Gda. Denis Deasy-To mark the retirement from An Garda Siochana of Gda. Denis Deasy a Golf Classic is being held at Mountain View Golf Course on Friday 8 June. Teams of 4 cost €100 and the event will be followed by a meal and presentation of prizes. All the proceeds will go in aid of the L’Arche Community, Kilmoganny. For non-golfers it is possible to make a donation. The time sheet is available from Mountain View at 056 7768122 or from Denis himelf at 086 8452400.
Rose of Tralee-Congratulations to Norleen Malone who recently represented Ballyhale Foroige in the Kilkenny Rose of Tralee event. She was one of a dozen girls who participated in the competition held recently in the Ormonde Hotel. Well done!
Parish-Congratulations to our First Holy Communion Children. Caroline Barron, Joshua Burke, Allanah Coady, Larry Cody, Katie Dalton, Dillon Delaney, Sarah Devereaux, Lucy Fitzpatrick, Rachel Kenneally, Caitlin Lowry, Nadeen O’Brien, Chloe Phelan, Megan Rooney, James Shanahan, Ava Shefflin.
On Friday 22 June a special Mass will be celebrated at Knockmoylan Church (All Saints, New Chapel). It is hoped to have Parish Priest Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm concelebrate the Mass with Bishop Seamus Freeman and some other Priests with associations to this Parish. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church grounds (close to longest day of the year!)
Especially welcome are any families or individuals with associations to the Church. Fr. Kehoe is looking for photos of baptisms, communions, confirmations and wedding which were held specifically in Knockmoylan. It is hoped to display these on the night and then return them to their owners. If you have, then put your name and address on the back of the photographs and send them to Fr. Kehoe.
A Parish Day or weekend is due to be held on 18 and 19 August to bring every club, society and organization in the Parish together. A number of events are being planned at the moment.
Golf Classic-The Annual Ballyhale Shamrocks Golf Classic is being organised at the moment by Michael Hoyne and colleagues. Those who enter the competition regularly should start putting their teams together soon!
Birthdays-A number of people in the Parish have celebrated their birthdays in the last few weeks. Celebrating this week were Siobhan Burke, Linda Fitzpatrick (both Ballyhale) and Lisa Aylward (Knockmoylan). Lisa turned 30 and held a big birthday bash at her home complete with marquees and DJ’s! One of the highlights of her party was the welcome return from Australia of Lisa’s brother Alan and his partner Makaela. This was surprise visit! A great time was had by all. Happy Birthday to all who have celebrated their birthdays in that time!