Dancing Classes: Dancing classes continue every Monday night in the hall in Ballyhahill from 9.00 p.m. until 11.00 p.m. This is always a great night where people get an opportunity to learn Ballroom dancing, the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and many more steps. This is always a great night. Everyone welcome.
Practice Whist Drive: There is a practice whist drive in the resource centre in Loughill every Sunday night at 8.30 p.m. Anyone who wants to learn how to play whist or anyone who wants a refresher course can come along. Our usual whist drives will be starting back every Sunday night at the end of the month.
Cycle/Run/Walk: With the cycle/run/walk done and dusted it is now time to thank all who were involved and who helped make the event such a huge success.
Ballyhahill was buzzing that weekend and it all ran so smoothly. A great deal of hard work went into the event by both Gerald Griffins Ladies Football Club and Bally Rovers FC but without the many other volunteers, the event would not have been possible. From the lads on the motorbikes, stewards, nurses, red cross, photographers, the DJ, the ladies in Rockchapel, (for their hospitality), the people at the water stops, lead car drivers, van drivers, maintenance men, cyclists, runners, walkers, the tea ladies (who were like Mrs. Doyle) and not forgetting Mickey and Minnie mouse a huge thank you to all. As always, people are so kind and generous when we go begging looking for donations and I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who supported this particular event:
Sponsors: Supervalu Askeaton, Irish Pride, Enzo’s Café Limerick, Kearneys Home Baking, FBD Newcastle West, Dooleys Supervalu Newcastle West, Gatsby Newcastle West, Adrenalin Sports Newcastle West, Lenihan’s Sand and Gravel Athea, Bella Sola Newcastle West, I Bike Listowel, Pallas foods, John Mulcahy Cycles Newcastle West and Co-Op Store.
Please post any feedback on our Facebook page: Gerald Griffins Ladies GAA Club. The results can also be found on munsterrunningblogspot.ie.
Toastmasters: The next meeting of West Limerick Toastmasters will be on Wednesday, September 18 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. If your priorities include learning, communication and leadership skills at your own pace, developing self confidence and making new friends then Toastmasters could be for you. New members are always welcome. For further information contact Donnacha on 086/8494505.
Visit Griston Bog: Maureen Finnegan has a special Day Trip on Sunday September 15th. She says “This is a very special trip you will not want to miss. We will visit Lough Gur state of the art Heritage Centre which is a most beautiful spot on the borders of Tipperary and Limerick. You will get tea, coffee and scones on arrival. Then we will be given a guided tour and told all about this beautiful place. After we finish seeing everything we will board the bus for Griston Bog which is not like any other bog that you have ever seen. Science classes take place here during the school term, offering students a great chance to learn first hand about the different inhabitants of the bog. You will see and experience how beautiful and wonderful a job Mother Nature has done. There is another added feature. Animal Magic Kilmallock will bring along some of the birds of prey that are familiar to this bog i.e. Long Eared Owls, Tawny Owl and water fowl to name but a few. You will have the opportunity to get up close to these magnificent birds which will be in the capable hands of their handlers. We won’t be having breakfast as we will have a late start but we will be having a most delicious lunch in The Deebert House Hotel, which is owned and run by people from Newcastle West. This is a flavour of the day. For more information and to book contact Maureen 087/9845102 as we have quite a considerable number of places booked already.” Maureen also reminds those planning to travel to Bundoran “If you haven’t already confirmed your booking with payment please do so this week. Thank you for your co-operation.”
Gerald Griffin’s Lotto: Results from September 9. There was no winner of the €7,000 jackpot at the draw which took place at The Knockdown Arms Monday night last 9th. September. The numbers drawn: 1, 8, 22, 32. Lucky Dip Winners: €80 Helen O’Callaghan; €35 Terence McSweeney, Lisreidy, Loughill; €35 Aidan Thornton, Tennekilla, Ballyhahill and €20 Bernadette O’Shaughnessy, Jointer, Loughill. Promoter’s Prize: Con Ambrose. The jackpot next week will be €7,100 and the draw will be held at Barrett’s Bar in Glin Sunday night next 15th. September
Bally Rovers lotto: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill Tuesday night last 3rd. September. The numbers drawn were as follows: 1, 10, 17, 22. Lucky Dip Winners: €75 Mart and Chris, c/o Eamon O’Sullivan: €50 Bridget O’Connor, Ballyhahill; €50 Breda Buckley, c/o Barr Na Sraide; €30 Haulie Finucane, Ballyhahill; €30 Gerry Sheehy, Ballyhahill and €30 Noel O’Connor, Ballyhahill. The jackpot this week was €20,000 and the draw was held at Bardini’s Bar. Shanagolden on Tuesday night.