Community News - Ardfinnan, Annacarty, Ballingarry, Ballymac, Ballylooby



Commnity Council

Ardfinnan Community Council AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 8pm also on the night Francis Carrigan will be showing a documentary that was made in 1974 on the Mill in Ardfinnan. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night.


Ceili and old time dancing has resumed in the Community Centre on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

Pioneer Social

Waterford and Lismore Diocesan Council of The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association are holding a Sunday Dinner and an Afternoon of Music and Dancing in The Gold coast Hotel , Dungarvan on Sunday, November 10.

Dinner at 2pm. Music and dancing until 6pm. Music by Tony Egan. Tickets €25. For further details and booking contact Denis Taylor 052 61 25090.


The Ardfinnan Community Council would like to extend it sympathies to the family of the late Thomas O’Mahoney who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Fianna Fail John Brennan Cumann
There was sadness and shock among Cumman members when we learned of the passing of former Minister and T.D, Noel Davern Noel was a great support to the Ardfinnan Cumann over the years and also a great friend to the late Michael Anglim. He was a proud member of Fianna Fail throughout his life and will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Anne-Marie, sons Don and Marc, daughter Davina, sister Noreen Dougan and extended family in their loss.


Annacarty NS Parents Association with Tipperary Gospel Choir will host a Fundraising Evening in St. Brigid’s Church, Annacarty on Sunday, November 24, at 7.30pm to raise funds for the school and Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. Refreshments served afterwards in the Parish Hall. Tickets €10, to purchase contact 71566 or 0876359334.

Eire Og Annacarty GAA
Fixture: (Subject to change). Under 21 Hurling: West semi-final v Galtee Rovers Sunday, November 10 in STP, Tipperary at 12pm. Race Night: The Eire Og club will be hosting a Fund-Raising Race Night on Friday, November 22, in Jerry Jack’s Bar, Annacarty. Price for a horse is €10, available from all committee members and players.


Old School, The Commons
A.G.M. Friday, November 8, 8pm. We would like to invite anyone who is interested in helping us develop events and activities in the school . Music lessons are held in the Old School for adults and children in banjo, bodhran, accordian, tin whistle, on Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm. Guitar lessons on Friday, €5 per lesson. We have tin whistles to buy in the school and a limited number of guitars, bodhrans and banjos to rent at €5 per week. Childrens Step Dancing on Fridays at 5.15pm and Adult Set Dancing on Mondays at 8.30pm. New dancers welcome.

Old Church Cemetery
The Rosary will be offered in the Old Church Cemetery after Mass next Sunday, November 10, for all those buried there.
The Annual Parish Raffle will take place on December 8.

Christmas Fair

Mohober National School is holding a Christmas Fair and fun afternoon for all on Sunday, November 24, from 2pm to 5pm in the school. Included on the day will be many handmade crafts, home baking, children’s table quiz and a children’s entertainer. Complimentary tea and coffee.

Coolquill Athletic Club 
AGM on Saturday, November 9, at the clubhouse, near Delaney’s Cross, Killenaule Road, at 8.30 pm. New members welcome.

Flu vaccine

Flu vaccine is now available in Ballingarry Health Centre by appointment with practice nurse. The HSE recommends flu vaccine for all those over 65 years as well as younger people with chronic illnesses. It is also recommended for people with close regular contact with pigs or poultry.

Shoe Box Appeal

If you would like to fill a shoebox for a child in need it can be left into the sacristy or any school. Contact 9154972.

Lios na mBroc N.S.

Congratulations to our U13 school football team which prevailed against strong opposition (Carrick-on-Suir Gaelscoil) to win the Divisional final. They played with great skill, commitment and team spirit. They have now qualified to play the county final v Borrisokane N.S. on Tuesday, November 12, in the Ragg.


Family Fun Day

In aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Puppet show, balloon modelling, magic show, face painting and raffle. Sunday, November 17, from 3pm to 5pm in Ballymacarbry Community Centre. Admission €5 per person or family ticket €20.

AED/ Basic Life Support Training.
This course will take place in Ballymacarbry Community Centre. This course is aimed at both individuals whom have done the course previously and those who would like to acquire a new skill. The course is run over one night and takes approx three hours. There is no cost for this course and is confined to people living in the Ballymacarbry/ Fourmilewater and Nire areas. If you are interested in refreshing your skills please choose one of the dates and contact 0526185483 (between 9am and 12noon, Monday to Friday): Thursday, November 14; Tuesday, November 19; Tuesday, November 26; Tuesday, December 3. All classes 7pm to 10pm.

