A public meeting was held in Ballingarry Community Centre on Friday night, March 9, to set up a Ballingarry Tidy Towns Committee. Chairperson : Imelda Goldsboro. Secretary : Jimmy Maher. Joint Treasurers : Jennifer O’Brien / Martina O’Brien. For information contact Imelda 0872444819, or Jimmy 0874127082. We will meet again on Saturday morning week, March 24, at the Community Centre at 10am sharp.


Women’s Group will hold their first meeting in the school on Thursday, March 15, at 8pm. Basic Computer Classes will take place for adult and teenagers, starting on Wednesday, March 14, from 6pm to 8pm. Classes cost €2 for adults and teenagers are free. For details contact 086 0532075.

We would ask anyone who has mining equipment to donate to our museum to contact us. If you would like to be added to our list of miners to be interviewed over Easter about their time in the mines please contact Mick on 0529154871.


There is a new Mini-Bus Service to Clonmel every Friday, which starts in The Commons at 9a.m. and goes via Ballingarry, Mullinahone, Drangan, Cloneen and Killusty. The cost is €10 return. Contact 087-2188255.


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 €10 must be returned by Friday, March 9.


Senior Social Club March get together is on Thursday, March 15, at 2.30p.m. in the Community Centre.


Any parents wishing to enrol their child in St Joseph’s N.S. Ballingarry for September 2012 please call to the school for enrolment form or form can be downloaded on the school website Please have forms returned to the school on or before Friday, March 23.


The Jessfield harriers would like to thank the farmers and landowners for the use of their land throughout the hunting season. Thanks to all our supporters for their help and look forward to your continued support.



Congratulations to Ms.Marron-Kane who retired from teaching French and Geography on February 29. Ms Marron- Kane contributed to many aspects of school life including School Musicals and school tours. The entire school community gathered in The Central Area to present her with a gift from the students. We all wish her a long and happy retirement.

Lenten Fast

The generosity of our students was once again evident with the large number of students who have opted “to give it up for Trocaire.” We look forward to our visit from The Trocaire Development Officer who will make a presentation on Trocaire’s work, in particular their work in Uganda.


Our third year students had an opportunity this week to learn about the work of CURA and the services they provide.

Why Send Your Child to A Catholic School?

On Thursday, March 15, Mrs Margaret Farrell (Faith Development Co-Ordinator, Ceist) will deliver a talk and provide an opportunity for some discussion on “Why send your child to a Catholic School.” This is an open evening for anyone who is interested in this very topical issue and we look forward to welcoming you at 8pm.

Football and hurling

Well done to our under 15 football team who defeated Scoil Ruain in the championship last Wednesday.

Our hurlers had a wonderful victory over St. Munchin’s of Limerick but unfortunately were defeated by a very strong Ennis CBS team in the quarter final.


Congratulations to our 1st and 2nd year basketball players who defeated Cashel last week.

Transition Year

The TY class recently had the opportunity to participate in a coaching and referee course under the guidance of Andy Ryan (Tipperary games Promotion Officer). The class have also taken part in life saving and gym training courses over the past number of weeks.

Holycross Drama Festival

A group of 5th year students under director Mrs Teresa Regan will participate in the schools section of The Holycross Drama Festival, performing a short one act drama “If Only.”

Heritage Project

Congratulations to Ms. Coleman’s TY Social Studies class who won the Religion and Ritual Heritage project organised by the County Museum, Clonmel.

Well done to our 1st and 2nd year students who participated in this years mini company competition in Clonmel. They won prizes for the best stand and best Business Plan. Many thanks to Sue-Ann O’ Donnell and Ms. Coleman for their guidance.


GAA Fixtures

South U21BFootball Championship, Friday, March 16.

Semi-Finals : Ballingarry V Clonmel Óg. 8pm at Ballyporeen.

O’ Sullivan Park was a hive activity on Saturday last when u6, u8 and u10’s took to the pitch training to perfect their skills. New players always welcome. Our u12 Maroon team travelled to Ballyneale on Saturday to take part in the first round of their football championship. They put in a great performance against a strong Grangemockler/Ballyneale team who lead by a point at half time. Ballingarry maroons came back strong in the second half to win the game by 3 points. Well done to all who took part. No fixtures in yet for the Ballingarry u12 White team but we will let you know as soon as they come in. u14’s continue to train every week in preparation for their upcoming fixtures and Feile na nGeal. There was a big attendance for u16 training last Monday evening in the field and disappointment when they got news that their first football championship match against Fethard was cancelled which was due to be played on Saturday.

If anyone would like to order a hoodie/ jersey or indeed anything from our Gaa shop please contact Miriam Walton on 086-2612200.