Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall Lotto Draw; Draw Results Monday 4th February 2013. Numbers Drawn - 14,22,25,26. No Jackpot winner. Consolation Prizes €25 - Donovan Doyle, Abbeydorney, €25 - Bernard Behan, Abbeydorney. Spot Prizes - Julie McElligott, Abbeydorney & Liz Coakley, New York. Mini Jackpot Draw - Dee Shanahan, Abbeydorney, James Healy, Killahan & Brian McKenna, Ballylahive. Next Jackpot €8,900 draw in the Sports Complex this Monday night.Thank you for your continued support.
The Pimple Play
A full house on both Friday and Sunday last when a play in aid of Killahan NS was held in the Community Hall in Abbeydorney, FrPat Moore from Duagh was MC, and young actors from St Senans scor na nOg Group performed Going home to Larha, Kerry Macra na Feirme performed Keeping it Country this production was excellent also, The Pimple actors were Brendan OHalloran, Siobhan Keane, Maura OSullivan, Sonny Egan, John Lawlor, Mary Nolan, Ger Doyle, John Breen, Cecelia Conway, Going Home to Larha play actors were Gearoid Galvin, Donal Hunt, Aisling Foran, Aoife Enright, Sean Galvin, Jonathan Curtin, Yvonne Dillon, Padraig Enright. Keeping it Country actors were John Mike Fitzgerald, Niall Flahive, Niall Riordan, Patrick Looney, John Moriarty, William Kelliher, Kevin Nagle, Sean Joy, Mairead Nagle, Kevin Leahy, Paul Barrett.
Scoil Bhreac Chluain Centenary Celebrations meeting will be held in the school on Thursday, February 21st at 8.00pm. Everybody welcome.
Annascaul ICA Guild members extend their deepest regret on the loss of esteemed member Joan Davey. Our prayers and sympathy to Joan's partner Tony, her children Karen, Anne, Steven and grandchildren. May she Rest in peace. Our sincere thanks to all who attended and helped with Joan's very meaningful service on Friday last in Annascaul Church and the Guard of Honour for our dear friend.
No winner. Jackpot €10,100.
Annascaul tidy towns
Annascaul tidy towns would like to Thank Kerry Co.Co. for all the great work in widening the back road and being so helpful in installing the new seats and benches supplied by the tidy towns committee around the Village.
A Presentation night will be held on 15th February for the presenting of a cheque to Dingle Coast & Cliff Rescue Service.An evening meal has been organised @ €25 pp. Bus leaves for Sammys in Inch from Hanafins @ 7pm. Music after in Hanafins by Noreen Ashe.To book your place call Sharon on 0868280007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
17th February 2013. A walk; Moanlaur Ridge loop. (Thomas George Devane). B walk; Maum to Inch, (Dingle Way). (Sharon Hickey).
Men's Sheds will be opening shortly in Annascaul. There are around 20 members interested already. For further enquiries contact Brian Ph. 066 9157382 or contact Noel Ph. 087 2184757.
The Gathering 2013
The Spillane Gathering will take place on 04/10/2013. Spillane's from all over the world will come together in Annascaul and a great week is being planned for further information go to facebook Every Spillane.
VALENTINE DISCO: Show you care and twirl your loved one around the dance floor. A fund raising Valentine disco in aid of the Ardfert Development Association funds will be held in the Abbey Tavern on Sat 16th Feb beginning at 9.30 pm. Music by Big Jim. Tickets €5 from Ardfert Furniture.
ARDFERT PARISH RETREAT
An evening of prayer will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre for all parishioners on Thursday, Feb 21 from 8-11pm. Facilitator Fr Eamon Mulvihill. Sub €10.
'OPEN NIGHT' in Ardfert Central National School: An 'Open Night' for parents and guardians of new pupils starting in September 2013 will be held in the school on Tuesday 19th February at 8pm. Come along to this information night, meet the staff and hear first hand what the school has to offer your child/children. Looking forward to seeing you on the night. Enrolment forms for children starting school this September are now available at the school. Tel:066 7134289
PRIMARY DEBATING IRELAND
Ardfert N.S. debating team are through to Round 2 of the Primary Debating Ireland competition! On the 31st January the school took part in a debating competition held in the Education Centre, Tralee. This is an All-Ireland competition and the first year that Kerry schools are taking part. Our team was made up of fifth and sixth class pupils, David Fitzgerald, Ailíse Ryan, Oisín Le Gros, Trevor Leen, Jessica Murphy and Claudia Murphy. The motion for debate was 'Ryanair is the BEST way to travel.' David, Ailíse and Oisín put forward some strong arguments to propose the motion and succeeded to win the debate. Round 2 will take place on the 19th February. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!
TRALEE AREA CREDIT UNION QUIZ
Two teams from Ardfert N.S. competed in the Tralee area quiz on Sunday last February 3rd in Ballyroe Hotel. Having won the U-13 section quiz in 2012 on their way to All-Ireland glory all eyes were on the Ardfert teams. Both teams got off to good starts with the U-11 team of Mairéad Kearney, Jessica Murphy, Rory Dalton and Sarah Lawlor scoring full points in the first three rounds to lead the field. The U-13 team of John McCrohan, Zyndir Griffin, Claudia Murphy and Sadbh Stack dropped just one and were well in competition. However they dropped some more as the contest progressed and didn't finish in the prizes. However, they can be very proud of their achievement. The U-11 team kept up their high standard of answering and finished ahead of the field to capture first place and therefore qualify to the county finals which will be held in Ballyroe on Sunday the 3rd of March. Well done agus go n-éirí libh sa chéad babhta eile.
