Archive for December, 2015
AFTERNOON TEA, A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL. This extra special event with hot punch reception, a selection of sweet and savoury delights and an afternoon of entertainment will take place on Sunday Feb 7 at the Community Resource Centre. Tickets are €15 each. Gift cards available. In order to avoid disappointment contact Eithne at 087 6487807 to order the last few tickets.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL DANCE will take place in Doon Community Centre on Monday December 28 at 9pm. Music by Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry. Adm. €8. Bar extension on the night. All are welcome.
BALLYBROWN SCHOOL NEWS: Limerick footballer Peter Nash visited Ballybrown NS to present medals to the members of the boys Under 13 team that won the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol title in October. Peter spoke about the value of working hard, enjoying all sports, perseverance, giving of your best and the importance of Healthy Eating. He is an excellent role model for our young players. A special word of thanks to Mr Lordan and Mr Hodnett for the time and effort they put into coaching the team.
45 DRIVE: The weekly 45 card drive in aid of the Ballybrown Community Resource Centre continues each Thursday night at 8.45pm and your support would be greatly appreciated. The winners for Thursday December 10 were as follows: 1st prize, €100 went to Eugene Quinn and Gerry Moran with 10 games while Anna Roberts and Mary Kenny took second prize, €60 with 8 games. The table prize went to Junior Hogan and Jimmy McNamara.
Raffle ; 1st / €30 Mary Murphy, 2nd/ €20 Margaret O’Brien, 3rd/ €20 Junior Hogan, 4th/ €10 Eugene Quinn, 5th/ €10 Gerry Moran and 6th/ €10 Richard Kennedy.
We are expecting a big turnout next Thursday December 17 for our Christmas 45 Drive. There will be loads of prizes so please come along and we guarantee a great night out for just €5, and of course bring a friend. If you don’t have a partner don’t worry we will sort you out on the night. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our supporters. We will be taking a break after the 17th for the Christmas Holidays and the 45 drive will resume in 2016 on January 7 at 8.45. Why not make it your new years resolution to come to the cards on a Thursday night. Thanks.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Art Competition – We had 37 brilliant artists take part in our annual art competition on Friday December 11 in the Resource Centre. Art work has now gone to be judged. Draughts will finish up for the Christmas break this Wednesday December 16 and will resume again in the New Year.
GOAL MILE: Once again the Goal Mile will be taking place at 12 noon on Christmas Day from the Community Resource Centre. Run, walk, jog and donate to Goal.
AFTERNOON TEA, A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL. This extra special event with hot punch reception, a selection of sweet and savory delights and an afternoon of entertainment will take place on Sunday Feb 7 at the Community Resource Centre – Tickets are €15 each. We have limited availability and tickets are in huge demand. Gift cards available. In order to avoid disappointment contact Eithne at 087 6487807 to book your place.
BALLYBROWN N.S. NEWS: Officers of Ballybrown NS Parents Association paid a visit to the school last week to present a cheque for €1220 to Principal Joe Lyons and Deputy Principal Sheila Hayes. ‘The money will be put to good use,’ said Joe. ‘We have purchased a very special Educational set of Lego which be enjoyed by children for years to come. We have also used the money to pay for bus trips for Junior and Senior Infants classes to see a production of “Cinderella” in the Lime Tree Theatre while children from First to Fourth classes visited the Concert Hall in UL to attend a performance by the Cork Pops Orchestra.’
‘Children love to attend live performances’, said Ms Hayes, ‘but the cost of a bus in addition to tickets for the event can be expensive for parents. The Parents Association in the school has been very supportive for many years.’
The Parents Association also organised teams of parents to coordinate sales when the Annual Book Fair took place last Thursday and Friday, thus allowing children and parents to do some early Christmas shopping while also adding to the school’s store of books.