Community News ... Ardfinnan, Ballingarry, Ballylooby, Bansha and Boherlahan




Ceili and old time dancing has resumed in the Community Centre on Tuesdays at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome so why not come along and joins us. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Suirside FC

Congratulations to Suirside FC on winning the Division 4 TSFDL Shield last weekend. Well done to everyone involved.


Anyone who wishes to put notes in the paper please contact me at or phone Helen Nugent at 052/7466923 or drop them in to me at the Parlour Café Ardfinnan.

Community Spirit Reigns High!
Recently the tranquil silence of Ardfinnan village was broken by the roar of over 70 motorcycles belonging to the Dirty Dozen Motorcycle Club who along with the Hill Bar held a very successful sponsored bike run in aid of the school. A substantial amount of €3,855 was received by Mr. Tony Kenny, Chairperson of the Board of Management on behalf of Ardfinnan N.S. A huge thanks from the School Board of Management members, staff and pupils for this wonderful gift to the community.


Foroige will reopen on Friday, November 25, at 7.30pm. 12 to 18 year olds, €3 per person or €5 per family. Also welcome to anyone over 18 who is interested in becoming a leader.


Ballingarry GAA

The Club will hold a tractor run and auction on Sunday, October 27, at 1pm. Ballingarry GAA Club Shop: Orders now taken for Christmas. Hoodies, jerseys, tracksuits, gear bags etc. Contact Miriam on 0862612200 after 6pm. Ballingarry GAA Lotto - Lotto Nos: 3– 5 - 18 – 25 No winner: €40 each - Lee Cleere, C/O Amby’s, Mary Britton, Cloneen, John Joe Cleere, Kyleballygalvin, Rose Byrne, C/O Ml. Walsh. Claire Meehan, Grangebarry. Jackpot next week €17,100. Junior A Football – The delayed South Final between Ballingarry and Newcastle will probably be played next weekend, as both teams no longer have any interest in the county series.

Collection for the Missions
Grateful thanks for your very generous contribution to the Missions collection last weekend. If you have not yet made a donation and would like to do so you are welcome to give an offering at your convenience.

October Devotion

October is the month of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. A decade of the Rosary will be recited after Mass each day.

Flu Vaccine

Flu vaccine is now available in Ballingarry Health Centre by appointment with practice nurse. The HSE recommends flu vaccine for all those over 65 years as well as younger people with chronic illnesses. It is also recommended for people with close regular contact with pigs or poultry.

Rose Festival

Ballingarry Rose Festival would like to thank those who supported the very successful table quiz last Saturday night,, October 19, in Webster’s Bar, The Commons. Donations were much appreciated. A great night was had by all. Next up is the Escorts’ Drag Night at Amby’s on Saturday, while Sunday night is the Final of the Rose in the Community Centre, Ballingarry, with music afterwards at Amby’s. Please support and enjoy the craic.

Music Lessons

Music lessons in the Old School on Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 9pm, €5 per lesson. Children’s Step Dancing on Friday 5.15pm Adults on Monday 8.30pm.

Parish Journal 
Tuesday, October 22, is the final date for items to be included in Ballingarry Parish Journal 2013 

Shoe Box Appeal

If you would like to fill a shoebox for a child in need it can be left into the sacristy or any school before the mid-term break. Contact 9154972

Christmas Fair

Mohober National School is holding a Christmas Fair and Fun afternoon for all on Sunday, November 24, from 2pm to 5pm in the school. Included on the day will be many handmade crafts, home baking, childrens’ table quiz and a childrens’ entertainer. Complimentary tea and coffee.

