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21st January '09



The following are the recipients of awards for 2008 which will be presented at the Annual G.A.A./Parish Dinner Dance on 7th February:

Hall of Fame: Jim Burke, Killeen

Clubman of the Year: Seamus Ormsby

Junior Player of the Year: Fergus Tighe

U-21Player of the Year: Patrick Tighe

Minor Player of the Year: Michael Forde


The Club welcomes Michéal Collins, Lacken as Manager of the Junior Team for 2009.   Michéal played for Mayo in the All Ireland Final v Cork in 1989 and is also selector with Pat Holmes on the Mayo U-21 team.   The club are looking forward to a successful year under his management.


West Coast Vintage Society

The West Coast Vintage Society will hold their first Dinner Dance in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone on Saturday 28th February 2009 with seating at 8.30p.m. sharp.  Tickets 25euro on sale from Damian Scott at 086-8768320 and Cecil Jackson at 096-43888.


No's drawn on Saturday 17th January '09 were:  6. 13. 16. 30.   No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,100euro.   Next draw will take place in Healys.

Five envelopes drawn:

Darragh Langan, Ballyknock

Ita Brennan , Ballycastle

Anna & Anne Healy, Glenurla

Kieran Doherty, Ballymachugh

Martina & Katie Jackson, Sea Road



Date for Yoga course has been changed to Wednesday 18th February '09 in Ballycastle Resource Centre. This is now a 7 week course with a Morning Class of gentle yoga from 11.00a.m. to 12.30p.m. including colour, dance and sound and an Evening class for ongoing and beginners from 8.00p.m. – 9.30p.m.

Fee: 70euro for 7 weeks payable at beginning of course.

Tutor: Ishtar, colour therapist, teacher of yoga and dancing the rainbow.

For booking and enquiries: Phone Ishtar at 096-34901 or 086-1600964.


Card Game

Annual G.A.A. Card Game will take place on Wednesday 25th February '09 at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall.



Bingo continues in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.


Mayo North Old Engine & Tractor Club

Annual Dinner Dance in Hiney's, Crossmolina on Friday 6th February 2009 . Tickets available from Seán Healy, Ballycastle, tel: 096-43018 and Jack Langan, Ballyknock, tel: 096-43280.


Grand Draw

Draw has been deferred to Sunday 22nd March and will take place in Ballycastle Hall.

Tickets can be got from any of the following: Seán Callaghan (096-43265), Tony D'Arcy (096-43222), Frankie Scanlon, Fr. Seán Killeen and Anthony O'Donnell or by e-mail to . Tickets are also now on sale in local businesses.

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.


Church Gate Collection

Irish Pilgrimage Trust Church gate collection on Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February.   Money raised is to send children with special needs to Lourdes .


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Elizabeth Scott

Friday: No Mass

Saturday Vigil: Anthony McDonnell (Killerduff)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Katie, Joe & Jodie Bryce


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Kevin & Karen Healy

Sunday: Jason & Emma Maughan


Adoration: (Tuesday)

7.00p.m. : Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn. Uí Fhlatharta

7.30p.m. : Breda McNulty, Peggy Flannery

8.00p.m. : Bridie Farrell, Miriam Burke

8.30p.m. : Susan Tighe, Peggy Tighe


Community Care:

Cook : Geraldine Connor

Driver: Harriet McGarry