Ballingarry under 8’s travelled to Dr. Morris Park, Thurles on Saturday morning to take part in a county blitz. We had nine players on the day. They did very well by winning two out of their three games. Thanks to the coaches and the parents for all their help.

Under 10’s and 12’s training got under way in the Commons sports field on Saturday morning last and there was a great attendance for both age groups. The kids thoroughly enjoyed being back in action again after the long break. Under 14’s had a fitness training session on Wednesday evening last in the gym in the GAA Centre, and trained again on Sunday and last but not least the under 16’s were due to travel to Dicksboro, Kilkenny for a challenge match on Saturday but due to South trials taking place had to be postponed until a further date. Training for all age groups will continue this week and parents will be notified by text message of dates/times.

If anyone would like to order the new style Ballingarry hoodie they can contact Miriam Walton.


There was a pleasant turn out for our table quiz held on Saturday evening with an enjoyable evening had by all. Michael Cooney was quiz master for the night. We had seven primary school tables and ten adult tables. Thanks to every one who took part on the night and to all who helped out in any way.

Winners were - Primary Schools: 1st Place - Katie Cleere, Sarah Walton, Anna Ryan, Maria Mc Grath; 2nd Place - Clodagh Vaughan, Ciara Fitzgearld, Michelle Fitzgearld, Aoife Doheny; Adults 1st Place - Elenor Fennelly, Claire Ivors, Michael Fitzgearld, Marie Fitzgearld; 2nd Place - Tadgh Vaughan, Eddie Mullally, Ciara Mullally, Tomas Hayes


A Miner’s Get-Together will take place in the school on Thursday, March 1, at 8pm. Please bring along any photographs or mining tools you may have with the view to having them included in an upcoming Mining Exhibition. All are welcome and please feel free to bring along any family members and friends.

GAA Results

Minor Football League Division (2)

Round 2 : Killenaule 3-13 V 2-4 Ballingarry , Venue: Killenaule

South Under 21B Football Group 1 - Round 2

Ballingarry 0-12 V 2-4 Kilsheelan-Kilcash .Venue: Monroe

GAA Fixtures

Minor Football League Division (2)- Sunday, March 4.

Round 1 : Ballingarry V Cahir

Time: 12pm. Venue: O Sullivan Park Ballingarry

South Under 21B Football Group 1 - Saturday, March 3.

Round 3 - Cathail S Ciocam V Ballingarry

Time: 3 pm. Venue: Davin Park


All ladies who are interested in joining our Women’s Group please note that the first meeting will take place soon.  If anyone else would care to join this group please leave your contact numbers with any of the following members: Sr. Miriam, The Commons,  Annie (052 9154205) or Mary (086 1224283).


The final Mass will take place on Sunday, June 17, in Croke Park. Application forms for tickets for this Mass are available in the Sacristy. The completed forms, together with €E10 must be returned by Friday, March 9. A completed application form must accompany each individual application. Tickets are limited.


Free places available for Millennium Family Resource Centre Preschool. Names are now being taken for September 2012. Please contact 052 9157992 for more information.


Slieveardagh C.I.T.E, The Old school house, The Commons & MFRC Glengoole are running IT training courses, especially suitable for unemployed/ employed people, disadvantaged groups and anyone lacking in basic IT skills. These training courses cost just €E12 (usually €E100) and are currently running weekly. For more information, or to register a place contact Angela on 052 9154896 Ext1, email- places are limited


Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes. June 16 to 21 for five nights, fully inclusive price E687. Booking forms available now for the Pilgrim Section from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. 012410811 or 012410810

Pilgrimage Director: Rev. Thomas Hearne, Bohergar, Brittas, Co. Limerick. 061352223. Enquiries for Special Invalid Section to: Rev. Tomás O’ Connell, Cathedral Presbytery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 050428829. Enquiries for Youth Section to Rev. Pat Coffey. 061380247.