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Kingsfurze Mass

Kingsfurze Mass

The Kingsfurze Residents Association will hold it’s annual Estate Mass on Friday June 29 at 8 pm (opposite the playground). All neighbours and friends are most welcome. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Naas GAA

Well done to Eoin Doyle who made his championship debut for Kildare in their impressive win over Offaly in the Leinster Senior Football Championship.

Hard luck to the Senior Hurlers who put in a strong performance against Ardclough in the league semi final. They were unlucky to be beaten in extra time. Naas 0.18 Ardclough 1.22. Well done to the intermediate hurlers who put in a very impressive display to beat Celbridge in the league semi final. Naas 1.18 Celbridge 2.13.

The Senior footballers were defeated by Monasterevin in the division 1 league game. Naas 0.08 Monasterevin 1.09.

The Senior camogie team had a great win in the division 2 league, winning the shield competition defeating Celbridge. Naas 3.11 Celbridge 1.06.

Many thanks to all those who attended and supported the Family Fun Day in the club on Saturday June 16. A great day was had by all. There were a huge number of events from Long Puck to Mentor Dunking, Welly Throwing, Basketball, Face painting, cake sale, Ice-cream, BBQ, and of course the main feature event - the Cow Dung Drop - featuring Betsy the Cow on the Main Pitch.

All proceeds went towards 2012 Camogie Feile/Development Fundraiser.

Well done to all the committee and parents involved in organising such a well run event in the club.

The next outing of the golf society will be held on Saturday July 7 at the K Club (Smurfit Course). Tee time is from 12 noon and the price is €60 which includes a burger on the tenth and a steak back in Oldtown.

Please contact Eamonn Grogan at 086 8298756 to reserve your place. The society is open to all members and friends of Naas GAA.

St. Mary’s Past Pupils

St Mary’s College Past Pupils Union AGM is on Thursday June 28 at 8pm in the school, All support would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word!

Talk on Sensory Processing Disorder

Dorothy Armstrong will host an information evening on sensory processing disorder in Naas Library on Tuesday June 26, beginning at 7pm. It is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with this population. It will cover issues such as: What is a Sensory Processing Disorder? Strategies to help children with problems in this area, introduction to some of the toys from the Libraries Toys, Technology and Training collection that are of use to children with these issues.

Naas whist

The winner of Top Score at Naas Whist on June 17 was Mary Brady. Top lady was Mersey Dunne and top gent was Kathleen Houlihan. First half was Jean Whelan and second half Paddy McGarr. First quarter was shared by Lily Mahon and Mary McCormack. Second quarter was won by Bridie McLoughlin, third quarter by Mary Coyle, and fourth quarter by Josephine Enright. Bessie Dunne won longest sitting.

Whist for people of all ages takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.

Naas United FC

In the Naas United FC Lotto Draw on June 17 the numbers drawn were 2, 10, 12 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of E3000. Four people won E25 - Seamus Higgins, Lily Coady, Adam Ryan Hill and Kathleen Martin. Because the club has now reached its maximum jackpot limit by the laws of their Permit, the jackpot must remain at €3,000 until won. The club will now begin a restart Jackpot at €500 to rise by €100 every week. And is now at €700. Once again a massive thank you to all those who bought tickets. A huge amount were sold for this, their 33rd draw and they look forward to your continued support. The draw takes place every Sunday night at the Town House Hotel after 10pm.

Cemetery masses

Cemetery Mass at St Corbans Cemetery takes place on Wednesday, August 15 at 7.30pm. There will be no evening Mass in The Irish Martyrs, Ballycane that evening. Two mile house Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday, July 8 at 11am. Bodenstown Cemetery Mass takes place on Sunday July 1 at 12noon. There will be no 12noon Mass in Sallins Church on this day. Do not leave your bag or personal belongings visible in your car while at the cemetery.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Naas and Two Mile House Pilgrimage to Lourdes is on from August 28 for 5 nights at Hotel Jeanne D’Arc. Cost €735 includes full board sharing twin room; return coach from Naas to Dublin Airport. Priest leader is Fr John Brickley. Bookings at Abbey Travel, 1b Friary Business Park, Friary Road, Naas. Phone 897756.

If you intend travelling please advise Abbey Travel as soon as possible as the dead line is fast approaching.

