Ballyhale -

Scoil Phadraig - Congratulations to the Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale Quiz team of John Shorthall, Eoin Walsh, Ben O’Keeffe and Tom O’Dwyer. They have qualified for the All-Ireland Credit Union Final after winning local and regional finals.

Scoil Phadraig - Congratulations to the Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale Quiz team of John Shorthall, Eoin Walsh, Ben O’Keeffe and Tom O’Dwyer. They have qualified for the All-Ireland Credit Union Final after winning local and regional finals.

They were the winners of the Under 13’s Chapter 8 Credit Union Schools Quiz. They will represent Thomastown Credit Union Limited in the All Ireland Final on 7 April 2013 in Dublin. Thanks to the Credit union for organizing the event and well done to the school who prepared the boys so well!

Camogie - Ballyhale Camogie Club would like to thank everyone who supported their 5k walk/run fundraiser on St. Patrick’s weekend. They would especially like to thank all their sponsors, who donated so kindly on the day, the Women’s Guild for a most welcome cup of tea, all the stewards, the Gardai, the Shamrocks hurling club for the use of the car park and everyone who helped in any way. The fundraiser was a great success thanks to everyone’s participation. Race results senior runners joint first Tommy Shefflin and Noel O’ Keeffe, 2nd Tom O’Keeffe, 3rd Danny Shanahan. 1st junior Darragh Corcoran, 2nd Eoin Cody, 3rd Killian Corcoran. 1st female Suzanne Donovan, 2nd Catriona Fennelly. Well done to all!

Clean-up - In conjunction with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean, Ballyhale/Knockmoylan/Knocktopher will hold their annual clean up on Mon 8 and Tues 9 April starting at 6.30pm each evening, meeting at Ballyhale Hall, Chapel Lane Knockmoylan, and The Friary Knocktopher. Volunteers are needed in all areas and they strongly urge everyone to get involved. It is a great opportunity to develop “Pride of Place” in our villages and surrounding areas. If possible please bring High Visibility jackets and gloves.

Southend - Southend United are holding a Cabaret this coming Sunday (Easter Sunday night) in Andy’s. The cabaret is to include a d draw for the winners of a raffle prize for which tickets have been on sale for the past number of weeks. First prize is a trip for two to Old Trafford on Saturday 4 May to see Manchester United v Chelsea, including flights and accommodation. There will be many more prizes also on the night.

Kilkenny - Kilkenny had a one point win over Clare last Sunday down in Ennis. The game saw the return to the starting fifteen of former All-Ireland winning captain Michael Fennelly. His brother Colin, the official team captain for the year, came on as a sub. Neither TJ Reid nor Henry Shefflin are ready to take their places on the panel but young Richie Reid is being considered – and has already featured in the panel for this year’s League.

Foroige - Foróige Kilkenny is looking for adult volunteers countywide to help us grow and support our youth work initiatives. Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18 nationwide by working with more than 5,125 volunteers to involve some 64,000 young people annually in our groups and programmes. Foróige’s diversity and richness means that we can find a Foróige fit for you whether that is volunteering in a youth club, youth café, special interest group, project, mentoring or assisting with events or fundraising.

Be the person that makes that difference, become a Foróige volunteer today!Interested? Contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on rosie.obrien@foroige.ie or 086 2997677 for more information on how you can make a difference. For more information on Foróige check out www.foroige.ie or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/foroige

Birthday - A very special 20th Birthday was remembered during the past week as family and friends joined to wish ‘Happy Birthday’ to the late Sean Malone, Kilcready who was tragically killed following a car accident with his pal Martin Duggan at Christmas a little over a year ago. May they both Rest in Peace.

Get well - Our thoughts and Prayers are with all those residing in the Parish who are currently suffering from ill health, whether in hospital or at home. A special mention to ‘Big’ Tommy Walsh (Cuil na Greine and Coolmore) and to Brigid Kennedy (Vicar’s Lane) - both of whom have spent time in hospital in recent weeks.