Castletown/Ballyagran Sept 14

Celebrations: The Annual Pattern Day Mass was celebrated at Our Lady’s Well. There was a good attendance, despite the bad weather on the day. Chief celebrant was Fr Joe Shire, assisted by Fr Charles O’Neill CC and Fr Brazil, Feenagh. Music was by the Bennis Family. The area as usual was in great condition, thanks to the White family.

Celebrations: The Annual Pattern Day Mass was celebrated at Our Lady’s Well. There was a good attendance, despite the bad weather on the day. Chief celebrant was Fr Joe Shire, assisted by Fr Charles O’Neill CC and Fr Brazil, Feenagh. Music was by the Bennis Family. The area as usual was in great condition, thanks to the White family.

Later in the afternoon, people called to the community centre for refreshments, and dancing with music by James O’Callaghan.

The usual card drive was held in the community centre later that night. The big attraction in the marquee that night was Shaun O’Dowd, featuring Honora, the floor was alive and there was a young and not-so-young crowd there. On Friday evening, there was an 8km walk, in aid of Ballyagnan National School, followed by live entertainment in the marquee with the Waxies, followed by DJ Davin Toomey. Traffic supplied the music on Saturday night.

On Sunday afternoon, there was a large crowd to see the Annual Donkey Derby, founded in 1994. There was the vintage display, mobile pet farm, face painting and other entertainment for the young.

The Castletown Development Association, through the Vale Star, would like to say a sincere thank you to all who attended and supported all the events. A sincere thank you to all the volunteers and the White family.

Well done our Bernard: On behalf of everyone at the club just want to sincerely say well done to our local club man Bernard Walsh from Ballyagran, who entered a national competition with the Irish Independent newspaper to name the best 15 hurlers of the 1980’s who never won an All Ireland medal, and low and behold while other people around all of Ireland named 12 of the judges 15 players, our Bernard also named 12 of the players and also had them in the correct position according to the Independent judges so duely landed the competition, and won 2 All Ireland tickets to see Cork versus Clare next Sunday in Croke Park. When I ‘interviewed’ Bernard on his great win, he said and I quote, ‘you know I actually thought I had more chance with the football competition’!

Supporting the Lotto: The Weekly lotto amount is now €5,400 this week, which is rising again, so appreciate can everyone continue to buy lotto tickets, and best of luck to all who buy a ticket(s) and also especially help support our club.