Monaghan LEADER is supporting Social Enterprise Training programme

Monaghan LEADER is supporting the delivery of a Social Enterprise Training programme which will commence with a one day workshop event on Monday 23 October in the Iontas Centre Castleblayney.

This FREE one day workshop will introduce you to how to develop a social enterprise in your community and offer you the opportunity to participate in a training programme which will be delivered over the coming months. We are working with CramdenTECH who are our training facilitators for this programme. 

All enquiries should be directed to Caroline Egan from CramdenTECH immediately. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 087-2194541 before October 19th to book a place!

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ANOTHER QUIZ BOOK FROM STEPHEN DUFFY

DSC 0473Local quiz man Stephen Duffy has produced his third quiz book and its available to buy locally. Stephen who has a passion for quizzes has been making up questions for clubs, schools and groups for over twenty years and his new book entitled “A Quiz Book for All” is exactly that. Available in all local shops in Ballybay, Castleblayney, Carrickmacross and Eason’s in Monaghan and Cavan it is aimed at family homes, school classrooms, quizmasters and activity co-ordinators. Stephen also received a massive endorsement when Dragons Den Gavin Duffy tweeted “If you are setting or participating in quizzes this book by Stephen Duffy (no relation) is a great resource. At €10 its excellent value and like in previous years it would make a great Christmas present. A copy of the book is also available courtesy of Stephen in the library.

Stephen Duffy presenting two copies of his new book A Quiz Book for All to Ballybay Librarian Matthew Murphy.

GERRY PROMISING SIX HOURS OF MUSIC AND DANCING

Gerry Mc Elroy’s annual fundraising dance takes place on Saturday 25th November and this year Gerry is promising six hours of music and dancing. Once again Lisdoonan Community Centre will be the venue for an evening which will kick off at 8pm. First up DJ Stefan will warm up the audience from 8pm until 10pm and then Longford Legend Mick Flavin will take to the stage and play until midnight. At 12 another Longford Legend Declan Nearney will complete the night with another two hours of great music. All of this will cost just €15 and all the proceeds will be in aid of local Senior Citizens Groups. Supper will be served at 12am so you can keep your energy levels up for the late run in. Tickets are available from Gerry’s Take Away in Ballybay. More details next week.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Gerry’s Prepared Veg and Take Away present their annual senior citizens Christmas Party in Lisdoonan Community Centre on Friday 24th November. Admission to the event is free and will include a four course meal followed by dancing to Dermot Mc Connell. The evening kicks off at 7pm. Tickets for the night are available from Gerry’s in Main Street, Ballybay.

MARTINA STUART TO RUN DUBLIN MARATHON

Local lady Martina Stuart is running the Dublin Marathon on Sunday 29th October. As Martina runs the 26 miles she will be raising funds for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland. This is a non-profit organisation which offers support to anyone who has been affected by the passing of a baby during or after pregnancy. Anyone interested in making a donation towards Martina’s efforts can do so at most local shops.

OCTOBER RETREAT

Cuan Mhuire will be the venue for a retreat on October 21st and 22nd. This retreat will be lead by Father Brian Kavanagh and will the theme ‘Happiness’. More details to follow shortly.

THE LATE TOMMY MC CUDDEN

It is with deep regret that we report the sad passing of Tommy Mc Cudden. Tommy hailed from Killeevan but had a hardware business in the town and played football for the Pearse Brothers as well as the County. Tommy was buried in Newtownbutler on Monday last.

CHRIST CHURCH BALLYBAY

A great big thank you to Charlie Mills for giving such an inspiring sermon at our Harvest thanksgiving last Sunday the 8th of October. Also a huge thank you to the Ballybay country gospel singers for their truly glorious music, so uplifting, it was a lovely service.
A date for your diaries...on Thursday 16th November at 8 pm sharp Christ Church are holding a Seasonal Supper Suggestions Cookery Demonstration in the church hall hosted by Astrid Moffett. This event is in aid of church repair funds and should be a very eventful evening indeed, one not to be missed! Tickets €10 each.

