AWARD WINNING BALLINA LADY: Five words come to mind when reflecting on the successful and full life to date of twenty-one year-old, Aisling Brehony – commitment: community: focus: belief: achievement. Aisling who resides at Marine Village in Ballina and who graduated from UCC with a BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was awarded The Peel Memorial Prize (which recognises exceptional students from across UCC) at the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony in UCC on Tuesday, April 16. When presenting the Award, College President, Dr. Michael Murphy acknowledged the contribution of talented students who “epitomise what University ‘life’ is all about – dedication, application and the thrill of discovery”. The Peel Memorial Prize is made to students who have taken their Primary Degree with first-class honours in the minimum time and who, in the opinion of the UCC Scholarship Committee, have played a distinguished part in the public life of the University.
KILLALOE PINK RIBBON WALK: The fourth Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk takes place on Sunday 9th June. The event is a very special day, full of emotion and remembrance, but also of celebration and a lot of fun too, as everyone comes together to unite against breast cancer. We would love as many people as possible to join us at The Lakeside Hotel, and bring their friends and family along. It is €20 to register and we ask walkers to try and bring as much sponsorship as they can, of which every penny goes directly to Action Breast Cancer; a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that provides support and services to cancer patients and their families. All participants must register before the day of the walk. On-line registrations close Wednesday 5th June, or people can register at the walk ‘Check In’ at The Lakeside Hotel on Saturday 8th June from 3-6pm. Also if anyone would like to volunteer please let one of the committee know. Nicola Wood and the Pink Ribbon Committee would like to thank all of their sponsors, all of the local clubs and businesses, the residents along the route, all of the volunteers, in fact, the entire community for all their support. Lets turn the Killaloe and Ballina towns PINK for the Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk!
For more information or to register please go to www.pinkribbonwalk.ie and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/pinkribbonwalk.
”ART IN WINDOWS”: Over the last decade The Art Trail has been one of the most popular Féile Brian Ború events. This year, a four-day, re-vitalised “Art in Windows” will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Killaloe-Ballina and environs from Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7. Participating artists should note the following changes this year: artists must secure their own exhibit space in windows of private houses or in shop windows: they may also choose to avail of organised two-day/four-day organised exhibitions at Bridge House Studios, Killaloe and Quay Arts (Aoibheall Exhibition).
Artists are also invited to attend the Plein Air day, facilitated by local renowned artist, Anne Marie Burke on July 6 (further details to follow).
You are requested to register your intention of involvement in “Art in Windows”, together with exhibition venue details by June 29.
If you require further information please contact Quay Arts or Bridge House Studio.
BRIDGE COMPETITION: One of the final competitions in this season’s activities at the Killaloe-Ballina Bridge Club, - The President’s Prize – was held recently at the Lakeside Hotel. Congratulations to the following: Matt Burke/Jim Gallagher (winners): Breda Healy/Mary Shanahan (2nd): Berna Ryan/Mary Jo Minogue (3rd): Mary Collins/Mary O’Sullivan (4th).
KILLALOE-BALLINA ANGLERS: The 2013 Mayfly Presentation of Prizes, due to take place on this Saturday, has been re-scheduled. It will now take place in Mills’ Bar on Saturday, June 18.
On this Sunday, June 9 the John Conroy Memorial Pike competition, sponsored by Sadie Conroy will take place. Fishing will commence at 9am and run until 6pm with Presentation of Prizes at Mills’ Bar at 7pm. The weigh-point is at Castlelough.
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: On this Sunday, June 9 a Remembrance service will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle at 3pm. This Service will bring families together in support and hope to remember their loved one who has died at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in the past year. You are invited to bring along a photo/symbol of your departed loved one to place in the Remembrance Area.
FROM WARWICKSHIRE TO CROKE PARK: On this Saturday, June 8 a former Smith O’Brien Senior hurler, Dwayne Sheedy will line out for Warwickshire GAA club against Longford in the final of the Lory Meagher Cup, which will be held in Croke Park. Son of John and Pam, St. Flannan’s Road, Wayne who returned home from the U.K. for last Sunday’s Clare v Waterford match, will have plenty of support in Croke Park from family, friends and Smith O’Brien club members.
SMITH O’BRIEN MINOR CLUB: Well done to Michael Gough, a member of the Smith O’Brien under 12 and under 14 panels who was included on the Clare team that took part in the Primary Game, played a half time in Clare’s Munster championship win over Waterford last Sunday.
Our under 14’s lost out to Whitegate in the final round of the championship played during the week. This team, which has improved greatly over the course of the championship, will now face Meelick in the semi-final of the Shield competition over the coming weekend.