Ballylanders Dec 7

Village Park: A big thank you to everyone who turned up to our Christmas celebrations in the village park over the weekend. To our many volunteers who helped out over the two days, Fas workers who put Santa’s grotto in place and took it down again. To Santa a big thank you from everyone young and old, hope to see you again next year. Winners of our raffle were as follows; 1st prize Hamper Carmel Ahern O.P.Tce. 2nd prize Family pass to Tayto Park Tony O Donnell Spittle

Village Park: A big thank you to everyone who turned up to our Christmas celebrations in the village park over the weekend. To our many volunteers who helped out over the two days, Fas workers who put Santa’s grotto in place and took it down again. To Santa a big thank you from everyone young and old, hope to see you again next year. Winners of our raffle were as follows; 1st prize Hamper Carmel Ahern O.P.Tce. 2nd prize Family pass to Tayto Park Tony O Donnell Spittle

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.

Bally AFC Lotto: is now @ €12,400 after last Monday night’s draw at Mc Dermott’s with the numbers drawn 3, 4, 7, 24 not won and the lucky dip winners being Patsy Higgins c\o Premier, Peg Murphy c\o Nellie, Paul O Regan c\o Takeaway. Again the club thanks you all for your continued support, if you’re not in you can’t win so take a chance and purchase a ticket at most local business premises.

Christmas party: There was an enjoyable Christmas party held at the Day Care centre last week with an excellent meal provided by the voluntary staff. The evening ended with music provided by Dave Mulcahy. The next local Christmas party will be held in the Fir grove hotel Mitchelstown on Sunday December 15th for the Ballylanders community, names to be given in at the Post Office to Mary or Martina or members of the Day Care committee. Music is by the ever popular Duo, Mick Hoare \Willie O Mahony. Winners of the raffle @ the Day care Padjo Casey Kilfinane, Ann English Kilfinane, Mary Kirby Ballylanders, Maureen O Connor Kilfinane, John Sheehan Ballyorgan, Bridget Spillane Kilbeheny, Mary O Rourke Ballylanders, Nora Morrissey Martinstown, Willie O Mahony Ballylanders, Mary Mc Carthy Glenroe.

Progressive 45: 11 games: Pat Raleigh at Larry English

10 games: John Crilly and Rita Corbett

Table prizes: Bridget Fitzgerald and Partner, Maureen Donegan and Maureen Kenneally, Mary Howard andJim Fox, Mick Kearney and Denny Wallace.

Raffle: John Sheehan, Kathleen Fitzgibbon, Pat Raleigh.

Micheal Martin T.D. leader of Fianna Fail will be visiting Ballylanders on December 13 at 4pm approx. continuing on to Galbally and finally to Anglesboro at 8pm in the community centre where he will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Liam Lynch and give a talk on same. All are welcome, tea and refreshments will be served afterwards.