Birthday Boys, New Baby and Golden Couple

Birthday Boys

Two gentlemen in our area celebrated their 50th birthdays in recent times. Ken Lye from Ross celebrated turning 50 with his beautiful wife Louise and their lovely family Chloe, Sophie, Grace and James. I am sure Ken was spoiled for the day and enjoyed his special day.

Meanwhile down in Johnstown John Carroll was being spoiled with yummy cake by his wife Valarie and his family Adam, Emmett, Megan and Laura.

I’m sure both of these men enjoyed their celebrations and that turning 50 was a breeze. We wish them both many more happy birthdays.

New Baby.

Congratulations and best wishes to David Hayes and Sarah Duggan, The Sweep who welcomed their beautiful baby boy Darragh into the world last week. I’m sure baby Darragh will have plenty of babysitters  lining up and we wish this happy little family the very best for the future.

Picture Perfect

Waterford Camera Club recently announced the winners of their POTY awards and it was wonderful to see local man Ger Barron, Kildermody announced as a winner in the portrait section. Ger has a very keen eye for photography and captures the mood and setting perfectly. He’s winning subject this time was very close to his heart and he captured the happiness of his daughter Dearbhla as she graduated. Keep up the good work Ger and we look forward to seeing more of your work.

Recent Death

We extend our deepest sympathy to Caroline O Donnell on the recent death of her Aunt. Anna Morrissey (nee Flynn) hailed from the picturesque Helvick in Ring but in recent times was a resident of the Padre Pio Rest home in Cappoquin . We send our sympathies to all her family and friends and pray that she now rests in peace.

Golden Couple

Celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss on February 17th is Golden couple Francie and Ann Crowley in Adamstown. This much loved couple are probably two of the nicest people you will ever meet and so the fact that have had 50 years of happy marriage is no surprise. Their  home has always been a welcoming place for all who visited and a happy home for their children and adored grandchildren  .
Overseeing their vows on their wedding day were Fr. Murphy and the famous Fr. Joe Flynn who has been and still remains a much loved family friend. He has since gone on to celebrate the weddings of Francie and Ann’s children . Mark, Owen, Joanne, Francis, Sarah and Benny have been shown great example all their lives from their parents about hardwork, respect and of course the tips for a happy marriage. We wish Francie and Ann every happiness in the world and wish them many more happy years of marriage.

Ballyduff LGFA

There may not be any sports going on at the moment but that doesn’t mean that clubs are not hard at work securing funds, raising awareness and keeping themselves involved with community. Our own local club realise how hard it is on all age groups having to stay at home and how lonely it can be at times. Each young player in the club have decided to send a postcard to someone in the community who is perhaps living alone or missing family. There will be a return addressed postcard for those who wish to reply to the young girls. At the end they will prepare a collage of returned cards and  display it in school to show the link between school and community.

Lidl have always been great supporters of ladies Gaelic football and they have once again come forward with another great reward scheme for clubs. All you have to do is download the Lidl app and use it while shopping getting yourself many o
special offers too. Each time you spend €30 in store you will receive a stamp in your app and your the stamps are then used to support your club and can win them many products or cash rewards.