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Education Assistance

St Vincent de Paul are in a position to offer financial assistance to 3rd level students whose course comes under one of the following categories. 1. Under Graduate 3rd Level Education. 2. Practical courses / Training / Apprenticeships e.g. post leaving cert courses.3. Other criteria may be considered at the discretion of the conference. Contact 085 1503985.

Senior Championship

On Sunday evening last, St. Columba’s made the short journey to Higginstown, Granard for Round 2 of Peter Hanley Motors Senior Football Championship. Our opponents were 2014 Intermediate championships Carrickedmond. As was expected it was a close and hard fought encounter. With the sides tied at five points each at the interval it was all to play for in the second half. The experience of senior football for the last number of years proved to be a deciding factor as the lads from the half parish emerged victorious on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-8. In the draw for Round 3 we got neighbours Abbeylara. This game is scheduled to take place at Emmet Park, Killoe on Saturday 8th August at 6.15p.m. This weekend it’s back to league action when Longford Slashers are visitors to the Laurels on this Friday 31st July with a 8pm throw in. As always please check fixtures for confirmation of games.


The Irish Wheelchair Association church gate collection will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. With your support IWA can continue to maintain vital services to people with disabilities in Co.Longford.

Summer Camps

Places for this years two fun-filled, multi-activity sports camps at Mullinalaghta football pitch this Summer are filling up fast. Camp 1 is for 4-7 year olds and is running from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August each day from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Camp 2 will cater for 8-12 year olds and will be in operation from Monday 17th August – Friday 21th August from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Activities include a variety of sports but also other events such as Balloon Races, Treasure Hunt, Art, Crafts, Bouncy Castle and many more. Cost of either camp is €50 per child with 2nd, 3rd, 4th child only €40. All children will be fully covered by insurance for everything taking place. For further details or to request an application form please contact Conor McElligott on 086 1984470 or email .

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto on Thursday 23rd July. The numbers drawn were 5, 16, 18, 19 with the Jackpot of €8,150 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Laura Murphy, Granard. Michael Carrigy, Ballinalee. John & Marie Matthews, Toome. John Reilly, Toome and D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. On sales for this week are as follows: Hideaway: Patrick Matthews. Keogh’s/Anglers’s: Finbar Meehan. Kilcogy: Martin Reilly & Peadar McGovern. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are now due for renewal at €50 each by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 25th July was 40 with no winner.

Rosie Run 5K

Due to a bereavement the above event was postponed. It is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, 9th August with registration at St. Brigid’s Community Centre from 11.45a.m. Refreshments will be served in the community centre at the conclusion. Proceeds are in aid the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.