Lisdowney - Become a prophet

WIN €500 - Lisdowney GAA Club has launched its Sports Prophet fundraiser for 2013. Application forms are available from Club PRO and Sports Prophet Organiser, Graham O’Shea, any committee member, Mackeys and Downeys Bars and can be downloaded from the Lisdowney Gaa website Entry is Just €20, with the winner taking home €500!

WIN €500 - Lisdowney GAA Club has launched its Sports Prophet fundraiser for 2013. Application forms are available from Club PRO and Sports Prophet Organiser, Graham O’Shea, any committee member, Mackeys and Downeys Bars and can be downloaded from the Lisdowney Gaa website Entry is Just €20, with the winner taking home €500!

LISDOWNEY CLUB WEBSITE - Photos of the New Years Ball have been added to the website and can be accessed at

TREES NEEDED - Trees are urgently required as part of firewood fundraising activities for the hurling club. This is one of the main club fundraisers, but they are running low in timber. Please contact Stephen on 086 2770217. Timber Cutters also needed on Tuesday nights.

CASTLECOMER COMMUNITY SCHOOL - The transition years are having a display of their self portraits in the Demainse in Castlecomer on the 22nd of February.

FAMILY WALK - Thanks to all who partook in the Cullahill Mountain 6km Family fundraising walk, on Sunday 10th February to support Laura Walsh, Cullahill who is fundraising in aid of “The Hope Foundation” (To help fund over 60 projects with street children in Calcutta) Laura will leave for Calcutta on March 21st. Donations can still be made.

WALKING GROUP - A group of potential Mini Marathoners are meeting on a regular basis to walk leaving from Clontubrid Car park on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.00am then Tuesday and Friday evening at 6.30pm. The Parent’s Council of Scoil Naomh Fiachra are looking for volunteers to do the mini Marathon in June, but this is open to all people who would like to get together and walk. If these times dont suit you, call Dorothea on 087 6818035 and tell her what evenings or mornings would suit you and we will try and organise groups to suit everyone. This will be suitable for all levels of joggers and walkers. in a few weeks we will start the Couch to 5K programme for those who wish to do it.

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL - Lisdowney togged out against Kilmoganny on Sunday last. They were up 3:5 to 1 point at half time, but let the game slip away in the second half, and were very lucky to come out 2 points ahead at the final whistle. 3:6 to 3:4.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART -The Lisdowney Community Games Art Competition (Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16) was held on Monday last, the results will be announced next week.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES - Blessing of ashes at 10 am and 7.30 pm Masses in Lisdowney Church this Wednesday for Ash Wednesday.

ADORATION - Adoration will be held every Friday in Lent from 7 pm in Lisdowney Church, followed by Mass at 7.30 pm.

LISDOWNEY PASTORAL COUNCIL - Nominations are being sought to fill vacancies on Lisdowney Pastoral Council. Nomination papers can be left in the boxes at the back of the three churches next weekend.

AFTERNOON CLUB - The Afternoon Club will meet this Thursday, 14th February 2013, at 2.30 pm in Lisdowney Resource Centre. Kay Muldowney, Chiropodist, will attend.

SCOIL NAOMH FIACHRA ENROLMENT - Anyone wishing to enrol children in Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, for September 2013 can now do so by contacting the school.

ADULT COURSES AT COLAISTE MHUIRE - The Home School Community Liaison Service at Colaiste Mhuire are offering three courses free of charge - A practical cookery course on Thursdays from 12.30 - 2.30 pm starting on the 21st February 2013, an Internet Safety course on Wednesdays from 10 am - 12 noon starting on the 27th February 2013, and a Parents Plus course on Tuesdays from 10 am - 11.30 pm, starting on the 19th February 2013. If interested in any of the courses, please text your name and the course you are interested in to 086-2430372 or email

GAA MEMBERSHIP - Membership is now overdue for renewal for the coming year. Please arrange to give membership money to a committee member as soon as possible. Players’ membership is €70, ordinary membership is €50, children are €20 per child with family membership only €100 for two adults and all children. At least one parent of each child is asked to please join the club, partly for insurance purposes, but also as the children get huge a amount of enjoyment playing with the club, and funding of club activities is always needed. It is essential too that all those who help out with training sessions in any shape or form become members. Garda vetting forms are also available from the club secretary or any member of the committee.

LISDOWNEY GAA AND CAMOGIE CLUB LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto on Monday, 29th January 2013, were 3, 16, 17 and 27. Match three winners were Mary Bowden, John Doheny, Evelyn Murphy and Marie Delaney. 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.

JOIN THE GYM - Membership for the gym at Lisdowney Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.

FIT BACK & BUMPS - A new seriesof Fit back and Bumps, Pre and Post Natal Pilates begin again next week. Phone 086 6611163to book

RACQUETBALL - To join Lisdowney Racket Ball Club call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.

BADMINTON CLUB - Badminton for adults continues each Monday night at 8pm in Lisdowney Community Centre.

JUVENILE BADMINTON - Badminton for eight year olds and up continues in Lisdowney Community Centre on Friday nights from 7 pm to 8 pm (please note change of time). The club has some spare rackets for those who don’t have access to one. Badminton is an energetic sport which children should enjoy. All are welcome.

COMMUNITY ALERT - If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE – Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from the 22nd–27thMay 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email