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Eire Og Annacarty GAA

Minor Hurlers (in combination with Galtee Rovers) defeated Cashel KC last Wednesday.

Under 14 Hurlers defeated Emly\Sean Treacys in the League semi-final last Sunday.

Fixtures (Subject to change)

Minor Hurling: v Clonoulty\Rossmore on Thursday, July 18, in Clonoulty at 7.30pm.

Senior Hurling: West Final v Clonoulty\Rossmore on Sunday, August 4, in Dundrum at 3pm.

Inter-County Reps

Best of luck to Kev and Brian Fox and Tipperary Intermediate Hurlers in their upcoming Munster Final against Cork this Friday.

Also best wishes to Tipperary under 21 Hurlers (featuring Eire Og’s Darragh Mooney) in their Munster semi-final against Cork this Wednesday.

Eire Og Summer Camp

Eire Og will be hosting a Summer Camp from Thursday to Saturday, July 18 to 20. Best of luck to all involved.


The Eire Og club offers condolences to Maisie Ryan and family, Goldengarden on their recent bereavement.

Lotto Results

Results from Draw held last Tuesday, July 9, at the Ponda Rosa. Draw 1 (€10,500): 14, 15, 24, 27. Draw 2 (€500): 9, 11, 16, 21. Draw 3 (€250): 2, 5, 20, 28. No winners of above draws.

Lucky Dip Winners:

(5 x €30): Paddy Renehan, c/o Burke’s Bar. TJ Ryan, Ballycahill. David & Ester Allison, Dundrum. Paul Sexton, Donohill. Eileen & Darragh Mooney, Mohera. Seller’s Prize: Declan Costello. House Prize: Peter Murnane.


Ardfinnan Playschool

Playschool will resume on Monday September 2. A letter will be sent out in the next couple of weeks informing you of your child’s days for September. We still have a few afternoon sessions available for September (1.30pm to 4.30pm) any quires please do not hesitate to contact us on 052/7464488 or


Anyone who wishes to put notes in the Nationalist contact ring 0527466923 or call to Helen Nugent before 6pm on Saturday. Don’t forget to follow ardfinnancommunitycouncil on Facebook and check out the new web site


Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns would like to remind you that judges have not yet arrived. Please help Ballingarry improve on last year’s marks. Use litter bins in playground, GAA grounds etc. Thanks to all those who continue to collect litter, water the flowers, etc.

Graveyard Masses

Mass will be celebrated in the Church Graveyard on Friday, July 19. Prayers will be offered also on Friday, July 19, in Tinnock cemetery at 6.45pm.

GAA Family Fun Day

GAA family Fun Day was held on Sunday last in the GAA Field. What a great day it turned out to be – barbecue, tug of war, bouncy castles, juvenile matches, camogie, face painting, boys and girls cupcake competition, many more side shows. And the weather was only beautiful.

Ballingarry Community Development

Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development ltd will hold their AGM on July 29, at 7pm.

Business Course

Millennium Family Resource Centre is running a Full Time E Business Level 5 Course from September 2013 which includes Web Authoring, Entrepreneurial Skills, Communications and Work Experience. Open Interviews on Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, from 10am to 4pm. You must be aged 18 and 35 and in receipt of Social Protection Payment to apply. Contact 0529157992.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, August 4. Bus leaving the Community Centre at 7.45am sharp. Adults €20, children €10. Names to be given to John O’Connell 0529154259, Kathleen Kelly 0529154489 or 0868907883.

Ballingarry GAA

Club Lotto. Lotto No’s: 11-13-18-19. No winner. €40 each: Anna Healy, Foyle. Noelle Goldsboro, Rathroe. E. Wright, Garrynoe. Peter Logue, Grawn. Vicky McGrath, Crohane. Jackpot next week €14,300.


The Pallottine Fathers wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection which amounted to €394.04.

Parish Gathering

In conjunction with the Famine 1848 Walk to The Warhouse, The Commons, and The Larry Wall Fitzpatrick Memorial Festival, we invite you all to join us on the weekend of July 27 and 28. If you have relatives or friends abroad, please invite them home to Ballingarry that weekend to enjoy The Gathering. Check out or the for more details.

