Bunlahy & District

BALLYMORE LADIES NEWS: Ballymore Ladies Football Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported our annual church gate collection on the weekend of February 9th and 10th last. Your support is greatly appreciated.The ladies are holding a fundraising table quiz in McElvaney’s Bar and Lounge, Coolarty on Friday, 22nd March at 9pm. All support would be very much appreciated. Exact details will appear in the local notes closer to the event.

BALLYMORE LADIES NEWS: Ballymore Ladies Football Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported our annual church gate collection on the weekend of February 9th and 10th last. Your support is greatly appreciated.The ladies are holding a fundraising table quiz in McElvaney’s Bar and Lounge, Coolarty on Friday, 22nd March at 9pm. All support would be very much appreciated. Exact details will appear in the local notes closer to the event.

BALLYMORE DRAW: The Ballymore club held their monthly draw in Creegan’s recently and the first prize of one thousand euro was won by Hughie and Marie Hourican, Lisrathigan, while Sean and Mary McElvaney, Helen and Vinny Walker, Kilcourcey and Luke O’Reilly R.O.R. won one hundred euro each. Next draw will be in McElvaney’s on Friday night February 22nd and all are welcome to attend.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Congratulations to Mrs Nellie Hynes, Ferriskil who celebrated her 91st birthday on Tuesday, February 12th last. Delighted to know that you are in good form Mrs Hynes and we join with your family in wishing you many more birthday celebrations.

ECHOES OF ERIN: On Saturday night February 16th last fans of Ceili House on radio 1 would have heard the presenter Kieran Hanrahan introduce the members of the Echoes of Erin Ceili band and on the Banjo was Elaine Reilly from Ballymore. Elaine is daughter of Hughie and Helen Reilly and she was picked to play the banjo in this group some months ago and they have just completed a very successful tour of Ireland and on last Friday they started the annual Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann tour of Britain. We congratulate Elaine and wish her and her group the very best as they head of on this tour and we have no doubt that we will hear a lot more of this very talented young lady.

PARTY TIME: On Friday night last February 15th a lovely surprise party was held in McElvaney’s to celebrate the 50th birthday of Tommy McNally of Coolarty. Good music, lovely food and of course great drink was served to all present and a great time was had by all. Some were slightly disappointed that Tommy hadn’t managed to put on the suit and tie but he was caught on the hop or was he. We wish you many more great celebrations Tommy.

PRINTING ERROR: All of the above notes should have appeared in last weeks notes but due to printing error they failed to do so. We apologise for this error.

MOBILE PHONES WANTED: Bunlahy N.S. are a collection point for old mobile phones, proceeds of which will be used to fund lifesaving Defibrillators in the local region. If you have old mobile phones why not drop them in to us and let’s put them to good use.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is extended to Bishop Colm and to the extended O’Reilly and Griffin families on the death of Mrs. Maura Griffin in Mayo last week. May she rest in peace.

CEMETERY SUNDAY: Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated in Granardkille on Sunday, August 4th this year and in conjunction with this the Parish will celebrate The Gathering with an evening of great entertainment. Full details will be announced later.

SYMPATHY: Deepest and sincere sympathy is extended to the sons, Patrick, James and Ignatious and extended family of Packie Small who passed to his eternal reward in America on February 4th last. Many will have very fond memories of Packie as a great business man in Granard before he left for the USA. Pre-deceased by his loving wife Nuala, Packie was a member of Granard Town Commissioners and owned a little shop in Colmcille Terrace along with been a Taxi man and for some time he was an undertaker. Packie was laid to rest in his beloved Granardkille following Mass in St Mary’s on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.

GAA NEWS: Last Saturday Ballymore minor board held their registration day and it was great to see such a large turnout. A big thanks to all. Training for all our underage will commence this Saturday the 30th February at 10-30am, if you have not registered your child with our club you can still do so that morning or by contacting any member of the committee. We also invite all parents to a short meeting at 10-30am on the same day. A DVD will be shown with regard to the “Code of Behaviour” within our club, Tea/Coffee will be served. Just a reminder to all players that it is now compulsory to ware mouth guards at all times while training and playing football, players who do not have mouth guards will be unable to train and play football.

COUNTRY MARKETS: Granard country market held their annual general meeting on Friday morning last and the following officers were elected for the coming year. Chairperson: Alan Harrison, Vice chair: Maggie Norton, secretary: Angela Durkin, Treasurer: Pat Wilson, Assistant Treasurer|: Evelyn Stafford, P.R.O.: Eileen Kilbride,Controller: Ann O’Hara. The market is open from 8-30am to 11am every Friday morning in the Town Hall and watch out for Mother’s day, St.Patrick’s Day and Easter goodies over the coming weeks.

NAPPY APPEAL: Melissa Martin is doing a Nappy Appeal on behalf of Vesnova Orphanage for Mentally ill children Belarus, any donation of nappies, wipes or nappy creams would be much appreciated and can be left in Panache beauty Salon or Granard Library for collection by 5th March. Please help us to help the children.

BALLYMORE DRAW: Ballymore club held their monthly draw in McElvaney’s on Friday night last and the first prize of one thousand euro was won by Luke O Reilly and Brendan Greene, Niall Duncan and Marie Duffy all won one hundred euro each. Next draw in Creegan’s on the last Friday night in March.

ENROLMENT DAY: St. Patrick’s N.S.(Killeen}, Muckerstaff are holding their enrolment day for junior infants today Wednesday the 27th of February at 2pm. Enrolment form is available from the school or can be downloaded from the website (www.killeenschool.ie). All welcome.

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