LATTON CENTENARY GALA BALL

The Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centenary Gala Ball takes place in The Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney on Sunday 29th October. Celebrating 100 years of Latton GAA activities, great memories will be recalled, as old acquaintanaces are renewed and a vision for the next 100 years is presented. This is an occasion for everyone with any association to the O'Rahilly's Club not to miss. Players, former players, supporters (at home and away, all team mentors, juvenile parents etc, the" O'Rahilly Club is at the Heart of our Community, the excellence's of the facilities are available to all of our people, the range of activities provided from the O'Rahilly facilities offers, activities, friendship and a sense of pride to everyone in the area, young and old. Sunday 29th October gives everyone the occasion to celebrate the Clubs great achievements, honour the hard work of so many over the 100 years to give us what we have. To attend this Centenary Celebration is an opportunity we will not have again, so for your seat/ticket, please contact any club executive member or Ken Farmer on 087-2476176.

The Gala Ball evening will commence with a Wine Reception at 6pm and Banquet Dinner at 7pm. There will be a Centenary Exhibition, Complimentary Photo Memento, Personal Mementos of the Occasion, Auction and Raffle with Music from the Rubber Ducks. Formal Dress.

All who have reserved Tables/Individual Tickets/Couple or number of Ticket ,can Collect and Pay for tickets from the O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre on TUESDAY NEXT,17th October from 7.30pm to 9pm.All please note-tickets must be paid for at time of collection. Dress Suits for Gala Ball are available to hire at concessionary price's from E & M Stores, Cootehill.

CHARITY NIGHT FOR CANCER SOCIETY

Local lady Lorraine Duffy will soon be forty but instead of having a big bash at home Lorraine has decided to have her head shaved for the Ballybay Cancer Society. The night will take place on Saturday 4th November – more details next week.

GIVE BLOOD

There will be a blood donation clinic in Ballybay on Thursday 12th October. The clinic will be located behind the Community College and will run from 4-30pm until 8pm. Further information is available at https://www.giveblood.ie/

TULLYCORBET YOUTH CLUB

A Public Meeting to discuss the re-establishment of Tullycorbet Youth Club for children aged 10 and over will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday 10th October at 8pm. Alan Ryan from Youth Work Ireland will be in attendance.

INFORMATION MORNING

Monaghan Integrated Development CLG are celebrating 21 years in existence. As part of their celebrations they will be hosting an information morning today 5th October. From 10am until 12noon. The venue is Birch Court and everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat and a cup of tea.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING

Christ Church Ballybay are having their Harvest Thanksgiving Service this Sunday the 8th October at 3:30pm, guest Speaker Mr Charlie Mills, music by Ballybay country gospel group, refreshments served in the church hall afterwards, all very welcome.

ANNUAL ROAD RACE

Ballybay Wetlands Running Club’s Annual Road Race will take place on Sunday 15th October at 11.00am from Ballybay Recreation Centre Ballybay. Please note change of venue from last year’s run and also it will be a 5K run this year unlike previous years where it was a 5miler this is due to circumstances beyond our control. It is a relatively flat route and part of the Monaghan Distance AA League. Plenty of prizes on the day.

SOCIAL CLUB

Ballybay Social Club holds their second meeting of the new season on Friday 13 October in Cuan Mhuire starting from 11.30am. Everyone is invited, just turn up and you`ll be made welcome. Lunch is served after elevenses and there`ll be the usual free draws, entertainment and time to chat together with old friends and make new ones. All for €6. Any queries call, 086 0660 270.

CAMERA CLUB UPDATE

Recently Dolores Maguire enquired if anyone locally was interested in setting up a Camera Club in the town. Over 20 people got in touch however after much discussion it was decided that because a lot of people are already posting some of their favourite photos on the excellent Ballybay & its People facebook page that those interested in photography can post on that page. It is hoped that at the end of November an exhibition could take place of pictures posted. If anyone is interested in buying any of the images they can contact the photographer directly.

JOHN PAUL 11 AWARD

Are you in Transition Year or above? Would you like to get involved in a nationally recognised youth award that enables you to get involved in your Parish and Local Community? If so then come along to the Pope John Paul 11 award information evening on Wednesday 11th October in the confraternity Rooms from 8pm until 9pm.

