Askea ICA to resume after summer break

Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00

Askea ICA will resume after their Summer break on Wednesday 3rd September for their Monthly meeting at 7.30pm in Askea Parish Centre. New members would be very welcome - just come along for a few weeks and see what we do.


Ballon Improvement Group will host the third annual Hedge School /Scoil Scairte at Slí na Sceach, The Forge, Kilbride on Saturday next 23rd August from 11.30am to 3.15pm.The clock will be turned back to the 1840s and children will experience the days of the Hedge Schools for the day.

Through this event the organisers hope to inspire an interest in nature and develop children and young people's appreciation for the natural world, encouraging them to respect and protect our environment. For some of the participants it will be their first experience of school!

Booking is advisable at the Siopa Glas in Ballon or to The Forge Restaurant. Also Máire on 087 2424934. This if a free event and is the areas contribution to Heritage Week. We also need an audience at the event so everybody is welcome.


Rathoe Song and Story House will be held in Rathoe Hall on Sunday next 24th August at 8pm. Come along for a great nights entertainment from our talented musicians, singers and storytellers with Fear an Ti Seamus Dowling. There will also be a special presentation from ther local Tae-kwon-do club including their two students who represented Ireland in the World Tae-kwon-do Championship in Rome last month. Tea and refreshments on the night as usual.


The new Ballon Community & Sports Centre will be officially opened on Friday 5th September at 5pm by Rev Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin and Sean O'Brien, Irish Rugby International. All parishioners are welcome to come along and part take in the celebrations and there will be light refreshments served after the formalities.


Due to popular demand a second three-day Make & Do course for the age group 9 to 13 years will be held in the Old National School in Ballon starting on today, Tuesday from 10am to 1pm. Items covered will be Card Making, Yeast Bread and Learn to Sew. The cost is €45 which includes all materials. Children will have items to bring home each day. Call Eileen or Margaret on 059 9159447.



Split the pot winners for 10th August: 1st Ciaran Joyce €210, 2nd Eddie Coleman €20, 3rd L. Culleton €20. Thank you for your continued support; for €2 it could be you.



Congratulations to Matty O'Leary, Kildavin, who is on the Leinster development squad has been selected to represent Leinster in a major competition in Poland in September. Matty will arrive in Krakow from Thursday 18th - 21st September along with other team mates and managers. He will take to the boxing ring on Saturday 20th to represent his providence and county Carlow. Kildavin and Clonegal would like to wish Matty the very best of luck in his upcoming fight.


The Kildavin/Clonegal GAA lotto was held in Conway's Lounge, Kildavin, on Sunday 10th August. There were no winners for the jackpot of €7,600. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 13 and 19. Winner matched three were Diarmuid Doran, Carnew, Maryann Gahan, Clonegal, Nellie Raleigh, Bunclody and C.S.P.A Coleman all receiving €40 each. Seller's prize goes Siobhan Hayden. Next draw will take place at in Dunne's Lounge, Clonegal on Sunday 24th August at 10.30pm with a jackpot of €7,800.


There is a Macra na Feirme Club, starting in the Clonegal / Kildavin area. If you are aged between 17 - 35, and are interested in getting involved or finding out more, please contact Jacqui Walsh 087 7735659. The next meeting will take place in Conway's on Friday 22nd August at 9.00pm. All welcome.


There were many happy faces around the Parish of Clonegal and Kildavin when the Leaving Cert Results were announced. Congratulations to all the students who did the exams and the best of luck to each and every one as you embark on your chosen career.


Clonegal will participates in the all week long Heritage Week in County Carlow between Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st. Weaver's Cottages, Clonegal: Visit the cottages which were built by Alexander Durdin to house local weavers in the late 17th century. Clonegal village was awarded a gold medal in the 2013 Entente Floral competition.

The cottage will be opened from Monday to Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm. On Sunday 24th and Sunday 31st August 2014. Demonstration of weaving and spinning by John and Patricia Murphy will be held from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. For more information, please contact John McCabe, 053 9377575.

Heritage Week and Vintage Fair will be held in Huntington Castle on Sunday 31st August from 12.00 - 5.00pm. The Castle will open throughout heritage week for guided tours of this fascinating 17th century castle. On Sunday 31st the castle will host the popular vintage fair with live music and bric-a-brac antiques. For more information please contact Alex on 053 9377160 or



Cathy Doyle Clonmore organiser of the recent 2nd Chance Debs in association with the Home to Rome Cycle challenge, would like to thank everyone who attended the Debs Ball on Friday 8th August in the Tablot Hotel Carlow.

