Bennettsbridge - Bring dad to the field day!

Joan Cleere


Joan Cleere



Celebrate Fathers Day this Sunday by bringing Dad for a family day in Bennettsbridge where it is all happening. It’s been all go for the organisers for the past number of weeks as they are working hard to make this year’s event as successful as last year. The combination of GAA/Development Group is working well and there will be a huge amount of stalls and games to be enjoyed on the day.

There is still time to contribute any unwanted handbags or costume jewellery, books, bric-a-brac, bottles for the bottle stall, prizes for wheel of fortune, toys and cakes and bread for the cake stall.

Donations can be dropped into the community hall this Friday, 14th June from 1.45pm to 3.15pm Saturday, 15th June from 6.45pm to 8pm

Sunday, 16th June from 10.00am to 11.30am

Or drop to Paula Nolan’s Hairdressers in Ballyreddin


Raffle tickets are on sale locally and some good prizes are on offer.

Some of the many attractions on offer this Sunday


(U8 –U6) – Thomastown, O’Loughlin’s and Bennettsbridge

Soccer Penalty

Wheel Of Fortune

Fire Engine Display

Dog Show

Handbag Sale

Creche & Face-Painting

Soccer Penalty

Craft Exhibitions

Cake Stand



Basket Ball


Hurling Accuracy/

Skills/Long Puck

All New Cube Challenge


Washing Line

Model Cars

Bottle Stand


Please come out on Sunday to support your community and help the committee to make this a successful event.


The Tidy Towns deserve great credit for the great work being carried out in the village. The new flower containers dotted around the area add a great splash of colour. It is good to see the place looking so well and the work will surely be rewarded when the judging takes place.

People have been busy with paint brushes and the graveyard entrance looks particularly well as do the coping stones and bollards on the approach roads. Full marks to Kevin whose interest in keeping the village has made a huge difference and his work is appreciated. The lawns and verges need a lot of maintenance and in this area volunteers put in a lot of hours in the various estates.


The cemetery masses for this year will take place as follows.,

Tullaherin, Sat, 27th July at 8pm

Bennettsbridge, Sat, 3rd August at 7pm


No winner last week. Jackpot now stands at €3,400.00. Numbers chosen were, 1,8,9,19.

Consolation Prizes

Kieran Tobin, Smithstown

Marie Treacy, Station Road

Maureen Deloughry, Rathcusack

John Morrin, Kilfane

Louise Hayes, Main Street


There will be a churchgate collection in Tullaherin/Bennettsbridge on 22nd and 23rd June in aid of The Irish Wheelchair Association.


Division 1 Cup:

The A team finished off the season in style when they beat Stoneyford Utd 3-1 in the Division 1 Cup Final played in Derdimus.  It was a tight game with East End going ahead through a Paul Murphy goal. After a lull in the game, Stoneyford began to fight back and brought the game to 1-1.  This is what East End needed to kick start the game back into action and some great work from Micheal O’Neill brought the ball across to Hugh O’Neill who scored the third goal of the game.  A penalty was then awarded to East End and was duly dispatched to the back of the net by Brian Lannon leaving the final score at 3-1. 

End of Season awards night:

The end of season awards night was held on Sunday night after the Cup Final in Lalors Corner House.  A great night was had by all.  David Ryan Presented the A Team Player of the Year award to Nicky Cleere, The B Team Player of the year was won by Danny Kinsella.  David Foley presented the Ladies Player of the year to Laura Dooley.  The Charlie Conway Memorial Trophy for Club Person of the year was presented by Kathleen Conway to Lorraine Holohan.

Many thanks to Mop and Eileen Lalor for their sponsorship of training tops for both the Ladies team and the A Team for the Cup Final.


Barrow Training are holding their annual Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 11th June 2013 at 12pm in the Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.

Minister Ciaran Cannon (Minister for Training and Skills) will be in attendance to present the certificates.

80 learners will be receiving their major award in Healthcare Support FETAC level 5 and Childcare FETAC level 5 and 6

The group is comprised of learners from all over the South East – Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary.

The learners have been studying for over 8 months to achieve this standard.

This is a huge achievement for the learners which we recognise by holding this annual event. Up to 80 guests are also attending to share in the celebrations.

Barrow Training has been selected as a MOMENTUM provider. This initiative offers FREE training places to 6500 unemployed. We are delivering courses in Healthcare and Sales throughout the South East. Contact us to see if you are eligible for a FREE place now!


Items for inclusion in the Bennettsbridge Notes should be sent to on or before Sunday at 9pm. Alternatively, contact Joan at 086 8271379 or 056 7727416.