Friday 27 November 2015

March session of Song and Story

Published 18/03/2014 | 05:24

The March session in the monthly series of Song and Story will be held in Rathoe Hall on Sunday next 23rd March at 8pm. As usual admission is free and refreshments will be served.


A Coffee Day will be held at the home of the late Rita Nolan in Ballon Village on Wednesday, 26th March starting at 9.00am until late that night. All monies raised will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society/ Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare. Donations of daffodils and cakes would be appreciated. Also volunteers are needed to collect for street collections and in the local shops. Contact Valerie in 087 9180310.



Split The Pot Winners for 9th March: 1st Annie Butler €165, 2nd Jason & Alice McQuail €20, 3rd Liam Murphy €20 Thank you for your continued support, for €2 it could be you.


The 6th Annual Dawn Mass will be celebrated on Easter Sunday 20th April on Mount Leinster at the ''Nine Stones'' area. All are most welcome to particpate in this memorable morning of celebration.


The Carlow Farmers Hunt Point to Point takes place at Borris House on Sunday 23rd March. First Race at 2pm. Contact Liz Doran 086 1992457 for details.



Congratulations to Matty O'Leary, Kildavin who was crowned Wexford Champion on 23rd February Young Mattie O' Leary from Kildavin has been making a name for himself in the ring as he adds another title to his belt.

On Sunday 27th January 2013 he won his fourth year in a row Wexford County Finals boxing for his division. Matty went forward to compete in the Leinster Championships but with just one point in the difference Matty took home silver.

This is tremendous achievement for someone of his age and in a few years' time; Matty will be like our hero's Paddy Barnes and Katie Taylor, with the support of the entire Country behind him. We wish Mattie continued success and the people of Kildavin and surrounding areas are very proud of him. Mattie's family and especially his mother, Vera, are a great support to him and he deserves all the support and encouragement he can get. Keep up the good work Mattie. We are delighted you are doing so well.


The Kildavin/Clonegal GAA lotto was held in Dunne's Lounge, Clonegal, on Sunday 9th March. Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 10 and 19. There was no winner of the jackpot of €5,400.

Winners that matched three were, Colette Doyle, Clonmore, Miceal Ryan, Moss House, Cathy Tracey, Cranemore, Mary Gibson, Kildavin, Andrew Nolan, Ballinstraw, Peg Nolan, c/o C Fitz, Kathy Connors, Kildavin, Joe Mernagh Snr, Mary Murphy, Crowsgrove and Padraig Kavanagh, Australia, receiving €15 each. Sellers Prize goes to Carmel Gibson. The next draw will take place in Osborne's Lounge, Clonegal on Sunday 23rd March with a Jackpot of €5,600.


Slaney Valley Boys Basketball team played a brilliant match against St. Lazerian's on Sunday 2nd March, but were unfortunately beaten. Well done to all the children for their hard work and determination.

Well done to the girls' Basketball team as they had super game and went on to the final where they met another very strong St Lazerian's team. Congratulations to both teams they did Slaney Valley proud.

The U11 mixed team played on Sunday 9th March. The team played an amazing game of basketball for such a young age. The most outstanding player on the day was vice Captain John Henry Kirwan. The team played brilliantly and fought to the bitter end but lost a very exciting game to the eventual winners. U11

A special thank you to Christopher Cassidy and Caoimhe Redmond who helped train the team every week and gave tremendous support at their match on Sunday.

The next basketball event will take place on Sunday 6th April, when children from, Kildavin, Ardattin and Clonegal will play in a Fun Fundraising Basketball Tournament, where they will "pay to play". Entrance fee is by donation and all monies collected will go to the Carlow Hospice. A special thanks to Ballon Hall Committee who have allowed us the use of the hall for the day free of charge. Also to Michael McAssey who has provided the medals and plaques for the competitions which will be held throughout the day.



A Night of Music, Story-telling and song in aid of Clonmore, Kilquiggan and Ballyconnell Senior Citizens Community Alert Alarms, will be held in Ballyconnell Hall on 11th April at 8p.m. Tickets €5 and a door prize on the night. Good support appreciated.


A Coffee Morning in aid of Daffodil Day is being held in the Tara Arms, Tullow on Friday 21st March from 10a.m. to 12 noon. Your support would be appreciated.


There was no winner of the parish lotto this week, numbers drawn were 4-9-19 bonus 15. €40 winners were T. Haskins, Stratnakelly, Dermot Kennedy, Clonmore. Kate Byrne, Clonmore. Mgt Gahan, Balllaghaclay. Joe Hickey, Raheen. Next week the lotto will be €700 plus bonus €1,700. Draw takes place at bingo every Sunday night in Ballyconnell Hall at 8p.m.


