Ballycastle >Local News
8th April '09



Congratulations to Richard Bonner who finished in the top three at the National Skills Competition for plasterwork. The competition was held at the Cork Institute of Technology recently. Richard is a student at Athlone Institute of Technology.



The death occurred on Wednesday 1st of Kathleen Bourke (nee Hefferon), Doonfeeney.

Sympathy is extended to her son Tommy & daughter-in-law Attracta, (Doonfeeney), daughter Pauline & son-in-law Frank, sisters Veronica & Pauline, nephew Martin McGuire (Ballyknock), nieces Gabriel & Grace, relatives and friends.



The Erris Players will present “The Playboy of the Western World” in Ballycastle Hall on Wednesday

15th April at 8.30p.m.   Admission 10euro.



In the Welcome Inn League on Sunday 5th the final score was: Ballycastle: 0 – 5; Ballintubber B: 0 – 4.

Ballycastle Team: Martin Flannery, Johnny McNulty, Daniel Forde, Tom Gaughan, Gerard Nealon, J.P. Guiheen, John Carey, Shane Breslin, Shane Healy (0-2), Declan Caulfield, Fergus Tighe, Andrew Tighe, Patrick Tighe (0-2), Michael Jackson, Michéal Forde (0-1).

Subs: Mark Gaughan, Dermot Kelly.


Welcome Inn League: Ballycastle play Claremorris B on Saturday next (11th ) at 6.30p.m. in Claremorris.


Gaeltacht Tournament: Ballycastle will meet Séan Pobhail of Waterford in Rocmuc on Friday 29th May.


Underage Teams: Ballycastle, Kilfian, Lacken and Killala have amalgamated for underage teams – Minor, U-16, U-14 & U-12 and play under the name ‘Naomh Pádraig'. Ballycastle representatives on the management of those teams are:

Minor: Daniel Forde; U-16: Mark Gaughan; U-14: J.P. Guiheen and Colette Healy; U-12: Michael Walsh.


U-18 Football League Div 2: Naomh Pádraig V Belmullet on Friday 10th at 7.00p.m.

U-16: Naomh Pádraig v The Neale on Tuesday 14th at 7.00p.m.


County Board Draw: The €100 tickets, for six draws, are now on sale. Contact Tony D'Arcy P.R.O., Martin Heffernan, Declan Caulfield or Aidan Tighe. All ticket buyers are guaranteed first preference to purchase an All-Ireland ticket if Mayo are in the Final in September.



No's drawn on Saturday 4th April '09 were: 2. 19. 21. 24. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,200euro. Next draw will take place in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Cathal & Oisín McLean, Ballycastle

Kellie Barrett, Ballycastle

Vinny Moyles, Kilfian

Anne Murphy, Clydagh

‘Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2009. Please call into Playschool

or phone 096-43407.


‘Kiddies Korner' AGM will be held in the Playschool on Tuesday 28 th April at 9.00p.m. New committee members are needed for the coming year. If interested in helping, contact 096-43407 or call into the Playschool.



West Coast Vintage Society Monthly meeting on Tuesday 14th April at 9.00p.m.

in the Resource Centre.

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company A.G.M. will now take place on Wednesday 22nd April at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. New members needed. All welcome.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Anthony Winters, Pat & Ellen & Deceased Family

Tuesday: Michael & Tom Noone

Wednesday: Alfie Burke (Anniversary) Patrick, Bridget & Bernard

Holy Thursday 8.00p.m: O'Horo & Busby families

Good Friday 3.00p.m. : Good Friday Ceremonies

Holy Saturday Vigil: People of the Parish

Easter Sunday 11.30a.m. : Michael Joe Tighe (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Holy Thursday: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Boyle

Good Friday: Paddy Kelly, Seán Callaghan

Holy Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey, Rose Nealon, John Maughan

Easter Sunday: Michael Kelly, Tony D'Arcy



Holy Thursday: Pauline Busby

Good Friday: Cauleen Barrett, George O'Grady, Michael A. O;Connor

Holy Saturday Vigil: Aidan Tighe

Easter Sunday: Eileen Grier


Community Care:

Cook : Sharon Healy

Driver: Steven Healy