LATE JANE SAUNDERS- Jane Saunders. Grove Terrace who passed away this last week. Jane was a true supporter of everyone; she cared deeply for every member of the Ballyragget parish and all her friends, work colleagues, and Olympic team mates. She had a kind word for everyone and was always in good spirits. She will be deeply missed by her family, her parents Pat and Bridie, her brother John, and nephew Luke, friends and neighbours. She supported the hurling, football and camogie teams of the parish and was there at each and every game this year as St Patricks went on to win the Club All Ireland in Croke Park. She attended the semi final in Nenagh on the eve of departure for the European championships and was back to support them on the big day in Croke Park and indeed was front and centre at the stage at the homecoming. This year was truly a great year for Jane in her love for GAA, as her top three teams all won All Ireland titles, Ballyragget firstly followed by her mother’s native Donegal and finally Kilkenny. Jane brought great honour to the town of Ballyragget when she won silver and bronze medals in the Olympic Games. She will be missed around the town, waiting for the morning bus to work in the Brewery or SOS with her paper under her arm, walking her beloved dog Rosie, and at Sunday morning mass lighting candles before and chatting with all after. Indeed the huge crowds who attended her rosary, removal and funeral mass were a testament to the lives she touched in her short time here. Godspeed Jane and take care.
LATE CARMEL MOONEY - We would also like to extend deepest sympathies to the Mooney family of Attanagh on the death of Carmel to her husband Henry, children Helen, Mary, Martin, Paul, Sharon, and Colm, grandchildren Shane, Evan, Daniel, Sophie and Lauren, her brothers Paddy, Noel, John, Jim, Nicholas and Dominic, her sons-in-law Graham, Emmet and Andrew, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, friends and work colleagues. Carmel was firstly a family woman; she cared deeply for her family, friends and neighbours. She worked in An Post and loved her job there. Her support of the Ballyragget team was never more evident than when the Under 21 team won the Roinn A County Final last year and the team with her nephew John made sure to take the cup to her after the game. She will be missed by one and all. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.
ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 2, 9,21, 23. Jackpot Winner – No winner; €50 Frank Brennan; €100 Margaret Butler, High Street; €60 Madge Brennan, C/O F. Brennan; €30 John Lacey, Finnan; €30 Thomas Bergin, Grennan; In House prize C/O The Corner House; Bottle of Whiskey – Ger Butler; €30 – Henry Mooney, Ballyouskill; €30 – Michael Whelan, Toor; €30 – Noreen Bergin, Earlsgarden. Next week’s venue – Fitzpatrick’s. Jackpot is €16,600 Tickets €2
PHOTOGRAPHS - We would like to ask parents/supporters to send in any photos regarding your child’s team over the coming weeks. We will begin compiling our choices for our 2013 calendar. Busy times for the juvenile teams over the past few weeks and in the weeks to come: The hurling club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the families of the following club members and supporters:
GAA - The club was in action on Saturday in John’s Park against Gowran and were in flying form with everyone now back from county teams. They were at all times in great form and went on to win the match on a score line of Ballyragget 21pts Gowran 11pts. They will be in action again next weekend, fixture and opponent unknown at time of typing.
HEYWOOD SILVER CIRCLE - Results of Heywood Community School Silver Circle Draw. First Prize €100 Seamus O’Doherty Brookfield, Ballyragget; Second Prize €75 James Monahan, Erkindale Drive, Durrow; Third Prize €50 Oisin Fitzpatrick, Knockacrin, Timahoe; Fourth Prize €25 Clive Galvin, Ralish, Abbeyleix. Congratulations to all and good luck in next week’s draw. If you would like to be in with a chance to win in further draws over the next 5 weeks please contact Heywood at 057 8733333 or you can phone 087 4126958. If you’re not in you can’t win!
BINGO - Bingo is in the C.Y.M.S. Hall, Bridge Street each Thursday night at 8.30pm – new player are always welcome.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY - The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from Waterford Regional Hospital for treatment. Volunteers will be asked to use their own car and the Cancer Society will pay the expenses incurred. Please contact Gail Flinter on 01-2310566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE YOU TIME TO SPARE - S.O.S. is a Voluntary Organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. We are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from our services. Each host is matched with one person from S.O.S. and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided. We are also looking for volunteers to support us in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending S.O.S. in the evening time or weekends. If you would like to know more about volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email email@example.com or visit our website on www.soskilkenny.com .
PILATES - Proposed upcoming schedule for all Pilates classes, both in Kilkenny and Freshford. Also note our new Fit Back and Bumps Classes with Joanne Brennan for Pre & Post Natal Ladies. If you wish to book in, simply e-mail back stating which class is your 1st preference, then 2nd & 3rd. Or alternatively you can text back to 086 661 1163 (don’t forget to include your name). Classes are subject to change depending on demand, so if you don’t see a time that suits please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.
THE PARKINSONS ASSOCIATION - The Parkinson’s Association are holding a Social Information weekend from the 12th to 14th October for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny. For more information phone 1800 - 359359
BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL - There was no results of the spin the wheel this week as it was called off as a mark of respect to the late Jane Saunders. The club would like to extent its deepest sympathy to Bridie, Paddy and John and the extended Saunders family on their terrible loss, may she rest in peace. Next week’s spin the wheel is in Hogan’s and is for €2150. Brookville’s next league game is on Sunday against Evergreen at home. Tickets for sale at €2 – Be in it to win it.
PROGRESSIVE 25 - The Progressive 25 card game will resume Friday 12h October at 8pm in Ballyouskill Hall
CHRISTMAS MARKET - St Lazerian’s House, Bagnelstown is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday 18th November from 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission €5 Children see Santa and adults will be served tea/coffee, scones + cream and jam and mince pies Lots of stalls and homemade Christmas cakes and puddings and excellent raffle prizes If you would like to donate a bottle for the bottle stall or hold a stall please contact us on 059 9721146
CHURCH EVENTS - Ministers for the Word; Month of October– Team C; Team Leader – Breda Kane; Ballyouskill at 7.30pm – Patricia Hollan Ministers of the Eucharist; Ballyragget Sunday 10am – Patricia Doheny and Theresa Delaney; Sunday 7pm – Siobhan McEvoy and Josephine Downey; Ballyouskill 7.30pm – Gerrard Carroll. Collectors for October 10am – Philip Kenny and Michael McCraith. Dates for the Diary –Confirmation in Ballyragget is on 10th February 2013; First Holy Communion is on 12th May 2013. Do This in Memory of Me – Thanks to all the parents and parishioners who have undertaken to help the children who are preparing to receive their First Communion next May. The “Do This in Memory “is a parish based programme in which all can help. 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.
NOTES - If you would like to have your news included in the Ballyragget Notes you can e-mail them to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you wish drop them to O’Sheas house, Chapel Avenue- news items must be in for Sunday night.