Ballycastle >Local News
18th March '09


Grand Draw

Only days left to purchase tickets for the Grand Draw for a Car and other prizes which will take place on Sunday next 22nd March in Ballycastle Hall. Proceeds of the Draw, which is being organised by Ballycastle Hall Committee, go towards the recent refurbishment of the Hall.

First prize is a VW Polo (5 door Comfort Line) Car.   Second prize: 2000euro;    3rd: 1,000euro;

4th: 500 euro; 5th:   2 Tickets to Man. Utd. Match, plus numerous other prizes.   Tickets (limited to 1,000) cost 60euro each.

Anyone interested in buying a ticket can contact any of the following: Seán Callaghan (096-43265), Tony D'Arcy (096-43222), Frankie Scanlon, Fr. Seán Killeen and Anthony O'Donnell or e-mail . Tickets are also on sale in local businesses.



On Sunday next 22nd March, James Kilbane presents his Country, Irish and Gospel Concert in Ballycastle Community Hall at 8.00p.m. Local Artists also taking part. Tickets are for sale in local businesses, Hotshot records, Ballina and by contacting Seán Callaghan at 096-43265 or Tony D'Arcy at 096-43222. (Grand Draw for Car and other prizes will take place on the night).



No's drawn on Saturday 14th March '09 were:  5.  8.  9. 11.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,900euro. Next draw will take place in Lavelles.

Five envelopes drawn:

Denise Cleary, Main Street

Tom Gaughan, Rathoonagh

Evan, Cian, Ross & Daniel Tighe, Lisbrin

Mary Jo Mills, Glenamoy

Peter Sweeney, Cappagh



Ballycastle were defeated by Cill Chomain on Sunday last with a final score of:

Ballycastle: 1 - 4; Cill Chomain: 4 - 9

Ballycastle Team: Stephen O'Neill, Paul Whelan, Darren Madden, Johnny McNulty, John Carey, J.P. Guiheen (0-1), Gerard Nealon, Daniel Forde, Anthony Tighe (0-1f), Declan Caulfield, Michael Jackson (0-2f), Shane McHale, Dermot Kelly, Fergus Tighe, Patrick Tighe (1-0).

Subs: Ian McNulty for Darren Madden (Injured); Patrick McNulty for Dermot Kelly.


Ballycastle play Lacken on Saturday next at 4.00p.m. in Ballycastle.


G.A.A. Club Membership is now due and can be paid to Aidan Tighe (Treasurer) , Martin Hefferon (Chairman) , Declan Caulfield (Secretary) or any club officer. Single Membership: 25euro; Students or

underage: 10euro; Family membership: 40euro.


Banquet Dinner

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael are holding a Banquet Dinner, Dance and Concert to launch the publication of their booklet commemorating 40 years of Scór, in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Friday 27th March at 8.00p.m. Tickets 30euro. Contact Aidan Tighe at 096-43056.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: John & Kathleen Nealon

Monday Vigil: Peter & Bridget Langan (Carrowcur)

Tuesday 11.30a.m. : (Lá ‘Le Pádraic) People of the Parish

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Des Meyler

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Mary (Anniversary) & Peter Kelly

Friday 8.00p.m. : Michael McDonnell (Glenurla)

Saturday Vigil: Peter Carey (Anniversary) & Mary

Sunday 11.30a.m. : James & Elizabeth Earley


Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil 16 th : George O'Grady

17 th 11.30a.m. : Michael Kelly

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Vigil 16 th : George O'Grady

17 th 11.30a.m. : Seán Callaghan

Saturday Vigil: Michael A. O'Connor

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Vigil 16 th : Karen Sweeney, Megan Garry

17 th 11.30a.m. : Katie Jackson, Saoirse O'Connor

Saturday Vigil: Tony O'Donnell, Dean Stadler

Sunday: Eve Kelly, Jodie Kelly



Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week


Community Care:

Cook : Bridie Langan

Driver: Caroline Nealon