Dromard

Moyne bingo

Moyne bingo

The winners on Thursday, February 6th - 130 euro Ita Reilly; 100 euro Nellie Gormley; 65 euro Noel Lyons; 40 Ann Heslin, Alice Donnelly, Margaret Reilly, Nuala O’Hanlon, Katie Martin, Olive Gumley, Bridie McCabe, Mary Jo Curran, Lorraine O’Hara, Sharon Lee,Margaret Martin, Margaret Seery,Rosaleen Hamilton, Margaret O’Hanlon, Mary Mulligan, Evelyn Kiernan, Eilish Reilly, Pauline Laloway, Nellie McGoldrick, Anna Bohan, Cassie Dolan, Mary Clerkin, Brian McGlade,Deirdre Smith, Gloria Sheridan.

Lotto

No jackpot winner on Monday, 2nd February. Numbers drawn 5, 8, 11, 29. Consolation winners Declan Taaffe, Fr Charles Healey, Tommy Healey, G McDonnell. Sellers prize M Smith. The jackpot is 5,000 euro.

Coffee morning

Show your love for family carers this Valentines week at the Longford Carers Association tea/coffee morning on Thursday 12th of February from 10am to 12pm in the Family Centre St Mel’s Road, Longford.

Senior Citizens Party

Dromard Senior Citizens Party was held in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva

on Sunday the 1st of February. Guests received a warm and hearty

welcome from Eamon Gray (proprietor) and his staff as they proceeded

to mingle with friends and neighbours and settle for the day. The Chairperson of Dromard Area Community Games,Mary Reilly thanked everyone for coming to the party and John Duffy (compere) thanked the Community Games committee for organising the event. Tummies rumbled so on with the meal......sumptuous food, chatter and laughter among friends and a few spot prizes thrown in for good measure. When the meal was complete, everyone was in a relaxed frame of mind and ready for a game of bingo! Mary Ellen Gray took to the stage and microphone in hand was in the control seat for the next half an hour or so,as she proceeded to call out the numbers.Some were lucky others were not,but it was the taking part that added to this special day. Mary Ellen managed to do a little recitation before handing back the mike. Thanks Mary Ellen! More spot prizes and on with the music and dancing. Music was by Kevin Logue with Francis McKenna playing accordian. The style and pinache of some of the dancing couples was breath-taking. Sprinkled in between waltzing and jiving we discovered some local talent in the form of Bridie Duffy,Kathleen Brady and Charlie Brady who gave outstanding performances and they certainly earned the crowd’s appreciation and cheer. The evening was drawing to a close,and with superb music and a cosy inviting atmosphere it was hard to contimplate venturing outdoors,but weary feet won the battle and guests proceeded to leave one by one. I recalled that only a few days previously, the grandchildren of most of these senior citizens were enthusiastically making and delivering invitation cards for this same event, connecting the young with the old. A sincere thanks goes to the 5th and 6th class children and their teacher Ms O’Neill for facilitating the making of those cards and humblest apologies to those who may have been omitted. Thanks also to all of those who gave donations/spot prizes for the raffle, to the comperes (John Duffy and Natalie MacEntire), to Eamon and Philomena Gray for hosting the party and last but by no means least to all the people who attended the party. See you all next year ...

...le Cúnamh Dé.

Community Games

On a different note,the U10 boys indoor soccer (Community Games) team played Kenagh but unfortunately they were beaten in the 1st round. Thanks to managers Niall Vance and John Patten and to Alison Jobe who organised the Dromard/Colmcille Soccer teams as a whole. The handwriting competition is also going on at present,with four children from Dromard N.S. selected to take part in the County Finals. U-10s: Meadhbh Reynolds, Rian Tuite. U-12s: Órfhlaith Mulligan, Gavin Reilly. Good luck to you all.