Ballymahon Community Shop: Help needed now. Don’t throw away old school uniforms or books as we are looking for them. Any size for our many customers. Drop thm into Richard on Main Street or phone 090 6452615. We are also in need of any bric a brac, old toys and any other clothes for our growing community shop in the town.
BALLYMAHON BOXING CLUB: Win a free place on our summer cap which will be held from 23-27 July. Application forms are available from the boxing club or the shop. Book now as places are going fast. Phone Richard 090 6452615. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, age 7-13 boys and girls 6-7.30 pm. 14 years upwards 7.30-9 pm.
Christmas beach party: The Christmas Beach Party will take place in The Loft, Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon on July 7 from 10pm. The event is in aid of the funding of Christmas lights. 10 euro entry. Tickets available from all members of the Ballymahon Traders Association.
GREAT WIN:Congratulations to the team and mentors of Ballymahon/Forgney U16 girls football team who had a great win against Carrickedmond in their Division 2 final at Forgney pitch on Thursday evening last. Well done indeed to all concerned.
WELCOE HOME: to Sean and Megan Diffley who are home from Maine ,America visiting their parents Paddy and Marian Creevaghbeg and all their family. We hope you enjoy your holiday.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Well done to the Ballymahon/Forgney minor footballers who beat Carrickedmond on Thursday evening at Leo Casey Park in the Minor League. We wish the lads the best of luck in their next match.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Hard luck to Ballymahon’s reserve team who lost out to Rathcline in the Reserve League final which was played in Cashel on Sunday afternoon.
BALLLYMAHON FORGNEY GAELS MINOR CLUB DRAW: The following are the lucky winners in the minor club fundraising draw which was held last week: 1st hamper Mary Hanifan,St Matthews Park;2nd hamper Venessa Groarke Keel, 3rd fuel voucher Roy Coughlan Ballymahon; 4th bottle of brandy Carmel Lennon Mostrim road; 5th bottle whiskey Paddy Diffley,Ballymahon; 6th bottle whiskey Pete Percival Marian Tce; 7th bottle rum Paddy Ward Ballymahon; 8th hair straightener Cliona Coughlan Ballymahon; 9th clock radio Mellissa Walsh St Matthews Park; 10th bottle wine Pete Percival Marian Tce. Many thanks from everyone at the club the sponsors of the draw: Paddy Ward and Willie Dowler jnr also to Emmet Finn Albert Fallon Seamus Finlass Liam Natton Paul Kelly and everyone who supported the draw.
CEMETRY SUNDAY: will be held at Shrule cemetery on Sunday evening next July 8th with mass at 7pm weather permitting. There will be no 9am Mass in St Matthews Church on the Sunday morning. Mass at 1pm is the monthly polish mass.
DAY CARE CENTRE:The directors manager and staff at the Day Care Centre in Ballymahon wish to thank Ballymahon Credit Union for the very successful raffle which they ran for the centre over the last few weeks. To Noelle and the staff at the credit Union , a very sincere thank you.
BALLYMAHON HISTORY GROUP: The next meeting of Ballymahon History Group takes place on Thursday July 5th at 8.30pm. New members are always welcome. Topics from this meeting include heritage week and the group’s forthcoming tour. Light refreshments will be served.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS: Claffeys of Ballymahon are now taking orders for St Matthews national school uniforms for the 2012/13 academic year. Please contact Patrick or Caitriona.
DANCE MUSIC SPORT ART DRAMA: A summer camp for children will be held in the Dean Egan library from Monday 23rd July to 28th July from 10am to 2pm. Children can be dropped off at the library at 9.30am if needed to facilitate working parents. Mixture of all type of dance , also music tin whistle and recorder. The cost of 50 euro per child,90 euro for two. Family 110 euro regardless of number. A small show is guaranteed at the end of the camp. Please contact Maura Farrell for further details at 086 3702719.
WEEKDAY MASSES: During the month of July there will be no scheduled 10am mass in St Matthews Church on Wednesday and Friday (except July 6th- First Friday).Mass will be celebrated in St Dominics Church in Kenagh at 10am instead.
PC SKILLS: Use internet and email social media ,keep in touch with family and friends using Skype or get the most for your IPAD. Tailored internet class to suit your needs this Summer at Ballymahon library. For more information contact Yvonne Hogg at 087 6155965 or Ballymahon library starting on 2nd July.
BRIDGEWAY SUMMER CAMP: The following Summer camps are being held over the next few weeks at Bridgeways Dean Egan library: CLVS Summer camp 9th to 13th July . Games sports trip away 10am to 1pm. 15 euro. Drama and dancing camp 23rd - 27th July 50 euro from 10am to 2pm. Murial painting 30th July to 3rd August 20 euro 11am to 1pm.
LOUGHDERG: Apart from the traditional three day pilgrimage ,the season guide lists a number of other events which may be of intrest eg special youth pilrimage July 6th to 8th. Carer’s retreat September 29th. Meditation workshops September 14. Family day August 24. Reflection Day August 24. Further information is available at www.loughderg.org.