Sympathy is expressed to the Timmins Family Coolkenno on the recent passing of their sister Sinead Timmins Dunne, Steeple View Cresent and late of Coolkenno. Sinead is survived her husband Jimmy, sisters Catriona, Orla, Elaine brothers Simon and David, extended family neighbours and friends. Burial took place in St Patrick's Cemetry Tullow. May Sinead rest in Peace.



At the National Cumann Na Mbunscol finals in Kingscourt Cavan Josh and Jonah Kelly Mayo N.S. had a very successful outing while representing Leinster as part of the Provincial team of six.

Playing at under 11 they won 4 of their six games against the other provinces and received beautiful Cumann Na Mbunscol All Ireland medals along with Leinster jersies a great honour for the two brothers and their school.

See full report and pictures on the GAA Handball website

In the Leinster Juvenile Semi Finals on Saturday last our young players were just not able to reach the heights of last year when Ciaran Burke in the Under 12 Singles lost out to Kyle Dunne Kk on a scoreline of 13-15 3-15 while Conor Mulhall at Under 14 lost to Ciaran Cooney Kk 4-15 5-15. Congrtulations to the Cullohill Club on reaching finals in 4 grades.

Club Lotto Bonus Ball: Wednesday 26/02/14 Bonus Ball Number 40 Winner €50 Tomas Lennon.


Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday last was won by Mary Wheatley, Doonane. Ladies: 1. Ann Healy. 2. Susan Glasheen. Gents: 1. Mervyn Parr. 2. N. Fisher. Halves: 1. Tom Gowing. 2. Seamus Hennessy. Quarters: 1. Frank Hutton. 2. Christy Maher. Raffle winners were Gret Kiernan, Margaret Brennan, Ciss Keating and Fr D Murphy. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.


Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Jane Kelly, Doonane Hill, Fiona and Jason Looby, c/o J Jones, Sinead Delaney, Ballyroan. The winning numbers were 6-8-15-21.



There will be a sale of Bric a Brac in aid of St Clare's Hospitality, Food Kitchen, in Parish Centre on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March. Your support would be most appreciated. Our food appeal continues during Lent. Presently we are giving out up to 120 food parcels a week.

We are surviving because of donations and the huge number of volunteers helping out. To help make the Lenten Season more meaningful we invite people to leave non-perishable food items in the baskets at the church doors and in the Parish Centre and these will be used to help make up our food parcels.


The Ninth Solemn Novena begins on Monday 5th May and will run for nine consecutive nights. We invite people during Lent to place their petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare's.

The Theme for this year's Novena is "Our Faith - Our Story" and each night of the Novena a guest speakers will speak on this theme. Below is a list of the full programme of our guest speakers for the Novena. 5th May; Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh. 12th May; Maria Kidney, Friends of Londiani Kenya. 19 May; John McAreavey, Personal Testimony. 26th May; Magnus MacFarlane, Founder of Mary's Meals. 2nd June; Barry McGuigan, Former World Boxing Champion. 9th June; Bro. Kevin Crowley, Founder of Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. 16 June; Fr. Diarmuid Hogan, Former Chaplain of U.C.G. 23 June; Maebh Carlin, Young Person with Amazing Testimony. 30th June; Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin Diocese.


A table quiz in aid of Killeshin FC will be held in The Glenside lounge, Killeshin on this Friday March 21. The quiz starts at 9pm and a table of four costs EURO 40.


Governey Park Residents Association meeting in Graiguecullen clubhouse this Wednesday 19 of March in Graiguecullen GAA clubhouse. The Association would encourage all residents to attend as they wish to discuss the upkeep of the estate also they are hoping to organise some fundraising in the near future. They also hope to establish the committee at this meeting. So please show your support.


Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 2, 13, 15 and 21. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were Mick Dargan, Deirdre Whelan, Ella and Cara and Mary Dermody. Seller's prize went to Stefan Comerford. Jackpot now stands at €4,600. Whist every Wednesday night in Old Den beside Killeshin Hall at 8.30pm, beginners at 7.30pm and its all in aid of Killeshin Soccer Club. Contact Antoinette for details 085 7483893.


Dog fouling has been a persistent problem in the grounds of St Fiacc's Primary School. Dog waste is a serious danger to the health of the children. Please be advised that no dogs are allowed on green areas or playgrounds. Dogs are not permitted in the school grounds while children are on the premises. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.


The K Factor Talent Competition is back. Qualifying dates are 22nd and 29th March in Killeshin Hall at 8pm. Final will be held on Saturday 5th April.


A meeting of all parents of children preparing for First Penance from Killeshin NS will take place in the parish Centre next Thursday 20th March at 7pm and a meeting for parents of children from Graiguecullen NS at 8pm in the Parish Centre on the same night. This is a very important sacrament for your child.


Training for the Juveniles restarts next Sunday 23 at 11.15 and all new children are welcome who wish to play and also remind those who may not have registered they can do so at training. Thanks to all who supported our County Board draw fundraiser, this has enabled the purchase of new equipment for coaching sessions. Congratulations to Club member Shane Whelan who was a prize winner.


Killeshin Pipe Band Recruitment Day is next Sunday 23 March at 3pm in the band hall Killeshin. All Welcome. Killeshin Pipe Band "Gathering" May Sunday in Glenside Lounge to celebrate the bands 50 Anniversary.


The next meeting for parents who are presenting their child for Baptism will be held on Monday 7th April from 7 to 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. All parents who are having their child baptised during April and May are asked to attend.


Graiguecullen Ladies GAA this year's AGM will be held on Friday 21st March at 8pm. Anyone interested in getting involved with teams or on to join the committee are invited to come along.



LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 5, 11, 12, 14. No winner. Jackpot €1,200. Next week's draw in the Club House Lounge Bar

BALLINABRANNA GFC: The results as follows: No's 1, 3, 5, 9. No winner. Jackpot €7,000.

OLD LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 2, 3, 16, 23. No winner. Jackpot €7,000. Next week's draw in Glendon's Lounge Bar


Leighlin Parish Pastoral Council - Talks For Parents: Substance Use and Your Child - Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge, Tuesday 18th March 7.30 to 9.00pm. Talk given by Richard Marnell of Carlow County Drugs Initiative and topics covered will include: Information on substance mis-use. What help is available. Information on service.


St. Lazerian's Community Games: Well done to the St Lazerian's u13 boys and girls basketball teams who won county gold and also to the u11 mixed team who were knocked out in the semi-final. Thanks to everyone who helped out and made the running of the county finals in old Leighlin a great success.


Leighlinbridge Improvement Group will host a Gala Flower Demonstration by Lucy Yeats, international Florist and Judge in Arboretum Garden Centre on Thursday, 10th April at 7.30 pm. Admission €10. Tickets available at the Arboretum C. 0599721558, Mary 0866027751 or any committee member. Your support will be very much appreciated.


Leighlinbridge Golf Society AGM in Meaney's Lounge on Thursday, 20th March @ 8pm. New members welcome.


Last few seats left on bus day trip to Clonmel on Saturday, 29th March, to Wool and craft shops and shopping centres, phone Jennifer on 087 8318156


The Village FC Fun Night "Deal or No Deal" in Glendon's Lounge Saturday, 22nd March at 9pm sharp. Come along to experience the thrill of the hit TV show, and be in with a chance to be 1 of the 22 players to win the jackpot. Do you have what it takes to beat the banker?


Old Leighlin Ladies Football Club registration night will be held in Old Leighlin Hall on Friday, 21st March at 8pm for all juvenile and senior players of the club.



Tinryland GFC Lotto Results for 11th March: Numbers Drawn 7,12,14,25 No Winner of €5,400 Jackpot; €25 Winners: Frances Curran, Mary Farrell, Richie Byrne, L Moore. Promoter's Prize: Brendan Doyle Next draw will take place on Tuesday 18th March for a jackpot of €5,500.


The AGM of Tinryland Athletic Club will be held in the Parish Hall on Tuesday next, 25th March at 8 pm where a successful year will be reviewed and all plans outlined for the forthcoming year. All members and intending members are invited to attend.

A new 6 week session of our Fit camp will begin on 19th March. We have had a very successful first session over the past 6 weeks and all members have found it both very beneficial and enjoyable. The Fit Camp is running every Monday and Wednesday night from 7-8pm and Saturday 10am-11am in St Joseph's soccer pitch in Tinryland. The Fit camp is run by certified trainers and is designed to cater for all levels of fitness. The first night is free for newcomers, so please feel free to come along and see what we do. Everyone is welcome. Costs depend on how often you attend. Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions will run to suit demand. For further details contact Galley on 085 8114521 of visit


Tinryland Womens Group Crochet class will meet on Monday 24th March at 9.20am, everyone welcome. Fun Bingo will be also be held on Monday 24th March at 8.15pm, small fees apply. Short AGM will be held before the evening meeting. No meetings on 17th March.

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