Get out get active

Get out get active

On Sunday morning last over seventy adults and nineteen teenagers did the morning walk at 9am. This was a really great start. On Monday evening at 8pm close on forty took part in the boot camp. Even though the night was frosty it was enjoyed by all taking part and also by the lookers-on. Great crowds are also making use of the Park at night when lights are on. All this will continue for another four weeks with February 15 as the final date. So well done to all on your efforts so far. Sponsorship cards are available if anyone wants to use them as a means of raising the 50 euro. Thanks to all who have already paid. All that have paid monies by February 1 will be entered into a draw to win free entry ie your money back. Sponsorship cards can be got from Micheál Carrigy, Jimmy Fox, Michael O’Sullivan, Frank Reynolds. Good luck with the next four weeks and please visit us on facebook. Still not too late to join !

Hillside club

The club returned after the Christmas break on Wednesday last. Everyone was looking fit and well. It was a nice relaxed couple of hours with great stories about what Santa brought to everyone. The next club day will be on Wednesday, January 29 from 11am to 1pm with Mary’s team on duty.

Senior citizens Christmas party

Only one week away now, the long awaited Christmas party is next Sunday in the Stags Head at 2pm. Please come in good time, have your places secured and be chewing by 2.15pm. There will be plenty of entertainment of music, song and dance and who knows, maybe a special guest – anything is possible. Please give your name at the Post office or to Carmel Reynolds not later than Friday next. Also if you can, please support the 2 euro lines in all the shops in the village, the proceeds from which help to fund the party. Presents are also welcome so that there will be ‘something for everyone in the audience’ !

Six week yoga course

Six week yoga course will start in the Thomas Ashe Hall on Wednesday, January 29 from 8-9.30pm. For further information please phone Maureen Bracken M.I.H.C.A. 043 3323196.

Missing fox hounds

Fox hounds missing in the Ballinalee area. Contact 087 1762976.

Young scientist

Well done to all the children from 6th class in Scoil Samthann who attended the recent BTT Young Scientist exhibition in the RDS. The project was titled “The insulation and conduction properties of materials”.


Numbers drawn 1, 14, 18, 22. No jackpot winner, 3 X 20 euro Nathan Conefrey, Lisameen; Peter O’Reilly, Clonbroney and Ryan Murphy, c/o Murphs Bar, Longford. Sellers prize: Patrick Earlie. Jackpot 9,200 euro. Draw in the Stag’s Head for month of January on Monday nights.

GAA draw

Tickets are on sale locally for the GAA national Draw for 10 euro. All proceeds go towards the local GAA club to cover insurance etc for all players from 16 upwards which costs the club 4,000 euro per year. Prizes include trips to Australia etc.


Congrats to Stephen Murtagh and Irila Ozola, Garvagh, who announced their engagement recently.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Carmel Lane and family, France Road on the death of her brother Tom Curtin in New York last week. RIP.

Lost dog

Wired hair Jack Russel gone missing from St John’s estate on January 18th. He is chipped and has a dog collar with a blank plate. Contact Jeanette 086 3626280. Reward offered.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Patsy Kenny and family, Whitehill on the death of her brother, Sean Duignan, Nenagh, Co Tipperary recently RIP.


Deepest sympathy to the Doris family, Aughnashannagh on the death of Angela Geoghegan, Galway recently. RIP.

Tidy towns

Meeting for all those interested in this years Tidy Towns will take place this Thursday night at 8pm in the Thomas Ashe Hall.

Christian unity

An ecumenical prayer service and exchange of spiritual gifts will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Church, Ballinalee on Wednesday, (January 22) at 8pm, followed by fellowship in the Thomas Ashe Hall. Home made goodies may be handed into the hall between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome.