DIAMOND JUBILEE: The parish extend a big congratulations to Tommy and Kathleen (nee Kelly) Mullen, Rhyne, Killoe Co Longford on the celebration last weekend of their Diamond wedding anniversary. Well they do say Kathleen that diamonds are a girls best friend and we wish you both and your families many more years of continued good health and happiness. Happy 60th wedding anniversary.
CAKE CREATIONS: Jessie’s cake creations Bundoon Killoe available to take orders for Communion/Confirmation/ Wedding/Christening or any occasion. Cakes to your choice of design or flavour including cupcakes, chocolate biscuit cake. You can meet Jessie in “The Red Cow Market” (beside Halfords in Axis Centre) Saturdays 10am – 6pm, Sundays 12pm – 6pm or tel 086 8553754 for quotation or browse facebook for a selection of cakes on offer.
NEW BABY: Congratulations to Kevin and Pauline (Brady) Lennon Clontumpher Killoe on the recent birth of a bonny baby girl. We extend good wishes to the proud parents , grandparent, extended families and friends for a great lively future with good health and happiness. Welcome baby Mya Rose to the community. Deo Gratias !
VETS: Emma Plant and staff wish to inform all their clientele that the surgery is now re-located to a new premises 300 yards from Kiernan’s Cross situated on the main Ballinalee/Granard Road. New opening hours Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm. Appointment system in operation and we extend a warm welcome to all existing and new customers and wish Emma and staff good luck in their new premises, tel 043 3336456.
GAA: Emmet Og memorabilia calendars with many photos to serve the noteworthy memories of across the board achievements in the parish football events. Calendars on sale at all local outlets or any club members.
CHURCH NOTES: St Marys Ennybegs masses Wednesday 7.30pm (Ash Wednesday) ashes will be distributed at evening masses in the parish. Thursday 10am Friday 7.30pm (Frank Quinn Esker 1st anniversary) Saturday 8pm (Thomas Gray and Breslin family Ennybegs). Lourdes pilgrimage fund collection Saturday 16/ Sunday 17 February 2013. All masses in the parish collection taken up after holy communion. St Olivers Cullyfad mass Wednesday at 6.30pm.
THEOLOGY: Home study course in theology with lectures at weekends. Attain higher cert diploma, BA hons degree levels contact Priory Inst Tallagh Dublin tel 01 4048124/ www.prioryinstitute.com.
LOTTO: Lotto numbers drawn weekend 3/2/12 – 4, 9, 25, 13. 20 euro winners Gerry Bratten Micknagh; John Browne Kiltyreher; Ethan & Senan c/o Hughes; Michael Kenny Clontumpher; Igoe family Micknagh. Sellers prize John McKenna. Jackpot 3000 euro.
GIVE BLOOD: The Irish Blood Transfusion mobile clinic will be in attendance at the Longford Arms Hotel on Wednesday 13/Thursday 14 February 2013 from 4.30pm – 8pm.
ARTHRITIS IRELAND: A six week course entitled “Living Well with Arthritis” will be held in the Family Centre St Mels Road Longford commencing Tuesday 19 February 2013. Register call tel 01 6470206.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Swimming - If there is anyone interested in participating in the Swimming, please text 087 9436097. The categories are: 1-length Freestyle U8 Boys & Girls; 1-length Freestyle U10 Boys & Girls; 1-length Backstroke U10 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Breaststroke U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U12 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Breaststroke U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Butterfly U14 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Freestyle U16 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Backstroke U16 Boys & Girls; 2-lengths Butterfly U16 Boys & Girls; Squad (4x1 length Freestyle + 2 subs) U13 Boys & Girls; Squad (4x50m Medley + 2 subs) U16 Boys & Girls. County Longford Community Games Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relay events will be held on the 2nd. March, at 11 a.m at Ballymahon GAA Grounds. The age categories for Cross Country are U13 Boys and Girls. The age categories for Mixed Distance Relays are: U12 Boys and Girls; U14 Boys and Girls. There is no need to pre-register for same, all children who turn up can participate. Best of luck to all our Cross Country Runners. Project – If there is anyone interested in completing a Project, please text 087 9436097. The age categories are U11 Boys, Girls & Mixed, U13 Boys, Girls & Mixed, U16 Boys, Girls & Mixed. The topics are U11 – The Greatest Invention of all time; U13 – Is the focus of underage sport based on taking part or winning?; U16 – Research and discuss the impact advertising and the media has on the sort of lifestyle choices young people make. The Indoor Soccer qualifiers and finals took place on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th January last in Kenagh. Killoe were represented by three teams. Despite putting in a good performance, the Boys U13 team were unfortunate to be knocked out in their game against Clonbroney, who went on to win the County Final. Well done to team members – Shane Igoe, James Moran, Cian Dooner, Eoin Walsh, Enda Bracken, Reece Reid Leonard, Evan Farrelly and Euan Finneran and many thanks to Martina Igoe who trained the team. The Boys U10 team won their qualifier against Lanesboro but were then beaten in the next round by Longford South, who went on to win the final. Well done to the lads on the team for the great effort they put into their games, Joe Morrissey, Gavin Farrelly, Oisin McManus, Colm Coyle, Cian Leonard, Shane Dooner, Jack Finneran and Jack Reichert and many thanks to David Donnelly and Brian Finneran who trained and managed the team. Last but by no means least, the Girls U13 team took part in what was probably the most exciting game of the weekend, when they took on Carrickedmond in the semi-final. Both teams were very well matched, with a nil-all draw when the full-time whistle blew. This was followed by extra time and penalties, and still no winner for the match. Sudden death was the unfortunate decider for the end result, with Killoe losing out to Carrickedmond. Well done to all the girls for providing such great entertainment and battling it out to the last, Molly Clarke, Aishling Morrissey, Emily McCarthy, Emma Jane Gilna, Anna Moorhead, Aoife Sheridan, Orla Macken and Niamh Brady. Many thanks to Paul McCarthy for training and managing the team. Well done to all three teams and hopefully we’ll see you back again next year for Indoor Soccer.