It was a historic day last Friday on the bridge outside Abbeyfeale Town which divides the counties of
ick. Ballyduff man J.P.Hussey
BLOOD DONATION CLINIC BALLYBUNION TODAY - 25TH MAY
A Blood Donation Clinic is open today 25th of May, and they are appealing for the support of the community. The clinis is in The Community Centre in Ballybunion from 4.45pm to 8pm. New donors are very welcome. Please phone 1800 222 111 for appointment.
Did you know?
Did you know that approximately 1000 people in Ireland get blood transfusions every week? Transfusions can happen for a variety of reasons - cancer treatment, surgery, car accidents, and childbirth complications to name a few.
• 1 in 4 of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime
• 67% of donated blood is used to treat cancer patients & people with blood disorders.
• 27% of donated blood is used in surgery and emergency situations
• 6% of donated blood is used to treat blood loss after childbirth and to help premature babies
• 100% of donated blood is precious and saves lives in Ireland everyday.
Your gift could save a life!
Why not become a blood donor and save lives? This is your opportunity give the gift of life.
ANNUAL MS BUSKING DAY IN LISTOWEL
Volunteering Week was a great success in Listowel on Friday last, numerous people gave of their time to make the Busking Day a success for the local branch of the MS Society. All monies collected are used locally for various therapies for the clients. The committee thank the volunteers and the general public for their generosity for the annual event.
EXPERT IRISH RAP ARTIST TO HOLD WORKSHOP IN ST. JOHN’S
Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, expert Irish rap artist and renowned Listowel poet will hold a workshop on Monday 29th May at St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre with students from Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail. It will be co-facilitated by Proinsias Mac Cárthaigh from The Kabin Studio.
The Kabin Studio are first class specialists in song composition and music production, primarily based on their love for hip-hop and original music. Their approach is holistic and includes the facilitation of workshops, recording and producing original songs. This full day workshop will give the students an introduction to composing and producing hip-hop music. They will learn voice, recitation and stage performance techniques throughout the day.
All the essentials will be covered in regards creating and developing new material through writing, song structure, theatre performance and reciting techniques. The first half of the workshop will be spent developing song concepts, practicing speech rhythms, composing verses, performing pieces and rehearsing. The second half of the workshop will see the students record their newly composed verses.
Traditional Irish songs and verses will be used as a source for forming the new song. Musical instruments will be used as part of the project as will the sound of dancers for percussion. The students will also have the opportunity to learn how to handle recording equipment.
This event is funded by the new Ciste Spreagtha Fund, which is supported by Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and is an important development in promoting the Irish language. The project is a great way to increase opportunities to use the Irish language across communities and to celebrate the language at a local level.
This will be a wonderful space for the students to use the Irish language creatively in an environment far removed from the restraints that can be felt at times in the classroom. “It’s all about raising awareness of the language and bringing communities together by organising events aimed at people who wish to use the language and learn the language,” says Áine Ní Chuaig of St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre who initiated the workshop.
Ó Súilleabhain says he is very much looking forward to getting a taste of the musical and poetic talents of the young students in Listowel. “I’m also anticipating a return to my roots because it was in fact at Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail I first began rhyming as a young student. In a way, I will be meeting the next generation of young Irish language rappers, writers and musicians from the town of Listowel.”
“We’re delighted that St. John’s Theatre have been awarded this funding and we’re very excited about the collaboration with Séamus Barra and The Kabin Studio. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the students to try out something different and have fun with the language,” says Ní Chuaig. “It’ll be very interesting to hear what they produce and it will hopefully inspire some new young writers as Gaeilge in Listowel.”
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Welcome to my weekly column. My name is Caroline and as a certified DóTERRA essential oil specialist I have been delighted to help, guide and support so many people along with their friends and families throughout North Kerry and West Limerick over the last three years on their essential oil journey. I know how these Oils can support the Body, the Mind and the Mood and each week I’ll be sharing lots of tips and information on Self-Care, Wellness, Love and Gratitude when using your DóTerra essential oils as part of your every day routine.
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After recently returning from a very inspirational and educational essential oil journey in Lisbon, Portugal, it is now my duty to share with you some simple uses for using DóTERRAS essential oils in your daily routine to live a life of wellness.
If you have never used these essential oils before, continue reading my weekly column, check out my social media pages and contact me on the number below to educate yourself on how best to get the most benefits from these oils. When you start introducing the oils by using and diffusing daily in your home space / work environment, you and your family will see the benefits and the difference in your life for better health and vitality.
LISTOWEL POP-UP GAELTACHT RETURNS TO JOHN B’S
The Listowel Pop-Up Gaeltacht community once again met at John B. Keane’s Bar last Friday, May 19th. Pop-Up Gaeltacht Lios Tuathail, which is going from strength to strength, meet once a month at John B. Keane’s Bar for a drink, an informal chat and quite often a tune or a song! Instruments are welcomed.
It is a popular event for socialising as Gaeilge in North Kerry and new members are always embraced. A warm welcome and céad míłe fáilte isteach is always on offer by host Billy Keane. Everybody is welcome to come along, join in and practice their cupla focal in a relaxed atmosphere. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Musician and singer Breanndán Ó Beaglaíoch from Baile na bPoc made a surprise appearance on Friday night and raised the rafters with his tunes and songs.
“We had a lovely seisiún ceoil with Breanndán. There were plenty of singers, musicians and dancers amongst us which made for a great night. There were some Mayo people present too, who were on their way to Killarney for the match. They also participated in the seisiún and added to the craic!”
“Once again, we had a wonderful turnout at this months’ gathering. It just seems to be growing and growing which is fantastic! We had a number of new-comers too which is always so nice to see. Everybody is welcome to come along and engage with the language, no matter what level they’re at. And the music and song is a great way to involve everybody le chéile. We encourage participants to bring along their musical instruments.”
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Balance is also very helpful for calming overactive children who have difficulty in settling down. It helps to ground energies and can assist us in manifesting our visions with the patience of a tree. To order your dóTerra Balance essential oil you can reach me on the number below. Balance is also available as part of a beautiful Aromatherapy Kit that comes with a diffuser which would make a fabulous gift for someone special or you might decide to treat yourself!
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Check out my Social Media pages for more information. You are welcome to join my Free upcoming In-Person class in Listowel Community Centre on Thursday May 25th at 7pm. For private Oil Consultations and Wellness Work Talks please contact me on the number below as pre-booking is now essential.
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LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS NEED YOU
Following their recent AGM Listowel Tidy Towns are making a very special but urgent appeal to all resident associations, community groups and interested individuals of all ages to come on board as they prepare for their first judging.
Yes! Its that time of the year again. Judging starts the 1st June and as many hands as possible are needed to tackle a variety of jobs before any judges arrive. Remember any place and anything that’s in view of the public eye is taken into account.
Listowel Tidy Towns are crying out for new blood and new ideas. Unfortunately many members are no longer able to do the work that they were undertaking. If Listowel is to maintain the high standard it has worked so hard to achieve it needs the full support and involvement of the whole community. Remember Listowel Tidy Towns group is a voluntary community group working for and with the community. The future of Listowel and Listowel Tidy Towns is solely in your hands.
Jackie (PRO) says “In order for the work of the Listowel Tidy Towns group to continue we need more than words of praise and encouragement. We need more hands on deck. We need community committment”.
The people of Listowel have been bought into the theme of “Tidy Towns” and hopefully this theme will continue into the future.
Listowel Tidy Towns meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening outside St. John’s in The Square at 7pm. If that doesn’t suit, why not organise a cleanup in your own area. Listowel Tidy Towns need you!
You can keep up to date with the happens of the group by checking out the Listowel Tidy Towns Facebook page or for further information ring Mary on 987 627 0033
Jacqueline Barrett-Madigan PRO
SAN RITA WELLNESS
Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column…We hope you are safe and well
Over the past few years the food pyramid has changed in comparison to when we were growing up. Previously it was recommended to include 3 to 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, now the recommendations are that we include between 5 and 7 a day.
Do you feel that you are getting in the recommended daily allowance?
There are many different ways to include more fruit and veg daily.
Here are some ideas that may help you to get in variety in your meals.
Add chopped fruit into your bowl of cereal to bulk it up.
Try added some stewed apple into your porridge.
Fresh fruit chopped up with yogurt and half a weetabix crumbled over it. Add mushrooms and tomatoes alongside your eggs.
Soups are always a great way to get in your vegetables.
Bulk up your sandwich or wrap with lots of salad ingredients.
Fill your omelette with mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes.
Add some chopped veg through cooked pasta.
Frozen or fresh they all count towards your 5 to 7 a day.
Ensure to have at least 2 kinds of veg on your dinner plate.
Curries are also a great way to get in your vegetables.
Half of your dinner plate should be vegetables
Fruit and veg chopped up make a great healthy alternative snack
You can use a yogurt dip or a salsa dip if you like a bit of a kick.
Fruit is very portable so pop an apple or a banana in your bag for when you are out and about. Mashed banana on toast is also a very filling snack.
Some people love to set their own little garden, but today we would love for you to come into our garden of positivity.
Instant Garden of Success
Plant 5 rows of Peas
Patience | Perseverance | Preparation | Planning | Positiveness
Include 2 rows of Squash
Squash negative thoughts | Squash deprivation
Add 4 rows of Lettuce
Let us be positive | Let us take responsibility | Let us be in control | Let us reward our efforts
No Garden is complete without Turnips
Turn up with a positive attitude | Turn up with a smile | Turn up with a new idea
Turn up with real determination | Turn up with success
May your garden flourish
Our final thought for this week is “5 P’s” Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. For extra support and for weekly accountability check us out on Facebook San Rita Wellness or sanritawellness.ie for details of our “In Person Meetings“, “At Home Service“ or our “One to One Service“.
NB - Our weekly “In Person Meetings” take place in the Kerry Writers Museum, The Square, Listowel every Wednesday and in The Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre every Thursday.
Give us a call on Sandra 087 6718377 or Rita 087 1012174
Until next week, Sandra and Rita
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The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Club, Lady’s Walk Hurling Club and the Ballyduff Community Games Committee Lotto Draw for Tuesday May 16th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 3, 10 & 20 and the Bonus number was 9. There was no winner of the €19,500 Jackpot or the €400 match three. The €20 Consolation winners were Michael O’Carroll, Lacca; Nicky/Noreen Leen, Tower Drive; Kathleen O’Connor, Lacca. The Lotto Draw takes place on each Tuesday night at the GAA Clubrooms. Tickets cost €2.50 each and are available at the local shops and businesses and from members of the promoting Clubs. Remember “If you are not in you can’t win”. You may also play the Lotto online at www. ballyduffgaa.com.
Senior hurlers: Our Senior hurlers took a step closer to qualification for the semi-finals of the Credit Union sponsored County Senior Hurling League Division 1 when they defeated Abbeydorney on Friday evening last. We seemed to be cruising when leading by seven points with ten minutes left but a controversial goal and two points reduced the lead to two, but we weathered the storm and emerged victorious on the score Ballyduff 2 –16 Abbeydorney 2 – 12. In the final round game on Tuesday evening last Ballyduff were at home to Kilmoyley.
Féile na nGael: Our Coiste na nÓg committee are busy making arrangements for our team’s participation in Feile na nGael in Mayo on the weekend of June 24th. Fund raising is ongoing so you can help by contributing to the “Go fund me” page or subscribe to the Draw being organised with some lovely prizes on offer. Please contribute and help make it a memorable weekend for our young heroes.
Kerry teams: Ballyduff players were well represented on County teams in the past week. On Thursday evening in Newcastle West, Evan Boyle, captained the Kerry minor football team who defeated Limerick to qualify for the Munster Final.
On Saturday Ballyduff players were on County Academy teams who were in action Gavin Murphy, Shay Murphy, Calum Sheehy-Carey, Jake Segal, Reece O’Connor and Adam Lynch we’re on the under 16 team that defeated Kildare in Dromakee.
John Curtin and Jake Rochford were on the under 15 team that lost to a strong Tipperary team.
Sean Ross-Gorman, Darragh James, Jack Houlihan, Jack Purcell and Aodhan Slattery who were in Carlow taking part in an intercounty blitz where they won their three games. Well done to all.
Night at the Dogs: Shannon Rangers GAA is organising a night at the dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee on Friday June 9th. Tickets are €10 each, with the winner of the combination receiving €500 and includes entry on the night. A great night’s entertainment is assured with music after racing. Tickets are available from local Club Officers.
Senior Football: Our Senior football team gained their first full points of the County Football League when they defeated St Pat’s Blennerville at home on Sunday. Behind by 5 points with 15 minutes left Ballyduff made a great comeback scoring the last 7 points of the game to win by two points 0 – 15 to 1 – 10.
U21 Football: North Kerry under 21 footballers had a good win in the first round of the County under 21 Football Championship over Legion at Asdee on Wednesday of last week. Adam Segal, Darragh Slattery, Kevin Goulding, Nathan McGrath and Shane O’Sullivan were Ballyduff representatives on the team.
Masses for the week:
Thursday 10.00am: Nora Walsh, Moyvane
Friday 7.00pm: James & Maryanne O’Connor
Saturday 6.30pm: Mass in Causeway
Sunday 11.00am: Eddie & Margaret Hussey; Mike & Bridie Walsh; Bridie McElligott
Ministers of the Eucharist: Sunday 11.00am – Mary O’Sullivan/Phyllis Supple/Bridie Quinlan.
Reader: Sunday 11.00am – Des Rochford
Divine Mercy Devotions: Every Sunday at 3pm
Eucharist Adoration: Every Thursday 10.30am – 11.30am
Rosary: at Tobar Rí an Domhnach, Lady’s Walk, Monday to Friday daily at 3.00pm during the month of May.
CHY4 Annual Certificates: will be distributed during the coming weeks. Please return them as soon as possible.
Parishioners have nothing to fear by signing these forms as they don’t affect your tax liabilities in any way. They provide vital income for the upkeep and maintenance of our Churches.
Graveyards Masses: Derrico on Wednesday 21st June at 7.30pm: Rattoo on Tuesday 25th July at 7.30pm: Rahela on Friday 28th July at 7.30pm: Killury on Wednesday 14th June at 7.30pm: St. John’s Cemetery on Friday June 23rd at 7.30pm.Congratulations: to the Children of Sliabh a’ Mhadra N.S. who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, also their parents & teachers.
All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock: on Sunday 3rd June: from 1.00pm. Holy Mass, Rosary, Stations of the Cross & a Talk. Main celebrant of Mass – Archbishop Eamon Martin. A bus will leave Kerry – book early by calling Eilís on (087)6341538.
On Thursday June 15th Cash for Clobber will collect reusable items of clothing, bed linen (No continental quilts or pillows), paired shoes, belts, handbags, towels and curtains from the school. The money we receive enables us to provide extra resources and opportunities for our pupils. Therefore, we would appeal to you to drop off any items of clothing you no longer need and also spread the word amongst your acquaintances. A big thank you to all who contributed to our last collection which was a great success. Clothes can be dropped in the shelter here at the school on the evening of the 14th June or from early morning to 10.00am on June 15th.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our annual Kenmare Trek is open for registration!
