Newtownforbes

Road Closure: The N4 between Newtownforbes and Longford at Lamagh Bridge, will close on Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 6.30pm and re-open on Thursday 20th December at 7.30am. Diversions will be in place.

Road Closure: The N4 between Newtownforbes and Longford at Lamagh Bridge, will close on Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 6.30pm and re-open on Thursday 20th December at 7.30am. Diversions will be in place.

Parish Calendars: The Parish Calendar for 2013 is on sale in Bells and Gala. The price is €3.

Scór na nÓg: The Junior Scór na nÓg finals took place in Lanesboro on Sunday last. The club managed to qualify for the finals in both the Solo Singing and Question Time events which was an achievement in itself. Andrea Glennon gave a stirring rendition of ‘A Song for Ireland’ in the Solo Singing but was most unfortunate to just miss out on the title against very strong opposition. The Question Time team of Ciaran Madden, Veronica Breslin and Dearbhaile Madden managed to deliver the first title for the club in this category since 2003. This trio produced an emphatic display to win by a margin of eighteen points. Thanks to Tommy Nevin for his great help with the team over the last month. A sincere thanks to Andrea, Ciaran, Veronica and Dearbhaile for representing the club in Scór for 2012. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

2012 Player of Year: Congratulations to Joe O’Brien and Ciaran Finucane of Clonguish G.A.A. who have been nominated and short-listed for Hurler of the Year 2012. Please vote for your choice before 12 noon on Friday December 7th by TEXT COMP41 followed by your selection (name of player) to 57199. Congratulations to Paddy Dowd, the only Clonguish Footballer to make it to the 2012 Team of The Championship.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Kevin Quinn, Garrowhill, and Brigid Gallagher, Dunboyne, who recently celebrated their marriage in St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church, Dunboyne. We wish Kevin & Brigid health and happiness for the future.

White Collar Boxing: White Collar Boxing will take place on the 26th January 2013 in the GAA Complex. There will be more details of boxers, etc., in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the notes for an update.

Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Quinn Family, on the death of Eileen Quinn Castlepark. May she rest in peace.

Do This in Memory Mass: Mass for the First Communion Class takes place on Saturday 15 December 2012 at 7.00pm

Graduation: Clonguish footballer Niall Tighe graduated from UCD in September with an honours degree in Sports and Exercise Management. He is past pupil of Scoil Mhuire in Newtownforbes and St. Mel’s College in Longford. Niall is presently studying at University of Limerick accredited course leading to a qualification as a fitness professional qualified to work in all aspects of the leisure industry. We wish Niall the best of luck in his future career.

Matsubayas​hi Shorin Ryu Internatio​nal Karate: Our club would like to welcome our two newest students Megan and Hannah. We hope they will enjoy their karate journey with us. A reminder to all of our students of our club grading on Monday 10th December next at 7pm. As there are a large number of students grading on the night it is very important that all students arrive on time. It is also essential that every student grading completes their grading application form and submit with relevant payment on or before grading date. If anyone has any queries please do not hesitate to contact Ann on 087 9248816.

Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 28/11/2012 - Winner Sabrina Lucas €45 – Ball Number 31.

Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 1st December, numbers 8, 15, 29, 30. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Pat O’Brien, Newtownforbes, €25 John Browne, Longford, €25 Tom & Winifred Feeney, c/o Liz Sorohan. Draw in McGowan’s next weekend. Next Weeks Jackpot €3050.

Monster Bingo: Bingo will be held in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall on Sunday 9th December at 3pm. €2,500 to be won. Free Hot punch will be served on the day plus loads of extra prizes for Christmas. Monster raffle on the day.

Slimming World Group: Slimming World Group, Newtownforbes every Thursday, 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Miranda Moran’s Physiotherapy Clinic. Call Tammy on 086 1768210 for more information.

Longford County Choir: This year’s Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday December 16th 2012, commencing at 7pm in the St. Mel’s Cathedral Centre Longford. The County Choir will be accompanied by the Chamber Ensemble and soloists. Tickets for the concert are priced at €12 with concessions for families and are available from any choir member or at Denniston’s music store, Farrell & Coy Craft shop and St. Christopher’s.