Ballylooby Duhill

Ballylooby Parent & Toddler Group
The Parent and Toddler Group will meet again on Monday, November 4, in Ballylooby Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm after their mid-term break

Ballylooby/Castlegrace GAA Lotto 
Results for October 14. Numbers drawn: 4, 8, 9 & 10. No jackpot winner, 1 match three winner will receive €200: Sinead Ryan. Next week’s jackpot €2,000 the club extends their thanks for your support,

Ballylooby/Castlegrace Juvenile GAA Card Drive
The card drive in aid of the juvenile GAA Club continues every Monday night in Ballylooby Community Hall at 8.30pm

Duhill Community Hall 45 Drive 
The 45 drive continues this Sunday, October 27, at 8.30pm, in Duhill Hall. Your support will be appreciated. Last week’s winners: Fran & Mary Burke, Second place: Kathleen Corbett and Jerry O’Sullivan

Brian Borus

Camogie: The U8s and U10s finished their seasons training last Saturday with a Blitz held in Ballylooby. All the girls put in a great performance and great fun was had by the all. Thanks to everyone who helped with tea’s etc. on the day and a huge thanks to Paul, Majella and Helen for looking after the U8s during the year and to Kevin, Breeda and Valerie for looking after the U10s during the year.

Football: Brian Borus minors played Galtee Rovers in their first round championship game last Sunday. This was a good start for the girls as they had a home win. Best of luck to all the girls and to Jen, Garret and Nicki in the next few games

Fine Gael Convention
Fine Gael Convention was held on Sunday, October 20, for the new Clonmel/Cahir area. Councillor Marie Murphy topped the poll and the others on the ticket are Cllr Liam Ahearn, Cllr Michael Murphy and Councillor Joe Leahy (Clonmel Borough Council) – Brid Greene was not selected.


Galtee Rovers – St. Pecaun’s GAA Club
The monthly draw for October will take place on Saturday night, October 26. Progressive 45 card game every Monday night on the McGrath Centre at 8.30pm. €5 to play, teas served, everybody welcome.

Civil Defence
Bansha Civil Defence unit meet every Wednesday at 8pm in the McGrath centre, new members are welcome to join, must be over 16 years.

Church Notices
As the clock goes back form this weekend the church in Bansha will be closed not later that 6pm on Sunday to Friday and immediately after Mass on Saturday evenings. The entrance gate to the church grounds and cemetery will also be locked at the same time. Between now and Sunday, November 10, anyone desiring to book a first anniversary Mass throughout 2014 will have first preference for the weekend Masses in both churches. After that it will be first come first served as usual

Boherlahan Dualla

Charity Night at Clonmel Dog Track On Sunday, October 27, a benefit night has been organised for Ann Carew, Boherlahan, who suffered a stroke in January 2012 at only 35 years old. The stroke has left her without the use of her left arm and leg. She has to learn how to walk again and with the help of physiotherapy this will eventually be possible. Tickets are €10. This includes entry to the track on the night, free race card and your name entered into the Buster Race Draw. Tickets are available for purchase at O’Dwyers Shop, Boherlahan. Thank you for your support.


Congratulations to Orlagh Lacy, Ballinahinch, who came first in the Leinster Championship Dancing Competitions at the Citywest Convention Centre last weekend. Orlagh attends the Cormack McCarthy Academy of Irish Dance. Well done Orlagh.

St Isidores’s AGM
St Isidores N.S. Boherlahan AGM: Thursday, October 24, at 8pm in the school.

Matt Talbot Triduum at Clonoulty Church
A Triduum of Mass and Prayer at Clonoulty Church is planned for this Friday, Saturday and Saturday at 7.30pm. Among the speakers attending is Sr. Consilio.

Meals on Wheels

Nutritious dinners available through Meals on Wheels Scheme. If interested please contact 062-61395.

Christmas Party

Anyone willing to help out, please contact any member of the Parish Council.

Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal
The 16th issue of the Journal will be launched on Friday, November 8, at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall, Boherlahan by Pat Maher, Longfield. You are invited to attend where you can get a copy of the Journal for €10.

First Holy Communion
Will take place in Boherlahan on May 10, 2014, and on May 17, 2014, in Dualla.

November Mass

St. John’s Church, Ardmayle on Sunday, November 10, at 3pm.

Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 8pm in Dundrum House Hotel. Music by John Gorman. Tickets €25 euro. Contact Liz Barron 0871543563.


To Anne Buckley Riordan and family, An Ullord, Boherlahan on the death of her father Francis Buckley, Ballymore, Cashel. Sympathy is also extended to the Donnelly family, Nodstown on the death of Johnny Myers, Cashel.