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Ballyhale Development - The Ballyhale Development Association will hold their Spring meeting in the Parish hall on Thursday 7 March at 8pm. All are very welcome and they would encourage everyone to become involved in the development of Ballyhale village and surrounding areas.

Ballyhale Development - The Ballyhale Development Association will hold their Spring meeting in the Parish hall on Thursday 7 March at 8pm. All are very welcome and they would encourage everyone to become involved in the development of Ballyhale village and surrounding areas.

Southend - U-13 soccer: The team were away to Lions of Durrow in the league last Saturday. The first half remained scoreless with defences on top although both teams struck the crossbar. The first goal arrived midway through the second half when Lions broke through to take the lead. Five minutes later the Southend lads were level when Adam Masood delivered a great ball from a free and Darragh Corcoran flicked it on to Eoin Cody who smashed home. Five minutes later came the decisive moment in the game when Adam Masood, who tormented the Lions defence all day, delivered another free kick in to the box and once again Eoin Cody pounced to ram the ball to the roof of the net for the winning goal. It was impossible to single out any star player as everyone gave everything in a fine team performance. The club would like to extend get well wishes to the Lions keeper who suffered an injury towards the end of the game.

The Under 11’s had only 8 players for their game against a City team. Nevertheless they played the match and fought valiantly and even scored a goal against superior numbers!

Shamrocks - Congratulations to new Shamrocks PRO Liam Grant who is already working hard. Liam has set up a new Facebook Page for members and supporters (the old one had been archived by Facebook for non-use). Already there is news on the page about recent football matches and all are invited to ‘like’ the page. A special thanks also to the author of the Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Twitter account who is helping keep news from both the senior and Juvenile Club up to date. The Facebook page is: “Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club” while the Twitter account is: “@BallyhaleGAA”.

The club are involved in a fundraising venture with Kilmacow. On Saturday 23 March at 7pm there will be a contest called ‘Clash of the Clubs’ in Kilmacow Sports Complex. Details on the Club Facebook Page.

The Intermediate Footballers were due to play Piltown last Monday night in Piltown, under lights at 7.30pm. The next round is also this week – Saturday at 3pm in Danesfort.

The Under 14’s were due to play Dicksboro in Palmerstown at 7pm yesterday (Tuesday).

Get well - A number of people living in the Parish are currently suffering from serious illness and bad health. Some, who have recently been given good news by their doctors, are nevertheless still ill while others are only at the early stages of diagnosis. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all those who are currently ill, either in hospital or at home.

Congratulations - Birthday Congratulations to James Kennedy (Knocktopher) who celebrated his first Birthday last weekend with Siobhan and John and family. Congratulations also this week to Elaine Cleere (Knockmoylan), Keith Murphy (Derrynahinch), Caroline Murphy (Kiltorcan) and David ‘Brunch’ Kennedy (Vicar’s Lane) who is also young James’ uncle! Birthday congratulations to anyone else recently celebrating their birthday!