Ballymahon March 4

BALLYMAHON TRADERS

BALLYMAHON TRADERS

A very important meeting will be held in Cooney’s Hotel at 7.30pm sharp on Thursday 3rd March 2011. All welcome.

PARADE

We are delighted to announce that the St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on the 17th March at 4pm in Ballymahon. A great line up is promised. Contact 086 6000227 or 086 2792153 if you would like to enter a float.

TABLE QUIZ

A table quiz will be held in Skellys on Thursday 3rd March at 9.15pm sharp. Tables 40 euro. Great prizes. All proceeds in aid of the St Patrick’s day parade.

BRIDGE CLUB

Simultaneous pairs N/S 1st and 2nd gross Sarah Frawley and Mark Tiernan and Ita Mulvihill & Carmel Kelly; 1st nett Cindy Mannion and Geraldine Groarke; 2nd nett Ita Mulvihill and Carmel Kellly and Sarah Frawley and Mark Tiernan. East/ West 1st gross & nett Orla McEntee and Tony Tiernan; 2nd gross & nett Elsie Maxwell and Angela Crinnigan.

COUNTY LIBRARY

Opening times at our lovely newly renovated library are as follows: Monday closed; Tuesday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 8pm; Wednesday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm; Thursday 2pm to 8pm; Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm.

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd March at 8pm in the Dean Egan Resource Centre. All members are requested to attend. Light refreshments will be served. New members always welcome.

GAA

Ballymahon GAA weekly lotto 21st Feb. 1 Damien Rowan Forgney; 2 Sinead Cox Darogue; 3 Harvey Townsend Forgney; 4 Barry Kelly Limerick.

Congratulations to John Ryan Creevaghbeg who won 500 euro in the Rathcline GAA draw. The seller was Albert Cooney.

CHURCH GATE

The Longford sub squa group wish to thank everyone who contributed to their church gate collection in Ballymahon at the weekend. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Martin Skelly, Newtowcashel who has now taken over the post of chairman of the Leinster Council. We wish Martin the best of luck during his time as chairman.

BEREAVEMENT COURSE

A bereavement course will be held in the Family Centre at the rear of St Mel’s Cathedral Longford beginning at 8pm on Wednesday 9th March. Duration 6 weeks. For booking and further details please contact 043 3346827 or 087 2843034.

GAA

Congratulations to Frankie Dolan former player with Ballmahon senior football team whose club St Brigids Kiltoom has qualified for the final of the club championships. St Brigids play Crossmaglen in the club final on St Patrick’s Day in Croke Park.

MINOR FOOTBALL

Hard luck to Ballymahon/ Forgney minor football team who were narrowly beaten by St James in the league on Saturday evening last at Leo Casey Park.

BAKE AND BOOK SALE

Tang Foroige Club date 1st May 2011. Venue Tang Community Centre. Books are needed in good condition for his sale. These can be left at Foroige on Fridays 7-8pm or can be left with Bernie Conlon any evening. Conact no 085 8114039 or ring Bernie Conlon for any more information about the event.

GAA

Ballymahon GAA Dance will be held on Friday March 11th commencing at 9pm. Junior championship medals will be presented on the night. Tickets are available from committee members.

CATHEDRAL

The collection for St Mel’s Cathedral Restoration Fund will take place at all Masses in St Mathews church this coming weekend, special envelopes will be delivered to your house this week.

THE LATE

JOHN MITCHELL

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Mitchell family Abbeyshrule on the sad death last week of John Mitchell at Mullingar Regional Hospital. John who was always a very popular gentleman, admired and respected by everyone who knew him, is predeceased only a few weeks ago by his brother Andy. May he rest in peace.

SET DANCING

Set dancing classes are held every week in Tang Community Centre on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm.