Volume 15 Issue 20

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Thurs 24th November 2022 Vol. 15 Issue 20


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The Causeway Comprehensive Senior Camogie team who had a great win against The Pres Tralee recently

The Causeway Comprehensive Senior girls basketball team beat The Pres in Listowel 42 to 26 in their last match

St. Michael’s College Primary Schools’ Science Quiz 2022: 1st place - Presentation Primary School, 2nd place - Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail, 3rd place - Dromclough NS

The wedding of Samuel Joyce from Ballybunion & Eimaor Sheedy from Kilmallock took place at St Peter & Paul’s Church Kilmallock on Friday November 11th 2022. L/R Michael Joyce, father of Samuel Eimaor & Samuel Joyce, Patricia Joyce mother of Samuel

On Saturday November 5th Mike the Pies Golf Society held their Annual Captains Charity Night and this years chosen charity was the Listowel Hospice. Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €1,400 on Tuesday night are, front L-R Eileen Sheehy (Hospice), Mike Collins(captain) and Jenny Tarrant (Hospice). Back: Aiden O Connor, John McGlynn, Brian Leahy and Tommy Canavan

John Kelliher Driver Mechanic received his Long Service Award at Knightsbrook Hotel Trim Co Meath last week. John has 30+yrs with Listowel Fireservice.

John Curtin Sub Station Officer received his Long Service Award at Knightsbrook Hotel Trim Co Meath last week, John has 30+yrs with Listowel Fireservice. In photo is John with his wife Christine

Jimmy Browne sponsor presenting the Kit Browne North Kerry Cup to Tom O Connor from Tarbert after the victory of Express Razor in the feature event at Ballyduff Coursing. Ger Lynch is presenting a plaque to Kieran Culhane while Tom White has a nominators trophy. Also included are trainer Patrick O Connor while Stephen O Carroll is holding the winner. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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In photo is John with his wife Jackie

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This show is a medley of show stopping musical numbers which will be performed by students from Causeway Comprehensive school for a limited number of nights from Thursday the 24th to Friday the 25th of November. Speaking ahead of the show, music teacher Denise Fitzgerald said, “This is our first production since Grease in 2018. Our students are excited to get the opportunity again to entertain the audiences on both nights”. Fiona Leahy the assistant director added “We are delighted to be under the talented guidance of Oliver Hurley of Oliver Hurley School of Performing Arts. He is busy getting our students ready to take to the stage to perform a vibrant mix of songs and acts from well-known musicals such as Grease, Wicked, Les Miserables and many more renowned musicals”. The school is putting on two shows this Thursday and Friday night at 7pm, with a matinee show for our local primary schools on Thursday morning. Principal Cathal Fitzgerald of Causeway Comprehensive school stated that we are really looking forward to the shows productions and I can say safely say from watching their practices and listening to Oliver, the teachers involved and especially the students, it is a show you will not want to miss. Causeway Comprehensive’s production of Showstoppers will take place in Ballyheigue Community Centre on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th 2022. Tickets priced at €15 for adults and €10 for students. Bookings through the school 066 7131197 and also available to buy from Ballyheigue Community centre (066) 713 3837


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Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column…We hope you are safe and well It’s the end of November and Christmas is getting closer day by day. Bills are going up and the rain is pouring down BUT there is nothing we can do about it and we should not let that cast an overall negative cloud on our everyday life if we can at all. Positivity vs Negativity So let’s get more positive It is well proven that “ What we think, determines how we feel and how we feel determines what we do“ so it does really all start with our thoughts. Think back over the past week and answer these questions yourself : What went well for you this past week? (Food choices, Activity, Weekend) How did you make that happen? (Planned ahead, Made the time) How did that help you? (Felt in control, More organized) How did it make you feel? (Happy, Focused, In Control) Will you continue doing the same for this week? What are your Challenges? We all face a challenging time, whether it’s night time or the weekends etc. Think about your own challenges that you came up against recently on your Weightloss and Wellness journey. What were the factors leading up to it? (Weather, Feeling fed up etc) How did that leave you feeling? (Sad, Stressed) How did you react? (Eat, Eat and Eat) How did you feel then? (Out of Control, Off Track) If you were faced with the same challenges again this week How could you react differently? Would it make a difference to how you feel? When you find yourself struggling it’s important to think positive to keep yourself inspired and to keep trying. For example: You could look back on how far you have come from when you first started. Recognise the changes you feel and see in yourself. As we know nothing is ever just “Black and White“ it is important to look at the “Grey“ area in between. For example: Imagine you have eaten something unplanned for, it’s very easy to think negatively then and say to yourself “ I have ruined the day now “ feel bad about it and go on to eat more and then a bad day can lead to another bad day. So the “Grey“ area in this case would be to think more positively and say to yourself “ Well it’s only one thing or one day, I can still pull this back “We should think and talk to ourselves like we would to a friend. What would you say to a friend? (Start afresh tomorrow, You can do this) Remember at the end of the day, we can be our own best friend or our own worst enemy. Whatever news we get it is up to ourselves whether we take it as a Positive or a Negative. That’s your choice. We will leave you with this Positive thought .

