Ballinalee

WHIST DRIVE: The monthly whist drive takes place in Currycahill on Tuesday 5th Feb at 8pm.

WHIST DRIVE: The monthly whist drive takes place in Currycahill on Tuesday 5th Feb at 8pm.

AGM: The AGM of Sean Connollys GAA Club takes place on Friday February 8th at 8pm in the clubhouse . Nomination form will be with members this week. The AGM is open to new members who wish to join the club for 2013. The accounts for 2012 will be presented at this meeting to be adopted. This meeting is the forum for any queries etc people have re club matters including finance.

COMHALTAS: Membership is now due for 2013 for CCE. Adults 12 euro, Juniors 6 euro. Families 20 euro. This years county fleadh will once again take place in Ballinalee on the 2nd weekend of May. Contact Kate McKenna 086 8350148 or Helen Reilly 087 9816012.

LOTTO: 6, 8, 25, 28. No jackpot winner. 3 X 20 euro Sean McEoin Rossmuc Hse; Maureen Bracken Longford Rd and Ciaran Fox Ballyreaghan. Sellers prize Frankie Brady. Envelopes 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.

COACHING: Training for all U16 and U18 players this Friday night at 6.45 in Maguire Park.

PARTY: The annual senior citizens party will take place on Sunday next Feb 3rd at 2.30pm in the Stags Head. Please give your names to Carmel Declan or myself. If you wish to donate a spot prize please drop into the Stags Head.

TODDLER GROUP: The mother and toddler group meets every Monday morning 10am – 12am in Currycahill. It covers babies and up to pre school year. All welcome.

BADMINTON: Badminton continues Tuesday night in the Thomas Ashe Hall 8.30 – 10.30pm.New members welcome.

COACHING: A foundation level coaching course will take place on Saturday Feb 9th in Maguire Park from 9am – 3pm with a break for refreshments. Contact Colin Dalton if you wish to participate.

Draws: Lines are on sale for a draw in aid of the senior citizens party. 2 euro each. 1st prize is a large hamper. Please support.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Congrats to the U13 boys who won the indoor 5 a side county finals recently played in Kenagh. They now play in Leinster against Meath shortly. The team was Evan Tully, Ronan Reehil, Finn Brady, Daniel Reynolds, Conor Blessington and Séan O’Sullivan. Manager was Des Reynolds.

SCOIL SAMTHAINN AND ECOLOGY: Scoil Samhthann is a very environmentally aware school and has already obtained two of An Taisce’s globally recognised “green flag” awards. These flags were awarded as a result of the children’s efforts to reduce the litter production and energy use in the school. This year the children are working towards reducing their water usage and becoming more aware of water conservation. The children measure their water usage daily, monitor taps for leaks, use rainwater to water plants, created a water saving motto and logo and designed water awareness posters for the school. They would like to encourage everyone to be more conscious of their water usage at home too as little changes, such as having a shorter shower, can make a huge difference. Remember that by working together we can all help the environment .