Ballycastle >Local News
24th February '10

An AED Defibrillator is located in Ballycastle Community Hall

In the event of a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:

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.

G.A.A. Dinner Dance

Ballycastle G.A.A. held their Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 30th January '10 . For the first time in the history of the Club it was held in Ballycastle Community Hall. This proved a huge success as in these recessionary times, it was attended by a large number of people showing the heart of local football is alive and kicking in Ballycastle.

Food and Bar Facilities were provided by Belderrig Bay Hotel.

Guest Speaker on the night was Seamus Caulfield.

Awards on the night were given to:

Seamus McDonnell – Hall of Fame

Aidan Tighe – Clubman of the Year

Declan Caulfield – Junior Player of the Year

Padraic Collins – U-21 Player of the Year.

The Club also made a presentation to Tony D'Arcy on his retirement from an Garda Siochána.


A great night was had by all and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported or helped make our night a huge success.


G.A.A. Card Game

Congratulations to all the winners at the Card Game held on the 17th .

1st : David Carden/John Murphy; Pat Calpin/Joe McNulty.

2nd : Des Earley/Michael Forde; Ken Gorey/Seán Forde; Kevin Tomas/Richard Tomas; Betty Caulfield/Gertie Pryal.

3rd : Martin Earley/Vincent Murphy; Stephen Naughton/James Healy;

Patrick Bourke/Michael Bourke.

Ladies Prize:

Margaret Walsh/Kathleen McDonnell; Michelle McDonnell/E. Loughney

Buyers Prize:

Elizabeth O'Donnell (Ballyglass), Frank McNamee, Paul Barrett (Kincon)

Raffle winners:

Annie M. McCann, Belderrig, Michael Barrett, Chris Maughan, Hugh Mullaney,

Tony Langan, Ann McHale, Adrian O'Hara.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Results of Belmullet Outing on 20th February ‘10 :
28 players participated in an 18 hole single stable-ford competition.
1st : Deirdre Forde 35pts
2nd : Pat Kenny 34pts
3rd : Vincent Tomas 33pts
Beginners Prize: Ollie Clarke 32pts
Visitors Prize : Michael Hickey 26pts
Nearest the Pin: Noel Kelly
Longest Drive : Tony Dunleavy
Donkey Prize : David Gordan

Next Outing Saturday March 27th in Ballina.




No's drawn on Saturday 20th February'10 were: 2. 4. 6. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €19,800. Next draw in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Sarah Deane, Ballycastle

Donal Tomas, Ballyglass

William Wills, Glenedagh


Winter League

Ballycastle footballers got their second win in the Winter League on Sunday 21st February in Tom Langan Park after being 3-4 to 0-2 points down at half time.

Final Score: Baile an Chaisil: 4 – 9; Moygownagh: 3 – 8.

Ballycastle Team :

Jason O'Neill, Shane McHale, J. P. Guiheen, Paul Whelan, John Carey,

Thomas Gaughan, Daniel Breslin, Fergus Tighe (0-1), Shane Forde (1-1), Declan Caulfield, Michael Forde, Daniel Kelly, Shane Healy (0-2), Patrick Tighe (1-3), Simon Barrett (1-1).

Subs : Dermot Kelly (1-0) for Paul Whelan; Mark Gaughan (0-1) for J.P. Guiheen.


In the 3rd Round of the Winter League Baile an Chaisil play Kilfian on Sunday next at 2.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park .


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.


Men's Group

Swimming Lessons in the Downhill Hotel, Ballina. €5 per lesson after 7.00p.m.

Names to be left with Carmel at 086-3973595.


Act Up

Drama Classes for children commences in the ‘Fáilte Room', Carrowmore Lacken on Monday March 1st at 5.00p.m.

We focus on Speech, Improvisation, Movement and most of all having Fun.

For further details, contact Aine at 086-3200194.



The Award Winning “Erris Players” Drama Group proudly present “The Country Boy” – a 3-act play written by John Murphy, produced by Bridie Quinn – in Ballycastle Hall on Sunday 7th March commencing at Admission €10 and €7 concessions.


Indoor Soccer for Men

Tuesdays in the Community Hall as follows:

Teenagers: 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m.

Adults: 8.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.


Indoor Soccer for Women

Any ladies interested in Indoor Soccer, call to the Community Hall on Friday evening at 8.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday: Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer: teenagers 7.00p.m.-8.00p.m. ; adults 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: Peter Nealon & Deceased Family (Castletown)

Tuesday: John Caulfield

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Jack & Mai Tuohill & Michael

Thursday: Anthony Campbell

Friday: Paddy Sweeney (Anniversary) Killerduff

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m. : Patrick Connolly (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Margaret Scanlon (Anniversary) & Frank


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Cian Barrett, Seán Murphy

Sunday: Emma Maughan, Eoin Keigher



7.00p.m. : Mary Kelly, Mary Kenny

7.30p.m. : Anne & Joe Greene

8.00p.m. : Marcella O'Grady, Peggy Burke

8.30p.m. : Mary Bryce, Eileen Tighe


Community Care:

Cook: Bridie Langan

Driver: Caroline Nealon