Come along to our 3rd Annual Family Fun Day

The Graigue-Ballycallan G.A.A. and St. Brigid’s Camogie 3rd Annual Family Fund Day will take place on Sunday, 12 August. With a host of new attractions including the biggest inflatable slide in Ireland, the hugely popular bale rolling competition and the firewood auction, this is an event not to be missed. All donations, sponsorships, spot prizes, bric-a-brac, books, toys, and trees/firewood will be very welcome. Enquiries to 087 2249840.

The Graigue-Ballycallan G.A.A. and St. Brigid’s Camogie 3rd Annual Family Fund Day will take place on Sunday, 12 August. With a host of new attractions including the biggest inflatable slide in Ireland, the hugely popular bale rolling competition and the firewood auction, this is an event not to be missed. All donations, sponsorships, spot prizes, bric-a-brac, books, toys, and trees/firewood will be very welcome. Enquiries to 087 2249840.

KILLALOE PATTERN - The pattern mass will take place in St. Millua’s Church, Killaloe this coming Saturday, 4 August at 7:30pm with a recessitation of the Rosary.

KICKSTART COACHING - There are a few places left on the upcoming Kick Start 1 Coaching Course which takes places in Derdimus Park, Kilkenny between 9:30am and 5:30pm on Saturday, 11 August. Anyone interested should contact Darren Murray, FAI Football Development Officer before 4 August on 087 6378742 or darren.murrya@fai.ie. This will be the last Kick Start course for this year.

INDOOR MARKET - Callan Indoor Food & Craft Market takes place in Droichead Family Resource Centre, The Friary, Mill Street, Callan every Friday from 9am to 2pm. Produce on offer includes fresh fruit & veg., cakes, breads, eggs, savoury dishes, fresh local meat, handcrafted cards, calendars, hair fascinators, turned & sculpted wood, sewing and knitting embroidered gifts, jewellery and hand made soap. All are welcome to come along, have a browse or buy some locally produced products at very reasonable prices, relax in the Cafe with a nice cuppa. All support greatly appreciated.

WARMER HOMES - If you are a owner occupier in a house constructed before 2002 and are in receipt of either; fuel allowance OR job seekers allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age OR receiving Family Income Support then you may be entitled to funds to cover insulation costs to improve your home by making it more comfortable, healthier and more energy efficient. For further information contact Kilkenny Leader Partnership on 056 7752111

BALLYKEEFFE CONCERT - On Saturday, 28 July, the great Jack L perfomred an exclusive show in Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre. Born Seán Loughman on 11 February, 1973 is a native of Athy, Co. Kildare. This Irish songwriter, record producer, vocal artist, musician and broadcaster is simply known as Jack L. Jack Lukeman first’s album was titled ‘Wax’ and was recorded with his band The Black Romantics in 1995. The band split in 1997 and Jack L was born. Since then he has gone from strength to strength touring extensively throughout Europe and America. He has also been known to perform in English, Irish, German, Czechoslovakian, French and Maori. It is without doubt that Jack’s range of vocals from baritone to falsetto created an utterly amazing effect when joined with the natural acoustics of Ballykeeffe.

HURLING RESULTS - the latest results show 3 in a row for Graigue-Ballycallan. Junior B Hurling - Graigue-Ballycallan 4-9 / Erin’s own 1-10. Junior A Hurling Championship League - Graigue-Ballycallan 2-9 / Conahy Shamrocks 0-11. Junior A Hurling Championship League Final - Graigue-Ballycallan 0-14 / Ballinkillen 0-12 Congratulations to the Junior A team and management on their recent success in the League Final on Friday, 20 July last.. The lads had a hard fought victory over Ballinkillen after extra time. It’s been a successful year to date for the lads, let’s hope their good form continues as we get down to the business end of the championship.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing marydargan@gmail.com before 9pm on Sundays. Photographs can also be included by sending them as attachments.