Streete & District March 18

BARRADRUM FARM - Grow your own food course continues. For any details or information please call Jeanette 087 2745809.

BARRADRUM FARM - Grow your own food course continues. For any details or information please call Jeanette 087 2745809.


“Peace through Atonement” 39th Annual All Night Vigil to celebrate the gift of faith and to give thanks for the gift of life from conception to natural death, to pray for the church, for Ireland, for family life and world peace takes on March, 24th at Midnight, Thursday night Friday morning., A coach departs Mullingar Post Office 8p.m., Ballynacargy 8.15p.m., Moyvore 8.30p.m., Ballymahon 8.40p.m., Lanesboro 9.00p.m. To book or for information please phone Paddy O’Brien Rover coaches 086 2571645 or 044 9342449.


Pilgrimage Wednesday, 4th May 5 day fully escorted tour from €660 which includes return coach from Tullamore, Mullingar, and Trim to Dublin Airport. Contact Paddy O’Brien 044 9342449 or 086 2571645.


Pilgrimage 25th May to 1st June €460. Trip includes flight, bus B & B and dinner. A few places still available for details contact Tommy 043 6685912 or 087 6851691.


The numbers drawn in the last Streete Parish Park Lotto Draw were 5, 16, 20 23 with no winner of the jackpot. The three €40 winners were Seán O’Neill, Russagh, Robert fox, Ringowney and Jeanette Everson, Kilmore. Stay in to win it might be you and your support is appreciated and helps with the running of our Complex which is of benefit to so many,


This market continues indoor every Saturday morning 10a.m.-12noon at Streete Parish Park with all homemade produce and products. See us on Streete Parish Park facebook.


Streete parish Park Vintage and Streete Farmers Market will both have floats in this years St. Patricks Day Parade in Castlepollard. Please support the parade and have a good day out at no expense. Any offers of help of help of inclusion welcome to 086 2596656 or 086 8301347.


Congrats on a wonderful win by Streete Warriors Basketball Team last Sunday which now qualifies them to take part in the All Ireland Competition in April. Well done Teresa Daly and all your many helpers and of course the team. Who have made history for this parish


The big news this week is that Streete Parish park Complex has been booked for yet another Basketball All Ireland competition on April, 16th and 17th. This is a very big category and two venues are necessary for both days so we have come to an agreement with the committee of Mullahoran Hall to hire their venue. As we have to supply names of accommodation providers we will appreciate contact from anyone who can provide B & B to Jimmy Brady at 087 9287129 A.S.A.P. This is a great honour for us and much credit goes to Teresa Daly of Streete Warriors and Jimmy Brady of Streete Parish Park Complex who worked very hard to be selected. We send our best wishes to Streete Warriors in this competition. More news and details nearer the date.


We now have two facebook sites with our details of events Streete Parish Park Complex and Ireland Walking so please have a look and pass on the word to your friends. Thanks to Grace Bruton, Ballynacargy for creating these two sites for us.


Please note that memberships are once again due. - For Strete Parish Park Vintage €25, Ireland Walking with Boherquill Ramblers €20. All can be sent to Brian Nerney, Streete via RAthowen, Co. Westmeath.


Streete Warriors Junior Basketball Club recorded a first today; our U14 Boys won the League. Congratulations to all thirteen on the panel and, of course, their Coach, Dean Heffernan and Assistant Coach, Christina Kelly. At the end of the first round games our lads only had one defeat, to Castellany. They continued into the Top 5 competition, second round, recording wins in their subsequent three games. The final of the Top 5 was on Sunday last against Castleblaney. It was a brilliant game between two worthy finalists. The first and second quarter Castleblaney were ahead by 2 points, 14 16, 9 11, the 3rd quarter saw Streete Warriors ahead by 4 points (13 9, on the final quarter Streete increased their lead by 8 points (10 2). The final score Streete 46 Castleblaney 38. A big thank you to our Table Officials, Ciara McAdden and Scott Hynes. Our refs for the game, Kieran Moran and Paul Sheridan. Last but not least, our supporters were ‘simply the best’ they came out in force for the Final and contributed to our win by their presence and support. Thanks also to Devine’s Lismacaffrey for sponsoring the refreshments after the game.


Our League champions go on to compete in the U14 Boys All Ireland Club Championships, which are being held in our league area. Streete Warriors have been successful in their bid to host the AICC at Streete Parish Park, with Mullahoran Sports Centre being the second venue for the competitions, which will be run over two days, Sat 16th and Sun 17th April.


Our U14 league champions will also take part in our League’s Top 4 competition, which Streete Warriors Club have been successful in their request to host same, at Streete Parish Park, on Sunday 3rd April.

Our U16G have also secured a place in the Top 4 competition, which will be held on 2nd April in Cavan. Congratulations to the girls and to their Coach, Irene Devine-Lynch.


Our Club are running our BounceAthon fundraiser again this year. It was a huge success in 2010. Each club member has received a sponsorship card. We hope we can rely on your support for this fundraiser again this year. Funds are running low and already we have an order in for a second set of kits for our League Champions. Two sets of kits are required for the All Irelands. The BounceAthon will take place on Saturday next in Streete Parish Park from 4 - 7pm. Permit has been granted for same.


The Ramblers were pleased to join a walk in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Unit on last Sunday, March 13th. The group gathered at the school in Granard for the walk to Abbeylara and back with the Ramblers choosing to take a longer route through Robinstown for the return leg. Abbeylara is only a short At the end of the walk the party were revived by the hot tea, sandwiches and cake laid on in Granard Farmers’ Mart by the walk’s organisers, so thank you to them and best wishes in their efforts to raise funds.

The Ramblers will visit Mullaghmeen Forest, near Castlepollard on next Sunday, March 20th. Cars will leave Boherquill at 2pm. And pause at the Town and Country pub in Castlepollard at 2.15pm on the way to Mullaghmeen.Those travelling north on the Ramblers annual trip to Strangford to join the Lecale Ramblers on their popular St. Patrick’s Day walk, are reminded that the coach will leave O’Brien’s Garage on the Lynn Road in Mullingar at 6pm. sharp on Wednesday evening and the group will return on Saturday. Anyone wanting further details should contact Brian Nerney on 086 2596656.

The Boherquill Ramblers are venturing into new territory these days: as the saying goes: “You can find us on Facebook”.


The Westmeath Bowls league competition has concluded. Congratulations to Mullingar bowls Club on being the outright winners. Both Streete teams finishedwith equal points in the middle of the league table. Streete Bowls hosted a very successful ladies only competition recently, sixteen enthusiastic lady bowlers from eight different clubs participated. The standard was very high and there were some great games played, especially the semi-final between Nancy Whelan from Kiltoom and Mary Smyth from Castlepollard. Nancy just got there in the end! The other semi-final between Mary Nee and Mary Robinson both from the Castlepollard Club was a cliffhanger. Eventually Mary nee got the upper hand of her opponent. Mary Nee go the better of Mary Walsh in the final and was presented with the Mary O’Hara memorial Shield, which was presented by David O’Hara, son of the late Mary O’Hara. Prizes were also presented to the runner up and semi-finalists. The club would like to thank everyone who brought food and who helped to organise this event. A very special word of gratitude to Bernadette Fagan who did the catering so efficiently on the day. The singles competition is getting to the quarter final stages and it is hoped that it will be finished by the first week in April; New members are welcome at our club.