20 Jan 2022

Ballyragget -



The book for next month’s is “The Aftermath” by Rhidian Brook. The Hogan Stand Book Club will meet in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome.


The Under 12 team was in action against St. Anne’s, at Johnstown, in round 4 of the League, on Monday, August 12th.The team has been playing well ,but finding it difficult to convert possession into scores. On a beautifully prepared pitch, the well matched teams served up a cracker of a match. Sinead Walshe won the toss and took advantage of the breeze in the first half. However, it was St. Anne’s who applied the early pressure and following a great save by Thanh Phelan, the game remained scoreless. Five minutes in, St. Anne’s pointed from play and this was followed by a goal a minute later. The home team continued to dominate, but hit two wides before scoring another point after 8 minutes. Naomh Brid settled down after that and Ciara Brennan worked hard to create scoring opportunities. Finding the range proved difficult, as both defences contested every ball and tackled bravely. After some strong pressure Sinead Walsh’s ‘45’ was cleared from danger after 15 minutes. Our forwards kept trying and a perfect pass from Mollie Southgate was pulled on by Clodagh O’ Doherty, whose ground shot flew to the bottom corner of the net. The referee blew the half time whistle on the puck out, leaving us in arrears by 1-2 to 1-0.  When St. Anne’s pointed 3 minutes into the second half it looked like they might pull away, but from there to the finish Naomh Brid played some brilliant camogie. Despite the severe pressure, our defence was brilliant. Thanh made three splendid saves and pucked out cleverly against the breeze. Lauren Phelan had some great clearances, Michaela Ryan made several well timed tackles and Kiara Walsh played her part. Sheila Brophy was impressive at centre back; the midfielders Mary- Kate Brennan, Sinead Walshe and Sinead Morrissey had a tough job and spent much of the game helping their defence. All three players had their best games of the season.

Up front, Zoe Gleeson got some ball to her inside forwards and Ciara Brennan was full of energy and keen to attack. Ciara moved back to defence for the last ten minutes and was also effective in that role. Mollie Southgate managed some good passes and nearly had a goal, in the second half, while Clodagh O’ Doherty saw more action in the first half and took her goal well. Well done also to Chieu Phelan, who came on in attack and Lara Dowling, who is now fully recovered from an early season injury. The final score was 1-3 to 1-0.


Numbers Drawn- 2, 8, 11, 12. No Jackpot winner. €50 Sellers Prize- Declan Delaney. €100 – Toimas Kenna, Abbeyleix, €60 – Martin Fitzpatrick, C/O J. Mul, €30 – Willie Dooley, Rosconnell, €30 – Stephen Butler, Brookfield. In house prizes- C/O Ronan’s

Bottle of Whiskey – Joanne Connolly, €30 – Declan Delaney, The Square, €30 – Maura Delaney, The Square, €30 – Martin Gleeson. High Street. Next week’s venue – Fitzpatrick’s. Jackpot is €6,500 Tickets only €2


It was a busy hurling week, on Tuesday night the 13th the Intermediate side were in action against Erin’s Own in Jenkinstown in the Byrne Cup however they were defeated on a score line 2-17 to 1-10. The Intermediate team are in action against Mooncoin in Round 4 of the IHL in Ballyhale Friday evening at 7pm.


On the following night (Wednesday) the Junior B team were in action against O’Loughlin Gaels in a replay and ran out well deserved winners on a score line of St. Patrick’s 1-20 O’Loughlin Gaels 0-11 this win earned the side a place in the Junior B Northern Championship semi final against Blacks & Whites on Sunday in Clara. This was the side’s second meeting of the year, having met previously in the league northern final and once again St Patricks Ballyragget were victorious on a score line of St Pats 0-13 to Blacks and Whites 0-10. They are now in the final against James Stephens on the 1st of September.


Brookville Spin the Wheel results for Friday 22nd July are - in house draw –Maura O’Gorman €125, Jackpot: John Ronan €65, Sellers prize: Margaret O’Hara €25. Next week’s jackpot is €4,400 and is in Fitzpatrick’s Pub on Friday. Tickets can be bought from all local shops as well as all members of the club.


Brookville polo shorts tops etc with crest can be ordered by contacting James Dowling on 0871614842. These are a great way to support the club and look great as well.


Volunteers and helpers needed: The Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland provides a range of information, events and services for people of all ages, living in the County of Kilkenny with all forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Do you have secretarial or administration skills they want to put to use, or maybe a background in marketing or finance? We are actively encouraging people of all ages and who have interests in many areas to volunteer. The Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland would love to hear from you. You can tailor your level of involvement to suit your availability - Contacted us on 087 756 0324, email:


Ministers for the Word Month of August – Team A. Team Leader – Eileen Mulhall. 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.

If you would like to have your news included in the Ballyragget Notes you can e-mail them to Anne at Or if you wish drop them to O’Sheas house, Chapel Avenue- news items must be in for Sunday evening.

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