Ballinalee

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 1, 3, 13, 14. No jackpot winner. 1 X 60 euro Marie and Lola c/o Seamus Maguire. Sellers prize Liz Heaney. Jackpot 5300 euro. Draw in the Stags Head.

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 1, 3, 13, 14. No jackpot winner. 1 X 60 euro Marie and Lola c/o Seamus Maguire. Sellers prize Liz Heaney. Jackpot 5300 euro. Draw in the Stags Head.

COUNTY MINORS: Best of luck to the county U18 gaelic team who play Laois in the 1st round of the championship today Wednesday. Dessie Reynolds is a member of the team and Colin Dalton is part of the management team.

HILLSIDE CLUB: The club meet today at 11am in Currycahill. Carmel Reynolds and team on duty. New members always welcome.

GARDA SERVICE: Monday 1-3pm, Thursday 4-6pm in the old credit union office.

PONY SHOW: Omitted from last week’s piece was a thank you to Martin and Mary Farrell and caterers who provided food and hospitality after the recent “hunt” in the village.

ROSE: All roads lead to Farrells this Sat night for the Rose of the Show in aid of the Connemara Pony Show with entrants from all over the county hoping to win the title. Guest judge on the night is well known comedian Katherine Lynch. Music by Rhythm and Sticks. Tickets 5 euro.

APRIL SONGS OF PRAISE CORBOY: Presbyterian Church invite you to April Songs of Praise this Sunday April 21st at 3pm. Special guest James Kilbane. Refreshments after and offering in aid of Longford Hospice.

CLONBRONEY COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to the U16 pitch and putt team who came 1st in the county finals held in the Acres Ballinalee over the weekend. They now go on to represent Longford in the National Finals which will be held in the Acres on May 25th. The team were Joe Heaney Daire Duggan, Daniel Reynolds Charlie Reilly and Evan Tully. A special congratulations to Joe Heaney and Daniel Reynolds who had the best overall scores on the day and won some nice golf lessons courtesy of Longford Golf Club. A thank you also to all who contributed to the recent church gate collection.

DANCING: Congrats to Regina Rawle who recently won a medal at the Irish Dancing C’ships held in Boston.

PARISH DANCE: Total raised from the recent parish dance was 3400 euro with half going to parish funds and half to Scoil Samthann. Thanks to those that supported the night and gave spot prizes etc.

CLONBRONEY PARISH NEWSLETTER: Items for inclusion in the newsletter need to be in the parish office by midday on Thursday.

EARTH DAY: Earth Day 2013: the face of climate change. Every year on April 22 more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe individuals communities organisations and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it. How many people know that Ireland is paying penal interest because of the shortfall in our commitment to international agreements to reduce our annual Co2 output ? On Monday next more than one billion people around the world will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. Communities everywhere will voice their concerns for the planet and take action to protect it. Collectively they will harness that power to show the world the face of Climate Change. Between now and April 22 Earth Day’s network will collect and display images of people animals and places directly affected or threatened by climate change , as well as images of people stepping up to do something about it. The world will be told their stories. To do this everyone’s help is needed: people are needed to be ‘climate reporters’ by sending pictures and stories that show the face of Climate Change (good or bad) locally – just google Earth Day 2013.

HURLING: Congrats to Keith Molihan Aughamore who was a member of the county hurling team who won the Div 3 B League Final on Sunday last against Sligo. Their next game is in Warrickshire (UK) in 3 weeks time.