Badminton: Congratulations to the Carrickedmond ladies badminton team who made history last week when they became the first ladies badminton team from the parish to win a competitive league match by beating Mullingar ladies in the midland badminton league.
This was a great achievement by the ladies team taking into account that the team only came together at the start of this year's badminton season. Members of the team included Frances Esler, Kathryn Keenan, Ann Keenan, Laura Byrne and Nula Flynn. Well done girls. The men's team were defeated by Moyvore last week however the lads performed well and can look forward to their next game with confidence.
All interested are reminded that badminton club activities continue in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond on the following nights and times. Wednesday nights from 8pm to 11pm for adults and on Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for kids and from 8.30pm to 10pm for juniors. For more information contact Seamus Mc Cormack at 087-96466090.
On Thursday evening last Fr Tiernan's house was broken into at around 8pm. The intruders gained entry after breaking a glass window at the rear of the house. A small amount of money was taken. If anyone saw anything suspicious around the church area on Thursday evening last they are asked to contact the Longford gardai. Everyone is reminded to take extra care at this time when leaving your home and to watch out for any unusual activity around your area.
Please remember to keep used stamps and place them in the box located and marked "Used Stamps" at the rear of the Carrickedmond church. These stamps will be collected and used by missionary groups who make a small amount of money by selling them to stamp dealers.
It is hoped to start a drama group in the parish in the coming weeks with a view to staging a play in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond in the coming months. Anybody interested in joining the drama group should make contact with George Farrar at 087-2584238. A meeting will take place in the coming weeks to talk about this possibility. Information about this meeting will appear in these notes soon.
If anybody has any item of interest for inclusion in the Carrickedmond local notes please make contact with me by Saturday night at the latest to insure your item is included in the next weeks notes. I can be contacted at 086-8286748, 044-9357063 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is extended to the Doyle family Abbeyshrule on the death last weekend of Brigid Doyle Driminure. Brigid was one of our respected parishioners who lived all her married life beside the banks of the Royal Canal in Abbeyshrule. She was a very quiet lady who supported all community activities around her beloved village of Abbeyshrule. She is pre deceased by her husband Paddy and will be sadly missed by all who knew her especially her sons Gerry and Padraig other relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathies.
Brigid's remains were removed from her home in Abbeyshrule to the nearby church in Abbeyshrule on Sunday evening last and her burial took place on Monday last to the local cemetery. RIP.
The parish buildings and maintenance committee will meet on this Wednesday night at 8pm. All members of this group are asked to attend.
Households in the parish who are due to host stations for their area at this time are asked to make contact with Fr Tiernan to arrange a date and time for the station.
An enrolment fun day will take place at Ballycloughan national school Carrickboy on Saturday the 19th February. There will be games, refreshments and chance to meet the teachers and view the school facilities on this day from 2pm to 4pm. For enrolment forms or more information please call to the school or contact Elizabeth Brady at -43-6675332
Is extended to the following on recent bereavements. Val Delaney Toome on the recent death of her sister-in-law Marie Mulvihill, and Peter Farrell Curracreehan on the death of his sister Mary Takei who died in America. May they rest in peace.
New Self-defence Classes will be starting, for both men and women, on Thursday, 3rd February and every Thursday until 10th March. Classes will be held in the GAA Hall, Legan from 8.30 to 9.30. Contact Sean on 086 7353940, or Patricia on 086 1936289 for further details.
There is a new karate class for beginners, ages five and up, every Tuesday, being held in the GAA Hall, Legan from 5.30 to 6.30. Karate classes currently held on Thursday in the GAA Hall, Legan. The junior class is from 6pm to 7.30pm and the adult class is from 7.30pm to 9pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Sean on 086 7353940 or Patricia on 086 1936289 for further details, or simply turn up at the appropriate time. Karate classes are currently being held on Monday from 6.00pm to 7.30pm in Dean Egan Hall, Ballymahon. Contact Sean on 086 7353940 for further details, or simply turn up at the appropriate time.