Ballyragget -

BOOK CLUB - The book for next month’s is The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 5th March 2013 in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome.

BOOK CLUB - The book for next month’s is The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 5th March 2013 in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome.

BOOKS NEEDED - The Parents` Council of Scoil Bhríde is requesting a donation of books for the school library. We would appreciate donations of good quality books, fiction and non-fiction, suitable for 4 to 12 year Olds. The books can be dropped into the school from Monday February 25th to Friday March 1st. Many thanks for your continued support.

SCOIL NAOMH BHRIDE ENROLMENT - Scoil Naomh Bhride, Ballyragget are now accepting applications for the 2013 – 2014 School Year. Forms con be obtained from the school office or by contacting the secretary on 056 -8833606. Enrolment forms should be returned to the school by 22nd March 2013.

BALLYRAGGET COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP - There are still a few places available in our Playgroup and Montessori for Free Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ecce) starting in September 2013. The ecce scheme provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. In general children are eligible for free ecce scheme if they are aged three years and two months and less than four years seven months on the 1st September of the year that the child will be starting playgroup – if you wish for your child to avail of the free scheme please contact the playgroup on 056 – 8830119 or 086 – 846867 or email to book a place or call and view our purpose built facility in Chapel Avenue anytime during open hours - 9am to 12 noon and 12.30 to 3.30 daily Monday to Friday.

SCOIL CHIARAIN ENROLMENT 2013-2014 - Scoil Chiaráin is now accepting enrolments for 2013-2014 for pupils starting in second class in August/September. Enrolments forms are available from the school or the school’s website Completed forms should be returned to the school before Friday, March 15th. For further information, please contact the school principal Conor Brennan on 056-8833351      .

BALLYRAGGET/BALLYOUSKILL LOURDES INVALID FUND - The Ballyragget/Ballyouskill Lourdes Invalid Fund Committee would like to announce once again requesting any invalid seeking financial assistance and wishing to travel to Lourdes this May with the Ossory Pilgrimage to put their names forward in writing to any of the committee members – please note that the closing date is the 17th March 2013.

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 7, 8, 16, 18. Jackpot Winner – No winner €50 sellers prize – Carroll’s Garage €100 winner – Zita Dunphy, C/O Fitzpatrick’s €60 winner – Adrian Thorpe, C/O The Hogan Stand €30 winner – Sadie Purcell, C/O Post Office €30 winner – Adrian Stanley, Rathdowney In House prize C/O The Hogan Stand Whiskey – Patrick Rudkins €30 – Fred Farrell, Byrnesgrove €30 – Vincent Watters, Glenvale €30 – Maura Delaney, The Square Next week’s venue – The Wheel Inn

Jackpot is €20,000 Tickets only €2

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL - RESULTS Friday 1st February The winner of the in house draw was John McGrath €70, Jackpot Winner was John Gleeson €75. Sellers prize Margaret O’ Hara €25
Next week’s jackpot is €3150 and is in the Wheel-Inn. Thanks to everyone for their support. Tickets are €2. Be in to win.

TEAM NEWS - Brookville 1 Freshford Town 2

Brookville were very unlucky to lose out but the odd goal to local neighbours Freshford last Sunday at home. The home side started very brightly and were one up by half time thanks to a lovely goal scored by David Farrell. Freshford scored in the second half and the game looked to be heading for a draw when Freshford scored a heartbreaking winner in injury time. This was very hard on the Brookville as they had battled very hard and deserved something from the game. Best for Brookville were JJ O’ Sullivan, M. Stapleton, D. Farrell, B. Irwin and A. Butler.

Team: JJ O’Sullivan, D. Stone, M. Stapleton, L. Brennan, , C. Stone, G. O’Keeffe, B. Irwin, D. Farrell, J. Kavanagh, A, Butler, S, Butler. Subs Shane Phelan for Darragh Stone 60 Gary Hogan for Anthony Butler 78 John Holland for Ciaran Stone 84

Eddie Thornton for Darren Phelan Alan Ruth for Paddy Rudkins

CHURCH NOTICES - Ministers for the Word Month of February – Team C Team Leader – Breda Kane Ballyouskill – Kay Clancy Minister of the Eucharist Sunday 10am – Val Walsh and Gerry Warren Sunday 7pm – Aileen McInerney and Patricia Doheny Ballyouskill – Gerard Carroll. Collectors for February- 10am – Marty Lawlor and Henry Quirke 7pm – Kevin O’Shea and Richard Rudkins mass in Ballyragget. Booklets. First Holy Communion is on 12th May 2013

A collection on behalf of Peace in Christ Retreat House will take place in the church grounds next weekend

New Eucharistic Ministers – a programme of preparation for new Ministers of the Eucharist will take place in the Canon Malone Hall on Monday 25th February and Monday 4th March from 7.30pm to 8.45pm – see poster in church porch.

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2013 – The pilgrimage will take place this year from 22nd to 27th May and the price is €735 – all bookings from both regular and assisted pilgrims please contact Glenmore Parish Office on 051- 880414 and for more information see the poster in the church porch.

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.

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