Congratulations to the Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels U.12 footballers who beat Wolfe Tones, Mostrim in the U-12 Plate County Final which was played in Glennon Bros Pearse Park on Saturday last in what was a very exciting game. The game went to the wire with the local team winning by the narrowest of margins. There was great support for the boys and girls on the day and lots of excitement for them as their cavalcade drove through Ballymahon following the game beeping their horns , they returned to Leo Casey Park for their refreshments. Congratulations to the team and their team management, Philip Quinn, Enda Connaughton and everyone involved. Well done to you all.
Leo Casey History Group
The next meeting of the Ballymahon History Group will take place on Thursday evening September 19th. at 8:30pm Usual venue, the Dean Egan Hall. New members are always welcome. Light refreshments as usual. This meeting will finalize preparation for the publication of our next history book, projected launch date early to mid November. Our AGM held on September 5th, nominated a new chairman, Paddy Egan; re-elected were, secretary, Anne Browne; treasurer, Kathleen Forbes; PRO: Philip Murrell. We wish to thank our retiring Chairperson Ciss Duggan for her interest and dedicated attendance at our meetings over the past six years. Our best wishes are extended to you Ciss and Stephen for the future.
The Club ‘s A.GM took place on Wednesday 11th September, no change on the committee. Everyone is pleased that Mai Reilly has agreed to continue as Chairperson as she is a very hard worker for the Club, the members wish her all the best. There was a discussion on ways to increase their funds and they are hoping to have a concert later on. Mai thanked the musicians, Brendan, Jimmy, Seamus, Bernie and Breege. She thanked the Secretary, Ethna Noonan for her comprehensive report. Sympathy was extended to Ethna on the recent death of her brother. Sympathy was also extended to Mai Deacy on the death of her sister last week. May they rest in peace. Next meeting is on 18th September at 8p.m. New members always welcome.
Tidy Town’s Draw
Winners: Wednesday August 28th - Helen Egan, Rathmore. Wednesday Sept 4th - Deirdre Lennon, Mostrim Road and Wednesday Sept 11th - Francis McDonald, Marian Tce. Numbers must be paid up before the Draw every night. Stay in to win.
Many congratulations to Adrian Nestor, eldest son of John and Fiona, Ballymulvey who celebrated his 21st Birthday with his family and lots of friends in Cooneys Hotel on Saturday night last where everyone had a very enjoyable night. We hope you enjoyed the party Adrian, best wishes to you for the future.
Over the coming weeks there will be Harvest Thanksgiving Services in the Ardagh Group of Church of Ireland Parishes as follows: Sunday September 29th at 3p.m. in Tashinney Church.Sunday October 13th at 3p.m. in Kenagh Church. There will be a special Visiting Preacher at each service. Both services will be followed by tea. Everybody is welcome. In the words of the lovely hymn:- “Come, ye thankful people, come. Raise the Song of Harvest - Home”.
Very best wishes in the years ahead go to Patrick Claffey, Ballymulvey who celebrated a special Birthday with his family, extended family and many friends at a party in Skellys pub on Saturday night last. Hope you enjoyed the celebrations Patrick. Good health and happiness to yourself, Hillary and your family for the future.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Eithne Noonan, Rath, Abbeyshrule and to her sisters Maisie (Kiernan) and Lily (Garvey), brother Vincent and to all their families on the death last week of Eithne’s brother, James Bannon, Barneyline, Ardagh at Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar. May his Soul rest in peace.
Day Care Centre
A Church Gate Collection for the Day Care Centre will be held this coming weekend in Ballymahon, Forgney, Abbeyshrule, Carrickedmond, Kenagh, Legan, Moydow and Newtowncashel. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Ballymahon Day Care Centre wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Church Gate collection in Tang at the weekend. Your generous support is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Ballymahon senior footballers who had a good win against Cashel in the RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Moran Cup competition which was played in Newtown. We wish them the best of luck in their remaining games.
Congratulations to Milltown Senior ladies football team who had a great win against Mullingar Shamrocks in Mullingar on Saturday evening last, especially to the girls who attend Ballymahon Mercy Secondary School. Well done ladies.
Pilgrimage to Rome
February 4th to 14th 2014, including Assisi and Montecassino. Cost is €1220 per person sharing. Further information and to secure a place, please send a deposit of €350 before 31st October to Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar Co Westmeath. Tel. 04493-40587.
Bridge Lessons resume in Cooneys Hotel for beginners/improvers on Tuesday 1st October at 8.00p.m. Everyone welcome.
Ballymahon Traders Association will be hosting a Networking evening for local businesses on Friday 4th October at 7.30p.m. in Cooneys Hotel, Main Street. You are invited to attend, no matter how small or large your business is. Their aim is to get local people supporting each other where possible. The event is free of charge. To book your place please contact Paddy Diffley or their facebook page before 26th September.
The local Credit Union is now accepting entries for its 3rd level Scholarship which is open to students who completed their Leaving Cert exams in 2013, attended either the Vocational School or Mercy Secondary School in Ballymahon and are members of Ballymahon & District Credit Union. Applicants must be commencing a FAS Apprenticeship or a full time Certificate, Diploma or Degree Course at any University, IT or approved Third Level college. Entry forms and further details are available from the Credit Union office. Closing date coming up soon for those entries is 28th September 2013.
“To be or not to be, that is the question” Due to lack of active membership for the past year Carrickedmond ICA Guild is about to close. In light of this ICA Federation are holding an open meeting in Carrickedmond Hall on Wednesday 25th Sept to see if there is any new interest in keeping the Guild open with an opportunity for new ladies to become involved in the largest women’s organisation nationally. ICA offers long term friendship & camadarie among women, crafts, cookery, dancing, walking Club, Book Club and many other indoor/ outdoor social activities. Meetings are held once a month for eight months of the year. If you would like to know more and feel you would like to join a ladies group please come along to this meeting on the 25th where you will be warmly welcomed and the decision to join or not will be entirely your own.