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Listowel Celtic under 16s who won 9-1 against The Park at the weekend


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BALLYBUNION BALLYBUNION CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL Ballybunion Lights need your help, the lights will give the town a well-deserved lift, raising spirits, creating a positive atmosphere abou]t the place and making Ballybunion an enjoyable place for residents and visitors alike. The Ballybunion Community Forum have invested annually in a continuous replacement policy for the upgrading of the Town Lights due to the environment in town over the Christmas period. This is costly and requires continuous investment in the cables and bulbs. There is the ongoing cost of insurance, the hire of a cherry picker (Hoist), the cost of erecting the lights and trees, plus a legacy debt to the ESB (believed to be around €3,200), all of which must be covered. We are initiating this GoFundMe appeal to the townspeople and businesses of Ballybunion. With this support Ballybunion will have the Lights, seasonal appearance and Christmas Spirit as usual. Please donate what you can on the following link https://gofund.me/554b89da REMEMBRANCE MASS Remembrance mass for deceased members and friends of Ballybunion Active Retirement on Wednesday, November 30th at 2pm in the Convent, Doon Rd. All are welcome. BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET Christmas Market will be held this Saturday 26th November from 11am to 4pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. We are full to the brim with stallholders, Tir na nOg are having Santa Claus upstairs. It’s going to be a brilliant day so mark your calendars now. VISIT SANTA AT BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE Working in collaboration with The Ballybunion Community Markets Team, Tir Na Nóg will be holding a Christmas Event for families in the Ballybunion & Catchment area. Visit Santa’s Grotto at Ballybunion Community Centre, Saturday 26th November between 11am - 3pm. Prices are €15 for 1 child, €25 for 2 children and €10 for every child after. Pre Booking is required, Phone 087 057 3384. Book early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds go to Tír Na Nóg Childcare. ST JOHN’S CHURCH This year we will as always have our beautiful Remembrance Tree situated beside the altar. You can write down your loved ones names on the tag and hang the tag on the tree and please use sanitizer. You can also phone Geraldine and she will include them for you. BALLYBUNION ACTIVE RETIREMENT Ballybunion active retirement group are holding weekly meetings in the old convent, Doon road every Wednesday at 2pm. Some of the upcoming activities that have been arranged are as follows Wed Nov 30th Mass with Noel Nash singing at 2.00pm. Mon Dec 5th Creative Writing Class. Tues Dec 6th Art Class Wed Dec 7th Annual General Meeting 2.00pm. Contact Pat Buckley on 086 3561 615. CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Our Annual Christmas Afternoon tea dance will take place on Sunday December 11th from 3pm-5pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Admission on the day will be free as a thank you for everyone who has supported the tea dances during the year. Music will be by Ger Walsh. All are welcome to attend, which includes refreshments. Come along and enjoy a great afternoon of music, dance, chats and tea and dancers are encouraged to wear festive clothes. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY It is with great Delight we tell you that our Annual Christmas Senior Citizens Party is back. It will take place this year at The Ballybunion Golf Club, Sandhill Road on Friday December 16th with Mass at 7pm, followed by Christmas Dinner. There will be Music by Steve Donegan and of course the most important Man Santa Himself. Anyone entitled to a ticket please contact Eileen – 086 2234965 Con – 087 4184241 Marie – 087 9542102. Places are limited, the committee will also be calling Spot Prizes and Raffles on the night. Anyone wishing to buy a ticket can also do so. Looking forward to seeing you all. FIRST RESPONDERS REQUIRED Beale First Responders are looking for people who would like to become First Responders in the Ballybunion Parish. Full training will be given please contact Mike on 087-9502167.

TEENAGE ALCOHOL-FREE DISCO The next non-Alcohol teenage disco will be held on Saturday 3rd December in Ballybunion Community Centre. Live DJ with DJ Fringey. Disco from 9pm-11pm, Mineral bar on the night. Entry is €7. Parents are requested to drop off and pick up on TIME! Phone Mag on 086 375 0037 for more information CLOTHES COLLECTION Scoil Íosagáin’s Parents Association will hold several clothes collections throughout the year. Clothes can be dropped to the front door of the school at any time during the school year, during school hours Monday to Friday only. Reusable items of clothing, bed linen (No quilts or pillows), paired shoes, belts, handbags, towels and curtains. A big thank you to all who contributed to our last collection which was a great success. Please do not leave bags at the school gates. KILCONLY NATIONAL SCHOOL Is now open for enrollment applications for the 2023-2024 School Year. Please email the school for Pre-enrolment form before Friday 22nd Feb Email cillconla@gmail.com BALLYBUNION MEALS ON WHEELS The Ballybunion meals on wheels service will be delivered 3 days a week, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Anyone wishing to avail of delivery please contact Eileen Fogarty on 086 2234 965 or Con McCarthy on 087 418 4241. The areas covered are Ballybunion, Lisselton, Asdee and Ballylongford. The dinner will be delivered to your door by one of the men at the cost of €7 per meal.

