News in Brief from the Maine Valley

Maine Valley Notes



Course for Story Tellers and Easter Crafts at Resource Centre

Castleisland Family Resource Centre in association with Kerry Education Training Board will run a couple of interesting courses this spring.
Story Sacs is aimed at parents, grandparents, guardians or anyone who just loves telling stories to little ones.
The course will be delivered by a Kerry ETB facilitator and will run from 10am -12noon each Wednesday for four weeks from February 24th. Places are limited.
An Easter Craft course  will take place over four Monday evenings commencing on February 22nd. Places are limited and there will be a €20 charge to cover materials. To book places on these courses you’re advised to contact: 087 75 53 066

Castleisland Cards
John O’Connell sent Results of card games in Castleisland and Cordal: Results from the River Island Hotel game on Sunday night last.
1st: Denis and Geraldine O’Leary; 2nd: Denis and Fr. Michael Doherty. Ladies: Dolly McAuliffe and Norrie O’Connor. Gents: Moss Horan and Connie Keane, Sean Walsh and Dan Buckley. Mixed : Joan Nolan and Tony Fleming. Spots : Jack and Noel Murphy, Dan Reidy and Fintan Quirke, Mary and Tim Hartnett. Cards continue next Sunday night at 9pm sharp.

Cordal Resource Centre Cards
The following are the results of the card game held in the Cordal Resource Centre.
1st: Patrick O’Donoghue and Johnny O’Connell, Frank Moran and Johnny Healy. 2nd: Mike O’Connell and Tony Horgan. Ladies : Theresa Lenihan and Kitty Healy, Dolly McAulliffe and Norrie O’Connor. Gents: Dan Jones and Jimmy Brosnan. Mixed: Doreen and Ted Fitzpatrick.
Spots : Neily Shanahan and Dick Collins, Mike Geaney and Paddy Herlihy, Mike Kearney and       Mick Leahy. Cards continue on Wednesday at 9pm.

Golf Club Results
Castleisland Golf Club Results from John Manton: 18 hole stableford: 1st Patsy Sweeney h/c19 37 pts; 2nd Ethan O Reilly h/c 34 36 pts; 3rd Shane Murphy h/c20 36 pts

Campaign Poster Zero Tolerance Policy Holding
It was an innocent enough announcement at the Castleisland Chamber Alliance meeting with Election 2016 candidates a couple of weeks ago. Even so, the request by the local Tidy Towns campaigners that the town centre would be observed as a political poster-free zone has been taken as a warning by all candidates.
To date no candidate has violated the zone as the traditional rush to get the face in the place where it will be seen most continues with Friday, February 26th. galloping towards us.

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

The lotto was held in the Halfway Bar on Monday, 8th February 2016 for a jackpot of €1,600.  Numbers drawn were 2,10,13,18.  There was no winner.

Lucky Dips

1. Kathleen Riordan, Ballymac

2. Sheila and Gene Griffin, Scart Gortatlea

3. Marie McCarthy, Rathanny

4. Maurice Buyrne, Gortshanavalla,

5. Flor Walsh, c/o Tom Leen

Sellers Prize : Mary Riordan

The lotto now stands at €1700 and can be played at


Ballymac take on Ardfert at home this Sunday 21st February at 2pm in the next round of the St Brendan’s Board Senior League. Many games in the Tralee area have been dogged by poor weather and pitch conditions so please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter Accounts for further updates during the week.


Our Minors are away for their first game in the Supervalu County Minor League. They are to play Moyvane/Tarbert this Friday 19th February at 4pm weather permitting.  In the coming weeks they also have games against Churchill (h), John Mitchels (a) and Desmonds (h).  Best wishes to the team and management in this competition.


Our U16’s have their first game of the year when they travel to Castleisland on Sunday next to play Desmonds in Round 1 of the Castleisland District League.  Throw in for the game is 12noon.


Our U12 boys have their first training session of the year on Sunday next 21st February at 4.00pm in the new pitch .  Players please ensure that you bring gum shields and water .

FAOI 6 Boys and Girls

Our U6 boys and girls start their year next Sunday 21st Feb in St Brendans Hall, Ballydwyer at 11.00am.  All players bring gum shields, water and indoor runners.


Our U 14 girls have started training for Co. Competitions which will commence shortly.  The parents of any girl wishing to join this panel please contact Kieran Savage on 0872221720.


The Club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Cotter Knocknagoshel on her recent untimely death.