Ossory Agricultural Show 1898 - 2012

BARBeQUE - The last Saturday in June, the 30th, has been ticked for the Hurling Club’s summer bar-b-que in Mackey’s of Gathbawn. No tickets on sale, Please just show up on the night, enjoy yourself and support the local GAA club.

BARBeQUE - The last Saturday in June, the 30th, has been ticked for the Hurling Club’s summer bar-b-que in Mackey’s of Gathbawn. No tickets on sale, Please just show up on the night, enjoy yourself and support the local GAA club.

CHRISTENINGS - Welcomed into the parish faith this week were Nikki Ann Mullally, Ballyring and Conor Frank Campion, Garrydague.

SUMMER CAMPS - All Stars Summer Camp in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown from 9th to 13th July, 10.00 to 2.00 for ages 6 to 14. Phone 087 1913786 to book

Irish Summer Camp- in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown from 16th to 20th July, 9.30 to 1.30 for ages 8 to 16. Phone 056 8831135 to book Cul Camps in Freshford 2nd to 6th July and Castlecomer 23rd to 27th July. €55.00 per child, book online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie . Oasis Summer Camps in Freshford ’50 Things to Do’ camp for 4 – 6yr old from 2nd – 6th, 10am – 1.45, €40. ‘Summer Music Madness’ 9th – 13th, 10am – 1pm, €50 for all children of primary school age. ‘Animation Workshop with Cartoon Saloon’ 16th – 20th, 10am – 12.30, €50 for children between 8 -15 years. ‘Your Design’s’ 23rd – 27th , 10am – 1pm, €50 for 7 – 15 yrs. Most Camps are filling up fast so contact Grace - 8832700 for further information

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS - County Athletics for all those who won through in Lisdowney takes place this Friday evening at 6.00pm in Scanlan Park. Please arrive on time, and good luck to all our budding athletes.

SWIMMING - Good luck to all the children from the parish schools who will participate in the schools swimming gala this Thursday in the Watershed.

SOCCER - A large number of children, who usually play together on the hurling and football teams went in to Kilkenny last Friday night where members of Freshford Soccer club and Lions soccer club were awarded with medals. well done to all those involved.

MINI MARATHON - Well done to all the ladies who participated in and completed the Lady’s Mini Marathon on the Bank Holiday Monday. Especially to all the camogie girls, Siobhan Holland, Emer Mulhall, Janette Boran, Mary Margaret Marum, Dervla Gannon, Maeve Gannon, Sarah Staunton, Kate Holland, Claire DUnne, Noreen Murphy, Jessica Foley, and Kellie Ann Quinn (who did it in spirit). Other sucessful runners and walkers included Noreen and Michelle Kenny, Pauline and Aoife O’Carroll, Brid Dunphy and Michelle Bowden, Caroline Tallis, Marie Blanchfield and Nikki Scott. Well done to you all and all those not mentioned.

MATCH FIXTURES THIS WEEK - Schools Roinn C Top Oil Hurling Championship Semi final, Lisdowney v Glenmore today Wednesday at 4pm All County Junior Hurling League, Friday 15th at 7.30pm, O’Loughlins v Lisdowney Tommy O’Brien Schools Cup, Lisdowney v Graigue/Skeough on Saturday 16th at 3.45pm in St. John’s Park North County Junior A Hurling League/Championship, Lisdowney v St. Martins Saturday 16th at 7.00pm

Duggan Steel Hurling League Roinn B, Lisdowney v Mooncoin on Monday 18th at 7.00pm. Please always check the website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie as fixtures can change.

JUNIOR HURLING - Lisdowney lined out against Erins Own last Tuesday. They played well in the first half, Castlecomer scored 2 points in the opening five minutes and then didn’t score again until the 27th minute. Lisdowney were on good scoring form with 8 from play and 2 frees, but in the last minute Comer got a goal from a free, half time score 0:10 to Lisdowney to Castlecomer’s 1:4.

The first half ending set the tempo for the second half. While Lisdowney struggled to gain scores they conceded 9 frees which provided Erin’s Own’s David Buggy with 1:8 plus they got another 3 points. The teams equalised in the 22nd minute, and the match finished with 3 alternate points a piece.

Team: Niall Grogan, Padraig Kenny, Niall O’Hara, Niall Mackey, Ray Fitzpatrick Pat O’Carroll, Micheal Bergin, Vinny Fitzpatrick 0:1, Ciaran Mackey 0:2, Michael Kenny, Rory Hickey 0:1 and 5 frees, Sean Phelan 0:3, Kevin Sweeney 1:3, Paddy Bowden 0:1 and Eoin Delahunty 0:1 with Peter Bergin, Eddie Hickey 0:1 and Laurence O’Carroll coming in. For a Full match report please go on the website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie

JUNIOR A HURLING - The Junior A team were narrowly beaten by Young Irelands in Gowran last Sunday with a final score of 2:18 to 3:13 in favour of the home team.

