Ballingarry

Prayer for Examinations - Lord pour out your Spirit of wisdom on N….. and on all students undergoing Examinations. Help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express themselves well. Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of the teaching they have received. Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the greater task of life on earth. May your love be upon them O Lord as they place all their trust in you. We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Prayer for Examinations - Lord pour out your Spirit of wisdom on N….. and on all students undergoing Examinations. Help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express themselves well. Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of the teaching they have received. Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the greater task of life on earth. May your love be upon them O Lord as they place all their trust in you. We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Tidy Towns - Ballingarry’s entry has been submitted for this years Tidy Towns competition and judging will be from June 1st to September 1st. Unfortunately we do not know when the judges are coming. We ask for your support in maintaining your homes, organisations,etc. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everybody who has made an effort, in any way, and also it is of great importance to hear such positive feedback on our efforts, both from within the parish and from those outside of the Parish.

We are holding our Church Gate Collection this weekend (June 9th & 10th) and we ask for your support. As we are a voluntary organisation our finances are very limited. We also have a meeting in Jimmy’s Bar this Friday night at 9 o’clock. We will be meeting for clean-up on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock outside Martin Hanarahans in the village. If you have any time to spare please come along as many hands make light work!!

St Joseph’s N.S. - will hold a Bring and Buy Sale in the school on Wednesday June 6th from 1 – 3 p.m. Children will sell unwanted toys, books in good condition, donations for cake sale, plant sale appreciated. ‘ All Welcome ‘

Ladies Football - Congratulations to Orla Butler, Sarah Corcoran and Aoibhe O’Shea, who were members of the Mullinahone Ladies Football Team that won the County under 16 c title recently beating Moycarkey in the Final. Well done girls.

Community Games - Recently, our u-11 hurlers were beaten by a strong Cashel team. Well done to our u-10 mixed footballers who had a great win over Fethard and will now meet Ardfinnan in Ballingarry in the South Final. Our camogie team played a thrilling South Final against Cashel/Rosegreen and were most unlucky to be on the losing side. Score 8 - 3 to 6 - 3, with Cashel scoring two goals in injury time. Well done girls. Girls u 16 Basketball will take place in Munroe over the next couple of weeks. The skittles teams are busy training still one or two places left on the u-14 team. Contact Jesse Donovan or Noel Cleary if interested. If any girls/boys are interested in taking part in Athletics, please contact Mary at 9154484 ASAP. Many thanks to all who contributed to our Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was €372.61.

Millennium Family Resource Centre Glengoole - will be commencing another Fetac Level 4 Applied Employment Skills course commencing in the autumn. If you are in receipt of a social protection payment and are interested in participating on this course please contact Anne or Josephine on 052 – 9157992

Are you currently unemployed and living in Slieveardagh area? COMPASS EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICE - Range of services include : One to one mediation and signposting service. Explore your welfare to work options. Explore further education & training options. Interview preparation, CV preparation, Career direction advice, Supports individuals in exploring employment opportunities. Compass is free and available to you if you are unemployed. For more details contact Angela, Slieveardagh C.I.T.E 052-9154896 Ext.1. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Collection - The Collection for the Education of Priests is now due. The target for the parish is €900.90 for 2012

Lucozade Sports Crusade - A big thanks to all who are helping so well with the sports bottle caps. We urge you to continue to seek the caps and to enlist the help of all you know and meet to do so also. Thanks again.

Table Quiz - will be held by The Old School, The Commons and St. Patrick’s Residence Association in the school on June 8th at 9p.m. Adult Table € 20 Juvenile Table € 10 (this table to be accompanied by an adult). Raffle on the night and Refreshments served.

Bother AGM - The AGM of Ballingarry Parish Bothar Committee will take place in the Community Centre at 8p.m. New Members welcome.

The Old School, The Commons - The Old School are having their official opening on Saturday, June 30th. A weekend of celebrations is in the planning stage, which includes a Vintage Car & Tractor Display on Sunday July 1st followed by an evening of music to honour our great Bodhran Player, Roundy Lawlor. Ceili and Set Dance classes for adults and teenagers are taking place in the school on Monday nights from 9pm to 10.30pm. This is a great opportunity for people to brush up on their dancing skills for the upcoming Ceili to be held at the weekend celebrations of June 30th/July 1st.

Ballingarry Community Centre - is inviting tenders for work to the Community Centre regarding; (a) SprayFoam Insulation and Roof leaf repair. (b) Alterationsto Heating System. All written quotes to be sent to Anna Gleeson,Secretary, Ballingarry Community Centre OR Phone John McNamara at 052-9154669 for viewing purposes. All who tender must be registered and have appropriate insurance.

The Commons Community Playschool - are now taking enrolments for September 2012 catering for children aged 2yrs 6mths to 5 years ECCE, CETS and reduced rates for families receiving social welfare payments, for details contact Alice Teehan 052-9154900.

Baptisms - We welcome into the Christian Community Oisin Conor and Juno Alma recently baptised. We congratulate their parents Martina and Liam and Fiona and Masashi.

Ballingarry GAA - Thanks to Michael Lyons who sponsored a set of jerseys for the Ballingarry Senior Hurling Team. The club, senior management and players say a BIG THANK YOU.

Olympic Torch - To commemorate the passing of the Olympic Torch through Ireland on the 6th of June there will be an Olympic Golden Mile held in The Commons sports field at 8p.m. This is a free non competitive event hosted by Collquill AC in association with Tipperary AAI open to everyone wishing to run, jog or walk to mark the occasion. This is a nationwide event with all clubs being asked to stage the mile event. Each participant will also receive a certificate upon completion of the mile.

Folk Choir - Folk group meets every Monday night in the sacristy meeting room at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.

Mini Bus - to Clonmel now twice weekly every Tuesday & Friday morning starts in The Commons and travels via Ballingarry, Mullinahone, Drangan, Cloneen & Killusty. €10 Return. Contact 087-2188255.

Newsletter - deadline 8pm Wed. Email all items for June: patricia.butler21@gmail.com