Pageant: Christmas eve mass was very much enriched by the local school children depicting the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was a scene enjoyed by the full house attendance with all the children from the youngest to the oldest playing their part. A special word of thanks must be accorded to their teachers and staff for the high standard of acting involved.
Once again at the heart of the Epiphany on January 6th the children were present to perform the scene of the three wise men arriving to offer gold frankincense & myrrh to celebrate the birth of our saviour. There is a certain amount of controversy about school opening on that day. It is nice to see, apart from the celebration, the school children present thereby enlarging the attendance. The children playing the part were much to be admired.
Death : The death of William Kelly took place in Tullamore Co. Offaly recently. Billy as he was affectionately known to many of his older friends was a member of the well-known Kelly family from Ballybrien, played with the Ballylanders footballers in his earlier years. Requiem mass and interment took place in Tullamore. He is sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, Brother Tommy, Sisters Josie Davern, Mary Wallace, and Kathleen Crawford, nephews, nieces, relatives, extended family and friends.
Sympathy: is also extended to Mary Hogan, Church Glen on the death of her husband Billy Hogan a native of Anglesboro.
Bally AFC Lotto: is now at €12, 800 after last Monday nights draw with the numbers drawn being 3, 4, 11, 23 having no winner and the lucky dips going to Linda Martin c\o Ciaran, Bob Mc Eniry c\o Mace, Maura Bourke c\o Post Office. The club would like to say thanks for your continued support and wish everyone a happy and peaceful new year.
Fixtures for this coming weekend, junior men are away to Moyross on Sunday at 2pm.
Progressive 45: at the Day care Teresa Quinn & Bridie Maloney, Liam O Brien & Kathleen Fitzgibbons, Ger Leahy & Tom Davern.
Table Prizes: Anne Cleary & Geraldine Noonan, Pascal Noonan & Denny Wallace, Paddy & Peggy Luddy, Frances Fitzgerald & John Crilly, Molly Donegan & Maureen Kenneally, Fr. Jimmy O Donnell & Bridget Fitzgerald.
Raffle: Moss Hanley, Denny Wallace, Ned Browne, Paddy Luddy.
Thanking you for your support, cards every Wednesday night @ 845pm.
Thank you and happy New Year.