HAPPY NEW YEAR - Everyone in the parish is wished a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.
ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK - A huge crowd turned up for the annual St Stephe- n’s Day Walk in Gathabawn last Wednesday.
RACQUETBALL - Anybody interested in joining Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is asked to call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.
LISDOWNEY BADMINTON CLUB - Lisdowney Badminton Club will resume next Monday, 7th January 2013, at 8pm.
LISDOWNEY GAA AND CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 17th December 2012 were 3, 7, 15 and 28. There was no winner. Match three winners were John Hogan, Madge Brennan, P O’Farrell and Gary Tallis. The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Sunday, 23rd December 2012 were 1, 4, 22 and 23. There was no winner. Match three winners were Mick Hickey, Richie McEvoy, B McGrath and Peggy McKane. 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 Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.
UNDER 16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - The Under 16 football team bowed out of the championship at semi-final stage to O’Loughlin Gaels on Sunday 23rd December 2012 with a score line of 5-09 to 1-08. The team line out as follows: 1-Ian Buckley, 2-Kevin O’Sullivan, 3-Eoin Walsh, 4-Stephen Delaney, 5-Brian O’Carroll, 6-Paul Coss, 7-Peter O’Sullivan, 8-Dean McCann, 9-Dylan Jordan, 10-Jack Dunphy, 11-Conor O’Carroll, 12-Willie Kenny, 13-Morgan Grace-Cashin, 14-James Murphy, 15-Brian Kavanagh, 16-John Brennan, 17-Darragh Mackey, 18-Ewan Hills, 19-Laurence Campion. The management team would like to thank the players for all their hard work and dedication during 2012.
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 - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.
LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP - The Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. Contact Avril on 087-7760082.
STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group meets on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.
SOS- SOS is a Voluntary Organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. They are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from their services. Each host is matched with one person from SOS and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided. They are also looking for volunteers to support them in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending SOS in the evening time or weekends. If you would like to know more about volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email email@example.com or visit their website on www.soskilkenny.com.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE - Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from the 22nd – 27th May 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to email@example.com or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before 7 pm on Sunday nights for the month of January.