The Ballyduff/Portlaw bridge club played their latest game on Monday February 4th and the results were as follows:
1st:Patsy Roche and Kathleen Collins.
2nd:Sean Hennessy and Nano Fitzgerald.
3rd:John and Elizabeth Mooney.
4th:Anne Marie Brown and Mary Prendergast.
Each year our local Lourdes fundraising committee send two people from the parish on the Waterford/Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. This is a wonderful chance for people to get to go. If you know someone deserving and who would benefit from a visit to this beautiful land please give their name to one of the following Noel O Sullivan, Donal Daly and John O Leary before February17th.
The deckchairs are all stacked away and the sombreros have been hung up and the Dawn Players have drawn the curtain on this years production of “The Canaries”. The group treated us to four nights of great entertainment and hilarious comedy. Playing to packed houses each night the group delivered fantastic performances and had audiences in hysterics. Each actor and actress excelled in their roles and they really looked the part with the wonderful costumes and make up. The group are backed up by a fabulous backstage and front of house crew and of course are blessed to have the very talented Miriam Daly as director. Miriam gives great committment and dedication to the group and has great insight into each play that she directs.
I have heard so many many excellent reports back about the play and of course the group were delighted with the support they received. The Dawn Players are very generous to other groups in their area. They share their profits with the Parents council of the National school and the community hall redevelopment fund. This is a very generous act of kindness from the Dawn Players and I’m sure the groups are very grateful to receive such a boost to their finances. A big well done to all the cast and crew of Dawn Players and thank you for brightening up the dark wet nights by transporting us to the sunshine and laughter of the Canaries.
Get Ireland Walking
Our local GAA club have teamed up with Operation Transformation and Getirelandwalking and are opening up their well lit facilities to all the community. Every Thursday night up until February 21st from 7pm to 9pm, the lights will be on and the grounds will be open to all to come along and enjoy a nice healthy walk with famly and friends in a safe environment. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a healthy and safe walk and see first hand the fabulous facilities at our local club.
The GAA academy with football and hurling for boys and girls aged 4 to 9 years will return on Saturday February 16th at 10.30am in Kildermody. Of course this year there is the new added dimension of the ball wall. There is a €25 registration fee to start and all coaches have been garda vetted and fully trained. This is a great way to get young boys and girls exercising and participating in team activity. It introduces them to the wonderful world of GAA in a safe and relaxing environment.
Off To La La Land!
Ballyduff Youth Drama is made up of boys and girls from 5th and 6th classes and they are about to take to the stage for their production of Alice in La La Land. You are invited to leave reality behind and enter a world of pure imagination on Friday February 15th at 8pm and on Saturday February 16th at 8.15pm in Ballyduff Community Centre. Alice is just like every other little girl who loves to sing and dance especially when she is supposed to be doing her homework. Off she goes to La La Land ruled by the King and Queen of Tarts and makes friends with the Mad Hatter. We follow them on their adventures and see them meet some interesting characters. Tickets are just €10 and can be booked on 087 4046904. The production by this group each year is always one to look forward to and you are guaranteed a great night of music, dance and song.
Our friends in Portlaw Musical Society are in Panto mode and will present their 39th pantomime from Thursday February 14th to Saturday February 16th at 8pm nightly and a matinee performance on Sunday 17th at 3pm. This year they stage Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Portlaw Community Centre is the venue and tickets cost just €12 for adults and €8 for children. You can book your ticket by phoning 086 0519210. This is always a great show and keep your eyes peeled for some familiar Kilmeaden faces on stage