We send warm wishes and congratulations to well known local couple Eugene and Siobhan Power, Ballyduff House who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. This lovely couple celebrated this fantastic milestone with their family and I have no doubt that a lovely time was had by all. We wish Eugene and Siobhan many more happy and healthy years of wedded bliss. Comhghairdeas ar 60 bliain de phosadh iontach.
Ballyduff Community Centre will hold their AGM in Ballyduff Community Centre on Tuesday August 11th at 8pm. Due to the Covid 19 and the current climate numbers will be limited. If you are interested in attending or would like some more information please contact Siobhan on 087-8237866.
We say a huge congratulations to all the young men and women from 6th class in Ballyduff NS who recently celebrated their graduation on line. On Thursday June 25th each student was treated to a superbly put together video by their teacher John Carey. The video contained many photos from their primary school years along with messages from all their teachers, Fr. O Halloran, Fr. O Byrne, their music teacher, cycling instructor and would you believe a message from Bono! I was honoured to get a look at this video and I must say that John Carey really went above and beyond the call of duty and really made the 6th class graduation very special indeed. We wish all these young people the very best as they prepare for secondary school.
I apologise that the details about mass times was incorrect in my notes last week but unfortunately the details changed when my notes had already gone for print. There are no weekend masses back yet but this week there will be mass on both Monday and Friday mornings at 10am and on Thursday evening at 7.30pm.
Our local GAA club are delighted to be back into training and meeting all the club members back and of course are always happy to welcome new faces. There are many different age groups to suit everyone.
The club will host their annual Cul Camp from August 24th to August 28th. Online bookings can be made on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
It is great to see all our young ladies back to their training schedule. The LGFA cater for different age groups with the U12’s training on Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon, the U14’s on Tuesdays from 6.15pm to 7.15pm and the U16’s on Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon.
Our local soccer club will host their soccer camp from July 27th and you can register and pay by going onto the link which appears on their facebook page, it is https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballyduff_AFC
Take a look at their Facebook page and see the many photos they have from days gone by. It is great to see some of the big names from days past. Well done to the club for keeping us entertained with all these photos.
Slowly but surely things are gradually getting back to normal. Please let people know about your club or group activities by contacting me and I can include it in these notes. You can contact me on 087 9838392 or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or go mad and write it down and drop it in my letterbox or indeed lets go mad altogether and have a chat if we meet each other out and about.