CHILDREN’S ART AND CRAFT CLASSES Art and Craft classes for Children every Saturday Time 11.30am -1pm €12 per child. At the cottage Studio Gallery, Cinema Lane, Ballybunion. For children aged 5 to 12 years all welcome and all materials supplied. Booking is essential phone Marie telephone 086 066 4435 or email mariebrennan88@gmail.com. MEN’S AQUA AEROBICS Men’s only Aqua aerobics classes every Friday evenings in Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre. If interested please contact Martina on 0877973688 JOY FIT IRELAND Joy fit is a new exercise programme to Ballybunion, jumping for joy. The venue is the community centre. Tues, Thurs and Sat at 10am and is €15 per class. Booking is required because there are a limited number of boots and they depend on size and weight. Text +380686849819. BALLYBUNION CCÉ A reminder that music classes are every Friday in St Joseph Sec School. Registration is also available €6 per child, family membership €20. For more information on classes/times/ registration and hire of instruments Contact Betty 087 9662902. John Fennel Set Dancing Ltd will be doing lessons each Saturday in St Joseph’s Secondary School Hall. Enquires contact John 087 9941466 or Deirdre 086 8429548. SOCIAL DANCING Social Dancing takes place every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre “The Old Central Ballroom” A great night of fun and dancing including waltzing, jiving, quick set, line dancing etc. Please come along and show your support. You do not need a partner on the night. TAEKWON-DO BALLYBUNION Taekwon-do Classes are ongoing in Ballybunion Community Centre upstairs hall, on Wednesday evening for beginners aged 5yrs+, teens and adults and on Friday evenings for beginner teens and adults. Great for confidence, balance, co-ordination, fitness, self-defense, self-discipline and its fun. Beginners are always welcome - if interested please contact Michael on 087 9245637 BALLYDUFF CRAFT FAIR Ballyduff Craft Fair on Sunday 27th November in the community centre from 11am to 5pm. BALLYBUNION NOTES Ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com

Presentation of prizes in Ballybunion on Saturday for the Ladies Christmas Hamper, generously sponsored by Spar Supermarket, Listowel. L-R: Jodie O’ Keeffe (Prizewinner), Norma Browne (Lady President) and Catherine Moylan (Lady Captain and Prizewinner) - Anne Marie Healy (Prizewinner), Norma Browne (Lady President), Catherine Moylan (Lady Captain) and Elva Clancy (Prizewinner) - Teresa Cronin (Prizewinner), Norma Browne (Lady Pres), Mary Horgan (Prizewinner & Catherine Moylan (Lady Captain)


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The John Joe O’Sullivan Cup was presented to the winning Crotta Captain, Seán Weir, by Paudie Dineen, Treasurer Bord Iomána Ciarraí Thuaidh, after Crotta defeated Causeway in The North Kerry Senior Hurling “A” Championship Final by 1-14 to 0-14 on Saturday 19th November in Ballyduff GAA Grounds. Photo Mike Parker

