BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

OPY:

BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 23.5.2017

ROGATION DAYS: Minor Rogation days fall this year on Monday 22nd, Tuesday
23rd and Wednesday 24th May. Holy Water blessed at the Mass on Tuesday 23rd
will be available outside the Church in a container and in the age old
custom people can take it to spread on their crops, land, vegetable gardens
and flowers. Lord we ask you at this time for good weather and a bountiful
harvest.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
8-21-22-28. The Jackpot of €5,900 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €5,950. The two €50 winners were: Brendan Stack, Mountway and Becky
Casey, Ballylongane. The €25 winner was Kathleen Dineen, Dirtane.

U-16 DIV 1 FINAL: The Ballyheigue U16 hurlers were crowned Co Div 1
Hurling League Champions when they defeated a good Crotta team in the Final
on Friday evening at Causeway. This was a very close contest. Crotta led
by two points at the break. Half-time score, Ballyheigue 1-6 and Crotta
2-5. The Ballyheigue scorers in the opening half were David O’Mahony,
Graham Slattery, Ricky Hussey. and Nathan Guerin who was deadly accurate
from placed balls and play. In the second-half Ciaran Casey hit a long ball
from the middle of the field and it deceived the Crotta keeper and ended up
in the net. Further scores from Ricky Hussey, Nathan Guerin, and a great
goal by Colin Walsh that put the game out of reach of a fine Crotta team.
The other players to impress were: Darren Stack, Seami O’Fuaroin, Tomas
Gaynor, Rory Duggan and Jordan Goggin. Overall it was a complete team
performance. Fair play to the Crotta team who never gave up as they added
a further 1-3 to their half-time tally. Full time score Ballyheigue 3-11
and Crotta 3-8. The trophy was presented by Taidhg O’Halloran Coiste na
Nóg to a delighted Ciarin Casey, the Ballyheigue Captain. Ballyheigue
panel: Jamie Lee, Jack Stack, Darren Stack, Seami O’Fuarain, Tomas Gaynor,
Rory Duggan, Jimmy O’Halloran, Ciaran Casey (Capt), Ricky Hussey, Graham
Slattery, Conor O’Sullivan, Jordan Goggin, David O’Mahony, Nathan Guerin,
Colin Walsh, Daniel O’Loughlin, Bryan Styles, Aidan Reidy. Team mentors:
Jer Slattery, Jason Stack, and Susan Lacey. Thanks again to Jimmy Browne,
White Sands Hotel who provided refreshments for the team.UNDER-11s: The

Ballyheigue U-11 hurlers had a good win over Abbydorney in the North Kerry
Championship on Friday evening. Ballyheigue panel: Gearoid Harty, Rory
O’Halloran, Will O’Sullivan, Dara Duggan, Luke O’Mahony, Cody Goggin,
Padraig Kenny, Donnacha Horgan, Sean Flahive, Fionn Griffin, Matthew
O’Sullivan, and Jack O’Sullivan.

UNDER-14s: The U-14 hurlers made the long journey to Kenmare on Saturday to
play the locals in the Co League. Ballyheigue dominated the play. But a
last minute goal saw them lose by a single point. They are still through
to the Co League Semi Final, score Ballyheigue 3-6 Kenmare/Kilgarvan 2-10.

FIXTURES: North Kerry U-11s Championship, Ballyheigue v Parnells at Tralee
on Friday evening 6.30pm. North Kerry Senior hurling championship
Ballyheigue v St Brendan’s at Ardfert Monday evening 7-30pm.

FEILE TABLE QUIZ: A fundraising Feile table quiz will be held at the White
Sands Hotel on Friday 2nd June at 9pm, table of four €20.

FEILE 2017: The Ballyheigue Under-14 hurlers have qualified for Feile 2017
and will be based at Dunamaggin Club in Kilkenny from June 16th to June 18
th. This is a fantastic achievement for a great bunch of players and we
have no doubt that they will represent Ballyheigue and Kerry with great
pride. However there will be a tremendous cost involved, therefore, parents
and players will be calling to homes throughout the parish with a donation
envelope that can be returned to the Club or deposited in a number of
collection jars that will be based in local businesses. This great young
team would be most grateful for any donation. We thank you most sincerely
in advance.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 15th May in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 1-5-24-27. The Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was Josie Gilbert, C/o Christina. The €25 winners
were: Mary McKenna, C/o John B; Murty Lawlor, C/o Macs and Sean Leen, C/o
Christina. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,600.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Bookings & info call 066 713 4276):

· DIOCESAN ADORATION DAY: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs.
1st June 9.30am-4.00pm.

· A DOORWAY INTO STILLNESS: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind
and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

· A DAY WITH MARY: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima
preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June
10.30am-4.30pm.

· SELF CARE DAY: Practical skills for stress management and
emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm.Contact – Anna O’Donoghue
0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

· GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY: Welcome to a Guided Participative
Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th –
Sunday 30th July.

· ENRICH YOUR FAITH: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love, Silent
Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen
0861678027.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Information evening held on 8th.May was a big success.
Thanks to all those who attended, your support is much appreciated.

CILLARD CAMOGIE CLUB: would like to thank all the people who gave so
generously to their Camogie Feile team bucket collection last Saturday and
Sunday which was held in Ardfert. There was great support given. Also
thanks to SuperValu Tralee and those who also supported the Cillard Camogie
Feile team at the bag packing last weekend. The amazing support and
generosity is truly appreciated.

Training continues in the sports-field Causeway every Friday evening from
6.30pm to 7.30pm, cost €2. New players welcome to come along and give it a
try. Club will have helmets €35 and hurleys €15 for sale on the night.