Famine 1848 Walk

This year’s Famine 1848 Walk takes places on Saturday, July 27, at 3pm. The Walk will be led by the well known public figure, Dr Martin Mansergh, one of the architects of the peace process. The Walk commemorates all those who died and emigrated during the Great Famine and the 1848 Rising which took place in Ballingarry in the middle of the Famine

. The Walk will begin at the Young Ireland and National Flag monument in The Commons and proceed to the Famine Warhouse, scene of the Rising, now part of the national heritage as a State museum. Dr Mansergh played a key role in saving the Famine Warhouse.

All are welcome to participate in the Walk or at the house. At the end of the Walk, light refreshments will be served from the tea room. The Walk takes place annually, hail, rain or shine, on the last Saturday in July, the day of the Rising. This parish occasion takes place this year as part of the Ballingarry Gathering.

Cúl Camp

Kelloggs Cúl Camp will take place in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry, from July 29 to August 2, from 10am to 2.30pm each day. €55 for first child, €45 for second child and €40 for third and so. You can book online at kelloggscú and use the special code inside to box of Kelloggs cereal to book you place a and get a €5 discount with every code. For further information contact any club officer. Registration night will be in the next few weeks.

Text Alert

Ballingarry Community Text Alert System is now in place. Poles and new signs are being erected. The GPS System is now being used in the Ballingarry Area. If you would like any information or the opportunity to join, please contact 0872444819.

This is a very valuable service that will significantly reduce crime in our area and allow all community members to live in a safer and more secure environment.

Ballylooby Duhill

Ballylooby Castlegrace GAA

Development Draw

Lotto draw on Monday, July 8: no jackpot winner. Lucky numbers drawn were: 5. 6, 9 and 16. One match three winner who will receive €200: Richie Lonergan. Next week’s jackpot €2,000. Thank you for your support.

Juvenile GAA Card Drive

Card Drive is held in Ballylooby Hall every Monday at 8.30pm.

Afternoon Tea

Come and enjoy a cup of afternoon tea/coffee and a chat at the home of Nancy and David Walsh, Ballynamasna, Ballylooby, on Sunday next, July 21, from 2pm to 5pm. Proceeds go towards Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Ethiopia Aid.

Ballylooby Vintage Day

The Annual Vintage Day will be held in Ballylooby (usual venue) on Sunday, August 25 (not July as mentioned last week). Always a great family day out. The organising committee will appreciate any new members and those willing to help will be very welcome. Further details from committee members.

Church Gate Collection

Ballylooby Ladies Club will hold their annual church gate collection in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas Party this Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Ballylooby Church.


The ladies had a very successful day Ttrp to Wexford in the summer sunshine on Saturday, July 6, which included a trip to J.F.K. Homestead in Dunganstown, The Dunbrody Famine Ship New Ross, 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy, and a family garden in Clonroche.

The day concluded with dinner in the company of Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House Hotel, Arthurstown.

Fianna Fail C.C.

A meeting of Cahir and Clonmel Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceanntair will take place in Cahir House Hotel Cahir on Friday, July 19, at 8.30pm. This will be our first amalgamated cc meeting with our near neighbours Clonmel following the recent Local Election area boundary changes. This meeting is open to all members.

Date for Diary

Duhill Gala Day will be held on Sunday, September 15 (usual venue).

Liam Lynch Commemoration

The 90th Annual Liam Lynch commemoration will take place at the Liam Lynch Monument this Sunday, July 21. Assemble at the monument at 2.30pm.


Boherlahan Bingo

We invite you to Boherlahan Hall on Monday, July 22, at 8.30pm. Enjoy the tension of four €500 houses, the thrill of checking if it could be yours. A raffle for a hamper and other prizes will all be part of this special night. Proceeds in aid of Pieta House.

Dualla Cemetery Mass

Friday, July 19, at 7pm.


Well done to our U14s on winning a blitz in Ballingarry, beating St. Mollerans, Ballingarry and Urlingford Emeralds. U13s: We beat Fethard in the first round of the U13 championship. They play Moyle Rovers in the second round this coming week. U12s Group B: We have qualified for the Mid Final v. Moyne or Clonakenny after our victory against Loughmore. The full time score was 1-11 to 2-04. Mid final is provisionally fixed for August 11. U12s Group D: Play their Mid Semi Final v Moyne Templetuhohy on July 23.