Lotto Draw: St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Thursday 6th December. Winning numbers were 2, 3, 25, 26 with jackpot of €1450 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Mary Fitzpatrick, Kilmore. Lisa Mullin c/o Pat McDermott, Carnagh Lower. Peadar McGovern, Toome. Larry Donoghue, Carricknabrick and Mary Cawley. Next draw will take place in The Angler’s Rest with a jackpot of €1500. The following are on sales this week-end. Hideaway: Martin Matthews. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Patrick Fox. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCabe.. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 6.00p.m. on Monday..
Ladies Footballers: As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local shops or are available from club members. Match the bonus number in Saturday’s night draw you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The number drawn on Saturday 1st December was 41. Unfortunately there was not a winner.
Monster Draw: Once again St. Columba’s G.F.C and Mullinalaghta Community Centre committee have joined forces for their annual Christmas draw. As usual there are some excellent prizes up for grabs. 1st prize is a 32’’ Flatscreen TV. 2nd Massive Christmas Hamper. 3rd Sunday Lunch for two in Pikers Lodge. There are numerous other prizes such as bottles of brandy, whiskey, plum pudding and Christmas candle. Also included are vouchers for Reflexology, Chiropody, Hairdressing and meat. Draw will take place on Sunday 16th December. Tickets are just €2 each or three for €5. Tickets are available in all the local shops and from committee members associated with community centre and football club.
Fireside Tales: Lovers of folklore and stories from long ago will be delighted to hear that Jude Flynn has published his 10th issue of much acclaimed Fireside Tales. As usual Jude has stories from many parishes around the county. These will of great interest to both young and old. Like previous editions this publication gives a marvellous insight of life years ago.
Engagement: Congratulations are extended to Lizzie Donohoe, Derrycasson and Barry Kiernan, Fostra on the recent announcement. On behalf of both their families and friends we wish them well for the future.
Charity Game: On St. Stephen’s Day a novel game will take place in the ‘Laurels’ with both ladies and gents lining out on the same teams. With a 1.30p.m throw in a great hour of fun, craic and entertainment is guaranteed.
Presentation: On this Sunday 16th December presentation of medals to Northern Gaels players will take place in Mullinalaghta community centre. We say well done to the youngsters and their management on what was another very successful year for them. They will receive medals for their endeavours in the following competitions – U12 League, U16 Championship – League, U18 League, Special League and North Leinster League. Proceedings will get underway at 5.30p.m. All are welcome to come along.
Gun Club: Mullahoran / Mullinalaghta Gun Club annual draw has been deferred . It will now take in conjunction with Game Night which will take place in The Hideaway on Saturday 2nd February. More details later.
Christmas Cards: The local Foroige club have Christmas cards on sale depicting St. Columba’s Church in the snow. They would be very suitable for friends and family members away from home. Cards are available in local shops or from members of the club at €1 each or six for €5.
Christmas Play: The Christmas play took place on Saturday night last. The children had been rehearsing diligently since September. The hard work certainly paid off with a very enjoyable and entertaining performance. Sincere thanks to all the children, their parents and all for their cooperation in putting on the show. Appreciation is expressed to the following who gave prizes – Sheelin Meats, Councillor P.J. Reilly and Abby Workshop, Granard. The night finished off with a visit from Santa. The children will be taken to Bo Peep at the Back Stage theatre, Longford.
Got An Idea: St. Columba’s N.S. Board of Management would like to invite you to put forward your ideas as to what should be done with our old school building. The building has recently been renovated, so we now need to get it up and running as a working building. All suggestions are welcome. If you would like to make a proposal as to what purpose it could hold, please write down your idea and post back or hand into school.
Bag Packing: The committee associated with the local community centre will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Longford on this Friday14th December and Saturday 15th December. Your support for this project would be very much appreciated. Anyone wishing to help out on either day should contact Margaret Hand, Larkfield as soon as possible.