Ardagh

Christmas Party

Christmas Party

The senior citizens annual Christmas party took place on Sunday last in the Community Centre and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd in attendance. Thanks to all involved in making the day so enjoyable. The organising committee wish to thank all who supported the Church door collections, all who donated spot prizes, the sponsors, your generosity is very much appreciated.

St. Brigid’s Day

Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 1st February in honour of St. Brigid at 10am in St. Brigid’s Church. Please make and bring St. Brigid’s Crosses for blessing during Mass. A procession to St. Brigid’s well will take place immediately after Mass. It is hoped that as many people as possible will come. Bring the wellies.

Social Services

Thanks to all who supported the Church gate collection recently, €354 was donated to Social Services.

Scoil Bhride

Enrolment forms for Scoil Bhride, Glen are now available to be collected in person from the school office or by telephone during school hours on 043 6671778.

Enrolment

Enrolment forms for St. Mel’s N.S. Ardagh are now available to collect in person from the school office, or request by phone on 043 6675269.

Tidy Towns Lotto €4,300

Numbers drawn 10,11,14,29, No winner, €25 each to Brendan Bannon, Coolcaw; Tommy Farrell, Ballinrudddy; Seamus Maguire, Soran, Ballinalee. Bingo every Tuesday night at 8.30pm.

Elev8 Sports Stars

Congratulations to Cian McPhillips for being selected as the Co. Longford athlete to participate in the RTE2 Children’s show Elev8. Everyone can follow his progress on Monday afternoons at 4pm for the next few weeks. Be sure to look into the crowd to get a glimpse of Cian’s family and friends in blue and yellow, who all went to University of Limerick Adventure Centre for the filming.

AMG Youth Activities

Every Friday 7-8pm in the Ardagh Community Centre. Good luck to the AMG teams taking part in the County Community Games U14 Table Quiz on Fri 31 January in the Park House, Edgeworthstown..

AMG Chess

Excellent result for both U12 and U16 Chess teams as AMG won both age groups in the County Community Games Final on Saturday 25 January at Killoe NS. The U12 team advanced after their away win against Ballymahon\Forgney last week to put in a perfect round in the final. Well done to Brendan Finnan, Daniel Hayden, Paul Smyth, Nora May Pearman Howard, Ronan Keenan, Colm Hoysted & Maria Corkery. Brendan Finnan, captain of AMG U12 Chess team, received the Co. Longford Community Games Perpetual Shield on behalf of his team from Community Games President Patsy Kenny. The U16 team had to hold their nerve until the very end as the final match determined AMG to be the winners. William Smyth, Dillon Ryan, Adam Ryan, Meghan Finnan & Garreth Mulleady were the AMG U16 players. The Captain of AMG U16 Chess team William Smyth accepted the U16 Perpetual Shield from County Vice Chairperson Dolores O’Driscoll. Both teams will need to put in extra hours of preparation to get ready to go forward to the Leinster rounds vs Meath in the coming months. Thanks to Eamon O’Kane, Martin Smyth & Leslie Finnan for preparing both teams and to Pat McCarrick, referee, at the County Finals. Indoor Soccer: There has been a fantastic response to indoor soccer this year and AMG are entering both Girls & Boys teams in U10 & U13 groups. Round 1 matches are in progress, hope all the children enjoy this fast paced game. Thank you to all the adult volunteers who are organising the teams for our area: Michael Hayden, Padraig Smyth, Paddy McPhillips, Brendan Hogan, Paul Harkin, Caitriona Hayden, Noelle Gillen and Laura McPhillips.