Ballyragget -

Anne O’Shea


Anne O’Shea




The book for next month’s Hogan Stand Book Club is the Lost Girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 5th November at 8:30 in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome.


Fiona Maher and Friends would like to say a sincere thanks to all who supported the Coffee Day in Castlecomer Library. The occasion would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, all our friends who baked delicious cakes, library staff and those of you who gave so generously. All the help and support raised €3195, which will greatly assist Cois Nore Cancer Centre.


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.


Presentation of playing gear to Naomh Brid Camogie Club Ballyragget.

 Photo caption -Photographed at the presentation of  skorts and jerseys are left to right – Aidan Morrissey ( Coach), Eve Hegarty ( player), Karen Delaney ( player) , Caroline Phelan  - (Sponsor- De Barbers), John Ronan (Sponsor – The Corner House), Imelda Lennon ( Under 14 captain), Katie Brophy (player) and Sandra Walshe ( Coach).


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.


Numbers Drawn- 2, 5, 19, 24

Jackpot Winner- No Winner

€50 Sellers Prize – Richie Stone

€100 – Aisling Bergin, Earlsgarden

€60 – Margo Butler, Bridge Street

€30 – Amy Blue, Glenvale

€30 – Catherine Brophy, Ballyouskill

In House Prizes- C/O Ronan’s

Bottle of Whiskey – Martha Blue

€30 – Margaret O’Hara, Greenview

€30 – Jim Stapleton, Greenview

€30 – Janie Dowling, Grove Terrace

Next week’s venue – Fitzpatrick’s

Jackpot is €9,300 Tickets only €2



The St Patricks Ballyragget Intermediate footballers will take part in round one of the AIB Junior Football Championship next weekend against St Paul’s of Clonmellon Westmeath in Westmeath. This is a first for the club and possibly county as our hurlers took part in the AIB Junior Hurling in 2011-2012. Best of luck to the team and manager John McGrath
Our under 21 hurling team will shortly be in action against Fenians in Lisdowney best of luck to Brian Tim Phelan and the team as they continue to prepare.
The Junior B hurlers have one more county fixture to fulfil, the league county final v Rower Inistioge together with being eligible to take part in the Junior B Club All Ireland tournament. So lots of games still to come.


The minor team lost out to a superior Carrickshock side in the semi final of the Roinn C championship last Saturday in Bennetsbridge. The southern side showed why they were favourites for this game as they started very well and our lads were playing catch up the entire game. As always this team battled to the last as they have done throughout this campaign. They gave their all in training and were a great bunch of lads to be associated with.


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. 

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL RESULT Spin the Wheel Results for Friday 30th August – In house winner –Ingrid Baker - €25, Michael O’ Gorman €25 Jackpot winner –Seamus Kelly- €150 and the sellers prize of €25 won by Margaret O’ Hara. Brookville F.C. would like to thank Frank Brennan of the Wheel-Inn for the 3 extra prizes on the night Next week’s jackpot is €4,800. 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.


Willow park 9 v 0 Brookville AFC .
Our lads suffered a heavy defeat away in Athlone last night. Despite the score line the lads never gave up and gave their all against an excellent side that have won their own premier league for the last six seasons and are obviously serious contenders in the FAI junior cup. Team JJ O Sullivan, Ciarán Stone, Shane Phelan, Liam Brennan, Billy Irwin, Gary Butler, Paddy Rudkins, Gary Hogan, John Holland, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Stephen Ruth. Subs: Anthony Butler (C Stone) Eddie Thornton (G Butler) Sean Stapleton (K Fitz) Ciaran Butler, Dillon Geoghan. Best for Brookville were Shane Phelan, Paddy Rudkins, Kevin Fitz and Stephen Ruth.


Highview 2 Brookville 1.
The boys were extremely unlucky to not come away with at least a point from the game on Saturday in what was a close fought game. Both teams had chances to win the game with Brookville looking very dominant at times. Unfortunately however even after taking the lead, with what was almost the last kick of the game the ball fell awkwardly in the box and managed to find its way in to the Brookville net. It was bad luck for the boys who showed great signs of improvement and played lovely football at times. Team on the day was: Sean Dowling, Mick Kelly, Darragh Waters, Kieran Walshe, Dan Brophy, Kevin Butler, Cian Drennan, Joshua Wallace, Ryan Bolger, Jack Morrissey, Sean Moore. 
Subs: John Cash for Sean Dowling, Roan Bolger for Kieran Walshe.

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.