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Bennettsbridge Community Hall Ltd will hold a public meeting at 8pm on this Wednesday 9th October in the hall to inform hall users and the community about the imminent hall renovation project. All welcome.


The TidyTowns & Community Development Group are collecting clothes for recycling on Friday the 18th of October. Old clothes, household textiles (curtains, towels & soft toys), shoes, handbags, belts, mobile’s (entire no parts) accepted. Books (no magazines or school books) also accepted, all proceeds in aid of Bennettsbridge TidyTowns & Community Development Group.

Collections in the Community Hall from 9am-10am and from 2pm-3:30pm on Friday 18th of October. Please contact Michele Culliton (087-2844471) if you wish to drop off clothes & this time does not suit.


There will be a churchgate collection this weekend for the Larche Community and your support would be appreciated.


Local handball enjoyed yet another hugely successful weekend as five 60x30 All Ireland golds and one All Ireland silver were brought home to Kilfane.

On Saturday morning, Niamh O’Shea appeared in the U17 Singles All Ireland final in Talbot’s Inch but was defeated by Cork opposition. Well done to Niamh. An All Ireland silver medal and a Leinster gold medal was a fantastic return for the season.

All roads then led to Cashel, as four Kilfane players were in All Ireland doubles finals on Saturday afternoon. Brothers Noel and Willie Holden were up first in the MB Doubles final and recorded a great win over Limerick opponents. The champagne had to be kept on ice however, as the next match up was the SMB final featuring Kilfane’s Tom O’Keeffe and Tom Dooley who were also facing opposition from the Treaty County. This was a rip-roaring contest which saw the two Tom’s lose the first game, before storming back to win the match in a tie break. The noise level in Cashel following these victories was only matched by the Clare roar that was going up in Croke Park at the same time.

Next morning, it was on to Garryhill in Co. Carlow where Aoife Holden was appearing in the U16 singles final against Tipperary opposition. Coming from behind in both games, Aoife showed real resolve and determination to take the title and to kick off great scenes of jubilation among Kilfane’s travelling army. As the curtain comes down on the 2013 60x30 season, the club will look back on what has been a remarkable year with an unprecedented number of county, provincial and All Ireland titles having been won. Chairman Jim Kenny McGrath has certainly overseen some remarkable victories this year, and to borrow a phrase from Donegal’s success last year “Jimmy’s winning matches”.


No winner of jackpot last week. Numbers, 1, 2, 27, 28.

Next week’s pot will be €2,800.00.

Consolation prizes

Dermot Kelly, Killarney

Elaine Walsh, Hillview Grove

May Croke, Woodlawn

Seamus Keaney, Longman

Brendan Cleere, Galway


Results of last two sessions. 24.09.13

Two pairs shared the prize money,

Phil Doyle/Frank O’Neill and Michael Phelan/Michael Teehan

Table Prize Rose Hayes/Martin Mulhall

Two-way share out again this week.

Lar Gibbons/Joe Doyle and Toddy Skehan/Martin Hanlon

Table Prize Anne and Paddy Lehane


Reminder of the Halloween Auction and Fancy Dress event in the Ouncel House Dungarvan on Saturday, 26th October in aid of The Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team. Items for auction would be gratefully received. Unwanted gifts(new) accepted. Contact Joan Cleere, 086 8271379 or Kathleen Conway 056 7727152.

In conjunction with the event the popular Bonus Ball on the main National Lotto will be run in the two local pubs for two pairs of County Final Tickets on the weekend of the match, 26th October. This adds to the success of the Event and is also a bit of fun.


The St Vincent De Paul Society would like to thank all who contributed to their collection at the weekend. It was very well supported and monies raised will be put to good use.

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