Join us and walk in memory or in honour of a loved one. Led by the Kenmare Walking Club on Saturday 10th June. (Meeting at 10am departing at 10.30am sharp) Walkers will meet at the Kenmare Bay Hotel and a bus will transport walkers to the starting point, Derrycunihy Church, Galway’s Bridge and then proceed along the Old Kenmare Road back to Kenmare.
Registration is €30 and all proceeds will go towards supporting Brú Columbanus, home from home for relatives of patients in Cork Hospitals and the Hospice, in particular relatives of sick children.
Ballyduff Tidy Towns Committee would like to acknowledge the recent grant of €1,000 from Kerry County Council Community Support Fund. This money will help us design signage for our biodiversity projects and plant more native trees around the village. To find out more about our activities please follow us on Facebook.
ST. BRENDANS AC
St Brendan’s AC juvenile club has been confirmed as 3rd top club at the recent Kerry Athletics county championships. A huge haul of medals over a variety of events ensured that the club retained its 3rd position while increasing its points tally. Well done to all the club community for making this happen, especially the massive squad of dedicated juveniles involved in the club at the present time. Training will focus on the Munster championships after this Wednesday’s final general session in ARC which will be a celebration of recent successes. Training details are on social media. Master’s athletes will be in Munster action on bank holiday Saturday and Monday in Templemore
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MARIAN HALL BINGO & BLOTTO
Results for Thursday, May 18. Numbers drawn: 1, 5, 10, 32. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100: James Flaherty, Kilmorna. €50: Breda & Margaret, Tidy Towns, Listowel. €20 each: Con Fitzgerald, c/o Marie Wrenn. Emer & Ronin Kidney, Limerick. Tom Moriarty, Ballyduff. Edward Joseph Kennelly, Lisselton. Kathleen McDonnell, John B. Keane Grove, Listowel c/o Caroline Maune. Free Tickets: Denis Hughes, Aughrim, Moyvane. Bernie Curtin, c/o Caroline Maune. Michelle Buckley, c/o Noreen O’Connell, Ahalahanna. Johanna Dunlavey, Athea. Linda Scannell, Upper Aughrim. This Thursday night’s Jackpot (May 25) is €7,500 and the draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall. Bingo starts at 8.00pm. Thank you for your support.
SPLIT THE BUCKET
The draw will be held during Bingo in the Marian Hall on last Thursday night (May 25). €260 was won by Anna Maria Kennelly, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. The next draw will be held at Bingo on Thursday, June 01. This is a very important fundraiser for your local school and when you support it you are supporting your own children. It could be you next time. Thank you to the local businesses for making envelopes available. You can get your envelopes in Holly’s Gala, Mike Kennelly’s HomeValue Hardware, Noel Stack, Butchers, Enright’s Bar, The Village Grill, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane. Newtownsandes Co-op Curl up and Dye (Anna Enright Fogarty) and at Bingo in the Marian Hall on Thursday night. €2.00 per entry or 3 for €5.00.
There was no winner of last Sunday night’s €7,200 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 1, 2, 5, 25. Lucky Dips: €40 each: Eoin Gilmore, Online. Betty Moody, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Marie Walsh, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane. Kieran Walsh, Gortdromagouna, Moyvane. Teresa Collins, c/o Corridan’s Garage, Moyvane. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. 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. Tickets are also available at Kennelly’s 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 week’s Jackpot is €7,300 and the draw will be held at 8.30pm on Sunday May 28 at Enright’s Bar. Thank you for your support.
Annual pilgrimage will take place on Wednesday, July 05 from Knockanure, Moyvane & Tarbert. Contact: Margaret at 087 2976304. All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock Saturday, June 03 at 1.00pm, Holy Mass, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. Main Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin. Bus from Kerry, ring Eilís 087-6341538.
BALLYDONOGHUE 23 CEMETERY MASSES 2023
Lisselton Monday, June 12 and Gale Thursday, June 15. Both at 8.00pm
KNOCKANURE SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST
Would like to express a very special ‘Thank You’ to the Yershovy sisters who performed in Corpus Christi Church recently in aid of Scoil Chorp Chríost. A wonderful performance, they captivated the audience and we were honoured to hear them live. Sincere thanks to Fr. Brendan Carmody for the use of Knockanure Church and to all who supported us on both nights.
BALLYBUNION SEA CLIFF & RESCUE SERVICE
Wish to thank those who contributed to its recent Church gate collection in Moyvane & Knockanure. Your generosity and continued support is greatly appreciated.
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
MOYVANE: Thursday, May 25 10.00am Private Intention.
Saturday, May 27 12 noon Mass for William Hudson, Kilbaha, recently deceased. 7.30pm Mass for Cornelius O’Carroll, Manchester & New Houses, Moyvane. Sunday, May 28 11.00am Mass for the Missionaries.
NOCKANURE: Friday, May 26 10.00am Private Intention. Sunday, May 28 Anniversary Mass at 9.30am Pentecost Sunday.
The Annual Graveyard Mass will take place at St John’ Cemetery on Friday 9th June at 7pm. Ballydonoghue cemetery mass on Monday 12th June at 8pm and Gale Cemetery on Thursday 15th June at 8 pm. Killahenny Mass Friday 21st July at 7 p.m. Kilconly Cemetery Mass: Friday 14th July at 7 p.m. Committee members have asked if families would tend to their graves beforehand. Thank You.
IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Did you know that approximately 1000 people in Ireland get blood transfusions every week. Transfusions can happen for a variety of reasons – cancer treatment, surgery, car accidents, and childbirth complications to name a few. This is why we always need donors to come into our clinic. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Ballybunion Community Centre this Thursday 25th May from 4.45pm to 8pm. Please phone 061 306 980 to make an appointment. New Donors are always welcome.
100KM IN 30 DAYS QUIZ NIGHT
Stephanie Blake has teamed up with Mary Gardiner, Trish Byrne, Helen Lynch, Lorraine Costello and Theresa Grimes to raise much needed funds for the Marie Keating Foundation. There will be a pub quiz in Mikey Joe’s on Friday 30th June. Lots of spot prizes and tables of 4 cost €20.
Here is what you can expect at the Tinteán Theatre over the coming weeks. Tickets are available on www.tintean.ie Radio Kerry’s Timeless & Irish 14th June, RmTaobh Na Mara - Céilí Band 17th June, Waterloo, ABBA tribute 1st July.
CHECKERS CAFÉ AND CRAZY GOLF
Checkers café and crazy golf open 12 to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Taking bookings for School tours, Birthday Parties and Clubs and Societies. Phone Marie on 0876415513
ST. JOSEPH’S SEC SCH LEAVING CERT REUNION OF 1973
Did you sit the Leaving Certificate at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Ballybunion in 1973. All former students of this class are invited to attend a get together which will be held in mid – June. It is important to know what the numbers are well in advance of the event so that an appropriate function can be organised. Any former students who would like to attend are asked to phone, Gerardine Galvin at 087 7549616 or Ina Aherne at 086 8152990
ROSARY AT AHAFONA: May devotions to Our Lady by saying the Rosary each evening at 7.00pm for the month of May at Our Lady’s Grotto in Ahafona.
BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY MARKET
Do you make or grow something unique? If so, why not join us in the Summer Ballybunion Community Market! We’re expanding and we’re on the hunt for like minded people around County Kerry who wish to showcase their product/s. If you are interested, please send us a message on Facebook or txt 0862220698.
