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March 31, 2009

Ballykelly Lotto Won

The lotto, value, €2400 was won on Monday night by Anthony Hanlon. The numbers were, 5, 8, 10, 23 The winners of the €20 were; Christy Guiney c/o P Kelly, D & S Brett c/o D Brett, Bertie Flynn c/o M Heavey, Phil Donoher c/o M Heavey, Nuala Moore c/o M Heavey. Next weeks jackpot is €1,000

March 27, 2009


There is a meeting to explore the potential future of the CYMS Hall.  The meeting is to be held in the Parish Office on 21st April at 8.30 pm.  All welcome.

March 26, 2009

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir will be holding a cake sale on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March in the parish centre after 7.30pm, 9am and 12 noon Masses. A raffle will be held for valuable prizes. The Gospel choir will sing on Sunday, March 29, at 12 noon Mass.

Monasterevin Library;
The closing date for the Easter bunny art competition is April 4th. Entry forms are available from the library.

Monasterevin AFC Soccer Club;
Senior training every Wednesday and Friday at Togher road. All welcome. Ring John at 086 8377375 for further details. Lucky 15 winner John Kaye.

Lady runners and walkers;
Any ladies up for participating in the Women's Mini Marathon on Monday, June 1, and help raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland. For a sponsorship pack call 085 162 6084 or 059 863 4642 or email kildare@specialolympics.ie

Charity Walk;
Donncha 0’Dulaing the esteemed broadcaster comes to Monasterevin on Sunday, April 5, for an historic charity walk around the 15 bridges of the town, traditionally known as the Venice of Ireland. This is in aid of funds for a very needy family in Bosnia. Ms. Patricia Keane, director of Rebuild for Bosnia organised the services of the affable RTE broadcaster.

Parish Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help;
This held every Wednesday for Lent in the Parish Church ND has drawn large attendances from the parish and surrounding areas. Next week’s speaker will be RTE broadcaster, Micheal O Muricheartaigh.

Parish Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2009;
Please note change of dates, 28 September to 7 October (9 nights ) Travel is ex-Cork direct to Tel Aviv . Cost is €1,354, accommodation in twin rooms sharing on half-board basis, dinner and breakfast. Places still available, contact the Parish office 045 525346 as soon as possble.

Monasterevin Credit Union
The latest car draw will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 5.30pm in the office. Any member not already signed up for the draw, please contact 525838 for details.

Local Draws and Lottos

Monasterevin GFC weekly draw results;
€150 Breda Kelly, seller’s prize, N. Harrison, €50 M. McCabe, M. Colgan, G. Kelly.

Parish Lotto;
Numbers drawn on 16 March 09, 13, 17, 23. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 C. Quinn, C. Byrne. C. Byrne, E. O’Donoghue, J. Kaye. Jackpot now €2,200.

Ballykelly GFC & Community Council Development lotto draw.
Numbers 16 March 01, 12, 20, 24. Jackpot not won. €20 J. Weldon, L. Dowling, A. Nea, T. Byrne, S. O’Rourke. Jackpot now €2,600.

March 18, 2009

St. Paul's Secondary School Reunion

There will be a 15 year reunion, Class of 1994, in the Hazel Hotel, on Satuday 15th August 2009.  All past members of the class and teachers are welcome.  

St. Evins Golf Society 2009 Outings

Saturday 21 March, Athy Golf club, Monday April 13, K-Club; Monday May 4, Rathsallagh GC; Monday June 1, Mount Wolsey GC; Captains Day Saturday June 11, Portarlington GC, Monday August 3, Mount Wolsey GC. Away weekend in Kilkenny September 11-12, playing in Mount Juliet and in Kilkenny GC. Sunday October 18 in Coolatin GC and the Christmas scramble will be in Mountrath GC. Best wishes to Larry McLoughlin Captain for 2009 and his committee.

Monasterevin Scouts
On Monday, 9 March, the scouts celebrated 30 years of scouting in Monasterevin. Fr Liam Merrigan celebrated Mass and the mass was followed by the investiture of cubs, scouts and leaders who will continue the good work in the years ahead. Fr Liam congratulated the founders of the unit thirthy years ago and all the leaders over the years who gave of their time to help the young. Unit leader Christy McEvoy thanked all who have supported the scouts and asked parents to become involved in the unit, he thanked all for their attendance especially, Pat Ryan one of the founding members and first unit leader also Eugene Nolan who served as a leader for many years. 

