Shrek is coming to Town.
Ballyduff Youth Drama will present their show “Shrek Saves Far Far Away” in Ballyduff Community Centre on Friday February 9th and Saturday February 10th. Tickets cost just €10 and are available by texting or ringing Eleanor on 087-4046904. The group have been working really hard and rehearsals have been going brilliantly. This promises to be a great show, the group have treated us to some fantastic shows over the years and I am sure this year will be no different. Get your ticket for a night of fun.
Dawn Players Drama Group treated us to a great night of comedy as they staged their recent production of “Dying To Meet You”. Great crowds gathered each night to be treated to some brilliant laughs. A big well done to all the cast and crew and to all who worked so hard backstage. A big well done to all the volunteers who looked after the selling of raffle tickets and made sure everyone enjoyed a nice cuppa at the interval each night. The group would like to thank everyone who came along to support the show.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Sharon Foster, Amberhill on the recent death of her mother Stella Quinn. Stellas removal and funeral mass took place in St. Johns church in Parnell Street. She was then taken to her final resting place in St. Otterans cemetery, Ballinaeesagh. We offer our sympathy and prayers to Sharon and all the Foster family. May she rest in peace.
We send our warmest congratulations to Breda and Cormac O Brien on the recent birth of their baby son Liam. I hear that he is a real handsome chap. Breda is of course formerly Breda Kennedy of Stonehouse and I’m sure grandparents Martin and Margaret are delighted and ready and willing to take on the babysitting role. We look forward to meeting Liam on one of his visits to Kilmeaden.
Our local club are on the lookout for a suitable volunteer to manage our Junior C hurling team. Training for this group will be looked after within the club structure. The managers job is a very rewarding position as they manage the team for their championship games. The manager will be assured the support of the club. If you feel you can help with this position please contact any committee member or management of the Intermediate team.
The club have been asked to assist Ballyduff N.S in coaching a girls camogie team. This would require a one hour committment every Wednesday afternoon from April to June. There will be plenty of help available from the club as there is already a coach in place for the boys and some Transition Year students have also been enlisted to help. This is a great opportunity for someone to help the pupils achieve their goals and enjoy sport activities. If you are interested in helping out please contact Brian on 087-2486423.
Coming Of Age.
Margaret and Gerry O Connell will celebrate the 21st birthday of serving the customers of Haughtons Bar. They would love you all to come along and share this milestone with them. On Saturday February 3rd they will begin the celebrations with a walk along the Greenway at 5pm so come along and bring the family. On the return back to Haughtons you can enjoy some punch and finger food. From 9.30pm to 12pm it will be time to recall some stories and happenings from over the years and of course the famous Haughtons sing song. Come along and join in the fun. I had the pleasure of serving in the bar at the beginning of these 21 years and what a great time I had. I made some good friends and enjoyed many a good laugh and a sing song, in fact I often pulled pints while singing at the same time. I met some really interesting people along the way and had some great conversations many with people who have now gone to their eternal reward. Come along on Saturday February 3rd and raise a glass to the past, the present and the future.