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Ballyragget: Disco for playground

COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND DISCO - Ballyragget Community Playground committee are holding their annual Halloween kids disco on Sunday the 28th of October. There will be a Fancy dress on the day. Thanks to Bridget O Shea who’ll be running her fabulous cake sale and DJ Nolan on the decks. It all Starts at 3oclock and finishes at 5 in CYMS Hall Ballyragget. We are looking forward to seeing all our spooky little friends on the day!

COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND DISCO - Ballyragget Community Playground committee are holding their annual Halloween kids disco on Sunday the 28th of October. There will be a Fancy dress on the day. Thanks to Bridget O Shea who’ll be running her fabulous cake sale and DJ Nolan on the decks. It all Starts at 3oclock and finishes at 5 in CYMS Hall Ballyragget. We are looking forward to seeing all our spooky little friends on the day!

FLORAL DEMOSTRATION - A floral demonstration hosted by Ballyragget ICA in aid of Suicide or Survive (SOS) will be held in the Canon Malone Hall, Ballyragget on Friday 2nd November at 8pm, Admission is only €5 and there will be a raffle on the night – please come along and lend your support to this worthy cause. It is hoped that funds raised from this event will be used to assist in running Wellness Workshops in Kilkenny in the future.

DR. DAVID COLEMAN AT HEYWOOD - As part of the Adult Education Programme Heywood Community School will host Dr. David Coleman, psychologist and presenter of “Teens in the Wild” on R.T.E. for a talk followed by a workshop in the School sports hall on the 6th December. Tickets are €10 and are now available from the school main office.

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 2, 6, 7, 15; Jackpot Winner – No winner; €50 sellers prize – Martin Bergin

€100 winner – Paddy O’Brien, Grange; €60 winner – Peter Doyle, Bridge Street; €30 winner – Denis J, C/O Frank Brennan; €30 winner – Ger Doran, C/O Cafe; In House prize C/O The Hogan Stand; Bottle of Whiskey – Seamus Kelly; €30 – Jim Mooney, Fermoyle; €30 – Maria Bergin, Glenvale; €30 – Alice Thornton, High Street

Next week’s venue – The Wheel Inn

Jackpot is€17,300 Tickets only €2

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:

TEAM NEWS - St. Patricks Ballyragget Hurling News: The Bally boys were in action on Saturday last in Bennetsbridge against Mooncoin aiming to earn an Intermediate semi final place. The Bally boys got off to a great start with Kevin Kelly scoring a goal in the opening moments; the bally boys kept the lead throughout the match and went in at half time on a score line of 1-8 to 0-2. The second half was similar with the Ballyragget men hungry throughout the match and all in tip top form, the match ending on a score line of 1-17 to 1-5. It has been a great 13 months and the players having given everything to the club see them earn a place in a intermediate semi final on their first year at the grade. Thanks a million to the players and team management for their hard work. The Bally boys go forth again. Due to replays etc the next match date is unavailable at present as is the opponent.

BORD NA nOG - We held our Annual street league final last Friday night. This year, like previous years, was a great success. Congratulations to the winning team captained by Ned Glennon and managed by Ollie Holohan. All seven teams were excellent on the night. A special thanks to our very own Kilkenny player, Joe Brennan, who presented all the players with their medals. Thanks also to our sponsors for the event: John & Catherine Carroll and Rita Purcell and family. As always the contribution by the parents is un-endless and much appreciated throughout the year.

PILATES - New Pilates Session Last one before Christmas. Commencing Tuesday 30th October in the Castle Arms Hotel for (7 weeks €60) 8.30 - 9.30 -Places are limited so booking is essential. (086-8547710) Margaret

BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, CBAI qualified bridge teacher will give the 8-week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

HOGAN STAND BOOK CLUB - The book for Novembers Hogan Stand Book Club is “This is how it ends” by Kathleen McMahon. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 6th November in the Hogan Stand and new members are always

HEYWOOD SILVER CIRCLE - Results of Heywood Community School Silver Circle Draw. Congratulation to the following - 1st prize €100 David Fennelly, Abbeyleix; €75 Teresa Byrne, Ironsmills; €50 Ber Carroll, Monaclear, Ballinakill and €25 Tim Mettigan, Stanhope Street, Ballinakill One more draws to go. Thanks to all for your continued support of the Silver circle.

BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Mrs Catherine Brennan CBAI a qualified bridge teacher will give the eight week course in Conahy Hall. Classes will be on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and if you would like more information and like to learn the wonderful game of bridge please contact Catherine Brennan on 087 – 9955634 or Catherine McEvoy on 087 – 6472395 or Mary Tierney.

BINGO IN THE C.Y.M.S. HALL - 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

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 or visit our website on .

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL - Spin the Wheel Results – In house draw – David Hogan won €75, Tara and Cerys Kelly won €65 in the jackpot draw and Joe Kelly won the sellers prize of €25. Next week’s jackpot €2250 and is in Ronan’s bar. Tickets for sale at €2, be in to win

TEAM NEWS - River rangers 3 Brookville 5 Brookville had a great away win on Sunday last down in Goresbridge against River Rangers. This is always a tough place to get a result so the team and management can be very happy with the points away from home. Billy Irwin got two goals and the team played well overall. Team: JJ O Sullivan, Ciaran Stone, Michael Stapleton, David Farrell, John Holland, Steven Ruth, Shane Phelan, David Hogan, Billy Irwin, Alan Ruth, Anthony Butler. Liam Brennan, Sean Stapleton, Darren Phelan. Scorers: Billy Irwin 2, Alan Ruth 1(pen) Steven Ruth 1, Ciaran Stone 1.

PROGRESSIVE 25 - The Progressive 25 card game will resume Friday 12h October at 8pm in Ballyouskill Hall

NORESIDE EDUCATION CENTRE - For €20 per person (limited places) people eligible for this course are older people (defined as aged 55 and over), people who have had less formal education or have no formal qualifications , unemployed people, disadvantaged people which may include people with disabilities , those living alone, single parents, travellers, ex-prisoners and immigrants. Courses – email, internet and communications, Social media (Facebook and YouTube) E Government Service introduction to online Banking – Contact Elizabeth Dermody on – 087 – 9349729.

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 – Therese Glennon

Ministers of the Eucharist Ballyragget Sunday 10.00am – Margaret Brophy and Laura Kenny; Sunday 7pm – Ann Lawless and Marie Gannon; Ballyouskill 7.30pm – Ann Brennan. Collectors for October 10am – Philip Kenny and Michael McCraith

BALLYOUSKILL- Apologies to the community of Ballyouskill for the inconvenience caused by having the church closed, Another area of plaster has fallen from the ceiling and we are advised that it is too dangerous to have a congregation there, Sincere thanks to the hall committee for the use of the Community Hall for Mass – thanks to all for their patience and co-operation. Tenders are been sought to have the ceiling re-plastered, a decision will be made and work will commence as soon as possible.

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.

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 night.

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