Colehill girls play in Croke Park Congratulations and best of luck to the Colehill NS girl’s football team who have been selected to play in an exhibition game during half time at the Leinster championship game on Sunday next in Croke Park between Longford and Dublin. This will be a great experience for the girls to play in the GAA headquarters and in front of what is expected to be a near full house for this championship clash. Hopefully all involved will enjoy this special day out.
Wedding Bells Congratulations to Brendan Cahill, Colehill and Mary Cronin from Co Kerry who celebrated their wedding on Friday last. The wedding ceremony which took place in the Sacred Heart Church, Carrickedmond was attended by a large gathering of the happy couple’s family and friends. The ceremony was performed by Fr Charlie Healy PP Carrickedmond. The bride who looked beautiful on the day was assisted by her chief bridesmaid, Breda Cronin and bridesmaids Hazel Southern and Yvonne Daly. The groom had as his best man Paul Moran and groomsmen for the occasion were his brothers Mick and Pat Cahill. Page boy was Oisin Cronin. Following the wedding ceremony the wedding party and friends made their way to the Park Hotel, Mullingar where a lovely meal and a wonderful night of dancing was enjoyed by all. We all join and wish Brendan and Mary many happy years of married life together.
GAA Fundraiser Carrickedmond GAA club are appealing for support from all in the parish to help cover the cost of drainage to the local GAA pitch which is ongoing at present. When complete the pitch will be available and playable all year round for everyone from children up to adult age. This is a large project been undertaking by the club and it is hoped that everyone will give their backing and help with costs and expenses to work been carried out. Committee members will be calling to all households in the parish during the coming week asking for help with the cost of the project or if you would like to make a donation to this project. If you would like more information please contact the club mobile number at 0858515392 or any club committee member.
Scholarship The Student Scholarship, sponsored by Ballymahon & District Credit Union is operational again this year. It is open to all Leaving Cert students attending the Vocational and Mercy Secondary Schools in Ballymahon. The student must be completing a FÁS Apprenticeship, full-time Certificate, Diploma or Degree course at any university, IT or approved third level college. All students who wish to enter the draw must be member of the Credit Union before close of business next weekend. The recipient of the Scholarship will receive €1,000 per annum for a maximum of three years. For more information contact the Credit Union Office in Ballymahon.
First Holy Communion Congratulations to the 2015 First Holy Communion class form Colehill NS who received their First Holy Communion at a lovely ceremony performed by Fr Healy PP in Carrickedmond church on Saturday last. A large crowd attended this special occasion and each boy and girl looked lovely on the day. Following the ceremony a party was laid on in St Sinneachs Hall Carrickedmond for the communion class and their families, where refreshments fun and lots of pictures were the order of the afternoon. The following is the communion class of 2015: Paddy Burke, Sarah McCormack, Matthew McCormack, Kyle Birmingham, Dervla Breslin, Eimear Dempsey, Patrick Egan and Luke Hartshorn.
Best of Luck To Longford senior county team who play Dublin in the Leinster championship on Sunday next in Croke Park Dublin. Special word of good luck to Barry and Garreth from the local club and to team captain Dermot Brady who lives in the parish.
Schools Green Flag Award Congratulations to Colehill NS who have been awarded the International Schools Green Flag award. This award is presented by An Taisce every year. The Green-Schools is a themed programme with schools initially focusing on the theme of Litter & Waste, and working through the seven steps for this theme and applying for the Green Flag. Once successful, the school moves onto the Energy theme, and then onto the Water theme, with a new theme introduced after each successful renewal. This links very well with the renewal of the award every two years. This year Colehill NS focused on the Energy theme. The presentation took place yesterday Tuesday in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone where the local schools were represented by the Green Flag committee members Lauren McGuire, Emma McGuire, Eve Hilliard, Osion Lane, Kerry McNamara, Madison Newman, Adain O’Shea, Cormac Egan, Shannon Luke Dalton, Hannah O’Shea, Gavin White, Paddy Burke, Luke Hartshorn and their teacher Mrs Edel Coyle. Well done all.