15TH/AUSTIN STACK PARK 7PM: 1997 Sigerson Captain Eamonn Ferris visited Ardfert NS last week to promote the Legends game. Some of the pupils will play at half time in the Cumann na mBunscol exhibition game as part of the Sigerson Legends fundraiser events for cancer on Friday night 15th February.
ST. BRIGIDS CROSSES
MAKE A DIFFERENCE: On Tuesday last An tAthair Donnacha Ó Laocha visited the senior classes in Ardfert school and spoke to them about his experiences from his time in Africa. Fr.Leahy worked in the Kamwaura district in the catholic parish of Nakuru, n Kenya for eight years. When he returned to Ireland he was appointed parish priest of Ardfert. On St. Brigids Day 2001 he visited the school and was impressed with the little cottage industry he saw. The children in the senior classes were making St.Brigids crosses for their parents and neighbours. This tradition has continued in the school with all donations made from the distribution of the crosses being sent to the Africian parish.
Come along to this fantastic fundraiser in aid of Irish Red Cross in Tralee on Feburay 28th 2013 in the Ballyroe heights Hotel: Tickets are €10 and are available from Ballyroe heights hotel, Just cooking (Firies) , Annmaire (087-7953066) Lynda & Majella ( 087-7088395) . Food samples on the night, free door prize draw and lots of spot prizes in our raffle.
ARDFERT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
A meeting will be held on Thursday 21st February in Ardfert Community Centre at 7.30 pm. Main and sub committees are to be in attendance along with any members of the public who would like to get involved. An exciting "Gathering 2013" event is also to be discussed on the night so if you think you might like to get involved please come. Also don't forget our upcoming fundraiser, a "Valentines Disco" in The Abbey Tavern, Saturday 16th February, 9.30pm till late.
ST. BRENDAN'S AC
MUNSTER INDOORS U9 - U13: The Munster Indoors took place on 9th & 10th February in a very cold Nenagh stadium!! But all of the athletes competing did very well with a few of them achieving personal bests. Thank you to both the coaches & parents for travelling up over the weekend & helping out.
U13 Kate O' Shea, Shot Putt 3rd 8.02m (Pb), Ali Gardezi High Jump 3rd 1.35* (*Pb), Darragh Courtney 60m Hurdles 1st 10.39 (Pb) , Shot Putt 2nd 9.55m (Pb). Darragh's hurdles competition was a closely fought competition causing the judges to deliberate for 10 minutes. Eventually Darragh came out as the winner by one hundredth of a second, it was that close!!
AAI JUNIOR & U23 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
In the brand new arena in Athlone, St. Brendan's had two athletes competing & both athletes medalled in their competitions. Unfortunately through illness others were unable to attend. U23 PJ Galvin High Jump2nd 1.90m, 60m Hurdles 2nd 9.20 (Pb), Junior Peter O' Brien, Weight for Distance 2nd. Well done to them both!!
Plans for the Asdee Primary School Reunion which will be held in conjunction with the National Gathering is progressing very well with a great programme of events being organised.
At the moment the organisers are looking for plenty of old school photographs which will be used in the journal they are planning to publish to coincide with the big event.
Meetings regarding the re-union are held at the community centre every Monday night so anyone that wants to play an active role in orgaisiing the event or have suggestions or photographs are welcome to attend.
The event will be staged in Asdee over the August bank – holiday weekend so exiles of the area or those residing in other parts of the country are advised to plan their holidays to coincide with this eagerly awaited occasion.
MIKE BACK HOME
Mike Walsh from the village is back home again after beng a patient at Kerry General Hospital for a while.
The well known Ballynoneen man would like to thank the doctors and staff of the hospital who looked after him so well and his friends and neighbours who called to visit him in Tralee. He wishes to extend a special word of thanks to Josephine Lynch of Ballynoneen who is a nurse at the hospital and called to see him on a regular basis.
Asdee Rovers Lotto
Results for Sunday 3rd Feb no jackpot winner numbers drawn 4, 9, 10, 20 the three lucky dip winners are Mairead Rea ahanagran ballylongford, Noimh Dalton kilcolman asdee, Eamon Donlea well st ballylongford each getting €25. lotto's next draw is on Sun 17th Feb with a jackpot standing at €900 tickets only €2 from an agent near you.
Asdee Rovers long run of wins were halted on Sunday when they went down 3 – 0 to Castlegregory.
VOICE OF IRELAND
Locals were tuned in to RTE on large numbers on Sunday night to watch Jimmy Quinn performing on the Voice of Ireland Show. Jimmy gave a great performance and while he did not make it through to the next round he performed impeccably and enhanced his reputation considerably in the process.
SANDPIPERS GOLF SOCIETY
The Sandpipers Golf Society have their first outing of the new season on Saturday February 23rd at Tralee Golf Course
The teeing off time is at 10am
Beale Ladies GFC
Registration for All Underage Teams will be held in Ballylongford GAA Clubhouse on Friday 15th February from 7:00pm-9:00pm. A second registration night will take place on Tuesday 5th March 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Ballybunion Community Centre.