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TARBERT TARBERT NEWS Email; tarbertnews@outlook.com or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday. DEATH The death took place of Margaret Mulvihill (née O’Connell) of Dooncaha, Tarbert. Margaret who was aged 74 died on Tuesday 15 November at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee. Margaret was one of 7 girls and 7 boys born to Mossie and Bridie O’Connell (nee Kissane) on a small holding in Dooncaha, Her late father had the distinction of building his own house in tough economic times when very little money or work was available. In the Fifties and Sixties, with a talent for music the O’Connell Ceili Band featuring Mossie and Bridie and members of their family featured regularly at local dance halls and cross roads settings. Margaret developed her talent for playing the accordeon at these sessions. She later married her neighbour Moss Mulvihill also from Dooncaha and the care of greyhounds and calves now featured while Moss completed his daily rounds as the local, friendly post man. In later years she was overcome by poor health and had to avail of nursing home care. She reposed at St Mary’s Funeral Home, Tarbert on Thursday 17 November. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr John O’Connor assisted by Fr Philip O’Connell in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Friday 18 November following removal of the remains from St Mary’s Funeral Home. Her granddaughter spoke of her gentleness and kindness and her love of card playing , baking and playing the accordeon. There was a large attendance both days and after the Requiem Mass she was removed to Shannon Crematorium for cremation. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Mossie and Bridie, brothers Joe and Maurice and nephew John Paul. Sympathy of the community is extended to her husband Moss, daughters Joan and Ann, sons-in-law Denis and Jason, brothers Richie, Michael, Jeremiah, Anthony and Patsy, to her sisters Mary, Nora, Breda, Joan, Kathleen and Patricia, neighbours, relatives and friends. The death also took place of Hanorah (Nancy) Fitzgibbon (née Lynch) of Main Street, Liscarrol, Mallow and formerly of Chapel Street, Tarbert. Nancy, in her nineties, died at Athlunkard Nursing Home, Westbury County Clare on Wednesday 16 November. Nancy was the daughter of Thomas and Annie Lynch (nee Howick) of Chapel Street, Tarbert Her late parents had worked at Major Leslie’s Tarbert House, Thomas as chauffeur and Annie as cook. She emigrated to England in the late Forties and worked in Cricklewood where she met her husband Dan Joe Fitzgibbon of Liscarroll. They later returned and lived at Liscarroll. She had spent the past four years as a nursing home patient. She reposed at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Buttevant on Friday 18 November. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday 19 November with burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant. Nancy was predeceased by her husband Dan Joe, sisters Kay Sschmidt, USA, Mary Dempsey, London, Margaret O’Connor, Glin and brother Danny, Croydon. Sympathy of the community is extended to her nephews, Tom O’Connor, Glin, Leo O’Connor, Tarbert and niece Joanne O’Connor, Killarney. CHRISTMAS LIGHTING 2022 Due to the fact that the old Christmas lights have become dangerous and are no longer fit for purpose, Tarbert Development Association needs to invest in new Christmas Street lights this year. The new lights will be safe and LED low energy use. The Association is currently running a Fundraising Sweepstake to meet the cost of supply and erection of new lights and fittings, etc. You can help towards the cost of the new lights by subscribing to the Fundraising campaign by joining the Sweepstake draw at Carmodys, Coolahans, the Swanky Bar, Kennellys Butchers and Brosnan’s Daybreak. You can also get in touch with any member of TDA or support it online at the TDA Facebook page- tarbert.ie Please support this worthy cause and help light up Tarbert this Christmas. Ní neart go chur le chéile. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY On this Sunday 27 November, a 30 table Craft Fair, Monster Raffle and Cake Sale will take place at Tarbert Community Centre from 12 noon to 4pm. Tea, coffee and seasonal treats will be available. This is a fundraiser for the new Christmas lights and admission is free.


BAKE FOR TDA As part of next Sunday’s Craft Fair in aid of Tarbert’s New Christmas Lights Project, Tarbert Development Association are asking people in the community to participate in Bake for TDA. Any home baking that you can do, however small, will be much appreciated. Committee members will be in the Community Centre on this Saturday 26 November from 5pm to 7pm to gratefully accept any home baking you can offer. This will be an excellent way to help the fundraising for which they thank you in advance. SANTA IS COMING TO TARBERT BRIDEWELL! Sunday 27th NOVEMBER 2pm - 4pm. €5 per child includes a gift. No pre-booking required TARBERT BRIDEWELL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE Tickets €2 or 3 for €5 on sale at Tarbert Bridewell Draw 20th December 2022 1st prize - Luxury food hamper Other prizes - Hampers from The Whistondale Collection, Brosnan’s Daybreak, Simply Devine Preserves, Marguerite’s Bakery, Kearney’s Bakery, Gift Voucher from Kennelly’s Hardware TARBERT POST OFFICE The Post Office now has in stock - Christmas Stamp offer of 20 national stamps booklet for €20. Last posting date for parcels to the USA is 7 December. Last posting date for parcels to Europe is 13 December. Large selection of mailing bags, boxes, bubble wrap, Christmas Cards and wrapping paper now available. KERRY ALL STAR Comhghairdeas to Niamh Carmody, Sallowglen, Tarbert who won her first All Star Award as right half forward on the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football All stars Team of 2022. Niamh who plays with Finuge/St Senans was one of 5 Kerry All Stars picked on the team. Hopefully Niamh will win the coveted All Ireland medal an bliain seo cughainn le cúnamh Dé. RAMBLING HOUSE A reminder that the Rambling House continues in the Community Centre, Tarbert on Saturday 26 November at 8pm. Musicians, singers, reciters and storytellers from North Kerry and West Limerick will be there on the night to provide the very best of traditional entertainment with a cupán tae agus beidh fáilte roimh gach einne. ST JOHN OF GOD Danny Finucane, on behalf of St John of God Services, Tralee would like to thank everybody who supported their recent concert in the Listowel Arms Hotel. A word of thanks to all the performers, including the Yershova sisters from the Ukraine, who took part on the night in a very enjoyable show which netted €3,640 for the Association. A particular word of thanks to Kitty McElligott and her daughter Annette for their help and assistance.