Training Course The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting. It offers full time business and computer training free of charge. To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment. If you are interested contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator at 087 2050589.
Happy Birthday To Packie Campbell, Abbeyshrule who celebrated a special birthday on Saturday last. Packie celebrated with family and friends with a great session of traditional music in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule where a great night was had by all. Many more happy birthdays Packie.
Novena There will be a novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Carrickedmond church beginning on Thursday, 4th June and ending on Friday, 12th June. Mass will be celebrated each evening at 8pm except Saturday the 6th June where mass will be celebrated at 10am in Carrickedmond and also at 7pm in Abbeyshrule.
Cul Camp Please note that this year’s GAA Cul Camp normally held in Carrickedmond GAA pitch will be held in Legan GAA pitch due to ongoing work at Carrickedmond GAA pitch. This year’s camp will run from the 27th July to the 31st July.
Please note that due to the Longford v Dublin championship game been on Sunday next the 31st May the county community games final which was also planned for this date in Ballymahon has been postponed due to the fact that children and parents may be making the journey to Dublin to cheer on the county team. The county finals have been refixed for Sunday the 14th June same venue. The local parish community games track events took place recently in Forgney GAA pitch. Thanks to the Forgney club for the kind use of their facilities on the day. The following are results from the various events.
U6 Race: 1st Callum Cooke, 2nd Eadaoin Mulvey, 3rd Aaron McCormack.
U8 60mts Boys: 1st Cormac Mulvey, 2nd Darragh Mulligan, 3rd Diarmuid Breslin. U8 60mts Girls: 1st Laura McCormack, 2nd Abbie McCabe, 3rd Emily Egan. U8 80mts Boys: 1st Cormac Mulvey, 2nd Darragh Mulligan, 3rd Diarmuid Breslin. U8 80mts Girls: 1st Laura McCormack, 2nd Emily Egan.
U10 100mts Boys: 1st Matthew McCormack, 2nd Brian Mulvey, 3rd Lee McCabe. U10 100mts Girls: 1st Sarah McCormack, 2nd Eimear Dempsey, 3rd Ava Breslin. U10 200mts Boys: 1st Matthew McCormack, 2nd Brian Mulvey, 3rd Ben McCormack. U10 200mts Girls: 1st Sarah McCormack, 2nd Eimear Dempsey, 3rd Ava Breslin. U12 100mts Boys: 1st John McCormack, 2nd Liam Egan, 3rd Christian Cooke. U12 100mts Girls: 1st Caoimhe Mulvey, 2nd Caoimhe McCormack, 3rd Leah Shannon. U12 600mts Boys: 1st John McCormack, 2nd Pauric Dempsey, 3rd Christian Cooke. U12 600mts Girls: 1st Caoimhe McCormack, 2nd Caoimhe Mulvey, 3rd Leah Shannon. U14 100mts Girls: 1st Ciara Mulligan, 2nd Lauren McGuire, 3rd Grace Esler.
U14 800mts Girls: 1st Aoife McCormack, 2nd Lauren McGuire, 3rd Kate Breslin. U16 100mts Boys: 1st Sean Byrne. U16 100mts Girls: 1st Ellen Shannon. The following were winners at the Carrickedmond Community Games field events held recently. U12 Ball Throw Boys: 1. Christian Cooke, 2. Liam Donohue, 3. Daniel Egan. U12 Ball Throw Girls: 1. Leah Shannon, 2. Siobhan Egan, 3. Juliette Byrne. U12 Long Puck Boys: 1. Gary Murtagh, 2. Pauric Dempsey, 3. Daniel Egan/Conor Mulvey. U12 Long Puck Girls: 1. Grace Esler, 2. Kate Breslin, 3. Juliette Byrne. U14 Shot Putt Boys: 1. James McCormack, 2. Tony Flynn. U14 Shot Putt Girls: 1. Grace Esler, 2. Kate Breslin/Juliete Byrne. Congratulations to all.