Newtownforbes

Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 23rd February 2013, numbers 18, 19, 23, 27. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Thomas Casey, Newtownforbes, €25 Cooke, Dowra, €25 Frances Wynne, Dowra. Next weeks draw in Mc Gowan’s. Jackpot €3,650

Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 23rd February 2013, numbers 18, 19, 23, 27. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Thomas Casey, Newtownforbes, €25 Cooke, Dowra, €25 Frances Wynne, Dowra. Next weeks draw in Mc Gowan’s. Jackpot €3,650

Gaelscoil Longfoirt: Open Day and Enrolment for all classes will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2013 from 1pm -3pm. We would be delighted to personally meet with you and to take you around the school to see for yourself the quality of provision we offer. Also accepting pre-enrolments for September 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate: Our inter club competition was held in Kilglass Dojo on Saturday last and was hugely successful. We had well over one hundred students taking part in the event from all clubs across the country. Our Newtownforbes students were incredibly successful on the day bringing home a large number of medals in all categories. Our team of Kamille Burke, Ronan McCormack and Donagh McGrath known as the “Newtown K Club” were the overall winners in the prestigious team Kata event. This was a huge achievement for these students and an honour for our club as there were up to 20 teams taking part in the event. Well done to all of you and we are extremely proud of you. Full details of all our medals winners will follow next week. Training continues as usual on Monday from 7-8pm and Friday 7.30-8.30pm. Our focus over the coming weeks will be on the upcoming grading on 25th March so back to the grindstone! For information on our club please contact Ann on 087 9248816.

Suggestion Box: Any ideas on how the parish might celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our Parish church (Sesquicenteniary). Please place them in the suggestion box provided in the church porch. The box will be removed on Thursday 28th February.

Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Eugene Watters and family, Curryline, on the death of Eugene’s mother, Margaret Watters,Collooney, Co. Sligo. May she rest in peace.

Station: Anyone wishing to host a Station Mass in their area please contact Fr. Mc Govern. Stations this year will be held during the months of April and May.

Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from May 27th to June 1st. Cost of the five night pilgrimage is €699. Booking early is essential. The Lourdes church gate collection raised €527. Thank you.

ICA: The Monthly meeting is Tuesday March 5th in the Parish Hall at 8.30pm. Competition St. Patrick’s card or badge. Teas Mary and Olive. The A.G.M. will be held in April. New members are always welcome.

First Friday: Friday next is the First Friday. The First Friday calls will be done on Saturday at the usual times.

Monster Bingo: Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 3rd March at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Monster raffle on the day.

Community Alert: Annual €5 to meet the cost of texting is now due. Please pay your area rep, Archie Bell or Thomas Casey in the village. Ensure that you put your name, address and phone number on the envelope.