ST. BRENDAN’S ATHLETIC CLUB: Fit4Life members of the Club share their personal stories and different experiences of getting fit and embracing new challenges in recent years. We would like to hear from any of our Club members – current and past – who would like to share their experiences with the public. Please contact us on or via ​ our Facebook page ​ ​ StBrendans-AC-Ardfert ​ ​ ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 1. “More than Believing. “The reality of Faith in Paul, Mark and Luke” by Fr ​. Seamus O Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Theology in Maynooth. Saturday 28 ​th ​ November from 10.00am to 12.30pm. 2. Advent Retreat. Dec 4th – 6th, conducted by Adrian Farrelly O.P. Bookings available for either 1 or 2 days. ​ ARDFERT LOCAL HISTORY LECTURE SERIES / Sraith Léachtaí Staire Ard Fhearta 2015 / 2016 [Venue: Ardfert Retreat Centre] – Thursday, 3rd Dec. – By the Fountain at the Crossroads: songs of Irish people and places [Peter Kelly] Thursday, 28th Jan. – Ardfert witnesses at the Casement trial [Helen O’Carroll] – ​last f ew ​ bookings taken at lecture on 3rd Dec. ​if not already filled​ – limited to 50 persons ​. Thursday, 18th Feb. – Ardfert Placenames [Ciarán Dalton] Thursday, 31st March – Ardfert video & photos from the archives [Steve Baker] All commence at 8.00p.m. / Donation at door in aid of Retreat Centre. SECOND HAND BOOK SALE will take place on Sunday December 13th at Ardfert Community Centre during the Christmas Indoor Market. Proceeds from the book sale will go to Kerry Parents & Friends Association who support adults with learning disabilities & their families. All support greatly appreciated. ​HURLING AWARDS: ​ The North Kerry Hurling Board awards were presented last Friday night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All the NK Clubs were represented & Player of the Match awards were presented for the various NK competitions. Weeshie Fogarty of Radio Kerry gave a great speech where he commended all the young people & encouraged them to stay involved with their sports. St. Brendan’s U14 B Player of the Match was Darragh Courtney & his citation read as follows: Our U14 Man of the Match Darragh had an outstanding game in this year’s final, controlling the game from the middle of the field with his athleticism, strength, work rate & vision. This was the platform which we have built such a successful year on. Awards were also presented to Michelle Costello (Kerry Camogie), Brandon Barrett & Jack Goulding (All Ireland Minor Football), John Tweek Griffin & John Buckley, All Ireland Champions Kerry GAA Senior & Minor hurling Captains 2015, Lixnaw GAA Club Scór Instrumental Group. The Hall of Fame award was presented to Lixnaw man Willie O Connell who served Lixnaw well down through the years & who was a long time delegate to the NKHB. Tommy O Connor did a great job as MC for the night & everybody enjoyed the food served & meeting up again with other Clubs off the field. Copies of the North Kerry Hurling History book were also on sale on the night & are available to buy in local shops around North Kerry. ATLETICO ARDFERT ​ made it three wins from four ​last​ Sunday ​week​ , with a 3-0 win over Na Fianna FC in a solid display despite the tough conditions. Goals were scored by Steven Horan, Michael Maloney & Da ​ vid ​ Griffin. ​ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Indoor Soccer Training for Girls ​ U​ 10 and ​U​ 13 and Boys ​ U ​ 10 continues on Fridays in Ardfert Community Centre. Girls ​U1​ 0 & ​U​ 13: ​ ​ 5- 6 pm. Boys u10: 6 – 7 pm. Cost €2 per session. Shin guards are compulsory. Contact Kirstie 087-9847639 for further information. The Draughts training continues this and every Friday night for the U10s ​, U12s & U14’s in the Ardfert Community Centre at 7-8pm. This is in preparation for the 2016 Draughts Community Games competition event. Training is open to both boys and girls and no previous experience necessary. Cost is €1 per player per night. The Draughts training is very popular. Bring along a Draughts board and compete in this exciting game. For more information contact Siobhan on 087-2041283. ​ Like the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page for updates. ARDFERT PARISH OFFICE: Opening times: Tuesdays: 9.30 – 2.00; Thursdays: 9.30 – 1.30; Fridays: 9.30 – 1.30. Telephone No: 7134131. ​ Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards & a selection of other Mass cards are available from the parish office. BALLYDUFF CHRISTMAS FAIR:.Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballyduff Community Centre on Sunday November 29th from 11am – 5pm. For details contact Betty on 087-6403152 or Marie on 087-2424508.

Local notes 23/11/15
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