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Dicksboro under 14 Roinn ‘C’ team put in an excellent display of hurling in the league shield final last Friday against James Stephens, but despite their best efforts, the Village still proved too strong for them, winning by 4-6 to 3-3. Each of the boys should be proud of their efforts. Some shaky video of two of the ‘Boro’s goals and some of our points can be seen on by clicking on the latest news. Panel: Joseph Lacey, Daire Maher, Padraic Moylan, TJ Stynes, Tommy Farrell, Jack Tynan, William O’Sullivan, Liam Hennessy, Mark Kenny, Darran Mullan, Evan Clarke, Eoin de Buitlear, Nicky Burke, Tadhg Butler, Liam Griffin, Stephen Cass.


The ‘Boro Roinn ‘A’ minor team got the job done in their championship quarter final match against Ballyhale Shamrocks on Saturday, beating our opponents by 1-17 to 1-14. This was a strange match in which we were on top for periods but then seemed to go out of it, allowing Ballyhale to come back into the game on more than one occasion. A more consistent game will be required on this Saturday when we play the semi-final against the Rower-Inistioge.


Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €2,150 was not won on Thursday, October 3rd 2013. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 21 and 28. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Bríd Dowling c/o Jimmy Murphy, €50 to John Gaffney c/o Kitty Phelan, €40 to Trish Davis c/o Johnny McKee, €25 to Shem Phelan c/o Patsy Phelan, €25 to T.C c/o Martin Gaffney, €25 to Niall Morrissey c/o Niall Morrissey, €25 to Stephen Rochford c/o Paddy Maher. Promoters prize of €30 to Joe Coyne, €20 to Shem Tynan. Our next jackpot will be for €2,300. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.


Saturday 12th October at 7.30pm, Mary O’Donnell-Months Mind. Sunday 13th October at 10.30am, Ned Brennan, Troyscourt & Meadow Hill. Sunday 13th at 11.30am, Jack Phelan, Troyscourt-Months Mind.


St. Canice’s Parish Choir practice is on every Tuesday and the choir sing at 7.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturdays. New members to the choir would be very welcome. Ring 086-3013637 for further information or contact any member of the choir.


At 2.30pm each Thursday afternoon a social gathering takes place for senior citizens in Troy’s Court. Bingo, a cuppa and a chat are part of an enjoyable afternoon. Feel free to come along or contact Susan at 086-4084208.


St Canice’s Senior Citizens committee will meet in Troy’s Court on Wednesday October 9th at 8 pm. New members welcome.


The Miscarriage Association of Ireland will hold its first national support group meeting in Kilkenny on 17th October 2013, 7pm in St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Bohernatounish Road, Loughboy. This meeting, the first to be held outside of Dublin, will give an opportunity to all those affected by miscarriage to talk about and share their experience. The meeting will be co-ordinated by committee members of the association. A Book of Remembrance will also be available on the day for those who wish to make an entry in memory of the child they have lost through miscarriage. The Association, which celebrates 25 years in existence this year, provides support to all who have been affected by miscarriage. An annual Service of Remembrance, which will take place this year on 10th November, at 3 pm in St Theresa’s church, Donore Avenue (off South Circular Road) Dublin 8. For further Information: Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell – 087 3577173Website: – also Mr Ted Byrne 056 7764400.


St. Luke’s General Hospital “ Meet and Greet “ Volunteers? Are you interested in joining the” Meet and Greet “Volunteer Service at St. Luke’s General Hospital Kilkenny to assist and support members of the public when visiting the hospital? Can you commit to 3 hours once a week ? If so you are most welcome to contact 056 7785311 or e-mail


As part of World Mental Health Week 2013 a Coffee Morning will be held on Monday 14th October 2013 from 10 am join the Go For Life Senior Group and Mental Health Ireland at The Bar and Grill Cafe McDonagh Junction. Guest Speakers on Mental Health Issues in Later Life Dr. Mia McLaughlin, Consultant Psychiatrist and Caroline Clifford, Community Mental Health Nurse. ALL WELCOME.


A talk will be given by Fr. Willie Purcell. Vocation of the Laity as inspired by Olivia Mary Taaffe, foundress of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society. Saturday 19th October 2013. at 11 am in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy Kilkenny. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Anyone affected by coeliac disease is invited to the first meeting of the Kilkenny/Carlow Coeliac Support Group in St.Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy on Mon. October 7th at 8.00pm.


The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Rd, Kilkenny (based at St. Kieran’s College), are still accepting applications for the following courses: Teastas Eorpach na Ghaeilge (Teg), Irish language course (Level A2) NUI Certificate in Addiction Studies- NUI Certificate in Psychology- NUI Certificate in Return to Learning -Short Course in Literature: French Short Fiction. Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings. Further information can be found at: .


Christian Meditation will resume in Peace in Christ Retreat House, Sion Road, Kilkenny, each Wednesday, beginning on 18th September 2013 at 4.00 p.m.


Following a recent meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it has been decided to adjust the timing of our collections during Mass from this weekend. From this weekend the first collection will be taken up immediately after the homily & the second collection will be taken up after the prayers of the faithful / during the offertory. It is hoped this new system will provide an opportunity for reflection after Communion.


From now on the rosary will be recited opposite Mary’s Altar in the Church after our morning Mass. The Rosary will be prayed for a different intention each week. If you would like to suggest an intention please contact any member of the Rosary group. A candle will be lit in front of Mary’s statue at the beginning of the Rosary and will remain lighting there each day for the intentions of those in our book of intentions & for the weekly rosary intention.


St. Luke’s General Hospital is holding its annual Remembrance Mass at Duiske Abbey Church, Graiguenamanagh Co. Kilkenny Tuesday 15th October at 7.30pm. The mass gives all of us an opportunity to remember our patients who have died. Everyone is welcome to attend, particularly the families and friends of the deceased but also parishioners, staff and the general public. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall after the mass.


Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Pope Francis on 13th October Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. In Advance of this there will be a Full Rosary vigil (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and mysteries of light.) in the Dominican Black Abbey Kilkenny in the shadow of the Great Rosary Window. Sunday 6th October 2013 4pm- 6pm ending with Mass for World Peace and Our Holy Fathers Pope Francis intentions. A very special evening of prayer. Fasting recommended on the following day if possible. For Further information please see

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