Lotto Results: Tuesday 16th April 2013. Numbers drawn 7, 12, 15, 23. No jackpot winner. 4 match 3 winners were Antoinette and Joseph, David Tiernan, Laura Foley, Finns. Jackpot Tuesday 23rd April €8,270. Thank you for your continued support.
Information Evening: Longford Federation ICA are hosting An Information Evening in the 98 Hall, Ballinamuck, this Thursday April 25th at 7.30pm. Laura Shaw from Longford Garden Centre will attend. Her topics include, Lawn Care, Colour with Perennials and Maintaining your Rose Garden, followed by a Question and Answer session. During the second part of the evening Garry Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council will talk to us about ‘How to use Leftovers’ and ‘Food Wastage’ as part of the “Food Wastage Programme”. Tea and refreshments will be served. A Raffle will be held. Admission €5. Everyone welcome.
Healthy Events 2013: We brought our Healthy Events 2013 Campaign to this year’s field day with the focus on Sun Safety and avoiding substance use/misuse. We continued our display in the registration area of all the health promotion literature from the HSE, Irish Cancer Society and safe food that we have had available at all our Ardagh\Moydow\Glen Community Games events this year, including the Leinster Table Tennis Finals. With brochures about smoking dangers and help with cessation, growing up smoke free, how to reduce your risk of cancer, sun safety- have fun and be smart in the sun, exercise- get active, and get kids on the go, Little steps to eating well and healthy eating using the food pyramid, resilience and positive mental health there was information for everyone. We appreciate all the support from Fiona Gallagher, Brenda Shannon and the Longford Health Promotion Unit. As our whole day was smoke, alcohol and drug free we had plenty of posters made by the children with their own slogans on display. Smoke stinks! No smoking, kids at play. Fun and games are guaranteed, second hand smoke we do not need! Thanks to Gillian Hobson at Loughrey’s Pharmacy we were able to provide each child with an individual packet of SPF factor 30 sunscreen as well as the Irish Cancer Society Sun Smart bracelet- Take Care In The Sun, which changes colour with sun exposure. Even in our Irish weather everyone can apply the Sun Smart Code - Slip, Slap, Slop to reduce the risk of skin cancer when they are out in the sun. Slip on protective clothing, slap on a hat, slop on sunscreen, seek shade and wear wrap-around sunglasses. We banished the fizzy drinks and crisps, and I don’t think we even missed them! All the children enjoyed a bottle of water and fresh fruit & veg- apples, bananas, grapes, tangerines & carrot sticks at the finish line, there was even plenty for moms and dads. If anyone would like more information or to get involved in promoting Healthy Events with us please contact Brigette Lynch Scott or Leslie Finnan at any time.
Annual Community Games Track & Field Day: Many thanks to Gary Farrell & Moydow Harpers for the use of the pitch and clubhouse for this year’s field day. Also thanks to Adrian Farrell who generously lent us the PA system. And of course thanks to all the parents and AMG Com Games Committee who gave their time to organise and run off all the events both on the track, field and behind the scenes so that we all had a really enjoyable day. It was really worth coming and doing your best this year as double the amount of children have qualified to go forward to the County Athletics Final in Ballymahon on Sunday June 9th. Practices for all these athletes to get ready will take place on Saturday evenings at the Ardagh United soccer pitch- you will be notified by text. Results: U8 Boys 60M & 80M: 1st-Jack Belton, 2-Niall Hawes, 3-Oliver Smyth. U8 Girls 60M: 1st-Sian Gallagher, 2-Emma Farrell, 3-Aba O’Connor. U8 Girls 80M: 1st-Sian Gallagher, 2-Emma Farrell, 3-Terri Kemple. U10 Boys 100M: 1st-Cathal Farrell, 2-Jack Mulleady, 3-Cathal Keenan. U10 Boys 200M: 1st-Cathal Farrell, 2-Jack Mulleady, 3-Jack Gallagher. U10 Boys 60M Hurdles: 1st-Jack Mulleady, 2-Cathal Farrell, 3-Jack Belton. U10 Girls 100M: 1st-Sarah McPhillips, 2-Laura Farrell, 3-Sarah Thompson. U10 Girls 200M: 1st-Sarah McPhillips, 2-Claragh Shannon, 3-Sarah Thompson. U10 Girls 60M Hurdles: 1st-Melissa O’Kane, 2-Laura Farrell, 3-Sarah McPhillips. U12 Boys 100M: 1st-Cian McPhillips, 2-Brendan Finnan, 3-Cathal Farrell. U12 Boys 600M: 1st-Cian McPhillips, 2-Brendan Finnan, 3-Jack Gallagher. U12 Girls 100M: 1st-Aoife Condron, 2-Emma Thompson, 3-Sarah Kemple. U12 Girls 200M: 1st-Aoife Condron, 2-Katie Quinn, 3-Emma Thompson. U14 Boys 100M: 1st-Ronan Keane, 2-Dylan Reilly, 3-Garreth Mulleady. U14 Boys 800M: 1st-Cian McPhillips, 2-Thomas Whyte, 3-Brendan Finnan. U14 Boys 80M Hurdles: 1st-Cian McPhillips, 2-Thomas Whyte, 3-Ronan Keane. U14 Girls 100M: 1st-Petrina Carrigy, 2-Rebecca O’Kane, 3-Roisin Sheahan. U14 Girls 800M: 1st-Rebecca O’Kane, 2- Katie Quinn. U14 Girls 80M Hurdles:1st-Petrina Carrigy, 2-Rebecca O’Kane, 3-Meghan Finnan. U16 Boys 100M: 1st-Johnny Finnan, 2-Oisin Mac an Bheatha, 3-Mark Thompson. Please see the Ardagh Notes for all Field results. Date for your calendar: County Athletics Final Sunday 9 June in Ballymahon. Training for all athletes on Saturday evenings at Ardagh soccer pitch. Any ?s contact Leslie Finnan 087-7960476.
Moydow Community Development: Moydow Community Development are having a fund raiser for the Community Centre, Moydow. Ted Fest will take place on Sunday 5th May 2013 at 8pm in Kearney’s Pub. Fancy Dress. Full details to follow. Everyone welcome.