Congratulations: We heartily congratulate our neighbours in Abbeyshrule on bringing honour and glory to the County by winning the overall National Tidy Towns Competition and also the tidiest Village in Ireland. After many years of voluntary community work carried out tirelessly, this was just reward. The community enjoyed the celebrations, after being crowned on Monday last before heading off to Venlo in Holland for the results of the Entente florale Competition on Friday. This was icing on the cake for the committee when they were awarded first prize in Europe and won the gold medal. We can be proud that two of our community men Pat Byrne and John Joe Ward played no small part in this great victory with their experience and horticultural talents. These two men have achieved four All Ireland successes, having previously been involved in Ardagh’s three All Ireland titles.
GAA: Results of GAA lotto draw held in Casey’s Carrickboy on Monday 10th September for a jackpot of €5,050. Numbers drawn were 3, 14, 17, 26. There were no jackpot winners. Match 3 winners were Lizzie Clyne and Patrick Murphy, Aghana each €50. This week’s draw took place in Mitchells on Monday night. Results next week.
Inny Anglers: Results of last week’s Inny anglers Lotto draw for a jackpot of €2,350. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners were Noel Nolan and Bernadette Kenny.
Well Done: Legan Sarsfield are thought to the County Junior Final as a result of their win over Drumlish in the Semi-Final replay on Sunday last at Pearse Park. The final is expected to be played on weekend 29/30th September. Check fixtures for details.
Raising Funds for Haiti: Local man, John Murray will travel to Haiti on November 22 next to assist with the Haiti effort. Last weekend he held a very successful bed push fundraiser and would like to take the opportunity this week, to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser in any way. Special thanks to everyone who supported on the day and to Padraig and Lorraine Kelly who were the main organisers. Thanks also to Mary Casey, Lanesboro who provided tea along the way and to Sr Ita and Carmel Reynolds who organised refreshments. It was very successful and all funds raised will help with the regeneration effort in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010.