Ballycastle >Local News
4th March '09



Congratulations to Ballycastle Junior team on winning Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Mhaigh Eo Junior Final on Sunday 1st March.

Final score was:  Baile an Chaisil: 0 – 13; Cill Chomain: 1 – 3.   This is Ballycastle's first time to win the Gaeltacht tournament.

Ballycastle defeated Achill in the semi-final on Saturday with the final score

Ballycastle: 0 – 11; Achill : 0 – 8.

Ballycastle Team (Sunday): Martin Flannery, Johnny McNulty, Darren Madden, Paul Whelan, John Carey, Anthony Tighe, Tom Gaughan, Daniel Forde (0-1), Daniel Kelly, Andrew Tighe (0-2), Fergus Tighe, Declan Caulfield (0-1), Patrick Tighe (0-4), J.P. Guiheen (0-2), Michéal Forde (0-2).

Subs: Michael Jackson for Daniel Kelly; Gerard Nealon (0-1) for Michael Jackson.


Congratulations to Michéal Forde on being nominated Best Junior Player of the Tournament.


The All – Ireland Final will be held in Rosmuc, Co. Galway on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Gary Walsh, Kilbride and Lorraine Callaghan, Mulranny who were married on Friday 27th February.


Card Game

Winners at the annual G.A.A. Card Game held in Ballycastle Hall on Wednesday last were:

Joint 1st : Padraig Walsh & Joachim McNulty (Belderrig); Josie Joyce & Rosaleen Mulderrig

2nd : Sean Forde (Lacken) & Desmond Earley (Ballycastle)

3rd : Thomas Boyle & John Clarke; Paddy & Rita Langan (Ballycastle);

Madge & Sean Loughney (Lacken)


Ladies Prize:

Joint 1st : Eileen Grier & Maureen Healy (Ballycastle); Betty Caulfield (Ballycastle) & Gertie Pryal (Farmhill)


Raffle Winners:

1st : (60euro ticket for Grand Draw) Anthony Walsh, Glenurla

2nd : Michael Mullarkey

3rd : Seán Callaghan, Main Street

4th : Cauleen Barrett, Ballycastle

5th : Tom Boyle

6th : Lily McLoughlin



James Kilbane presents his Country, Irish and Gospel Concert in Ballycastle Community Hall on Sunday 22nd March at 8.00p.m. Local Artists also taking part. Tickets are for sale in local businesses, Hotshot records, Ballina and in some businesses in Killala, Moygownagh, Lacken, Crossmolina and Belmullet. (Grand Draw for Car and other prizes will take place on the night).



Sean Nós dancing for beginners, with Paddy Lavin, commencing on Thursday 19th March from 9.00p.m. – 10.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall. All welcome.



No's drawn on Saturday 28th February '09 were: 2. 3. 17. 24.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,700euro.   Next draw will take place in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

Seán Flynn, Knockaun

Mary Timlin, Ballinglen

Stadler Family, Ballycastle

Frankie Bonner, Ballycastle


Cookery Talks

Cookery Talk and Demonstration at Mother & Toddler Group, Ballycastle on Friday 6th March at 11.00a.m. All welcome.


Cookery talk and Demonstration in the Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way on Tuesday 10th March at 11.00a.m. All welcome.


Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society meeting on Tuesday 10th March at 9.00pm . in the Resource Centre. The Society's first Dinner Dance on Saturday 28th February was a great success. Many thanks to all who supported and to all who sponsored Raffle prizes and Spot prizes.


Dev. Co.

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting on Wednesday 11th March at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


AGM will take place on 15th April at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. New members welcome.


Club Membership

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.


Grand Draw

Grand Draw for Car and other prizes will take place on Sunday 22nd March 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 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: Pat & Tessie Maughan & Margaret Fahy

Tuesday: Marie Jordan (Anniversary)

Tuesday 8.00p.m. : Margaret Scanlon (Anniversary) & Frank

Wednesday: Sheila Healy (Anniversary) & Ann Hyam

Thursday: Tony Campbell

Friday 8.00p.m. : Johnny & McHale & Deceased Family ( 7.45p.m. St. Pio Novena)

Saturday 12.00noon: Teresa Forde

Saturday Vigil: Frank Stadler

Sunday 11.30a.m. : John Kearney


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Aidan Tighe



Saturday Vigil: Niamh Murphy, Andrew Healy

Sunday: Tony O'Donnell, Dean Stadler


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration (Mass at 8.00p.m. )


Community Care:

Cook : Susan Tighe

Driver: Aidan Tighe