Tractor Run: Recently a vintage club was formed in the parish. Known as Mullinalaghta Vintage Club, there are approximately twenty members. Committee members are as follows. Chairman : Paddy McGivney. Secretary: Shane Dermody. Treasurer: Mark Hanlon. Safety Officer: Seamus Brady: Following a meeting the committee have very kindly embarked on a fundraiser for The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. On Sunday 28th October a tractor run around the parish has been organized. Registration will take place at St. Columba’s church from 10.30a.m leaving at 12 midday sharp. Everyone with a tractor welcome to come along. Entry fee is €20. The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation is the principal fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin as well as the National Children’s Research Centre and is dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for this and future generations of sick children. With support they can assist in ground breaking research into childhood illness and disease as well as purchasing state of the art medical equipment. Many children from the area have benefited from the facilities at this hospital. Sponsorship cards are available in local shops and at Cloonagh P.O. Your support would be very much appreciated For further information contact Paddy on 086 1924015.
Lotto Draw: St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Wednesday 3rd October. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 25, 28 with the jackpot of €1000 remaining intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Margaret Hand, Aughanoran. Ellie & Moya Smith, Drumgore, Loughduff. Áine Keogh, Culleenmore. Thomas Murtagh, Culleenmore and Pat Dolan, Mullinroe.. Next draw will take place in Keogh’s with a jackpot of €1050. The following are on sales this week-end. Hideaway: Johnny Dermody. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: James McDowell. Kilcogy: Thomas McNerney & Jim McCabe. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 6.00p.m. 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 shops or are available from club members. Match the bonus number in Saturday’s night draw 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 number drawn on Saturday 29th September was17. Unfortunately there was not a winner.
Mobile Phones: At the present time there is just one defibrillator in the parish which is located at the G.A.A grounds. However if enough used mobile phones with batteries are available a second defibrillator could be provided free of charge. It would be very much appreciated if any of you with same available could drop them into Mulligan’s shop or Cloonagh P.O at your convenience. Thank you in anticipation for your support towards this project.
Holy Hour: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place every Thursday in St. Columba’s church from 8.00pm – 9.00pm. The Rosary will be recited at 8.30p.m.
Christmas Play: Preparations for this years Christmas play are now underway. Practice will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.30p.m to 7.30p.m. All children interested in taking part or anyone who wishes to help out are welcome to come along.
Fundraiser: On this Sunday 14th October at Bawn Holistic Centre a fundraiser in aid of St. Christophers and Longford Centre of Independent Living – C.I.L will take place. From 10.30 a.m to 5.30pm all are invited to come along and enjoy a relaxing treatment of reflexology . For more details contact Pauline on 086 3784747 or www.bawnholistic.com
Under 14’s Gallant in Defeat: Hard luck to the Northern Gaels under 14 squad on their narrow defeat to a stronger Mostrim side on Saturday last in Mostrim. Luck certainly deserted them on the day as they battled bravely until the final whistle with the home side holding out to clinch victory on a scoreline of 4-8 to 4-5. The Northern Gaels side can be proud of their performance and no doubt will represent the Green and Black of the club for years to come. Mullinalaghta’s representatives on the squad included Ronan Callaghan, Paul Leonard, Tom Meehan, Cian McElligott, Eoghan Byrne, Eoghan Keegan and Tom Mooney. Dan, Shamie, Raymond and Pat can be proud of their achievement in bringing the boys to the final and thanks to all supporters who travelled to the games throughout the year.
Under 16s Complete Double: Congratulations to our under 16 Northern Gaels team on their victory over Clonguish in the league final on Saturday last in Ballinalee. Northern Gaels dominated the game from the start and led at the interval by 1-5 to 0-1 thanks to some excellent points from Rian Brady and Nigel Rabbitte and a fantastic goal from Aidan Mc Elligott who fielded a great delivery from Nigel Rabbitte and sent a bullet of a shot to the net. They set the same trend in the second half despite a valiant effort from Clonguish and led by 1-13 to 0-3 at the final whistle. Mullinalaghta were well represented on the team with Luke Meehan in outstanding form in goals pulling off some spectacular saves while Aidan Brady, James Mooney and Aaron Brady kept the Clonguish forwards at bay with some heroic defending. At midfield David Mc Givney was again superb and was supreme in the aerial battles. Up front Michael Cunningham, Rian Brady, Jason Matthews linked up well with their colleagues to outwit the opposition defence and ensure that the Michael Fay Cup was presented to joint captains David McGivney and Aidan McElligott who were loud in their praise for Ruairi McElligott and David Sheridan for all the work they put in throughout the year. Both the under 16’s and under 14’s were treated to some refreshments in the community centre afterwards to complete an enjoyable day.
Gun Club: Tickets for Mullahoran / Mullinalaghta gun club annual draw are currently on sale. First prize is a magnificent plasma widescreen TV. For second prize there is €300 on offer with €150 for 3rd. As usual there will be numerous other spot prizes. Tickets are available in all the local shops or from any club member. Draw will take place in the Hideaway Bar, Cloncovid on Thursday 1st November. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Cavan County Final: Well done to our near neighbours Mullahoran on capturing the Oliver Plunkett cup at Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday last. We wish them well in the Ulster championship.