SVP: The new Vincent de Paul, Market St., Granard is now open on Friday and Saturday from 10.00a.m.-6.00p.m. It will also operate during the same hours on the First Tuesday of each month. For further information contact 085 1503985.
Cnoc Mhuire Class Of 1986: The re-union takes place on Saturday 4th May commencing with a tour of Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School at 7.00p.m. This will be followed by light refreshments and entertainment in Paul Fay’s Place. For further information contact Andrew Gettings 086 8047542, Monica Gorman, 087 7701370, Michael Lynch 087 9980481 Margaret Reilly0871334037
Lotto Draw: St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Thursday 18th April the numbers drawn were 4, 11, 13, 28 with the jackpot of €2350 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following. Nancy Matthews, Clooneen. Jack Brennan, Newtowncashel. D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. Rose Hourican, Mullinroe and Megan O’Reilly, The Hideaway. On duty for sales this weekend are Hideaway: Johnny Dermody. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: James Fitzsimons. Kilcogy: Paddy Brady & Frankie Mulligan. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute and leave tickets in Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm 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 local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night 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 winning number in Saturday night’s draw 20th l was 21. Ciara Murphy and P.J. Reilly each earned €20.
A Date For Your Diary: A variety show will take place in the local Community Centre on Sunday 5th May. All organizations in the parish are diligently preparing their acts for the night. Proceeds will be donated to Mullinalaghta Ladies G.F.C and St. Columba’s G.F.C. A raffle will also take place on the night with valuable prizes on offer. As an entertaining show is guaranteed we appeal to keep this date free and give this worthy cause your full support. The show will kick off at 6.45p.m.
Lourdes: The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May. Total cost for five nights is €699. For further information telephone 01 2410812. Some places are available by contacting Rt. Rev. Mons. Bernard Noonan P.P at 0906481180 or Rev. Michael Scanlon on 0906457122.
Reminder: The 3rd Annual Cycle and Climb to Croagh Patrick for the Parish of Granard Lourdes Invalid Fund, will take place on Saturday 1st June. 2012 was a very successful and enjoyable day as over forty cyclists completed the event. Many more also participated in the climb. We hope this year will be equally successful as there is plenty of time for any aspiring cyclists to get into shape. A special event to launch this year’s cycle will take place on Saturday 4th May starting at 9.00a.m with a Static Cycle ‘’1500km from Granard to Lourdes’’ followed by a Fancy Dress Party in John V Donohoes on the same night. A great weekends entertainment is guaranteed. Your help and support would be greatly appreciated for both events. Any enquiries contact Jimmy Brady on 087 8875227.
League: St. Columba’s campaign in the Longford Leader Division 1 Football League for this year got underway on Sunday 14th March. For the opening round the Maroon and White squad travelled to Monaduff to take on the home side Fr. Manning Gaels. After a somewhat sluggish first half St. Columba’s showed their capabilities in the second half to emerge victorious on a scoreline of 3-8 to 1-7. On Saturday evening last near neighbours and old rivals Abbeylara were visitors to ‘The Laurels’ . Despite the fact that we were missing some key players through injury another victory was secured in an exciting and entertaining encounter. May we take this opportunity to wish the management and team good luck for the coming year.