Ballyragget: Looking for snaps for 2013 calender

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 11. 13, 18, 24. Jackpot Winner – No winner; €50 sellers prize – Post Office; €100 Nellie Kelly, Knockroe; €60 Charlotte Lennon, C/O J. Mul; €30 Abi Scully, C/O Tom Phelan; €30 Amanda Gleeson, 28 Grove Terrace

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 11. 13, 18, 24. Jackpot Winner – No winner; €50 sellers prize – Post Office; €100 Nellie Kelly, Knockroe; €60 Charlotte Lennon, C/O J. Mul; €30 Abi Scully, C/O Tom Phelan; €30 Amanda Gleeson, 28 Grove Terrace

In-house prize C/O Fitzpatrick’s; Bottle of Whiskey – Karen Wickberg; €30 – Mick Foley, Bridge Street; €30 – Janie Dowling, Grove Terrace; €30 – Sarah Butler, Greenview. Next week’s venue – The Hogan Stand. Jackpot is €16,950 Tickets €2

PHOTOGRAPHS - We would like to ask parents/supporters to send in any photos regarding your child’s team over the coming weeks. We will begin compiling our choices for our 2013 calendar. Busy times for the juvenile teams over the past few weeks and in the weeks to come: The hurling club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the families of the following club members and supporters:

GAA - Ballyragget were in action on Saturday in the Michael Lyng Intermediate Shield Final against the Rower Inistioge in Bennetsbridge. The match was a tough fought game and both teams were evenly matched and the bally boys were in hard luck to lose by a one pint margin. Rower Inistioge 2-11 Ballyragget 2-10. The Bally boys will be in action again next weekend. With venue and opponent to be decided at a county board draw on Monday night the 15th of October.

BORD NA nOG - We held our Annual street league final last Friday night. This year, like previous years, was a great success. Congratulations to the winning team captained by Ned Glennon and managed by Ollie Holohan. All seven teams were excellent on the night. A special thanks to our very own Kilkenny player, Joe Brennan, who presented all the players with their medals. Thanks also to our sponsors for the event: John & Catherine Carroll and Rita Purcell and family. As always the contribution by the parents is un-endless and much appreciated throughout the year.

FIREWOOD DRAW - Our Firewood draw took place on October 6th. Thank you to John Ronan for use of his facilities as well as the provision of both entertainment and refreshments on the night. A sincere thank you to all those involved with the supply of the timber as well as those who helped out with the cutting etc. A special word of thanks to the Neary Family, Ballyouskill. The following lucky winners shall receive their winter supply of firewood in the coming weeks.... Noreen Butler, Ballycondra, Ballyragget; Seamus Kelly, Knockroe, Ballyragget; Regina Doran, Station Ave, Ballyragget; Jim Butler, Grove Terrace, Ballyragget; Anne Bolger, Glenvale, Ballyragget; Martin Mc Grath, Oldtown, Ballyragget; Bridie Bergin, Grennan, Attanagh; Vera Fogarty, Direen, Durrow; Lena Nolan c/o Newpark Hotel and Elizabeth Dunne, Cullohill. All monies raised go towards the continued support and development of all the underage teams of St Patricks GAA Club. Our U12 team travelled to Athenry on Saturday last. Full report in next week’s notes.

BOOST FOR M&A COACHES - This week we focus on a very welcome double boost for the general public and a local Bus Company. The National Transport Authority has completed the ssessment of the tenders received for bus services to be operated between Urlingford and Portlaoise without a subsidy. “This is a huge boost to rural North Kilkenny and all of the commuters who use the daily service “said Cllr. Maurice Shortall who has been to the fore in the Action Group. “We have had lengthy discussions with officials of CIE and the NTA, and it’s great to have a positive outcome to report. The service had been withdrawn but people power under the stewardship of Michael G. Phelan was central to achieving a resolution. I said from day one that opportunity could arise locally and that position was vindicated when M & A Coaches, Ballyragget (Michael Dowling) were announced as the successful tenderer.” concluded Cllr. Shortall.

BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8-week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

HOGAN STAND BOOK CLUB - The book for Novembers Hogan Stand Book Club is “This is how it ends” by Kathleen McMahon. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 6th November in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome

DAVER HOUSE NURSERY- UPCOMING COURSES. Classes for Autumn/Winter with Eva Holmes at the Green house, Darver House Nursery, Suttonsrath, Jenkinstown: Saturday, October 20 10am to noon – Create a Halloween arrangement –please contact Eva for class requirement -€20. Wednesday, November 14 8-10pm – An introduction to Christmas flower arranging for the table – please contact Eva for class requirement -€20. Saturday, November 24 - 10am – 12pm –Contemporary Christmas ideas for your home – contact Eva for class requirements-€20. Monday, Decembe 3, 8-10pm –Christmas wreaths – please contact Eva for requirements -€20 Saturday, December 15 11am-4pm –Christmas workshop on flowers for the home -€50 a light lunch will be provided Refreshments are provided at all Eva’s classes To contact Eva you can email her on www.daverhousenursery.com or phone her on 086 – 8072040. Private classes can be arranged throughout the year

HEYWOOD SILVER CIRCLE - Results of Heywood Community School Silver Circle Draw. €100 Paddy Brown, Ballyroan; €75 Winnie Doyle, Ralish, Abbeyleix; €50 Kate Doogue, Ballinaslee, Durrow and €25 Betty McEvoy, Ralish. Two more draws to go. Thanks to all for your continued support of the Silver circle. If you would like to be in with a chance to win in further draws over the next 2 weeks please contact Heywood at 057 8733333 or you can phone 087 4126958. If you’re not in you can’t win!

BINGO IN THE C.Y.M.S. HALL - Bingo is in the C.Y.M.S. Hall, Bridge Street each Thursday night at 8.30pm – new player are always welcome.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY - The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from Waterford Regional Hospital for treatment. Volunteers will be asked to use their own car and the Cancer Society will pay the expenses incurred. Please contact Gail Flinter on 01-2310566 or transport@irishcancer.ie

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL - In house draw – Hubert Nealis won €125, Ger Butler won €65 in the jackpot draw and Tony Stapleton won the sellers prize of €25. Next week’s spin the wheel is in Fitzpatrick’s and is for €2200 Tickets for sale at €2

PROGRESSIVE 25 - The Progressive 25 card game will resume Friday 12h October at 8pm in Ballyouskill Hall

ST. VINCENT de PAUL - The member of St. Vincent de Paul society would like to thank all who contributed and all who volunteered to the back-pack last weekend in Supervalu - €1,135 was raised and thanks to all concerned especially Attracta Kane.

GIVE BLOOD – HELP SAVE A LIFE - The blood donor clinic will be in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Thursday 18th October from 4.30 – 8pm – please lend your support.

NORESIDE EDUCATION CENTRE - For €20 per person (limited places) people eligible for this course are older people (defined as aged 55 and over), people who have had less formal education or have no formal qualifications , unemployed people, disadvantaged people which may include people with disabilities , those living alone, single parents, travellers, ex-prisoners and immigrants. Courses – email, internet and communications, Social media (facebook and YouTube) E Government Service introduction to online Banking – Contact Elizabeth Dermody on – 087 – 9349729.

CHRISTMAS MARKET - St Lazerian’s House, Bagnelstown is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday 18th November from 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission €5 Children see Santa and adults will be served tea/coffee, scones + cream and jam and mince pies Lots of stalls and homemade Christmas cakes and puddings and excellent raffle prizes If you would like to donate a bottle for the bottle stall or hold a stall please contact us on 059 9721146