Each year the Naas/ Two Mile House Pilgrimage invite a number of sick people from the Parish to join them on their pilgrimage. If you or a member of your family would like to be considered, you can contact Fr Brickley or the Parish Office.

Fairdeal scheme

The ‘Fairdeal Scheme’ was devised in 2009 by then Minister for Health, Mary Harney. At that time a three year review was built into the scheme. This is the scheme where you pay 80% of your income towards Nursing home fees and the remainder, up to a maximum of 15% of your estate is recovered after you have passed away. This review is currently underway and submissions are invited.

It is very important that submissions are made now as the Scheme could be tweaked to our disadvantage, especially as the Property Market has collapsed. Do you feel you have enough information to make up your mind about this scheme? Well, Engage-Kildare, the body co-ordinating opinion of older folk and older folk organisations towards making County Kildare a better place in which to grow old has organised a Forum meeting, and the main event will explain the ‘Fairdeal’ as it is, and how and to whom to make submissions.

Other items on the agenda will deal with Men’s Sheds which are popping up all over the county, the changeover to Digital TV and on promoting Positive Mental Health in Older People. The meeting will take place in Clonard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare on Tuesday June 26 at 2pm.

Transport can be arranged at no cost to you if you would like to attend. Contact Denise on 0871411669 to avail of this.

Songwriting workshop

A free four week song writing workshop for teenagers aged 12-16 years is taking place in Naas Library on Tuesday mornings, beginning on June 26. This free workshop will cover the following areas: genre/style, structure, lyrics, theme, melody, production and performance. Please contact Naas Library to reserve a place.

Naas Youth Café

The youth cafe is closed for the summer but will reopen in September - hope to see you all then, enjoy your summer.

Local bereavement

The death occurred on Wednesday June 20 of Margaret (Maggie) Behan, St Corban’s Place, Naas, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Removal was on Thursday evening with Requiem Mass on Friday morning at The Church of Our Lady and St. David, Sallins Road, followed by burial in St Corban’s Cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

Splotto/Ballycane Celtic

In the Splotto/ Ballycane Celtic lotto draw on June 17, the numbers drawn were 4, 14, 15 and 24. There was no winner. The jackpot on June 24 is €6,000.

Bingo

All ages are welcome to come along to Bingo on Tuesdays at 8.30 pm in the Naas Care of the Aged Centre, Newbridge Road.

Naas Summer Camp

For boys and girls aged 4 - 14 years, Naas Summer Camp features many different sports including soccer, rugby, orienteering, high jump, basketball, badminton, tennis, gymnastics and more, as well as dance, art, painting, clay work - something for every child to enjoy. There are two weeks to choose from, July 2-6 and July 9 - 13 inclusive. The venue is St. Mary’s College, Sallins Road, Naas. Contact 086 8438037 or 085 7185376 for details.

K Leisure camp

K Leisure’s summer multi-activity camp promises five fun filled days from 10.30am-to 2.30pm with zumba, soccer, basketball, arts and crafts, athletics, swimming, and much more. The camp is suitable for age 5 to 12 years and there are six camps to choose from, starting the week of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 13 and 2o. For more details contact K Leisure, New Caragh road, Naas 045 881655 or email naas@kildasreleisure.ie

Swimming camp

Intensive swim camp suitable for beginners, improvers, and advanced swimmers will be run over the summer holidays, starting the weeks of July 16 and 23 and August 13 and 20. The camps cost €65 per child and you should book now as places are limited. For more details contact K Leisure, Naas, 045/881655 or email naas@kildarelesure.ieRegards,

Hope(D)

Helping other people endure depression, Hope(d) Counselling Service, 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge has been providing counselling services in the Kildare area for the past nine years. Established in 2003 by the founder Sean O’Sullivan, over the years counsellors have provided support to a broad range of people, particularly those who cannot afford to pay for private counselling. Do not allow your financial position to deter you from utilising counselling services. Just simply donate what you can, if you can. Hope(d) counsellors offer support in numerous areas, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, addiction and many more. They serve all areas in Kildare. Please don’t hesitate to call their qualified counsellors for an appointment on 087 1513535. Confidentiality is paramount to their services. Their suicide support group meet monthly. For more details contact Jacinta 087 2229695.

Visiting the elderly

St Marie’s Conference of St Vincent de Paul, Naas are a visitation group who visit the elderly in their home. If you would like a short visit you can contact the conference at 087 216 6779 between 6pm and 8pm.