St. Christopher’s: On Friday night last the Rustic Inn played host to a fund raising show in aid of St. Christopher’s Services, Longford. The event was a resounding success with proceeds currently standing at €7,600. This figure is expected to rise when the final tally is complete. The large crowd enjoyed a variety of acts. Veronica Moran and Liam Butler are now “old hands” at performing for St. Christopher’s. No eulogising required, just thanks again. A special mention must be reserved for little Lauren McGuire and her older brother Justin from Carrickedmond who gave a scintillating demonstration of Irish dancing. This was something special and worth the admittance fee alone. Mick Flavin and his band finished off the night with a rousing performance. The big Drumlish man ensured that that the dance floor was fully utilised from start to finish as he belted out all of his favourites. The organisers are deeply indebted to many people who contributed much to the success. All who sold tickets, both prior to the event and raffle tickets during the night. There is nothing easy or glamorous about this work. The amount of goodwill and affinity towards the activities of St. Christopher’s Services is reflected by the many unsolicited offers of sponsorship, of both raffle and spot prizes, from various quarters. This is welcomed and appreciated. Local correspondents and local radio were invaluable in promoting the event. Finally, Legan Branch of St.Christopher’s wishes to thank all who purchased tickets and came out in large numbers. Raffle Results: Sponsors in brackets. 1st.Helen Rabbitte,Two nights B&B in County Arms, Birr, Co. Offaly (Conor Loughnane.). 2nd. Dan Farrell, Hamper, (M&S Plant Spares, Goshen.). 3rd. Agnes Farrell, Hand crafted wine-rack plus 2 bottles, (Tony O Sullivan & Veronica Donnelly). 4thJonathon Moran, Water Dispenser, (Colm Ward). 5th. Josephine Rowley, Holistic Treatment Voucher, (Anne Marie O Brien, The Sanctuary, 55 Dublin St., Longford) 6th.( i) Mary Fox, Bottle of Whiskey, (White’s Trailers) (ii) Joe Keena, Bottle of Whiskey, (Phil Slowey, Oasis Bar,) 7th. Mary Flood, Bottle of Vodka, (Johnny & Maureen Boyce). 8th (i) Claire Price, Brown Envelope, ( Peter Hanley Motors) (ii) Tom Walshe, Brown Envelope, (Joe Keena)
GREYHOUND SUCCESS: Our local greyhound trainers’ winning streak continues with Paddy Donnelly’s greyhound Moneygold Star and Pat Byrne’s greyhound Legan Star finishing in first place in their individual races at Longford Greyhound Track on Friday evening last. Many congratulations and well done to both Paddy and Pat. Hopefully we can look forward to reporting even more good news of local greyhound wins from the tracks in the near future!
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