St Canices - Strategic plan successfully launched

STRATEGIC PLAN LAUNCH-Dicksboro GAA Club successfully launched their Five Year Strategic Plan last weekend. See separate report and photos in Kilkenny People.

STRATEGIC PLAN LAUNCH-Dicksboro GAA Club successfully launched their Five Year Strategic Plan last weekend. See separate report and photos in Kilkenny People.

GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERS-Get fit with Gaelic Football for mothers and others in the ‘Boro. An easy and enjoyable way to get in shape and really enjoy yourself with Gaelic4mothers and others at Dicksboro GAA Club, Palmerstown on Tuesday nights from 8 to 9pm with trainer, Sean Keane. The emphasis is on fun and bring the children, they are more than welcome but no toddlers. For more information contact Helen on 087-6645823. Try it once and you won’t be disappointed.

COUNTY HURLING-Great to see so many Dicksboro players turning out for Kilkenny teams last weekend. Cillian Buckley marked his return from injury when he was brought on in the National League semi-final against Galway, scoring a point to help Kilkenny on their way to victory. Meanwhile, no less than five ‘Boro players started for Kilkenny in their Leinster Minor Hurling Championship match against Laois, a great achievement for any club, so well done to Darragh Holohan, Evan Cody, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Stephen Farrell and Kevin Kenny.

UNDER 16 HURLING- Our under 16’s set out their stall early in their league game against Slieverue last Friday with a point on the board in less than a minute. Three more followed before Slieverue raised a white flag from a 20 metre free. The source of the scores from both teams was a good indicator as to the way they were playing, 0-4 of Slieverue’s tally of 1-7 coming from frees whilst only one point of the ‘Boro’s tally of 2-8 came from a free in the first half. The ‘Boro were on top but more work needed to be down to stop the expected second half challenge. HT Dicksboro 2-8 Slieverue 1-7. The ‘Boro were even more emphatic in the second half, gaining control throughout the pitch and keeping our opponents scoreless for the half which was no mean feat as they had some very good hurlers. Panel: Oisin Gough, Evan Carroll, Cian Butler, Liam Kennedy, Aaron Malone, Aidan Nolan, Robert Crotty, Thomas Kenny, Chris Kavanagh, Kieran Ryan, Conor Doheny, Andrew Gaffney, Alan Phelan, Robbie Murphy, Bill Sheehan, Alan Corcoran, Brian Power, Cormac Buggy, Dara Lynch, Gavin Byrne, Panos Brennan, Edward Moylan(inj).

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL-This year’s under 14 Roinn ‘A’ Football County Final, played in Clara on Tuesday 16th April featured the same teams as the 2012 final, that is Dicksboro and Thomastown. While we held the upper hand at the end of last year’s final it was Thomastown’s turn this year, beating us by 1-9 to 0-6. The ‘Boro lads put in 100 per cent effort but were unable to break down the Thomastown defence when opportunities seemed to appear for goal chances, particularly in the first half. Panel: Kieran Galvin, Gavin Walsh, Johnny Minogue, TJ Stynes, Liam Stynes, Eoghan Moylan, Cillian Timmons, Joe Sheehan, Liam Brennan Smyth, Mark Nolan, David Campion, Sean Boyd, Jack Connolly, Justin Cahill, Brian Cleere, Eamonn Morrissey, Evan Clarke, William O’Sullivan, Tommy Farrell, Joseph Lacey, Tadhg Butler, Darren Mullen, James Griffin, Mark Kenny, Jack Tynan, Stephen Cass, Daire Maher, Nicky Burke, Bobby O’Mahony, Eoin de Buitlear.

HURLING FÉILE-The group stage of the Kilkenny hurling Féile will take place this Saturday. Our group consists of Piltown, James Stephens and Ballyhale Shamrocks and all our games will be held in Thomastown. Our first match is against Piltown at 11am, followed by James Stephens at 12md and Ballyhale at 1pm. Support for some or all of these games would be appreciated as only one team will come out of the group to play in a semi-final the following weekend.

Under 11/12-Well done to the ‘Boro under 11/12 mentors for organising a trip to Thurles to play a challenge match against Durlas Óg on Sunday. The busload of boys left Palmerstown full of the joys of spring in what was also a bonding session, to play their games before going to Semple Stadium to watch Kilkenny overcome Galway in the National League semi-final. A great day out.

UNDER 9/10-There was a great buzz around Palmerstown on Sunday morning when a group of enthusiastic hurlers from Kilmacud Crokes paid a visit to play a few challenge games against the ‘Boro boys. As usual both panels gave it their all in the spirit of fair play. The Kilmacud players, mentors and travelling parents were then invited into the clubhouse where they were treated to abundant light refreshments, courtesy of the ‘Boro parents, before travelling to Semple Stadium to watch the National League semi-final, which unfortunately did not turn out to well for our visitors team.

