The entire community and beyond are in a state of shock and disbelief as the news spread of the tragic and untimely death of Bernadette Kenny. Bernadette was a member of the large and well respected Kenny family, Foxhall and was a pillar of the local community all her life. She was well known on the music scene having led her own Ballad Group and was choir master in St Maryâ€™s Church for many years. She was a great GAA supporter, particularly at local level, having played for Legan ladies when they had a formidable team at the time. She was also a very loyal employee and for the past number of years has been Constituency Secretary for Deputy James Bannon, where she had established a great rapport with the public. Above all Bernadette was a kind and loving mother, daughter and sister, having cared for her parents before their deaths. She will be sadly missed by her many good friends, neighbours and particularly by her son, Jamie, her brothers Sean, Jimmy, Eddie Joe, Oliver and Patrick, her sisters Eileen, Josephine, Teresa, Margo, Betty, Martina, Claire and Fiona, her nieces nephews cousins relatives and friends. The high regard in which she was held was evident in the huge numbers attending at her Reposing, Removal and Funeral. She was laid to her Eternal rest in Ardagh cemetery following Requiem Mass. May she rest in Peace.
Results of this weekâ€™s Inny Anglers Lotto draw held in Mitchellâ€™s for a jackpot of â‚¬4,200. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 12 and 13. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners of â‚¬40 each were Jamie Kenny and Sean Kenny. This weekâ€™s draw takes place in Sloweyâ€™s. The Club extends sincere sympathy to the Kenny family on the tragic death of Bernadette this weekend.
Legan Sarsfield GAA Lotto draw was held in Sloweyâ€™s on Monday 17th February for a jackpot of â‚¬8,750. Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of â‚¬50 each were Liam Tierney and Mary Tierney. This weekâ€™s draw was deferred to Tuesday 25th February as a mark of respect to the late Bernadette Kenny. May she rest in Peace.
The organisers of Legan Community Games Table Quiz would like to thank all those that supported them on Friday night last. A total of â‚¬330 was raised and this will help run the events for the remainder of the year. Another County Community Games Table Quiz will be held in Longford Golf Club on Friday, 7th March. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
This yearsâ€™ Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 27thMay to 1st June. The price is â‚¬699 inclusive. The recent Church Gate Collection in Legan and Ballycloghan raised a total of â‚¬660. This money will help send sick people from the parish to Lourdes. Grateful appreciation to all those who supported.
The winner of last weekâ€™s Naoi Rath RÃ© 50/50 draw was Michael Hogan, Garrycam. The prize was â‚¬280.
Congratulations to our Senior ScÃ³r participants who swept the boards in most competitions in County finals in Ballinamuck on Friday last. They now go forward to the Leinster semi-finals in Birr on 8th March. We wish them the best of luck.