Enrolement Time, GAA News and Business Award

Community Alert 2020

The first community alert meeting of 2020 will take place on Monday January 27th at 8pm in Ballyduff Community Centre. Our local community alert group have really been going from strength to strength and are seen as one of the most successful groups in the county. Our text alert scheme is second to none and for just a small fee of €5 per year you can receive regular text messages when suspicious activity is noted in our areas or areas nearby, messages alerting you of road closures and adverse weather conditions. The information received from these text messages has proved invaluable to the Gardai and community and have helped in many different crimes.

At each of the community alert meetings we invite along a guest speaker and this month we are priveleged to welcome John O Connor to our meeting. We invite you all to come along to the meeting and bring a friend or neighbour along with you. The meetings are a great way to stay in touch with the happenings in your area and meet with your local Gardai who are always happy to give advice and support. After the meeting we all enjoy a nice cuppa and a biscuit and a chat. See you all there.

Enrolment Time

Ballyduff N.S are now open for enrolments for September 2020. The closing date for these enrolments is February 28th. For any information or details please contact the school directly on 051-384414.


GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn in the latest lotto draw were 4, 8, 24 and 27 and there was no winner of the jackpot. The three lucky dip winners of €50 each were Catherine O Neill, Noel Doyle and Breda O Donnell. The next draw will take place on January 26th and will have a fantastic jackpot of €12,500 up for grabs. Tickets cost just €2 each or three for €5 and are available from all committee members and will also be on sale at Centra on Saturday January 25th. Choose those 4 numbers carefully and you could be off on a nice spending spree.


GAA News.

It was great to see so many local people walking and talking last Friday night in our local GAA pitch. Our local club have come on board with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking and are opening up their grounds every Friday night from 7pm to 8.30pm. The lights are on and the environment is safe and you can walk and chat with old friends and new. All those attending last Friday night really enjoyed it and I am told that a mens shed even popped up in the dressing room after it. It would be great to see some more people come along in the coming weeks and meet with your community, get some fresh air and get some excercise. Walking is wonderful not only for physical health but also our mental health so come along and set your body,mind and soul up for the week ahead.

The club are now selling tickets for the National draw. Tickets are on sale at €10 each and there are some fantastic prizes including a brand new Renault Clio. All money raised goes directly to your club. If you would like a ticket please contact any committee member or contact Brian on 087 2486423.

Huge thanks must go to club supporter Judy Kelly and all at RedHat for their extremely generous sponsorship to Ballyduff Lower’s LGFA club. Representatives from the teams and committee were invited along to RedHat for the presentation and wsssreceived a warm welcome and wonderful hospitality. Many thanks to Ciaran Byrne and Johnathan Johnston from RedHat who worked hard with Intosport to design the fabulous new jerseys.

Business Award
We send our heartiest congratulations to local lady Maria Smith and all her staff at Aura Skin and Laser Clinic on the Dunmore Road who were recently awarded an accreditation from the Allll Star Awards. This accreditation offers an industry standard quality mark signifying that it meets the highest standard of service and trust.

Proprietor Maria who has over 20 years of experience in he industry was delighted for this wonderful recognition. Aura grew from the growing trend where people were no longer looking for that quick fix for their skin. Aura is already an award winning salon with recognition four years running for their client customer service and the overall salon experience.

The All star accreditation was awarded by the All Ireland Business Foundation whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr. Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School.

Aura is over 16 years in business and one of the longest running salons in the city. With new progressive treatments and options being added to the salon menu all the time it is no wonder that Aura are winning awards and going from strength to strength. We wish Maria and her staff continued success and we are sure that all the Smith and Power families are very proud of her especially Eoghan, Sadie, Billy and Mai.