Cycle and climb

Cycle and climb

The 5th annual Glenn Brady Memorial Cycle and climb will take place on Sunday, May 31st. This unique event is challenging and most rewarding, with 147km cycle and a 3-3.5 hour climb on Croagh Patrick. So there is plenty of time to train and we will look forward to another very successful day on May 31st. Details on Registration will be available in the coming weeks.

Operation transformation

Bunlahy Area Action Group host Operation Transformation, starting Sunday, 25th of January at 12.30pm in Creegan’s, Bunlahy (outside not inside). We invite everyone to come along, get fit and loose a few pounds. The programme will run for 8 weeks. Entry will be €50. This entitles you to 8 one hour fitness classes in Canon Kelly Hall, every Tuesday night at 8 o’clock. Every Sunday morning, starting on the 25th, there will an organised walk/run at 9am from Bunlahy, followed by a ‘weigh-in’. All ‘weigh-ins’ will be carried out in a discrete manner. There will be prizes at completion for individuals and teams who have the greatest percentage weight loss. For further information and to book your place, please text/call David on 087-7970464 or Mary on 087-9964366. So forget about ‘no pain no gain’, our motto is ‘fun on the run’

Ballymore draw

Ballymore GFC held their supporters monthly draw on Friday the 9th of January in Creegan’s, Bunlahy. The following were the winners, €1000: Peter Costello, Edgeworthstown. €100: Margret Hand, Mullinalaghta; €100: John McElvaney, Coolarty; €100: Assumpta Monaghon, Killeen. Our next draw will be held in McElvaney’s pub, Coolarty on Friday the 30th of January. Thanks again to everyone for their continued support in our draw.


Sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Michael and Ann Cadden and to their daughters Mary and Rosin on the very sad death of Martin which occurred in New Zealand last week. Martin’s mother was the former Ann Farley from Rathcor, so we offer condolences to Ann’s mother, Mrs Ellen Farley and to the extended Farley family. Martin was a past pupil of Ard Scoil Phadraic in Granard where he was very popular with all the students and teachers and he was a most obliging and helpful young man who will be sorely missed by all. May he rest in peace and may his heart broken parents, sisters and extended family be comforted at this sad time.

Ballymore Kube

On Saturday night, February 28th next, Ballymore GFC will present DE KUBE in The Longford Arms Hotel starting at 8pm. This very popular show with a 3,000 euro prize fund is sure to provide a great nights entertainment and with music by the very popular Busy Fingers Band, this is a night out not to be missed. Tickets are now on sale at 20 euro each and are available from club members and players. Over 18s only and for more information visit Ballymore GAA on facebook.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the McNally family, Aughafin and the McKeown families, Molly on the death of Mrs. Ellen Rose McNally which occurred last week. May she rest in peace.

Country Markets

Granard country markets returns on this Friday morning January 16th at their premises beside the post office from 8-30am to 11-00am. All the usual home baking crafts and fire wood will be available and the folks at the market are looking forward to seeing all their friends again.

Historical society

The local historical will have it’s first meeting of 2015 on Thursday, January 15th at 7-30pm in Rath Mhuire Resouce Centre and members are reminded to bring old photographs. Contact Jackie on 6686309.

Birthday greetings

Congratulations to Thomas McNally, Coolarty who celebrated his 21st birthday with a great party for family and friends in Fay’s Bar on Saturday night last. Also to Stephen Gorman, Killeen who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. We hope both young men had a great time and best wishes for many more celebrations.

Sympathy, Ballymahon and Ballycloughan on the recent death of James Hogan. May he rest in peace.


The ever popular game of whist is back in the community centre in Granard on this Sunday night at 8-30pm with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the centre.


The annual Clonfin commemoration ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 1st with Mass at 11-30am and the ceremony in Clonfin at 3pm.