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat Inc. from 10am-1:30pm and 2:30pm-5pm.Membership is free. A constant supply of new books to be borrowed, such as Jo Jo Moyes, Someone Else’s Shoes, Joseph O’Connor’s My Father’s House, Fintan O’Toole’s We Don’t Know Ourselves. These, and many more can be requested online or in the branch. Borrow box, a free app offers thousands of e-books and audio books and all you need is to be a member of Kerry Library. Check out the website today for all the other services available! firstname.lastname@example.org www.kerrylibrary.ie 068 27615.
CHILDREN’S ART AND CRAFT CLASSES
Creative Art & Craft classes for children. (Drop In) Fun workshops. Every Saturday 11.30am to 1pm. All materials supplied. Creative Birthday Parties also available. For information contact Marie 0860664435.
BALLYBUNION TRIATHLON CLUB
Ballybunion Triathlon Club will host its own triathlon on Saturday 29th July, the race is sanctioned by triathlon Ireland. You can sign-up for the race by finding it on the events calendar here: https://app.triathlonireland.com/ race-calendar for more information, email ballybuniontriclubgmail.com or phone Derek on 087 854 2199
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Community Employment offers work experience, training, welfare payments plus top-up, and an opportunity to contribute to your community. Current part-time positions (19.5 hrs. /wk.) Include: Tourist Office Attendant, Leisure Centre Receptionist, Men’s Shed Caretaker, Environmental Worker x 2, and Community Centre Caretaker. For details, contact Rosaleen on 068 27799 or email email@example.com
GROW MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP
Grow Mental Health Support Group will be coming to Ballybunion in the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 6pm. Grow Mental Health is a charity that provides free, friendly, community based, peer support groups for anyone who is experiencing a mental health issue. No booking required.
BALLYBUNION PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
The parent & Toddler group every Wednesday from 10am-12.30pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. This is a great meeting place for parents & carers with babies & small children to relax & chat together while children play. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cost is €3 per family which includes snacks and group outings. For more information please contact Laura on 087 057 3384.
Weekly meetings for the Ballybunion Active Retirement group are held on Wednesday’s at 2.00pm in the old convent. New members are most welcome
CHAIR BASED FITNESS PROGRAM
Class Chair-Based Exercise in Ballybunion Community Center every Tues.11.00am-12.00pm. Pay as you go classes available also, Please phone to book your chair call Martina on 087 797 3688
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.
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 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 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.
SAN RITA WELLNESS
In Person Meetings take place every Wednesday from 10am-11am & 6pm to 7pm in The Kerry Writers Museum. If you are anxious to make a start now you can join our “At Home Service” where our members love the support, motivation, accountability and also seeing fantastic results on the scales. Call us for more information. Sandra 087 6718377 Rita 087 1012174
If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or send us a message to the Ballybunion Tourist Office Facebook page by 10am on Monday Ballybuniontouristoffice@ gmail.com
Presentation of prizes at Ballybunion Golf Club.
Email; firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.
The Wedding took place of Elaine Wren, daughter of Michael and Patricia Wren, Tarmons and Kevin Orpen, son of Leo and Mary Orpen, Ardfert on Friday 19 May. The Wedding ceremony took place in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert and was performed by Fr Sean Hanafin, Ballybunion. The Maid of Honour was Carol Ann Guiney and the Bridesmaids were Rachel O’Sullivan and Bridie Wren with Ava Wren as Junior Bridesmaid. The Best Man was David O’Mahony and the Groomsmen were Kieran Fitzgerald and Danny Wren. The Flowergirl was Emilie Nagle Wren and the Page Boys were Oran Wren Guiney and Leo Wren. The reception was held at the Listowel Arms Hotel. Guímis gach rath ar an mbeirt a phós agus go neirí go geal leo le chéile as seo amach.
Some 20 members of Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society had a very enjoyable walking tour of Ballylongford last Sunday. The walk was guided by local historian, Pádraig O’Concubhair and took in a visit to the Church of St Michael the Archangel and the history associated with some local landmarks. Fr Philip O’Connell who had spent 15 years as Parish Priest in Ballylongford and local historian Donal O’Connor also recounted some of their memories. Michael Finucane gave a tour of the house where the O’Rahilly was born and grew up and his school desk and other artefacts were on display. The day finished up with tea and scones served by Deirdre Finucane and everybody enjoyed the outing. Some visiting American tourists savoured and enjoyed Irish hospitality while exploring their ancestry.
Comhghairdeas agus beir bua to David Mulvihill, Doonard Crescent who gave a great performance in the full back line for the Kerry Minors who defeated Limerick in the Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final played recently in Newcastlewest. David missed the previous game against Cork due to injury. Kerry will have a tougher test when they come up against old rivals Cork in the rematch. Comhghairdeas freisin to Tarbert U-15 footballers who won the Division League Final of the County League in Coolard last week. They defeated a fancied Finuge side and well done also to mentors Joseph Coolahan and Paddy Moriarty.
The Rambling House continues on this Saturday 27 May in the Community Centre, Tarbert and everybody welcome to enjoy the best of traditional music and sing song from North Kerry and West Limerick with a cupán tae ina diaidh.
TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT (OVER 55’S)
Is on every Friday in Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30 and 12.00. Different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and refreshments and a chat. New Members always welcome.
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
Monday 22nd May, Mass at 7.30pm for Madge & Mike Kennelly, Dysert.
Wednesday 24th May, Mass at 10.00am. Friday 26th May, Mass at 7.30pm for Hannah & Eugene Stack, The Village. Saturday 27th May, Mass at 7.30pm.
Sunday 28th May, Mass at 11.00am for Pat Joe & Jim Courtney, Banemore.
Sunday 28th May, Mass at 9.30am.
The Parish office is open from 11.00am – 2.00pm on Wednesdays. Tel. no. (066) 7132111.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The children of Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál and Scoil Mhuire de Lourdes will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 27th May at 10:30am.
The death recently occurred of John O’Sullivan, London and formerly of Irrebeg, Lixnaw. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Hannah O’Sullivan, brothers Frank, Patrick, and his sister Lilly. Sympathy to his wife Valerie, son Johnny, daughters Johanna, Claire, his brothers: Micheál, T.J., Willie, Steven; his sisters: Midsie, Kathleen, Margaret, Myra, Nancy and all the extended O’Sullivan family. May he rest in peace.
LIXNAW GAA CLUB
SPLIT THE BUCKET DRAW:
Congratulations to Shane Carmody, on winning €145 in the Split the Bucket Draw. Next week’s draw will take place in the Dew Drop Inn, Bar. Thanks for your continued support.
GAA CLUB LOTTO: Jackpot €10,650. Numbers drawn were: 21, 27, 30, 31. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Katie O’Callaghan, Banemore (online); Nuala Kelly, Ardfert; Jimmy Galvin, c/o Billy Buckley. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,700.
RESULTS AND FIXTURES:
The Under 13 team defeated St. Brendans in a keenly fought North Kerry Championship game played in Ardfert on last Tuesday evening. They will be playing Tralee Parnells in Hermitage Park on this Tuesday evening.
The Under 9 panel took part in a Blitz in Abbeydorney with the local team as well as Kilmoyley on Wednesday evening while the Under 7 panel travelled to Lerrig on Thursday evening where they played in a Blitz against Abbeydorney, St. Brendans and Kilmoyley. These age groups are showing great commitment and their hurling skills continue to improve.
The minor team travelled to Kenmare on Sunday where they defeated the local team by 1-16 to 1-14 in the county league. They have a bye this weekend. The senior team defeated Dr. Crokes in their final county league game played at Hermitage Park on Friday evening by 2-20 to 1-14. The first round of the Kerry Senior Hurling Championship will take place on the weekend of June 17/18th.
