Congratulations to Dan Magan, Killashee, who celebrated a very special birthday on Saturday night last. Dan was joined by members of his family who travelled from all over the world to celebrate the special occasion. Along with his family, Dan was also joined by a large group of friends, all of whom enjoyed a great night of music, drink and food. Happy birthday Dan. Mrs Magan, Dan’s mum, also celebrated her birthday recently. We wish her many happy returns.
All those who qualified from Killashee for the county art finals will be taking part in the competition on Saturday next, 7th June. This year the venue is St. Emer’s School in Longford. Best of luck to all our competitors. Thank you to Rosario Lee and a number of committee members from the area who helped out at the bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores last weekend which was in aid of the county community games.
Well done to all the ladies who successfully took part in the ladies mini marathon in Dublin last weekend. As usual, the real winners on the day are the large number of charities who benefit from the sponsorship of each participant. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations. My chosen charity was St. Christopher’s Services, Longford.
An Irish language summer course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday the 7th July to Friday the 11th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt. The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from second class to first year. Further information and application forms available from Yvonne Ni Mhurchu 087-2642665.
Congratulations to Southern Gaels U-14 footballers who defeated Northern Gaels in the 11-a-side league final on Sunday last. The team was Conor Skelly, Liam Galvin, Eoin Mulvihill, Craig Gorman, Colin Cousins, Conor Casey, Jamie Bermingham, Lachlan Healy, Peter Nolan, Patrick Nolan, Brian Kelly, Tomas McDermott, David Sweeney, Mark Brehon, Iarlaith Dolan and captain Dylan Farrell. Well done to the players, trainers and all concerned.
Best of luck to Longford Hurlers who play Fermanagh in the Lory Meagher final on Saturday next in Croke Park.
Good luck to all the students who commence Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this stressful time.