BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – MIchael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – MICHAEL BURKETT-11-12-2018

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto
2-6-25-30. The Jackpot of €9,900 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€9,950. The two €50 winners were Tommy James Cliff Road and Norrie Kennelly
Heirhill, The €25 winner was Risteard O’ Fuarain Marion Park

A.G.M: The A.G, M. Of the Ballyheigue GAA Club will be held on Friday 11th
Jan 2019 in the Club Rooms at 7-30 pm The following positions are
available, vice chairman, secretary, health and wellbeing officer, hurling
officer, under age coaches. Please send any nominations and motions to
secretary Mike Mulvhill, 0876912948 before Friday 28th Dec 2018.

MUNSTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: The Ballyheigue Junior hurlers were defeated
by Inagh/Kilnamona (Clare) in the Munster Championship on Saturday,
Ballyheigue travelled, short some of their regular team, but put up a good
display. Ballyheigue scorers Paudie O’Carroll 1-4 Aidrian Flahive 0-2.
Full time score Ballyheigue 1-6 Inagh 2-15.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 3rd Dec in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club lotto: 3-10-11-14, Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Christy Flaherty C/o White Sand. The €25 winners
were John Harty, C/o Cristina, Liam Reidy, C/o Kitty and Caden Crowley,
C/o Cristina. The Jackpot next week is €10,700.

BALLYHEIGUE RACES: Will celebrate their Golden Jubilee year 1968—2018 with
two days racing on 29th and 30th Dec at Ballyheigue Beach We are inviting
people to become patrons of Ballyheigue Strand Races at a cost of €20, and
your name will be printed on the souvenir booklet for the two days.
Please contact any Committee member or message our facebook page
Ballyheigue Races for more info. Deadline for entry Sunday 16th Dec 9pm.

BALLYHEIGUE RACES: Committee meeting Wednesday 12th at 9-15pm to finalise
details for the two day race meeting in December. All outstanding money to
be returned.

KIRBY’S BAR, BALLYHEIGUE: is the place to be on December 15th when they
hold their bi-annual Charity Night. This year the charity selected is the
Acquired Brain Injury in Castleisland. This charity is very close to the
hearts of the organisers as in 2017 Michelle’s sister Rachel got a stroke
leaving her paralysed on her right side and losing her speech. After
months of rehabilitation in Dun Laoghaire Rachel began working with the
Acquired Brain Injury in Castleisland. They are a fantastic organisation
that helps people like Rachel rehabilitate at home after a life changing
experience.

So on December 15thKirby’s Bar will host the “Kirby’s Christmas Craic’er”
where everyone will be invited to celebrate the Christmas season with
Ballyheigue’s favourite musician Brian “One Way Round”. There is a monster
raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes to be won; a night away in
the Europe Hotel, Killarney, Skellig Hotel Dingle and Meadowlands Hotel,
Tralee, tickets to see Celtic Steps New Year tour in the Brandon Conference
Centre as well as many hampers some to the value of €300 euro. Tickets for
the raffle are €5 each or three for €10. They are available in local shops
and bars and from ticket sellers Eimear O’ Mahony, Carol, Emer & Michelle
O’ Brien. They can be contacted by phone – 086-1067710 or through Facebook
– Kirby’s Christmas Craic’er. Tickets will also be available on the night
and the draw will take place on Sunday 16thof December. So please come
along for a night of fun to Kirby’s Christmas Craic’er and support this
local and very worthy cause.

CONFESSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS: Thursday 20th December, before and after Mass at
7.00pm. This may be the only time to get Confession in Ballyheigue before
Christmas so please avail of it.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Advent Retreat: Led by: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD,
Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. This annual retreat which is open to all and is
an ideal way to take time out for personal reflection and opportunity to
participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. Please call 066-7134276 for
both residential and non-residential bookings.

ST BRENDAN’S AC: At a meeting of St Brendan’s AC recently, the dates for
the 2019 primary schools indoor sports and the Banna Runs were revealed.
The primary schools indoor sports for the club area will be staged in
Causeway hall on Wednesday, January 31st and there will be individual
medals for the top three in each event as well as a best overall school
award. The 2019 Banna Runs will be held on Sunday, August 4th and this will
be the 10th anniversary of the 10k event.

The St Brendan’s AC Facebook page is hoping to publish some more
photographs from the past over the winter weeks as some old photographs
were very popular when published last year. Some of these photos show club
athletes in action from various Community Games events in the 1980s and
1990s. If anyone has a comment relating to these, please contact the club
on 087 7985557 or email stbrendansa.c.kerry@gmail.com.

Training for juveniles continues on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8pm for
U8 to U11 in Ardfert Community Centre. Training for U12s upwards is on
Wednesdays also but in Ardfert sportsfield from 6.45 to 7.45pm. There is a
weekly run in Tralee for senior and master athletes on Thursdays at 6.30pm
and details of this are on the Fit4Life page of the club’s blogspot.

SEWING CLASSES: Have you always wanted to learn how to alter your own
clothes ?? Well come along to Buds Centre , Ballyduff. Sewing classes
starting on Thursday January 10th 2019 from 7-9 pm. Cost 75 euro for 6
weeks . Booking Essential. Limited Places

Contact 0877927977 or email yousewnsew@gmail.com