Table Quiz

Ballymacarbry Tidy Towns Table Quiz will take place in Doocey’s Bar on Thursday, November 14, at 9pm. Table of four €20.

Sale of Work

Ballymacarbry Community Centre annual Sale of Work and visit from Santa will take place on Sunday, December 1, at 2pm.

Ballymacarbry Gym

As of November 1st the gym will have a new trainer on site from 6.15pm - 9.30pm, Mon - Fri. Providing fitness classes, Personal Training, Fitness Programmes, Nutritional Advice and Guidance. “Drop a Dress Size” Club and Circuit Training classes starting the 2nd week in November. For more information please contact Ronan at

Ballymacarbry Ladies Football Club
On Sunday, November 3, Ballymacarbry Minors faced Ballysaggart in the Minor D County Final. This was a thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable game throughout with 10 goals in total scored between the two teams. Ballymacarbry had a narrow lead of 2 points at the half time break. The midfield partnership of Lauren Guiry and Laura Mulcahy really drove the team on in the second half cutting through the Ballysaggart defence time and time again and at one stage Ballymacarbry held a 13 point lead. The Ballysaggart girls never gave up and cut that lead to 6 points and prove for a very exciting finish. Ballymacarbry held on and won 5-10 to 5-4. There were many outstanding performances on the day from the team, one being from Maeve Ryan who dominated the left wing all day and set up numerous attacks. From Kayleigh Tobin who was solid in goals and delivered great kick outs to Sinéad O’Meara, Becky Hogan, Méabh Kennedy and Muireann Boyce every girl played superbly and made for a strong defence that was needed to stop the dangerous Ballysaggart forwards. The midfield partnership of Lauren Guiry and Laura Mulchay were outstanding and ran all day contributing greatly to the scoreboard with a goal each among other scores. In the forward sector Kelly McGrath played a captains role and led the team by example scoring 2 crucial goals. Beckie Desmond was always dangerous and scored a great goal when the teams were very close to keep the Ballymacarbry girls in contention, Chloe Desmond, Clodagh Kelly, Becky Maunsell, Jade Condon –O’Grady and Cliona Murphy all played brilliantly to secure the win for their team. The introduction of Mairéad Boyce at halftime was a huge boost and she made a great contribution in the second half. Missing on the day was Shauna Hewitt.

Ballylooby Duhill

Ballylooby/Castlegrace GAA 
Development Lotto. Results October21. Numbers drawn: 6, 10, 11 & 15. No jackpot winner. 8 match three winners receive €25: Anne O’Brien, Kitty Clancy, Vicki O’Sullivan, Eoghan Doolan, Irene O’Dwyer, Caitriona Morrissey, Anna Sampson, James Halley Next week’s jackpot €2,400 the club extends their thanks for your continued support,
Juvenile GAA Card Drive. The card drive in aid of the juvenile GAA Club continues every Monday night in Ballylooby Community Hall at 8.30pm
Juvenile AGM: Friday, December 6, club house at 8pm. This is a very important meeting as it reviews the year gone by and helps to prepare for the year ahead. This year the Top Table will be stepping down so its vital that a good attendance is present. Nomination forms for the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be available on the club’s Facebook page or from Steven Morgan. All nominations must be received by Steven Morgan no later than Wednesday, December 4, and can be emailed to the club email address 

Ballylooby Ladies Club
The Ladies Club will hold their monthly meeting in Ballylooby Community Hall on Wednesday, November 6, at 8pm. All the members are asked to attend

Parent and Toddler Group 
The Parent and toddler group are back after their break and next Monday, November 11, they will meet in the Hall Ballylooby at 10.30am and also on the following week, November 18, same venue

Brian Borus Camogie
Congratulations to our U12s who beat Lorrha in their semi-final. They play the final this weekend in the Ragg against Moneygal. Our U14s were beaten by a strong Ballingarry team in their final. Thanks to Liam, Noreen and Leslie for looking after the team all year

Annual Novena Masses
Will commence in Duhill Church on this Wednesday, November 6, at 7.30pm and continue both in Ballylooby and Duhill through the remainder of the week and conclude in Duhill on Wednesday, November 13.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Johnny O’Donnell, Ballyporeen and late of Clogheenafishogue, Ballylooby.