NEW DATE FOR GOLF CLASSIC

Due to the Senior Championship semi final replay taking place last Saturday the Golf Classic has now been postponed to Saturday 21 October. Other than the date, everything else is the same and those with tee times booked will be contacted by a member of the organising committee. The Pearse Brothers would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

BIBLE CLUB AND GOSPEL MEETING

The 'Rockcorry Children's Bible Club' for Primary School children takes place on Thursday 5th October from 6 - 7pm in Rockcorry Presbyterian Church hall. Bring a friend or two with you. Bible lessons, quizzes, singing, games and refreshments. Organised by Ronnie and Carey Killops, Faith Mission. Then on Friday there will be a Gospel Meeting in the Faith Mission Hall, Bushford, Rockcorry 2017 at 8pm. All welcome. Plan to come, and bring a friend. Refreshments afterwards.

BALLYBAY BROWNIE GUIDES

Parents should note that Ballybay Brownie Guides will start again, after summer break, on Thursday 12th October at usual place and time.

COUNTY SEMI FINAL REPLAY

There was heartbreak for Ballybay on Saturday as they lost to Scotstown in the county semi-final replay. The blues now face Magheracloone in the county final. Full reports in the sports pages of the Northern Standard.

OCTOBER RETREAT

Cuan Mhuire will be the venue for a retreat on October 21st and 22nd. This retreat will be lead by Father Brian Kavanagh and will the theme ‘Happiness’. More details to follow shortly.

CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION

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At a Culture Night session last Friday certificates were presented to all Tullycorbet CCÉ members who took the London College of Music Examinations in Irish Traditional Music in May of this year. The branch is very proud of the brilliant results that were achieved by all who took the exam.

CHERNOBYL CHILDRENS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

This weekend at all masses in Tullycorbet, Ballybay and Ballintra there will be a church gate collection in aid of the children out in Chernobyl, so please dig deep into pockets and give as much as you can for this worthy cause. Many thanks!

WALKING CLUB

The Ballybay Walking club continues to meet every Tuesday. They meet in the Town Park at 7pm and new members are always welcome. It’s a great way to meet new friends, get some exercise and help with your mental health.

LOURDES DANCE

The annual parish dance in aid of the Lourdes Invalid fund will take place on Friday 13th October. The venue will be the Pearse Brothers centre and tickets will soon be available for purchase.

COUNTY SEMI FINAL REPLAY

For long periods last Sunday it looked like Ballybay were on their way to the county final. At one stage they led Scotstown by 8 points however the boys in blue battled back and forced a replay with a very late goal. The replay has been scheduled for Clontibret on Saturday. The winner will play Magheracloone who had a 4-12 to 1-18 win over Latton.

FATHER FLYNN FOR LOUGH DERG

The national and internationally renowned pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal is to have a new Prior. As part of the Clogher Diocesan Changes announced on Monday by the Diocesan Administrator, Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, the present Parish Priest of Ballybay (Tullycorbet), Co Monaghan, is to take over the role on 1 October. He will also be the Administrator of the Parish of Pettigo. Fr Flynn will succeed Fr Owen J McEneaney, who has held both roles since 2013 and who has been appointed Parish Priest of Ballybay (Tullycorbet) in place of Fr Flynn. Fr McEneaney previously served in Ballybay during the 1980s following his ordination. We all wish Fr. Flynn every good wish in his new role and we look forward to welcoming Fr. Mc Eneaney back to our parish.

LOCAL WRITERS PLAY PREMIERS IN DUBLIN

“Melt” written by Ballybay playwright Shane Mac an Bhaird will premier in the Smock Alley Theatre during next week’s Dublin Theater Festival. The Festival website describes the play as follows:

A world premiere production, Melt is about the folly of humankind, our Icarus-like ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and the damage we do ourselves and our world in the process.

Its setting is the Antarctic – the last great wilderness, the edge of the known world, the one relatively uncontaminated territory. Into this idyllic landscape is catapulted the gloriously anarchic Boylan, a pioneering Irish ecologist gone rogue. As the play opens, he is joined by Cook, a young scientist who is strung between his professional ambitions and his romantic longing for the mysterious Dr Hansen – Boylan’s ex-wife.

And then there is Veba, the strange female Boylan captures and brings up from the sub-glacial lake.

Melt is a funny, sophisticated fairytale that explores the human condition, acknowledges its fragility and takes the audience on a jaunt to the edge of the abyss”.

Shane’s father is Desmond Ward, and mother is Sinead Hogan, both of whom are lecturers in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He went to Loughmourne National School and then attended Our Lady's Castleblaney Secondary School. ‘Melt’ is Shane’s fourth play and runs from tonight Thursday 28th September until 8th October.

