Day care centre AGM: On Thursday night February 6 at 8.30pm the AGM of the day care centre will take place with the call going out for new volunteers to come on board and give of their time to lend a helping hand.
Saint Patrick’s Day parade: A meeting will take place in Gallahues bar next Monday night February 3rd @ 830pm. It is asked that each club or organisation in the parish have a representative or two present at this meeting to discuss and arrange events on the day and also help improve on last year’s successful occasion. The call goes out stewards to also volunteer on the day, thank you in anticipation as many hands make light work.
Ladies football: Registration night @ presentation of medals will take place on this Saturday night @ 630pm in the Day care.
Bally AFC: This week’s lotto results, Numbers drawn: 9, 13, 16 & 28. No winner, next week’s jackpot €13,100. Lucky dip winners: Jimmy Morrissey C/O Nellie, Tom & Jason Tobin C/O Ciaran, Mark Ahern C/O Mace. Tickets on sale in all local shops, pubs & post office. Thank you for your continued support
Fixtures for this weekend: Schoolboy’s u12 away verses Holycross @ 11am, u14 away verses Knoackainy @ 11am, u16 home verses Cullen\Donohill @ 1230pm
Junior men away Sunday verses Northside @ 2pm
Death: The death of Kitty Martin, Ballybrien took place at her residence at an advanced age. The deceased was a very gentle, humble and unassuming lady. She had a great love of nature and animals as could be seen from her array of flowers. A member of the well-known Chamberlain family, she was predeceased by her three brothers one of whom Joe was a well-known local poet. Her remains were removed from her residence for requiem mass in the church of the Assumption Ballylanders celebrated by Fr. Tom Breen, Fr. John Dunne, Fr. Willie Hennessy, and Fr. David Gunne Portmagee. Internment took place in the local cemetery. The very large attendance both at the reposing at her residence, Requiem mass and the final farewell bore testimony to the popularity of the Martin Family. She is sadly missed by her husband Ben, sons Ben, Jack, Seamus, daughters Joan, Kitty, Jacinta, brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grand children, relative’s neighbours and friends. May the green sward of your adopted parish rest lightly on your mortal remains, ar dheis De go raibh a h-ainm Dilis, may she rest in peace.
Church funds: Fr. Tom Breen P.P. gave parishioners a detailed account of monies raised and costs incurred for the year gone 2013. He thanked all who had contributed to the basket collections at weekend Masses for the running costs of the church and also the Roof collection.
Progressive 45 at the Day care: Winners John Crilly, Eoin Howard, Tom Davern, Peggy Mc Grath, Ger Leahy, Peadar Hyland, Peg, Patsy Luddy, Francis Fitzgerald and Sean Howard.
Table prizes: Ann Cleary, Geraldine Noonan, Batt Hegarty, Partners, Mick Kearney, Dinny Wallace, Mary Howard and Jim Fox.
Raffle: Peggy Mc Grath, Mick Kearney, Dinny Wallace, Mary Finn.
Ballylanders & District Special Needs Association : Are organising our trip to Lourdes in June 2014 from the 16 – 21, anyone interested in travelling with us are asked to contact the following with your details Monica at 087-4138472, John at 087-7584969, or Margaret at 087-7773684, thank you.