BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 22ndAugust 2016

PATTERN “THRASHER” FESTIVAL: This year’s Festival is shaping up to be a
super Event again this September. With the financial aid of the Community
Development Department of Kerry Co. Council the committee has put in place
another aspect of its plans for the future of the annual festival.

This aspect involves the rolling out of the programme for the Diaspora –
Homecoming – Day. This celebration will be held on Tuesday 6th September
and meetings over the last year have perfected a very thoughtful evening
for our citizens returning to the parish of the birth for their annual
renewal of friendships during their Pattern holiday sojourn. On the 7th,
the eve of the Pattern, the Threshing Night’s Celebrations is again
organised around two structured sessions in the White Sands Hotel.

So let everyone spread the word among returning relatives that a special
welcome is in store for them at the old-style traditional kitchen which
will be in place for them in a Ballyheigue town venue on the Tuesday in the
run up the Pattern Day. As usual, the 8th September Mass at Our Lady’s Well
will be celebrated by Most Rev. Raymond Browne, Bishop of Kerry.

BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to Leanna Roche who came in 7th
place at U14 Long Puck in The National Finals in Athlone at the weekend.
This concludes our year 2016 and what a very successful year we had. It
won’t be long again before next year calendar will be on the agenda so keep
an eye out on The Notes for future developments. As always we will continue
to hold our Annual quiz around Christmas time. Fundraising is a fundamental
part of Community Games so we ask that you keep in mind all our success and
all the children we had participating in lots of events. All these events
cost to participate in. Thanks to everyone who has helped us out in anyway
this year.

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE TRALEE SPIN OFF: The local committee would like to
thank everyone who supported them for the wonderful support that their
received last Saturday and for the previous fortnight, for the Cycle
Against Suicide which arrived into the village. The Community Centre was a
hive of activity where refreshments were provided and a number of Mental
Health Organisations had stands on display which were open to all to
attend. Photographs are available on the Ballyheigue Community Centre
facebook page.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
6-14-18-30. The Jackpot of €4,000 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €4,050. The two €50 winners were: Shane O’Halloran, Heirhill and John
B. Casey, Cliff Road. The €25 winner was Joan Casey, Church Road,
Ballyheigue.

UNDER 12s: The Ballyheigue U-12 hurlers defeated Crotta in the Co. League
on Wednesday evening. Score Ballyheigue 4-9 and Crotta 2-9. Team: Darragh
Donnelly, Darragh Kearney, Darragh O’Fuarain, David O’Sullivan, Eoin Stack,
Felim O’Sullivan, Shane Lawless, Eric Walsh, Muiris Harty, Denis Lynch,
Simon Corridan, Bobby Breen, Rory Cantillon, Charlie Fitzgerald.

KERRY UNDER 21s: The Kerry U-21 hurlers were defeated by Meath in the all
Ireland ‘B’ Championship semi-final at Trim on Saturday last. Score Kerry
1-12 and Meath 1-21. The Ballyheigue Club was represented on the team by
Philip Lucid who lined out at Midfield.

FIXTURE: Co. Under-12 hurling league Ballyheigue v Lixnaw this Friday
evening at John Joe O’Sullivan Park 7.00pm.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 15th August in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 2-19-22-25. Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was: Mike Quille. The €25 winners were: Liam
Reidy, C/o Flahive’s. Michael Casey and P. J. Higgins, C/o Pat. Next
week’s Jackpot €4,700.

PATTERN DAY: As Pattern Day is fast approaching there will be a meeting of
Our Lady’s Well & Grotto committee on Tuesday 30th August at 8.30pm in the
Grotto Car Park to ensure that all goes well on September 8th. We urgently
appeal for more stewards to help out. Please hand in your name to the
Presbytery or any of the Grotto Committee. The success of this Historical
Day is due to the dedicated volunteers down through the years. Please help
out.

PARISH OFFICE: Located in the Presbytery, will be open on Wednesday and
Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 1.00pm. All bookings for Masses, Mass
cards, Weddings, Christenings etc., to go through Parish Office. Bookings
can be made by calling to the Presbytery or ’phone 066-7133110 during the
above hours.

NEWSLETTER: If you would like material printed, (space permitting) please
have same e-mailed to Ballyheigue@diocceseofkerry.ie or dropped into
letterbox of Presbytery by 9.00am Thursday mornings.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: A meeting will be held on Thursday August 25
th in the Rose Hotel (Fels Point) at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL: Is there to provide advice and support. To contact us
’phone – 086-0885034.

PIETA HOUSE: Suicide/Self-Harm crisis Centre: We provide a life-saving,
barrier free service to the people of Kerry who find themselves at raised
risk of suicide and self-harm. Personal and third party referrals are
accepted, meaning a GP or psychiatric referral is not required. Family
support is also available. All services are completely free of charge.
Please phone 066-7163660 for appointment, or call to: 28 Moyderwell, Tralee.