Ballymun Kickhams G.A.C
A message from Gerry our juvenile coach: Halloween Camp on 1st and 2nd of November (Wednesday & Thursday) in St Kevin's from 10-1. Nursery on as normal this Saturday morning in both St Kevin's and Trinity Comp. No nursery Saturday 4th of November. For more information, call or text Gerry on +353 (87) 411 6544
Your club needs you! Is there anybody out there in social media land that can help us in our hour of need? We need to get use of a “cherry picker” or similar heights access vehicle so we can hang flags in Ballymun plaza as soon as possible! Day or evening! You would be helping out our bid to turn the community red and green for the county final next MUNday! Any help greatly appreciated!
Rachel spells it out for us. Only one thing for it!
Your weekly club notes have now been posted on our website here: http://www.ballymunkickhams.com/site/latest-news Excitement building, and some news about the upcoming senior county final on MUNday!
Ballymun Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force
REMINDER! Cyber Safety Information Session for parents in Axis Ballymun this evening at 7.15pm
Please note Methadone Clinics are closing this afternoon and will not be dispensing in the afternoon, clinics will be open this morning. This is due to the Red Weather status warning in place. STAR Ballymun, BYAP and the Reco are also closed today. The recognition event organised by BYAP for this evening has been postponed.
Network of Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces Statement in support of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill October 5th, 2017 The 24 Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces have, for the past number of years, made continuous efforts to support local communities as they deal with the harm caused by excessive and harmful drinking. Alcohol misuse manifests itself in a number of profoundly damaging ways which are more than evident in local communities. This includes, local public disorder, damage and vandalism, domestic violence and family distress, loss and financial difficulty, accidents and fatalities, underage younger and younger drinking, illness (including advanced liver disease in younger people), and addiction. The Local and Regional DATFs have made huge efforts and some inroads towards changing the fatalistic attitude evident in our communities that, because we’re Irish, nothing can be done to reverse our excessive drinking and drunken culture. Communities have embarked on ambitious strategies to change how alcohol is viewed and used with the aim of improving overall local health and wellbeing, supporting people to model healthier behaviour around alcohol for their children’s benefit. Much is being done at grass-roots level. But this bottom-up approach requires the backing of our national political leaders so that communities feel supported from the top down too. Local communities need to see the end of the ambivalence which has slowed the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to an almost complete stop. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a vital step in Ireland’s attempts to curb the damage alcohol continues to create. It sets out measures in the following areas: minimum unit pricing, strict separation of alcohol products in outlets, compulsory health-labelling on alcohol containers, restrictions on advertising and promotions and its goal is to reduce average annual consumption in Ireland from 11 to 9.1 litres per person by 2020. The Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces strongly urge that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is enacted in full and is not allowed to be diluted by the influence of those who profit so much from the sale of alcohol. Contact: Hugh Greaves: firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Ogle: email@example.com
A great letter in the Irish Times by Frank Murray, President of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland highlighting why it is important that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is passed in its entirety
Ballymun Community Law Centre
Our outreach clinic tomorrow is being hosted at Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre, thanks to the fab team there! We'll be there with free legal advice from 10am to 12 noon - just pop in, no appointment necessary and you might even consider getting a cuppa at the Chit Chat Cafe :)
Good morning Ballymun! Here's the schedule for this week: Monday - The Family Rights Advocacy Course continues :) Tuesday - Free legal advice at Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre Wednesday - Free family law advice by appointment, ring 01-8625805 Thursday - prepare for Halloween long weekend! And maybe book your place on the Mediation Training course :) Friday - last date to pay deposit for the Mediation Training course. Everyday - we're on 01-8625805 if you need more information or pop into the office :)
We're closed now until Monday but remember we're here Mon-Fri 9-1 and 2-5 to help. Hope to see you next week. Have a lovely weekend Ballymun! :)
Happy Friday! One week to get your deposit in for the Mediation Training if you are interested. Check out the Events Page for more info or give us a ring: 01-8625805, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
Ballymun Patriots Volleyball Club
BMP vs Tallaght Rockets🏐3:0 but was close 😉
Super rally...great team...good result with a 3-1 win...excellent start to the season 🤗
It's great to see Maciej back with our men's team 🤗
Good luck to both our premier men's and women's teams kicking off their 2017/18 national league campaigns this Sunday against UCD. Our men's team are tasked with finally winning the double this season so here's hoping 😍🤗