Monastervin news

Fas Job Vacancies in the Community include driver at the Day Care Centre Monasterevin, grounds person a Ballykelly GFC. Apply to FAS Office, Newbridge. 045/431372.

Fas Job Vacancies in the Community include driver at the Day Care Centre Monasterevin, grounds person a Ballykelly GFC. Apply to FAS Office, Newbridge. 045/431372.

Community games

Congratulations to U12 Girls Gaelic Football and U13 Basketball Team who won Gold medals in the Community games county final. They will be competing in the Leinster round of competitions in the coming weeks.

Athletics & Track & Field events. Any children who wish to take part in those events at the end of June, please contact a committee member or Margaret on 0874160700 to have their names entered. The list of events can be found on the community games website


The parish numbers drawn on 12 June were 6, 10, 19 amd 21. Jackpot not won. Winners of E20 KCK Clarke, E & C Brereton, M.Miller, K.OShea, P.Moore. Jackpot now E3,200.

In Monasterevin GFC weekly draw E150 Gary Kellt, E50 May Sharpe, Brie Lawlor, Ray Melia. Sellers prize Gary Kellt.


The Venice of Ireland Festival will run from 16 to 22 July. The committee are working hard to make the festival an event to be enjoyed by all the family. Your ideas and help will be appreciated by the committee so come on board and make this a great festival. Contact Mary 0872677178 or 045529173.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Monasterevin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 17 to 22 September. Cost E749 for 5 nights full board (sharing) at Hotel Paradis. For information and booking contact Mary Ryan at 0876822290 or Parish office 045525346.

Ballykelly GAA

Well done to our U14 lads who made the long trip to Cappagh and came away with the points on a scoreline of Ballykelly 7.11 Cappagh 3.7. The lads have qualified for the semi final of the league where they’ll take on Ellistown. As they both tied level on points in second place in the league.

Our U6 team were in action on Saturday as they welcomed Ellistown to the field. This team have been hard at work all spring and their efforts on Fridays look to be paying off as they displayed an abundance of skill. This age group trains every Friday from 6-7pm so if your child would like to be part of the club why not bring them along.

Our U10 girls were very busy over the weekend playing games on Saturday and Sunday. They were the hosts on Saturday when they welcomed Ellistown and Castledermot to our grounds. All our girls got plenty of time on the field to display their skills and all 3 teams went home very happy with their mornings efforts. On Sunday the girls travelled to St Laurances for a challenge match which was part of the St Laurances field day.Again the girls did themselves, their parents and their club proud with their efforts on the day. Many thanks to St Laurances for extending the invitation

Our Senior men gained valuable points in the league on Sunday when they took on Ardclough in Ballykelly. Final score Ballykelly 4.13 Ardclough 2.5.

Our Senior Ladies just came up short in their Division 2 fixture when they welcomed Maynooth into Ballykelly on Tuesday evening. The girls are performing well in Division 2 however and they experience will no doubt stand them in good stead come Championship time during the summer.

Well done to our second team who recorded a comfortable win over Castlemitchell in the league. Final score Ballykelly 3-15 Castlemitchell 1-2.

Our u8 team took the field on Saturday as they welcomed Kildangan. Some great skill was on show from both sides and no doubt some stars of the future were on display.

28/05/2012 Jackpot : E6,200 Numbers : 2, 4, 7, 22. No jackpot winner. E20 went to Conor Perry c/o A Cullen Mike, Ben & Col c/o B Coughlan Ger Harrison c/o G Harrison John Clarke c/o P Brereton Sean Maher c/o P Moore Next weeks jackpot E6,400.

Preparations are well under way for our u14 girls as they get ready for the National Feile which begins on the weekend of June 21th. The girls are flat out on the training fields are are looking forward to meeting up