BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES/MICHAEL BURKETT /11-9-2018

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA LOTTO.
3-12-21-25. The Jackpot of €9,250 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€9,300. The two €50 winners were Tara Quinlan, Church Road and Eileen
O’Keeffe/Corridan, Keel, Ballyheigue. The €25 winner was Frank King, C/o
Mary Casey.

BALLYHEIGUE U-15: Travelled to Hermitage Park, Lixnaw on Tuesday evening
to face Ballyduff in the North Kerry U15 Hurling Championship Final (Johnny
Hussey Memorial Shield). On a perfect evening for hurling, Ballyheigue
struck first with a beautiful strike from a narrow angle by Captain David
O’Mahony. This was followed in the 9th & 10th minutes by a well-worked goal
from Félim O’Sullivan and a point from Jordan Goggin. However, by the 17th
minute Ballyduff had reduced the margin to the bare minimum with two points
from play and two frees. A Tomás Gaynor free and a David O’Mahony strike
from play put a goal between the sides. A point from play by Ballyduff and
a 65″ from David left the halftime score at Ballyheigue 1-5 Ballyduff 0-5.
By the 36th minute buachaillí an Bhaile Dhuibh had gone into a one point
lead as they raised a white flag followed two minutes later by a beautiful
goal. Two frees from Tomás Gaynor had Ballyheigue back in the lead at the
42nd minute mark. In the 44th minute a Ballyduff strike from play was
followed seconds later by a point from David O’Mahony. Three Tomás Gaynor
frees put Ballyheigue into a 4 point lead, 1-11 to 1-7. A Ballyduff free in
the 55th was followed in the 57th by the decisive score of the game when a
pass from Muiris Harty found David O’Mahony and he dispatched the sliotar
to the Ballyduff net to put two goals between the sides. Ballyduff scored
a point in the 60th minute. They then pushed hard to get the goals they
needed and they were rewarded in the second minute of injury time when a
free was flicked to the Ballyheigue net. However, Tom Godley blew the
whistle and Ballyheigue had held out for victory. Well done to both sides
on a fantastic game of hurling and thanks to Lixnaw for having the pitch in
such a fantastic condition. Pat Dineen of the North Kerry Hurling Board
presented the Johnny Hussey Memorial Shield to Captain David O’Mahony.
Séamie Ó Fuaráin was named Player of the Match. A great evening for our
club and all of Ballyheigue should be very proud of these young men. A
special word of thanks to Team Mentors Jason Casey, Seánie Colgan and
Anthony Kennedy. Following arrival home and a great welcome from the people
of Ballyheigue, the team were treated to refreshments at the White Sands
Hotel and we thank Jimmy Browne and Staff for their hospitality.

Ballyheigue Team: Daniel O’Loughlin, Aidan Reidy, Dara Kearney, Oisín
O’Regan, David O’Sullivan, Séamie Ó Fuaráin, Eric Walsh, Tomás Gaynor,
Charlie Fitzgerald, Denis Lynch, David O’Mahony, Jordan Goggin, Evan Casey,
Félim O’Sullivan, Muiris Harty, Darragh Ó Fuaráin

FIXTURES: Co-Under-21 Champion Ballyheigue/Abbeydorney v Kenmare/Kilgarvan
at Abbeydorney Saturday 5pm. North Kerry U-16 Championship
Ballyheigue v St Brendan’s at Ardfert Sunday 12 noon.

UNDER-12: Ballyheigue welcomed Kilmoyley on Friday evening in Round 2 of
the County U-12 Hurling League Division 1. While weather conditions were
poor, both sides gave a great display of hurling. Kilmoyley led at
half-time by 2-3 to 1-5 but Ballyheigue took the honours on a final
scoreline of 4-9 to 3-7. Well done, Boys, and hard luck to a gallant
Kilmoyley side.

GAA GOLF: Ballyheigue GAA Club are holding a fundraising Golf
classic on Saturday 22 Sept. Team of 4 x €100. Tee Times available at
Golf Club.

CROSS COUNTRY RACE: All primary school pupils in Ballyheigue are invited to
take part in the Primary Schools Cross Country evening on Wednesday,
September 19th in Ardfert in An Fearann grounds (near Ardfert Medical
Centre). This is a new event for the West North Kerry area and there will
be races for all classes from first to sixth, boys and girls, and medals
will be awarded to the top 6 in each race. There will be a shield for the
best overall school. The fun begins at 6pm with registration which costs 2
euro.

This is a great opportunity to introduce new athletes to athletics and
health. Further information will be available from the primary school this
week or from St Brendan’s AC secretary Irene on 087 7985557. Training
continues at 6.30pm on Wednesdays in An Fearann for all age-groups from 7
upwards.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 3RD Sept in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto 8-15-17-20. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Claire Reidy, C/o John B. The €25 winners were
Kay Griffin C/o Macs and P.Lowe/E.Sheehy, C/o W.S. and Michael Leane,
C/o Kirby’s. Jackpot next week is €10,050.

DEATH: The death has occurred of Eileen Sheehy (nee Hussey), London
and formerly of Ardfert. On the 23rd August 2018. Beloved wife of
the late Tommy, dear mother of Stephen and Aidan Sheehy. Daughter of the
late Thomas and Mai and Sister of the late Declan. Sadly missed by her
loving family, Grandchildren Thomas, Storm, Lilly, Finn and Tommy.
Brothers John Joe, Francis and Gerard; Sisters Margaret, Martina and
Aine; daughters- in- law Oonagh and Elizebeth. Brothers- in-law;
Sisters-in-law, Aunt, Uncle. Nephews, Nieces, extended family and
friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at the Gleasure Funeral Home on Friday 7th
Sept. Removal to St Brendan’s Church Ardfert. Requiem Mass on Saturday 8
th Sept. Interment afterwards in the Holy Family Cemetery, Ballyheigue.

DEATH: The death has occurred of Bridie Ann Flahive, New York and late
of Tiduff, Ballyheigue, on the 26th August 2018. Beloved daughter of the
late Florence and Josephine and dear sister of Patrick, John, Kitty,
Flurry, Michael. Thomas, Eamon and the late Mary T and Willie. Sadly
missed by her loving family, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, relatives
and friends. Rest in Peace. Requiem Mass on Friday 7th Sept in St Mary’s
Church, Ballyheigue. Interment afterwards in St James’ Cemetery,
Ballyheigue.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (066-7134276)

Annual Gathering for Diocesan Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th
7.30pm-9.30pm.

Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, What does God
want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course each Wednesday,
beginning Sept.19th, 7.30pm-9.00pm.

Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing
Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or
call 7125129.

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