LISDOWNEY COMMUNITY GAMES QUIZ - The Lisdowney Community Games Under 14 Quiz will be held this Saturday, 2nd February 2013, at 8.15 pm (after Mass) in Lisdowney GAA Club. Children from 3rd Class up to Under 14 are eligible to participate. All participants must have been born on or since the 1stAugust 1999 to take part. Tables of four - €2 entry per child. The winning team will go forward to represent Lisdowney at the County Kilkenny Community Games Quiz Final later in the Spring.
COMMUNITY GAMES ART - The Lisdowney Community Games Art Competition (Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16) will be held on Monday, 11thFebruary 2013, from 3 pm – 4 pm, in Lisdowney GAA Club. Entry €2 per child. Winning entries (which will be independently judged) will be eligible to represent Lisdowney at the County Kilkenny Community Games Art Finals to be held later in the Spring. Children should bring their own colours. Paper will be supplied.
COMMUNITY GAMES HANDWRITING - The Lisdowney Community Games Handwriting Competition (Under 10) will be held through the three parish schools. The Lisdowney Community Games Committee wishes to thank the schools for facilitating this. The winning entries (which will be independently judged) will go forward to represent Lisdowney at the County Kilkenny Community Games Handwriting Finals to be held later in the Spring.
COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS AND SWIMMING - The Lisdowney Community Games Athletics Competition will be held later in the Spring. Details to follow. Details will also be circulated of the County Kilkenny Community Games Swimming Finals once the date is finalised.
SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are extended to the family of Mary Walsh, Ballyragget and Clone, who passed away during the week. Sympathies are also extended to Johnny Cuddihy, Tifeaghna, and his family on the death of his sister which occurred last weekend.
WALSH CUP - Congrats to Rory Hickey from Lisdowney GAA Club who was part of the Kilkenny team which defeated NUI Galway in the Walsh Cup game in Kilkenny on Saturday.
SPORTS PROPHET - 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, or any committee member. Entry is €20. Congrats to last year’s winners, May Maher and Sheila Kelly.
LISDOWNEY GAA MEMBERSHIP - Membership is due for renewal for the coming year. 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, 21st January 2013, were 10, 17, 20 and 25. There was no winner. Match three winners were Jim Delaney, Michael Kenny, Maureen O’Shea and Cillian Hackett. 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.
PILATES- Places are still available for Pilates classes in the Core Clinic, Clontubrid (beginners, intermediates, teens and pre and post natal). Evenings and daytime classes are available. Phone or text 086-6611163 to book your place.
U CAN CANCER - An exercise class has started for people who have or who have had cancer. Please phone Joanne on 056-7752258 to book.
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 - 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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