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Anne O’Shea


Anne O’Shea




As the 2013 season ends, we are delighted to record that it was a progressive year for the club.  The increased participation by players and adults meant that training and coaching was provided for a total of 50 girls, from under 8 to under14, every Tuesday evening. Sincere thanks are extended to the new coaches, who quickly learned the skills of the game and helped our players to improve. Our main team is the Under 14 squad and they had a tremendous season. The girls won five, drew one and lost one game in the League, so they finished second to Lisdowney In the championship, we beat Tullogher in the quarter final and played O’ Loughlin Gaels in the semi final, on a beautiful August Saturday, at Jenkinstown. Unfortunately, we didn’t hit our best form and bowed out of the competition. The experience gained will stand to the players next year and only four of this team will be over age. Best wishes and thanks to Imelda Lennon, Eve Hegarty, Karen Delaney and Katie Brophy for their contributions to Naomh Brid. As we don’t field teams beyond under 14 levels, this talented quartet will play their camogie elsewhere next year.

Nationally, we send our congratulations and best wishes to Joan O’ Flynn, a former President, who has recently been appointed Ard Stiurthoir of the Camogie Association.


Beavers have started back on Monday 23rd September for a fun-filled year.

Cubs are starting back on 9th October and Scouts are back on Tuesday 1st October. There are a lot of children enrolled for this year and lots of activities planned foe the 2013/2014 year. With such large numbers of children the planned activities can only go ahead if adequate help is available. If you are available to help please contact Edel. Parents are also needed for fundraising and for participating in the group- the leaders that are in the group are great but their role is with the children and if the ratio is not right the night cannot go ahead.

This year we will be holding a Christmas Fair on 1st December – lots of activities and stalls planned for that day. If you would like a stall or would like to help in any way please contact Edel on 087 4188260.


It is planned to hold a Christmas Craft Fair in Ballyragget on Sunday November 10th in the Canon Malone Hall from 10.30am till 2.30pm. Tables will be available at a cost of €10 each in order for crafters to retail their products. If you wish to reserve a table or have any enquiries please contact Anne on 085 7417517 or Ann on 087 2437324. Please note this is a craft fair not a car boot sale - no brica a brac please.


Practice for Lisdowney Choral Group resumes on Tuesday 1st October in the Resource Centre, Lisdowney at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome – if you enjoy singing and are interested in joining the group please come along – there is no audition!!!


Numbers Drawn- 9, 10, 22, 27

Jackpot Winner- No Winner

€50 Sellers Prize – Mark Tyler

€100 – Hilda Butler, Jenkinstown

€60 – Josie Traynor, C/O S. Butler

€30 – Be Be Butler, 30 Greenview

€30 – Miriam Kelly, Knockroe

In House Prizes- C/O The Hogan Stand

Bottle of Whiskey – Margaret Stratford

€30 – Maria Bergin, Glenvale

€30 – Joan Dunne, Greenview

€30 – Ger Butler, Castle Gardens

Next week’s venue – The Wheel Inn

Jackpot is €8,600 Tickets only €2


The minor team had a successful outing against Cloneen in the Roinn C championship on Saturday last in Castlecomer. They played well and won on a score line of 2-15 to 2-00. It was a good win but they can expect tougher opposition in the next round. All panel members are asked to attend training. Training times will be communicated to all through text messages.


St Patricks Intermediates are in the county semi final this coming Sunday at 2pm in Nowlan Park against the Rower Inistioge side so come along and give them a cheer!


Lucozade Club gear - The club is taking part in the Lucozade bottle top campaign so please if anyone has any Lucozade sport bottle tops please keep them and / or give them to a committee member. Blue or white bottle tops are acceptable. The competition will run until October and with enough tops we can get some club gear. 


Social dance classes will resume in St. Kieran’s Hall Johnstown at 8pm on Wednesday 2nd October. If you would like to dance the old time waltz, the quick-step, the fox-trot, the jive E.T.C just come along and bring your friends. You don’t need a partner. For further information please phone (086)8825200


The book for next month’s is The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared By Jonas Jonasson The Hogan Stand Book Club will meet on Tuesday 1st October in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome.

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL RESULT Spin the Wheel Results for Friday 30th August – In house winner –Anthony Dowling - €25, Sean Gleeson €25 Jackpot winner –Aiden Dooley- €90 and the sellers prize of €25 won by Margaret O’Hara. Next week’s jackpot is €4,700. Tickets can be bought from all local shops as well as all members of the club. Be in to win and good luck to all.


Eamonn Maher Coach Hire Division 2 result, Highview Athletic 2 Brookville A 6

Scorers were Billy Irwin 2 Stephen Ruth, Anthony Butler, John Holland and Gary Hogan. Duiske Glass Division 3 Brookville B 1 Thomastown Utd. 2 Scorer for Brookville was Conor Foley. Best for Brookville was Dermot Brophy Tony McGrath Liam Lacey and John Phelan. Brookville B plays St John’s at home this weekend at 11am. Brookville A has no game.


F.A.I. National draw. Brookville are now selling F.A.I. National draw tickets. Tickets are €10 each. The draw includes - 4 cars, 1 year’s free electricity. Trip to 2 Ireland away matches, and many more super prizes. Brookville get a percentage of each ticket sold. Contact Tony Lawrence or Tony Kenny. Draw takes place at FAI Cup-final November 3rd. Thank you for your support.


Brookville AFC would like to thank Hogan’s Ballyragget and Ger O’ Keeffe of Castle Distribution, Kilkenny, for sponsoring a set of jersey for each of the schoolboy’s teams.


Brookville polo shorts tops etc with crest can be ordered by contacting James Dowling on 0871614842. These are a great way to support the club and look great as well.


Ministers for the Word

Month of October– Team C

Team Leader – Breda Kane

Eucharistic Adoration in the O’Gorman Home Oratory every Tuesday morning 10am – 12 noon. Please come along and spend some time in the Presence of God.

Please have anniversaries and notices for the newsletter in by 2 pm on Thursdays. All anniversaries will be included but months minds and 1st anniversaries will have to take precedence in masses for the dead.

If you would like to have your news included in the Ballyragget Notes you can e-mail them to Anne at Or if you wish drop them to O’Sheas house, Chapel Avenue- news items must be in for Sunday evening.