LIXNAW ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH Mass Times: Wednesday 23rd November at 10.00am. Wednesday 23rd November at 12 noon Senior Citizen Mass at the Community Centre. Friday 25th November at 7.30pm Mass for the Deceased. Saturday 26th November at 7.30pm for Elizabeth Savage, Pallas; Rose Quilter, Gortinare; Deceased members of the McAuliffe & Walsh Families, Lixnaw. IRREMORE CHURCH: Mass times: Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm Mass for the Deceased. Sunday 27th November at 11.00am for Edward Gerard O’Sullivan, Banemore. RATHEA CHURCH: Mass times: Monday 21st November at 7.30pm Mass for the Deceased. Sunday 27th Nov at 9.30am for Mary Dillon, Harrow, London & Caherconlish, Limerick. PARISH OFFICE: The Parish office is open from 11.00am – 2.00pm on Wednesdays. Tel. no. (066) 7132111. HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION 2023: The boys and girls who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next May 2023 are invited with their parents and families to a Rite of Enrolment Ceremony in Lixnaw Church on Saturday 26th November at 7.30pm Mass. The boys and girls who will be receiving their First Holy Communion next May 2023 are invited with their parents and families to a Rite of Enrolment Ceremony in Irremore Church on Sunday 27th November at 11am Mass. LIXNAW GAA SPLIT THE BUCKET DRAW: Congratulations to Ciss Scanlon, Ahabeg, on winning €139 in the Split the Bucket Draw. The extra name drawn this week for the Christmas Hamper Draw is Nora Marie Murphy, Sli na Faiche. Next draw will take place in the Railway Bar, Lixnaw. Thanks for your continued support. LIXNAW DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATON The AGM of the Lixnaw Development Association will be held on Thursday 1st December at the Hermitage Park, Lixnaw at 7.30pm. If the group is to keep operating for another year, we need new members so please attend if you are interested in the maintenance and development of the Village and its environs. LIXNAW CLUB LOTTO DRAW Jackpot €9,350. Numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 19, 21. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Lauren Lyons, Ballyhorgan; Tommy Commane, Irrebeg; Roy John’s, England. Next draw Monday 21st November in the McCarthy’s Bar, Finuge. Jackpot €9,400. BALLYDUFF CRAFT FAIR A Craft Fair will be held in Ballyduff on Sunday 27th November from 11am to 5pm. CONTACT To include items in the Lixnaw notes, please email lixnawnotes@gmail.com by 10pm on Sunday evening.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS There was a full house in Tarbert Community Centre when the curtain went up on Friday night’s performance of ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’, a comedy in two acts from the pen of Tommy Marren, staged by Tarbert Theatre Players. It is a play with a lot of dialogue, which made the opening scene in which ‘the happy couple’ are celebrating their 40th. Wedding Anniversary a gem. Maggie and Mattie have not spoken to each other for over ten years, so for over 5 minutes not a word is spoken- the interplay from both with the boiling kettle on the kitchen range is the only sound and communication between them. Well done to the cast for a flawless, word -perfect performance which merited a standing ovation from the audience. This is a performance which deserves an extended run at a later date or a wider audience in a venue like St John’s in Listowel and should compete in a Drama Festival. The hard working cast included Tom Stack, Noelle McGibney, Shane Wall, Ciara Shine, Niamh Wall, Jerry O’Connell, Aine Enright and Pádraig O’Connor. The very effective stage director was Cormac Wall while the very fine set was the work of P. J. Normile and comhghairdeas also to the backroom helpers. Hopefully Maggie will have finished knitting a pair of wool socks for husband Mattie in time for Christmas. While ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ was a sure cure for the blues, I am sure everybody was talking about a great performance all round over three nights from Tarbert Theatre Players.

Seamus Mulvihill brought Sam Maguire to the delighted residents of Ard Chúram Day Care Centre on Wednesday. Seamus is pictured with his mother Margaret

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Congrats to the Causeway Comprehensive U16.5 football team who are through to the Joe O’Connor Shield Final after a 2 point win against Abbeyfeale. Conditions were tough but they progressed thanks to some great scores in the second half. Final TBC

Listowel Celtic U12s Girls enjoying Training on Tuesday 15th November

Well done to St. Michael’s College TY students who celebrated Think Languages 2022 last Friday, and participated in a wonderful day of activities including an opening ceremony, Italian and Cuisine, Beginners Chinese, International Snacks, Irish sign language with Geraldine Broderick and finished up with Spanish and Flamenco! A day full of culture, fun and smiles!

Pupils for Coolard National School, who were picked for the Kerry School Boy’s and School Girls Soccer Teams. Pictured is Tadhg Dalton, Mary Walsh & Daisy O Donnell

A man who has travelled many roads Patrick Sheehan Martin from Glin arriving at Ballyduff Coursing on Sunday. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Katie Joy celebrating her 21st in Ballybunion last Saturday with family and friends

Listowel Emmets Split the Bucket Winner on 22nd November. Ayden Brosnan receiving his cheque of €1,010.50 with his mom Sandra from Cormac Mulvihill and committee members. Ticket sold in Jumbo’s. Next draw on Tuesday 6th December

