Deaths: When the news of the death of Patricia Crilly was announced it was received with sorrow and regret amongst the parish and wider community. Her death took place at the Mid-Western Hospital after a long illness borne with courage and fortitude. Patsy as she was known was a member of the McGrath family from Bruree where she met her husband John who was stationed there as a member of An Garda Siochana. She was a very gentle upright compassionate person always interested in the welfare of the community. The removal took place from her home to the Church of the Assumption. Following Requiem mass celebrated by Fr. Breen P.P. assisted by Fr. John O Neill internment took place in the local cemetery. As the coffin bearing her remains was leaving the church there was a downpour of rain, there is an old saying for blessed is the corpse the rain falls on. The very representative at her funeral obsequies bore testimony to her standing amongst the parish and to the Crilly family. She is sadly missed by her husband John, son Sean, daughter Geraldine, daughter & son in law, grandchildren, sisters, relatives and a large circle of friends. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-ainm. May she rest in peace.
The death of Michael Browne is deeply regretted by the many people who came in contact with him at the cards in the day-care every Wednesday night after a short illness.
Healing mass: A large attendance at the Healing mass was had on Monday night last in what was deemed a very reflective occasion while in the company of one and all.
Bally AFC: would like to thank all who participated in our annual fun run/walk on Sunday last with up to eighty entries, a special word of thanks to all who volunteered their spare time to help with stewarding, catering, baking, registration etc. and to Richard who kindly lent us the electronic clock for the benefit of our runners. Recent lotto results last week’s jackpot of €10,600 was not won and the numbers drawn were 5, 15 18 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Ballylanders village park c\o Mace, Margaret O Donnell c\o Nellie, Tony Condon c\o Kingdom. This week’s jackpot of €10,700 was not won and the numbers drawn were 11,15,25,27 with the lucky dip winners being Kiara Sheehan c\o Premier, Jane Tobin c\o Ciaran, Tom English Cullane c\o Nellie. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,800 & tickets can be purchased at most business premises in the village and again thank you for your continued support. Enjoy the Pattern and we wish Stephen Walsh and the entire Limerick panel on Sunday the very best of luck.
Pattern Day: Following on a great Pattern Day packed with Activities the fun continues into the weekend with the Dog show taking place in the village park on Friday night at 730pm. Music continues into the wee hours in the “Outback “with Declan Ryan followed by “DJ Johno”. Saturday will have a great range of underage matches in the GAA pitch. Pattern Bingo in the Day-care @ 830pm. On Sunday the well known and loved Lambert puppet theatre present “Puppet Circus” in Gallahues hall with two shows at 12noon and 315pm duration of 45 minutes each, suitable for all age groups.
45 Progressive at the Day-care: 11 games; Jim Fox & Mary Howard
9 games; Ann Cleary & Jerome Noonan
8 games : Denny Morrissey & Jim English, Teresa Quinn & Jackie Roche, Pat & Peggy Luddy, Tom O Callaghan & Ned Browne Ann O Connell & Rita Corbett
Table prizes: Bill Hanley & Eoin Howard, Carmel Quish & Billy Walsh, Deirdre Browne & Tom Sheehy, Pascal & Liam Noonan, Gary Heenan & John Sheehan.
Raffle; Peggy Luddy, Billy Burke, Pauline Mc Grath, Catherine O Donovan.
Drive to Survive
A large crowd is expected to greet the volunteers when they return on Pattern evening at 7pm after travelling the country on the funds for Cancer drive. The children will release an amount of balloons to greet the travellers. .