The Kerry Under 14 Development squad played and won their three games in
the tournament played in Carlow on Saturday. Micheàl Heaphy, Cody Walsh, Morgan O’ Flaherty, Eugene Stack and Matthew O ‘ Flaherty were the Lixnaw players on the panel. Pádraig O’ Donoghue played with the Kerry Under 15 team in Tipperary also on Saturday.
Lixnaw Community Games will be holding the annual Church-Gate Collection this coming weekend outside all parish churches. Any donations would be most welcome. Monies collected will go towards the purchase of equipment and gear, as well as covering any running costs. Lixnaw Community Games Committee are made up of voluntary individuals who give freely of their time to promote Community Games activities to the children of the parish. These activities range from athletics, arts, sporting, cultural, individual and team events. Participation and enjoyment are at the core of all this, so please give generously.
LIXNAW COMMUNITY GAMES
LONG PUCK COMPETITION:
The Long Puck Competition for U.12 Boys and U.14 Girls will be held this Wednesday, 24th May, at 8pm in Lixnaw Sportsfield. Entry fee is €2. All hurlers and camogie players, in these age groups, from the parish are welcome to try out on the night. Online registrations will be taken. Email lixnaw@ communitygames.eu to register your child. Please include the child’s name, date of birth, address, and parent contact details. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, 23rd May, by 6pm. Participants must reside in Lixnaw Parish. The cut-off date is 31st July for individual age groups. (See Age Chart/Calculator on the Lixnaw Community Games Facebook page.)
COUNTY COMMUNITY GAMES
The County Community Games will be held in An Riocht track, Castleisland, on the weekend of 24th and 25th June. Expressions of interest in any other field events can be emailed to: email@example.com
CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL FINALS
We would like to wish the following children the very best of luck in the National Finals of the Cross-Country Competition: Tia Falvey, Donnacha Quilter, Paddy Larkin and Eamon Kennelly. All four runners are part of the Kerry Team who will be competing in Gormanstown this weekend. We wish them every success.
CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA
Well, the Ceolann is a hive of activity these days as our branch prepares for no less than our 62nd Annual Féile Cheoil, which is taking place over next weekend 27th and 28th May. On Saturday 27th Step Dancing Competitions, open and confined, will commence at 10am and the day will conclude with an open rambling house at 8pm. All are welcome.
Then on Sunday 28th Sean-Nós Dancing Competitions will begin at 12 noon, registering at 11.30am, and competitions in instrumental music, traditional singing and comhrá gaeilge will take place from 1pm, advance entries only by Thursday 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of these competitions will provide great experience and practice for the forthcoming Fleadh Chiarraí which is just around the corner. Beidh fáilte roimh gach duine, óg agus aosta agus beidh an cupán tae reidh. For all up to date Comhaltas news it’s www.kerrycomhaltas.ie, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall.
To include items in the Lixnaw notes, please email lixnawnotes@gmail. com by 10pm on Sunday evening. Pictured on left are The Tarbert are U15 after winning The County League Division Finalfollowing their defeat of Finuge on a scoreline of 2-11 to 3-07 in Coolard last week.
Their Captain Tadhg O Connell is also pictured with his Grandfather Patsy O Connell after accepting the trophy
Draw 22/05/23 - Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners
€40 Alan Sugrue, Cahirciveen
€20 Iain Prince c/o Christys
€20 Betty Heaphy, Dirha East
€20 Jeremiah Keane c/o Shebeen
€20 Noreen Holly, New Jersey
Next Draw 29/05/23 at Joes - Jackpot €6,650
LISTOWEL ATHLETIC CLUB
We were back in sunny An Riocht last Saturday for the Munster School finals. We had club athletes representing their secondary school across sprints, Middle distance, Jump and Throws. Rachel Neylon won Gold in the 400m Senior ladies. Saoirse Dillion won double Silver at 100m and 200m intermediate level. Megan Lynch won Silver in the 100m Senior ladies. Steve Reidy won Silver in the Minor Long Jump and finished fifth in the 100m. Cara Leahy won silver in the 3K intermediate. Emma Neylon won bronze in the intermediate 300m.
Other athletes that ran but outside the medals were Mollie O’Riordan Intermediate 800m Fourth, Cillian McMahon fifth in the Discus, Brendan oLeary fifth in both the Senior 200 & 400m, Maddie O’Riordan 100m Minor and Aoibhinn Harte Discus & Shot Putt.
Best of luck to Rachel, Megan, Saoirse, Steve, Cara who qualifies for the All Ireland school finals on June 3rd in Tullamore.
Next competition is the Munster Senior, Juniors, U23 and Masters this coming weekend in Templemore.
Our local primary school sports for North Kerry schools will be held in Emmets GAA pitch on Wednesday 31st May at 6.00 pm.
Tuesday at 6.30 - 8pm, Boys School Field. All Groups.
Thursday at 7 – 8pm, Boys School Field.
Friday at 7pm at An Riocht in Castleisland.
Saturday at 10am Little Athletics (7-11 years)
Sunday at 10.30 at county squads
Beale seniors continued winning ways in the County League on Sunday. Ballinskelligs proved to be a very happy hunting ground when we came away with the valuable points against St Michael’s, Foilmore. We had the upper hand at the interval, 0-8 to 1-3, as we punished the opposition from free kicks. We always had the edge on the field of play on the changeover and were victorious on a score line of 0-15 to 1-8. Just one point behind the table-toppers, Cromane, we are now in the hunting pack with Tarbert and Keel. Our next game is against Ballyduff on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Beale seniors travel to Renard for our first-round game of the County Junior Championship. We await details. Other teams in our group are Kilgarvan and Knocknagoshel.
Our minors were unfortunate to come out on the wrong side of the scoreline in the North Kerry League, Division 2, on Monday evening in Mountcoal. We lost out by the narrowest of margins in a challenging game with St Senans. Our players have a break now until the end of June when our final round game will be against Finuge.
Having won the North Kerry League final in 2022, Beale juniors have been promoted to Division 3. Our first-round game is on 20th June against St Senans B in Ballybunion. Other teams in this division are Emmets B, Moyvane B, Brosna B and Desmonds B. Games scheduled each week from end of June.
The Beale Lotto draw took place in Courtney’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 15, 22, 27 and 29. The Lotto jackpot was not won and there were three Match-3 winners – Mari Beasley and Tommy O’Neill, who each won €50. The winner of 5 Free tickets was Brendan Harrington.
This week’s Lotto jackpot is €3,450. Draw takes place in The Bunker Bar on Sunday night in 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, may be bought online and are available in Joyce’s Newsagents and in the local pubs. Terms and conditions apply.
Plans are well under way for the Annual Beale GAA Golf Classic which takes place on June Bank Holiday Monday. Teams of four, at €200 per team, are invited to enter this event which will take place on Ballybunion Golf Club’s Cashen course. For entry please, please call John at 087- 9237368.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Ballybunion Golf Club for hosting our classic, and to all participants and sponsors. The format for the event is a four-person team with either four men or four ladies as no mixed teams are allowed and the best two scores count at each hole.
Congratulations to the St Joseph’s Secondary School Senior Ladies’ Football team who won their Munster Final last Thursday. A tight game as the girls emerged victorious by the bare minimum of one point. Especially well done to the Beale LGFA players, Millie, Éabha, Elida, Meave, Aisling, Saoirse, Niamh, Erica, Órla, Ruby, Lily, Roisín, Mya and Emma on their win.
