BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

BALLYHEIGUE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE- Preparations are well under way in
Ballyheigue for St Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday, 17th March at 3pm. This
year’s Grand Marshal is Cllr. John Lucid and the 2016 Festival Queen: Kate
McGuire who cannot attend will be represented by Deputy Grace Keane. As
usual, the parade will leave from the grotto, and finish at beach car park.
It is the 5th year since the parade was reinvented and the enthusiasm for
it has not waned. Ballyheigue’s schools, pubs, community groups and some
very creative families are busy building, painting, and sourcing costumes
for what promises to be another wonderful parade for the village.
Organisers are calling on locals and visitors to come along and enjoy a
great spectacle for which many prizes will be given. If you need any
assistance please phone 087-2582908 or 086-3703479.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: The Faith Prayed: Fr Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 8th
March 7.00pm. Telephone (066) 7134276.

ANAM CARA: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its
next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th March from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in
Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee. Open to all bereaved
parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their
death.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL – Ballyheigue branch of St. Vincent de Paul has a new
telephone Number: 086-0257491. This service is available in Ballyheigue
and confidentiality is assured.

HAPPY RETIREMENT: We would like to wish Pat Sheehan best wishes for a very
happy retirement from Ballyheigue Community Centre. His experience,
knowledge, dedication and presence will be greatly missed by all staff,
volunteers and service users.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 27th February in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 10-11-22-30. Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was: Emily & Arron Harris, C/o Kitty. The €25
winners were: Claire Kenny, C/o Maurice; Jonathan Leen, C/o Maurice; and
Mary Higgins, C/o Sean. Next week’s Jackpot – €6,050.

KERRY HURLERS: The Kerry Senior hurlers were defeated by Wexford at Wexford
Park in the N.H.L. on Sunday, full time score Kerry 0-12 and Wexford 3-18.
Philip Lucid was a member of the Kerry panel.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
2-3-6-27. The Jackpot of €5,300 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€5,350. The two €50 winners were: Mary Quill, Harty’s Terrace, Ballyheigue
and Michael A. Reidy, Tiduff. The €25 winner was: Owen Reidy, Glendahalan.

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket for
the National Development Draw. We hope we will have a local winner.

GAA MEMBERSHIP: The closing date for membership of the Ballyheigue GAA
Club is the 31st March 2017. Contact any of the Club Officers.

FIXTURES: North Kerry League – Ballyheigue v Crotta this Saturday at John
Joe O’Sullivan Park at 4.00pm. It depends on the weather if the game will
go ahead.

KERRY CAMOGIE COUNTY BOARD: are holding a table quiz on Friday night 24th
March at 9pm Sharp in Flahive’s Bar, Ballyheigue . Tables of 4 €20. Support
is very much appreciated on the night.

CAUSEWAY CAMOGIE NEWS: Training for girls from 5 to 11 years in the sports
hall Causeway every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New players are invited
to come along and give it a go. Helmet & Hurley will be provided, cost
€2. Training for 12 to 14 year old girls takes place in the astro turf
Causeway every Tuesday & Friday from 6 to 7pm €2. New players always very
welcome to join. ’Phone Gina on 087-1323496 for more information.

CAUSEWAY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL: Are holding a table Quiz in the Community
Sports Hall on Sunday March 12th, 5.00pm to raise funds for canteen
facilities. €20 per team/table. Prize and trophy for winning team, raffle
and spot prizes.