Litter picks: Weekly litter picks commence again on Wednesday, 22nd April at 7pm, and continue weekly on Wednesday evenings thereafter. Meeting point at the National School. Bring high vis jackets and a friend! Come along for a walk and a chat, and help your community. Fundraising: Killashee Tidy Towns Committee is hosting a stand at the forthcoming Car Boot Sale in Flancare Park on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Not only will this help with our fundraising efforts, it also helps the environment by allowing others to re-use items you no longer require. We will take unwanted gifts, CDâ€™s, books, small household items, bric a brac, toys, and small tools. These can be dropped into The Chestnut Tree any evening between 6-9pm. Alternatively, collection can be organised by texting 087-2026894. All proceeds from the sale of these items will go directly to improvements and developments in your village.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the Magan family, Killashee on the recent death of Joe Shields, Mullingar, husband of Julie (nee Magan). Sincere sympathy is also extended to Julie on her sad loss. May his soul rest in Peace.
St Brigidâ€™s GAA lotto was held on 19/4/15. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 20, 21. There was no jackpot winner. The â‚¬40 winner was Owen Johnston. Winners of the â‚¬20 were Kathleen Dowd, Kathy Kelly and Gerry Dooner. The next draw will take place in Maganâ€™s Pub on Monday, 4th of May for a jackpot of â‚¬7640. The yearly St Brigidâ€™s lotto tickets are available from any of the committee members for â‚¬45. Purchasing this yearly subscription ensures you are entered into all draws throughout the year and you are assisting funding the club in the year ahead.
The Longford GAA 13th annual Punchestown Race Day will take place on April 28th. Tickets are priced at â‚¬110 and include four course meal. Anyone interested in attending, please contact any member of the St Brigidâ€™s committee.
Congratulations to Denise McCloughrey and Christopher Kelly who got married on the 11 April. We would like to wish them a long and happy life together.
Player of the Year
Congratulations to Darren Cosgrave who was presented with an award for â€œPlayer of the Year 2014â€ at the social night held in McPartlandâ€™s, Richmond Inn on Easter Sunday night.
Fundraising for a replacement of a defibrillator for the St Brigidâ€™s GAA clubhouse, Killashee. To assist in funding for a new defibrillator, we are looking for Scrap metal you may have lying around. It can be dropped in Liam Farrellâ€™s yard in Clondra during the week between 9am and 5pm. Alternatively we can organise collection for you. Contact the following Liam Farrell 086 1632842, Owen Johnston 087 7615501, Damian Edgeworth 086 8362969, or Kevin Connell 0877679967.
In the Reserve League, St Brigidâ€™s defeated St Columbas, Mullinalaghta on Sunday last, well done to the team.
The annual sports day will be held on Saturday, 2nd May at the football pitch, Killashee at 12 noon. Track and field events will be held for boys and girls from U-8 to U-16.
Anyone interested in taking part in Swimming competition are asked to contact Barry on 0877963182, as soon as possible.
Best of luck to the U16 boys table tennis team who take on Newtowncashel in the final on Friday 24th April at 8.15 pm in The Clubhouse, Killashee.
Longford Multiple Sclerosis would like to thank everybody who contributed so generously to their annual church gate collection held over Easter.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Catherine Conroy, teacher in Killashee and Clondra schools on the recent death of her father Johnny Conroy, Castlerea. May he rest in peace.