Community games: Annual Ardagh/Moydow/Glen Community Games Track & Field Day will be held on Saturday 20 April at Moydow GAA grounds, Registration at 1:30pm, races start at 2pm SHARP so everyone please be early so you don’t miss the starters whistle! The great news is that this year 2 children in every event get to go forward to the County Athletics Final. Yes, it is true...double the winners this year! So we need a HUGE turnout of all children in the parish U8-U16 years so that we can fill all the places, especially all the girls come out and run. Remember races start at 2pm sharp. Parents most welcome to lend a hand so things will run smoothly. Any ?s contact Leslie Finnan 087-7960476. Community Games County Athletics Final date Sun 9 June 2013 in Ballymahon. Please mark your calendar now. Community Games Skittles competition Saturday 27 April in Ballinalee for U12-U16. Want to try something different? If any children would like to be included please contact Eamon O’Kane or Leslie Finnan to sign up.
RUGBY: Best of luck to Derek Farrell Ballinree and all at Longford Rugby Club who have reached the Provisional Towns Cup Final for the first time in 81 years. Derek will captain the Longford team who play Tullamore in Edenderry RFC on Sunday next 21st April at 3pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.
MACRA NA FEIRME: Congratulations to Kieran O’Dowd Gurteen Sligo on becoming national president of Macra na Feirme. His wife Caroline teaches in Scoil Bhride Glen. We wish him well.
AGRICULCTURAL SHOW: A meeting of Longford Agricultural Show Society takes place in Moydow on Wednesday night 24th April at 9pm.
ARDAGH & BALLCLOUGAN COMMUNITY ALERT: A meeting of the Ardagh & Ballycloughan Community Alert will take place in Ardagh Community Centre on Wednesday 17th April at 8pm. Sergeant Paul McDermott Crime Prevention Officer for the Roscommon and Longford Division will be in attendance to give advice/help and answer questions in relation to crime prevention in our homes and farms etc.
CONFIRMATION: Congratulations to all those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Brigids Church on Saturday last.
TIDY TOWN LOTTO 2400 EURO: Numbers drawn 9,11,24,29. No winner . 25 euro each to Mary Murphy c/o Bingo Susan Eades Ardagh; Brigie Coughlan Kenagh. Bingo every Tuesday night at 9pm.
BEREAVEMENT: The death took place on Monday lats of Maggie Dowler, Ardagh Village. To her sons Paul, Eamon, John and Aidan, daughters Mary, Carmel and Mags , brother Bill Joe, sister Maureen and their families we extend deepest sympathy. We also extend sympathy to the family and friends of John Channon who died on Friday last. May they rest in peace.
SPRING CLEAN TIDY UP: Ardagh Tidy Towns Spring Clean taking place on Saturday next 20th April at 10am. Meet at the Heritage Centre. Contact Brendan on 086 2887910.