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Anne O’Shea


Anne O’Shea



Social Dancing classes resumes in St. Kieran’s Hall, Johnstown at 8pm on Wednesday 2nd October and every Wednesday. If you would like to dance the old-time waltz, the quick-step, the fox-trot and jive etc.- just come along and bring your friends – you don’t need to bring a partner and no age limits apply!!! For further information phone 086 8825200.


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 under 14, 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 flagship team is the under 14s 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. Then 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. The under 12 team had some narrow losses in the League campaign, despite playing very well. They hit form in the Shield Final and deservedly ended the year on a positive note. Nationally, we extend our congratulations and best wishes to Joan O’ Flynn, a former President, who has recently been appointed Ard Stiurthoir of the Camogie Association.

Photo- The Naomh Brid ( Ballyragget ) under 12 camogie team, which beat Dicksboro, in the Shield Final, at Ballyragget, on Thursday, September 12th.

Front row l to r- Kiara Walshe, Nikita Kelly, Clodagh O’ Doherty, Sinead Morrissey, Mary-Kate Brennan, Michaela Ryan, Ciara Brennan, Chieu Phelan.

Back row l to r - Sinead Walshe (Capt.), Lauren Phelan, Thanh Phelan, Zoe Gleeson, Sheila Brophy, Lara Dowling, Mollie Southgate.


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, 16, 25

Jackpot Winner- No Winner

€50 Sellers Prize – Paddy Fitzpatrick

€100 – Joe Cass, Spink

€60 – Phelan/Diver, 23 Grove Terrace

€30 – Sarah Butler, 35 Greenview

€30 – Joe Kelly Jnr., Ballyragget

In House Prizes- C/O The Wheel Inn

Bottle of Gin – Patrick Boyeye

€30 – Alice Thornton, High Street

€30 – Martin Tierney, Chapel Avenue

€30 – Marie Brennan, Tinalinton

Next week’s venue – The Corner House

Jackpot is €8,950 Tickets only €2


Sunday 6th of October was a sad day for the St Patricks GAA club when the intermediate side were defeated in the Intermediate Hurling Championship semi final by the Rower Inistioge. The team had put in some outstanding performances this year with every member of the panel stepping up when needed throughout the league, Byrne Cup & Championship games. However on this occasion the side were not on form and the game ended on a score line Rower Inistioge 2-14 St Patricks 2-9. Full match report in the sports section. Team: Michael Gannon, Paddy Cahill, Stephen Staunton, John Mooney, James Gannon, Kieran Delaney, Bill Staunton, Capt, Brian Brook Phelan, Geoff Brennan, Barry Staunton, Seoirse Kenny, Kevin Kelly, Joe Brennan, Eoghan Bergin, Michael Brennan Mark Tyler​Conor Delaney Robbie Healy Jody Phelan Sean Mooney Alan Ruth Stephen Roberts Mark Staunton James Staunton ermot Brophy Paddy McEvoy onal Brennan avid Kelly Liam Lacey Conor Foley Michael Kenny Jack Ryan Brian Mulhall Jack O’Shea John Butler John Staunton Brendan Neary James Morrissey Brendan Dooley Niall Staunton Billy Morrissey. The second blow of the day was expected but nonetheless just as sad as our team manager Maurice Aylward’s time came to an end. Maurice had come to the club for a 3 year stint with the promise to obtain a junior championship win for the club which he did in his first year and so much more taking the team and community all the way to Croke Park. Maurice Alyward is a true gentleman who believed in the St Patricks club, players, and community and was also so complimentary about everyone. He had a long journey each week to training yet he made it without complaint and at times when the weather was unkind. He taught St Patrick’s club a lot and his presence will be missed. The club would like to say a massive thank you to Maurice and his family who also became true honorary St Pat’s supporters and wish them well in the future. A massive thank you also to Tom Phelan, Matt Ruth and Seamus Lacey for their dedication to the team and club and the huge amount of time they give to the club.


All minor panel members are asked to attend training. Training times will be communicated to all through text messages.


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.

Spin the Wheel

Brookville Spin The Wheel Result Spin the Wheel Results for Friday 30th August – In house winner –Adrian Thorpe - €25, Alf Culleton €25 Jackpot winner –Seamus Brennan- €75 and the sellers prize of €25 won by Eddie Thornton. Next week’s jackpot is €4,750. 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.


Recent results for Brookville, 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 1 St John’s 3

Despite a great effort from all involved, the B team went down by 3 goals to one in the home game at the weekend. Team Dermot Brophy, Brendan Dooley, Sean Stapleton, Shane Phelan, Liam Bergin, Tony McGrath, Ciaran stone, Shane Ruth, Conor Foley, Anthony butler, John Butler, Subs: Shaun McGrath, Kieran Butler, Dillon Geoghan, Scorer Kieran Butler.


Brookville A play away to Willow Park (Athlone) this Saturday in FAI junior cup 2nd round at 7pm


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.