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24th May '06


National School Football


Congratulations to St. Brigid's National School Ballycastle who won two Cups at the Cumann na mBunscoil Ballina Area Football finals.

Div 3 Girls:   Ballycastle NS: 6 - 14;   Killala NS:   0 - 0

Ballycastle Girls : Emma Tomas, Yvonne Doherty (0-2), Laura McAndrew, Ailish Healy (3-9), Deirdre Chambers, Hannah Kelly (0-1), Siobhan Murphy (1-2), Sinéad McDonnell (1-0), Stephanie Timlin, Niamh Murphy (1-0), Michelle Healy.

Div 3 Boys :   Ballycastle NS: 6 – 10;   Killala NS: 1 – 3

Ballycastle Boys : Paul Healy, Vincent Healy, David Sweeney, Fergal Forde (3-5), Richard Tighe (0-1), Kevin Healy (0-1), Padraig Murphy (1-2), Aaron Hunt (2-1), Keith Garry, Robert O'Neill, Daniel O'Neill, Shane Callaghan.



In the Div 4 League on Sunday 21st , Ballycastle were defeated by The Neale despite some great saves by goalkeeper Jason O'Neill.   

Final score: The Neale: 2 – 12; Ballycastle: 1 - 2.

Ballycastle Team :   Jason O'Neill, Martin Hefferon, Daniel Breslin, Mark Gaughan, David Langan, Declan Caulfield, Paul O'Connor,   Fergus Tighe, Shane Breslin, Shane Healy (0-1),   J.P. Guiheen (0-1), Simon Barrett, Tom Gaughan, Shane Forde (1-0), Fergal O'Connor.

Sub: Daniel Kelly for Martin Hefferon (injured).

Fixture :

North Mayo Junior Football Divisional Cup Preliminary Rd : Ballycastle v Ballycroy on Sunday 28th May at 2.00p.m. in Ballycastle.



No.'s drawn on 20th May   were:   18. 19. 26. 27.    There was no Jackpot winner so the Jackpot now stands at €16,700.   Next draw takes place in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Brian Polke, Ballycastle

Patrick Conmy, Ballymacue

Jim & Breege Meyler,   Carrowcubic

Stephen & Eileen McHale, Belderrig

Stella Roache, Killala



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Mary O'Donnell, (sister of Anne Harrison, Carrowcubic) who died recently in Dublin and Martin Scott, late of Carrowniskey (brother of the late Tommy) who died in New York.


Mayo Roscommon Hospice

The walk in Ballycastle on Sunday 7th May raised 6,690Euro in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.   The cheque was presented to Cynthia Clampett from Mayo/Roscommon Hospice on Monday night in Mary's Tea Rooms, Ballycastle.   Many thanks to all who took part in the walk and all who supported.


First Holy Communion

Best wishes to the children who will receive their First Holy Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday 28th May at 11.30a.m. Mass:   Saoirse O'Connor, Katie Jackson, Ciara Clinton, Kevin Healy, Tony O'Donnell, David McDonnell, Tommy Timlin and Odhran D'Arcy.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.15p.m .

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday:     John Browne

Tuesday:    James & Annie Doherty (Ballymachugh)

Wednesday:     Michael McNicholas (Anniversary)

Thursday:    James & Mary McDonnell (Behy) & Deceased Family Members

Friday:    Paddy Joe & Seán Loftus

Saturday 10.00a.m.:    Lawrence Clifford

Saturday 8.15p.m.:   Busby & O'Horo Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.:   First Holy Communion Children & their Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday:     Aidan Tighe



Saturday Vigil:   George O'Grady

Sunday:    Seamus O'Connor



7.00p.m.:   Anne & Paddy McDonnell

7.30p.m.:   Phil Healy, Anne Callaghan

8.00p.m.:    Eileen Deane, Sheila Polke

8.30p.m.:    Ann Scott, Eileen Tighe


Community Care:

Cooks:    Eileen Grier, Orlaith Grier

Driver:     John Grier