Ballyhahill N.S. is celebrating. Yes, the quiz team came 3rd out of a total of 50 teams in the National Finals of the Credit Union School’s Quiz at the RDS last Sunday! It was the first time a team representing Estuary Credit Union and Scoil Naomh Mhuire reached the National Finals. Orlaith McSweeney, Paul O’Donnell and Aaron & Daragh Murphy were joint first up to the last two rounds so great credit is due to this group who had prepared so well, even going in to school for some time over the Easter holidays to prepare.

Gerard Barrett goes from strength to strength. He featured in the John Murray show during last week and his film Pilgrim Hill will be shown in Listowel cinema starting this this Friday @ 8.15 pm. No doubt, anybody who has not seen it yet will be glad to get a chance to see it.

The Clounleharde School Reunion committee is giving one last chance to anybody who has not yet responded to the invitation to attend the reunion on June 29th. If names are not in by Friday 26th April they will not be included in the sit-down meal. The cost of the meal plus a marquee and sundry expenses comes to €20 per person. Naturally, anybody can come along on the night and meet up in the pub for the music and banter which is bound to follow. The members would like to get any photographs which were taken in the school please. All these will be displayed on the night. Thanks to those who have already submitted photos and monies.

Killeaney Lotto now stands at €8,300. The numbers drawn last Sunday night in Moore’s were 7-15-23 -24. Raymond Brouder Jnr won the House draw. €80 went to Tricia Brouder, €30 to Pat Mulvihill, €20 to Mike and Cathal Cummane, €20 each to Mary Barrett and Maria Wallace. Five free tickets to Elsie Mahony and Patsy Connolly and the Promoters prize went to Carmel Murphy. Next week’s draw is in the Magpie Bar in Glin. All support is appreciated.

Saturday night Mass is now celebrated in Ballyhahill Church at 6pm and Sunday morning’s Mass is at 10 pm in Loughill.