Daffodils - Ann Mason would like to thank all those who gave donations to the recently held Daffodil Day. The amount collected locally was €979.
Golf Society - The first outing this year took place in Tramore Golf Course for the Mary Reid Memorial Cup. A great day was had by all at a course which was in great condition. The results were as follows; 1st Jimmy Fitzpatrick 37pts 2nd Brendan Mason 35pts. 3rd Kathleen Lanigan 33pts. Front Nine: Pat Joyce. Back Nine: Mark Phelan. Nearest Pin: Ted Hoyne. Longest Drive Men: Pat Joyce. Longest Drive Ladies: Aisling Costelloe.
Ballyhale Development - The Ballyhale Development Association would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent National CleanUp. There was a good turnout in Knocktopher, Knockmoylan and Ballyhale and great work was done by all. Thanks to everyone involved in the collection, the delivery to collection points and the disposal of the rubbish. We can only hope that people in general will notice the big improvement in our villages and on the approach roads and in appreciation of the work involved, make a genuine effort to keep everywhere litter free.
The BDA are now making plans for the summer planting and with this in mind if anyone would like to order window boxes or plants to refill existing boxes please phone or text 0876523403 or 0863787849.
Southend - In recent U13 Soccer: The team were away to Freebooters in the league last Saturday week and it turned out to be an absorbing game. Freebooters struck for the lead goal after three minutes but the lads were level after ten minutes when John Shorthall fired home. ‘Booters struck again midway through the half but the teams were level at half time courtesy of a low strike by Adham Masood after great work by Eoin Walsh. Southend finally got their noses in front when Eoin Cody found space near the ‘Booters end line and somehow managed to find the top right hand corner of the net. Adham Masood then fired in a shot which the ‘Booters ‘keeper parried but John Shorthall was alert and fired in the rebound. The final eight minutes were hectic with a ‘Booters goal disallowed for offside and the resulting free-kick ending with a breakaway and a shot by Eoin Cody which struck the post. Freebooters struck for their third goal in the last minute but the lads held out thanks to great work by Darragh Corcoran, Conor Doyle and Christy Cody. Final score Southend 4 Freebooters 3.
Allianz Hurling League Final - Kilkenny will play in the National Hurling League Final this coming Sunday in Nowlan Park against Tipperary. They should be led out by official captain Colin Fennelly with a possibility of Michael Fennelly and maybe TJ Reid being part of the set-up – both are near recovered from recent injury worries. As the match is an All-ticket affair tickets should be sourced before Sunday preferably.
Camogie - Ballyhale have several players involved with county teams this year between senior, Intermediate, Minor, U16 and U15. The senior and intermediates both recently played National Camogie League semi-finals with Jacqui Frisby, Keeva Fennelly, Mags Fennelly, Edel Frisby and Kellyanne Cotterell involved. Both Eimear Fitzpatrick and Emily O’Dwyer were involved in the Minor All-Ireland Final against Cork last weekend which resulted in a draw. Lucy Elvidge and Marita Butler are on the U16 and U15 teams respectively.
Shamrocks - The Shamrocks played their first Senior League game of 2013 last weekend in what was a repeat of last year’s County Final (against Dicksboro) up in Hugginstown. There were goals from Mark Ayward, Coilin Fennelly, Michael Fennelly and Eoin Reid as well as plenty of points in what was a great display from the club team managed by Tommy Shefflin and captained by Eoin Reid.
Shamrocks Club in common with many clubs throughout the County are always looking for new ways to fundraise. This Saturday they will hold a scrap metal collection from 9am to 6pm in the Field. Posters in local shops clarify what can or shouldn’t be left. For example no fridges, TV’s, Timber, Plastic or tyres should be left out. If you would like an item collected from your home or farm please contact Michael Hoyne, Bobby Aylward, Tommy Phelan or David Walsh. All proceeds from this collection will benefit Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club.