Ballyhale - First outing of Ballyhale

Golf Society - Ballyhale Golf Society will hold their first outing of the year in Tramore on 23 March for the Mary Reid Cup.

Golf Society - Ballyhale Golf Society will hold their first outing of the year in Tramore on 23 March for the Mary Reid Cup.

The presentation will take place later that evening in Andy’s, Ballyhale at 8pm.

Camogie - The Ballyhale Camogie Club held their second Annual 5km run/walk last Bank Holiday weekend. There were refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards. As this is one of their main fundraisers for the year your support would be greatly appreciated, even if you didn’t get to participate.

The senior County Camogie panel, which includes several Shamrocks girls, are fundraising for their (hopefully) successful year. Last year the County Board came up with a novel limited draw at €50 per ticket. The winner gets to have their business name on a new Kilkenny senior Camogie Jersey for the remainder of the year. Hopefully businesses will see this as a great opportunity for a low cost. The draw will take place on Thursday March 21 in the Springhill Court Hotel and all are welcome. The lucky name will be drawn by the legendary Tommy Walsh and refreshments will be served. Contact any of the local panellists or Kilkennycamogie.com.

Congratulations to Jacqui and Edel Frisby, Keeva and Margaret Mary Fennelly and Kellyanne Cotterell who were all part of the winning senior and Intermediate panels.

Scoil Aireagail - Last Friday 15 March Scoil Aireagail invited everyone to help them celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. To mark the occasion Micheal O Muircheartaigh was due to attend on the day.

Well done to the local members of the Scoil Aireagail team who won a Leinster Schools Hurling title recently. They include Jack Kenneally at corner-back, Eugene Aylward at fullback, Ronan Corcoran who scored 10 points and Dylan Doran. They have now qualified to play in an All-Ireland semi-final on 23 March.

Kilkenny - Last Monday marked the first time newly appointed Kilkenny Senior Hurling Captain Colin Fennelly stepped out onto the field in front of a ‘home crowd’. He was selected by the Shamrocks Club committee at a recent meeting to represent the Club as the official captain. Up to now Colin has been the sole representative of the club on the team, with brother Michael named but unable to play due to injury and Henry Shefflin and TJ Reid still recovering. Last week young Richard Reid was brought into the panel for the first time. Best of luck to Colin and the lads for the year ahead!

Southend United - Southend United are holding a draw – to take on place on Easter Sunday 31 March in Andy’s Bar Ballyhale. The draw will be accompanied by a Cabaret on the night. Prizes include a trip for two to Manchester United v Chelsea on Saturday 4 May, including flights and accommodation and many more prizes. Tickets cost €5 each and a permit has been granted. Tickets in Andy’s or from any Southend United committee member.

Foroige - For the month of March the Kilkenny Foroige are concentrating on recruiting adult volunteers to help them with their activities. Anyone interested in helping the vibrant, active youth group can contact Rosie O’Brien at 086 2997677.

Congratulations - Congratulations to Emmet Holden (Coolmore) and to Mark Aylward (Knockmoylan) who celebrated birthdays during the week. Birthday congratulations to all who celebrated recently.