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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Around the districts: Ballycanew, Ballygarrett, Courtown, Kilmuckridge, Monamolin and Tara Hill-Ballymoney

Ballycanew - Tidy Towns: In line with most other Tidy Towns groups throughout Ireland, Ballycanew Tidy Towns group requests candidates in the upcoming presidential election to refrain from putting up election posters throughout the village or along its approach roads. Thank You.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the Saturday, May 4, winner of the split-the-pot, M+M+S+H+M - prize money was €233. Congratulations. Thanks to everyone for their continue support.

St Patrick's GAA lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot; winning numbers were 7, 8, 20 and 22. The Quinn Family matched three numbers to receive €150

School News

The boys and girls in second class will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in St Moling's Church. Wishing them all the best on their special day.

Text Alert

Please report any suspicious activity to Gorey Garda Station at 053 9430690. For our vital system to work it is important that members of the public to report directly to the local garda station to ensure our system works effectively. It is imperative that anything you feel is worth reporting goes directly to 053 9430690 so that it can be sent out on our text alert system. Let's continue to make our community a safer place.

Notes

Please note the change of deadline day. Any items to be included in the local notes have to be sent to me by Thursday evening by 5 p.m. and not a Sunday. Please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie.

Ballygarrett

GAA news

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on May 6. The numbers picked were 8, 9, 15 and 17. The €20 lucky-dip winners were Eileen Dunbar c/o D Dunbar; Sadie Carton, South Beach, Cahore; Staff Ticket, Ambrose Maloneys; Geraldine Redmond; C Kilgannon. Five Free Tickets Winner: B Dunne. This week's lotto jackpot is €20,000. Next draw in Porters on May 13.

Courtown Colour Run 2019

Registration is now open for this year's Courtown Colour Run, which takes place on Saturday, July 13. There will be 3km and 6km distances. Register now for early bird rates. Register at popupraces.ie/race/courtown-colour-run-2019/

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. We also play on Monday nights at 7 p.m., partner required.

Results for Monday, April 29. First: Mary Mulrennan and Mary Murphy. Second: Marie and Michael Martin.

Results from April 25 (president's Prize Competition) first: Allen Proby. Second: Arthur Ring. Third: Jo Ussher. Fourth: Mary Watson. Fifth: Podge Ussher sixth: John Clarkin. Joint seventh: Margaret Horgan and Mary Murphy.

Results for Thursday, May 9, first: Jo and Podge Ussher. Second: Gloria and Allen Proby.

Killenagh Wanderers FC

Killenagh Wanderers AFC Kids Soccer Academy on every Saturday from midday to 1 p.m. For Girls and boys ages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9years. Indoors and outdoors facilities. Registration €20 and €2 per training session. Please feel free to drop by on the day or contact Noel at 089 4299677. Search Killenagh Park on Google maps for our location.

Lotto Tickets on sale each week from club and committee members at €2 each.

SVP helpline

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who may be experiencing particular financial distress, especially in terms of basic necessities. Contact us on our confidential Help Line 085 1159495.

Local Notes

If you have any items to be included in the Ballygarrett notes please email jpp@iol.ie before 5 p.m. on Thursday or phone 087 872337560.

Courtown

Patron 2019

The patron will be held on Sunday, May 19, in Star of the Sea Riverchapel with prayers at 3 p.m. in the Ardamine and at 4 p.m. in Riverchapel.

Blotto results

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on May 6. The numbers picked were 8, 9, 15 and 17. The €20 lucky-dip winners were Eileen Dunbar c/o D Dunbar; Sadie Carton, South Beach, Cahore; Staff Ticket, Ambrose Maloneys; Geraldine Redmond; C Kilgannon. Five Free Tickets Winner: B Dunne. This week's lotto jackpot is €20,000. Next draw in Porters on May 13.

Courtown Colour Run

Registration is open for this year's Courtown Colour Run, which takes place on Saturday, July 13. There will be 3km and 6km distances. Register now for early bird rates. Register at popupraces.ie/race/courtown-colour-run-2019/

Community Centre

Ongoing activities in Riverchapel Community Centre are as follows.

Little Rascals: Monday to Fridays - 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Ladies' Club: Every Monday evening - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bible Club - 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. For further information phone Matthew at 083 1270026.

Line Dancing: - 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tae - Kwon - Do Wednesdays and Fridays 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. also 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Self Defence Classes - Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Phone Dave at 087 6344710.

Whist drive - Every Thursday - 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Irish Dance Classes - Every Saturday morning - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Riverchapel Response Unit - Please note these classes take place at the end of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Service times

The following are the service times for the Ardamine Group of Parishes.

Sunday, May 19 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Monamolin 9 a.m. (Morning Prayer); Ardamine 10.15 a.m. (Holy Communion); Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. (Holy Communion).

Sunday, May 26 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Monamolin 9 a.m. (Holy Communion); Kilmuckridge 10.15 a.m. (Morning Prayer); Clonevan 11.30 a.m. (Holy Communion).

Mass times

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. - Sundays - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Kilmuckridge

Big Thank You

Parish Finance Committee and the choir members wish to thank everyone who supported the recent coffee morning in the Crosses for St Mary's Church. Thank you to Centra, Expert Hardware and the Crosses for their continued support which is very much appreciated. Total collected was €1,020.

Tidy Townsagm

Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns will be holding their AGM on Thursday, May 16, 7.30 p.m. Hammel's Lounge. If you feel you would like to get more involve in village activities or feel you could make a contribution in any way please come along? We would love for new faces to come along and have their say.

Little Acorns

Little Acorns Playschool will hold an open evening on Wednesday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come along and meet the staff. Enrolment forms available. For more information phone 053 9130393.

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. We also play on Monday nights at 7 p.m., partner required.

Results for Monday, April 29. First: Mary Mulrennan and Mary Murphy. Second: Marie and Michael Martin.

Results from April 25 (president's Prize Competition) first: Allen Proby. Second: Arthur Ring. Third: Jo Ussher. Fourth: Mary Watson. Fifth: Podge Ussher sixth: John Clarkin. Joint seventh: Margaret Horgan and Mary Murphy.

Results for Thursday, May 9, first: Jo and Podge Ussher. Second: Gloria and Allen Proby.

Walking/Running Group

An open social walking/running group has commenced in Kilmuckridge. Meets will take place at new time of 8 p.m. each Monday to Friday evening starting at St Joseph's NS for anyone who wishes to take part. Anyone interested can join the informational Whats App Group by contacting Yvonne O'Sullivan at 087 9555282 or otherwise simply turn up any evening that suits and join in.

At least two members of the group will definitely be out each of the nights except for nights where a Red Warning has been issued for the area.

This is a casual group set up to encourage people to get out and about with others in the community for some gentle exercise at a pace that suits each individual. Looking forward to meeting any new joiners.

Senior Alert Scheme

Funding of personal alarm and pendant available for one year by registering for the scheme with Kilmuckridge Community and Family Resource Centre. Contact 053 9130393.

Men's Shed

The Kilmuckridge Men's Shed is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 till 16.00. Call in any time during these hours have a coffee meet everyone and see some of the projects the group have made. For more information phone 053 9130393. Everyone welcome all age groups.

Monamolin

400 Club

April Winners: €150 Charles Mordaunt, Clone; €100 Con Rigney, Cul na Tire; €50 each to Maiirtin O'Greelish, Ballyrea; Nocola Murphy, Doire Moling and Betty Doran, Ballinstraw Lane.

Wedding anniversary

Congratulations and best wishes to David and Ales Farrell (ne Earle) who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 5. This comes from all your family, friends and neighbours from Monamolin and Kilmuckridge.

Meals On Wheels

We are still looking for some people if they could help out once a month to deliver to Ballygarrett, Monamolin, Kilmuckridge, Blackwater and the Ballagh. Please contact 053 9130393.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration takes place every Thursday in Monamolin Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - everyone is welcome to drop in for a few moments.

Get Well Wishes

Get well wishes go to Tom Byrne, Ballinstraw and Ann Kennedy, Ballinstraw.

Wellness Day

Come along for the Wellness Day at Aspire Fitness on Sunday May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a day for anyone who feels they need a time out to unwind from life stresses. Contact Niamh 0876119892 or Phillipa 0879295726 for more info.

Tara Hill-Ballymoney

Birthday thanks

Joe O'Neill from Tara Hill, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, wishes to thank all his friends and family for all the good wishes and gifts received on celebrating this special birthday. Wishing you many more years of good health and happiness.

Sympathy

The community of Tara Hill wish to express their deepest sympathy to the family of Colin 'Jango' Fleming on his recent passing, may he rest in peace.

First communion

First holy Communion will take place in St Kevin's church on Saturday, May 25.

Ladies' club

The ladies' club had Danielle from the Garden Centre for a talk and demo on Tuesday night last; it was very informative and enjoyed by all.

Our annual cake sale will be held in July. Date to follow later. The club is now on annual leave for the summer season and recommences again in September. Wishing all members a safe and enjoyable summer.

Your news

Any notes for paper please email ck0802@gmail.com by 7 p.m. on Thursday for inclusion in the notes for the following weeks paper.

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