LOTTO RESULTS- Dicksboro’s lotto jackpot of €4,100 was not won on Thursday, April 18th 2013. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 22 and 31. Other Prizes drawn were €100 to Tom Lawlor c/o Paddy Maher, €50 to Kayleigh Murphy c/o Denis Molloy, €40 to Aidan McGrath c/o Denis Molloy, €25 to Kevin Gallagher c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Joan O’Connell c/o Tom Beirne, €25 to Paula Mc Donald c/o Paddy Maher, €25 to Tom Beirne c/o T. Beirne. Promoters prize of €30 to Paddy Maher, €20 to Enda O’Donoghue. Our next jackpot will be for €4,250. Dicksboro Lotto can be played online at and following the ‘Play Lotto’ link.

ANNIVERSARIES- Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm, Michael Fox, Lord Edward Street. Sunday 28th April at 9.30am, John Falsey, Connolly St. Sunday 28th April at 10.30am, Michael and Elizabeth Kavanagh, Greenshill. Sunday 28th April at 11.30am, Ellen Teehan-Months Mind. Monday 29th April at 9.10am, Catherine Gannon. Friday 3rd May at 9.10am, Kitty Maher.

FUN RUN-The Loreto Parent’s Association will hold a Fun Run, Walk or Jog in the Castle Park on Sunday 28th April at 11am. Registration will take place in the Tennis Club at 10.30am. There is an entrance fee of €5 per person or €15 per family. Great prizes on the day.

CATHEDRAL CONCERT-On Saturday 27th April 2013 at 8pm, in St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, we will present Handel’s magnificent sacred drama, Judas Maccabacus, sung in English, and accompanied by a symphony orchestra, professional soloists and Malcolm Proud. Conducted by our musical director Philip Edmondson. Admission is €20/€15 concession. Tickets available at the door.

S.O.S VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-S.O.S is a Voluntary Organisation for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability. S.O.S provides day services, respite and residential care. We are looking for people (hosts) to offer an overnight or weekend stay in their home for adults from our services. Each host is matched with one person from S.O.S and an expense allowance is paid. We are also looking for volunteers to support us in providing extra social and recreational activities for people in S.O.S. Are you that person or family? If you would like to know more about becoming a host or volunteering, please contact Kathleen Sherry at 056-7764000 or email

FAITH FEST 2013-To mark the opening of the Faith Fest 2013, Celebrating Faith in Ossory, there is a concert in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Liam Lawton with special guests the Unity Singers will lead us in an evening of song and music on Friday 10th May at 8pm. Tickets €20 are on sale now from our own Parish Centre, Dean St.

TROY’S COURT VOLUNTEERS-Would you like to help out in Troy’s Court Day Centre-have you got a hidden talent for arts & crafts, singing, playing music, playing cards, flower arranging, story-telling etc. We would welcome volunteers to spend some time with the elderly who attend the Day Centre, in an attempt to add variety and increase their activity level and make their day more enjoyable. The Day Centre is opened Monday to Thursday between 11am and 3pm. If you are interested, please contact Frances on 056-7763117.

AGE FRIENDLY-Kilkenny Age Friendly County Programme is available to provide “Ageing with Confidence” in our area. The 8 weeks workshop is a personal development programme designed to help people over 55 explore their ageing process. The workshop is free of charge and is usually run at local Community/Parish Centres. Enquiries are welcome from community centres/individuals and groups. If interested in attending or holding a workshop please contact Moira in the Age Friendly office on 056-7772787 for further details or email

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE-Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place on May 22nd-27th. Fare is €735pps. Contact Eleanor at 051-880414 or email

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE-Sat 1st June to Sat 8th June. Cost (inc. Tax and Insurance €609 if €50 deposit is paid before 16th Feb.) €659 after 16th Feb. Contact Ann, 7765840 or 086 8825622.

TRAINING PROGRAMME- Co. Kilkenny VEC are hosting a series of FREE half-day workshops on Tuesday’s (9.30am - 1.30pm) over a six week period in May and June 2013. Venue Kilkenny City. These workshops are aimed at young adults in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and/or those who finished their education before completing the Leaving and/or Junior Certificate (or equivalent). REGISTER ONLINE AT: WWW.KILKENNYVEC.IE (follow link to “Taster”) or Tel: 056 7795916.

BAPTISMS- Baptisms take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 5.00pm in St. Canice’s. Newly Baptised are invited to attend 11.30am Mass on the last Sunday of the month.

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