Listowel Celtic Under 13 girls who won 4-1 at the weekend against Iveragh Utd

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AGM: The Club AGM will take place on Friday December 2nd at 7.30pm in the clubhouse, all nominations and motions to be with the secretary no later than this Friday 25th November at 4.30pm. The Coiste na nOg AGM will take place on Friday night 25th November at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. The Ladies AGM will take place on Thursday night 1st December at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Annual Club Draw: A huge thank you to everyone that has supported our Annual Draw, we held our September and October draws on Thursday night and below are the results. September Draw €300 Shane Galligan Dublin €100 John O’Callaghan Listowel €100 PJ Kissane Glenoe Listowel €100 Killian, Dylan & Darren Browne Listowel €60 Bridget Tydings Listowel €60 Liz McCarthy Cork October Draw €300 Tom Enright Online Sales €100 Gearoid, Oisin & Sean Mulvihill Listowel €100 DJ & Marie Mulvihill Listowel €100 Daniel Rice Dublin €60 Michael Gleeson Dublin €60 Shane Curran Cork Our November and December draws will take place in early December. North Kerry Senior Championship – Semi Final Emmets 0-12 Brosna 0-12 Fixtures - North Kerry Senior Championship - Semi Final Replay Sunday 27th November at 1.30pm Listowel Emmets v Brosna Venue: Duagh North Kerry Novice Championship - Semi Final Saturday 26th November at 2pm Listowel Emmets C V Clounmacon Venue: TBC

Beale juniors are through to another North Kerry final. We had the upperhand on Desmonds B in the semi-final of in the North Kerry Intermediate Cup on Sunday. Hailstones greeted the supporters as they arrived for the noon clash at Páirc de Staic We got off to the better start and, despite a number of wides, established a lead raising the green flag and saw us at half time lead by 1-4 to 0- 4. Desmonds were always chasing the game and, despite a few goalmouth scrambles, failed to find the Beale net. An entertaining game of football which saw us come out winners on a score line of 1-11 to 0-11. We now look forward to the final against Ballydonohue B on Saturday, December 3rd. Venue and time to be confirmed. Beale lined out as: Tommy O’Neill, Andrew O’Connor, Podge Holly, Darragh Hanrahan, John Martin Horgan, Joe Finch, Daithí Toomey, Shane Joy, Daniel Hayes, Barry O’Neill, Callum McSweeney, Bernard O’Callaghan, Rory Mulvihill, Barry O’Mahoney and Seân Maloney. Substitutes, Eric Daly for Sean Maloney (inj), James McMahon for Barry O’Mahoney (inj), Barry Ryan for Rory Mulvihill, Mark Hennessy for John Martin Horgan, Colm Carolan for Mark Hennessy (inj). John Blake, Jack O’Sullivan, Philip Hornyak, Aaron Kelly, Thomas Pierce, David Hennessy and Dermot Cummins Beale GAA Club host our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 26th, in Ballybunion Community Centre at 8 o’clock. Any member who would like a copy of the Annual Report and other documents please email Bríd, secretary.beale.kerry@gaa.ie There was no jackpot winner and no match-3 winners in this week’s Beale Lotto which took place in Mikey Joe’s on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 10, 25, 27 and 32. Luck dip winners each receive €25: Eilis Casey and Kevin Lynch (online) and Mike Lynch and Teresa Doran. Next week’s jackpot is €2,1050. The draw takes place on Sunday night in The Olde Attic at 9 o’clock. A huge ‘míle buíochas’ to everyone who supports and promotes the Beale Lotto. Tickets, €2 each or 3 for a fiver, are available in Joyce’s Newsagents or in the local pubs. Play online by downloading the Clubforce app or simply click the link on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or log onto https://clubforce. com/clubs/beale-gaa-kerry/. All online entries must be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw – entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Join us for a game if 41 in The Bunker on Friday nights. A great social occasion! Meet at 9 o’clock. Everyone welcome.



Mens Foursomes 14 Hole Competition – Cashen Course – 20th November 2022 1st Eamon Fitzmaurice & TJ Galvin 29pts 2nd Damien Ryan & John McEnery 28pts 3rd John Carroll & Sean O Sullivan 27pts

Draw 21/11/22 - Numbers Drawn 17-19-25-31 Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners €40 Kate & Denise c/o Credit Union €20 Bridie Bambury, Lisselton €20 Marcella Chute, Listowel €20 Sean Culhane, Glin €20 Tom Shine c/o Mikes Next Draw 21/11/22 at Con Dillons - Jackpot €5,400

Sunday 27th November 2022 – Mens Christmas Hamper Sponsored by John J Galvin & Son Ltd – Old Course and Cashen Course

