BALLYHEIGUE NOTES- Michaael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE – 27-6-2017

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
1-10-27-30. The Jackpot of €6,150 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €6,200. The two €50 winners were: Liz Reidy, Tiershanahan and Ann
O’Halloran, Buncurrig. The €25 winner was Liz Reidy, Tiershanahan.

UNDER-13: The U-13s were defeated by Lixnaw in the North Kerry Championship
on Tuesday evening.

FIXTURES: Co. U-16 hurling Championship Q-final Ballyheigue v Lixnaw Friday
evening at John Joe O’Sullivan Park 7.00pm. North Kerry Under-10 hurling
blitz at Ardfert Saturday morning 10.00am. Co Minor hurling League
Ballyheigue v Ballyduff Monday evening at John Joe O’Sullvan Park 7.00pm
North Kerry Under-13 Championship Ballyheigue v Ballyduff at Ballyduff
Tuesday evening 6.30pm.

CÚL CAMP: Kellogs GAA Hurling Cúl Camp will be held at John Joe O’Sullivan
Park from 17th to 21st July, 2017.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 19th June in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 6-10-11-18. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was: Jeremy McKenna, C/o John B. The €25 winners were:
Tony Daughton, C/o Sean, Martina Long, C/o Macs, and John & Ger, C/o
Christina. Next week’s Jackpot €6,850.

COMMUNITY GAMES 2017: Brilliant success last weekend at the county
Athletics in An Riocht. Ballyheigue community games had fantastic results
with 8 kids qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Massive congratulations to
our 1st place winner Stephen Harty who won the U8 60m followed closely by
Ben O’Connor who came in 3rd place. We also had a 2nd place with Aaron
Horgan in the U12 600m. It’s great to see Athletics on the up in
Ballyheigue. All our kids got to participate in the parade on Saturday
which was a delight to see. Thanks to all the parents who travelled and
supported all children, your support was an inspiration. Very best of luck
to Stephen Harty with your upcoming training for the National games. We
will keep you updated on his success.

IRISH WATER SAFETY: Swimming classes for school going children in
Ballyheigue July 10th to 14th. Enrol at 10 a.m. near Lifeguard Station, on
promenade. Enquiries to 087-7730320.

BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Community Centre is seeking to form a
panel of relief bus drivers. If you have an up to date CPC card and a full
clean “D” driving licence and you can spare an hour – please call the
Community Centre office on 066 7133837. All help is gratefully appreciated.

BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE: A new joint initiative between Ballyheigue
Community Centre and Local Link Kerry called “Community Connect” has been
put in place. This new initiative is a Public Bus (Local Link Kerry)
service to support access for the local community in the
Ballyheigue/Kerryhead and Causeway area.

THIS PUBLIC BUS SERVICE will also provide access for tourists to the scenic
Kerryhead coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way throughout July and August
every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. This service will integrate with the
Bus Eireann schedule to Ballyheigue for July and August. Please contact the
Ballyheigue Community Centre on 066 7133837 for further details on times.

BALLYHEIGUE LAUNDRY: is now open every Saturday for July & August from
9.30am to 3.30pm.

PATTERN THRESHER: At the recent AGM of the Thresher Group the following
officers were appointed to their positions: Sonny O’Halloran, President;
Joe O’Sullivan, Chairperson; Liam O’Mahony, Vice-chairperson; Mary
Foran-O’Halloran, Treasurer; Micheál Ó hAllmhuráin, Rúnaí; Mary
Duggan-O’Halloran, assistant Secretary; Tom Lawlor, PRO; John Thornton,
Liaison Officer.

The Pattern Thresher Event will be held on the 7th September in the White
Sands Hotel. As part of the Diaspora Day on the 9th September a
Singing-Song Masterclass will be held and a link-up with the North Kerry
Museum is also planned. So a very happy Festival Event is in store again
for everyone for this year’s traditional Pattern. The Group wishes to
acknowledge the grant aid it is receiving from the Community Development of
Kerry Co. Council.

JOHN JOE O’SULLIVAN LECTURE: Bryan Mac Mahon, who recently published his
study of the Great Famine in North Kerry, will deliver this year’s John Joe
O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture in the White Sands Hotel at 8.00pm on Tuesday 4
th July in conjunction with The Ballyheigue Summer Festival.

While drawing on years of research he intends to focus his illustrated
historical talk on the local scene as the theme he has chosen is titled
“The Great Famine in Ballyheigue”. The Special Guest is Mr. John Brassil
TD. The Co. Council is also providing some funding to help run this
enriching community-based event. Everyone most welcome.

BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE: For a great night come along to Bingo in
Ballyheigue Community Centre every Thursday night @ 8:30pm and 9.00pm July
and August Bingo, will be in our main hall @ 9pm.

SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017: In Ballyheigue from Monday 3rd July to Sunday 9th
July (7 days) lots to entertain you and the children – from ‘King of the
Beach Run’ to ‘Dancing at the Crossroads’ to John B. Keane’s play “The
Field” to “Slip to shore Swim” to “Golf Scramble” to “Beach Fishing
Competition” not forgetting the “tug o’ War”. Mark your card it is all
happening in the village in the afternoons.

THE FIELD PLAY: ‘The Field’ by John B. Keane in association with
Ballyheigue Community Players is coming back to Ballyheigue Community
Centre. The play will run for two nights on Wednesday 5th and Wednesday 12th
July. Doors open at 7.30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Admission €10, pay at door. All
proceeds for the play will be donated to the Trish Flavin (née Guerin) fund.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: (1) Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress
management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8thJuly 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact:
Anna O’Donoghue 087-9447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

(2) Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience
facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.
Contact 066-7134276.

(3) Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr.
Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 086-1678027.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA: Rosary of Reparation to our Lady will be celebrated in
the Grotto at 3.00pm on Saturday 1st July. All very welcome.

JULY (OUTDOOR) MASSES: Monday, 3rd July, St Mary’s/Holy Family Cemetery,
8.00pm.

Wednesday, 12th July, Keel
Cemetery, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 19th July, St. James’ Old Cemetery, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, 25th July, at Marian Park, 8.00pm.

CILLARD CAMOGIE CLUB: secured back to back titles when they Won the John
West Feile Na Gael 2017 Division 6 All Ireland Championship. Carrickshock
GAA & Camogie Club in Hugginstown was host to Cillard where they travelled
to on Friday evening to a huge welcome reception by the Host Club. Round 1
of Group B kicked off to a great start for the Team when they defeated
Wexford’s Geraldine O’Hanrahans on a score of 3-2 to 0-0. Donard The Glen
from County Wicklow was the 2nd match in the round and the Club was to
prove itself no match for the Mighty Cillard with the full time score of
2-5 to 0-1

On a beautiful Saturday morning with temperatures soaring to the mid
twenties Cillard faced their host Club of Carrickshock who put up a great
battle and the scores were hard fought… with the end result of Cillard
topping the group 1-7 to 0-1 and heading for the Cup quarter Final in
Carlow Town Hurling Club. Despite the heat and humidity the girls were
gallant in their battle to move forward and finished with a massive win
over Burren Rangers 8-7 to 1-0 with every member of the team contributing
to them moving on to the Semi- Final.

A well deserved break was due to the Players where they enjoyed a Parade,
Mass and a disco at their Host Carrickshock who also hosted
Hospital/Herbertstown GAA Hurling Clubs . Despite the Club having a
Community Centre and disco it was heard on the grapevine that over 100
players girls and boys spent the evening on the pitch having a puck around
and many friendships were made.

Cillard made a very early 7 am start on Sunday morning where they headed
over to Carlow and faced into the Semi Final against
Marshalstown-Castledockrell of Wexford and the Girls from Cillard proved
once again that the Kerry Camogie Team was above and beyond their
competitors and won the Semi Final in St. Aidans GAA Club in Ferns when
the Ref finally blew the whistle after 19 minutes of play in the second
half Cillard 4-10 Wexford 2-2.

With the Cillard banner raised high they travelled the short distance to
Ferns GAA Centre of Excellence where both the hurling and Camogie Finals
were to be played out. Their Mentors Joe Walsh and John Sheehan did a
fantastic job of getting the girls into form for what was to be a lovely
spectacle of Camogie between Rower Inistogue of Kilkenny . The two best
teams of the division definitely rose to the occasion and at half-time the
score was 2-1 to 0-1 and the valiant Cillard side went on to retain their
lead in the second half to finish 3-2 to 0-4. All members of the team
contributed to this outstanding result this weekend. There was great
excitement and celebrations when Captain Amy O’Sullivan, Kilflynn lifted
the Cup, Amy was euphoric after completing the famous double
having secured the title in The Feile Skills competition in Abbottstown the
previous week. Thanks to the Mentors: Joe Walsh, John Sheehan, Diane
Jeffers, Mike Corridon and Physio Sarah who worked tirelessly with the team
the past few weeks. Thanks to all the Committee.

DEATH: Eileen O’Carroll (née Duggan) of London and late of Bouleenshere,
Ballyheigue has died in London on 20.6.17 R.I.P. She is survived by her
husband Peter and son Andy and his wife Brenda and children; only sister
left from her family is Madge Lucid of Castlelshannon, Causeway, and
nephews and nieces. She is pre-deceased by her daughter Tina. Brothers
Tom, Jack and Michael, Kathy Flynn and Mary Anne Reynolds.