National Down Syndrome Day takes place on Saturday March 21st and in honour of this there will be a special coffee morning from 10am to 12 noon in The Sweep. This is always a very popular event and draws a large crowd. There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs in the raffle. Come along and enjoy a relaxing friendly morning while suppporting this worthy cause.
A big thank you to all who attended the recent station masses in our community centre. It was lovely to see such a nice mix of station areas. After both masses there was an ideal opportunity for people to share a cuppa and a chat. Fr. Mick would like to thank anyone who helped in any way to arrange these masses.
As we continue along our Lenten journey we can do a little extra every week by maybe attending the special Wednesday night mass at 7.30pm. This is just one little way we can do a little extra for Lent.
A reminder that if you haven’t brought home your Trocaire box yet there are still some available in the church so please bring one home and perhaps put any little savings you might be making into the Trocaire box.
The Ballyduff/ Portlaw bridge club played their latest bridge game on Monday March 2nd and the results were as follows:
1st: Anna Harney and Anna Ryan
2nd: Anne Marie Brown and Mary Prendergast
3rd: Kathleen Collins and Patsy Roche
4th: Elizabeth Mooney and Peggy Murphy
Two of our club members Jack and Sean are embarking on an enterprise project as part of their Transition Year. The guys will be selling club gear in conjunction with DS sports. To place an order you can contact the lads through their parents John 087 2886781 and Nicola( firstname.lastname@example.org). The lads will also be at the field on Saturday between 10am and 12 noon so that you can check sizes and place an order.
What a wonderful sight to see over 70 children arrive to take part in our academy section of the club. The academy caters for boys and girls 5 to 9 years of age and teaches them the skill and enjoyment of playing hurling, camogie and football and takes place at 10am every Saturday morning. A big thank you to Jack, Declan and Calum who came along to help on Saturday, the children really loved it.
Huge congratulations to club man Keith Millea who has been selected for the Waterford Minor Football panel. The club wishes Keith the very best of luck for the future.
You are invited along to a charity open day on Sunday March 29th from 12.30 to 6pm at Orchardstown Garden Centre. An optional light lunch( soup, sandwiches,tea, coffee, tray bakes)at 12.30 will also be available and provided by parishioners at the centre for a donation of €8 per person. Pre booking is essential especially for catering purposes and can be booked by credit card through the Garden Centre. All funds raised will go to the RNLI and Fiddown Union. Drop in and join in the fun .
We send many congratulations to Ballyduff NS 6th class student Spencer Bowman who recently travelled to Dublin to audition as Irelands entrant for the Junior Eurovision. Spencer was shortlisted to attend the audition and tells me that he had a wonderful day. We wish Spencer the very best of luck. I know his mam and dad Jason and Claire and brother AJ are all extremely proud