Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule Defibrillator Group: A class for new people wishing to learn the skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator will take place in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond on Tuesday night the 26th February. Also a re-fresher class for people interested in refreshing their CPR skills will take place in the parish hall on Tuesday night the 12th February commencing at 7:30pm. If you are interested in any of these classes please contact Seamus Mc Guire at 086-8286748, Anthony Green at 086-3993933 or Kathryn Keenan at 086-8226894.
Vacancy: Carrickedmond/Legan Community Employment Group has a vacancy for the following position. Childcare assistant in Legan Creche, Legan, Co. Longford. To apply call into the Longford FAS office & quote job Ref: 731957 D.S.P. Eligibility & Conditions apply.
Abbeyshrule Tidy Towns Calendars: Are now available and on sale in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule. These calendars contain local scenes. If interested in purchasing one of these calendars please call to the Rustic-Inn or contact Betty Mc Goey at 0449357424.
School Grinds: Experienced teacher available to teach Junior Certificate Mathematics and Science and Leaving Certificate Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Discount rates available for group bookings. Based in Abbeyshrule. Call Joanne on 0860685878.
Fas Vacancy: There are two vacancies available under the Rural Social Scheme in Abbeyshrule Village from March onwards. Applicants must be in receipt of Social Welfare Benefits and have a Valid Herd Number. Duties will include Landscaping, Grass Maintenance and Environmental Projects. Applicants please apply to Rural Social Scheme Longford Community Resources.
First Friday: This Friday the 1st February is the first Friday of the month. Fr Tiernan will carry out his usual visits to all housebound in the parish on Friday next.
Best of Luck: To Justin Mc Guire who competes in the Leinster final of the All Ireland Schools Talent search competition (in aid of child line) which takes place in the Park Hotel Mullingar on Saturday night next. Justin winner of the Longford/South Leitrim final will perform his Irish dancing act on the night and is representing his school Ballymahon Secondary school. The winner of Saturday nights Leinster final which will be hosted by special guest Brian Ormond will proceed to the National Final which will take place in the Helix Theatre Dublin in March next and will be screened by RTE television. Twelve runner up acts from Saturday nights Leinster final will go through to the All Ireland semi finals. Justin is hoping for lots of support to travel to Mullingar on Saturday night where the doors open at 7:30pm and the show will commence at 8pm. Best of luck to Justin.
Death: The death took place in Dublin recently of Chris Burton. Chris would have been known to many in the Abbeyshrule area involved in the airfield through his involvement with Abbeyshrule air show during the 1950’s and 60’s where he provided commentary on air-show days and was a big aviation follower. Chris’s son Brendan followed in the footsteps of his dad and he learned the skills of flying a plane in Abbeyshrule also and was trained by local flying instructor George Farrar. Brendan is currently an AerLingus captain. We extend our sympathy to the Bruton family.
Football Success: Congratulations to the county Longford inter county vocational schools football team and their management who recorded a great victory over Kildare in the Leinster final played in Newtowncashel on Friday night last. Local lads Patrick Farrell Doory and Martin Mc Goey Abbeyderg were both members of the victories panel. Well done to all and good luck in the All-Ireland series.
Yoga: Will re-commence in the GAA Complex Carrickedmond on Thursday night the 31st January and will run for six weeks. The class will cost €60 for six sessions with instructor Donna Ainsley. Please call Rosie Hilliard at 0449357889 to book a place in the class. Everyone welcome.
Sincere Sympathy: Is extended to the following on recent bereavements. The Mc Cormack family on the death of Nancy Mc Cormack formally Colehill. To Maraide Mc Donnell and family Morning on the death of Maraide’s uncle William Halligan Ardagh and to Edry Mills and family Abbeyshrule on the death of Edry’s mother Sydney Waters formally of Gowlan House Longford. May their souls rest in peace.
House Stations: The following are dates for up-coming stations in the parish. Friday 8th February at the home of Gabriel Mc Goey for the Driminure area. Monday 11th February at the home of Patricia Connell for the Abbeyshrule area. Friday 15th February at the home of PJ and Theresa Keegan for the Colehill area. Friday 22nd February at the home of Nora O Brien for the Lisnacreevagh area. Friday 8th March at the home of Dermot and Charlotte Mc Cormack for the Tashinney area. Monday 18th March at the home of Anthony and Mary Healy for the Kilcurry area.
COMMUNITY GAMES INDOOR SOCCER: Carrickedmond Community Games had four teams take part in the Indoor Soccer competition last weekend in Kenagh. On Saturday morning our U13 Boys were the first of our teams out. They were very unlucky in their game. The team was Mark McCormack, Eoghan McCormack, Mattewh Kelly, James McCormack, Sean McCormack, Cian Tighe & James Donovan. Our U10 Boys team reached the Semi-Final and were also unlucky, the team was Cian Hughes, Liam Egan, Conor Mulvey, Pauric Dempsey, John McCormack, Christian Cooke, Mark Murtagh, Shaun McGrath. Our U10 girls were beaten in their game and they are Caoimhe McCormack, Leah Shannon, Niamh Mulligan, Emma McGuire, Caoimhe Mulvey & Siobhan Egan. The last game was our U13 Girls who won after extra time and penalty shoot out. They played Kilashee in the final on Sunday and won 5-0, they are Grace Esler, Aoife McCormack, Orla Farrell, Ellen Shannon, Ciara Mulligan, Jodie McCormack, Grace Keegan, Kate Breslin & Niamh Dempsey. This U13 Girls team will represent Longford in the first round of Leinster at a later date. Congratulation to all the boys & girls who took part over the weekend, we hope all enjoyed the occasion. Thanks to all the parents who supported all the teams. A big thank you to all the coaches - Paula, Richard, Dermot, Eamonn, Una & Emer, your time and effort with the teams is very much appreciated. A belated congrats to our U13 Girls Table Tennis team who also won County recently. Don’t forget all other upcoming events in the Community Games calendar.