Ballymahon

BRIDGE CLUB

BRIDGE CLUB

The following are the winners of the Final Prize night held recently before the summer break at Ballymahon bridge club: North/south 1st Orla McEntee and Tony Tiernan 2nd Breeda McKnight and Joe Hunt. 3rd Mary Nooney and Chris Farrell East/West 1st Lily Mulvihill and Carole Nally 2nd Una Flynn and Yvonne Dowler 3rd Ann Fallon and Ann Delane

HELIUM 2011 IS ALMOST HERE:

There’s a great buzz among the young people in the area in the last few weeks in anticipation of this coming weekend’s third Helium Music festival. Over 30 different groups will perform on the three stages at Skelly’s Main Street on Saturday 11th June with the gates opening at 2pm. Proceeds from the concert go towards the Freidriechs Ataxia Society of Ireland, a cause close to our hearts here in Balymahon.Great credit is due to the hard-working committee,volunteers and sponsors who give freely of their time ad energy to make this event a success. We hope all goes well for you at the weekend.

100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Congratulations to Mrs Bea McGarry,Barry who celebrated her 100th birthday recently with her family and many friends in Cooney’s Hotel. Bea is a former publican in Barry where she ran a very successful business for many years. We wish her good health in the future.

SCHOOL ENROLMENT

Enrolment week for St Matthews National School will take place from 7th to 10th June 2011. Anyone who wishes to enroll their child may collect an enrollment form from the school office.

DEATH OF RICHARD MOFFIT

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Paul Moffit and his sister Sharon formerly of Main Street Ballymahon whose uncle Robert Moffit died recently in Brisbane, Australia. Our sympathy is also extended to Richard’s wife Kathleen ,sisters Louise and Mary and all his relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

BALLYMAHON AND

DISTRICT SOCIAL

SERVICES

Ballymahon & district social services wish to thank everyone who contributed to their church gate collection in Ballymahon recently. Your kind support is greatly appreciated.

BALLYMAHON HISTORY GROUP

The group’s day trip to Connemara takes place on Monday 20th June 2011. Some extra seats are still available. Anyone who wishes to travel on the bus please contact Anne Browne secretary or Philip Murrell PRO.

SYMPATHY

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Robert Allen and his wife Susan (Bredin) Cloncallow on the death last week of Robert’s mother Mrs Frances Allen (nee Goodwin) Coolbanagher Emo Co Laois after a long illness. Frances who is predeceased by her husband William is also survived by her daughter Verna ,sons Nigel Richard and Gordon, grandchildren daughters in law, son in law, sisters , brothers relatives and friends to whom we also extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

VTOS

If you are aged 21 or over and for six months you have: 1) either you or your spouse had been in receipt of social welfare payments, 2) have been signing for credits, 3) you are a lone parent. You could join the vocational training opportunities scheme programme and receiving training free of charge. If you are interested contact 043 33 45474.

CATHOLIC YOUTH

CONFERENNCE

The legion of Mary is organising a Catholic Youth Conference in all Hallows College Dublin on 11-12 June. The theme is “Trust Christ because he trusts you”. Contact Liam at 086 8888918 or Evelyn at 085 1760344. Tickets are 50 euro which includes meals. Special rates for students.

SENIOR FOOTBALL

We wish the best of luck to Ballymahon’s senior football team when they meet Colmcille in the first round of the championship in Edgeworthstown on Saturday evening next. Hopefully there will be lots of local support for the lads.

FIRST HOLY

COMMUNION 2011

Congratulations to the young pupils from St Matthews National School who received their First Holy Communion recently. Brona Cox, Cherise Clyne, Aisling Duncan, Katie Farrell, Derion Finn, Marie Gallagher, Mary Jane Hannifin, Macey Hannifin, Teagan Killian, Aoibhe Molloy, Danielle Nally, Leah Ryan Reilly, Tania Taaffe, Natalia Bialosewska, Shane Bawle, Patrick Connaughton, Joe Doyle, Wayne Higgins, Maksimilian Napieralski, Angus Kennedy, Shane Mannion-Loughlin,Ben Moran, Jason Slammon, Clayton Shine, James Walsh, Emilia Mary Kazak, Jordanna Doyle, Femi Ogunyemi, Martin Doyle, Samuel James.

DEATH OF

JOHN MCGRATH

It was with deep regret that we learnt of the peaceful death on May 30th last of Mr John McGrath Park Place Colehill at Thomond Lodge Nursing Home Ballymahon. John who was 87 years old when he passed away , was a warm friendly gentleman who was a frequent visitor to Ballymahon for a long number of years and a former player with Ballymahon GAA Club. He will be sadly missed by his family and wide circle of friends. We extend our sincere sympathy to John’s wife Mary, sons Frank and James daughters Elizabeth and Rita, sister Nan, daughter in law Amanda brother in law grandchildren , relatives and friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.