Killaloe-Ballina November 30

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ST. ANNE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The annual Career Fair at St. Anne’s Community College will take place on this Thursday, November 28.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ST. ANNE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The annual Career Fair at St. Anne’s Community College will take place on this Thursday, November 28.

This year’s event promises to be one of the most interesting and successful ever organised at the College and will run from 12.30pm. A special session for parents will take place from 12.30pm to 1.20pm when parents/guardians and staff will have an opportunity to attend an exhibition involving some twenty-four third level Colleges.

Parents are strongly urged to attend this exhibition. From 1.20pm to 3.20pm the Career Fair will be open to the College’s students from 3rd year to 6th year and representatives of Youth Support Agencies will also attend a part of St. Anne’s ‘school wellness’ project. Volunteers from the local business community will provide details on job qualifications, training etc.

Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Walsh from Intel Ireland will address students in the Commerce Room at 2.15pm.

Fiona Daly, Careers’ Department at St. Anne’s is most grateful to all who have made this Fair possible – educational establishments: youth agencies: local business community: past pupils and parents.

For the past two years students at St. Anne’s Community College have been involved in a project on “Mental Health and Youth well-being” with personnel from Killaloe-Ballina Community and Family Resource Centre. One of the many outcomes of this project is a brochure designed by young people for young people, which they hope to launch at approx. 1pm on this Thursday. The famous Kerry footballer, Colm ‘the Gouch’ Cooper will be in the school on that day to officially open the ‘TY Build a Bank’ and hopefully, he will also launch the Brochure.

Well done to the St. Anne’s Girls’ Public Speaking Team of Eimear Lynch, Aoife Watson and Liswa McDonald, who competed in the Soroptomist Public Speaking Competition in The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis on Sunday, November 17th. Congratulations to Eimear Lynch who went on to win the competition and will now represent the Ennis district in the Regional Finals on February 9th. Congratulations also to Liswa McDonald who was named as substitute should Eimear be unable to compete.

Last week the management and staff at St. Anne’s received the news the three of the class of 2013 received awards on the basis of their excellent Leaving Certificate results: Audrey Chew was awarded an Entrance Exhibition by Trinity College while William Denning and Roisin Healy received Entrance Awards to University College, Dublin. Congratulations to the teenagers and to their teachers and parents.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION: The annual St. Vincent de Paul collection will take place before all Masses in Killaloe, Garraunboy and Bridgetown this coming weekend, November 30th/December 1st. This collection will take place in the Ballina-Boher parish the following weekend. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

NEW SACRISTAN WELCOMED: Pat Mc Leish, Killaloe has been appointed Sacristan in Killaloe Parish Church following the retirement of Josie Geraghty. Josie’s outstanding contribution and commitment over twenty-five years was acknowledged by Fr. James Grace during Sunday Mass. On behalf of all parishioners he wished Josie a speedy return to good health and a happy retirement.

JUMBLE SALE: A jumble sale in aid of Kincora kids Community Childcare new playground, will take place on this Sunday, December 1 from 11am to 2.30pm. A donation from this sale will be sent to Temple Street, Children’s Hospital. Donations of household items, clothing, toys, DVD’s, baby equipment that can be resold, may be dropped off at the Crèche between 8am and 6pm up to this Thursday.

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CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT: The enrolment of the boys and girly preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parish of Killaloe will take place during the 7.30pm Mass on this Saturday night. Parents are requested to attend with their families.

ADVENT FAIR: Raheen Wood Steiner National School and Secondary School (ALFA) will hold its annual Advent Fair on Saturday, November 30th from 12 noon to 4pm. This event, which is open to everyone, attracts people from throughout the region and offers a huge range of activities for all the family.

BALLINA HANDBALL FINALS: Ballina handball club held the finals of their Michael Monaghan memorial tournament on Saturday. In the 3rd/4th place playoff, Mike Gleeson and Conor Bourke beat Ger Monaghan and Karen Monaghan on a scoreline of 21-18, 21-13. In the final, Eric Monaghan and Darren Horan took the honours in a tie-breaker against Alfie Monaghan and Adrian Power on a scoreline of 21-14, 16-21, 21-9. The presentation was made afterwards in Molly’s Bar.

Our Interclub Senior team travelled to Cavan on Saturday to play Ballaghadereen of Mayo in the All Ireland Interclub final. Unfortunately the team was beaten by a very strong Mayo side and finished in runner-up position. The team was Fergal Collins, Mike Carroll, Declan Gleeson, Ger Coonan and David Hickey. Well done to the lads!