Ballinalee January 14




Congrats to Seamus and Leonie Cahill, Glenoughill on the birth of their second child, a baby girl. Good health to mother and baby.


Congrats to Ciaran Conlon, Castlebrock and Louise Hillary who got engaged in recent weeks.


Deepest sympathy to the Mallon Family Corinan and Anne McKenna and family, Soran, on the death of their sister Mai Brennan in England recently.


Congrats to Francis and Julie Sheridan, Kilshrewley, on their first child, a baby boy. Good health to mother and baby.


Please drop off any unwanted mobile phones into the post office. This will help with our collection for providing a defibrillator for the community.


The Annual Senior Citizen Party takes place this Sunday at 2.30pm in the Stag's Head with dinner being served first and the entertainment afterward. Please give your name to Carmel Reynolds, Declan Fox or myself if you are attending for dinner before Friday. This party is open to all senior citizens and not confined to any area or memberships of any club. To book your name by phone to the post office 3323101. Lines are one sale locally for a draw on the day to help with expenses.


3, 7, 9, 29 and 3 and match three. Brian, Margaret and Cathy Brady, Aughashanney e70, Colm Nugent, e35; Seller's Prize, Stella. This week's jackpot will be e14,700. Draw in the Stag's Head on Monday night at 9.30pm. Lines cost e2 or three for e5.


The Sean Connolly's GAA Club AGM will take place on Friday January 28 at 8pm in the Club House. Nomination forms will be with all members shortly.


The latest time for notes to be with this correspondent for inclusion in Wednesday's issue of the Leader is 6pm on Sunday. All notes are to go through the correspondent 043-3323101.


Our thanks to the staff of Longford Co. Council who supplied water to residents over the Christmas period.


Fox's Gala, MC Sheridan, Kilshrewley; Breda Tully A'shannagh, Con Rhyne, Garvagh. Carrigy's village store; Mairead Rawle Ballyreaghan. Rawles David Ward Kilnacarrow, Ronald Rawle and Pat Mc Donnell, Aughamore. Hair Affair Margaret McDowell, Chrissie Foley, Clonbroney; Marina Donohoe, Killoe; Hilda Fitzpatrick, Gelsha; Tess McGolderick, Killoe. All monies raised to to Longford Homecare Hospice. Stags Head, Derek Reynolds, Soran. Teresa Gee, Killoe; Pat Reilly, Cavan, MC O'Sullivan, Corlinan. More results next week.


Spring classes every Thursday on the Thomas Ashe hall at 6:55 and 7:45. e7 per class. For enquiries contact James McKenna 087-7574976.


Sing, Dance, Act. Due to popular demand a second term of Glee Club starts January 22 1.30pm - 3pm in Edgeworthstown Old School. All newcomers welcome aged 4-12 are welcome. Contact Lisa on 087-7619605.


Ballinalee / Killoe IFA Branch held its AGM recently in Currycahill CC. Prior to the meeting Branch chairman and secretary James Reynolds made a presentation on behalf of the branch to Mary Brady in acknowledgment of the contribution to the organisation of former branch chairman Aodh Brady who passed away during the year. RIP

The following committee was elected; Chairperson Damian O'Reilly, Secretary James Reynolds, Registrar Emmett Daly, Vice-chairperson Charlie Reilly, Female Delegate Caroline Farrell. County Commodity Committee Livestock William McVitty, Dairy Eamon Brady, Sheep Seamus Kiernan Roose.