BALLINGARRY LADIES FOOTBALL
There will be a table quiz in Jimmy’s, Friday next, May 25, at 9p.m. Please support by attending on the night. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the House.
LARRY WALL-FITZPATRICK CELEBRATIONS
This year the Larry Wall Celebrations will take place in The Commons village on Sunday, June 3, commencing at 2pm. The local organising committee and extended Wall-Fitzpatrick families welcome all who wish to join them in The Commons to come along and join in the festivities. Those who play music, dance a step or sing a song, don’t forget your instrument. The venue is Webster’s Lounge, The Commons. There will be a marquee and platform outdoors. Danny Webster, well known singer and musician will entertain.
It is 27 years since Larry Wall-Fitzpatrick was first honoured when a memorial in his honour was unveiled in The Commons village on Sunday, May 12, 1985, and a musical commemoration was held in his beloved native village. Since that very special event, Larry’s memory has been kept alive, not alone by his musical friends and family, but by his legendary prowess as a fine traditional musician. His last resting place at the high ground in Ballingarry Cemetery is a place of pilgrimage for the many who revered his music and integrity.
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS COURSE
Millennium Family Resource Centre Glengoole will be commencing another Fetac Level 4 Applied Employment Skills course commencing in the autumn. If you are in receipt of a social protection payment and are interested in participating on this course please contact Anne or Josephine on 052 – 9157992
COMPASS EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICE - Compass is free and available to you if you are unemployed. For more details contact Angela, Slieveardagh C.I.T.E 052-9154896 Ext.1. BALLINGARRY COMMUNITY GAMES
Well done to our u-10 football team who had a great win over Powerstown in their 1st round. Our u-11 hurlers got a walkover against Drangan in their first round and are now through to the next round. Our u-14 camogie team had a fine win over Cahir and are through to the South Final against Cashel. Our skittles teams are out in the County finals on June 9. We also have a girls basketball team entered and this will be played over the next couple of weeks in Moyle Rovers GAA Complex. If any child is interested in competing in athletics, please contact Mary at 9154484.
THE OLD SCHOOL, THE COMMONS
The Old School are having their official opening on Saturday, June 30. A weekend of celebrations is in the planning stage, which includes a Vintage Car and Tractor Display on Sunday, July 1, followed by an evening of music to honour our great bodhran player, Roundy Lawlor. Ceili and set dance classes for adults and teenagers are taking place in the school on Monday nights from 9pm to 10.30pm.
The Commons Community Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2012 catering for children aged 2yrs 6mths to 5 years ECCE, CETS and reduced rates for families receiving social welfare payments, contact Alice Teehan 052-9154900.
WEEKEND CLEAN UP
Ballingarry Parishis having a parish-wide weekend clean up challenge from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27. This is being organised by the Tidy Towns Committee. Each household, business and landowner is expected to assist. Photos from this event will be sent to RTE’s Show “Dirty Old Towns”. This is “National Volunteer Week” and Tidy Towns are looking for more volunteers to assist in the clean-up. Time is not on our side as judging commences on June 1. We meet on Saturday mornings at 10am at the Cross and on Wednesday evenings at 6pm.
Thanks to Michael Lyons who sponsored a set of jerseys for the Ballingarry Senior Hurling Team.
Our U14 girls had a great win last Tuesday night in the Ragg against Portroe. It was a very exciting match with the final score 2-3 to 1-4. The camogie club is having a clothes collection on Saturday, June 2. Clothes can be dropped off at the parish hall between 11am and 1pm.
Well done to the U8’s who travelled to Durlas Óg on Saturday last to take part in a County Hurling Blitz. They drew 2 and lost 1 match and played very well in all the matches. Next blitz for u8’s is on June 30. Training continues for u6’s and 8’s on Saturday morning at 11am in Ballingarry. New members are always welcome. Next blitz for u10’s is June 9. Some of our u10 and 12 panel took part in an u11 Community Games hurling last Wednesday evening in Ballingarry against Cashel and were unfortunately beaten by a stronger side. Our u14 were busy last week with football playing and defeating Kilsheelin last Thursday evening in Ballingarry and they travelled to Carrick on Saturday where they had another great win against the Swan. Contact Miriam Walton on 086-2612200 if you require anything from the GAA shop.
Prayer Meeting at Presentation Sisters, The Commons, on Tuesday, May 22, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Folk group meets every Monday night in the sacristy meeting room at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.