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Margaret Cushen


Margaret Cushen



Muine Bheag Joint Policing Committee, in conjunction with Muine Bheag Town Council and An Garda Siochana, Muine Bheag, will host the Mini World Cup 2013, commencing on Friday, July 12 with the finals on Saturday, July 20. Entry is free. Age groups 8yrs to 11yrs boys and girls and 12yrs to 15 yrs boys and girls. Entries and enquiries to 085 7155236 by July 8. No names or entrants will be accepted after July 8.


Muine Bheag Juvenile GAA Club is collecting unwanted clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, curtains, bedding and towels to help raise funds for the club. If you wish to donate any of these items please give to a club member or contact 086-2373917 and we can arrange collection from you. Your support would be much appreciated.


15th Mt Leinster Way Walk will be held on Sat. July 6. at 2pm. From Corrubut Gap Myshall to Rathanna. Gathering in Cootes Pub, Bagenalstown from 1pm. Buses leaving the Fire Station at 1.30pm. Register at the Corrubut Gap Myshall at 1.50pm. Light refreshments afterwards in Rathanna. Buses return to Bagenalstown, Corrubut Gap and Myshall. All proceeds to Carlow Relay for Life, Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team ad Carlow Hospice. Great family day out for young and old. Kids go free. Adults €20. Suitable for strollers, walkers and joggers. To mark the 15th Walk everyone will receive a Healing Stone and one lucky person will take home a Waterford Crystal Plate. Come along and support this great cause.


Ballyloughan Guild ICA monthly meeting was held in the Castle Hall, Ballyloughan on Monday, June 17. Margaret Minchin President presided. During the past month many of the members took part in charity walks, including walk from Ballyloughan, St Mullins walk on the Barrow track and the Dublin Mini marathon. Some members took part in a day out to Clonegal and Bunclody, which, by all reports, was a great day.

Two members attended the National ICA AGM in Portlaoise. This was the last meeting until September. However there are several activities during the summer break including a week-end away to Cork in July. Tullow Show is on in August. Guest for the evening was Sinead who decorated finger and toe nails for charity. Activities were discussed and put in place and events for Sept. 15 when the next meeting will be held. New members are always welcome; please contact 086 3616540 or any member of the Guild.


Ballinkillen H.C. sports prediction 2013-provisional. The leader board after 16 of the 30 events is as follows: Joint front runners Marty Grennan c/o Keenans and Ruari Chada, Ballinkillen at 70 points. Liz McDonald, Spahill and Ronan Minchin c/o Keenans at 68 points. James Bolger, c/o Keenans at 67 points. Eddie Cox, Fenagh at 66 points The remainder of the top 20 available on the Ballinkillen H.C. website.


Ballinkillen overcame near neighbours Erin’s Own in the Kilkenny league semi final after two nail biting games. In the first game the teams finished level after extra time, Ballinkillen prevailing by one point 1-11 to 2-7 in the replay. Unfortunately Ballinkillen fell victim to a highly motivated Rower/Inistioge in the Final losing out on a score line of Rower/Inistioge 2-13 to Ballinkillen’s 13 points.


Carlow’s U21 hurlers had a magnificent win over hot favourites Dublin in the Leinster quarter final in Parnell Park. Ballinkillen made a major contribution with 7 players involved and the team managed by club man and chairperson Pat English. The players: Darren Dalton, Daryl Roberts, Craig and Dion Wall, Lauren Kinsella, Frankie Dowling and the injured Sean Murphy. Well done to all.


Why not volunteer in Bagenalstown? Carlow Volunteer Centre will host an information stand in Bagenalstown Credit Union on Wednesday, June 26 from 1.45 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Information will be available on the many different volunteering opportunities around the county. It’s a chance to find out how to share your skills, interests and hobbies - without having to give any commitment. For further information contact Aisling at (059) 91 73033 or visit


St. Andrew’s Medjugorje Prayer Group was founded by Clair Brid Hand in 2003. To celebrate the 10th anniversary the group is organising an outing to Glendalough on Tuesday, July 2, which will include a Thanksgiving Mass at God’s Cottage. Celebrant Fr. Thaddeus Doyle, C.C. There are a limited number of places available. Enquiries to Clair at 087 1544081.


Congratulations and thanks to all 26 ladies who completed the Flora Mini Marathon on Monday, June 3 in aid of Bagenalstown FRC. If you have a sponsorship card, please return it to Centre. Summer Camps for 5 weeks starting July 1, for children from Senior Infants - 6th Class. Cost (payable in advance) €25 per child per week or €40 for two children. For more information, please ring 059 9722028.

Sunday, July 21 - 10K Fun Run/Walk and 5K Family Walk/Treasure Hunt. Entry forms and sponsorship forms available from Centre. Registration on morning from 10 a.m. For further information - email or phone Olive at 059 9722028 Also on July 21, Unveiling of Community Mosaic in Town Park at 2 p.m.

Community Bank - save for that special occasion, bank open on Thursdays from 10am. - 12.30pm. at Centre and at Deja Vu Shop on Fridays from 10.30 am. - 11.30am.


There will be a bus from Bagenalstown to Mt. Melleray on Sunday, June 30. Mass on the day and a visit to the place where

Our Lady appeared. If interested in going please contact Vera on 059 97 27313 or Kathy on 059 91 46371.


Carmel Costello, Kinesiology Dip.Kin. will give a talk on a taking a holistic approach to your health at Muine Bheag Library on Tuesday, July 2 at 7pm. All welcome. Enquiries to the library at 91 29703.


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 Co. 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? Maybe you have a background

in marketing or finance? The branch is 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 – Contact 087 756 0324, or on Face book under Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch.