BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett
BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett
BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY CENTRE OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2016
BOOK HUB: All adults welcome every Monday from 10am-12pm to browse our Book
Hub. Is a great place to meet up with friends over a cup of tea/coffee, sit
and read the books/newspapers here or to change your book and take home to
read and return when you have finished. Details of our new “Book Hub” for
adults are as follows:
Membership of only €10 per annum allows reader to exchange books weekly or
when required. Donations of books always welcome every Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 10am – 12 Noon to the office. Up-to-date Monday Newspapers
available to read.
Tea & Coffee Available.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Join us every last Saturday of the month for our Family
Move Night in the Community Centre Hall. Check out Ballyheigue Community
Centre’s Facebook Page to see for times and movies are scheduled, Entrance
is €4 Per Person, Complimentary tea & coffee for adults in our Munch &
Mingle Adult Zone, Free Popcorn for Children. Please Note that this event
will not run during December.
ARTS & CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FAIR: Sunday 20th November is a date for your diary
and not to be missed! Come and browse the exciting range of Arts & Crafts
tables – there is something for all the family.
DOORS OPEN FROM 11AM – 5PM: If you would like to book a table so you can
offer your Arts & Crafts, tables are €25 per table – bring your own table &
start enjoying the festive season! Ring us to secure your booking by 11th
November. Free Entry, Kids Face Painting, Prize Raffles, and so much more!
Ballyheigue Community Centre Telephone: 066- 7133837.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Will be held on Thursday October 27th in the Rose
Hotel, Tralee at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
JUST A THOUGHT: “The Lord will always send us the Shepherds we need”.
UNI. HOSPITAL KERRY: In the chapel of Christ the Healer, Tralee the Annual
November Mass for Patients who died (including those who died by stillbirth
and miscarriage) in the Kerry General Hospital during the year will be
celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Monday 7th November at 7.00pm.
Relatives and friends invited.
DEATH: The death occurred of Mary (Maisy) McCarthy, Banna East, Ardfert.
Reposing at Hartnett’s Funeral Home, Ballyheigue on Tuesday 18th October.
Requiem Mass on Wednesday 19th October in St. Brendan’s Church, Ardfert and
burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Ardfert. May She Rest In Peace.
Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters – Margaret, Mary, Eileen,
Nelly, Bridie, Ann, Josephine, Philomena and Theresa; sons – Tim, John and
Florance. Sisters, brother, sister–in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
PLOUGHING MATCH: The Ballyheigue ploughing match will take place on Sunday
next 30th October on the lands of Kate Brown, Buncurrig, starting at 11.30am
COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 17th October in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 2-25-27-29. Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was Christina Nealon. The €25 winners were: John
& Ellen O’Brien, C/o Christina; Mary O’Halloran, C/o Macs and Guinn Hayes,
C/o Christina. Next week’s Jackpot €5,150.
GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
3-18-23-30. The Jackpot of €4,450 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €4,500. The two €50 winners were Pat O’Halloran, Ballyronan and Mary
Casey, Marian Park, Ballyheigue. The €25 winner was John Reidy,
GAA JUVENILE TABLE QUIZ in the White Sands hotel on Sat 29th of Oct, bank
holiday weekend at 4.30pm. Table of 4, €10 each table. There will also be
a raffle on the evening. All children are welcome to take part for a fun
FIXTURE: The Ballyheigue Under15s hurlers will play Lixnaw in the
semi-final of the Tom Healy Tournament on this Saturday evening at
Abbeydorney under lights at 7.00pm.
SHINTY: Congratulations to Philip Lucid who played with the Irish Under-21
Shinty team that defeated Scotland at Inverness on Saturday last. Score:
Ireland 4-18 and Scotland 2-11.
25 YEAR REUNION: There will be a get-together, of the Ballyheigue Novice
Football team who won the Co. Novice Title in 1991, in the White Sands
Hotel this Saturday 29th October at 9.30pm. Music and raffle on the
night. Everyone welcome. The Novice final replay was played at Spa, GAA
Grounds on the 13.10.1991. The following was the Ballyheigue Panel:
Patrick O’Mahony (RIP), Padraig Casey, Liam O’Mahony, Pat Harrington,
Johnny Roche, Monty Leahy, Gerard Lucid, Brendan O’Sullivan, Nicholas
Roche (Capt), Sean Higgins, Mike Kenny, Eamon O’Sullivan, John Healy, John
Sheehan, Kevin O’Sullivan, Maurice Leahy, Kieran Casey, Gearoid O’Regan,
John P. Corridan. ‘Man of the Match’ was Sean Higgins. Full time score
Ballyheigue 2-12, Foilmore/Ballinskelligs 1-12.
****** Additional item this week:*
*A SEASON OF KINDNESS*
Put a prawn on the Barby,
Or a Log on the fire.
The December Festival
Is sure to inspire.
Not just about Religion,
Or faith of any kind,
It goes much deeper
And touches soul and mind.
Christmas Eve holds magic
The Shepherds were aware,
As were the wise old Magi
As at the stars they stare.
A season of Kindness
Swapping cards and gifts,
Touching friends and family
Healing hurts and rifts.
Hang on to Christmas Magic
Don’t let it get away,
The world really needs it
Every single day.