Happy Easter

GAA Lotto.

There was no winner of the latest lotto draw and the numbers drawn were 13,17,20 and 22. The three lucky winners of €50 each were David and Dean Murray, John O Donnell and Dermot Murray. The next draw will take place in O Donnachas on April 5th and will have a jackpot of €650 on offer. Tickets cost just €2 or 3 for €5 and are available from committee members and will also be on sale on April 4th outside Centra in Kilmeaden. Pick your four lucky numbers and hopefully your luck will be in.

Clean Up Thanks.

The High Road Community Alert Group have asked me to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who came along to help at the recent Spring clean up of the area. The weather on the day was perfect for the job and the large number of local residents did a brilliant job removing every bit of litter from the area. Special thanks to Greenstar who supplied a skip for the rubbish and also to Waterford Council who provided the cleaning materials.

It is sad to say that the majority of the rubbish was made up of packaging from snacks, takeaways and drinks obviously thrown out by passing motorists. Maybe if they slowed down and took in the beauty of the area they may realise how easy it is to bring your litter home with you and keep the countryside looking so scenic.

Stars in their Eyes.

Excitement is certainly building for Stars in their Eyes. Locals have been spotted in their kitchens singing into a banana! I was nearly blinded the other day in one house by the sparkle from sequins being sown onto a dress! Backing tracks are being recorded! Videos are being shot on location. This event has certainly captured the minds of people and the contestants are out to impress. Mark the date in your diary and watch out as tickets will go on sale very soon. April 18th is the date in Ballyduff Community Centre and tickets will cost €15 which includes entry, a voting card and refreshments.

There are already lots of enquiries about tickets so they are sure to go fast so watch this space for news of the release day.

Youth Drama Show.

Ballyduff Youth Drama Group staged their show Snow White and the Eight Lads in Garter Lane recently and what a show it was. Each member of the cast gave it 100% and we the audience were treated to a fabulous nights entertainment. From the moment the show began you were hooked till the very end. My daughter took part so even though I was familiar with the script it didn’t stop me laughing hysterically on both nights. The main characters were chosen brilliantly as each actor/actress fitted their part perfectly. This show was full of brilliant acting, beautiful singing, energetic dancing and hilarious comedy but most of all it was full of fun.

Being in a show likes this gives these young people so much. They make new friends, grow in self confidence and learn about supporting others. We as parents are very thankful to Helen Millea, Eleanor Foley and Joan Cheasty for running the drama group. We know they are all busy women but they still chose to give their time every Monday night to run the group and we salute them. Congratulations to all the young people who took part ye have done yourselves and your drama group proud and we as your parents are immensely proud of your fabulous achievement.

Easter Wishes.

I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy and peaceful Easter. I hope the children enjoy their time away from school and hopefully we will be blessed with some nice weather. Enjoy whatever treats the Easter bunny may bring you and I hope you have some egg-citing treasure hunts.