The Village Park Committee: The Village Park Committee is holding a Table Quiz on Friday 17th May in An Trasnan at 9pm sharp. Tables of 4 cost €40 per table. Raffle on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated on the night. It would be appreciated if all sporting clubs, pubs and businesses in the area could put forward a team on the night, your support is vital to help pay of the remaining debt on the Park which is used by all in the area. Thanking you.
The death of Patrick Buckley: Galtee view took place at Newcastle west nursing after a long illness bravely borne with courage and fortitude. Paddy as he was known to his many friends was an outgoing person with a very boisterous happy personality. A Carpenter by trade he was well known for his excellent work. His death occurred at the comparative young age in his 45th year. His removal took place from Ryans funeral Home to the church of the Assumption, Ballylanders. Following Requiem mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Breen PP. and fellow Priests internment took place in the local Cemetery. The very large attendance at the removal, Requiem mass and internment bore testimony to his popularity and the Buckley families. He is sadly missed by his mother Anne, sons, daughter, brothers, sister,extended families relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Homecoming: The visit of Keith Hanley, voice of Ireland winner to Ballylanders on Monday evening last could be classified as a homecoming as many of his near relations reside in Ballylanders and Anglesboro . He arrived in Ballylanders in a vintage model-T car driven by his uncle Dan Gallahue. The same car will be used to collect funds in the Drive to Survive Cancer campaign around Ireland in the coming August for a week. There was a very large attendance comprising people from the cot to old age pensioners to greet Keith. He gave an outstanding performance from his repertoire of songs concluding with his late grandfather John Gallahues favourite song “The Galtee Mountain Boy”. He received a rapturous applause and John Mc Grath on behalf of the Anglesboro people extended many compliments to Keith reminding people of the great assistance he had been to them in his early years. Margaret O Donnell, Mayor of Ballylanders welcomed Keith to Ballylanders and wished him every success in the future and then presented him with a gift in appreciation. The evening concluded with Keith signing autographs and posing for photographs for young and old.
GAA: Ballylanders Senior were successful in their recent game against Ballysteen on a score line of 12pts to 1g 5pts. Wishing them every success in their next game.
Cards: 11 games: Mick Browne and Teresa Quinn. 10 games: Pascal Noonan & Francis Fitzgerald, Jim Fox & Mary Howard. Table Prizes: John Sheahan & Mossy McCarthy, Mick Kearney & Denny Wallace, Tom Callaghan & Ned Browne, Bridget McGrath & Bridie Maloney, Pauline McGrath & Seanie Hanley. Raffle: Moss Hanley, Ned Browne, Peggy McGrath, phil Walshe.
Coffee Morning: The Coffee Morning & Book Sale held last Thursday was an outstanding success. The proceeds raised go to St. Josephs Foundation Charleville. Your generosity is much appreciated.