Calendar Dates-Cemetery Masses have been held in the last week at cemeteries throughout the Parish. The Ballyhale cemetery Mass will be held 19 July at 8 p.m.
pilgrimage-The Carmelite Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Sunday 22 July. Names may be booked at Heaslip’s Shop.
fun day-The Parish Family Fun Day will be held on the weekend of 11/12 August – which is a slight hange in date from that originally proposed.
Gun Club-The KKB Gun Club held a very successful Barbeque and cabaret night in Andy’s recently. They had a DJ and live music from Paschal Walsh’s band. They also cooked rabbit and venison on the night. Well done to all concerned!
Golf Classic-The Shamrocks Annual Golf Classic went ahead on its appointed date despite the weather. Almost 50 teams of four competed in the event staged at Mountain View Golf Course. The winners were John Byrne, Frank Costelloe, Shane Timmons and Aisling Costelloe. In second were Bobby Hearne, Michael Hoyne, Jim Maher and Leonard O’Shea. Third place went to Mickey O’Keeffe, Michael Waugh, Paul Cottrell and Noel Cottrell. The non GUI team prize went to Sean Holden, Jim O’Brien, Martin Holden and Joey Holden.
The presentation of prizes was held in the Clubhouse where a raffle was also held. Pat Bookle won first prize and Margaret Malone won second. The organisers – Michael Hoyne and colleagues would like to thank all involved – players, sponsors, Mountain View and anyone who helped to continue to make the Shamrocks Golf Classic a success.
Castlegannon Show-Unfortunately the weather did get the better of the Castlegannon Show which was due to have been held last week. The committee made a decision, based on ground conditions, to cancel as the event is primarily an equestrian event and it was not deemed safe. Unfortunately their ‘time slot’ in the equestrian calendar is now gone.
Ailish Hayes-The local community in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford are holding a run, jog or walk on the August Bank Holiday (6 August) in Kilmeaden in memory of their friend Liz/Eilis Hayes, who taught for many years in Ballyhale NS. Members of the local community here are invited to attend. Registration is from 5 with walkers leaving at 6.30 and runners at 7. There are various prizes. For details please contact 087 2540693.
Piltown Draw-Congratulations to Eamonn Walsh (Castlegannon) who was the most recent winner of a car in the Piltown Draw! Shamrocks’ ticket buyers and sellers have been quite lucky as regards the top car prizes in the Piltown Draw in recent years. Well done to Eamonn!
Birthdays-Carmel Harrington (Knockwilliam) celebrated a big landmark Birthday recently! She was treated to a family night out for a birthday meal to mark the occasion!
Among others also celebrating birthdays in the last few weeks were: Paul Shefflin, Pauline Comerford, Joey Holden, Kellyanne Cotterell, Mick Kennedy, Barry Nolan, Cindy Knox, Carmel Fennelly, John Phelan and Claire Murphy! Happy Birthday to them all!