNDER 14 HURLING - Congrats to the Under 14 hurlers who have reached the County Final after beating Tullaroan last week.

SPORTS PROPHET - Lisdowney GAA Club is halfway through the year and the current joint leaders on the Sports Prophet Leader Board on 23 points are: Niall & Meg Donnelly, Anthony O’Hara Jnr and Charlie Charter.

PHOTOS - Log onto the Lisdowney GAA website to view photos from recent matches and Community Games-

FIT BACK and BUMPS - A new four-week educational and exercise course for Pre and Post Natal mums and mums-to-be will start in Clontubrid in August. Please phone 087 9537808 to book.

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS - Congrats to Geraldine Dunne from Clontubrid and Timmy Hegarty from Loughlin who celebrated their wedding two weeks ago. Congrats also to Gerard Bergin, Grange, who celebrated his marriage to Collette Murphy; and to Emma Skehan, Lisdowney, who celebrated her marriage to Alan Gallagher last week.

UNIFORM & SCHOOL BOOK SALE -The organisers of the local Uniform and School Book Sale are looking for Johnstown sweaters, Mathmagic 2 - 6 and Inisdom 2 - 6. Over the next few Saturday mornings it is hoped to sell on clean, good condition uniforms and books for the local schools. If you attend any of the local schools (Lisdowney, Gathbawn, Clontubrid, Colaiste Mhuire, Castlecomer Secondary School, St. Kieran’s, CBS, Loreto or Presentation) and have good condition uniforms or books on the current booklists please give them to Elaine McEvoy, Theresa McGinn or Karen Cahill, or bring them to the Community Centre next Saturday morning at 10am. Please label clearly all items. Jumpers €5, trousers and skirts €3.

ADULT EDUCATION - Colaiste Mhuire in Johnstown will commence their PLC FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses in Business and Secretarial Studies, Business Administration, Engineering Technology with Agricultural modules, Early Childhood Care and Education (level 5) and Early Childhood Care and Education (level 6). Castlecomer Community School will commence their Fetac Level 5 Certificates in Business and Computers and Childcare with Special Needs. For more information, please contact either school.

WARMER HOMES - Kilkenny Leader Partnership can be contacted on 056-7752111 for anyone wishing to seek information in relation to the Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), and funds energy efficiency improvement in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. This scheme is available to homes which meet the following criteria: are owner occupied, non-Local Authority homes; constructed before 2002; the owner is in receipt of fuel allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme, Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age; Family Income Support.