Ballycastle >Local News
4th February '09




No's drawn on Saturday 31st January '09 were:  13. 16. 18. 30.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,300euro.     Next draw will take place in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Loretto Grier, Glenurla

Stadler Family, Ballycastle

Bridie Maughan, Castletown

Kevin McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Mary Timlin, Ballinglen



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie McGuire, Barnatra (Mother of Anne O'Donnell, Ballyglass) and Pat O'Donnell (Uncle of Anne O'Donnell) who died last weekend.


Dinner Dance

Annual G.A.A./Parish Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday next, 7th February, at 8.30p.m. in Hineys, Crossmolina. Music by The Duets.



In the first round of the Winter League on Sunday 1st, Ballycastle were defeated by Kilfian with a final score of : Kilfian: 2- 11; Ballycastle: 0 – 4.

Ballycastle Team : Martin Flannery, Paul Whelan, Daniel Forde, J.P. Guiheen, John Carey, Tom Gaughan, Daniel Breslin, Daniel Kelly, Shane Healy, Shane McHale, Michael Jackson, Declan Caulfield, Michéal Forde, Patrick Tighe, Johnny McNulty.

Subs Used: Shane Breslin, Mark Gaughan, Martin Gardiner, Patrick McNulty, Gerard Nealon.


Ballycastle play their next game against Belmullet on Sunday 15 th February in Tom Langan Park Ballycastle.


Final score in the Allianz Football League Div. 1 Round 1 played in James Stephens Park, Ballina on

Sunday last was: Derry: 1 – 9; Mayo: 0 – 10.


G.A.A. Training

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

Diary dates

Sunday May 10th:    First Holy Communion in Ballycastle

Sunday May 17th:    Confirmation in Ballycastle

Sunday May 24th:    Confirmation in Belderrig

Sunday 24th May:   ‘West Coast Vintage Society' Vintage Day in Ballycastle

Sunday 7th June:     Hospice Walk in Ballycastle

Sunday 14th June:    Corpus Christi


West Coast Vintage Society

Meeting on Tuesday 10th February at 9.00p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre.

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.




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


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; 3 rd : 1,000euro; 4 th : 500 euro; 5 th : 2 Tickets to Man. Utd. Match, plus numerous other prizes. Tickets (limited to 1,000) cost 60euro each.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: James & Elizabeth Earley

Tuesday: Del Safe (Feast of St. Blaise – Blessing of throats)

Tuesday 8.00p.m. : Sarah & John McAndrew & Deceased Family ( Blessing of throats)

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Patrick Bourke (Glenurla)

Friday 8.00p.m. : Nora Connor (Anniversary) ( 7.45p.m. St. Pio Novena & Rosary)

Saturday 1.00p.m. : Gertrude Clarke (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil: Deceased Mangan Family

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Maura Munnelly (Month's Mind)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Pauline Busby



Saturday Vigil: Cliona Maughan, Alanna Hefferon

Sunday: David McDonnell, Eoin Keigher


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week


Community Care:

Cook : Kathleen McDonnell

Driver: Chris Maughan