Ballyporeen

Fianna Fail A.G.M.

Fianna Fail A.G.M.

The annual general meeting of Ballyporeen Fianna Fail cummann was held on Friday night last April 27th. A large crowd attended the meeting which was held in conjunction with the Araglin cummann - present on the night were Councillor Michael Anglim and P.J. English, chairman of Cahir Comharle Ceanntair who addressed the meeting on local and national issues. Councillor Anglim informed the meeting that the Ballyporeen,Burncourt water scheme upgrading would commence in May. The following officers were elected for the coming year - President, Paddy Mackin; Chairman, Frank Mackin; Vice chairman, Jim McGrath; Hon,secretary Tom Kenneally; Treasurer, Nora Kenneally. A question and answer session followed. Votes of sympathy were passed and the meeting was then adjourned. The annual church gate collection will be held this coming weekend, Saturday May 5 and Sunday 6.

Ladies Football

Our registration took place on Sunday last and there was a good turnout, however if there is anyone that hasn’t paid we would appreciate if you could do so as soon as possible .

Parents Council

Scoil Teampall Toinne Parents council will be holding a sponsored walk on Sunday May 20 at 2pm in Glengarra woods. All funds raised will go towards the subsidising of this year’s school tours. Each family will be given one sponsorship card to fill these will be distributed in the coming week, we are hoping to secure prizes for a raffle of those who sponsor the children and also a prize for all children who fill their card. Goody bags donated by Tesco, Mitchelstown will be distributed to all children who take part in the walk,

We had a very good response to our swimming which started on Friday last. We are also running arts and crafts classes for junior and senior classes for the eight weeks that swimming lessons are taking place. We will be reminding you all of the sponsored walk nearer the time and look forward to your support on the day.

Sympathy

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Carmel and Pat Clancy and family, Dangan, Ballyporeen on the sad loss of Carmel’s mother who passed away during the week - may she rest in peace.

Sponsored walk

Well done to everyone who took part on the 10km sponsored walk on Sunday last. The walk started at Doon cross and took us through some beautiful countryside and down into the mountain to return back to our starting place. The walk was organised by the Finn family, Araglin and the Mills family, Ballyduff and all proceeds go to the Irish cancer society. The walk was very well supported and well done to the Finn family for the very welcome refreshments both at the halfway stage and at the finish.

Knockmealdown Active Group

The group are holding a fundraising 90km cycling event on this Sunday May 6 taking in a tour of the Knockmealdowns. Registration at 9pm at Ardfinnan community hall,tour starting at 10am sharp, entry fee per cyclist E15. Event will pass through Clogheen, Ballyporeen, Kilworth. Ballyduff, Lismore, Cappoquin, Newcastle and finish at Ardfinnan. We would ask that you would show your support for the cyclist when they are passing through Ballyporeen. For local info contact Jim O’Brien @087 2490089 .or jimobrien15@gmail.com.