Art exhibition : As part of the white river fest there will be an art exhibition in the resource centre in Loughill. Anyone wishing to display their art, photos, crafts etc can drop them into the centre from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Friday evening or from 11.00 a.m. Saturday. For further information please contact Edel on 087-7677250.
Congratulations: Bally Rovers AFC would like to congratulate four of their youths players namely Dara Noonan, Dara Fennessy, Jim Liston and Gavin Fitzgerald who represented Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton in the munster U17 final last week in Blarney against Dunmanway Community College. Colaiste Mhuire won the game on a score line of four goals to three thus ensuring that the school won their first ever U17 Munster Title. All four played exceptionally well but the hero on the day was definitely Dara Noonan with a man of the match performance scoring a hat trick.
Best of Luck: Bally Rovers would like to wish the best of luck to Jonathan O’ Sullivan current U12 player who is part of the Limerick Desmond U12 Inter League squad who play Cork in the Munster U12 Inter League final in Killarney next Sunday at 2.00 p.m. Jonathan has scored four goals en-route to the final so hopefully he can continue in the rich vein of form.
Historical Tour of Ballyhahill: The Thomond Historical and Archaeological Society will undertake a tour of Ballyhahill visiting the historic monuments, sites and buildings this Sunday April 28th. The tour begins at the church at 2.45 p.m. All are welcome.
White River Fest: The fun and games will begin on Friday night May 3rd with the finals of the Darts Competition running, culminating in a grand finale at The Angler Rest in Loughill. Running at the same time at the White River Fest Marquee in the club field will be a Teen Disco catering for secondary school pupils. All youth groups/schools welcome.
Saturday May 4th will see a packed schedule all day beginning at midday with an Art Expo at the Loughill Resource Centre running until 5.00 p.m. There will be displays of exotic wildlife and fish from 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. in the marquee with thanks to Limerick Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue running at the same time as the very popular Vintage/Classic Car, Tractor & motorbike rally. There will be a full bar and refreshments at the marquee at this event. At the same time there is a Ceili Mor running from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall with music from the ever popular TAYLOR’S CROSS, admission €10.
From 7.30 p.m. onwards Saturday night music lovers will have an opportunity to enjoy a WREN COMPETITION where 5 teams may enter. Team fee is €100 and the winner takes all. First prize of €500!!! The night will culminate with Limerick band THE HUMBUCKER FRESHMEN who will play the night away with a mixture of live Rock/Country/Trad Rock into the early hours. Full bar and admission is only €10.
Sports Family Fun Day: Sunday the 5th there will be a sports family fun day at the GAA grounds. Just to mention some of the highlights from last year – you will have the sheaf tossing, tug-o-war game, novelty games, races, BBQ, Ice-cream, stalls, fun for all not least the rematch of the amusing and sartorially questionable over/35’s White River Football Final.
Later that evening to settle all that dust the Barn dance will be held at the WRF marquee from 9.00 p.m. with well known Limerick rock group ESCAPADE supported by D J CONOR MAC playing into the early hours. Full late bar Admission €15.
Finally to get the cultural balance right on the Bank Holiday Monday afternoon a number of local secondary schools will assemble from 1pm to 4pm to take part in a choral recital at Loughill Church. This will be a fitting musical end to what is hoped will be a great local festival where everyone, especially those returning for The Gathering are most welcome.
Information on the festival is available on Facebook (White River Fest) and anyone wishing to have stalls or trade events are asked to call 087-3584003 for details.
Bally Rovers: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill Wednesday night last 17th. April. The numbers drawn were as follows: 5, 7, 13, 25:
Lucky Dip Winners: €75 Leanne King, Knocknaboula, Foynes; €30 Peggy Kelly, Loughill; €30 Wayne Fitzgerald, South Cappa, Foynes and €30 Mike-Aileen-Sarah c/o Coleen, Athea.
10 Free Tickets: Iggy Cullen:
Promoter’s: Oliver Curtin,
The jackpot this week is €19,200 and the draw was held at Bardini’s Bar in Shanagolden Tuesday night last 23rd. April
Gerald Griffin’s Lotto: Results April 15.
There was no winner of the €5,000 jackpot at the draw which took place at The Knockdown Arms Sunday night last 21st. April.
The numbers drawn: 14, 16, 19, 30:
Lucky Dip Winners: €80 Tim Dalton, Ballyhahill; €35 Stephen Quinlivan, Ballyhahill; €35 Helen Hayes, Mohernagh, Ballyhahill and €20 Patsy O’Connell, Finnoe, Ballyhahill.
Promoter’s Prize: Con Ambrose.
The jackpot next week will be €5,100 and the draw will be held at Barrett’s Bar in Glin Sunday night next 28th. April.
Going Strong: The Going Strong Group would like to offer sincere sympathy to Paddy O’Rourke and family Ballyhahill on the death of his father in Ballylanders recently.