Monday 14 October 2019

Around the districts: Caim, Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Jack Doran, Glen Rothwell, Tyler Murphy, Richard O’Neill and Jordan Feeley at the launch of James McGovern’s book ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’ in the Riverside Park Hotel
Jack Doran, Glen Rothwell, Tyler Murphy, Richard O’Neill and Jordan Feeley at the launch of James McGovern’s book ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’ in the Riverside Park Hotel

Caim: Race night - Caim soccer club are holding a big race night in Rackards Caim on Saturday, March 9, commencing at 9pm. Buy a horse for €10. On the night there will be prizes for first placed horses.


Adoration takes place in Caim Church on Mondays. All are welcome to participate.

Caim National School

Caim National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2019. Any parents wishing to enrol their child may collect an Application Form from Liz (secretary) or the Junior Infant teacher during school hours. Telephone 053 9255534. Alternatively, forms may be downloaded from the school website Please return completed forms by February 15.

Duffry lotto

Sonny Freyne and Ruth Hatton were the match-three winners last week. The numbers drawn were 5, 23, 26 and 27. The jackpot is now €2,300. The next draw will be held in Bowes on Tuesday, March 5, at 9.30 p.m.

Crochet Classes

Crochet Classes are held on Wednesday nights commencing at 7.30 p.m. For further information contact 087 7868759.


Osborne's nominated for Award

Congratulation to Osborne's Bar Clonegal, who have been nominated for an award as 'Pub of the Year' at this year's Irish Restaurant Awards. We like to wish them the very best for the Leinster Awards Night, held on Wednesday, March 6.

Community Games

Slaney Valley are holding a family friendly table quiz on Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m., in Conway's Function room, Kildavin. The fundraiser is aid of Slaney Valley Community Games. Table of four is €20.

Tullow Community School

Tullow Community School will hold a Parent/Teacher meeting for parents of first year pupils on Thursday, March 7, between 4.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Fleadh Cheoil

A number of fantastic events will be taking place over the course of our Fleadh weekend in Borris, from April 12 to April 14. Anyone with an interest in various aspects of Irish culture will be catered for. Friday night brings a singing session, and once again, the committee would love to see people getting involved, sharing their own tunes. There will be a session trail on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of the festival for anyone who wishes to soak up some local musical talent.

On Sunday, bring the children to take part in our Tráth na gCeist/table quiz; only a very basic knowledge of Gaeilge is required, so bain triail as. Following the quiz, there will be a junior musician's seisiún, giving them a chance to perform among peers and have some fun. Also, on Sunday will be a Set-dancing céilí, with tunes provided by a local musician. Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. Please visit Facebook page (Fleadh Cheoil Cheatharlach) for updates and details of times and venues.


Cloughbawn GAA

Fixtures - Football league rd 1 v Adamstown Sat 9th March 3pm away. Rd 2 v St Martins Fri March 22nd 8pm home, Intermed hurling v Buffers Alley Mon 18 Mar 2pm away. JNR A v Oulart Sat March 16th 3pm away. JNR B v Bunclody Fri March 15th 8pm home.

2019 membership is now due, Registration nights will be held shortly, or membership can be paid to any committee member, Fees for the coming year Family €150, Adult player €130, Underage €40 Non Player €50 ad OAP €25. You can now pay your membership online! Just Click on the 'JOIN HERE' link on our club website follow the once-off registration process. There is also a link to a 'How to Guide' in the website for your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact us on the number or email on the 'Easy Payments Plus' page.

Split the Pot

The Winner of this week's Split the Pot, Drawn in the Cloch Ban, was Buddy Harris, Coolaught, The Pot was €238. All proceeds help with the maintenance and development of the village. We appreciate very much the people who support us.


Ballindaggin Development Group

Ballindaggin Development Group held their AGM in Ballindaggin Hall recently. The following committee were elected for the coming year: chairman Thomas Rafter; Vice-chair John Murphy; secretary Joe Walsh; Assistant secretary Eamon Frayne; treasurer Paul Redmond; Assistant treasurer Thomas Hipwell. Committee members: Peter Byrne; Dan Doyle; Joan Rafter; Pat Breslin; Syl Hipwell.

The group will have their annual field evening on June 21, so save the date for that, and this year it will be held in the Community Park.

Book Fair

Kiltealy NS parents' association are having a Book Fair this Friday, March 8, in Kiltealy Community Hall from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a great mix of children's and adults' books. Please come along and support Kiltealy N.S Book donations can be dropped into the school, Bowe's shop or Murphy's the Mill.

