Congrats - Congrats to James Logue on his ‘Man of the Match’ winning performance in goal with the Tipperary Intermediate team on Sunday last when they narrowly defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final. James is now the proud holder of All-Ireland medals at 3 different grades, Minor, U/21 and Intermediate. He only needs one more to complete the collection, and there is no reason to believe why he shouldn’t achieve that goal. Congrats also to Adrian Cleere who was a member of the panel as well. Well done to both of you as ye are a credit to Ballingarry.
All Ireland Minor Hurling Final - Best of luck to William, Ger and all the team in the All Ireland Final against Dublin on Sunday. It’s a great honour for Maher to manage a team in an All-Ireland final, having captained the winning Tipp minor team in 1996. “Toibraid Arann Abú”. There is a limited supply of tickets available, all tickets will be distributed through the clubs. We would ask people not to ask players or members of the management team for tickets. They will need their time to focus on the very stiff challenge which Dublin will pose in the final.
All Ireland Minor Final Reception - The Tipperary Association Dublin has announced details of the traditional post-match function on the occasion of the 2012 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final. The welcome function will be held in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Sunday and continues a tradition lasting over 50 years, where Tipperary teams appearing in finals in Croke Park are hosted by the Association. Dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for the function to include dinner are priced at 40 euro each. Tables for 10-12 persons may be purchased, but individual tickets are also available. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Tickets are available from the Tipperary Association Dublin. To order tickets forward cheque (made payable to Tipperary Association Dublin) along with a stamped addressed envelope, to Pat Ryan, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5 or call (087) 6376663. The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel is offering Tipperary supporters special rates for B & B on the nights of September 8th and 9th. Rooms should be booked directly with the hotel at (01) 4033300. Quote “Tipperary supporter” when booking. Tipperary County Board would like to thank the Tipperary Association Dublin for hosting the minor team on Sunday night.
First Friday - Friday 7th Sept is the First Friday. The sick and the housebound will be visited with the Holy Sacraments.
Meeting - Hall committee meeting this Wednesday, 5th September at 8.30 p.m. Would all members please try to attend.
Community Games - Congratulations to Aoibhe O’Shea, Mohober on winning gold at the national finals of community games in Athlone last recently. Aoibhe ran the 800m semi-final on Saturday night and won the final on Sunday. Aoibhe now joins our skittles players in bring gold home to Ballingarry.
Playground - Ballingarry Community Playground was officially opened on Sunday last by former Councillor Susan Maher. Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam were present to entertain all the children. There was fun and games and food for all, and the weather was beautiful. Well done to all involved who helped to bring this project to fruition. Thanks to Civil Defence for their help on the day.
Art Classes - In Ballingarry, Acrylic/Oil painting classes restarting on Wednesday, 12th Sept, Morn and evening class. Beginners and improvers catered for, 8 weeks for 100 euro. Contact Ann on (086) 3292086, www.annbrennanart.com
Bridge Club - Ballingarry Bridge Club will resume on Wednesday, 5th September at 7.45 p.m. New members welcome. Lessons can be arranged.
Juvenile G.A.A. - Guess the Score competition, Sincere thanks to all who sold and supported our recent competition. Believe it or not there were a few entries with predicted scores near the final result! The nearest however was Pat Walton. Other results were, Most lines sold, Dara Ryan, Anthony and Sean Ryan. Lucky dip of cards sold, Shane and Keith Cleere.
Lucozade Sport Bottle Caps - If anyone has some caps at home please give to Eileen Fennelly immediately. T hanks for your help in this project.
Home Help Meetings - SIPTU have been requested by home helps in South Tipperary to hold meetings in the local area to discuss pressures the home help service in County Tipperary is facing, and the adverse effect these changes are having on the elderly clients who rely on the home help service. Meetings as follows: Clonmel 10th Sept at 3 p.m. SIPTU Office, Anglesea Street, Clonmel; Carrick-on-Suir 10th Sept 6.30 p.m. at Carrickbeg Community Hall; Cashel 11th Sept 5.30 p.m. Spafield Family Resource Centre, Old Road, Cashel; Tipperary Town 11th Sept 8 p.m. Kiely’s Bar.
Parish Journal - It’s Parish Journal time again and the committee are asking anyone with a story to tell, perhaps a journey they made, poetry, obituaries for loved ones who passed away during the year. Old & New good quality photographs, Wedding, Graduations etc., relating to the parish, please give them to any committee member as soon as possible to be considered for inclusion or Emailballingarryparishjournal.com. Committee, Murt Duggan, Martin Maher, Matt Alexander, Dan O’Connell, Declan O’Shea, Mary Anne Maher, Kitty Norton, Margaret Bergin, Eileen Heaphy, Ross Alexander and Margaret Maher.
Mini Bus - Mini Bus from Killenaule to Kilkenny every Thursday. Depart Killenaule at 9 a.m. Ballingarry 9.15 a.m. Booking essential Contact Tom (087) 2188255. Fare 10 euro return.
Date for your Diary - Tipperary Mini Marathon on Sunday, 30th September at 11 a.m. in Thurles. Register now online atwww.tippminimarathon.ie.
Credit Union - Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. New Members welcome.
Community Alert - Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda (052) 9154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times.
Newsletter Deadline - 8 p.m. Wednesday, E-mail all items for September to brennanclan email@example.com