PINK RIBBON DAY

The annual Pink Ribbon Day will take place in the town on Friday 6th October. A variety of items will be on sale throughout the town. Your usual very generous support for this event would be very much appreciated. All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.

Peace IV Funding

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Small Grants Programme

Monaghan LCDC Peace IV Small Grants programme is now open.

If you have an idea for a project that you wish to discuss with us we are holding a couple of drop in sessions. You will have an opportunity to discuss your project with us, and to ask any queries you may have.

28th September 2017, 6pm, YWCA, Y-Zone, Monaghan
29th September 2017, 2.30pm, Iontas, Castleblayney

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TULLYCORBET TEACHER HAS A HAND IN CHARITY SINGLE

Tullycorbet lady Claire Mc Adam is a teacher at Colaiste Chill Mhantain in County Wicklow. During a workshop with Irish Singer/Songwriter Luan Parle, Claire’s students wrote and recorded the charity single 'Your Love Still Guides My Way'. The single will be released tomorrow Friday 22nd September. The Official Video is live NOW...check it out via this link —https://www.facebook.com/colaistecm/videos/1441726925911405/ or Pre-Order the single TODAY on iTunes from the following link:
https://www.apple.com/itunes/
All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Heart Foundation and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. I’ve had a listen and it’s a cracking song and deserves to do well. There are some very gifted and talented singers and musicians in the class. Well done Claire.

CULTURE NIGHT SESSION

As part of Culture Night there will be a session in Tullycorbett Community Centre tonight at 8pm. Recently crowned All Ireland champions Colm Mc Mahon and Mark Tomany will be among the many musicians who will be performing. Certificates will also be presented to those who recently took the LCM exam.

BALLYBAY GIRL GUIDES and LADYBIRDS

Ballybay Girl Guides and Ballybay Ladybird Guides will recommence this Thursday 21st September at the usual times. Please note the Ballybay Brownies will NOT be starting for a couple of weeks yet but parents will be informed of the opening date in due course.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Any local children who participated in the Library Summer Reading Challenge should leave their completed reading cards back. All those left back in time will have a chance to win tickets to Tayto Park.

OCTOBER RETREAT

Cuan Mhuire will be the venue for a retreat on October 21st and 22nd. This retreat will be lead by Father Brian Kavanagh and will the theme ‘Happiness’. More details to follow shortly.

WALKING GROUP RESUMES

The Walking Group has resumed after the summer and will continue in the Town Park every Tuesday evening at 7pm. This group is open to males and females and if the interest is there then an extra night (Thursday) will be added. Please try and get there before 7pm and if you have a high vis vest please take it along.

GOLF CLASSIC

Ballybay Pearse Brothers will host a gold classic at Clones Golf Club on Saturday 30th September. There will be €2000 worth of prizes at the Drury Centra sponsored event. Entry to the classic costs just €140 per team.

BOWLS

There is just one final to be played on the outdoor bowling green and that is one of the most important  as it is what we play for all year namely the league final. Cootehill will play Corcaghan at a date still to be decided owing to the Corcaghan team being on extended holiday.This past week saw two finals decided when Ballybay White took on Clontibret with the later winning by three shots and so capture the outdoor cup for another year.The Town Tournament was played last Thursday evening between Murnane’s and the Soda Barrell with Patricia Mc Cabe from the Soda barrel securing the shield for the first time. The presentation took place afterwards in the club pavilion when Patricia said they were all so pleased to compete in the tournament. On Tuesday the Bowling Green played host to over 20 special needs persons which went on for two hours, with all saying that they enjoyed the experience very much. This will take place each Tuesday in September from 11am until 1pm. We hope that some of our members will turn out to help on their days.The indoor bowling will start on Monday 18th September at 7-45pm in the usual venue. Our Chairperson Angela Rutledge hopes there will be some new members.

BIBLE CLUB

The Rockcorry Children’s Bible Club for primary school children will recommence on Thursday 21st September between 6pm and 7pm in Rockcorry Presbyterian Church hall. Bring a friend or two with you. Bible lessons, quizzes, singing, games and refreshments. Organised by Ronnie and Carey Killops, Faith Mission

COUNTY FINAL – LOCAL AFFAIR?

Could this year’s county final be a local affair? On Sunday 24th September Ballybay will play Scotstown and Latton will meet Magheracloone in the county senior semi finals. Both local sides had good wins at the weekend to secure their last four places. Ballybay beat Truagh 1-14 to 0-12 while Latton had just a single point to spare over Castleblayney winning 0-9 to 0-8. Full details of the games are available in the sports pages.

