Ballymahon April 1

FUNDRAISER - A fundraising night for the Multiple Sclerosis Longford branch and the pallative care cancer nurses will be held in Cooney’s Hotel Ballymahon on the 18th April at 9pm with food and lots of spot prizes on the night.

FUNDRAISER - A fundraising night for the Multiple Sclerosis Longford branch and the pallative care cancer nurses will be held in Cooney’s Hotel Ballymahon on the 18th April at 9pm with food and lots of spot prizes on the night.

Among the guest artists are Simon Casey, the Sheerin family, Kaytu , the dance Kings and many more. Tickets are only five euro each. Your support will be appreciated for these two worthy causes. For further details please contact Claire Egan on 087 6642670 or Vera McClelland on 087 6283411.

HELIUM

Tickets for the Helium Concert in Ballymahon are now on sale at Skellys or any of the festival committee.

COLLECTION

The Longford branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will be holding their annual Church gate collection this weekend at all Masses , 2nd and 3rd April. Please support.

LOURDES

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June this year. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours Baggot Street Dublin 2 if you wish to travel. The cost is 699 euro, tel no 01 2410812.

GREAT WIN

Congratulations to the Co Longford under 21 football team who had a great win over near neighbours Westmeath in the semi final of the U21 championship played in Navan on Wednesday. Very well done to local lad Kevin Diffley who had a great game and to Conor Keegan from Forgney who acquitted himself very well when he was brought on.

LISRENNY LADY

Congratulations to Gary and Martin Molloy Cloncallow whose horse Lisrenny Lady came in second in the Slane Mares Hurdle at Navan Racecourse on Saturday afternoon last at 7/1.

U16 GOLFER

Congratulations to Sean Flanagan Longford ,a pupil at Ballymahon Mercy Secondary School who has been selected to play with the Irish International U16 boys golf team. This is a great achievement for Sean and we wish him the best of luck when the team play against Scotland Holland and Wales in Scotland at Easter.

ENGAGED

Congratulations to Una Lennon daughter of Seamus and Carmel Mostrim road who recently announced her engagement to John Higgins Curry. We wish Una and John the best of luck for the future.

GOOD LUCK

We wish the best of luck to brothers Peter and Ian Dennehy, Main Street who opened their “Greener Home store” on St Patricks Day. We wish the lads who have good experience in running a business for a long number of years lots of luck in the business venture which is in the building where they had their garage.

GAA Race Day

Its almost the time of year for the annual Longford GAA Race day and this years’s event takes place on Wednesday 4th May a date for your diary. Tickets are one hundred euro each. We will have more details later.

U14 SUCCESS

Very well done indeed to Ballymahon /Forgney U14 football team who won the U14 Shield Final in Edgeworhstown last week. The young lads beat Carrick/Sarsfields on St Patrick’s Day and beat Edgeworthstown in the final.

PLOUGHING

Following its press release at Cooneys Hotel on Thursday night last the Co Longford Ploughing Association have announced that they will be holding their 77th annual ploughing championships on Sunday 10th April on lands kindly provided by the Mulvihill family Lisnaskey Ballymahon. There will be loy competitions and a field day consisting of tractor horse and vintage ploughing. Machinery show and trade fair, a dog show and exhibitions of draft horses, pony trials and jumping. New to this years event is an exhibition of quality livestock. For further information please contact John Campbell at 086 0656667 Eamon Egan at 087 2157608 or Tom Bannon at 087 9691176.

CATHEDRAL

The total contributed to this fund in Ballymahon so far is 1240 euro. If you still wish to contribute you can do so this coming weekend at any of the masses as the proceeds need to be sent in to the diocesan office very soon.