Askeaton/Ballysteen Jan 25

ASkeaton/ballysteen community council lotto: The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 10 and 19. The lucky dip winners were M Wilmott c/o J McCarthy, Kek Sachdev c/o Josh Sheehan, Mary Flynn c/o AHorrigan, D Tommey c/o D Toomey. Next week’s jackpot is €5,800 and the venue is Top of the Town.

ASkeaton/ballysteen community council lotto: The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 10 and 19. The lucky dip winners were M Wilmott c/o J McCarthy, Kek Sachdev c/o Josh Sheehan, Mary Flynn c/o AHorrigan, D Tommey c/o D Toomey. Next week’s jackpot is €5,800 and the venue is Top of the Town.

Ballysteen lotto draw: The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 19, 24 and 30. The lucky dip winners were Elaine Moran c/o E Moran, Phil Mann c/o P Holland, Marita and Jim c/o J Holland. Next week’s jackpot is €3,500 and the venue is Kennedy’s.

Askeaton GAA lotto: The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 13, 14 and 22. The lucky dip winners were Jack Dore c/o DJ Barrett, Sean O’Keeffe c/o Peg Kenny, J Loughnane c/o J Loughnane, Martin Connery c/o Larry Meade. Promoters prize DJ Barrett. Nex week’s jackpot is €11,400 and the venue is Kennedy’s.

Friends of St Ita’s Hospital: The Friends of St Ita’s Community Hospital wish to thank the collectors and everyone who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection in Ballysteen. The amount collected was €205.99 which will go towards ongoing improvements for patients in St Ita’s.

Breda Shanahan chiropodist: Foot care specialist: available in Cappagh. For appointment telephone 087-6504340 evening and weekends available.

Askeaton/Ballysteen community council christmas draw: The jackpot of €5,600 was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 15 and 27. The lucky dip winners were Marie O’Donnell c/o Ann Goggin, emily Rattle c/o N Allen, Bridget Sheehan c/o Joe Whelan, Kenneth Mortill c/o Ann Goggin, Tommy Kelly c/o Ann Goggin.

Other draws included €100 + wine Jocme Stackpool, €30 + brandy Jacqui Meehan, €50 + wine Maureen Culhane,€30 + whiskey Eunan McDaid, €50 + gin Linda Molyneaux, €30 + bacardi Mary Ranahan, €100 + wine Marie Gallagher, €50 + wine Jimmy O’Donoghue, €50 + wine Waxie c/o Joe McCarthy, €30 + vodka Mike Meskell, €50 + wine Maggie and Tommie, €30 + vodka John Stokes, €50 + wine Ann Dundon, €30 + bacardi Helen Quinn, €100 + wine Emma Gaffney, €30 + whiskey Seamus O’Shaughnessy, €50 + wine John J Loughnane, €30 + brandy Eamon O’Neill, €50 + gin Michael Scanlan Jnr and €100 + wine Sharone Rachel.

Coláiste Mhuire News : Student Well-Being Week: Last week was Student Well-Being week in Coláiste Mhuire. The Student Support Team organised a number of talks and presentations for students. On Monday, Dr Maureen Griffin, presented to all students, on the issues and concerns around the use of mobile phones, social media and cyberbullying. Dr Griffin gave the students practical information on how to stay safe on the Internet and use social media responsibly. Her presentation was most engaging and students found it very interesting and enlightening.

Mr Mike Sullivan from HumourFit used drama most effectively to explore a number of topics with Junior Cycle students. 1st yrs saw The Mighty Bully Brady, a drama centred on bullying issues. 2nd yrs saw Hooked, which dealt with substance abuse and saying no. 3rd yrs saw The Life & Dreams of Joe O’Brien, a drama about mental health issues and peer pressure.

Mr Michael Guerin who works with Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, brought two young men to speak to Transition Year students on how their lives have been affected by Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Students listened in silence as both men gave candid accounts of their lives and experiences. Their message for students is to communicate and seek help when in difficulty and they emphasised that there is so much help out there. We would like to thank both speakers for their honest and frank life stories and wish them well in their recovery.

Ms Oonagh Hogan from AWARE gave a presentation to 6th years on Mental Health. She discussed topics such as Depression, Suicide and Stress.

Mr Eddie Lynch gave a presentation to Transition Year students on Personal Safety. Staying safe was the theme of this talk and Mr Lynch discussed the issues and effects associated with substance abuse, rape and sexual violence.

Ms Josephine Clancy from the S.T.I. clinic in Limerick gave a presentation to 5th years on the topic of sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Parent/Teacher meetings: Parent/teacher meeting for Parents/Guardians of 1st year students will be held on Tuesday 28th January from 4.15pm-6.45pm.

Following from the Gathering July 2013: some funding has been kindly recieved from the Noonan Cagney family U.S.A. to run a community project in Ballingarry. We are asking members of the community for their suggestions over the next two weeks and there are suggestion boxes in the local church, shops and in the Family Rescource Centre. Or people can email their suggestions to sinead@croomfrc.com or call 069 68054. Thank you.