MARY’S TEA RAISES OVER €14, 000

The recent tea day and quiz sheets organized by Mary Mc Mahon raised a fantastic sum of €14, 700. The proceeds were presented to the Ballybay Cancer Society in Liam Smyth’s last Friday night. A big thank you to all who either helped or supported the events.

HARVEST SERVICE

There will be a Harvest Service in Rockcorry Presbyterian  Church Sunday 17th September 2017 at 3.30pm.  Everyone welcome and refreshments afterwards. Plan to come and bring friends and family.

SET DANCERS ON TV

Well done to the young Tullycorbett set dancers who appeared on TG4’s ‘An Ril Deal’ on Sunday night last. The dancing was recorded in May and while all the youngsters were eagerly awaiting the broadcast they can all hold their heads high for a super performance on the night.

WALKING GROUP RESUMES

The Walking Group has resumed after the summer and will continue in the Town Park every Tuesday evening at 7pm. This group is open to males and females and if the interest is there then an extra night (Thursday) will be added. Please try and get there before 7pm and if you have a high vis vest please take it along.

KENNY WINS CAPTAINS PRIZE

Kenny Farrelly was the winner of the Ballybay Golf Society Captain’s Day event with a fantastic score of 46. Captain David Lennon presented Kenny with his prize. The win was a great birthday present for the popular Kenny.

South Monaghan Adult Literacy Service

Classes available through the Adult Literacy Service are as follows:

  • One to one and/or group support available in Reading, Writing, Spelling or Maths skills
  • Unaccredited including IPAD Classes; Intro to IT; Internet Safety; Arts &Crafts
  • Accredited programmes at QQI Levels 3 and 4 includingCommunications, Maths, Career Planning, Team-skills, Retails Skills, ITSkills.
  • ESOL – English to Speakers of other Languages up to QQI Level 3

ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE*

Classes run both daytime and evening throughout County Monaghan

For more information contact Michael Donohoe, FET Co-ordinator on 087 –6526648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See timetable of classes available here 

Monaghan LEADER Funding Economic/Enterprise Opportunities

The Monaghan LEADER programme is announcing that the funding call for Economic/Enterprise projects is open on a rolling call basis. The Monaghan LEADER programme is announcing that the funding call for Economic/Enterprise projects is open on a rolling call basis.  You are invited to attend a public information event on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7.00pm in the Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.  There will be presentations by Monaghan LEADER staff on the application process, the rates of aid available and scoring criteria for applicants.  Guest speakers, who are past recipients of LEADER economic/enterprise funding, will also provide an insight into what is required to develop a successful LEADER enterprise project.  For further information about the Economic/Enterprise Development and Job Creation funding and planned event, please visit: www.midl.ie/index.php/leader/leader-economic-enterprise-development-job-creation-call.   If you wish to attend this FREE event, please confirm the names of those wishing to attend by telephoning 042 97 49500 (places are limited).  Thank you for your interest in Monaghan LEADER.

EUROPEAN SILVER FOR NEIL

Local man Neil O Sullivan has won a European silver medal at the Japanese Karate Shotokan Federation championships which were held in Belgium last weekend. Neil took second place in the individual event and then to top his weekend off he was part of the Irish team which claimed a bronze medal. Neil has been involved in Shotokan Karate since 1987 with many of his formative training years in the Karate Union of Ireland under Tommy McGrane Sensei.  Over the past 30 years he has trained with some of the world’s top Shotokan Sensei’s: Enoeda, Kanazawa, Okazaki, Yaguchi, Kawasoe, Sherry and Brennan. He has also regularly represented both club and country, competing nationally and internationally.  He has been National Champion twice and Shotokan Open winner twice.  He represented Ireland in ESKA in Poland in 2005, in the JKA World Championships in Sydney in 2006, in London in 2008, in Austria in 2009, in Germany in 2010 and Poland in 2011. Neil is the founder and teacher at Ballybay karate club and also teaches in Culloville.