The amount raised on the night was €1,055, and the proceeds will be shared between Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow and Sock ovarian cancer awareness group Ireland.

Also many thanks to the Management and Staff of the Tablot Hotel and all the sponsers of the raffle prizes. Eist and Sock Ireland are very thankful to Cathy chief organiser of the night for her commitment to both support groups and Cathy hopes to make it annual event.


There was no winner of this week's parish lotto, numbers drawn were 16-22-21 bonus no 15.€40 winners were John Molloy Hacketstown. Josie Carroll Shilleagh. Joe Smithers Tullow. M Cullen c/o Bingo. Katie Doyle Knockatomcoyle. Next week the lotto will be €1,100 (plus bonus €2,100). Draw takes place at bingo every Sunday night in Ballyconnell Hall at 8.30p.m.


Sympathy is extended to the Whelan family on the recent passing of their father Sean Whelan Rathnagrew, Hacketstown. Sean is survived by his sons, daughters extended family friends and neighbours. Burial took place in Knockanna cemetery. May Sean rest in peace.


The parishioners of Clonmore Parish would like to welcome Fr. Raphael to the parish for the month of August. Many thanks to all who have offered him hospitality during his stay here and also to Monsigner Luke Hunt, for all his help during his visit home.



Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday was won by Mary Warren and Gerry Kealy. Ladies: 1. Gretta McNulty. 2. Hannah Moore. Gents: 1. John Graham. 2. Michael O'Brien and Eamon Wheatley. Halves: 1. Willie Murphy. 2. Rita Brennan. Quarters: 1. Gress Kiernan. 2. Annette Lawlor. Raffle winners were Gress Kiernan, Gretta McNulty, Fergus Hutton. Whist continues on Saturday next as usual.


Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Emma Kelly, Castlecomer, Cormac Murphy, Monavea, Brophy Family and Alice Hughes, Doonane. The winning numbers were 5-6-8-11.


A bus has been organised for Our Lady's Island on Sunday next 24th August leaving Newtown Cross at 11.45 am. Fare is €10. Contact the local Credit Union at 056/4442440.


Training has resumed for A and B teams on Tuesdays in Kileen.. Anyone interested in playing under 17 this year should also come to training. Membership is now due. Golden Goal week 32 - Winner: Leigh Condron, Hollypark.



Hacketstown community games would like to wish all the children who are representing Carlow in the All Irelands in Athlone next week the very best of luck.

They are Lucy Myers u8 60m, Leah Furlong u10 100 m, Sophie Myers u10 60 m hurdles, Bradley Walsh u12 ball throw, Eoin Connolly u12 600m, Noel Byrne u14 100m, Sarah Doyle and Eoin Byrne in u14 800m and the u14 relay Eoin Byrne, Jake Hickey, Noel Byrne, Cormac Connolly, Robert Bulmer and Rory Maguire.u15 mixed relay is Anna and Sarah Byrne, Francie Whelan, Tom Pollard and Sean Deay.

Also taking part is our u12 and u14 skittle teams.u12 team are Sarah Byrne, Leah Browne, James Whelan, Eoin Connolly, Aibha Kiernan, Amy Roche and Niall Byrne.u14 team are Roisin Hennessy Murphy, Conor Evans, Conor Whelan, Jake Hickey, Sean Moran and Cormac Connolly. We would like to thank all their trainers, managers and parents for all their help and commitment.


Great friendly match against Grange Fc yesterday which ended 2-2, with two goals from Craig Byrne ,great performance by all the players, including our new players. , numbers were 03-13-14-27. Next week's lotto is 2,150euro.Tickets can be bought in local pubs and shops, thanks for all your support!


There was no winner Clonmore GFC lotto on Monday August 11, There were 3 off-line winners of €70 each, Podge and Chloe seller Pat Smith Ted Forde seller Eddie Forde Rosemary Thompson seller Kitty Kelly. Congratulation to all the winners. In the Monthly Club Development draw: Car winner Pat McCarthy Éire Og, we had 3 Clonmore winners, Martin Brennan €500, Laurence Keating €200, Jackie Daey €150 Congratulations to all. Only one draw left and will take place on Monday on Monday 8th September.


The next meeting for the Elvis festival will be on Thursday September 4, at 8pm in St Johns Hall everyone is welcome to come along.



LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 7, 15, 16, 22. No winner. Jackpot €2,300. Next week's draw in Brennan's Shop

BALLINABRANNA GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 8, 20, 21, 28. No winner. Jackpot €8,950.