Best of luck to all teams in action this weekend, from under 12,s to Seniors. Many of our teams are progressing onto the next rounds of the National Cup, we wish them every success in this competition. Keep an eye on Listowel Celtic’s face book page for fixtures and results. Listowel Celtic Academy continues next Sunday morning but please note matches instead of training this week for some of our boys on Saturday. U7’s Boys match 2pm to 3pm on Saturday 26th November against LB Rovers in Pat Kennedy Park. U8’s Boys match 3.30pm to 4.30pm Saturday November 26th against LB Rovers in Park Kennedy Park. U9’s Boys Born 2014. 10.45am-11-45am U10’s Boys Away to Park Saturday morning. U8’s Girls Born 2015/16/17 10.45am-11.45am U10’s Girls Born 2013/14 10.45am-11.45am Help is required from parents for the running of the academy each Sunday morning so please speak to Mark if you are available. Contact Mark Loughnane (087) 211 9172 In the interest of safety we ask that all children are dropped and collected by an adult from the area they are training. Pat Kennedy park can be very busy on Sunday mornings with traffic. Listowel Celtics World Cup Fundraiser. With the World Cup starting on Friday November 20th, can you predict which two teams will reach the final on December 18th. Get your predictions in now. €10 to enter Entry cards available at O’Connells Decor and JK Sports, committee and team managers. Can be played online also. Closing date for entries November 24th.



Ladies 18 Holes Stableford Singles – Old Course – Tuesday 15th Nov 2022 1st Marie Benn (34) 34 pts 2nd Muireann O’ Sullivan (49) 33 pts 3rd Colleen McElligott (33) 32 pts 4th Elaine Molyneaux (21) 31 pts Ladies Christmas Hamper Sponsored by Spar Listowel – Cashen Course – Saturday 19th November 2022 1st Joan Scanlan (11),Mary Hickey Keane (31) and Marianne Relihan 36) 51.2pts 2nd Margaret McAuliffe (5), Catherine Moylan (26), and Jodie O’ Keeffe (36) 51.3pts 3rd Louise Griffin (18), Anne Marie Healy (25) and Elva Clancy (35) 52.2pts 4th Teresa Cronin (20), Mary Horgan (23) and Catherine Walsh (31) 52.6pts Saturday 26th November 2022 – Ladies Fourball Betterball – Cashen Course Tuesday 29th November 2022 - Ladies Competition – Cashen Course Senior Men’s Competition Fixtures: Thursday 24th November 2022 - Senior Mens Competition– Cashen Course Senior Ladies Competition Fixtures: Friday 25th November 2022 - Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course


There was no winner of the €4,200 jackpot Numbers drawn were 10,13,26 and 27 Lucky dips: 1. John Finucane, Online 2. Ursula Enright, Moyvane 3. Liam “Speedy” Nolan, c/o Speedys Bar 4. Kathleen Walsh, Leitrim East 5. Mulvihill Girls, Blanemore Ballylongford

Tickets are available Online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets also available at Enright’s Bar, Speedy’s Bar, Hanrahans Bar,Kennellys Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member. Next Weeks Jackpot is €4,400 and will be held in Hanrahans Bar Sunday the 27th of November at 8:30 As always thank you for your continued support. #UpTheBoro CLUB AGM: The AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, 2nd December at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend. Any Motions or Officer Nominations must be with Club Secretary Aine Cronin by Friday, 25th November. Email to secretary.moyvane.kerry@gaa.ie or text 0879816732.


No winner of the jackpot of €10,600. Numbers drawn 9,13,25,32 €50 Padraig & Eoghan Shanahan €30 Helen O Brien Scrahan €20 The Staff Duagh Family Centre €20 Denis O Connor Moyvane €20 Heidi Buckley Duagh Christmas draw entrant 1. Maurice Dowling. Match 3 draw entrants Martina Kelly c/o Jim’s. David Sheehan Greenville Listowel Next weeks jackpot €10,700 with draw in O Briens Bar Mon night at 9.30pm Thank you all for your continued support. Tickets available from usual sellers/ outlets and online at www.klubfunder.com


Lotto Draw results: The numbers drawn for 18th November 2022, were as follows; 8, 14, 20, 29. The Jackpot was €7,900 and there was no jackpot winner. The following won 30 euro lucky dips; Donal Foley - Ballybunion. Patrick Moran - Lisaniskea. Mike and Paddy Hussey - Ballyduff. Maureen O’ Sullivan - Online. Eileen Kennelly- Online. The following won three free tickets: Martina & Liam. Brenda Riordan. Josie O’ Connor - Online Next Jackpot will be €8,000 and it will take place Friday 25th November 2022 in the Clubhouse. Kieran Corridan Intermediate Championship Final Sponsored by South of Ireland Waste Disposal Saturday 3rd December @ 2pm E.T Venue: T.B.C. Ballydonoghue B v Beale


Monthly €500 Draw: Our next draw takes place on Sunday 5th December 2022. Don’t forget to purchase your ticket and be in the draw for a GUARANTEED Prize of €500. Yes, €500 will be won!! Tickets are available online tarbertgaa.ie, from committee members and from the Post Office. 2023 Registration evening details Date: Thursday 1st December 2022 - Time: 6 – 8pm Venue: Tarbert Community Centre Registration for Teams: U6s / U8s / U10s / U12s / U14s / U16s To celebrate the launch of our new club for 2023, Shannonside Tarbert LGFA are offering an exciting registration package for all the girls who register with us before 5th December 2022. Included in this package each girl will receive a new training kit to the value of €60, including a newly designed training jersey, along with newly designed shorts and socks – FREE of Charge. Yes, you read this correctly – FREE of Charge!. This exciting new package is only on offer for 2023 for our launch year so be sure to register before 5th December to avail of this offer so orders can be placed for the gear to be delivered in January 2023. Please bring your child to the registration evening as they will also get to cast their vote on the choice of design of our New Kit!!

