St Fintan’s NS
The School in Lismacaffrey is currently enrolling for September 2014. Further information and enrolment forms available directly from the School Principal, Mrs. Brady during normal school hours.
Management and Board Members wish to thank all who supported their church Gate Collection at Boherquill and Rathowen Masses last weekend and a special word of appreciation to those who stood at the tables for the collection.
Bishop Francis Duffy will lead his first Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from May, 27th to June, 1st. Booking is through J.W.T. travel, Baggot Street, Dublin 2 or by line www.joewalshtours.ie or phone 012410810. Every parish has one or two places for sick pilgrims, so if you would like to travel as an assisted pilgrim please contact Fr. Joe McGrath or Mgr. Earley. Thanks to all who gave extra in last Sunday’s Mass collection.
Congratulations and best wishes for a long, happy and healthy life to Lisa Fulham and Martin Maguire who were married in Rathowen last Saturday.
Best wishes for the future go to Olive Butler, daughter of Francis and Janet who announced her engagement to Paddy Carroll, Co. Laois recently.
Football Club are doing their bag packing fundraiser in Buckley’s Super value, Mullingar this Saturday, 22nd February from 11.a.m.-7p.m. and will appreciate any support. Volunteers to help out on the day also required even for an hour or two. If you can spare time to help please call John on 086 8114509, Peter 087 7974395 or Liz 087 3169425 by text with your name and time available. Funds are to purchase new football kits for the teams.
There were over fifty shooters at the second round of the club Spring League Clay shooting on last Thursday night, and the shoots will continue on each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm until the final on the 27th March next. Please note to qualify for the final shooters must attend at least five of the eight shoots, and they will be classed on their four top scores.
The club 36th AGM is due to be held on Friday 21st March next, and all Nominations and Resolutions must be with the club Secretary on or before the 28th February next. Please note that the club annual open clay shoot will be held on Sunday 6th April next full details later.
The Ramblers held their AGM in Streete Parish Park on Sunday February 9th after a short walk around Boherquill. The meeting opened with the reading of the minutes of last year’s AGM by Club Secretary Patricia Bruton, followed by the Treasurers Report given by Co-Treasurers Maura McLoughlin and Alice Nerney. Club Chairman Brian Nerney then gave his address, calling first for a minute’s silence in memory of Ramblers’ family members who had passed away during the year. He went on to thank Frank and John Higgins, Joe Masterson and Declan Leonard who have been invaluable in organising walks during the year. Thanks also to Paddy and Moira O’Brien of Rover Coaches in Mullingar for the provision of transport when requested. He also thanked the Club’s Treasurers and the PRO for their work during the year. Thanks were also extended to local landowners, Ballynacargy Parish Hall Committee and Clonkill Hurling Club for their generous co-operation in facilitating walks. Streete Parish Park thanked the Ramblers for their donation towards the new walkway. Brian noted that this is the Ramblers 14th year and ended his address with an appeal for the prompt payment of members annual subscriptions of €20 each or €30 for a family. The Election of Officers was as follows: Club Chairman – Brian Nerney; Vice-Chairman – Eileen Moreton; Club Secretary – Nini Murray; Assistant Secretary – Frank Higgins; Co-Treasurers – Maura McLoughlin and Alice Nerney; PRO – Philip Epps; Walks Co-ordinator – Paddy Croghan. Patricia Bruton and Paddy Croghan stepped down as Club Secretary and Vice-Chairman respectively and both were heartily thanked by the members for all their work over the years. In any other business, Patricia Bruton said the new Calendar of Walks for the year is now available. Vice-Chairman Eileen Moreton suggested the inclusion in the weekly notes of the leader’s phone number on longer walks. The possibility of weekends away was also mentioned. Dermot Holmes suggested setting up a Ramblers page on Facebook to attract new members and he offered to look into the idea.
Patricia Bruton will lead a walk in Ballynacargy on Sunday February 23rd. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the Church Hall in Ballynacargy at 2pm. Trip to Northern Ireland for St. Patrick’s weekend leaves on Friday evening, 14th March 6p.m. and returns Monday evening, 17th March. Bookings must close this Weekend to Brian 086 2596656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, readers of these notes can be assured that the Ramblers always have a warm welcome for new members.
Streete B and D teams were in action this week at the Streete Complex, where they went head to head with Ardagh A and B teams. After a great nights bowling the two visiting teams came out on top. Streete B Team 1: Phyllis Martin, Seamus Moran and Tom Connell (skip). Team 2: Michael Murray, Micheál Gillen and Mick McLoughlin (skip). Streete Bowls club would like to wish Jimmy Kelly a speedy recovery after his recent operation. Hopefully he will be back bowling very soon as he is sorely missed by his team. New members welcome.