Ballinalee

COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to everyone who took part in the County Community Games Final on Sunday last and to all the Parents who helped out on the day. We had a very successful day with the following athletes all winning medals - Gold medals went to the following - U16 Girls Relay Team ( Maeve Donnelly, Emer Heaney, Martina Harte & Michelle Heaney. Daniel Reynolds U10 hurdles; Regina Rawle - U10 hurdles; Nicole Lynch - girls U14 long kick; Evan Tully - Boys U12 long puck. Silver Medals - Jonathan Blessington U14 Boys - 100m; John Rawle U8 - 60m; Sinead Heaney - U14 girls shot putt; Daniel Collum u16 boys 100m; Des Reynolds U16 – Discus; Bronze: Shauna Earlie - U16 Javelin U14 girls relay ( Nicole Lynch, Emma Doris, Sharon Brady, Zena Coyle); U16 Boys relay ( Des Reynolds, Daniel Collum, Patrick Earley, Dominic Waters); Conor Blessington - U10 boys - 200m; Anyone with Jerseys can they hand them back to Rosie.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to everyone who took part in the County Community Games Final on Sunday last and to all the Parents who helped out on the day. We had a very successful day with the following athletes all winning medals - Gold medals went to the following - U16 Girls Relay Team ( Maeve Donnelly, Emer Heaney, Martina Harte & Michelle Heaney. Daniel Reynolds U10 hurdles; Regina Rawle - U10 hurdles; Nicole Lynch - girls U14 long kick; Evan Tully - Boys U12 long puck. Silver Medals - Jonathan Blessington U14 Boys - 100m; John Rawle U8 - 60m; Sinead Heaney - U14 girls shot putt; Daniel Collum u16 boys 100m; Des Reynolds U16 – Discus; Bronze: Shauna Earlie - U16 Javelin U14 girls relay ( Nicole Lynch, Emma Doris, Sharon Brady, Zena Coyle); U16 Boys relay ( Des Reynolds, Daniel Collum, Patrick Earley, Dominic Waters); Conor Blessington - U10 boys - 200m; Anyone with Jerseys can they hand them back to Rosie.

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 2, 22, 25, 30. 5 X 20 euro James Flynn; Rose Burke, John & John Marian Nugent Paddy Brady. Sellers prize Jenny McNamee. This week’s jackpot 2200 euro. Draw for month of July in the Stags Head.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy to Annie Kenny and family Moatfarrell on the death of her sister Rose Egan in Casttlerea last weekend RIP.

LADIES: Well done to the Longford ladies U16 gaelic team who recently won the Leinster B Championship. Thee were three local girls on the team Emer Heaney Kilshrewley Michelle Farrell Aughagreagh and Aisling Reynolds Aughnashannagh.

GREEN FLAG: Well done to the teachers and pupils from our local national school who received their 2nd green flag from Gary Brady environmental officer with Longford County Council . We hope all enjoy their summer break.

TIDY TOWNS: Please continue to support the local tidy towns. The members are meting each Monday evening at 7.30pm on the hill. Please bring equipment with you.

SUMMER CAMP: The GAA summer camp takes place in Maguire Park July 4th -8th 10am – 2.30pm.Cost 55 euro per child with a reduction for additional children. Forms available in Carrigys. All the usual sports football hurling rounders handball.

CHURCH NOTICES: Collectors for July Michael Carrigy Patk Hagan counters Rita McEvoy and Lil Smith.

GAA: Well done to the reserve team who have qualified for the Div 4 final due to take place this weekend. Please check the fixtures list in the sports section for time and venue.

WEDDING BELLS: The pretty wedding took place recently of Fiona daughter of Bertie and Eillen Spollen Firmount and Gene Curley in Holy Trinity Church Ballinalee. The chief celebrant was Fr Brian Brennan. Chief bidesmaids was Maureen Murphy and bridesmaids Catherine Hession and Marianna Cunningham. The bestman was David Rolston with groomsman Padraig Kearney and Karol McDonald. Flowergirls were Breannna Spollen and Chloe Spollen. Pageboys Caolain Spollen and Ryan Spollen. All the guests enjoyed a beautiful meal in the Mullingar Park hotel and danced he night away. We wish Fiona and gene health and happinesss in the years ahead.

WEDING BELLS: The pretty wedding took place recently of Brian son of Tom and Benadette O’Neill Firmount and Eileen daughter of Sean and Bridget Reilly. Gelsha in St Colmcilles Church Aughnacliffe. The celebrants were Fr Seamus McKeon and Fr Brian Brennan. The chief bridesmaid was Caroline Reilly with bridesmaid Lisa Reilly and Fiona Lee. The bestman was Patk O’Neill with groomsman Thomas O’Neill and Derek Reynolds. Flowergirl was Clodagh Reilly and pageboy Gavin Shauhghnessy. Ushers were Kieran Conlon and Liam Reilly. Music in the church by Catriona Reynoldds and Rachel Masterson. All the guests enjoyed a beautiful meal in the Crover house hotel Cavan and danced the night away. We wish them both every good health and happiness in the future.

GAA: Well done to Martin Brady and Jams McKenna both from Soran who are members of the Longford senior team who had a good win over Cavan on Sat last. We wish them success when they take on Tyrone on Sat week.

CEMETERY SUNDAY: There were large crowds at the blessings in both St Emers and St James on Sunday last. Many thanks to the men on the rural social scheme who maintain both graveyards. If anybody has any queries or complaints please contact Micahel Carrigy who is coordinator of the scheme 3323101.

NOTES: If you have any notes for the Longford Leader please email them to ballinaleenotes@hotmail.com by 6pm on Sunday evening.