Graiguecullen / Killeshin

CLUB OF THE YEAR

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to St Fiacc’s FC on winning the prestigious award of “Club of the Year” at the recent Carlow & District Football League Annual Awards held in the Seven Oaks Hotel.

The award came days before the first anniversary of the death of Michael Mayling who was instrumental in getting the club structure in place and he left a legacy that everyone concerned with the club can be very proud of. Congratulations must go to P J Nolan and Gary McGrath for maintaining what Michael had put in place and keeping focussed on the vision he had for St Fiacc’s. The award will add further to the club’s tenth anniversary which will be celebrated later and details will be announced at a later date.

ACTIVITY CENTRE OPENING

Fiacc’s House proudly announce the official opening of the Activity Centre at 4pm on Saturday, June 09. This represents the latest expression of the spirit of generosity of our community. All volunteers past and present are invited to attend the ceremony as are all who contributed in any way over the years to Fiacc’s House.

CONFIRMATION

Next Saturday, June 2, twenty nine children from Killeshin NS will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at 11am in Holy Cross Church.

TROCAIRE LENTEN COLLECTION

Many thanks for all your kind donations. A total of €7,000 was raised.

LITURGY GROUP

There is a meeting on next Thursday, May 24 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.

CEMETERY MASSES

The annual cemetery Masses will be held as follows; Killeshin on Friday. June 8 at 7.30pm; Leaugh on Monday, June 18 at 7.30pm; Sleaty on Friday, June 22 at 7.30pm and St Mary’s on Monday, July 11 at 7.30pm.

FAI SUMMER CAMP

St Patrick’s Boys FC club, Graiguecullen, are once again holding this year’s FAI Summer Camp from July 2 to 6. The FAI Summer Soccer Schools are the largest FAI grassroots programme, catering for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 of all abilities, they aim to ensure that everyone involved in the camps has fun and develops new skills in a safe environment Book now on www.FAI.ie or 1890 653653. First 20 registered will receive a €25 euro gift voucher.

EVERGREENS

There are still some places available on the second bus leaving June 17 for five nights, six days. Those travelling will be staying at the four star Lake Hotel nestling on the Lakeshore of Lough Lein, Killarney’s lower lake. Rate is €400 per person sharing which includes; bus, Bed & Breakfast, dinner and trips. There is a supplement for single rooms. Contact the Swimming Pool office at 059 9140330 for further information.

KILLESHIN FC

Killeshin FC will hold their AGM on Thursday, June 7 in the Talbot Hotel Carlow. Start time is at 8pm and new members welcome to attend.

There was no winner of the recent lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 02, 07, 21 and 28. The four lucky dip winners were Pat McGee, Paul Hickey, Denise Brennan and Jack O’Gorman, each will receive €25. The seller’s prize of €25 was won by Clem Fitzpatrick. The jackpot for next week stands at €4,400 and tickets are available from all club members and local shop and public houses at €2 per ticket.

DONATIONS REQUIRED

Killeshin FC is looking for donations of old clothing, old hand bags, old shoes or even old bed clothes. Just put all your unwanted used or out of fashion clothes into big bin bags and donate them at our pick up point at the hall car park Killeshin on Saturday June 09 from 2pm to 4pm only. Anyone with a large amount to donate can contact 086 8533582 and we can arrange a van to collect. All money made from this collection will go towards our new pitch development.

SOLEMN NOVENA

The Seventh Solemn Novena continues every Monday night at 7.30pm. Next Monday, June 4, the guest speaker is Fr Mark Ephrem, Superior of Rostrevor Benedictine Monastery, Co. Down.

GRAIGUECULLEN COMMUNITY GAMES

Any child, U8 to U16 interested in taking part in Swimming, please contact Paul at 087 6121666. Swimming competition takes place on Saturday June 06.

FINANCE MEETING

Monthly meeting of the Finance Committee will be held on this Wednesday, May 30 at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre.

SWIMMING POOL

Are you at least 16 years of age and want to become a swimming Instructor and or a lifeguard? Contact Ali for further details at 087 8231276 or visit www.aliactivetraining.com

OISÍN PARK & HOUSE

Upcoming First-Aid refresher course leading to recertification will take place on June 30 in Oisin House Rossmore. They are now taking bookings at 086 8596607.

Dance lesson every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Tuition by Don Brennan and Mick Behan, all welcome. Beginners and advance so contact Mick at 059 9146213.

ST CLARE’S ALTAR SOCIETY

Urgent extra help is needed to clean the church on Thursdays. This involves sweeping and washing of floors and takes about 1.5 hours. If you would be willing to help 11am to 12.30 or 2 to 3.30pm for one month three times a year please contact the Parish Centre.

COMMUNITY GAMES

The athletics area finals take place on Thursday May 24 at 6.30pm in St Fiacc’s School.

Any child aged U8 to U16 interested in taking part in Swimming, please contact Paul 087 6121666. Swimming Competition takes place on Saturday June 06.

KILLESHIN NS

Last call for new Junior Infant enrolments for new school year in Killeshin NS beginning September 2012. Please contact the school office 9147852

PARISH PILGRIMAGE

Our Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from July 5 to 10 inclusive. We will be staying in the Hotel Paradis and have been promised good flight times. The cost is €739 per person and anyone who has a voucher from last year will be able to use it towards this year’s trip. Please contact Tully’s Travel at 059 9136100 for bookings.

CARLOW HOSPICE

County Carlow Hospice are holding a coffee morning in Graiguecullen Parish Centre on Thursday, May 31 following 10am Mass. All welcome and your support will be greatly appreciated.

PARISH CHILDCARE CENTRE

Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre is taking enrolments for the free ECCE preschool year for September 2012. There are also reduced rate and sub vented places, (CCS and GETS), in their preschool for the year prior to the ECCE Preschool year. Enrolment forms for Graiguecullen Parish Childcare Centre are now available in the office or can be downloaded from the website.

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 02, 06, 13 and 21 and there was no Jackpot winner so next Jackpot will be €10,000, reserve Jackpot of €7,600. There were four Match 3 winners and each received €50; Helen Loughman c/o Helen Loughman, Andy Fennell c/o Andy Fennell, Barry Murphy c/o Shaq and Noleen Dunne c/o Chris Dunne. The sellers prize of €20 each went to; Rory Corcoran, Davy H. and Joe Nolan.

BRIDGE CLUB

Bridge Club on Wednesday afternoons in Graiguecullen Parish Centre at 1.45pm. All welcome. Bridge Classes for beginners, enquiries to Ann 087 9914682.

EXAM MASS

A special Mass to pray for all who will be sitting their Junior and leaving Cert examinations in June will be celebrated next Sunday, June 3 at 11.30am in St. Clare’s. We take this opportunity as a parish community to pray for our students that they will do their best and have peace during the days ahead.

CAMPA NA NOG SUMMER CAMP TRÍ GAEILGE

Week on from July 02 to 06. Week two from July 09 to 13. The fee is €40 per week. It’s a fun packed programme of outings, swimming, sports day, art and craft. For further information contact Lorraine or Madeleine at 085 7377041 or 085 7202044