Newtowncashel - April 1

ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT - Enrolment for September 2011 takes place from March 21st to 31st. Enrolment pack can be collected from the school and relevant forms returned during this period. Application form for School Transport is also available at the school and must be returned to Bus Éireann School Transport Office, Athlone, before March 31st.

ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT - Enrolment for September 2011 takes place from March 21st to 31st. Enrolment pack can be collected from the school and relevant forms returned during this period. Application form for School Transport is also available at the school and must be returned to Bus Éireann School Transport Office, Athlone, before March 31st.

WELL DONE

Well done to the Cashel GAA Senior Football Team on their fine victory over Sean Connolly’s in the first round of Division 1 of the League at Páirc Naomh Ciaráin last Saturday.

TABLE QUIZ

The table quiz which was held last Friday March 25th in Fallon’s in aid of AWARE was a tremendous success. Organiser Declan Gilmore wishes to say a big thank you to all who participated, to Quizmaster John Kenny, to Dermot Nolan, Mary and Joe Fallon, and to those who donated spot prizes. Councillor Martin Mulleady spoke eloquently about AWARE and special thanks to him for attending.

BADMINTON

Badminton has resumed in “The Hill” on Thursday nights at 9.00pm. Members are invited to retrieve their racquets and take to the court! New players are welcome!

TODDLER GROUP

After an unexpected extended break the Toddler Group resumes activities in “The Hill” on Tuesday mornings, from 9.30 – 11.30am. All are welcome!

COLLECTION

The County Longford Multiple Sclerosis Organisation are having a Church Gate Collection this Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd.

PSECRETARY REQUIRED

A part-time secretary (approximately 6 hours per week) is required for St Mary’s National School. Excellent IT skills necessary, including Word and Excel. Previous experience essential. Applications in writing with up to date CV to: The Chairman, Board of Management, St Mary’s National School, Newtowncashel, Co Longford, by Thursday March 31st, 2011.

PARISH WEBSITE

The new parish website is being launched. It will include details of all Clubs, Societies and businesses. Please contact any of the following if you want to have your details included – Peter O’Boyle, Ger Farrell, Christy Hopkins, Michelle Casey, Kevin Casey, Mick Casey.

MARTIN SKELLY

Martin Skelly is being honoured as the Longford Person of the Year by the Longford Association in Dublin at the Dinner Dance in the Red Cow Inn on April 2nd. Tickets are available, priced at €50.00 each. IF you would like to be part of this great occasion, please contact Bernie Farrell, Anne Kenny, Jack Bannon, Ray Flanagan or Mick Casey.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Financial Acknowledgements for the year 2010 were dispatched on Thursday last week. Thanks to the members of the Parish Pastoral Council who handled the process. Thanks also to the people who logged the date. Tax relief forms for 2010 and explanatory letter are being delivered with the acknowledgements. Their early return to the Parochial House is requested please. Co-operation with this beneficial scheme is much valued.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Well done to Boys Under-16 Table Tennis team who beat Westmeath in the semi-finals but lost out to Dublin in the final. The team was Corie Carberry, Conor Flood, Daire Flood and Shane Bannon and they are now proud owners of Leinster silver medals. Congratulations lads!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Church Gate collection. A reminder to everyone that our local shop, L&K, has kindly offered to be our collection point for Tesco school vouchers.These will be used to purchase sports equipment.

Good luck to the Under-13 Girls Basketball team who take on Carrickedmond in the semi-final on Sunday the 10th April in Kenagh, 3-6pm.

THANK YOU

World Missions Ireland wishes to thank all who contributed to the Mission Sunday collection. The total for the Diocese was €41, 266.00 of which Cashel contributed €535.00.