Mullinalaghta local news Feb 11

LOTTO DRAW: St. Columba's G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the clubrooms on Thursday 3rd February.

LOTTO DRAW: St. Columba's G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the clubrooms on Thursday 3rd February.

The winning numbers were 6, 21, 22, 26 with no outright winner and jackpot of €2800 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Cillian Fegan, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford. Kate Sexton, c/o Keogh's , Larkfield, Dring, Longford. Dan Mac Cormac, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford. Brian McGivney, Drumnacrehir, Dring, Longford and Andria Sloan, Lucan, Kildare.. . Results of draw in Keogh's will appear in this column in next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place in The Hideaway. Tickets for same are now on sale at the usual outlets. Sellers are reminded to drop envelopes into Cloonagh P.O before 6.00p.m on Monday evening. Rota for this weekend is as follows. The Hideaway: Johnny Dermody. Keogh's / Angler's Rest: Ruaidhr Mulligan. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCABR. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Board games nights will resume in the local community centre on Wednesday 2nd February. Getting under way at 6.30p.m and finishing at 7.30p.m the fee is €1 per child. This is fun filled hour where children from 6-16 can come play the good old board games from chess to connect 4. It is hoped to have cards, arts and crafts on the agenda soon. We remind all interested that this programme of events is open to all children from 6-16. Volunteers on the night to help out would be very welcome. We appeal to all to dust down the old board games and bring them along each Wednesday night. The following games are up and running. Battle Ship, Connect 4, Guess Who, Draughts, Chess, Operation,

QUIZ

There was great excitement in Granard community centre on Friday night last as parents and children from all schools in the surrounding area gathered for the annual schools credit union quiz. Mullinalaghta had two teams involved – an Under 11 team of Mary Rogers, Mark McNerney, Laura McGivney an d Eimear Hand and the Under 13 team of Tom Meehan, Cian McElligott, Toms Skelly and Paul Leonard. Quiz master Paddy Dowd handled proceedings efficiently and there was wonderful scenes of celebrations when it was announced that our Under 13 team were outright winners for the first ever and the Under 11 team acquitted themselves very well also. Indeed Mullinalaghta were well represented in the Under 11 section as winners Aughnagarron included Laura Cunningham, daughter of Michel and Brenda Cunningham and their teacher is none other Ellen Marie Cunningham of Larkfield. Cloonagh's recently appointed Principal, Frances Skelly had both teams well prepared and it was fitting that she she accepted a beautiful glass trophy for the school as well a cheque for €100. Paul, Cian, Toms and Tom were presented with their trophies and we wish well in their Leinster campaign in the weeks ahead.

CLONFIN

As part of the 90th anniversary of the Clonfin ambush sixth class children from national schools in the area were invited to enter an essay competition. Organised by Sr. Maeve 109 pupil participated. Congratulations are in order for Carmel McGivney, Clooneen who was announced as the winner. Daughter of Kevin and Bridget McGivney, Carmel deserves great credit to come out on top from such a huge number of entries. We compliment her parents, teacher and former teachers and wish her well for the future.