Lotto results for weekend 7/8 February, numbers drawn as follows 2, 11, 19, 27. No winners. Lucky dip winners: Ciarn Brady, Cornadrung; Colm Mc Nerney, Corrickadorish; Ciarn Reilly, Smear; Geraldine Faughnan, Cornageeha. Colmcille GFC monster draw tickets on sale now. 1st prize €1000 flight vouchers, 2nd prize €500, 3rd prize €300 firewood. €2500 total prize fund. Tickets €10 each or 3 for €20 on sale now. Draw takes place St Patrick’s weekend. Club members are currently out selling tickets, we ask you to please support your local GAA club.
Colmcille gardening club invite you to a talk with Fíann ó Nualláin award winning garden designer, author and TV/Radio broadcaster. Topics include, Grow your own vegetables,Sustainable gardening,and First aid for garden plants. Saturday 7th March at 2.30pm, Admission €5 (including refreshments). Everyone welcome.
Ballinamore Drama Festival
Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place in the Community Centre Ballinamore from Sunday March 8th until Sunday March 15th. We have a great line up of plays, with groups travelling from Cavan, Tyrone, Wexford, Sligo, Dublin, Donegal and Kildare to perform, plus the Corn Mill Theatre Group from Carrigallen. It’s a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion in the town. Come along any night or every night and support this community week of entertainment
The Real McCoy
Killeen Dramatic Society presents “The Real McCoy” a three act comedy by Tommy Marren in The Community Centre Granard on Thursday and Friday 26th and 27th of February and again on Monday 2nd March. Curtain up at 8.30pm
Leebeen Park Table Quiz in Murtagh’s has become a social calendar fixture hereabouts and Friday last was no exception. Tables sprang up in every conceivable corner of both Bar and Lounge as locals and visitors gathered to support this very popular amenity which attracts patrons from all over North Longford and South-East Cavan. With questions organised as ever by veteran quiz master, Kieran Tonra and delivered by his local understudy, Myles O’Reilly, a great night was had by one and all. In the end and only after a second tie breaker, the Reilly family from Mullahoran emerged victorious from Gerry McKeon and family, Smear Road. Prizes for the popular interval raffle were donated by Little Rascals Pre-school; Guinness/Diageo, Dublin; Luie McEntire; Gerry Ellis [Fresh To-day]; Joe & Geraldine Mulligan and Kevin & Peggy McLoughlin to each of whom Leebeen Park Committee are very grateful as they especially are to the many friends and supporters who provided lots of spot prizes between each of the ten rounds of questioning. Finally, the committee wish to thank old and new friends and participating teams from “The HOME parish” and especially from our neighbouring parishes of Dromard, Arva, Gowna, Mullahoran, Granard and Longford town. Details of our forthcoming draw were announced on the night and tickets will be on sale in a couple of weeks time for some very attractive prizes indeed.
Our local Nathan Brady took part in the All Ireland Scor na nog Final on Saturday the 14th of February in the City West Hotel. He reached this stage in the solo singing competition securing the Leinster title. Along with friends and family Nathan headed to City West in the early hours of Saturday morning. Up against three solo artists the standard proved to be high. Singing “The Town I Loved So Well” Nathan gave a great performance. Unfortunately, Nathan wasn’t successful in the All Ireland final. He would like to thank everyone for their kind support
97 Years Young
We would like to congratulate Frank Sullivan, Aughakine, who recently celebrated his 97th birthday at a party in his home with family and friends.
Four generations of the Sullivan family gathered to celebrate a life that took Frank to Belfast to work in construction in 1942, the Bog of Allen where he worked at the turf making in 43 and on to Dublin later to again work in construction. One of Frank’s favourite pastimes is music and at one stage back in the 1930s he actually played in a band in local halls and at fundraising functions around the locality. To this day, Frank still enjoys playing his accordion and getting out to his local for drink and a chat with his family and many friends. Happy birthday, Frank, we wish you continued good health.