Lisdowney: Get in the loop

SYMPATHIES - Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Kennedy, Ballyphilip, Freshford, who passed away last week. Mrs Kennedy was laid to rest in St Lachtain’s Cemetery, Freshford, after Requiem Mass on Saturday. Sympathy is also extended to Angela Mullally, Knockmannon, on the death of her mother, Helen Kelly, Kilkenny, who passed away on Saturday afternooon. Mrs Kelly was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in Foulkstown Cemetery, Kilkenny.

SYMPATHIES - Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Kennedy, Ballyphilip, Freshford, who passed away last week. Mrs Kennedy was laid to rest in St Lachtain’s Cemetery, Freshford, after Requiem Mass on Saturday. Sympathy is also extended to Angela Mullally, Knockmannon, on the death of her mother, Helen Kelly, Kilkenny, who passed away on Saturday afternooon. Mrs Kelly was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in Foulkstown Cemetery, Kilkenny.

GATHABAWN WALKING LOOP- Gathabawn Walking Loop will be officially opened by Ear to the Ground presenter, Helen Carroll, on Sunday, 14th October 2012, at 11.45 am. All are welcome to walk and take in the amazing views of Kilkenny, Tipperary, Offaly, Carlow, Wexford and Laois. For more information, please contact Pat on 087-9509632 or Paddy on 087-2481710 or refer to the South Laois Tourism or Trail Kilkenny websites.

JUNIOR HURLING - Lisdowney Juniors await the winners of the Barrow Rangers/Galmoy match for their next championship meeting.

UNDER 10S - Best wishes to the Lisdowney Under 10s hurling team who will participate in the Harps Tournament this Saturday in Durrow.

UNDERAGE TRAINING - Underage hurling training continues each Saturday morning at 10 am for Under 12s, Under 10s, Under 8s and Under 6s at Lisdowney Hurling Field.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The winning numbers in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Monday, 24th September 2012, were 16, 17, 21 and 28. There were no winners. Match three winner was Jimmy Ruth. Next week’s jackpot is €5,200. The draw will be held on Monday, 8th October 2012, in Mackey’s Bar, Gathabawn.

LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERS TEXT SERVICE-If you are a member of Lisdowney GAA Club you can avail of the text service whereby you will be texted in advance of upcoming matches, meetings and events. Please text your name with the message, ‘please add to group text list’ to 086 8231284 if you are not currently receiving texts from the club.

WEBSITE-The Lisdowney Section of the GAA Museum in Croke Park has been updated. Next time you are up, log in and check it out. If you have any information, history or old photographs that you could scan into the computer, it would be appreciated it if you could send them on to . for inclusion on websites.

BADMINTON IN LISDOWNEY - It’s badminton season again and Lisdowney club nights are starting back next Monday, 8th October 2012, at 8pm. Last year proved to be very popular and they are hoping for the same enthusiasm this time round. They would love to welcome men and women of all standards to join. Eimear is looking forward to meeting you all. For information, please contact Eimear on 087 9684866 after 6pm.

COMHALTAS-Lisdowney Comhaltas group music lessons have resumed and take place in Lisdowney Resource Centre at 7.30 pm each Thursday. A limited number of places are available for new members.

PILATES- There are still a few spaces available in Pilates classes in Clontubrid for men, ladies, mixed and teenagers. Please phone 086 6611163 to book.

FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE -An education course for pregnant mum-to-be and new mothers is commencing in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place. Numbers are limited.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS -A Cancer Exercise Class will start in Clontubrid in early October. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

SPEECH AND DRAMA IN FRESHFORD -Speech and Drama classes for 6-12 year olds are being held on Friday evenings at 6 pm and 6.45 pm at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. Classes start this Friday. There will be two terms -September to Christmas and January to Easter at €75 per term. To secure a place or for more information, please contact Mary Purcell on 087-2213274 or just turn up at 6 pm this Friday night.

ZUMBA- Shape up before Christmas with Zumba Fitness- have fun, burn calories, lose weight and tone up! Zumba Toning classes are running in Durrow Community Hall 7.30pm from tomorrow (4th October 2012) and Zumba Basic classes will run from tonight (3rd October 2012) in the Community Hall, Freshford, at 7pm. For more information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707. All fitness levels are welcome.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP -Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group now meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. The next meeting will be held this Saturday, 29th September 2012. All welcome. For more information, please contact Avril on 087-7760082.

WIN €10,000 - Win €10,000 in the Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw - everyone knows someone who depends on, depended on or will depend on Prague House at some stage in their life. A lot of work has taken place in this excellent facility recently and, needless to say, funds are urgently needed. A massive draw will take place with prizes of €3,000 in October, €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford. Please support.

OASIS CHILDCARE CENTRE -All childcare schemes have started again at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Parents who have not yet enrolled in the ECCE, CCS and CETS scheme should now do so. Oasis Afterschool is also commencing. Children will be collected from school, homework will be supervised and children will receive a hot, healthy meal, lots of exercise and will partake in their activity club. For enquiries, please contact Grace on 056-8832700 or visit Oasis Childcare Centre.

ADULT ART CLASSES - Artist and art teacher Mick Cantwell has resumed art classes for adults at Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford, on Thursdays from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm for eight weeks. Students provide their own materials. Contact Mick on 087-0636556 for more information. Places are limited.

NIGHT CLASSES - Night classes at Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown - limited places left in Arc Welding, Baking and Cake Decoration, Occupational First Aid, Pilates and Tig Mig Welding. All starting this week. Please contact 087-9057118 to enrol.

SOCCER- Soccer training for Under 11s and Under 12s has resumed and will be held at 6 pm every Thursday evening at Freshford Town Soccer Club at Woodview, Freshford. Registration is €20 per child. New players are very welcome.

URLINGFORD PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP -The Urlingford Parent and Toddler Group has resumed and will be held on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon in Urlingford Community Childcare Centre, St. Kieran’s Place. For more information, please contact Edel on 086-1637371.

SAORVIEW - The Muintir na Tíre Community Alert programme has been working with RTE to provide information to communities on the switchover from Analogue to Digital TV which is taking place on the 24th October 2012. This work has been done through an information campaign utilising Muintir’s national network of community volunteers both Community Alert and Community Council and is aimed at Older and Vulnerable people in communities who may need assistance in managing the Digital Switchover. A little over 335,000 households in Ireland currently receive their television channels exclusively through an aerial. These households will lose their television service if they do not make the switch to digital by the 24th October 2012. SAORVIEW is the new digital TV service. It will replace the analogue television service which will be switched off on 24th October 2012. If you are currently receiving your television service via an aerial only you need to take action. After the 24th October you will still need your aerial to receive the new digital TV Signal There are 3 simple rules regarding your TV aerial: 1. If you are currently receiving RTE One, RTE Two, TV3 and TG 4 - Your aerial is likely to be fine. 2. If you are currently receiving RTE One, RTE Two, TG 4 but not TV 3. - Aerial may be ok but will need readjustment. 3. You receive RTE One and RTE two, - You may need a new UHF aerial. The following applies to your TV: Once the Digital signal has been transmitted to the Aerial the television needs to be able to decode it. Older TV’s i.e more than 1 year old will need a SAORVIEW approved set -top box to be connected to the Television. SAORVIEW approved TV’s have a built in receiver which enables them to receive the digital signal directly and do not need a set top box. Further information is available from SAORVIEW Lo Call 1890 222 012 or from your local Muintir na Tíre Community Group.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during October and November.