Ballycastle >Local News
17th February '10



An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has now been located at the Community Hall, Ballycastle and a number of local individuals have been trained in its use.

In the event of a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive please

1.   Call 999 (landline) or 112 (mobile)

2.   Call local Defibrillator Responder on A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772

3.   Start CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency services.


This project will commence on 21st February 2010 and will operate within a two mile radius of Ballycastle Community Hall.

Please remember that the responders are volunteers and will endeavour to assist when available.




No's drawn on Saturday 13th February'10 were: 2. 5. 15. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €19,700. Next draw in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

David McDonnell, Behy, Ballycastle

Louise Tomas, Ross, Killala

Siobhán Heffernan, Cabintown

Attie McNulty, Ballycastle

Gaughan Family, Rathoonagh



Ballycastle got their Winter League campaign off to a winning start on Saturday 13th in Drum, Belmullet.

Final Score: Baile an Chaisil: 4 – 6; Belmullet: 1 – 10

Ballycastle Team :

Máirtín Flannery, Daniel Breslin, J. P. Guiheen, Shane McHale, Gerard Nealon,

Thomas Gaughan, John Carey, Shane Forde (1-1), Shane Breslin, Shane Healy (1-1),

Fergus Tighe (0-1), Declan Caulfield (1-0), Simon Barrett (1-1), Michael Jackson, Patrick Tighe (0-1).

Subs : Jason O'Neill for Máirtín Flannery; David Langan for Shane Breslin (injured); Brian Healy (0-1) for Michael Jackson (injured); Padraic Collins for J.P. Guiheen.

Subs not used: Dermot Kelly, Fergal Forde.


G.A.A. Gear

This is the Final order for Hoodies, Rain Jackets or Ballycastle Jerseys (Black). Prices: Adult: €60, Children: €50. Orders taken up to 28th February '10 . Contact Declan Caulfield at 087-2515292.



Station on Friday 19th February at Frank & Loretto Munnellys, Ballyglass.


Development Company


Meeting of Ballycastle/Belderig Development Company on Wednesday 24th February at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.



‘Erosion' – an Exhibition of Prints by English Artist Jo Gorner will open in the Ballinglen Art Gallery on Wednesday 10 th February from 6.00p.m. – 7.00p.m. and runs until 13th March. All welcome.


Men's Group

Have you ever wanted to do/try/see/learn something new but never got around to it? First meeting to organise Committee on Saturday 20th February '10 at 9.30p.m. in the Suifinn Way Centre. This could be your opportunity – give it a try!


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next Outing Saturday February 20th in Belmullet.


West Coast Vintage Society


West Coast Vintage Society Dinner Dance in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, on Saturday 27th February at 8.30p.m. Sharp. Music by ‘The Duets'. Tickets €25 available from Cecil Jackson 096-43888 or Aishling Ruddy 087-9915434.


Community Hall

Monday: Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer for adults from 8.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Wednesday: Basketball (Sec. Sch. Students 8.00 – 9.00p.m. , Adult Ladies 9.00 – 10.00p.m. )

Thursday: Basketball (Juniors)

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Bernard, Brian & James Duggan

Tuesday: Joe & Sally Regan

Ash Wednesday 10.00a.m. : People of the Parish

Ash Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Paddy Gardiner

Thursday: John Brown & Deceased Family Members

Friday: Pete McDonnell (Behy)

Saturday 12.00noon: Anna Winters (Months Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m. : Michael Thomas & Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Michael McHale (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Tony O'Donnell, Aine O'Donnell

Sunday: David McDonnell, Ciarán McDonnell



No Adoration this week.


Community Care:

Cook: Kathleen McDonnell

Driver: Chris Maughan