The first fundraiser for Sinead and Sarah O’Neill’s climb of Kilimanjaro for the charity AWARE will be a Table Quiz in Nellie’s on this Thursday, May 5, at 9pm. Tables of four  will be €20 with cash prizes for the winners. There will also be a raffle with spot prizes on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


There was no adult activity last week but we hope to have a senior football championship game against Aherlow this weekend. Elsewhere we have another minor hurling game at home this Wednesday night while our under 16 football combo will have played their semi-final by now. On Sunday afternoon the Galtee/Aherlow under 12 outfit are due to play the league semi-final in Cappawhite and we wish them all the best while their under 14 counterparts have the opening round of the championship on Saturday afternoon.

County Draw

County Draw members should have received their 2010-11 receipts by now and remember that the new draw kicks off on May 20 with a star prize of a Skoda Superb or €30,000. There is a total prize fund of half a million euro over the year and 50% of the proceeds stays in your local club. Please support.


The championship is in full swing now and we have U12 , U14 and U16 teams participating in all competitions. We would like to congratulate Katie Quirke, Rachel Moloney and Aoife Nugent who have been selected for the county U14 team. The girls have played two games already against Limerick and Kerry and won both games. This is great news for the Club. To have players representing the club at county level shows the club is doing a good job and there is football talent in the parish. Also our junior team is still in the developmental stage and we would like to see more girls at the training sessions which are on every Friday evening from 7pm to 8pm in GAA field. A coach and trainer are in place so all we need is more ladies to get involved to make a panel of players, So come on ladies dust off those football boots and why not give it a go and maybe ye might even enjoy it The month of May is always a busy month for football but it also that time of year when all girls have to pay their Registration. The Club is organising a Registration night on Wednesday, May 9, in the GAA centre at 8pm. All girls who want to play football have to pay a registration fee. Please put this date in your diary.


The Rosary will be prayed at the Millennium Stone, Ballough at 7.30pm each evening throughout he month of May.


Knock Summer Festival takes place form June 24 to 26 at Knock Shrine, the three day event will include talks, prayer, workshops, reflection, music etc. Details available from 0904 388100 or 087 6927850.

The 30th anniversary pilgrimage to Medjugorje from September 10 to 17, details from John O’Brien on 061 380614.


Next weekend is the last opportunity to return Trocaire contributions. The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa will speak at all Masses in both churches next weekend. Ecclesia Dei Ireland sung Mass in the traditional rite at Holycross Abbey on Saturday, May 7, at 2.15pm.