A True Lady, 21st Celebrations and Community Centre

A True Lady

We were all very saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Kitty McGrath in Blacknock. Kitty was a quiet, unassuming lady who lived her life in Blacknock which she loved  dearly.  I had the pleasure of visiting her in her home on occasions and she always spoke of the wonderful neighbours she had. She was a lady of great faith and when the time came that she was unable to attend mass she enjoyed watching mass on the television. Kitty is predeceased by her beloved husband Buddy and I am sure there will be a happy reunion in heaven. We extend our deepest sympathies to her son Pat and all the extended family and also to her neighbours and friends. We pray that her  sweet gentle soul may now rest in peace and that she will enjoy the joys of heaven.

21st celebrations

We wish a very happy birthday to local lady Rachel Power in Adamstown who recently celebrated her 21st birthday. I’m sure this popular young lady took a trip down the river with her kayaking buddies to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful weather. I have no doubt that Rachel will have been spoiled by all in the Power and Keane families and rightly so. Celebrations and occasions are a speciality for her mother Mary and no doubt dad Jimmy and brother Gavin were on hand to lift and carry and follow Mary’s instructions. We hope Rachel enjoyed her special day and we wish this lovely young lady many  more  happy birthdays to come.

Birthday Girl

Another very popular local lady celebrated her birthday recently. Sara Fitzpatrick from Ballyduff West celebrated her special day by enjoying a couple of days away with her parents Michael and Mary and of course her beloved dog Riley. We hope Sara enjoyed her birthday celebrations and no doubt her parents Michael and Mary made sure everything was just perfect. We wish Sara many more happy birthdays.

Church News

Bookings are now been taken for anniversary masses for the month of August so if you would like to book a mass for a loved one please contact Linda Spillane on 0879838392 and I will look after you.
Our weekday masses take place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am and our weekend masses take place on Saturdays at 10am and 7.30pm and on Sunday morning at 9.30am.
A reminder that the annual sacristan’s collection is now being taken up. You can simply put your offering into an envelope and write sacristans collection on it. It can be placed in the weekly collection basket at mass or you can pop it into the post box which is on the sacristy door inside the church. As I said in these notes last week there  is no need for me to tell you about the wonderful job that is done by our sacristan Ann. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful lady taking care of our church. Our  church is always in immaculate condition and Ann treats the church like her own home. Anybody calling to the sacristy is greeted with a smile and friendly chat and we are all very grateful to Ann for  keeping our church so beautiful.

Ballyduff GAA

The club were delighted to see another great turnout for their “Come and Try”Camogie initiative in their  pitch in Kildermody. An enjoyable hour long session was enjoyed by 20 parents and girls learning the basic skills of camogie. This initiative continues every Tuesday evening from 6.10pm to 7.10pm until the end of August. Any parents who would like to come along with their children are very welcome.
A big well done to the U10 camogie girls who represented their club in Walsh Park last Saturday. They played Cappoquin in the “Go Games” during half time of the Senior game between Waterford and Down. The girls would  like to congratulate the girls on their win and wish them every success. They would also like to thank Waterford Camogie for inviting them to take part, it was a wonderful opportunity.
Over 100 children took part in this years Cul Camp which really should  have been called “Hot Camp”. In glorious weather the children took part in many different games and were very well looked after with plenty of water breaks, rests in shaded areas and lots of sun cream being applied. A big thank to Eoin, John and all the coaches for their tremendous work. They have been a huge benefit to our club over the years and the club are  delighted to be associated with them.
Lots of games have been taking place recently with some wins, defeats and  draws. Learning the skills and playing with their friends is what the club places the most
emphasis on. It is wonderful to see such happy faces enjoying themselves.

Community Centre

A date to add to your diary is Wednesday August 18th when the AGM of our local community centre committee will take place in the community centre at 8pm. All are welcome to attend this meeting and get involved in your local community.