BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett
BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 29th May 2018
GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
2-12-24-30. The Jackpot of €8,500 was not won. The two €50 winners : Ger
Fitzgibbon, Glenderry and Liz Reidy, Tiershanahan. The €25 winner was Luke
GAA COLLECTION: The Ballyheigue Juvenile Club will hold a Bucket
collection in the Village on Sunday next. Please support.
SENIORS: The Ballyheigue senior hurlers were defeated by Lixnaw in the Co.
League on Monday evening. Score Ballyheigue 0-14 and Lixnaw 0-16.
UNDER-14 FOOTBALL: The U-14 football team lost out to Listowel Emmets in
the Div 5 Co. League final. Full time score Ballyheigue 5-7 Listowel
UNDER-11: The Ballyheigue U-11 hurlers had a great victory over
Abbeydorney on Friday evening in the North Kerry Championship.
FIXTURES: Co. Senior hurling Div. 2 league Ballyheigue “B” v Austin
Stack’s at John Joe O’Sullivan Park this Wednesday evening 7.30pm. Co.
Senior Hurling league Div. 2 Ballyheigue “B” v Kilgarvan at Kilgarvan on
COUSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 21st May in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 9-15-20-24. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Kathleen Hussey, C/o MO’H. The €25 winners were:
B. Carroll, C/o Diarmuid, Katie Lyons, C/o Kitty and Sean Keane, C/o
Flahive’s. Next week’s Jackpot €9,300.
ATHLETICS: Monday next is the big day for all juvenile athletes in
Ballyheigue as the annual St Brendan’s AC open sports will be held in
Ardfert sports field, starting at 1pm. There will be a variety of events
for all age-groups from tiny tots to U14s, with sprints, distance races,
relays and field events on the programme. Entry is 3 euro. The action
begins at 1pm and if anyone wants to join the club they can ask details
from the officials on the day. Well done to all the local pupils from
Ballyheigue who enjoyed the primary school sports in Ardfert last week. There
were 252 competitors in the various events from primary schools all over
west North Kerry.
FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNION CALLS: to the elderly will take place on Thursday
31st May and Friday 8th June beginning at 1.30pm. Please inform relatives
and friends of these changes.
GLENDAHALAN MASS: The Annual Mass at Tobar na Súl, Glendahalan takes place
at 8.00pm on Thursday 7th June. We hope that all Parishioners will support
this historical Holy Place.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take
place on 10th June at 12.30pm from Our Lady’s Well to the Community Centre
for Benediction. First Holy Communion children will have pride of place in
this public manifestation of our devotion to the Eucharist. We warmly
welcome Parishioners from our neighbouring Parishes in the Naomh Bhréanainn
Pastoral Area to join us as we march with the Lord. We thank the people
who prepare their homes so beautifully along the way.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat
31st May, 9.30am-4.00pm.
LET’S TALK FAMILY: Fr. Donal O’Connor, Journey of reflection on love,
marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
ENNEAGRAM: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to
Sun 17th June.
For info and to book an event please call 0667134276.
COMMUNITY GAMES 2018: We had a fantastic weekend in UL last weekend at the
All Ireland finals. Saturday started early for Shauna Casey in the U16
model making, but by lunch time the results were in and yet again Shauna
was returning home with the biggest prize of the competition another 1st
and Gold medal to add to her every growing collection. What a brilliant
talent. Next up was Aaron Horgan who along with his Kerry teammates took
to the fields in the Cross country relay. They did great to qualify for the
final on Sunday. Aaron had a fantastic run on Sunday coming in the first
few spots, but his team were very unlucky to just have missed the medal
coming 5th overall. I’m sure this is just the beginning of a successful
career. Our U14 and U16 draughts team under the guidance of Terence Dineen
met with tough opposition in the Semi finals. The U14 team had a draw but
missed out on the countback so went on to play and win 3rd places on
Sunday. Well done Denis Lynch, Dara Donnelly, Darragh Fuairain, David
O’Grady, Charlie Fitzgerald and Matthew Boyle. U16 draughts team of Adam
Dineen, David O’Sullivan, Dara Kearney, Oisin O’Regan, Sam Fitzgerald Eric
Walsh and Maggie Stack won 8-2 on Saturday to secure a place in the final
2, they went on to draw and won out on a countback. It was very tense for
a while. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our competitors on
Sunday evening. It was lovely to acknowledge such brilliant achievement.
COMMUNITY CENTRE: (066-7133837) for more information.
Respite Day-care for dependant/Alzheimer Service Users. This service is
available at Ballyheigue Community Centre every Friday from 9.30am to
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. For transport to the
Community Centre, please contact the Centre.
IRISH WATER SAFETY: Swimming classes for school going children in
July 9th – 13th enquiries: 087-7730320.