Ballycastle >Local News
25th February '09



No's drawn on Saturday 21st February '09 were:   4. 15. 18. 28.   No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,600euro.   Next draw will take place in Healys.

Five envelopes drawn:

Jason Flannery, Seaview

Mary Gilvarry, Belderrig

Peter Hegarty, Keerglen

Mary Hefferon, Carrowcubic

Geraldine Jackson, Lucan



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

Ballycastle: 1 – 7; Killala: 2 – 12.

Ballycastle Team: Stephen O'Neill, Paul Whelan, Darren Madden, Daniel Breslin, John Carey, Tom Gaughan, Andrew Tighe, Daniel Kelly, Daniel Forde, Declan Caulfield, Fergus Tighe, Shane McHale, Michéal Forde, Shane Breslin, Patrick Tighe.

Subs: J.P. Guiheen, Mark Gaughan, Joe Tighe, Dermot Kelly, Michael Jackson.


Ballycastle play Achill in the semi-final of the Gaeltacht Tournament on Saturday next at 11.30a.m. in Tourmakeady. Final takes place on Sunday.


Club Membership is due before 1st March 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.


Under-age training continues in the Hall on Wednesdays for U-10's from 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. and U-14's from 7.30p.m. – 8.30p.m.


Dinner Dance

The West Coast Vintage Society will hold their first Dinner Dance in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone on Saturday next 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.


St. Patrick's College

Information and Enrolment Evening at St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross on Friday 27th February from 6.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.


Aloe Vera Evening

In Ballycastle Resource Centre on Thursday 5th March at 8:00 pm sharp. All welcome.

Kiddies Korner

Fundraising bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Ballina on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March. All support appreciated.



Bingo continues in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m. Snowball Jackpot of €400euro in 48 numbers or less (otherwise usual Jackpot).



A Variety Concert by James Kilbane will be held in Ballycastle Community Hall on Sunday 22nd March at 8.00p.m. (Grand Draw for Car and other prizes will take place).


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 Notices

Lent begins today (Wednesday 25th ). Blessing and distribution of Ashes at both Masses.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Bernard, Brian & James Duggan

Tuesday: John & Katie Caulfield

Ash Wednesday 12.00noon: Holy Souls

Ash Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Mary Walsh (Anniversary) & Michael Thomas

Thursday: Private Intention

Friday: No Mass

Saturday Vigil: Paddy Sweeney (Killerduff)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Tom McNamara & Mary


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Colin Kelly, Tommy Timlin

Sunday: Conor Langan, Ciaran Langan


Adoration: (Tuesday)

7.00pm. : Anne & Paddy McDonnell

7.30p.m. : Phil Healy, Anne Callaghan

8.00p.m. : Anne Scott, Eileen Tighe


Community Care:

Cook : Phil Healy

Driver: John Kenny