Ballylanders, Knockadea, & Glenroe Community Games: Congratulations to Patrick Holian who competed in the All Ireland Recital section and came in fourth overall held in Athlone last weekend. This was a great achievement for Patrick and the local club.
Drive to Survive: A Coffee evening will be held at Helen O Mahony’s Ballyfaskin Ballylanders on this Friday evening 31st may @ 530pm-830pm in conjunction with fundraising for Drive to Survive, the John Gallahue Galtee Mountain Boy Trust Fund for Cancer Care Ltd. All contributions big or small would be welcome. Every euro counts, refreshments will be provided along with a bouncy castle to entertain the children.
An informal gathering of the officers and supporters of the above Committee will be held in Gallahues on Sunday evening next June 2nd beginning with a kiddies disco at 5pm with a guest appearance by Voice of Ireland winner Keith Hanley displaying his “HIP HOP” dancing skills. Following at 630pm a barbecue and bouncy castle for the kiddies, all welcome young and old. Countdown for Drive to Survive is only 9 weeks away, looking forward to your support.
Death: The death of Maureen Claridge main street Ballylanders took place at a Cork nursing home after an illness bravely borne. The deceased was a native of Blackpool Cork. She resided in Ballylanders for several years after acquiring the dwelling house from her uncle the late Ned Ryan. Maureen was a quite dignified and upright lady. The removal took place from O Connors funeral home to Blackpool church for prayers. On Wednesday morning her remains were brought to Ballylanders church for 1130am memorial mass. Internment took place in Ballingarry Cemetery. She is sadly missed by her sister Patricia, relatives & friends. May she rest in peace.
Collection: There was a good response to the schools collection taken up last weekend. Conspicuous by their absence was the school personnel at the collection table, probably due to a funeral in the adjoining parish. A special word of thanks to everyone who contributed.
Cards: 12 games: Ger Leahy & Jim Murphy. 10 games: Kathleen Mc Grath & Mary Howard. Table Prizes: Tom & Nora Clancy, Eoin Howard & Bill Hanley, Molly Donegan & Maureen Kenneally, Tom Sheerin & Breda Moynihan, Tom O Callaghan & Ned Browne. Raffle: Kathleen Fitzgibbon, Joan O Brien, Denny Wallace, Breda Moynihan.
Festival: Knockainy AFC is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a festival this June bank holiday weekend to celebrate youth, sport & community. They have come together with Bruff RFC pavilion to use their excellent facilities. Program of events for the weekend, Friday may 31st Jimmy Buckley & his band, doors open @ 830pm. Sat June 1st @ 1pm 5km Fun Run / walk, 10km Run, 2pm Family Fun Day, 8pm Poker Classic. Sun 2nd June 1pm Food Craft Fair, 3pm Monster Bingo €2000 Jackpot, 9pm Parish Social music by Nightfall & Friends. Monster Raffle all weekend draw on Sunday night @ 10pm. Tickets are now on sale for the main attraction Jimmy Buckley & his band on May 31st at Bruff RFC. Book your tickets at the office on 087-1553449 or visit www.Knockainyafc for more details.