LOCAL DEATHS: During the past week two more of our well known and respected parionishers passed away.
Early last week Marcella Mullen better known locally as Cella passed away at Mullingar General Hospital. Cella was a very popular parionisher and was known as a great signer who was a member of the Abbeyshrule church choir for a long number of years. Cella was also sacristan of Abbeyshrule church a job which she carried out for most of her adult lifetime.
She will be sadly missed by all that knew her especially her daughters Mary, Cora, Marcella and Geraldine, and sons Tom, Jim, Frank and Tony other relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.
On Thursday of last week word broke of another death of a very popular and quiet parionisher Jimmy Connell Abbeyshrule following a long illness. Jimmy was very well known locally and ran a very successful local shop business in Abbeyshrule up until his retirement. Jimmy also provided people from the area with a very good service through his travelling shop and was a very popular visitor to many houses in the parish for years as he supplied families with their weekly home shopping at their doorstep. Jimmy is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Marie, Helen and Marta, sons Danny John and James to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.
Both Cella and Jimmy were laid to rest in Abbeyshrule cemetery. May they both now rest in peace.
The next monthly meeting will be held in St.Sinneachs Hall on Monday 14th February at 8pm.New members very welcome.
It is hoped to run a new BLS/AED class in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond on Monday night the 21st March. If you are interested in learning the skills of CPR and using an AED please contact Seamus Mc Guire 086-8286748, Kathryn Keenan 086-8226894 or Rose Campbell at 086-3993933 to book a place on this course.
The Carrickedmond badminton club are holding a table quiz in aid of club funds in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Friday night the 25th February. Adult and junior teams of four are welcome to come along on the night to compete for some nice prizes which will be up for grabs. More information nearer the date.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Jimmy and John Mitchell Abbeyshrule and all the Mitchell family on the death last week of their brother Andy who passed away in Limerick. May he rest in peace.
To Marty Mulvey Ballintubber who has been selected on the county under 21 team and has been a regular on the first fifteen during their recent run of games in the Hastings Cup Tournament.
The Carrickedmond GAA lotto jackpot is now worth over 17500 euro. The lotto draw takes place in the GAA complex on Tuesday nights and each envelope with four numbers costs 2 euro. Envelops are available from any committee member or can be purchased in the local MFS shop in Carrickedmond.
The last few weeks have being very busy for boys and girls from the parish who took part in Draughts and Indoor Soccer. We had 3 teams compete in the Draughts Competition. U10 team was Sean Byrne, Grace Esler, Leah Shannon, Ciara Mulligan, Aoife McCormack and Alma Quinlan. U12 team was Ellen Shannon, Jodie McCormack, Orla Farrell, Una Mulligan and Eimear Quinlan. U14 team was Avril Kelly, Aine Farrell, Sinead Farrell, Ellen Byrne and Emer Esler. We were drawn against Dromard in all the games and played U10 and U12 in Carrickedmond GAA complex. We did not make the finals in any of the games. Our U14 reached the Semi Finals in Cullyfad last Friday night but were unlucky on the night to be beaten narrowly by Dromard. All our competitors put in a great effort with coaching provided by Carmel Belton and Frances Farrell. Thanks to the GAA for the use of the complex for our games. Well done to all and they will be back again next year.
Over the last 2 weekends we had 4 teams take part in the Indoor soccer competition in Kenagh.
U13 Girls Team was Cora O Farrell, Una Mulligan, Chloe Murtagh, Emer Esler, Aimee Higgins, Ciara Mulligan and Ellen Shannon. Our U13 Girls team won the final of the indoor soccer competition against Longford South on Saturday last in Kenagh and now will go on to represent Longford in the first round of Leinster. Well done girls. U13 Boys Team was Jack Kane, Shane Hughes, Aidan McGuire, Justin McCormack Brough, Daniel Lennon, Eoghan McCormack and Fergal Kelly.
U15 Boys Team was David Shannon, Rioch Farrell, Enda Farrell, Sean Kelly,Sean Keenan, Patrick Egan and Eton Flower. U15 Girls Team was Ellen Byrne, Mary Kate Farrell, Avril Kelly, Aine Farrell, Sinead Farrell and Shauna McCormack.
We would like to highly commend all the boys and girls who took part in Draughts and Indoor Soccer over the last few weeks. Many thanks to the coaches of all the Indoor Soccer teams – Sarah, Eammon, Seamus,Paul and Paul. Thank you to the parents who come and support all teams. Now we turn our attention to Indoor Basketball for U13 and U16 girl's teams. We hope to have teams for the U14 Community Games Table Quiz which will be held in early March in Edgeworthstown and the Art Competition and Swimming will also be coming up soon.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Pasty Kenny on the death of her daughter Mary Gallagher Abbeylara recently.