Dog Show: Despite the threat of inclement weather a very successful dog show was held at the Streets Parish Park Vintage Show. The number of entries was similar to last year with a good variety of dogs on show. The prize for Champion of the show, the Streete Wildlife Perpetual Trophy, went to James Brady. Coole, whose pointer dog also won the ROP Perpetual Trophy for best gun dog.
The Joe and Mary Steil Memorial Perpetual Plaque, sponsored by Declan and Regina Scally, Correally, was won by Jamie Malone. Moats for his Samoyed This dog also won Reserve Champion of the Show. Our thanks to Judge Patricia Boyle who once again gave freely of her time and expertise to great effecBest Working Dog. 1st prize won by Jamie Malone. Moats, 2nd Elizabeth Tilson. Killnaleck and 3rd Victoria Mankovskaya Edgeworthstown. Any variety gun dog. 1st prize won by lames Brady. Coole. 3rd Eamon Callaghan Bracklin. Mullingar and 3rd Sarah Farrelly, Aughnacliffe; Foreign Breed 1st prize won by Jamie Malone. Moate. 2nd Georgina McCormack, Abbeylara and 3rd Elizabeth Tilson. Killnaleck. Terrier Breed, 14 prize won by James Brady. Cools, 2nd Nancy Nolan, Mullingar, and 3rd Anne Howard, Granard. Puppy (6-12 mths old) 1st prize won by Mandy Murnion. Kilkeel. 2nd Jamie Malone. Mows, with his Pappillon. and 3rd Victoria Mankovskaja, Edgeworthstown Child Handler. 1st prize won by Sarah Farrelly, Aughnacliffe, 2nd Katie Crowley. Rathconnell and 3rd Ciara Quigley. Athlone. Utility Breed. 1st prize won by Elizabeth Tilson. Killnaleck. 2nd Victoria Mankovskaja, Edgeworthstown. and 3rd Caroline Smith, Oldcastle, Toy Dog. 1st prize won by Mandy Murnion, Kilkeel, 2nd Clara Quigley, Athlone and 3rd Saorise O’Hara, Coolaagun. DogI would most like to take home. 1st prize won by Jamie Malone, Moate. 2nd Hannah Shaw. Longford, and 3rd Georgina McCormack, Abbeylara. A special word of thanks to Nikita Cronogue, aged 10 from Granard who Judged the ‘Dog I would most like to take home’ class. We would also like to convey our gratitude to all the sponsors of the dog show.
Death: We offer our sincere sympathy to the Newman family on the death of their Aunt, Celia Johnson (nee Newman), Coolnagun who died on Sunday of last week. May she Rest in Peace. Month’s Mind: The 11am Mass in Boherquill this coming Sunday July, 29th is a Month’s Memory Mass for the late Mary Finn, Streete. Tanzania: Pauline and Debra would like to once again express their sincere thanks for all the support they received regarding their nursing trip to Tanzania. The girls have returned safe and sound and have enjoyed every minute. They raised in excess of €3,000, which will be used for the development of the hospital facilities in Emboret, Siminjaro. Ramblers: Last Sunday, July 15, the Ramblers continued walking the length of the Royal Canal from the Shannon to Mullingar. On Sunday we met up at Lyneen Bridge and walked to the new bridge on the Ballymahon to Lanesboro Road. It was an ideal day for a walk with an abundance of flora, fauna, birds, grasshoppers etc. along the bank of the canal. Next Sunday Frank Higgins leads us on a special walk in Fore starting from the coffee shop at 2pm sharp. Mental Health Association: Thanks to all who supported the annual Church Gate Collection and especially Mel Newman who did the collection. Vintage Day: Streete Parish Park Vintage Group wish to pass on a very big thank you to all the many people who helped out in so many different ways before, during, and after our Vintage Day. It was wonderful to see all the support that was provided in the clean up afterwards as well. We also thank all who supported our Philip Moran Memorial Tractor Run on Saturday. I am especially asked by Nora Moran, her two sons Shane and Niall as well as the extended Moran family to pass on their appreciation to all who in any way helped the run. On behalf of our group I wish to state that our job was made very easy thanks to Pat Nea and the Castlepollard and Legan Honda 50 clubs. Raffle Winners were Michael Kelly, Lakeland Vintage Club Abbeyshrule; Colette Doyle Leney; Elaine Mc Dermott c/o C and D and Attracta Pearce, Multyfarnham. Wedding: We send our congratulations and best wishes for the future to Camilla Whyte, Lisderry in this Parish and Robert Rowsome Co Wexford who were married at St. Mary’s Church, Boherquill on Saturday, 7th July. Their reception was held in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Camilla is daughter of John and Catherine.
Wildlife Club: On behalf of the Club, we wish good luck to our PRO Michael Campbell who is on the County team representing County Longford at the National Clay Shoot in Limerick this weekend. Any member who wishes to be on a club team for the County Shoot on August 19 next in Moydow are asked to attend a club practice in the club grounds on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm for the next four weeks. Don’t forget about membership fees! Tractor Run: A very sincere thanks to all who took part, supported it and the many who posted donations to the charity c/o Brian Nerney, John Parker or Pat Duffy. A special word of appreciation to Pat Nea and the Castlepollard Honda 50 Club as well as some from Legan who patrolled to complete the run. Well done everyone. Pride of Place: Judging took place here in our parish on Thursday of last week. The two judges were two former County Managers, one from Tyrone, the other from Waterford. Thanks to all who spoke and helped out in any way.