Camogie - The Ballyhale Camogie Club are holding a 5km run/walk this Bank Holiday weekend. The event takes place this coming Monday 18 March and registration is at 11am with the walk commencing at 12 noon. The entry fee is €5 per person or €15 per family. There will be refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards. As this is one of their main fundraisers for the year your support would be greatly appreciated.
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 last weekend against Tipperary.
Shave or Dye - A shave or dye night is being held this coming Saturday 16 March in Irish’s Bar, Knocktopher in aid of cancer research. Music and a good laugh on the night so please support!
Scoil Aireagail - This Friday 15 March at 12noon Scoil Aireagail invite everyone to help them celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. To mark the occasion Micheal O Muircheartaigh will be attending on the day. All are welcome!
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.
Shamrocks - Shamrocks were crowned Intermediate League Football Champions last weekend – with Bob Aylward as the winning Captain – so well done to them!
There are no competitive adult fixtures for this week but fixtures and information can be found on the Club’s Facebook page and twitter account.
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 several first cousins whose birthdays were celebrated recently – Michael Fennelly (Jnr.), Keeva Fennelly and Anne and Luke Donnelly all celebrated theirs! So did Eoin Knox (Knockwilliam), Katie O’Shea (Main Street, Ballyhale) and Paddy O’Neill (Sheepstown). Congratulations to all!