Legan local news Dec 17

TABLE QUIZ: Congratulations to Legan ICA quiz team on winning the table quiz held in Casey's, Carrickboy, on Friday night last.

TABLE QUIZ: Congratulations to Legan ICA quiz team on winning the table quiz held in Casey's, Carrickboy, on Friday night last.

The event, organised by the Legan Branch of St. Christopher's proved to be a great success, raising €943.55 as well as providing a great night's entertainment. The winning table, comprised of Mary Carthy, Vera Flood, Margo Ward and Margaret McDonald, proved too strong for 16 other participating teams. They had been secretly in training with this in mind! It should be recorded that the kind hearted ladies immediately returned their winnings to the fundraiser, an act for which they are to be highly commended. There was a tie for 2nd place, after a ding dong battle between Casey's, the hosts and the Oasis. It looked like Casey's, captained by Lisa Casey and with home advantage, would edge it, but back came the Kinard tavern with a surge from John Slowey jnr. and Kieran Murphy, with Floody working hard in the IT dept. Would Miriam Murphy in the tallying section be asked to do a recount?! The tension was palpable. There was a Raffle on the night and the results were as follows: 1st.Gerry Burke. 2nd.Alan Harrison. 3rd.Betty Rogers. 4th.Barry Tierney. 5th.Vera Flood. 6th.Kieran Murphy. 7th.Damien Gannon. 8th. Laura Whyte. 9th.Betty Rogers. 10th.Bridget Mc Donnell. 11th. Ann Burns. The 2nd prize winner, Alan Harrison, generously returned his trophy with the instruction that it be auctioned. This sparked off an outbreak of contagious "buy and re-auction", with Mick Reilly( Castle Inn), Mick Cox, James Moran and Alan Molihan all involved. The man with the gavel was Ciaran Kavanagh. It was only the intervention of Drs. Billy Moran and Gerry Whyte that prevented an epidemic, such was the spirit of the occasion. Incidentally, the item on auction was a bottle of Brandy which earned €210 for St. Christopher's in this piece of action. The organisers wish to thank the following: Quiz master Joe Hunt on an excellent job all round, sponsors, who again came up trumps with raffle prizes and donations, clubs and businesses for their support and participation and last but not least the hosts for the night, the Casey family. Finally, Legan Branch of St. Christopher's wishes you all a happy and peaceful Christmas.


Legan Community Childcare Committee Annual General Meeting is being held in Naoi Rath Re Creche, Legan on Wednesday 12th January 2011 at 8.00pm. All are welcome.


Christmas Choir Practice takes place at 7.00pm in St Mary's Church, Legan on Wednesday 15th December. All involved are urged to attend.


Members of the local Aurora Club have donated a Dairy Cow and Dairy Goat to BOTHAR to distribute to the most needy communities in famine-stricken areas around the globe.


Junior Karate Classes for over five year olds will begin in Legan GAA Hall in January. For information and booking please call Patricia at 086-1936289.


Many congratulations to Hugh Flynn, Smithfield who attends Lenamore National School and whose prize winning Christmas card has been adopted by the Simon Community this year. This is a fantastic achievement and a great tribute to Hugh's artistic ability.


Last week's GAA Lotto draw was held in Casey's, Carrickboy for a jackpot of €8000. The numbers drawn were 14, 18, 26 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, nor no match three winners. Special draw winners of 50 euro each were Alice Doherty and Phil Slowey. This week's draw was held in Mitchell's, results of which will be published next week. A special Christmas draw will be held alongside the usual GAA draw for an array of prizes next Monday night December 20th in Connaughton's, Rathowen. Tickets are now on sale.


Congratulations to Jude Flynn, Longford on the launch of his latest edition of Fireside Tales. This is Jude's eighth publication and is now on sale locally at €20. Fireside Tales is truly a wonderful read and a great Christmas present for friends or family at home or abroad.


The Annual General Meeting of Legan Sarsfields GAA Club will take place on Sunday 19th December at 2.00pm in the Legan GAA Clubhouse. All nomination papers and motions are to be returned by Thursday 16th December to Paul Ross. All members and anybody interested in getting involved with the club are urged to attend.


Congratulations to Pat Cahill, Tenalough who was re-elected Chairman of County Longford GAA Board.


Well done to our local IFA Secretary Paul Ross who was elected with an overwhelming majority to the National Livestock Committee. This was achieved at a Longford Executive IFA meeting held on Friday night last. We wish Paul the best of luck in his position.