24 Jan 2022

Lisdowney: Sabrina and Eamon tie knot

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS - Congrats to Sabrina Grace, Graigueswood, and Eamon Grace, Ballyphilip, who were married in Lisdowney Church last Thursday. Sabrina and Eamon are wished all the best for the future.

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS - Congrats to Sabrina Grace, Graigueswood, and Eamon Grace, Ballyphilip, who were married in Lisdowney Church last Thursday. Sabrina and Eamon are wished all the best for the future.

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - Best wishes to the Lisdowney Junior Hurling team as they take on Kilmacow in the first round of the Championship this Sunday in Gowran.

UNDER 12 - The Lisdowney Under 12s Hurling Team bowed out of the Shield when they were defeated by Tullaroan in Johnstown on Sunday morning.

UNDER 8 CAMOGIE - The Lisdowney Under 8 Camogie Team played Dicksboro in their last game of the season on Saturday morning in Dicksboro GAA Club.

UNDERAGE TRAINING - Underage hurling training continues each Saturday morning at 10 am for Under 12s, Under 10s, Under 8s and Under 6s at Lisdowney Hurling Field.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 7th September 2012, were 4, 5, 11 and 26. There were no winners. Match three winner was Paul Murphy. Next week’s jackpot is €5,000. The draw will be held on Monday, 24th September 2012, in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn.

LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERS TEXT SERVICE -If you are a member of Lisdowney GAA Club you can avail of the text service whereby you will be texted in advance of upcoming matches, meetings and events. Please text your name with the message, ‘please add to group text list’ to 086 8231284 if you are not currently receiving texts from the club.

WEBSITE - The Lisdowney Section of the GAA Museum in Croke Park has been updated. Next time you are up, log in and check it out. If you have any information, history or old photographs that you could scan into the computer, it would be appreciated it if you could send them on to . for inclusion on websites.

SCHOOL BOOKS AND UNIFORM SALE - Elaine McEvoy wishes to thank all those who donated and bought items in the School Booksand Uniform Sale which was held in Lisdowney Community Centre during the summer. All money raised has been given to Lisdowney Hurling Club towards a celebratory night for the Lisdowney Schools Hurling Team to mark their success in 2011-2012.

COMHALTAS - Lisdowney Comhaltas group music lessons have resumed and take place in Lisdowney Resource Centre at 7.30 pm each Thursday. A limited number of places are available for new members.

PILATES - Pilates for Autumn term are commencing in Clontubrid. Classes for ladies, gents, teenagers, elderly, pre and post natal. Please phone 086 6611163 to book.

FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE - An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers is commencing in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS - A Cancer Exercise Class will start in Clontubrid in early October. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

SPEECH AND DRAMA IN FRESHFORD - Speech and Drama classes for 6-12 year olds will be held on Friday evenings at 6 pm and 6.45 pm at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. Classes start this Friday. There will be two terms - September to Christmas and January to Easter at €75 per term. To secure a place or for more information, please contact Mary Purcell on 087-2213274 or just turn up at 6 pm this Friday night.

ZUMBA - Zumba Fitness involves having fun, burning calories, losing weight and toning up. Zumba Toning classes have commenced in Durrow on Thursdays and Zumba Basic classes will run from the 3rd October 2012 in the Community Hall, Freshford. For all information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

KILKENNY CONTACT - Kilkenny and Carlow Contact is a community based voluntary organisation for older people covering the Kilkenny and Carlow area. They are looking for additional volunteers to commit to one or two hours per week to befriend/visit older people who live alone in your area. They will have a stand at the Information Day for Older People being held in the Mill Family Resource Centre tomorrow, Thursday, 20th September 2012. Please go along if you would like to volunteer, or if you need supports or information. Alternatively, talk to them confidentially on 056/7751988 ext. 6.

EMPOWERING PARENTS PROGRAMME - An Empowering Parents Programme for parents of children with disabilities will start in the Mill Family Resource Centre in Urlingford on the 28th September 2012. Participation is free. For more information, please contact Cathy McGrath, Disability Federation of Ireland, at 086-3847440 or email or Kay Teehan at 087-3534432 or email

Gathering In Kilkenny – A Meeting Will Be Held At 7 Pm On Monday, 24Th September 2012, In The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, To Launch The Gathering Ireland – A Project To Promote What Is Good About Your Town And Country. Brian Cody Will Attend The Meeting. All Are Welcome.

OASIS CHILDCARE CENTRE - All childcare schemes have started again at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Parents who have not yet enrolled in the ECCE, CCS and CETS scheme should now do so. Oasis Afterschool will start in mid September. Children will be collected from school, homework will be supervised and children will receive a hot, healthy meal, lots of exercise and will partake in their activity club. For enquiries, please contact Grace on 056-8832700 or visit Oasis Childcare Centre.

ADULT ART CLASSES - Artist and art teacher Mick Cantwell has resumed art classes for adults at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, on Thursdays from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm for eight weeks. Students provide their own materials. Contact Mick on 087-0636556 for more information. Places are limited.

NIGHT CLASSES - Night classes at Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown, include the following courses: Welding - ARC, Welding - Tig Mig, Computers, Baking and cake decoration, Yoga, Pilates, Occupational First Aid, Digital Photography, Art, Aerobics, Gardening- Landscaping - Plan your garden. The school will also run a course on Introduction to Computerised Accounts. This course will run on Thursdays for eight weeks and will cost €85. Contact the school for more details.

SOCCER - Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s has resumed and will be held at 6 pm every Thursday evening at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players are very welcome.

MEMORIAL STONE - Dedication of a Memorial Stone, donated by the Miscarriage Association of Ireland, in memory of all babies who died before, during and after birth, will be held in St Kieran’s Cemetery, Kilkenny, on Saturday, 29th September 2012, at 2 pm. A short Service of Remembrance will also take place. All are welcome.

PEOPLE OF THE YEAR - Nominations for the Kilkenny People of the Year Awards 2012 close on the 28th September 2012. Person of the Year 2011 was Ayeisha Grogan, Aharney.

URLINGFORD PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP - The Urlingford Parent and Toddler Group has resumed and will be held on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon in Urlingford Community Childcare Centre, St. Kieran’s Place. For more information, please contact Edel on 086-1637371.

TRANSITION YEAR - DCS Group has announced details of its competition aimed at Transition Year students that they are rolling out nationwide after a very successful pilot scheme last year. The deadline to register interest is the 25th September 2012 and the deadline for final applications is the 25th October 2012. DCS Group said that rather than having to fund-raise to cover energy bills, they felt that secondary schools in particular could harness the ‘energies’ of their transition year students to enable them to engage from start to finish on a real-life project, managing energy consumption, installation, monitoring and reporting results and adjusting accordingly, in a healthy competitive environment which would ultimately benefit their school and their homes. For more information please visit or contact Suzanne Keane on 083-1026143.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before 7 pm on Sunday nights for the month of Septembe,r or Theresa on 086-1985251 for the months of October and November.

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