Carrigallen

CARRIGALLEN FOOTBALLERS: Carrigallen footballers give a great performance against Leitrim senior champions. Carrigallen senior footballers travelled to Cloone football park for to do battle against Glencar/Manorhamilton who got a big shock during this game when they had to call on their vast experience for to win this one when the Carrigallen backs and goalkeeper held them goalless from play in this very entertaining game.

CARRIGALLEN FOOTBALLERS: Carrigallen footballers give a great performance against Leitrim senior champions. Carrigallen senior footballers travelled to Cloone football park for to do battle against Glencar/Manorhamilton who got a big shock during this game when they had to call on their vast experience for to win this one when the Carrigallen backs and goalkeeper held them goalless from play in this very entertaining game.

They forced Glencar in making many mistakes in their successful goal rush during the game. Carrigallen forwards got through their shaky defence for 3 well taken goals likely the first team for to record this on this brilliant team who had to call on their world of experience for to pull this one off when they won this one on a scoreline of 0-20 to 3-4 for Carrigallen showing the great art of scoring points which can win games. Its been noticed that a number of clubs have won matches this year on points such as 0-14 to 0-6 ,0-16 0-9, 0-14 1-8,0-10 1-6 & 2-12 1-11. This is some record and goes to show points can win matches also.

WELL DONE: Richardson Butchers of Newtowngore score gold at National BBQ competition. Associated Craft Butchers were delighted to award Richardson’s butchers of Newtowngore-Carrigallen with gold for their Jack Daniels Chicken triangle and silver for their Chinese Grill Stick in the National BBQ competition 2012 held in Portloaise May 30th. The competition was judged by celebrity chef Nevin Maguire and Susan Murphy from Mac Nean House and Leslie Williams of the Irish guild of food writers. Associated Craft Butchers were delighted to see twice as many entries as last year and judges were impressed with the quality and innovation of the products overall. The judges awarded Richardsons Butchers gold for her Jack Daniel Chicken Triangle and were very impressed by the unique taste and mix of flavours. Nevin Maguire said its a very different to the other entries. There is a good blend of ingredients here which gives a lovely flavour to the chicken. Richardsons also received a silver for their Chinese grill stick. Nevin Maguire the grill sticks were beautiful full of flavour very tasty. Congrats on this great achievement.

ACTIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active age. Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age recently organised a day trip to Dublin to attend the Bloom Garden Festival in Phoenix Park. In spite of the rain everyone enjoyed seeing the beautiful show gardens and the various displays and stands both in and around the Grand pavilion - a real day to remember full of ideas to transform our own gardens in time for the summer. Some of us took the opportunity to catch up with what was going on in the Victorian walled garden within Phoenix Park and marvelled at the quality and variety of the vegetables and herbs growing there. Not a weed in site and no sign of the dreaded slugs and snails (or slug pellets) that are plaguing our fruit and vegetables back in Carrigallen,how do they do that ? The day ended with a stop at the Lucan Spa Hotel for dinner on the way home, a lovely way to end a really enjoyable day. A visit to the organic centre at Rossinver is next on our list – continuing with the gardening theme maybe? And then later on in the year we are planning a short 3 day break to Wexford. As always our grateful thanks to our hard working secretary (Elizabeth Mulligan) for organising everything for us and making it all go so smoothly.