The Ballinalee Golf Society have their next outing this Saturday in Tullamore Golf Club. Tee off time 9.30. Contact Eoin.


Numbers 1, 10, 25, 27. No jackpot winner. 3 X 20 euro - Irene Lennon, Ballinalee; Cillian Burns, Killoe and Pat McHugh, Abbeylara. Sellers prize Frank Reynolds. Envelopes 2 euro per line or 3 for 5 euro.


Tickets for the Motor Neurone fundraiser in Rawles on Friday week are on sale locally. Please support.


Hard luck to our U18 gaelic team who were defeated in the C’ship final last week. The following was the panel of players Niall McCauley, Des Reynolds, Joe Heaney, Sean Kenny, Cian Coyle, Daniel Collum, Gary Brady, Mark Heaney, Domonic Waters, Keith Molihan, Patrick Reynolds, Patrick Earley.

Homecoming Festival

The following is a list of events for next weekends Homecoming Festival.

Friday 23rd at 7.30, the official re opening of the Thomas Ashe Hall with a concert of music,dance and song from artists both young and not so young from the parish. Adm: adults €5 and children €3. All proceeds go towards costs associated with the refurbishment of the hall. Friday 23rd August 9.30 in Rawles lounge reunion of Sean Connolly’s GAA intermediate Championship winning team 1988-89. Saturday 24th August 2-6pm school reunion of all present and former schools in the parish in Scoil Samthain, Ballinalee. Roll books and old photos will be available for viewing on the day.

Saturday 24th August School Reunion Social and Traditional night: Farrell’s: Lislea N.S., Clonbroney N.S. and Ballinalee N.S. up to 1969. Rawles: Scoil Samthain Ballinalee 1970-1989. Stags Head: Scoil Samthain 1990 onwards. The above years refer to the year you were in 6th class.Any old photos for any of these periods please drop into Micheal Carrigy in the P.O. for the get together on Saturday. Sunday 25th August 2pm Cemetery Sunday, St Emer’s Graveyard. 3pm Mass and blessing of the graves at St. James’ Clonbroney.

From 3pm -6pm Family Fun Day at Maguire Park. Events include face painting, bouncy castles, BBQ and lots more. All welcome! Would like to extend a warm welcome to all who are home for the weekend.

All-Ireland ticket draw

Tickets are now on sale for a draw with a first prize of two premium All-Ireland tickets and overnight accomodation. Tickets are €5 or 3 for €10. 2nd prize is one years lotto for Sean Connolly’s GAA Club. 3rd prize is €50. Tickets are on sale locally or from members of the executive.