BOWLS

The Ballybay team gave a good account of themselves when they competed in the Champion of Champions in Omagh on Saturday last. There was no silverware to take home this year but all the players said they enjoyed the experience of competing on grass and in beautiful sunny conditions. Winner of the singles was Enniskillen with Dungannon taking the pairs. The Letterkenny team had a one shot win over an in form Enniskillen team to take the rinks title. All present were treated to a very nice and welcoming meal in their club pavilion at the end of play. The secretary Janet Brown from Enniskillen said that the AGM of the Border Counties Bowling Association will take place in the Omagh Pavilion on Thursday 28th September at 7-30pm. At least 2 members from each club are expected to attend.Back on the home front will see us hosting bowling for special needs on the four Tuesdays in September from 11am until 1pm. Our members are asked to attend to give instruction and help with the bowling.Our Chairperson Angela Rutledge of the Indoor Bowling said we will be starting the new season on Monday 18th September at 7-45pm in the usual venue.

LOURDES DANCE

The annual parish dance in aid of the Lourdes Invalid fund will take place on Friday 13th October. The venue will be the Pearse Brothers centre and tickets will soon be available for purchase.

U16 SUCCESS

The local U16 team known as St. Patrick’s won the county league final last Friday night. The foundation for the win was a fine first half performance which seen the locals lead at the break 2-6 to 0-5. Magheraclone did stage a mini comeback in the second half but the locals held on for a 2-13 to 2-8 victory.

MASS AT CARGA

The annual mass at Carga Mass Rock will take place on Sunday 17th September. Mass will begin at 9-30am and everyone is welcome.

CHAMPIONSHIP DEFEAT

Last Saturday Ballybay were beaten in Round 2A of the championship by Magheracloone. Played in Clontibret the Mitchells edged the game 0-15 to 0-14. Full match report in the sports pages.

DO YOU HAVE NEWS

Do you have any news that you would like considered for the Ballybay news page. If so you can contact Paul at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0861703640.

VARIETY CONCERT SUCCESS

The recent Variety Concert held on 12th August in Tullycorbet was a major success. Organised locally and featuring a magnificent cast of local storytellers, musicians, comedians and dancers – the event raised a whopping €7000 for the Ballybay Cancer Society. The organisers would like to thank most sincerely everyone who participated and everyone who supported the event. Sally Mc Aviney accepted the cheque on behalf of the Ballybay Cancer Society.

IRISH DANCING

Irish dancing returns to Tullycorbet on Thursday 7th September. There will be two sessions each night. At 6-15pm it will the turn of beginners and U8’s while at 7pm dancing for all others will commence.

GOSPEL MEETING

Everyone is welcome to a Gospel Meeting in the Faith Mission Hall, Bushford, Rockcorry on Friday 1st September 2017 at 8pm . This meeting is organised by Ronnie & Carey Killops of the Faith Mission. All welcome. Plan to come, and bring a friend. Refreshments afterwards.

FRANK'S CHARITY PARTY

Latton O'Rahilly G.A.A. Centre is the place to be on Saturday 9th September as Monaghan I.F.A. host Frank's Charity Party, on the occasion of the illustrious Frank Brady's 60th Birthday. Frank's multitude of friends from the farming and agricultural sectors, his football and hurling GAA worldwide friends,  neighbours and family will gather to celebrate this great milestone for Frank and to raise funds for SOSAD,ALZHEIMERS & DOWN SYDROME. Doors open from 7.30pm. M.C. on the night is Sean McCaffrey, with a draw for all attending on the night for All-Ireland Football Final Tickets from Monaghan GAA. There will also be numerous special guests from the G.A.A./I.F.A./Broadcasting & Media and entertainment world making appearances. There will also be a Pig on the Split, Draws with fabulous prizes and lots more. Tickets available from I.F.A. members and local outlets-so Latton's the place to be on Saturday 9th September from 7.30pm for Frank's Charity Party.

WELL DONE STEPHEN

Last week we mentioned a number of individuals from the area who were successful at the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Well apologies to Stephen Mc Mahon who was ommitted. Stephen was part of the senior 8 hand team which claimed 2nd overall.

DO YOU HAVE NEWS

Do you have any news that you would like considered for the Ballybay news page. If so you can contact Paul at either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0861703640.

FREE WIFI ACCESS AT LIBRARY

Did you know that you can access WIFI at Ballybay library for FREE during library opening hours? You just need to be a member of the library, which is a very simple process and is FREE too.
Ballybay Library is open Monday & Thursday 5-8pm and Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. If you need further information contact Rosemary at 0429741256 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.