Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ballymore Eustace GAA Club
Juvenile Football & Hurling
An Báile Mór
The News: Congratulations to the St. Oliver Plunkett's team on their victory over St. Edwards in the Co. Minor
Championship Final. The girls teams have had a great month and the hurlers were involved in the Co. Development Squad.
The Juvenile Family Fun day which marks the end of the Juvenile year was held on Sat. 18th Oct and with the weather
holding up for the afternoon it was all go in the field. The day kicked off with the U11 girls playing Nurney while at the
same time the U7's played their last league match and U9, U10, U11, & U12's took part in hurling skills.
Natasha, Simon, David and Dermot were on barbecue duty making sure that everyone was well fed and as the different
teams finished their league matches others took part in the football skills. Also thanks to Johnny Murphy and John Fields
for a welcome hand with the burger run ! A fine display of juvenile hurling finished off the juvenile activates for the day.
Prizes were presented for hurling & football skills and teams were presented with medals and lots of goodie's
Although not advertised and after the dust had settled there was a dad's hurling match (in the dark) which really impressed.
Unfortunately many of the mom's had left and were too scarce on the ground to play a mom's match (next year though).

Ballymore GAA A.G.M.

On:Sunday 14th of December
At: 5pm
In: The Resource Centre,
Ballymore Eustace.

All Welcome to attend.

The club had a race day in Punchestown on Saturday the 15th of November. Thank you to everybody for their support on the day and hope you all enjoyed the day’s racing. The Oliver Plunketts Minor team won the Minor 'B' championship on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-11. They defeated St. Edwards in a great match at Newbridge GAA Grounds. Congratulations to the local lads involved - Gareth Clarke, Keith Fennell, Mark Murphy, Micheal Tutty and Brian MurphyThe Oliver Plunketts U21 team were to disappointed to lose their championship match by a point and are now knocked out of the competition
Order Now For Christmas!Juvenile training tops are available for €20, Adult T-Shirt for €30 and rain jackets for €35. Contact any of the committee members.The lights will be turned on in the pitch at 8 30 for the walkers each night. All are welcome to use the facilities but please leave a donation to cover the cost of the electricity.
Letter to the Editor:

As a public representative, I have been doing local clinics since I was elected back in 2004.

With the new boundary changes, Ballymore Eustace, Kilcullen and Nurney will be joining the Athy Electoral Area in the upcoming elections.
Due to this change, I have altered my community clinics to make my services available to these areas.

On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, the clinics will be as follows:
Ballymore Eustace - The Ballymore Inn, 6pm::
Kilcullen – Fallons, 6.45pm
Crookstown/Ballitore - Crookstown Inn, 8pm
Athy - Frank O’Briens, 8.45pm
Nurney - Martins Kildoon, 9.30pm

I look forward to meeting with the people from these areas for any important or personal issues in which they would like to discuss with me.

I am also available on 087 399 8478 or by appointment for a clinic at my home.

Cllr Martin Miley FF


Scoil Mhuire News

The last week in October was the annual anti-bullying week and all classes undertook artistic and project work on the theme. 6th class are trained as mediators and they assist the teachers in the junior yard daily in solving conflict and teaching younger pupils how to overcome difficulties in their relationships. 4th and 5th classes participated in an anti-bullying workshop with a facilitator from the theatre company "Sticks and Stones" and this was financed by the annual donation to the school from Ragusa Stud.

68 pupils from 3rd to 6th will be on stage for the school concert which takes place on December 10th and 11th telling the bible story of Joseph and his multi-coloured coat. Leading parts of the narrator and Joseph are being played by Heather Sammon and Joshua Burke-Hayes. The Green-school environmental committee, under the direction of Siobhan Barr, is eagerly preparing for their examination to see if we can win our second green flag for the theme "Energy". Parents are helping in this regard by logging on to the internet and providing us with their "carbon number". The committee has also been busy looking after flower beds, pots and the bird-sanctuary.

The "Armagh Rhymers" perform their annual show on November 21st and on November 19th, the staff and Board of management will have a joint meeting in the new staffroom where Gerard O'Rourke has generously donated a beautiful new kitchen which has greatly enhanced the staff meeting and planning facilities at the school. Parent/teacher meetings will take place on Novemeber 25th and 26th with the annual book week taking place in the library on the first week in Decemeber. 6th class were invited to take part in Science week in St. Kevin's Community College, Dunlavin where they assisted the older pupils in interesting experiments and had an opportunity to view the fantastic facilities now available at the college.

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