UNDER 14 HURLING - On Monday 5th, the Bank Holiday, Lisdowney met Paulstown. All the play was in the Lisdowney forward line for the first fifteen minutes,to lead by 2:3 to no score. It was a full 20 minutes before paulstown eventually got a point from a free, but Lisdowney were still attacking hard.

Paulstown’s only score from play in the half came from a tight ball in the corner and was perfectly directed between the posts, but lisdowney’s reaction was a point to bring the half time score up to 2:6 to 2 points.

Lisdowney were first to score with a point, then a point from a free, and a pass from a Paulstown free gained them a goal.

Midway through the second half both sides were struggling for scores, but the last quarter gave Lisdowney another goal and 8 points to Paulstown’s 4 points. Final score was 3:13 to 1:6 for Lisdowney.

Team: Liam Dunphy, David Fitzpatrick, Kevin O’Sullivan, Ewan Hills, Mark Fitzpatrick, Stephen Delaney, Laurence Campion, James Phelan, Gary O’Sullivan 0:1, David O’Carroll 0:2, Brian Kavanagh 2:4 & 3 frees, Niall Brennan 0:2, Cathal Jordan, Luke Woodward 1:0, Ben Tallis 0:1. subs came on Jack McGree, Eoin Kenny, Rory Kenny, and Martin McEvoy. Panel: Luke Campion, Eoin Delaney, and Aidan Tallis For a Full match report please go on the website www.lisdowney.kilkenny.gaa.ie

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL - The semi final of the Championship was to be played against Glenmore last Friday however Lisdowney were awarded a walkover and so are now in the final against Piltown. Date as yet unconfirmed.

SCHOOL HURLING - On Friday last, in a very wet Jenkinstown pitch the county league semi final took place between Lisdowney and Danesfort. This was a very competitive match and Lisdowney only just managed to pull it out of the hat on a scoreline of 1:3 to 1:1. They now face Graiguenamanagh in the final, the date is still undecided.

SCHOOL CAMOGIE - The girls travelled to Bennettsbridge last Tuesday to play the Rower in the County Semi final. Unfortunately the referee did not show up and the match was rescheduled for this Tuesday, details unavailable.

LISDOWNEY SEVENS - This well renowned and very popular tournament, which again was held on three weekends in September, is now to be run off on the last two weekends of July, and the first weekend in August - again to accommodate the very busy underage club scene in September. It is hoped that even more clubs will participate this year than previous years.

LOCAL RESTAURANT - The Loop Restaurant in Uppercout Manor is now open for business every:

Saturday from 6:30pm - 9:30pm Sundays from 12:30pm - 6:00 Mondays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm They can also cater for any functions or parties, and other information needed for bookings etc. can be found on the Uppercourt Manor Facebook page and Freshford Community Hall.

LOTTO - There was no winner of last week’s Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto Draw. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 25 and 26. Match 3 winner was Liam Healy. Next week’s jackpot is €3,600. The draw will held in Mackey’s in Gathbawn, on Monday 18th June 2012.

PHELAN’S HARDWARE - Phelan’s Hardware has reopened on Wednesdays for the summer months. Phelan’s are delighted to be able to offer full opening hours again and wish to thank all their customers for their patience over the past 18 months.

PILATES - Booking for the summer term pilates in Clontubrid, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny is now taking place. Phone 086 6611163 to book

GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL - Gaelic Football training for girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years continues at Freshford GAA pitch each Monday at 6 pm. All welcome. For more information, please contact Jacinta Power on 087-7658671.

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE - A short course with you in mind will help you explore aspects of ypour life now that you are a little older and to find the answer to the question ‘What’s next for me?’ For more information contact Kilkenny Age Friendly County Office, 42 Parliament St., or Tel: 056 7772787

ST VINCENT DE PAUL -The Lisdowney St. Vincent de Paul Conference meets monthly. The Conference is there to support people in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076 .

CEMETERY MASSES - Cemetery Masses will be held in Lisdowney on Friday, 6th July 2012, Rathbeagh on Monday, 9th July 2012, Tifeaghna on Wednesday, 11th July 2012, Clontubrid on Tuesday, 17th July 2012 and Aharney on Friday, 20th July 2012. All masses will commence at 7.30 pm.

OSSORY AGRICULTURAL SHOW -Ossory Agricultural Show 1898 - 2012 annual show will be held on Sunday 22nd July (Laois County Show) at the show grounds, Mountrath Rd, rathdowney. A great day out for all the family , classes and attractions include cattle, sheep, horses,poultry, jams, baking, knitting, sewing, crafts, vegetables, baking, flowers, junior classes, and much more side shows to include punch & Judy, Vintage tractor display, little miss ossory, most suitably dressed boy, best dressed lady, pony games, music to name but a few. Something for everyone. For further details contact secretary catherine fitagerald, conoboro rd, rathdowney. co laois on 087/9975902. fax/phone 0505/48939 emailossoryshow@eircom.net website ossoryshow.com. Chairman Peter ging 086/2394573 Treasurer Irene Newman 086/8402125

NEWS -If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices tolisdowneynewspapernotes@gmail.com or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights for June and July.