BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett
BALLYHEIGUE NOTES 29.1.2019 – MICHAEL BURKETT
DEATHS: The Death has occurred of Catherine (Kitty) Horgan (née O’Connor),
Tonereigh, Ballyheigue and formerly of Chapel Road, Ballyheigue. Reposing
at Hartnett’s Funeral Home on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. Requiem Mass on
Thursday and burial afterwards to the Holy Family Cemetery Ballyheigue.
May She Rest in Peace. Sadly missed by her family Husband Christopher,
Daughters: Margaret Lowe, Joan O’Halloran, Doreen Hare and Tina O’Brien.
Sons: Larry, Chris, Bernie, P. J. and the late John and William Horgan.
Sons-in-law; Daughters-in-law. Nieces, and Nephews; Sister Hannah Mulvhill
and Brothers Peter and Tom O’ Connor; Grandchildren and 13
Great-grandchildren; relatives and friends.
DEATH: The Death has occurred of Diarmuid Lawlor, Knockroe, Ballymacquin,
Ardfert, beloved husband of the late Dora and father of Mossie, Phil, Brid,
Kathleen, Sheila, Margaret, and Brendan. Sadly missed by his loving family.
His grandchildren, brother Maurice, sisters Joan, Kitty and Betty.
Son-in-law Padraig, Daughter-in-law Clare. Brothers-in-law. Nephews,
Nieces. Relatives, Neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at the
Gleasure Funeral Home on Wednesday. Funeral arriving to the Sacred Heart
Church, Kilmoyley on Thursday for Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in
COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 21th Jan in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club lotto: 6-14-22-23. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Anita Keane, C/o Costcutter. The €25 winners were
Trish/Paddy Slattery, C/o O’Regan’s, Ciara Corridan, C/o Flahive’s and
Maurice. J. Harmon, C/o Macs. Next week’s Jackpot is €11,050.
GAA COACHING: A coaching Course for under-age coaches and new coaches will
be held at Ballyheigue on Saturday at 10 am.
REGISTRATION: The Ballyheigue GAA Club will hold a Juvenile Registration
for under age players in the Club Room this Thursday evening from 7-30 to
8-30pm. Registration will again be held in the Club Room on Saturday 9th
Feb from 11am to 12noon.
KERRY HURLERS: The Kerry Senior hurlers made the long Journey to Corrigan
Park Belfast to play Antrim in Div 2A of the National League, and came away
with two valuable League points. score Kerry 1-21 Antrim 2-16. Our own
Ballyheigue club man Michael Leane lined out at wing forward on the Kerry
Team. Kerry will play Westmeath this Sunday at Austin Stacks park 2pm.
GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto :
11-15-23-26. The Jackpot of €10,250 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €10,300. The two €50 winners were Brendan Guerin, Tiershanahan and
Donna Nealon, C/o Costcutter. The €25 winner was Christy O’ Mahony,
CILLARD REGISTRATION: for all players will take place on the 8th February
from 7pm to 9pm in Kilmoyley Community Centre. All new players very welcome.
BEEF PLAN GROUP: A meeting of the Kerry Branch will hold a meeting at
7-30pm on the 4th February at Castleisland Mart. Please attend in large
numbers. Further information can be got from Pat 089-2029848 or Secretary
BLESSING OF THROATS-(Feast of St. Blasé): The Blessing of throats will
take place at Mass next Sunday 3rd February on the Feast Day of St. Blasé.
FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNION CALLS: To the elderly will take place on Thursday 31
st January and Friday 1st February beginning at 1.30pm. Please inform
relatives and friends.
GRANDPARENTS DAY: As part of Catholic Schools Week all grandparents are
being invited to Bouleenshere school at 10.00am and Glenderry school at
11.15am on Wednesday 30th January. The bond between children and
grandparents is very strong and grandparents do a lot in handing on the
faith to these children. Happy Grandparents Day.
ST BRIGID’S BLESSING (1.2.2019): St. Brigid Mary of Ireland ask for us all
to-day: The courage to do God’s bidding whatever the world may say. The
grace to be strong and valiant. The grace to be firm and true, the grace to
be faithful always to God, God’s Mother and you.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Christian Spiritual Development Course – The
Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb.10.00am to 4.00pm.
Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th.
7.30pm to 9.00pm, *please register now *066-7134276.
BADMINTON: We held our Annual Tournament on Sunday 20thin the Community
Centre where nearly 80 players from all parts of the county turned up to
play. First up was Div 5 where after many close battles the final came down
to our own Ann Leahy and her partner from Causeway Pauric Murray defeated
Alan O Halloran and his partner also from Causeway Danielle Robinson by 24
– 22 in the third set. They were the first recipients of the new Mark Reidy
perpetual shield. In the plate final Cindy Moriarty and partner defeated
Adrian Kenny and partner in another close final. This competition was
kindly sponsored by Purchase.ie.
In the div 4 final Josie Gilbert teamed up with Causeways Padraig Barrett
to win the AOH Valeting sponsored mixed final. In the plate Siobhan Colbert
and partner were the winners.
The div 3 competition was sponsored by Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club and our
only entrant was Paula O Sullivan and she was runner up in the final.
Many thanks to the organizers, volunteers, caterers, sponsors and to Joann
and her staff in the Community Centre.
Munster Championships – great success for Edel Kenny in capturing the
Munster Ladies doubles title and just missing out in the ladies singles
final. And a well done also to Ruth Concannon who reached the final of the
Munster Junior Ladies Doubles.
This year’s county championships got under way in Killarney where once
again Edel added the ladies div 1 singles title to her long list of
successes. The div 5 Plate competition saw a unique situation where the two
Reidy brothers contested the final with Aidan, for once getting the better
of brother Kyle.
ST. BRENDAN’S AC: This Wednesday evening is the big evening for primary
school pupils as the primary schools indoor sports will be held in Causeway
hall from 6pm to 8pm. All classes from first to sixth will be catered
for. Details have been sent to the schools.
Well done to Eimear O’Sullivan who got a brilliant bronze medal for her
school, Pres Tralee in the intermediate grade in the North Munster Schools
cross country championships in Limerick last week. Also in the medals was
Daisy Nowak who was a silver medal team scorer at junior level with her
school, Mercy Mounthawk.
Aaron Malik and Darragh Courtney represented the club at the national
junior indoor athletics championships in Athlone on Sunday. Aaron vaulted
2.90m in the pole vault and jumped 5.90m in the long jump while Darragh
cleared 1.80m in the high jump. Unfortunately they didn’t make the podium
but the performances are full of promise for later in the season.
Moira Horgan and Conor Walshe were honoured in the Tralee park-run on
Saturday and Sunday.