Well done to North Kerry under-21s on their win over Killarney Legion in the opening round of the County Championship last Wednesday evening. Beale’s
Robert Stack lined out at mid-field and Conor Toomey came on as substitute. North Kerry make the journey to Kenmare this Wednesday to take on Kenmare Shamrocks in the quarter final. Throw in at 7 o’clock. Best of luck to Robert, Conor, their teammates and management.
BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB
The Tom Corridan Memorial Sponsored by The Corridan/Healy Family – Old Course - Sunday 21st May 2023
The proceeds of the large car raffle fundraiser which the club ran last year are being used to fund capital projects such as the development of the juvenile pitch, upgrade the general facilities and improve the pitch - such as was done over the past month. The club wishes to thank everyone for their support so far and look forward to running the monthly fundraiser and making someone €500 better off each month!
SENIOR: It was a rest week for our seniors as the other clubs caught up with their last game of the first phase. Following the completion of the phase, our boys finished fourth in the group following two wins and three draws which puts them into the ‘Cup’ side of the division - top four from 5A and top four from 5B - we await details of the fixtures for this next phase. Well done lads!
MINORS: Following on from their win over St Senans in the North Kerry league, the minor team next played Moyvane last week. Our young team put in a super performance against more fancied opposition and came away with a share of the points on the scoreline Finuge 2-11 to Moyvane’s 1-14. Next up is a clash with Northern Gaels this Monday night the 22nd in Finuge.
U15: Last week saw an important game for the team playing Tarbert in the county league final. The game was played in Coolard and proved to be exciting from the start. While Tarbert led at halftime, our boys hit the net twice to go six up with 15 minutes to go, however Tarbert kicked their way back into it and went on to finish strong winning by single point margin - final score Finuge 3-07 to Tarberts 2-11. The boys will rue not taking more scores and closing the game out but no doubt they will learn from the experience - well done lads representing the club in another final.
Sunday 28th May 2023 – The Intermediate Scratch Cup Sponsored by MCG Financial Services – Old Course
Sunday 28th May 2023 – The Minor Scratch Cup Sponsored by Roc Mehigan
Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Voucher Competition - Cashen Course -Tues16th May
1st Mary Horgan (23) 38pts (BK 9 18)
2nd Maeve Barrett (17) 38pts (BK 6 12)
3rd Marie O’Connor (59) 38pts (BK 6 9)
4th Maria Shanahan (32) 37pts
9 Hole Competition
1st Mary B O’Sullivan (27) 21pts
Ladies 18 Hole Single Stableford Sponsored by Bailys Solicitors
1st Betty Doolan (25) 43pts
2nd Mary O’ Donoghue (15) 41pts
1st Margaret McAuliffe (5) 38pts
2nd Janice O’ Connell (10) 33pts
1st Mary Horgan (22) 38pts
2nd Anne Marie Healy (22) 36pts
1st Janet Horan (31) 38pts
2nd Caroline Griffin (31) 37pts (Bk9 22)
1st Jeanelle Griffin (32) 40pts (Bk9 20)
2nd Jean Liston (34) 40pts (Bk9 19)
Seniors Anne Marie Carroll (17) 34pts
9 Hole Competition
1st Clare A Hurley (20) 20pts (Bk6 16)
2nd Maria B O’ Connor (27) 20pts (Bk6 15)
Senior Mens Competition – Thursday 18th May 2023 – Cashen Course
1st Finbarr O’Keeffe (27) 34pts.
2nd Tom O’Donnell (18) 31+2 33pts.
3rd Timothy Houlihan (18) 34-2 32pts. B5-12.
Gross. Frank Dore 22pts.
4th Patrick Snr Carmody (33) 32pts. B5-11. B3-8.
5th Michael Tangney (18) 32pts. B5-11. B3-6.
S.V. Joe Costello (23) 30pts. B5-10. B3-6.
S.S.V. Michael P Murphy (28) 23+6 29pts. B5-6. B3-4.
Senior Ladies Competition – Friday 19th May 2023 – Cashen Course
1st Marianne Relihan (43), Susan Walsh (58) Maria B O’Connor (47) 42 pts
2nd Tina Curtin (45), Mary B Kelly (49) Judy McMahon (41) 40 pts
Fixtures: Friday 26th May 2023 - Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course
PITCH DEVELOPMENT: Following on from the recent work carried out, the pitch has re-opened for all normal activities. A big word of thanks to Aidan O’Sullivan for his ongoing hard work and commitment behind the scenes to ensure the facilities are at their best!
CLUB FUNDRAISING: The club is in the process of launching a new fundraising initiative called the ‘Finuge 500’. This will see a monthly draw for €500 cash with entry costing €5 for each month. The prize of €500 must be won each month - there are no carry overs or roll overs! Watch out for further details as we get closer to the time!! These funds will be used to help run the club and cover the day-to-day costs of keeping the club open.
U13: County league action saw the team playing Spa in Finuge last Sunday. This was an exciting and close encounter from the start, with no more than two points between the teams throughout. Both teams had opportunities to win it with Spa taking the lead at the end of normal time, but for out lads to score the equaliser in injury time! Next up is Fossa this Sunday in Finuge at 6pm - best of luck to the boys!
U11: Phase two of the county Go Games opens as phase one finished with a game against Brosna this Thursday. The team are in flying form and have put in some really strong performances throughout the series so far. Other teams in the new group include Skellig Rangers, Tarbert, St Marys and Gneeveguilla. Best of luck to the team.
U9: Last week the team played Clounmacon away. Another great performance from all involved - well done to the team. Awaiting details of the next game.
U7: This week the team take on Beale in Finuge at 6:30 on Wednesday evening - wishing the best of luck to all the boys and girls lining out, have great fun!
MEMBERSHIP is overdue by all members old and new for 2023. Please reach out to your respective manager, if on a team. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated by the club.
CÚL CAMP: The Camp is open for booking now - all bookings must be done online only. As usual, there is the option to purchase the gear also. Our Finuge camp will be held week July 31st - August 4th. This is always a great week of serious fun so keep an eye out for booking details which we should have in the weeks ahead.
COMMUNITY GAMES: The long puc competition will be held this Wednesday in Lixnaw at 8pm - best of luck to everyone taking part.
KERRY SENIORS: Not the start everyone hoped for against a strong Mayo side in Killarney - next up is an away game to Cork weekend after next.
KERRY LADIES: A big day for the senior Ladies when they take on Cork in Mallow for the Munster title. These are always really close and tough encounters with this one likely to be the same! Best of luck to all involved, especially our club representatives Louise Galvin and Niamh Carmody!
U21 ACORN LIFE CHAMPIONSHIP: Well done to North Kerry on winning their opening round game against Killarney Legion. Special mention to our two clubmen involved Kieran MacKessy and Ciaran Commane! Next up is a quarterfinal.
FITTEST FAMILY: Irelands Fittest Family 2023 are currently taking applications for any fit families out there. The deadline is the 31st of May, with filming from July-September.
No winner of the jackpot of €13,100 - Numbers drawn 5,9,11,32
€50 Geraldine Brosnan Listowel
€30 John Dowling Bunglasha
€20 Marie Moloney Abbeyfeale
€20 Aisling Walsh online
€20 Sinead Sheehy online
Sellers Prize Jim Gould
Match 3 draw entrants: Eddie Horgan Listowel. Tom Gorman Asdee
Next weeks jackpot €13,200 with draw on Monday night at Jim’s. Thank you all for your continued support. Tickets available from usual sellers Jim’s Bar, Watsons, Sheehy Insulation, O’Connors Hardware, Jim Goulds, O Briens Bar, McGuire’s pharmacy and online at www.klubfunder.com
ST. SENANS GAA
Club lotto draw at the clubhouse Mountcoal. Monday 22/05/2023 at 19:30h Jackpot €9400. Not Won. Numbers Drawn, 08,09,19,26. Lucky dip: €30 each: Helen Behan, Sheila Moloney
€20 each: Jackie Hurley Crotta, Alice O Connor Rathea, Jerry Foran Irremore.
