Mullinalaghta

Any boys or girls interested in playing basketball and fustal this month for community games are requested to message facebook or text 086 8066626. Games will be played by end of February. Please check facebook page for updates. Art and crafts are also scheduled for this month.

Any boys or girls interested in playing basketball and fustal this month for community games are requested to message facebook or text 086 8066626. Games will be played by end of February. Please check facebook page for updates. Art and crafts are also scheduled for this month.

Art Classes

A six week acrylic and water – colour painting course will be held in Granard Community Library on every Tuesday morning from 10.00a.m. - 11.30a.m. Fee for course is €50. For further details call Mary on 087 0606276 or Rosemary at Granard Community Library on 043 6686164.

Community Development meeting

Thank you to all who attended the development meeting on Friday, 6th February. All items on the agenda were discussed. No final decision was made on the cutting of the trees in the village or their replacement. Any additional input would be welcomed.

Fundraising Hunt

The Longford Harriers Fundraising Hunt takes place on Saturday, 21st February in conjunction with Mullinalaghta Development. The hunt commences from outside the church at 12 noon. There will be refreshments in the community centre after the hunt from 2.30p.m. There will be a raffle for a hamper in association with the event and the draw will take place around 3.00p.m. Tickets will be available on the day or in the post office in the coming week. Please come out and support the occasion which Longford Harriers have kindly participated in for the past three years.

St. Christopher’s

The Granard Branch of St. Christopher’s Services has organised a play by Seamus O Rourke - ‘’ Padraig Potts guide to Walking’’ on the 20th February in Granard Community Centre at 8.30p.m. There will be a raffle and door prizes. Tickets at €10 each are available from committee members or on the door. Please support and have a great night.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with the Rosary takes place in St. Columba’s Church each Thursday evening from 8.00p.m. - 9.00p.m. All are welcome.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Thursday 5th February. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 13, 17 with the jackpot of €6950 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Jimmy Collumb, Larkfield. John Reilly, Toome. Aidie Sheridan, Kilcogy. Brian Buckley, Derrycasson and Cora Moran, Culray. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: James Mooney. Kilcogy : Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest: Aidan Brady. 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 7th February was 11 with Aoife Leonard and Áine Smyth winning €20 each.

Date for your Diary

St. Columba’s GFC will hold a race night in Keogh’s on Saturday, 14th March. More details at a later date. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Birthday Greetings

Congratulations are extended to Thomas Flood, Mullinroe who celebrated his ninetieth birthday in Keoghs on Sunday 1st February. Known affectionately as Sonny, he is in excellent health for his age. Many of Sonny’s friends from the Dolmen Club in Aughnacliffe and Granard Men’s Group were in attendance to join in the celebrations. Music for the occasion was provided by some of Sonny’s favourite artists. The Drifting Cowboy, Jimmy Lennon sang many songs that all enjoyed. He was also accompanied on the accordion by Mickey Brady. The talented Cunningham family delighted all with their skills at Irish Music with Aisling on the accordion, Laura playing the banjo and Tommy in charge of the tin whistle. Dolmen Club Co-Ordinator Breda Murphy spoke about the activities of the club and Sonny’s participation in it. Eamon McIntire represented the men’s group in Granard. He expressed the high regard in which Sonny was held in same. Both Breda and Eamonn wished Sonny many more years of good health and happiness. For many years cards have been played in Sonny’s on a Tuesday night during the Winter months. The night finished off with a game of 25 with the Tuesday night brigade. Thanks to all who provided the sandwiches and other finger food on the night which went down a treat. On behalf of all our readers may we wish Sonny many years of good health.