Recent Deaths, New Bundle of Joy and Kilmeaden Activity

Recent Deaths

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Finnegan and Macklin families on the recent death of Ann Finnegan, Ballyduff .A native of the beautiful county Monaghan Ann was born Ann Macklin .Ann was a  beautiful lady in stature and nature. She loved to have a chat when she met you and even throughout her illness her concern was always for others especially those who were sick. Ann was always an active lady enjoying tennis, walking, cycling and of course in later years she became an excellent golfer. She was a lady who lived her life to the full, enjoying meeting friends, trips out and foreign holidays. Throughout her recent illness she remained upbeat and positive and her strength and  courage was a real inspiration to all around her. We as a community extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Peter, her children Elaine, Suzanne and Jason, her mother Margaret,her beloved grandchildren Alex and Lucy, her sisters and brothers and all her family and many friends. May her gentle soul now rest in peace.
We also send our sympathies to the O Keeffe family in Whitfield, Butlerstown on the recent death of Michael (Busher) O Keeffe. Known far and wide for his wonderful music .Music as we all know is good for the body and soul and Busher was at his happiest when he had his accordion. His gift was magical and he most definetley could make that accordion sing. He lived a contented life surrounded by family and his music. We express our sympathies to his children Catherine, Michael, Theresa and Thomas, his grandchildren, sisters and brothers and his many friends. We pray that Michael now rests in peace and if we listen closely enough I am sure we will hear that accordion accompany the angels.

New Bundle of Joy

We send warm congratulations to Deirdre and Mark O Gorman on the recent birth of their beautiful baby girl Ruth. Deirdre is formerly Deirdre Mackey from Ross and grandparents John and Maria are absolutely thrilled to welcome their 5th grandchild to the family. I have no doubt that Ruth will enjoy many play dates in her grandparents back garden with her cousins . We wish this happy little family every happiness for the future and look forward to meeting Ruth.

Ballyduff GAA

Lots of activity continues in Kildermody with many training sessions and matches taking place. All Covid guidelines are being followed ensuring everyones safety. If you are interested in joining the club as a member or volunteer take a look at their Facebook page for more information or simply turn up to one of the training sessions.
Deise Super Draw tickets are now on sale with lots of great prizes on offer. To get your ticket contact Brian on 087 2486423.
There was great excitement recently in the club as they launched their camogie team for the first time. It has been many years since we had our own camogie team in Ballyduff and it is wonderful to see it back again. I myself played for many years for Ballyduff and have some great memories of times spent with my team mates. We wish the girls the very best of luck and really look forward to seeing them in action.

Kilmeaden Activity

It is great to see such a buzz around the place again with businesses reopening and lots of refurbishment being carried out. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our local shops, restaurants and business premises the very best of luck and I ask you to remember that these are the places we turn to for spot prizes, donations and sponsorship for our clubs and charities events so it is now our turn to support them after a very hard year. We are really spoiled here in Kilmeaden with great choice so shop local if at all possible