BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 16-5-2017

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sundays GAA lotto:
1-9-12-24, The Jackpot of €5,850 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€5,900. The two €50 winners were Bernie O’Loughlin, Church Road,
Ballyheigue and Kevin Donnelly, Clahanebawn. The €25 winner was Lis
Reidy, Tiershanahan .

FEILE: The U-14 Hurlers defeated a gallant Ballyduff team in the ‘B’ Feile
Final at Causeway on Monday evening and are now heading to the Dunamaggin
Club in Kilkenny at the week-end of June 16th for the All-Ireland.

FEILE FINALS: This will be a fantastic opportunity for our team which they
will cherish and remember for ever. The game was keenly contested.
Ballyheigue held a one point lead at the break. Half-Time score Ballyheigue
1-5 Ballyduff and 1-4. Ballyheigue scorers in the opening half were
Tomas Gaynor, Felim O’ Sullivan, and David O’ Mahony. The second half was
only seconds old when Ballyduff was awarded a free which was sent over the
bar to leave the sides level. Ballyheigue had most of the play in the
second-half and went ahead with a Tomas Gaynor point from a free. But it
took a brilliant goal by Denis Lynch to put the game out of reach of a very
good Ballyduff team. This was a complete team display and apart from those
already mentioned. Ballyheigue had good players in Goalkeeper Daniel O’
Loughlin who made some great saves, Seami O’Fuarain (captain), Jordan
Goggin and Charlie Fitzgerald. The trophy was presented by Gerard Hussay
Coiste Na Nog to a delighted Seami O’Fuarain the Ballyheigue captain.
Many thanks to the supporters who cheered on the team. Thanks also to
Jimmy Browne of White-Sands Hotel who provided refreshments for the team,
mentors and supporters, final score – Ballyheigue 2-6 and Ballyduff 1-5.
The club would appreciate any sponsorship for the team when they represent
Kerry in the All-Ireland Feile Finals in Kilkenny. Ballyheigue Panel –
Daniel O’ Loughlin, Dara Kearney, Aidan Reidy, Dara O’Fuarain, Oisin
O’ Regan, Seami O’Fuarain (capt), Dara Donnelly, Jordan Goggin, David
O’Sullivan, Muiris Harty, David O’Mahony, Tomas Gaynor, Denis Lynch,
Eric Walsh, Felim O’Sullivan, Charlie Fitzgerald, Luke Bowler, Simon
Corridan, Dylan Casey: Team mentors: Brendan O’ Sullivan, Eamon
O’Sullivan, Tom O’ Connor, John Healy and Michael Slattery.

UNDER-16s: It was a great week for the Ballyheigue under age hurling
teams. Following the U-14 hurlers Feile win on Monday evening. The U-16
hurlers followed that on Friday evening when they had a fantastic victory
over Crotta in the Co Division 1 League final. Score Ballyheigue and
3-11 Crotta 3-8. Full report on this game in next week’s notes.

FIXTURES: North Kerry Under 11s Championship, Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney
at John Joe O’Sullivan Park on Friday 6.30pm. Co U-14s League Ballyheigue
v Kenmare/Kilgarvan at Kenmare Saturday evening 6.00pm.

KERRY HURLERS: The Kerry senior hurlers were defeated by Laois in the
Leinster Championship at Austin Stack’s Park on Sunday. Full time score
Kerry 3-15 and Laois 2-21. The Ballyheigue Club was represented on the
team by Philip Lucid.

CANON WILLIE O’CONNOR AWARD: Congratulations to Megan Lynch, Harty’s Tce
in receiving the Canon Willie O’Connor Award for achieving the best results
in Honours Irish in her school in the Leaving Certificate 2016.

BINGO NIGHT: Join us for a night of fun for all the family on Saturday 20th
May at 8.00pm in Ballyheigue Community Centre. Bingo in aid of
Bouleenshere National School. Great cash prizes per game.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 8th May in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club lotto: 9-14-18-19. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Liz O’Keeffe, C/o John B. The €25 winners were:
Patrick Barrett, C/o Christina, Aidan Maloney, C/o Macs and Kitty Brennan.
Next week’s Jackpot €6,550.

KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION: Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to
the Good Friday Walk which raised €930. A very special thanks to the
parishioner who so generously donated €300 to our worthy Kerry cause.

WETHERSWELL, TUBRID: Mass will be celebrated in honour of St. Brendan,
Ardfert on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30pm. All are most welcome to attend.
Please note Mass will be held in Ardfert Church if the weather is bad.

· ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat. Monthly
Devotion: Saturday 3rd June 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

· Saturday 10th June at 10.30am to 4.30pm a Doorway into Stillness
– A day of spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Anntoinette
Dilsworth RSJ.