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12th March '08


St. Patrick's Day

Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig daoibh go léir.   (Happy St. Patrick's Day to all)

Because St. Patrick's Day falls on the Monday of Holy Week this year, it will not be celebrated as a Holyday of Obligation as is normally done.   Instead St. Patrick's Day, this year, will be celebrated on Saturday 15th March, as a major feast but not as a Holyday of Obligation.    Monday 17th will still be a Bank Holiday.



Ballycastle defeated Kilcommin in the Mayo GAA Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Tournament in Achill on Saturday last.  

Final score:   Ballycastle: 3-10;     Kilcommin: 1-3

Ballycastle Team : Jason O'Neill, Anthony Tighe, Darren Madden, Daniel Breslin, John Paul Guiheen, Jonathan McNulty, Gerard Nealon (0-1), Aodhan Tighe, Shane Healy (0-6), Brian Helay (0-1),

Shane Breslin, Simon Barrett, Patrick McNulty (1-0), Declan Caulfield (2-2), Daniel Kelly.

Subs : Alan Murphy for Brian Healy; Patrick Healy for Patrick McNulty, Andrew Tighe for Gerard


In the Final on Sunday, in dreadful weather conditions, Ballycastle were defeated by Achill by 3 points. Final Score:   Achill: 0-10; Ballycastle: 0-7.

Ballycastle Team :   Jason O'Neill, Anthony Tighe, Padraig Madden, Daniel Breslin, John Paul Guiheen, Darren Madden, Gerard Nealon, Shane Healy (0-4 (3f)), Aodhan Tighe, Brian Healy, Shane Breslin, Simon Barrett, Patrick McNulty (0-1), Declan Caulfield (0-2), Daniel Kelly.

Sub used : Michael Jackson for Brian Healy

Subs not used: Alan Murphy, Anthony Tighe, Paul Whelan, Patrick Healy,

Declan Murphy, Shane McHale, Joseph Tighe, Michéal Forde, Dermot Kelly.



Welcome Inn Senior Football League Div. IE, Round 1:

Ballintubber B v Ballycastle on Saturday next (15th ) at 5.00p.m. in Ballintubber.


Welcome Inn Senior Football League Div. IE, Round 2:

Ballycastle v Ballinrobe B on Saturday 22nd at 5.00p.m. in Ballycastle.


The Semi-Final of the Winter League between Ballycastle and Lacken has been changed to Monday 17th ( St. Patrick's Day ) at 12.00noon in Lacken.


Club Membership

Ballycastle G.A.A. Club Membership is now due.   Adults: 25euro, Family: 40euro, Student & OAP: 10euro.   Contact Aidan Tighe, Club Treasurer.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of  Teresa Collins, Ballina who died this week

(wife of Cyril Collins, former Garda Sergeant in Ballycastle).



No's drawn on Saturday 8th March '08 were:   3.   14.   16.   18.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 9,600euro.    Next draw in Healys.

Five envelopes drawn:

Jacqueline Tuohill, Killena

Éilis & Máire McCann, Belderrig

Breda O'Toole, Ballycastle

Francesca Murphy, Ballycastle

Bridget Gaughan, Seaview Place


Fashion Show

A Fashion Show in aid of Ballycastle Community Playschool ( Kiddies Korner ) will be held in Ballycastle Parish Hall on Friday 11th April commencing at 7.30p.m.   Tickets are on sale at 10euro and support will be appreciated.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group are presenting an exhibition of paintings in Ballina Library from Wednesday 2nd April to Wednesday 23rd April during Library opening hours.


Easter Confessions will be held on Saturday 15th before Vigil Mass ( beginning at 7.30.p.m.).


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.15p.m .

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 8.00p.m.:   Kevin Healy ( Anniversary )

Tuesday:   Phil Munnelly

Wednesday 8.00p.m.:   Willie Donnelly

Thursday:   Mary, Michael & Kate Doherty

Friday 8.00p.m.:    Paddy Hefferon & Deceased Family ( Feast of St. Joseph )

Saturday 10.00a.m.:   Mass for the Feast of St. Patrick

Saturday Vigil:   John & Kate Caulfield ( Blessing of Palm )

Sunday 11.30a.m.:   Pearse Hegarty ( Anniversary )


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil:   Paddy Kelly

Sunday:   Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil:   George O'Grady, John Maughan, Mary Kenny

Sunday:    Florrie McBrien, Seamus O'Connor, Seán Callaghan



7.00p.m.:   Cauleen Barrett, Peggy Burke

7.30p.m.:   Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

8.00p.m.:   Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin


Community Care:

Cook:   Susan Tighe

Driver:   Aidan Tighe