Mass in Loughill Graveyard: Mass was celebrated in Loughill Graveyard Thursday evening last 22nd. August by Fr. Oâ€™Leary and Fr. Michael Oâ€™Connor. It was a beautiful evening perfect for an open air mass. There was a great crowd present â€“ eighty people and more present from far and near. This is always a great opportunity for people from the parish to come back and visit the resting place of their loved ones and it also gives them a chance to meet and chat with friends and relations. The graveyard was looking great. We have to say a big thank you to Gerard Reidy and our Tus workers because they keep the graveyard very well maintained . The grass is cut on a regular basis and the place is always neat and clean which enables people t walk all around the graveyard. This is a big commitment because the graveyard is maintained the whole year. Fr. Oâ€™Leary gave the homily and he thanked everyone for all the work done organising this mass every year.
Dancing Classes: Dancing classes continue every Monday night in the hall in Ballyhahill from 9 until 11 oâ€™clock. 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.
Cycle/Run/Walk: this Saturday and Sunday. Our cycle/run/walk will be held this weekend Saturday August 31 and Sunday 1st. of September. The â€œThree Counties Cycle Challengeâ€ will take place this Saturday the 31st. of August. It will be going through Limerick, Cork and Kerry and is about 117km in total. Entry fee is â‚¬20.
There is a shorter cycle also with a route of 50km. It starts at 10am from the hall in Ballyhahill.
On Sunday 1st. September we will hold a 5km/10 km walk/run. Entry fee is â‚¬10. It starts at 12 noon from the hall in Ballyhahill.
Prizes will be awarded.
Showers and refreshments provided on both days.
Pre registration is advisable! You can register Saturday evening August 31 from 6.30 to 7.30.
Run in association with Bally Rovers FC and Gerald Griffins Ladies football club.
For more information go to Gerald Griffins Ladies GAA club Facebook page.
Whist Drive: There is a practice whist game in the resource centre in Loughill this Sunday night September 1 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.
Bally Rovers: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place at The Anglerâ€™s Rest in Loughill Wednesday night last August 21. The numbers drawn were as follows: 13, 18, 30, 31:
Lucky Dip Winners: â‚¬75 Sean Windle, Glin; â‚¬50 Johnny Brosnan, Listowel; â‚¬50 Tom Sno, c/o Knockdown; â‚¬30 Ted Tierney, c/o Bats Bar Athea; â‚¬30 Cian and Niamh, Killeany, Glin and â‚¬30 Emmett Oâ€™Connor, Ballyhahill.
10 Free Tickets: Amy Griffin:
Promoterâ€™s Prize: Tom Riordan:
This weekâ€™s draw was held at The Knockdown Arms Tuesday night last 27th. August for a jackpot of â‚¬20,000.
Gerald Griffinâ€™s Lotto: There was no jackpot winner at the draw which took place Monday night Monday August 26 at Barr na Sraide in Ballyhahill.
The numbers drawn: 8, 15, 31, 32.
Lucky Dip Winners: â‚¬80: Roisin Noonan, Kilteery, Loughill; â‚¬35: Aleusundia Klieja, Glin; â‚¬35 Fr. Michael Oâ€™Connor, Ballyhahill and â‚¬20 Stephen Woulfe, Finnoe, Ballyhahill.
Promoterâ€™s Prize: Pat Noonan.
The jackpot next week will be held at The Anglerâ€™s Rest in Loughill on Monday night 2nd. September.