EVA AND MATTY MAKE THE GRADE
Eva Kealy, Closh, Ballon was a pivotal member of the DCU team which contested the Women’s Rugby Division 1 College final on Wednesday 21 March in Buccaneers RFC in Athlone. Unfortunately, her side lost out to UL (University College Limerick) in a closely contested final which was a powerful demonstration of Women’s Rugby.Eva has been playing rugby with Tullow RFC since she was U15
Meanwhile Cuchulainn Rounders Club player Matty Dowling was on the Leinster panel in the Inter-Provincial championship on Sunday 25 March in Athlone where Leinster became champions for 2018.
QUIZ TEAM RECORD HAT-TRICK OF WINS
The victorious Ballon/Rathoe team in the U14 Carlow Community Games table quiz- (l-r); Ruth O’Byrne, Edel Morrissey, Ben O’Gorman, Roisin Morrissey, Roisin Connolly and Emer Deacon.
CHESS TEAM WIN THE GOLD MEDALS
The Ballon/Rathoe U13 chess team, winners of the Carlow Community Games championship- Back (l-r); Eoin Doyle, Brian Maher, James Hogan and Danny Gibson. Front (l-r); James McDermott-Walsh, Michael Butler and Dara Connolly.
EDEL PUBLISHES SPIRITUAL SELF-HELP BOOK
Edel Kearney, Raheen-Killane, Ballon has published her first spiritual self-help book ‘From Wreck to Wonderful Wholeness’. In the book Edel shares her inspirational personal journey, detailing how she over-came her demons and found fulfilment, happiness and wholeness by harnessing the energies of mind, body and especially soul. Edel is an alumnus of Carlow College, and has an MA in Applied Christian Spirituality from Dublin City University and currently lives in Lourdes, France. Published in the US by Resource Publications, copies of her book can currently be purchased on-line at Amazon.com and from Eason’s Book shop, Fair Green Shopping Centre, Carlow. Our picture shows Edel (right) with fellow author Bernadette Flanagan, at the launch of ‘From Wreck to Wonderful Wholeness’, in the Winding Stair bookshop, Dublin on 6 January.