Ballycastle >Local News
25th March '09


Grand Draw Winners

1st Prize (VW Polo 5 door Comfort Line Car):

Congratulations to

Denise Cleary & John Murphy, Main Street , Ballycastle

2nd Prize (2000euro): Pat Gilroy, Rathoonagh, Ballycastle

3rd (1000euro): Eddie Cuffe, Belmullet

4th (500euro): Enda Hiney, Crossmolina

5th (2 tickets to Man Utd Match): Una Deane, Ballycastle

6th: Michael Kelly, Muingelly, Ballycastle

7th: Eamon McDonnell, Glencalry

8th: Anne Cowley, Easkey

9th: Pat & Seamus Murphy, Ballintubber, Kilfian



Ballycastle Hall was packed to capacity on Sunday night last for the James Kilbane Concert.  Local Artists Aine, Shona & Caitlín Coultry, Aileen Tighe and Grace Kelly were outstanding.    Ballycastle Hall Committee would like to thank all the generous sponsors, organisers, ticket sellers and buyers and all who helped in any way to make the night such a great success.

Mayo Fleadh

Mayo Fleadh will be held in Ballycastle again this year from 7th – 10th May. For competitors wishing to take part in the Fleadh on May 9th and 10th , the closing date for entries in Friday 3rd April. Entries to be sent to Teresa McAndrew, Rathkip, Ballina. (More details later).



No's drawn on Saturday 21st March '09 were: 11. 14. 16. 28.  No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,000euro. Next draw will take place in Katie Macs.

Five envelopes drawn:

Ann Kelly, Lacken

Michael Cooke, Behy

Mary & Phil, Main Street

Vincie Murphy, Foghill, Carrowmore-Lacken

Derek Scott, Ballykinlettra



Ballycastle defeated Lacken on Saturday last with a final score of:

Ballycastle: 1 - 9; Lacken : 1 - 6

Ballycastle Team: Martin Flannery, Paul Whelan, J.P. Guiheen, Shane McHale, John Carey, Anthony Tighe, Gerard Nealon, Daniel Kelly, Shane Breslin, Declan Caulfield, Andrew Tighe, Patrick McNulty, Michéal Forde, Michael Jackson, Patrick Tighe

Subs: Martin Gardiner, Joe Tighe, Shane Healy.

Ballycastle play Ardmoy in the Junior Exclusive Cup Semi-Final on Saturday next (28th ) at 4.00p.m. in Ballycastle.


G.A.A. Club Membership is now due 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.



Women's Group meeting on Tuesday 31st at 8.00p.m.


Meeting on Thursday 2nd April at 9.00p.m. in the Hall. All parents interested in helping to organise a teenage disco in the Hall please attend.


West Coast Vintage Society meeting on Tuesday 7th April at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company A.G.M. will take place on Wednesday 15th April at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. All welcome.


Banquet Dinner

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael are holding a Banquet Dinner, Dance and Concert to launch the publication of their booklet commemorating 40 years of Scór, in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Friday 27th March at 8.00p.m. Tickets 30euro. Contact Aidan Tighe at 096-43056.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Nora & Michael McDonnell (Killena)

Tuesday: John & Mary Kate Maguire & Johnny

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Bridgie & John McKenzie & Mary Cosgrove

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Martin & Kate McDonnell & Dec Murphy & McDonnell Families

Friday: Anthony O'Malley

Saturday Vigil: Eddie Gilmartin (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Thomas & Winifred Murphy


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Conor Langan, Ciaran Langan

Sunday: Jason Maughan, Emma Maughan


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week


Community Care:

Cook : Eileen Grier

Driver: John Grier