OLD LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 3, 5, 25, 28. No winner. Jackpot €10,000. Next week's draw in Carey's Lounge Bar


Victorian Working Day on Sunday, August 24th starts at 1pm at Rathvinden House, Leighlinbridge, in aid of St Lazerian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin. Steam Threshing, Stone Crushing, Pig on a Spit & Colcannon, Butter Churning, Griddle Bread Making, Weaving, Pony Rides and much more. Prizes for best dressed Victorian, best dressed Teddy and Raffle. Entrance Fee €5, Children: Free.


The Leighlinbridge GAA Club Duck Race is put back until August 30th starting at 6pm.


Cloydagh - Monday, 1st September.


Some members of the Leighlin Brass Band have recently returned from a band trip to Shipley, Yorkshire. Under the care of their conductor Norman Cree and his wife Christine, along with St Patrick's Brass and Reed Band from Kilkenny. They played in many successful engagements there with Hall Royal Brass Band from Shipley. It was an educational and fun-filled experience for all.


Ballinabranna Karate Club's 2nd annual fun run/walk on Sunday, 7th September in Ballinabranna GAA Club House. €5 entry/€15 family. Registration from 9.45am starting 11am. All welcome, runners, joggers, walkers, pushchairs! Prizes to be won & refreshments afterwards. For more information contact . Peter 087 6660130/ Ken 086 0456543.



Jackpot €4,900. No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 15 - 18 - 21 - 30 No Match 3 Winners. 5 Lucky Dip winners - €30 each: Ned Kelly, Ballyhackett; Jack & Jill, Slaney Bank; Carol Gahan, Rathvilly; Niamh McCall, Bough; and Collette Kelly, Garretstown. Promoters Prize €20 - A. Doyle Winner of Bruno's €10 voucher - Mary O'Grady Next draw 19th August 2014 in Molloy's Bar. Jackpot €5,000.


Jackpot €10,100 No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 1 - 14 - 23 - 28 One Match 3 Winner - €150 - Peg Kehoe, St. Patrick's Park Promoters Prize €20: Brian Curran Bruno's Take-Away Voucher winner - Kevin Byrne, Rathvilly Next draw will take place on Monday 18th August 2014 - Jackpot €10,200.


A special thank you to all who contributed so generously to the cemetery collection, which raised €4,105 and a sincere thanks to the cemetery committee for all of their hard work during the year.


Lisnavagh House is hosting an open-air play on Tuesday evening, 19th August at 7.30 p.m. The Off the Ground theatre company will perform JASON & THE ARGONAUTS and judging from previous years, it should be a fun-filled and very entertaining evening!

The play is described as a tale of Greek myths and legends. It is a good idea to bring a blanket to sit on and even a picnic. The cost is €15 for adults, €10 for senior citizens and €7 for under-21s. Tickets available at the door or from


The Credit Union are again this year sponsoring two €500.00 grants for First Year Third Level Students. To be eligible for these grants all you need to do is submit a copy of confirmation of acceptance to College along with your application form.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 4th September - The draw will take place in the Credit Union office on Friday 5th September at 8 o' clock. For applications forms please call to the Credit Union office. You must be a Credit Union member to apply.



Members of Tinryland Tidy Towns and local community were disappointed to discover that the two new pots of flowers worth €200 were stolen in the early hours of Tuesday last. These were put in place in June to enhance the village centre. Local Gardai have been informed of this theft.


This years Rockford 4 Mile Race will be held on Saturday August 30th at 5.30 pm sharp. There will be a special one mile event for children at 5pm prior to the race with medals for all finishers.

Competitors are encouraged to enter early online with a 12 euro entry fee through with entry forms also available from Jason Farrell Sports, Elvery Sports and St. Laurence O'Tooles Clubhouse, Askea up to Thursday August 28th.

Entries will be €20 on the day with many prizes and chip timing.For further information please contact Carol at 086-2410063 or follow Tinryland Road Race on Facebook.


The Autumn league has been set for 2014 with fixtures starting in Tinryland as follows: September 10th 4 Mile at 7pm, September 14th 5k at 7pm and September 21st 2 Mile at 7pm Register in the local hall from 6pm in Tinryland Village only €5 per race with full prizegiving and refreshments after final stage on September 21st..


Results for 11th August: Numbers Drawn 3,7,25,27. No Winner of €7,600 Jackpot. €25 Draw Winners: 1. Bella Jeaney 2. Niamh Jordan 3. Tommy Dwyer 4. Mick Byrne; Promoter's Prize: Conor Byrne

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