Mental Health Workshop, Recent Deaths and Ballyduff LGFA

Birthday Boy

We send congratulations and warm wishes to Colm Kennedy, Carriganure who recently celebrated his 21st birthday. Like everyone else celebrating milestone birthdays during Covid 19 plans for celebrations had to be changed around but I have no doubt that the Kennedy family made sure that the day was marked well and that Colm knew it was indeed a very special day. Decorations balloons, presents and yummy cake we’re still on the agenda and I have no doubt that Gerry Gillian John and Aoife made sure that Colm had an enjoyable 21st birthday.

Mental Health Workshop

“Let’s talk about mental health” is a live and interactive wellness workshop which will be held on Thursday February 25th at 7pm. Presented by facilitator Bob Carley the workshop will look at measuring and managing your mental health and will provide tips and tools and techniques for taking care of your wellness. The effects and restrictions around Covid 19 have brought mental  health struggles to many and it is important that these problems are not .put to one side but are dealt with and discussed . You can register for free for this workshop on

Recent Deaths

We extend our deepest sympathies to Noel Doyle, Ballyduff West on the recent death of his father. Johnny Doyle was a retired publican from the lovely Myshall in Co. Carlow. A man who loved his family especially his grandchildren, he enjoyed his life as a public an chatting and laughing with everyone. He also loved a game of cards and I hear is was vergy good. He also had a great love for greyhounds which he has passed on to his son Noel. Johnny is survived by his children Michael, Thomas Noel and Liz his beloved grandchildren extended family and his many friends. Johnny’s funeral mass took place in the Church of the Holy Cross, Myshall followed by burial in Lismaconly. We pray that he now rests in peace and that the wonderful memories he left behind will bring peace and comfort to his family
We also extend sympathy to Amelia Carlin, Ballyduff West in the recent death of her uncle Freddie Robinson. Freddie was a resident of Skibbereen Lawn in Lismore Heights and he is survived by his wife Siobhan, his daughters Rebecca and Georgina, his granddaughters Ruby Saoirse and Lydia. His extended family and many friends. Freddie’s funeral mass took place in St. Paul’s church Lisduggan followed by private cremation.

Ballyduff AFC

Ballyduff AFC would like to say a big thank you to all who recently supported their recent clothes collection fundraiser . They were really delighted with the response they received. Even though there are no activities in the club they are still kept busy with maintaining their fantastic grounds etc and dressing rooms have been freshly painted.

Ballyduff LGFA

Once again I turned on the television the other night and up jumped some more local familiar faces. RTE’s Nationwide were doing a piece on the “Jerusalema ” dance craze that has been making its way across the internet. Joining in and featured on the programme were some of the ladies and girls from Ballyduff LGFA who are firm promoters of fun and positive well being and saw this as a way of keeping the girls in touch with each other and keeping active during this time when they are unable to have their usual training sessions. I have seen many of these young girls and ladies perform some very impressive moves on the football pitch but I was really impressed with their rhythmic dance moves on the telly.