The Cheasty family in Tigroe had plenty to celebrate this week with Rebecca turning 21 on May 23rd and her brother Aaron celebrating his 18th on May 27th. Unfortunately Covid restrictions mean that we are still unable to celebrate in the normal fashion but I have no doubt that the family made sure they had a great time and were spoiled on their special days. We hope that Rebecca and Aaron will have many more birthday celebrations and we wish them both every happiness.
I was delighted to hear of the safe arrival of 8 fluffy signets on Knockaderry Lake. Mammy and Daddy are very proud on their new brood. If you are out for a walk why not call by and say congratulations and grab a glimpse of the beautiful new arrivals. I know a certain man will be looking down on his beloved Knockaderry Lake from the heavens with a smile on his face.
I would like to use these notes to send very special birthday wishes to John Hearne who is a resident of the city but we have adopted him here in Kilmeaden. Father to the lovely Louise Dooley John spends a lot of time here in Kilmeaden playing with his lovely grandchildren. John celebrated his 70th birthday with his family and I have no doubt that Daragh, Ava, Cathal and Olivia helped him to blow out those candles and even eat the cake. John is a very gifted photographer who is always willing to help out with charity and club events and always so gracious with his time. I wish him many more happy birthdays and was delighted to see him on the other side of the camera for a change.
The club are on the lookout for Division 4 (over 35’s) players. This is for the new season which will begin in July. If you are interested then please contact 087-4147242. This is not only a great way of keeping fit but also a great way to get to know people in your area.
The club is also on the lookout for some volunteer coaches both male and female. They are looking for coaches to join their academy, U11 boys, U10 girls, U12 girls and boys and U16 and U18 girls. No experience is needed. If you are interested in getting involved then please send a message through the clubs Facebook page. Please remember that all our clubs and organisations rely on the goodness of volunteers so if you feel you can help in any little way then please do.
If you fancy working out in the fresh air while getting paid, the club are also on the lookout for a grounds person. Ballyduff AFC have wonderful grounds and facilities and you could help to keep this maintained. If you are interested you can apply directly to the club or log onto jobsireland.ie
The club are thrilled to see some action back in the field. Between the hours of 10 am to 12 noon, up to 120 children were out training in their different bubbles. The academy, camogie and LGFA sections of the club were all out training and enjoying themselves and it really is great to see activity again on the pitch and we look forward to watching some real live games soon .
The club and actually the whole parish would like to congratulate Calum Lyons on a great game against Limerick and also on being named GAA.ie Hurler of the week . Calum received 3,970 votes from the public and we are all delighted to hear of his great success.
Weekday and weekend masses have now returned and Fr. Richard and Fr. Mick are delighted to welcome people back into the church. Mass times are as follows Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am, Saturdays at 10am and 7.30 pm and Sunday morning at 9.30 am .If you would like to book a weekend anniversary mass for a loved one during the month of June please contact Linda Spillane on 087-9838392.
Our graveyard is very important to us all and we are very lucky to have the wonderful Michael Junior Power to maintain it so well. We can all do our own little bit by bringing any old flowers or wreaths that we have home with us when we visit our loved ones graves.
Following their brilliant success in taking part in the #onegoodclub programme which focused on positive mental health and well being, the girls continued to be noticed for their fantastic achievements. Just before I send my notes I receive more wonderful news about them.The Lidl #OneGoodClub awards were held on line hosted by Marty Morrissey. Ballyduff Lower LGFA were announced as the winners of the Most Innovative Initiative Award. Huge congratulations to the girls and their mentors who truly deserve this recognition.