Vocational Schools Championship: Congratulations to Cnoc Mhuire, Granard on reaching the All-Ireland Vocational Schools Senior ‘A’ Football Championship Final. On Saturday last at Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary Town they overcame Clonakilty Community College in a hard fought encounter. When the final whistle sounded just a solitary point separated the sides on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-9. Captained by local lad David McGivney the panel included goalie Luke Meehan who brought off some excellent saves and ensured the opposition did not get a goal. Partnering David at midfield was Aidan McElligott. Both played their part in delivering balls to their forwards. Rian Brady as usual was very reliable scoring 0-3. Their Northern Gaels club mate Nigel Rabbitte rattled the Clonakilty net after two minutes and this proved to be decisive in the end. Indeed Nigel was on hand to pop over a point. They now face reigning All- Ireland champions Holy Trinity College, Cookstown in Croke Park on Saturday 13th April. We wish them well.
Pre-School Enrolment: Kiddies Den Montessori Creche are now enrolling for free preschool for September 2013. This is for children born between 2nd February ‘09 and 30th June ‘10. Full time and part time places are available. For further information contact Philomena on 043 87006 or 087 2961685.
Lotto Draw: St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Wednesday 27th March. The numbers drawn were 3, 19, 28, 30 with the jackpot of €2200 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following. Phylis Reilly, Mullahoran. La Cluskey, Clooneen. Ellie Fitzsimons, Toome. Mary Coyle, Aughalora and Thomas Flood, Mullinroe. On duty for sales this weekend are Hideaway: Martin Matthews. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: John Keegan. Kilcogy: Gerry Lynch & Seamus Fitzpatrick. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute and leave tickets in 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 local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball o n Saturday’s night you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number in Saturday night’s draw 30th March was 8 with Ruairi Mc Elligott earning himself €20.
A Date For Your Diary: A variety show will take place in the local Community Centre on Sunday 5th May. All interested are invited to participate. Entry forms are available in Mulligan’s shop and Cloonagh P.O. For further information contact James Mooney on 087 2656074.
Lourdes: The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May. Total cost for five nights is €699. For further information telephone 01 2410812. Some places are available by contacting Rt. Rev. Mons. Bernard Noonan P.P at 0906481180 or Rev. Michael Scanlon on 0906457122.
Under 21 Cadbury’s Championship: Best wishes to James McGivney and Longford who take on Kildare in Leinster U21 final in O’ Moore Park, Portlaoise on this Wednesday 3rd April. Throw in is at 7.30p.m.