Next week’s Jackpot 9,500 - Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5
Tickets available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, Halfway Bar, or Play online. Thank you for your continued support.
Senior county league: the Credit union senior county league round 7 took place in Mountcoal on Sunday last 21st May, where St. Senans took on Castlegregory. Half time score Castlegregory led on a scoreline of St.Senans 0-5 Castlegregory 1-5. St.Senans made a good come back however Castlegregory held out to the end on a scoreline of St.Senans 0-10 Castlegregory 1-10.
Minor North Kerry league: St.Senans minor team took on Beale in Mountcoal on Monday 22nd May. Beale lead In the first half with a half time score on St.Senans 1-6 Beale 2-7. St.Senans however in the second half had a great come back with great plays ending the game in a score line of St.Senans 1-14 to Beale 2-10. Congratulations to team and Management
U13 County League
Northern Gaels 5-15 Kenmare Shamrocks 4-07, well done to players and management.
Our Weekly Lotto draw Saturday 13th May 2023@ GAA Grounds
Jackpot €4,400 - Numbers Drawn: 4- 12- 18- 30
No Winner - Lucky Dips
€20: John McCarthy
€20: Kate Barry C/O Paudie Moroney
€20: Lilly Kelly, Online
€20: Janet James, Tullahinell
3 x Free tickets: Claire Fennell, Lisselton
Our next Lotto draw will take place on Saturday 20th April with a Jackpot of €4,450. Tickets can be purchased from our local ticket sellers, Centra and Online by clicking on link below. https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=2338#Anchor
Thanks for your continued Support
Lotto Draw results: The numbers drawn for Friday 19th May 2023, were as follows, 13, 5, 25, 23. The Jackpot was €2,000 and there was no Jackpot winner.
The following won 30 euro lucky dips:
Colin O’ Mahoney - Online.
Mary Stack - Online.
John O’ Donoghue - Bedford.
Eileen O’ Connor - Ahascra.
Oisín O’ Connor - Ahascra.
The following won three free tickets:
John Dee - Online.
Siobhan Kissane - Lacca.
Annmarie Riordan c/o Kerry.
Next Jackpot will be €2,100 and it will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 26th May 2023.
Presentation of Lotto Jackpot: The recent Jackpot winner Mike Dee, Urlee. Was presented with his winnings last friday night in the Clubhouse.Congratulations once again to Mike on his jackpot win.
Developmental league Div4 round 4 Ballydonoghue B v Sneem/ Derrynane B next Sunday May 28th in Coolard.
Results: Acorn Life U21 County Championship Round 1 took place Wednesday 17th May @7pm in Asdee the final score was North Kerry 2.19 Killarney Legion GAA Club 1.11
The County league Division 3 Round 7 Ballydonoghue v Listry took place on Sunday May 21st @ 2pm in Listry. The final score against Listry ended up a draw with Ballydonoghue 1-13 to Listry 1-13.
The Ballydonoghue team lined out as follows; Darragh O’ Shea, Liam Guiney, Declan Behan(0-1), Declan Behan, Brendan O’ Neill,(Billy Foley), Micheal Gogarty, Tommy Kennelly(David Lynch), Brian O’ Seanacháin, Darragh Sheehy(0-1), Kevin O’ Donnell, Jack Behan(Stephen Foley), Jack Sheehy, Jack Kennelly(0-6)Mikey Nolan(0-1)(Robbie Foley),Paul Kennelly(1-4), Cian Sheehy, Jamie Keane, Paudie Lyons, Padraig O’ Connor, Sean O’Mahony Brian Mason, Gearóid Kissane, William Kissane, James Donegan, Connor Kennelly.
Monthly €500 Draw: 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.
U11 County Go Games Fixture:
Tarbert U11s are away to Knocknagoshel on Thursday 25th May at 6.30pm.
U13 County League Result:Beale Tarbert 1-07, Scartaglin 1-05. Beale Tarbert got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2 point win at home to Scartaglin on Sunday morning 21st May at Shannon Park Tarbert. Our boys started slowly and were 1-01 to 0-00 down after 5 minutes. However, Beale Tarbert showed great resilience to battle back and it was level at half time Scartaglin 1-02, Beale Tarbert 0-05, with Beale Tarbert’s scores coming from Evan Mannix (0-01), Sean O Connell (0-01) and Gavin Denihan (0-03). Scores were hard to come by in the second half as both defences were on top for large parts. The decisive score came 5 minutes before full time when Sean O Connell latched onto a pass inside and struck for a goal for the home side. This put Beale Tarbert 3 points ahead and through some resolute defending the home side held out for a deserved victory. Tarbert players who played were Jamie Buckley and Jack Fennell in the backs, Danny Finucane at midfield and Sean O Connell, Ryan Collins and Gavin Denihan in the forwards.
Huge thanks to all the supporters who cheered on the boys. Beale Tarbert Panel: Jack O Gorman, Enrique Walsh, Jack Fennell, Finn O Sullivan, Evan Murphy, Cian Fitzgerald, Jamie Buckley, Danny Finucane, Ethan Buckley, Evan Mannix (Joint Captain) (0-01), Max Ryan, Jack Blake, Ryan Collins, Gavin Denihan (Joint Captain) (0-05), Sean O Connell (1-01), Odhran Finucane, Chams Tarkhani, Allan Bielecki-Stepien, Filip Lipski, Cormac Harnett, Darragh Julian, Robbie Slemon. Injured: Oisin Holme
U15 COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 5 FINAL
Tarbert 2-11, Finuge 3-07.
Our U15 boys produced a fantastic display of skill, grit and determination to overcome an excellent Finuge side in Ballydonoghue on Thursday evening this evening 18th May. Tarbert started well and were on top in most areas of the field in the opening 10 minutes but Finuge grew into the game and at half time Tarbert led by two points, 1-06 to 1-04, with the Tarbert goal coming from the boot of Donal Finucane, while Tadhg O Connell, Ryan Browne and Pa Dillon also pointed for the Tarbert boys.
On the resumption Tarbert were rocked by 2 early second half goals from Finuge, scored by Eoin Commane and Matthew Flaherty. Tarbert now found themselves 4 points down and under severe Finuge pressure.
However, as they have done so many times, these fantastic players rallied and took on the challenge Finuge had set them. Lee Moriarty drove forward at every opportunity from midfield at hit a rocket of a goal midway through the 2nd half to breathe life into the Tarbert challenge once again. Cathal Halton added a point from play and a brace of points form Moriarty drew the sides level once more. A short kick out from Finuge was intercepted by Gavin Denihan who was fouled and the resultant free put the Tarbert boys ahead by one point with only a couple of minutes left on the clock.
There was great celebrations on the final whistle as the boys recorded a fantastic win in front of their delighted supporters.
In defence Robert Fitzell was tasked with marking Finuges dangerman and had a great game at full back throughout. Either side of Robert, Fionn Egan and Micheál Finucane were dominant while Mikey Carmody intercepted and stopped attack after attack from Finuge all evening at centre back. Lee Moriarty and Tadhg O Connell won the midfield battle where they contributed a total of 1-08 between them.
