Streete & District local news Jan 21

PARTY DANCE: Don't forget the Annual Streete Parish Park Dinner & Dance now takes place on Saturday, 5th February in Feericks, Rathowen.

PARTY DANCE: Don't forget the Annual Streete Parish Park Dinner & Dance now takes place on Saturday, 5th February in Feericks, Rathowen.

The meal will commence at 8.30p.m. The same original tickets will still do and will include a raffle on the admission ticket There are still tickets available at e25 each as they are subsidised by the committee. With all the bad weather, bad news etc hopefully behind us why not come out for a good night's fun. We are looking for support and will appreciate your attendance. Tickets can be got from Brian 086 2596656 or John Parker 086 8501347 or Pat Duffy 086 8433355 or email bnerney@o2.ie. DEATH

We offer our sincere sympathy to the Gallagher and Kenny families on the sudden and unexpected death of Mary Gallagher, Abbeylara. Many will remember Mary's Dad was killed in a motor accident as he returned from Knock some months ago. Mary was very involved with Streete Basketball where she was child Safety Officer and she also had a stall for Christmas Wreaths and handmade cards at our Farmers Market. To her husband, family and extended family we offer our condolences. Funeral arrangements were not available at time of going to press. May she rest in peace.

LOTTO

The numbers drawn in last week's Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw were 2,17,19,30 with no winner of the jackpot. The three e40 winners were Mary Mulligan, Coolamber; Bridgie Maguire, Mostrim and KayKeigh Reilly, Multyfarnham. Thanks for your support and please keep buying an envelope when you see one as this is what helps keep our Sports Complex going. Many have said they would prefer to pay e50 to enter for 25 draws and this is no problem if anyone wishes, just mark your envelope and it will be looked after. VINTAGE

Please note that Streete Parish Park Vintage membership for 2011 is now due and e25 should be sent to Brian Nerney, Streete Vintage, via Rathowen. This will entitle members to concession Vintage Insurance with F.B.D. all queries regarding insurance or Vintage Day, July 10th to 086 2596656 or email bnerney @ o2.ie. or better still come to our Dinner Dance in Feerick's on February, 5th. STREETE BOWLS

After the County Singles it is business as usual for the Streete Bowls teams. Streete A played the Streete B team last Tuesday. After a very well contested game the A team came out on top. Streete a (Team 1) Enda Murphy, Michael Turner, Bill Harvey, Sen Flood. Streete A (Team 2) Jimmy Leavy, Phyllis Martin, Martin Gaynor, Finbar Mullen. Streete B (Team 1) Thomas Sullivan, Jimmy Kelly, Packey Scally, Paul Flood. Streete B (Team 2) Eamon Carty, Seamus Moran, Mike Murray, Pat Kelly (Sub used Bill Bennett) This week the B team travel to Tyrellspass and the A team travel to Athlone to play two away games. Congratulations to our Christmas doubles winners – Jimmy Leavy and Pat Kelly. New members are always welcome to join the Streete Bowls Club, so why not try your hand at Bowls in the New Year.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS The weather was unusually mild for January when the Ramblers visited Kilbixy near Ballynacargy on Sunday the 16th. Paddy Croghan led the afternoon's walk from the crossroads at Kilbixy to the nearby forest where winter-dormant trees and verges bordered the trail. The many small drainage courses were full of fast-flowing water after the previous day's heavy rain and the fresh green vegetation in them was the brightest colour in the forest. The group emerged from the forest onto the Rathowen road and returned to their starting point, passing Kilbixy church on the way. The area round the church has a long and distinguished history dating back to the sixth century when St. Bigseach, a handmaiden of St. Brigid, founded a monastery there. There is an adjacent Norman motte and bailey and the present church is the third on the site. The church is a protected structure and there is now a campaign to raise funds for its restoration. As the sun sank lower in the sky at the end of the walk, a chilly breeze discouraged any lingering over the usual tea and biscuits, so after a quick snack the group soon took to their cars for the journey home. The Ramblers will walk in Coolamber on next Sunday, January 23rd. when they will leave Boherquill at 1.45pm. Please note this slightly later than usual starting time.