The Spring station masses continue this week. On Thursday March 19th the mass for Raheen and Amberhill will take place in the home of Biddy Power at 8pm and on Friday March 20th it will be the turn of Carriganure Upper, Knockaderry and Carrigphilip in the home of Tom and Mary Phelan at 8pm.
Community Alert Meeting.
The High Road community alert group will hold their next meeting on Monday March 23rd at 8pm in Ballyduff Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.
High Road Clean Up.
Following previous very successful clean ups, the next High Road clean up will take place on Saturday March 21st. All are welcome to come along to the meeting point which is the ESB entrance at 10am and please wear a high vis vest. Many chats and laughs while you work are guaranteed.
Great excitement at the lotto draw recently when the numbers drawn 2, 11, 15 and 17 proved to be the lucky choice of local man Donnacha O Fuarthain and he scooped the fabulous jackpot of €11,150. I spoke to Donnacha and Aedin during the week and they still can’t believe their luck. I hope it brings them lots of happiness and I’m sure Roisin, Padraig, Maebh and Diarmuid will give them lots of ideas on how to spend it.
The three lucky winners of €50 each on the night were Noel McCarthy, Teresa Hurley and Vincent Behan. The next draw will take place on Sunday March 22nd in O Donnachas and will have a jackpot of €500.
Congratulations to all our local lads who were part of the St. Declans community college senior hurling team who beat St.Louis from Ballymena, Co.Antrim in the All Ireland Semi Final which was played in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Following some extra time the scoreline finished St.Declans 2-17 St. Louis 1-12. Roll on the All Ireland and hopefully a triumphant return.
Get your legs 11 up to Ballyduff Community centre on Tuesday March 24th at 7.30pm for a nice social game of bingo. Any of you lucky enough to drive maybe have a little think of people on your way who maybe don’t have a lift but would like to get out and have a game and a laugh. Come along and join the fun.
Break A Leg!!
We wish the very best of luck to all involved in Ballyduff Youth Drama who are all set to let loose their latest production “Snow White and the Eight Lads” They will take to the stage in Garter Lane on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of March at 8pm. Tickets are on sale for just €10 from www.garterlane.ie or phone 051-855038. I know the young performers are really looking forward to giving you a great nights entertainment and fun. They have been working very hard at their rehearsals so come along and show your support, tickets are just €10.
Mark your diary.
You remember the success of the Fashion Show and Nollaig na mBan well that committee have had their thinking caps on again and next on the agenda is Stars In Your Eyes. Many local familiar faces will get to act out their greatest wish and perform on stage as their musical hero. April 18th will see people gather to the community centre to see and hear some of the greatest musical acts of our time. I don’t want to give too much away all I can tell you is we have been stocking up on hairspray, fake tan, eyelashes and thats just for the male performers!! Watch this space for further news and when the tickets are released I suggest you get one early and soon you will hear our contestants say Tonight I’m going to be ?????????????????