In the forwards Ryan Browne, Cathal Halton, Pa Dillon and Donal Finucane all added to the scoreline. Pa Dillon worked tirelessly at half forward while Gavin Denihan picked up plenty of breaking ball around the middle of the field and drove forward to start numerous attacks, particularly in the first half. Dylan Buckley at full forward had the attention of being double marked but was still able to set up some lovely scores for his teammates and worked very hard all evening. Well done also to the Management team of John O Connell, Cathal Halton and Sean Coolahan. Commiserations to Finuge who played a very sporting game & wishing Darragh o Sullivan a speedy recovery after his injury late in the game.
Team was: Christian O Donnell, Fionn Egan, Robert Fitzell, Micheál Finucane, Seamus Carrig, Mikey Carmody, Shea Culhane, Lee Moriarty (1-02), Tadhg O’Connell (0-06), Donal Finucane (1-00), Cathal Halton (0-01), Pa Dillon (001), Ryan Browne (0-01), Dylan Buckley, Gavin Denihan, Cian O Connor, Matthew St John, Padraig Kissane.
County Senior Football League Division Result. Well done to our Seniors who moved to joint 2nd place in Division 4 with a comprehensive victory over Dr Crokes B on Sunday afternoon winning on a scoreline of Tarbert 2-24, Dr Crokes B 2-08.
Kerry Minors: Congratulations to the Kerry Minor team who defeated Limerick in the Munster Championship last Thursday evening 18th May. Tarbert’s David Mulvihill lined out at corner back for the Kingdom and had a superb game. Well done David.
SHANNONSIDE TARBERT LGFA CLUB
U12s Ladies North Kerry League Division 5A Final: Shannonside Ladies U12s play Currow in the North Kerry League Division 5A Final in Tarbert on Tuesday 23rd May. Best of luck to the girls and coaches.
U14 Ladies County League Division 8A Champions Shannonside 1-04, ISG C 0-02.
Shannonside ladies U14 team made history on Sunday evening 21st May, winning the County League Division 8A final in John Mitchels against Inbhear Sceine Gaels C (Kenmare/Sneem).
In tough conditions the girls battled to a deserved win in front of their delighted supporters. Many thanks to the parents and coaches who have supported the club and teams this year.
Shannonside Tarbert Panel was: Realtin O Sullivan (Captain), Sophie Fitzell, Hannah Mulvihill, Eabha Buckley, Alanna Shanahan, Hillary Barrett, Molly
Barrett, Ali Sheehan (1-01), Avril Foley (0-01), Niamh Halton (0-01), Abi O Brien (0-01), Jessica McGinley, Aoife Griffin, Ava Wren, Emily O Riordan, Aisling Denihan, Isabelle Leamy, Ava Mulvihill, Leah O Riordan, Victoria Barrett, Isobelle Woods, Holly Mulvihill.
Credit Union County League Division 5A Asdee 1-10 Gneeveguilla 1-6 played at Walsh Park on Sunday last it looked for long periods of the game that Asdee were going to suffer defeat certainly, they couldn’t blame anybody but themselves as they kicked wide after wide and it took them until the 20th minute before they registered their opening score. However, Gneeveguilla who looked that little bit sharper in their play had their share of squandermania as well. The East Kerry side got off to a quick start with Dan Fitzgerald on target with 2pts and after 22mts the home side made a recovery with Darragh Keane and a brilliant Stephen Lynch effort from 45m making it a 2pt game. Paul O Carroll left the half time score, Gneeguilla 0-4 Asdee 0-3. On the changeover Asdee had the opportunity to level the tie but failed and in a quick breakaway the ball travelled the length of the field and Shane O Sullivan in the 6th mt. billowed the net from close range. 1-4 to 0-3 looked daunting for the home side and outstanding play from Kevin Coughlan, Danny O Callaghan and Cian O Leary but with Darragh Keane and John Doran picking up great outfield ball and Kieran Kelly and Eoin Kennedy causing problems inside they set about their business and after 19mts, points from Paul O Carroll, and Kieran Kelly had the sides all square at 1-5 to 0-8. Gneeveguilla kept pressing but Martin Collins and Patrick Mulvihill held firm. Then in a defence splitting movement corner back Con Carmody found himself at the verge of the square and he had the simple task of finding the net giving his side a bit of breathing space with 7mts remaining. Darragh Keane and Eoin Kennedy swapped points with Philip Cremin and Shane O Sullivan as Referee John Hennessy, Ballyduff blew for full time.
The clubs Golden Goal fundraising competition continues each week until the All Ireland football final on Sunday July 30th. Weekly entry €2, with prizemoney €40 each week to the winning numbers. Purchase from John Pius Walsh, Shop, Kevin Mulvihill. Patsy Coughlan or John Joe O Carroll. This week’s winners were Maurice Lynch, (snr) Ballynoneen, Paudie Deenihan, Kilcolman, Liam Doyle, Tullahinell.
Acorn life Under 21 County Championship, Quarter Final North Kerry v Kenmare venue Kenmare on Wednesday May 24th at 7pm.
Lotto Results from Tuesday May 16th - Jackpot was €2,700 Numbers Drawn: 3, 6, 7, 24 - No winner but lucky dips went to:
1. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff, c/o Con Lynch
2. Eileen Leahy, Trien
3. Timmie Leahy, Tralee
4. Eileen Enright, Lissaniska
5. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure
Next draw will be on next Tuesday May 23rd in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €2,800. All are welcome!
DUAGH / LYRE COMM GAMES
Tag Rugby: One of the most popular events with our participants, the teams had been training for the past number of weeks with Derry Buckley, Liz Twomey, Mike Cronin and youth volunteer Aoibhínn Harte. The tag competition was held at MTU Tralee last Saturday in glorious sunshine. First up were our U11 tag team, drawn in group 1, with Spa/Fenit/Barrow and Beaufort. Spa/ Fenit/Barrow topped the group with 10 tries to 7 victory over Duagh/Lyre and 9 to 4 win over Beaufort , with Duagh /Lyre finishing 2nd with 6 tries to 4 with a win over Beaufort. In Group 2 Dingle won through to the final defeating Castlegregory 7 to 2 and Caherciveen 6 to 3 with Castlegregory finishing 2nd with 6 tries to 3 v Caherciveen. In the 3rd/4th place play off Duagh/Lyre secured the Bronze with 4 tries to 0 win against Castlegregory. In the final it was a brilliant game that could have gone either way with Dingle winning the Gold by 6 tries to 5 against Spa/ Fenit/Barrow . In the U14 competition, four teams played round robin , Duagh/Lyre were defeated by both Beaufort and Spa Fenit/Barrow and were victorious over Caherciveen by 10 tries to 5 to claim the bronze medals. In the U16 competition three teams played in round robin, at the end of three exciting games, where the team put in a great performance but just lost out to Spa/Fenit/Barrow by 11 tries to 8 and to Beaufort by 9 tries to 6. 3rd Duagh//Lyre, 2nd Spa/Fenit/Barrow. 1st Beaufort. Thanks to our coaches on the day Derry Buckley, Mike Cronin, Mossie Stack, all our helpers with teams along with Lisa Keane and Winnie Lane. Thanks to all the parents for photos, supporting and encouraging all our teams. Thanks to MTU Tralee especially Paul for having the place pristine. Thanks to our volunteer Neilus Collins for a well-run competition with Kerry Community Games.
Cycling on grass: Good luck to our participants u12 Leona McMahon and u14 Kate Sheridan next Sunday in Gormanstown Co Meath. The girls have been training well for the past while under the guidance of Andy Keane and John Bunyan.
Athletics: The County Community games Athletics will take place on 24th and 25th June. Those who finished 1st and 2nd in events at our local sports will be contacted for training shortly.
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Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.
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