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19th May '05



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Seamus Doherty, Ballymachue and Simone D'Arcy who were married in Rome on 7th May.



Congratulations and best wishes to all the children who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 22nd : Jennifer Tighe, Catherine Golden, Rachel Healy,

Erin Langan, Aine Murphy, Laura Ruddy, Helena Gaughan, Maura Hopkins,

Brian McGinty, Michael Clifford, Aaron Hunt, David Sweeney, Louise Walsh,

Hannah Kelly, Emma Tomas, Yvonne Doherty, Laura McAndrew, Paul Healy, Jason Healy, Fergal Forde, Keith Garry.


National Schools League

Congratulations to St. Brigid's N.S. girls team who won their division in North Mayo with a final score of Ballycastle: 7 – 8;   Lahardane: 0 – 3.

Team :    Laura Ruddy, Catherine Golden, Maura Hopkins, Rachel Healy,

Jennifer Tighe, Éilis Healy, Áine Murphy.

Subs :   Laura McAndrew, Helena Gaughan, Erin Langan.


Ballycastle team made an historic trip to Clare Island on Sunday 8th.   Players and supporters enjoyed a beautiful day and we did come away with a win.  
Final Score:   Ballycastle:   1 – 9;       Na nOilean:   1 – 5.     

The team on the day was:    Mairtín Flannery,   Martin Hefferon,   Aodhan Tighe,  

Mark Gaughan, Daniel Forde, Declan Caulfield, Martin Gardiner, Donal McLean (0-1),      

Fergus Tighe,   Shane Forde (1-0),   Shane Breslin (0-1)   Simon Barrett (0-4),

John P. Guiheen,   Tom Connor (0-2),    Francie Bonner (0-1).

Subs:   Brian Healy,   Shane Healy,   Patrick Tighe.


Ballycastle defeated Ballaghadereen B on Saturday 14th in the Tom Langan memorial Park.
Final Score:   Ballycastle:   3 - 6;    Ballaghadereen B:   0 – 10

Ballycastle led 2 – 6 to 4pts at the interval after playing with a strong breeze.  

Scorers for Ballycastle were:   John Madden 1-2,   Donal McLean 1-0,

John P. Guiheen 1-0,    Simon Barrett 0-4.

Team on the day was:    Mairtín Flannery,   Martin Hefferon,   Kieran Doherty,

Mark Gaughan, Steven Tighe, Declan Caulfield, Daniel Forde, Donal McLean,

John Madden, Shane Forde,   Shane Breslin , Simon Barrett, Gerard Nealon,

John P. Guiheen,    Francie Bonner.

Subs used: Shane Healy for Shane Forde,   Patrick Tighe for John P. Guiheen.

Ballycastle v Lacken on Saturday evening (21st ) at 7.00p.m. in the Tom Langan Park.

 Ballycastle have an away match against Kilmovee next weekend in the County Junior Championship.




Junior and Minor training on Tuesday and Friday at 9.00p.m.


‘Sonic Reducer'

Local Band ‘Sonic Reducer' are making their first appearance in Killala on Saturday night (21st ) in the Tower Bar.


Table Quiz

Congratulations to John Burke, Kathleen McDonnell, Roisín Abbot and Geraldine Connor - members of the winning team at the Table Quiz held in Healys in aid of Bord na nÓg.       


Creative Writing Workshop

Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Force 12 Writer in Residence sponsored by Mayo Co. Council, will conduct a workshop in creative writing in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Friday 27th May   7.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.    This workshop is open to everybody and it is hoped it will lead to more members becoming involved with the group who participated in the very successful V.E.C. run course in Ballycastle earlier this year.    O'Searcaigh's workshops are much in demand to we hope people will attend and you can look forward to his readings of his own work.    This workshop is free and open to all.


Women's Group

Meeting on Thursday 26th,   8.00 – 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.   All members please attend.   Quilt for raffle on Sunday June 5th will be on display.   All are welcome to come in and view the quilt or you are welcome to call into Craft Shop during opening hours: 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.   Monday – Friday.

Cards are now in all local Business outlets.   €2 per line.   Please support.  


Community Games


Community Games Committee regret they will not have a Team this year in Athletics or Tag Rugby due to lack of Trainers.   If you wish to help, please contact 43241 or 43955.


Corpus Christi Procession

As Corpus Christi   29th May is our children's First Holy Communion Day,   the

Annual Corpus Christi Procession will be on Sunday 5th June (time to be fixed later).  


U-14 Girls Soccer

Killala: 8;     Ballyheane:   1

Killala Team:   Jessica Kelly, Siobhan Kearney, Arlene Toms, Aoife Forde,

Martina Walker, Ciara McDonnell, Aileen Gilroy (4gls), Rachel Healy (1gl),

Elaine Lowther (2gls), Derbhla Kearney, Mary Burke.

Subs: Emma Gilroy (1gl), Catherine Golden, Katie Barrett, Rachel Collins,

Jennifer Tighe, Sorcha McGee.



Numbers drawn on 14th May '05 were:    1.   5.   23.   30.

No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now   €11,400.

Five Envelopes drawn:

T. J. Flannery,     Seaview

Jacqueline Tuohill,    Killena

Anne O'Leary,    Killogeary, Lacken

Peter Duffy,     Carrowmore Lacken

Chas Guthrie, Flagbrook, Ballycastle


Women's Health

Women of the North West, in partnership with Ballycastle & Cooneal Women's Groups, invite all women to a Women's Health conference on Saturday 11th June 9.15a.m. – 3.30p.m. in Moygownagh Community Centre.

TOPIC: Psychological Wellbeing.   Names can be given into Craft Shop or phone

096-43946 before 3 rd June.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.00p.m.

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday:   Cáit & Padraig King

Tuesday:    Patrick Maguire

Wednesday:   Winifred & John Keane

Thursday:     No Mass

Friday:     Elizabeth Healy (Doonadoba)

Saturday 10.00a.m: John Donnelly

Saturday Vigil: Michael McDonnell (Glenurla)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kieran Cooke

Sunday 4.00p.m.:   Confirmation Mass for Children, Families & Teachers


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday:    Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Michael A. O'Connor

Sunday:    Séan Callaghan


Adoration : (Tuesday)

7.00p.m.:    Loretto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.30p.m.:    Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

8.00p.m.:    Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy

8.30p.m.:    Teresa McHale, Teresa Collins


Community Care:

Cook: Mary Bilbow

Driver:   Seamus Bilbow