A presentation was made to Tony Kirwan for his 21 years service. Great credit is due to Christy McEvoy who has been outstanding in keeping scouting alive over 20 years. After the birthday cake was cut, all enjoyed refreshments.
Teagasc Seminar
Teagasc invite farm families and rural dwellers to an important seminar on 'Idea and Income Generation in food and rural tourism'. This seminar will be of special interest to small food producers and rural tourism providers who are already in business or for those exploring diversification options. Venue: the Hazel hotel, Monasterevin, on Tuesday, 24 March, from 8 to 10pm. For further information please contact Cindy Mahon, Teagasc,059 8631719 or 086 2811698.
Monasterevin Library competition
Easter bunny art competition will be run by Monasterevin Library. Closing date is April 4 and entry forms are available are available at the library.

Blood Donation Clinic
The blood Transfusion services will be in the GAA Pavillion Monasterevin on Wednesday 18 March from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and in the CYMS Hall Kildare on Thursday 19 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and on Friday 20 from11am to 3.00pm.
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
There will be an information night held in Lumville House, Curragh, on Friday 20 March at 8pm. All welcome.

St Paul's Secondary school
Completed application forms for enrolment to St Pauls must be submitted to the secretary before Friday 20 March.
Parents Council of St Paul's School will be collecting at all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 March, to raise funds for school equipment. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Parish News
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje May 16 for 7 nights cost n669. Group leader, John Earley, Spiritual Director Fr OSullivan. Contact Newbridge Travel, 045 446522.

Parish Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Wednesday during Lent in St Peter & Paul's Church. Mass at 7.30pm. Guest Speaker on 18 March Fr Liam Lawton, 25 March Rotimi Adebari, Mayor of Portlaoise.

Local Draws and Lottos
Monasterevin GFC: weekly draw results €150 Paddy Murphy. Seller's prize V. Kennedy, €50 C. McLoughlin, E. O'Connor, J. Byrne.

Parish Lotto: numbers drawn on 10 March 02, 07, 16, 22. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 F. McDonald, R. Kennedy, J. Flaherty, G. Donoher, M. Sheehan. Jackpot now €2,000.

Ballykelly GFC & Community Council development lotto draw: Numbers drawn on 9 March 01, 12, 20, 24. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 Julie Weldon c/o E Weldon, Lynn Dowling c/o M Dowling, Ann Nes c/o P Pender, Tobler Byrne c/o E o Rourke, Sophie O Rourke c/o PJ Brennan. Next weeks jackpot E2,400

March 11, 2009

Rosglas Hurling Club

Texas Hold-em night in the Hazel hotel on Friday, March 13, at 7pm. Tickets cost €50 and are available from Jerry 086 8635152, Johnny 087 1205997 or any committee member. First prize of €1,000, plus a prize for everyone at top table.

Historical society
Monasterevin historical society's agm takes place on Thursday, April 16, at 8.30pm in the Council Hall, Main Street, Monasterevin. All welcome, new members are especially wanted. Anyone interested in history and heritage are encouraged to attend.

Monasterevin Knitting Club
The co-ordinator would like to thank the local businesses for their sponsorship of a 10-week knitting project. Anyone interested in sponsoring the club please contact Deidre, 087 28980450.

There will be a new Aikido Club opening in Monasterevin for over 18s only. This is a traditional Japanese defensive martial art program to be held on Monday nights. Contact Patrick at 087 6922583.

Monasterevin Og G.f.c.
Training/coaching for U.8s, U.10s,and under 12s has resumed for 2009 and takes place on Friday at 7pm under lights. New members are welcome.

This open to men and women and is held in the Riverside cafe, Supervalu shopping centre, Rathangan road, every Wednesday from 6-7pm. Ring Michelle at 086 4077346.

School Collection
Scoil Bhride, Lackagh, are holding a Church gate collection on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March in aid of school equipment fund. Your support would be appreciated.

Monasterevin AFC Soccer Club
Senior training for 2009, Summer season is on every Wednesday at 7.30pm and Friday at 7pm at Togher road. All welcome.

Parish News
The Parish Novena continues every Wednesday during Lent. Mass at 7.30pm and a well known speaker each week.

Parish radios for the housebound parishioners are available from the Parish office, phone 045 525346.

Arthritis Ireland ‘Get your joints in motion walking challenge’. Walk can be either 2.5 km or 5km and takes place in the Phoenix park at 12 noon on Sunday 2 May 2009. Phone 01 6618188 or www.arthritisireland.ie

Local Draws and Lottos

Ballykelly GFC& Community Council development lotto draw, 2 March 01,15,16,21. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 E. Byrne, S & N ORourke, J. Weldon, N. Daly, T. McDonnell. Jackpot now €2,200

Monasterevin GFC: draw results €150 Pascal Whelan, sellers prize P.Whelan, €50 J.Melia, A.Harrison, J.Harrison.

Monasterevan Credit Union members’ car draw will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 5.30pm in the Credit Union office. Please contact the office for details on joining.

Parish lotto: 3 March 07,09,15,29. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 Q. Duffy, S. Sharpe, J. McHale, T. Graham, M. Holligan. Jackpot now €1,800.