Training continues every Saturday morning for u6’s and u8’s at 11am. New members always welcome.

Our u10’s travelled to Dr. Morris Park on Saturday last for a county hurling blitz where they played three very competitive games against Kilruain Mac Donagh, Holy Cross and St. Marys. They won all their games. Well done lads.

Our u12’s played a challenge against St. Pat’s last week in Cloneen in hurling and had a good win. U14’s had no matches last week but are due to play a lot of games in the coming week.

U16’s had a busy week last week playing football which saw them first of all in a play-off against St. Pats in Killenaule last Tuesday evening. Ballingarry came out on top in a great game of football which saw them progress to the semi-final against Ballylooby on Thursday evening in Marfield. That was another brilliant game which had to go into extra time when both sides finished level on 1-06 apiece. They played 10 mins each half extra time and Ballingarry came out winners on a final score of 1-10 to 1-07. It would be hard to pick out individual best players that evening because every single person on that team gave it their all.

On Sunday last we travelled to Fethard to take part in the South Final against Cahir. Things didn’t go our way that day and unfortunately we were beaten on a score of 1-03 to 0-01. Hard luck lads and hopefully we’ll have better luck in the hurling. Well done to Cahir and we wish them the best of luck in the County Semi Final.

Don’t forget to keep collecting the Lucozade Sport bottle caps and drop them into our local schools or shops in the designated buckets. Contact Miriam Walton on 086-2612200 if you require anything from the GAA shop.

BALLINGARRY SECONDARY SCHOOL Ballingarry Secondary School Transition Year Play will take place in the Abbeymill, Fethard on May 18 and 19. Tickets €E10 and €E8 are available at the school or at the door on the night.


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

Are you currently unemployed and living in Slieveardagh area? Compass Employmnet Support Service- Range of services include: One to one mediation and signposting service. Explore your welfare to work options. Explore further education & training options. Interview preparation, CV preparation, Career direction advice, Supports individuals in exploring employment opportunities. Compass is free and available to you if you are unemployed. For more details contact Angela, Slieveardagh C.I.T.E 052-9154896.


The May get together is on Thursday, May 17, in the Community Centre at 2.30p.m.. Come along for a Bingo game, afternoon tea and a sing song.


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 Ballingarry Community Games Church Gate Collection will take place on May 19 and 20.


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 & 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. This is a great opportunity for people to brush up on their dancing skills for the upcoming Ceili to be held at the weekend celebrations of June 30/July.


Ballingarry Tidy Towns meeting at 9p.m. in Jimmy’s on Friday, May 18. Only a few weeks left before judging of our efforts. There is still a lot of work still to be done, so all help will be greatly appreciated. We would like to thank all those who have volunteered their time so far. Improvements to date are evident, and being commented on. At the end of May, we are hoping to organise a general parish-wide weekend clean-up, where the residents of each road / area will be expected to play their part.


Anyone wishing to order tickets for the Tipp V Limerick game in Thurles on Sunday, May 27, please contact Club Secretary before May 19 at 087 2104539.


Ballingarry Community Centre is inviting tenders for work to the Community Centre regarding; (a) Spray Foam Insulation and Roof leak repair. (b) Alterations to Heating System. All written quotes to be sent to Anna Gleeson, Secretary, Ballingarry Community Centre, Or phone John McNamara at 052 9154669 for viewing purposes. All who tender must be registered and have appropriate insurance.


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, for details contact Alice Teehan 052-9154900.


Folk group meets every Monday night in the sacristy meeting room at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.