Colmcille notes



Corr: Sean McGauran. E-mail: or phone 087-6992012

Golf Society

The Hit & Miss Golf Society held their last outing in the home of Golf, Ballinamore Golf Club. A total of 19 players turned up as usual, our Captain, again worked his favours and got us good weather on the day. The winner was John Carragher, John found the front nine difficult but played great golf on the back nine to achieve a winning score of 36 points. In his prize winning speech, he thanked our Captain for having the course in such pristine condition and agreed this was the home of golf. Our next outing is on the 19th September at 10am tee off time in County Cavan Golf Club, please be in the clubhouse at 9:30am.

Thanksgiving Service

Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in St Thomas’s Church, Columbkille on Sunday, 20th September at 3pm. Worship will be led by Rev Hazel Hicks while the special guest preacher will be Rev Dr Jean Mackaral. There will be special music with the Presbyterian Church Choir. Supper will be served following the service. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Dolmen Club

The Dolmen Club reopening for the season on Tuesday, 22nd September. New members are welcome.


We offer our deepest sympathy to the family relations and friends of the late Elizabeth Kiernan, Annagh who passed away recently also our condolences to the families of Eamon Kiernan, Lisamuck, Longford and late of Aughakiernan and Paddy Higgins, Ballymore who also passed away recently. Our deepest sympathy also to Philomena Gormley, Pulladoey on the death of her sister, Bridget Kiernan, Carrigallen and to Philomena Walsh, Rathmore on the death of her sister-in-law, Sheila Burke, Granard.

GAA News

These are lotto results for the last couple weeks. Draw in Murtaghs 31-08-15 Numbers drawn were 13-20-26-27. €6,050 no winner. €20 winners: Peter Reilly, Smear; Seamus & Anna Tracy, Aughagragh; Gerry Kinlan, Rathmore; Eilis Hourican, Mulrick. Results for 7-09 -15, draw in Reilly’s, Jackpot €6,100.

Numbers drawn 1-8-22-27, no winner, €20 winners: George Taaffe, c/o Nellie Gormley; Katie McDonnell, c/o Darren, Helen Curran, Smear; Leigh McKeon, Clenrath.


Very best wishes to Patricia Reilly, Ballinroey, daughter of Pat and Martha who got married recently to Thomas Gallagher, Edgsworthstown. Congratulations to you both, wishing you health and happiness in your married life.


The joker game is now being ran by Colmcille Area Development Group and the jackpot started €250 first up last week was Geraldine Kiernan who turned the10 of spades and received €50. With the jackpot at €339 It was the turn of Stephen Carrigy this past weekend and Stephen turned the Jack of clubs and also won €50,Lorraine Murtagh is up next weekend with the Jackpot at €417 Best of luck Lorraine.

College Transport

Donnellys Coaches Granard have resumed their College run to Galway on Sunday evenings leaving Granard at 8pm Edgsworthstown 8.15pm, Catherdral car park Longford 8.30pm and Lanesboro at 8.45pm. More info from Seamus on 0863901060.

Angling Club

North Longford angling club will be holding their annual AGM on Monday 21st September at 9.30 pm in Murtagh’s bar Aughnacliffe. All are welcome