Paul elected to County Council

Paul elected to County Council

We are delighted to congratulate local man, Paul Ross who was elected to Longford County Council and retained the seat held by Larry Bannon for the past ten years. Paul has been involved in all community activities throughout his life. Particularly in GAA, having played inter County football for Longford and of course Legan Sarsfields where he is still a key member of the present team. He is also active in IFA, Text Alert to name but a few. Politics is in Paul’s blood as his grandfather, Joe Ross served as county councillor for this area for many years. We wish him good luck and hope he enjoys the challenge over the next five years. We would also like to pay tribute to Larry Bannon who has represented the people of this area for the past ten years admirably. We also congratulate Mick Cahill from nearby Colehill, who was re-elected for another term. Mick has also worked hard to represent the people of this area.

Date for your Diary

A family weekend on Saturday, 28th and Sunday, 29th June in the grounds of Mitchell’s, Legan will include Barbeque and Pig Roasting on Saturday and outdoor Bingo from 3-5pm on Sunday afternoon. Children will also be catered for with Balloon launch at 6pm. All funds raised will be donated to Cancer Care and Cancer Research at St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. This is always a very enjoyable event and a worthy cause.


Results of GAA Lotto draw held on Monday, 26th May in Mitchell’s for a jackpot of €9,450. Numbers drawn were 13, 19, 20 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of €35 each were Paul Ross, Denise Nulty and James Nulty. This week’s draw took place in Connaughton’s, Rathowen and results will be published next week.

First Friday

This Friday, June 6th is the First Friday of the month and Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the usual times.

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Pat Boyce who was the lucky winner of last week’s 50/50 Naoi Rath Ré draw. The prize money was €255.


Carrick Sarsfield Minor Club will hold a Feile Table Quiz Fundraiser in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule, this Friday, June 6th starting at 9pm. €40 for tables of four. All are welcome, please support Clubs first trip to Féile in 30 years.

Aurora Club outing

The first Aurora Club senior citizen outing this summer heads west on Thursday, 5th June. A visit to Knock Shrine will be included. For enquiries or to book ring Valerie or Bridget.

Good Luck

We wish the students from the area who start their Leaving and Junior certificate exams this week the best of luck.


We extend sincere sympathy to Jim Murtagh and his family on the death of his mother, Rita Murtagh, Moyne who passed away last week. Also to the O’Neill family on the death of Tess O’Neill who passed away in Kerry last week. May they rest in Peace.

Commemorating Noel Nolan

A day of fun and soccer is planned in Flancare Park, Longford for Saturday, 14th June to commemorate the late Noel Nolan. Noel was a true and loyal supporter of Longford Town until his death recently.


Pitch and Putt competition takes place on Saturday 14th June in the Acres, Ballinalee, starting at 10am. Brown Bread competition judging takes place in Community Complex, Kenagh on Monday, 16th at 7pm, and also a talk on gardening by Derek Healy of Moyvore Garden Centre. Members will travel to the World Flower Show in the RDS on June 19th, this is a once in a life time opportunity and we hope all enjoy the experience.