300 Members Draw

Kiltealy Hall Development Group 300 Members Draw will commence on Saturday, March 16, with €5,000 in prizemoney - five prizes of €100 each week for 10 weeks plus an extra prize of €100 for paid up members to be drawn on the first night. Membership tickets €50. Draw will take place in Kiltealy Hall every Saturday night after Mass. For membership please contact any committee member.

Split the Pot

Kiltealy NS split-the-pot winner for double week was Ann Sutton, Kiltealy, who won €240. Play split-the-pot every week, envelopes available locally. Thanking you for your continued support of Kiltealy N.S.

Ballindaggin School

Application forms for enrolment in St Colman's National School, Ballindaggin in September 2019 are now available from the school office (053 9388728) or on the school website Please return completed forms to the school on or before Thursday, February 28, in order to facilitate planning for the next school year.

Kiltealy NS enrolments

Kiltealy NS are now accepting enrolments for school year September 2019. Enrolment forms are available from the school by phoning 053 9255446 or from the school website

Duffry Rovers Lotto

The numbers drawn last week were 5, 23, 26 and 27. Two players matched three and won €75 each: Sonny Frayne, The Hollow and Ruth Hatton, Woodlands. Seller's prizes: Trish Rackard; camogie club; Bowe's and Jim Hanrahan. The draw tonight will be in Bowe's, Kiltealy, jackpot €2,300.

Clothes collection

A reminder that the next clothes collection at Kiltealy NS will be on March 13, lots of time to go through your wardrobe and presses for unwanted items to donate. No pillows or duvets please.

Dancing in Rathanna

Social dancing in Rathanna Community Hall on Sunday night next March 10 with music by Johnny Mullen. Doors open 9.30 p.m., refreshments served, admission €8. An enjoyable night out.


Social dancing

The next social in Marshalstown community centre takes place on Friday, March 15, with music by K-Jo-Country. Doors open 9.30 p.m. Dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays only.


Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell Hall is on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Refreshments served. Raffle held on the night. Come along and bring a friend.

Jelly Tots

Our local baby and toddler group Jelly Tots meets up every Wednesday morning from 9.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. at Marshalstown Community centre. It is a great place to meet new people and children of the locality. Yoga classes and other educational sessions available one a month during this meet up.

April Social

Our April Social in Marshalstown Community Centre takes place on Easter Sunday night, April 21, and will be run in aid of the Charity Hope. Music will be provided by Bernie Heaney and Boz. Doors open 9.30 p.m. Dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission for this night only is €10 including tea. All profits go to Hope. Please note there will be no Friday night dance in April as our usual date is Good Friday.


Bingo continues every Thursday evening in Marshalstown Community Centre starting at 8.30 p.m. with three big jackpots to play for....

Important Dates

Friday, March 15: Confirmation; Thursday, March 21: First Confessions, Marshalstown; Saturday, May 4: First Holy Communion Marshalstown; Sunday, May 12: First Holy Communion, Castledockrell; Sunday, May 26: Patron, Marshalstown; Friday, July 5: Patron, Castledockrell.

Notes Deadline

Please note due to an earlier deadline items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.



The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the fifth is €1,600.

Motiv8 fundraiser

Blind Date/Mr and Mrs: Presented by Aidan Redmond and Fr Brian Broaders. Coming to Rathnure Hall at 8.30 p.m. next Saturday, March 9, with doors open at 7.45 p.m. Some local characters looking for love in the first half of the show followed by a few couples showing how much (or little) they know about each other in the second half. Contestants are already selected so there will be no one called up from the audience.

Event is hosted by Liam Sharkey and John Reilly. Tickets: €10 are on sale now. BYOB welcome. Contact Aidan: 087 4516611, Fr Brian: 086 8274634 or Martin: 087 4141633.

GAA Club lotto

The numbers drawn last Tuesday, February 26, were 1, 6, 18 and 29. No jackpot winner. Michelle Hogan, c/o Bernie Higgins and Melissa Freeman, Rathnure were the two match-three winners who each won €100. Jackpot this week: €10,000.

Camogie Club news

Membership must be paid before March 17. After this time you will not be insured to play. No pay, no play. Adult (non-student): €100, Over 18 (full-time student): €85, Under-10 to Under-18: €40, under-eight: €25, Non-playing member: €40, Family: €150.

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