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This package is sponsored by friends of Shannonside Tarbert LGFA, who understand that during this current cost of living crisis we should do everything possible to remove any obstacles preventing our girls playing their sport. The new training kit is planned to be presented to each player by guests from Kerry GAA and Kerry LGFA at our launch night in January 2023.


Lenamore are back to winning ways with a really hard fought victory over Killorglin C. In a very close first half, the deadlock could not be broken. Lenamore had the better possession playing some very good soccer, but found it hard to break the Killorglin offside trap. The hosts kept Killorglin down to only a couple of chances which were well dealt with by Tommy Barrett in the Lenamore goal. Lenamore opened brightly in the second. Conor Hogan won the ball in the middle, playing to the feet of Mikey Nolan, who duely returned it for Hogan to thread it though to Michael Holly. The Lenamore winger beat the last defender on his run into the box and hammered it into the top corner past the diving keeper, making it 1-0. Both teams had chances in the second half in what was a very good game by two footballing teams. Both keepers were forced into making saves, the best of which was a rasping free kick that the Killorglin keeper tipped around the post, diving down to his left. It remained 1-0 mainly thanks to a super performance from Lenamore Captain Ciaran O Connor who lead from the back in another man of the match showing. A special mention for Adam Mahony who was in for the injured Brion Cregan. Adam ran so hard in the middle of the park, and was onto every loose ball. A thoroughly excellent team performance. The church gate collection raised €344 last weekend. The club launched its Xmas Raffle fundraiser this week, loads of prizes, €5 per ticket.

Listowel Celtic under 12 Boys won 5-1 against Lifford at the weekend in the National Cup

The defibrillator is live and available on the clubhouse. There is a CFR course on in Knockanure Dec 3rd at 12 noon. Contact 087 7720302 for more information. Follow the club Facebook page for updates.


Lotto Results 17/11/2022 - No Winner of Jackpot 6900 Numbers drawn: 9-10-13-30 Lucky Dips: 50 Chris Lyons, Dromerin 30 Avery Drew Beasley O’Flaherty, c/o Saddle Bar 20 David Keane, Clounmacon 20 Dan O’Connor Clounmacon play Listowel Emmets C in North Kerry Novice Cup on Sat 26th November - Venue: TBC - Time 2.00pm

Young Ballyduff coursing supporters enjoying a brief bit of sunshine on Friday were Jack Houlihan, Darragh James, Cillian Mulcahy and Scott Sheehan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Padraig Bunyan sponsor presenting the cup to former Ballylongford footballer Donie Mulvihill after “Ballylongford” won the Round Tower Stake at Ballyduff. Also included are members of the Tri Na Ceile syndicate. Photo Moss Joe Browne

There was great excitement in Ballyduff NS on Friday night when Ballyduff Coiste na nÓg held our Annual Medal Presentation. Gearóid Hegarty was on hand to present the medals and to say a few words of encouragement to a captive audience. Huge thanks to Gearóid for taking time out of his schedule to come and present the medals and what a big occasion for some of our younger members who got to meet one of their hurling heroes. The medal presentation draws all the Coiste na nÓg activity for the year to a close. Thanks to all the coaches who put in tremendous work all year, this is also a night where we recognise the enthusiasm and energy that they put into every training session. It won’t be long before we’re looking forward to it all kicking off again in 2023 and long summer evenings spent in the sportsfield

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“It’s the not knowing that’s the problem. You’re wondering and pondering and imagining all kinds of things but you don’t know for sure. There’s nothing worse than waiting..... not knowing...” We were chatting about waiting for blood test results. As always, the conversation went on to waiting for various health treatments, whether they would work or not, and all the anxiety that waiting can cause, the vulnerability of being suspended as it were in waiting mode and the not knowing how long before there’s a definite clear positive answer. Haven’t we all been there? It got me thinking. Sometimes we want microwave answers to life’s problems.


But that’s not realistic. I will refer to a bible verse in Ecclesiastes chapter 3: verse 1 because I try (and very often fail) to use the Word of God as my manual for living. The verse is “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven.” followed by 8 further verses well worth a read.


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Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

“ There is always a face before us, A voice we would love to hear, A smile we will always remember, Of one we love so dear. Deep in our heart lies a picture, More precious than silver or gold, It’s a picture of our PJ, Whose memories will never grow old.” Lovingly remembered today and always, Steph, Rachel, Eilish, Kitty & Maureen. First Anniversary mass 7pm in St.Michaels Church Ballylongford Saturday the 26th of November.


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