BALLYHEIEGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 27th FEBRUARY 2018

PATTERN THRESHER FESTIVAL: At the AGM of the Thresher Group, held in the
White Sands Hotel, last Thursday, the following officers were elected to
implement the programme of activities designed to celebrate our local
traditions during the Pattern weekend.

President: Daniel ‘Sonny’ O’Halloran; Chairperson: Joe O’Sullivan;
Vice-chairperson: Liam O’Mahony; Treasurer: Mary Foran-O’Halloran; Rúnaí:
Micheál Ó hAllmhuráin; Assistant-Secretary: Mary Duggan-O’Halloran, PRO:
Tom Lawlor.

Thanks was expressed to everyone who helped to make last year’s Schedule of
Events so enjoyable.

As this year is designated as Bliain na Gaeilge by the present government,
it being the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Gaelic League, the
cultural organisation that became one of the main motivating forces which
ushered in our era of national self-determination, The Group is planning
to hold a Special Event to honour all those who strove so hard to hold the
Annual Aeríocht as community cultural and sporting event in the 40s, 50s
and early 60s.

With many sources being harnessed it is fondly hoped that this Event will
release the creating potential of our region in an imaginative way.
Thanking you.

RACE COMMITTEE MEETING: A meeting of the Ballyheigue Race Committee will be
held in the K.L.Lounge this Friday evening 2nd March at 9.30pm. All
members are asked to attend.

CILLARD CAMOGIE: Training continues as follows every Friday evening at
Kilmoyley Community Centre. U-8

6- 6.50pm, U-10 7-8pm U-12 8-9pm. €3 per person. New members very
welcome.

COURSIING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 19th February
in the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 6-25-28-30. Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was Brendan Guerin, C/o White Sands. The €25
winners were Thomas O’Riordan, C/o Macs; D. & S. Power, C/o White Sands and
Tom O’Brien, C/o M.O’H. Next week’s Jackpot €8,650.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
2-8-14-15. The Jackpot of €7,850 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€7,900. The two €50 winners were: Kitty Cooley, Church Road, and Liz
O’Connor, Ballylongane. The €25 winner was: Danny Casey, Ballylongane.

KERRY HURLERS: The Kerry Senior hurlers had a great victory over Meath in
the N.H.L. atAustin Stack’s Park on Sunday. Full time score Kerry 3-19 and
Meath 1-9. Kerry will play Westmeath on Sunday next at Cusack Park.

MEMBERSHIP: All senior players must have their €50 membership paid before
they play their first game. The Ballyheigue Senior hurlers play their
first game against Crotta in the Co. League on St. Patrick’s morning at
Dromakee. Time to be confirmed.

PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS: A primary schools’ indoor sports for pupils in 1st
to 6th classes will be held in Causeway hall on Wednesday March 7th from
6pm to 8pm. All boys and girls in Ballyheigue schools in those classes are
most welcome to attend and children new to athletics are especially
welcome. The event is being organised by St Brendan’s AC and details are
available from the club secretary Irene on 087 7985557.

COMMUNITY GAMES 2018: Last weekend saw a fantastic start to the beginning
of our Community Games year. First out on Saturday was the ever talented
Shauna Casey who got 1st place again this year in the U-16 Art. Brilliant
achievement by Shauna, we wish her Best of Luck in the All-Ireland. Hard
luck to Molly, who did very well. Sunday took us to Listowel for the
County Draughts. We entered 4 teams with 3 teams arrived home with medals.
Our U-12 team were unlucky to come up against tough opposition at the
beginning. U-10 team received 3rd place, Bronze medals for Max Fitzgerald,
Kallum and Ceidi Hussey, Luke Boyle, Cillian O’ Halloran, William Stack and
Eric O’Sullivan. With both our U-14 and U-16 taking home Gold Medals it
ensured Ballyheigue received the overall winner’s trophy for the 5th year
running. U-14 team Denis Lynch, Dara Donnelly, David O’Grady, Darragh
O’Fuairain, Matthew Boyle and Charlie Fitzgerald. U-16 team Adam Dineen,
David O’Sullivan, Dara Kearney, Samantha Fitzgerald, Oisin O’Regan, Eric
Walsh and Maggie Stack.

Next stop UL for the Munsters. Community Games wish to send our
Condolences to our Chairperson Moira and DJ Lynch and family on the recent
death of Michael Lynch (RIP), late of Marian Park and Birr, Co Offaly.

BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE: MEALS ON WHEELS: We can deliver any amount
you require straight to your door on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Collection from the Centre also available. Please contact the centre on 066
7133837 for more info.

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY-CARE SOCIAL GROUP: Our Community Centre also runs a
Senior Citizens Social Group every Wednesday at the Community Centre. We
provide a three course meal, bingo and light activities. This social group
is open to everyone and transport to the Community Centre is provided by
Local Link Kerry from Tralee/Ardfert/Causeway/Ballyheigue and surrounding
areas. Please call our office on 066 71 33837 for further information.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES: In association with Kerryhead/Ballyheigue FRC Birthday
Party Packages are available at your local Community Centre. Please call
the Centre on 066 7133837.

RESPITE DAYCARE FOR DEPENDANT/ALZHEIMER’S SERVICE USERS. This service is
available at the Community Centre every Friday from 9.30am – 2.30pm. This
provides a welcome respite opportunity for carers, and provides a positive
experience for the person receiving care. We have a care assistant and
Nurse on duty at all times. Please contact the Centre on 066-7133837 for
more information.