Local notes - BALLITORE, NARRAGHMORE, CROOKSTOWN

TEENAGE DISCO

TEENAGE DISCO

Next Friday the 8th February there will be a teenage disco St. Laurence’s Community Complex from 8-11pm. Tickets are available in reception from 5.30pm until 9.00pm or at the door on the night. Fully supervised and mineral bar only

BALLYTORE GARDA STATION CLOSED

January 31st was a sad day for Ireland when 95 Garda Stations were closed, one of them the Garda Station in Ballytore., which closed its doors on January 25th. This is a major loss to the community and environs. We would like to thank Garda Muldowney and retired Garda Brendan Gaynor for all their care and dedication to the community over the years, both carried out their duties with such immaculate professionalism. We are told that Garda Muldowney will continue to work with the local community, supported by gardai from Athy, and Clinics will be arranged periodically in the library in Ballytore. The community will be informed at local level regarding the dates and times of the clinics. Athy Garda Station can be contacted at 059 8634210.

IRELAND REACHING OUT

Anne Gaynor reminds us that “The Ireland Reaching Out meeting for the Narraghmore Parish and surrounding areas will be held in Molly O’Looneys Narraghmore on Thursday the 7th February at 8pm, everyone welcome. If you have any old photos, old school photos, old news stories from the Narraghmore Parish or surrounding areas please bring them along so as to promote the area on the Ireland Reaching Out website”.

DINNER DANCE

St. Laurence’s Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 16th February at 8pm in the complex. Tickets are €25 which includes meal and live entertainment from Flock of Budgies. Tickets are available from the clubhouse.

NEWTOWN ROVERS F.C.

Liam Molloy, Secretary of Newtown Rovers of Booleigh tell us they “are calling all sporting boys, girls, men and women to get involved in a fast growing and successful club. For our senior teams,pre-season training starts on Wednesday February 6th at 7.30pm, so free to come down. Our pitch is located opposite Conlon’t of Booleigh. Our underage is in mid-season and would welcome anyone interested in joining. If you are interested in joining a women’s team in this seasons upcoming league you contact any of our committee members listed below. We are actively recruiting helpers to assist the committee. If you are interested please contact one of the following people: Chairman – Noel Poole 087-9534098, Secretary – Liam Molloy 086-6067625, Treasurer – Sean Dillon 087-67349.”

BRING AND BUY POULTRY SALE

The Ballitore Bring and Buy poultry sale takes place at Long Avenue, Ballitore, Co Kildare on the 2nd Sunday of every month. The next sale is on Sunday February 10th. Gates open at 8.30am, entry fee for buyers and sellers is €3 per adult, children go free. All kinds of healthy poultry, birds, small animals, garden and small holding produce welcome (no dogs or ponies), Enquires to 085 7410248.

LOTTO RESULT

St. Laurence’s, Crookstown and St. Joseph’s Ballymount January Lotto result - no winner of the Jackpot and numbers drawn were 2/10/14. The €20 winners were Shane Callaghan, c/o Anne Calaghan, Bridie Dowling, c/o Nancy Dowling, Violet Allen, c/o Maureen Cullen, Carmel Halpin, c/o Nina Harney and Rev. Fr. McEvoy, c/o Nina Harney. February Lotto Jackpot €1800.

ATHLETIC CLUB

Crookstown Millview Athletic Club’s next club meeting will take place on Wednesday the 27th February. Membership forms are overdue now for existing members. If you have not returned your form you will not be eligible to train or compete with the club. A 4 week Trial Membership form is available for new members interested in joining. Log onto www.crookstownathletics.ie and download the form or call to our training sessions in Athy (Monday)/Wednesday(Narraghmore).”

FEBRUARY CHURCH SERVICES

9th 8pm Kinneagh HC; 10th 10am Timolin HC followed by tea and Cake Sale in aid of Tidy Towns; 11.30am Castledermot HC; 13th 11.00am Timolin HC with prayers for healing ; 8pm Narraghmore Ash Wednesday Service. 17th, 9am Narraghmore HC; 10.10am Kinneagh family service followed by tea. 11.30am Timolin family Service; 24th, 11am Timolin United Service followed by Lenten Lunch in aid of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy.

CAR BOOT SALE & SATURDAY MARKET

Everything From A Needle To An Anchor ! DIY Tools, Gardening, Household Items, Clothes, Toys, Books, Computers Games Bicycles, Kitchen & Bathroom Supplies, Antiques, Furniture, Pictures, T.V.s. And many many more items for sale every Saturday at The Athy Saturday Market & Car Boot Sale from 7am.

GRIESE YOUTH THEATRE

New term for all Griese Youth Theatre Class times are as follows:

Monday drama 5th class 6 to 7.15pm, 6th class 7.15pm to 8.30pm.

Tuesday dance 3 to 7year olds 6.30 to 7.30pm, 8 to 12 year olds 7.30 to 8.30pm.

Thursday drama senior infants to 2nd class 6 to 7pm, 3rd and 4th class 7 to 8.30pm.

Fridays First Years 6.30 to 7.30pm. Youth Theatre (2nd year upwards) 7.30 pm to 9.30pm. To find out more contact Leish on 087 7528398 or Niamh on 085 2021884.