We send many congratulations and best wishes to Alex Foley, Ballyduff who recently celebrated his 21st birthday. Although celebrations cannot be as we would probably like them I have no doubt that Alex celebrated with his parents Sherlock and Eleanor, sister Kate and brother Conor. We wish Alex many more happy birthdays.
Congratulations to Keith Millea, Newtown who recently received the news that he has been chosen to be part of the Waterford County Football panel. This is a great achievement for Keith and a just reward for his hard work and dedication. We wish Keith the very best and look forward to following his progress.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Eugene and Siobhan Power and all the Power family on the recent death of Eugene’s sister Aileen . She was a resident of Lacopple House in Fethard and her funeral mass took place in The Sacred Heart church in Killusty with burial in the adjoining cemetery. We pray that she rests in peace.
We also send our sympathies to Peggy O Shea, Ballyduff Hill and Nancy O Sullivan, Matthews Cross on the recent death of their cousin. Patrick (Patsy) Power lived in Piltown and is survived by his loving wife Peggy, his son Fergal, grandsons Zach and Max and his grandaughter Sarah and great grandaughter Ellie and his sister Mabel. Patsy’s funeral mass took place in Piltown church followed by burial in Ballyduff. We pray now that Patsys gentle soul rests in peace.
Waterford Fly Fishers are not just all about fishing, they also do a lot of brilliant work for charity. Following recent fundraising events the group were finally able to hand over a fantastic amount of €2,575. Willie Hanrahan chairman of WCCTAA presented the cheque to representatives of the Waterford/Kilkenny branch of Down Syndrome Ireland. This money will be extremely beneficial to the group and is very much appreciated.
Although I run the risk of never being spoken to again I would like to send happy birthday wishes to my own daughter Ava who turned 18 recently. I know she would have liked to celebrate in style but I’m sure she will make up for it. We still enjoyed a lovely weekend and the birthday girl was happy.
We send warmest congratulations to local couple Sean and Jackie O Brien, Lahardan who recently celebrated 25 years of wedded bliss. The couple celebrated their special occasion together with a couple of days away where I am sure Sean treated his beautiful bride to some fine wine and dining. I have no doubt in the world that this popular couple will share many more happy years together.
The very popular Mary Power of Adamstown was the lady of the moment recently as she celebrated her 50th birthday. It’s very hard to believe that this young lady is 50 years old as she looks and acts more like a 21 year old. I know that Mary really enjoyed her day and the days after it I might add, knowing Mary she will pull a good year out of this one. I’m sure Mary was spoiled rotten by husband Jimmy, her daughter Rachael and her son Gavin. We wish Mary many more happy and healthy years and many more happy birthdays.
Also celebrating her 50th birthday this week was my own sister Theresa. We celebrated together as a family from a social distance of course and she was treated to a nice relaxing weekend by daughter Freya and son Eli. I can’t believe I now have three siblings in their fifties so I guess my brother Neil and I will have to keep up the youthful side of the family. We look forward to celebrating many more happy birthdays with Theresa.
A reminder that mass bookings for October, November and December are now being taken so if you would like to book an anniversary mass for your loved ones during these months please contact Linda Spillane on 087-9838392. Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to share masses at this time but don’t worry there are plenty of masses to choose from.
As usual there is lots of activity at Ballyduff AFC grounds with lots of different age levels for boys and girls so if youi are interested please contact secretary Joanne King and she can steer you to where you need to be. At present the club are on the lookout for a ce worker to assist in the maintenance at their grounds. If you are on a CE scheme and are interested in this position please contact Paddy Kirk on 087 2764883 or CE Supervisor John Supple on 086 2330810
Due to the Covid restrictions our coaches are not allowed make their usual visits to our national school but they have come up with another plan. In partnership with Deise Og and Ballyduff NS they are providing some after school training in their pitch. The boys and girls from 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes can enjoy some great fun on Wednesdays from 3.15pm to 4.25pm. A big thank you to Dermot and Alan who represented the club along with John and Paudie from Deise Og.
A big thank you to Gerard Barron from Furniture by Penn for his generous sponsorship of all the training equipment for the clubs ladies group which takes place on Friday evenings. Without the generous support of local businesses the club would be lost so please support these businesses as much as you can.
The U10 footballers had two great wins over Erins Own and Portlaw recently with some lovely scores and defensive play. Great thanks must go to the coaches who put in such hard work and also to the parents who provide such brilliant support.
The U13 footballers put on a great display against Ballinacourty with a final scoreline of 3-8 to 3-6. This was a rip roaring game.
The U10 hurlers gave a superb performance against Na Gael in Dunhill. Na Gael fought hard but there was no stopping the Ballyduff boys who must be congratulated on a brilliant performance.
The clubs Lgfa girls are going from strength to strength with great fun being had by the U8 and U10 groups in Kildermody recently at their Lgfa blitz. A big thank you to older members Anna, Alana, Roisin, Kate and Grace for taking the role of referee. Great to see such a great interest in the sport
We will be cheering on our U16 ladies in spirit only unfortunately on October 4th as they hope to bring home another County Final win.
The club would like to thank Ronan Dunphy from the adult section of the club who came along to the field on Saturday morning to meet the young people of the club and impart some of his knowledge on them. Thank you to Sean for organising this which is a wonderful way for the young people to see the progression within the club and see that hard work and practice is very worth while. These visits will continue over the year and we thank the lads for giving up their free time to visit
We send congratulations to local lady Maria Smith and all her staff at Aura Skin and Laser clinic who recently received a Client Experience Award in the Phorest Salon Software Awards. This is actually their 5th year winning this award which places them in an elite group of businesses. This is a wonderful boost for any business at any time but especially during this particularly challenging year. I’m sure they will celebrate their achievement as best as they can and we wish Maria and her staff continued success