Pro-Am success: Congratulations to Molly Kiernan on winning the Pro-Am Show Jumping Competition in Mullingar on Monday June 4. Molly and her pony ‘Bobby’ teamed up with Alexander Butler who is at present national champion to win on the day. Eldest daughter of Marie and Kevin Kiernan, from Treel, Molly has been coached by Susan Dennigan (nee McDonald) at her equestrian centre in Kinard for the past six years. This was a huge achievement for Molly and her new coach, putting Legan on the map in show-jumping. We hope this is only the first of many successes for this talented rider.
School Scor: At the recently held school scor competition, Trath na gCeist, and novelty act teams were successful and advanced to the county final which will be held this Sunday June 17 in Drumlish Community Centre at 5pm. Best of luck to all concerned.
Successful Open Day: A very successful Open Day and enrolment was held in Lenamore National School on Saturday June 9. This was an ideal opportunity for parents of existing pupils, parents, and children enrolling for September 2012 and also prospective pupils to meet and bond with each other and the teachers. Everyone got an insight into the facilities and structures of the school. It is heartening to know that a number of new pupils will be starting in September.
GAA: The GAA Lotto Draw took place on Monday in Connaughton’s Rathowen, for a jackpot of €4,300. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 16 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners were Max Nulty and TJ Ward each €50.00. This week’s draw was held in Slowey’s on Monday night and results next week. Officers in charge of lotto for next four weeks are Paul Ross and Colm Ward.
Walking Group: Legan / Ballycloghan Walking Group will meet this Saturday morning June 16 at 10am in Abbeyshrule. New members welcome.
Creche enrolment: Naoi Rath Re Creche, Legan, is now enrolling for September 2012, catering for pre-school, toddlers, babies and afterschool. Opening hours 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Free pre-school places available (ECCE) subvention (CCS) and community childcare learning (CETS). Please contact Pamela on 044-9357080 for information. To book a place or to check your entitlements.
Sympathy: On Tuesday last the death of Margaret Moughty, Drumming, occurred peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Margaret was one of our oldest parishioners in her 91st year. Her removal took place on Wednesday to St. Anne’s Church, Ballycloghan, and she was laid to rest on Thursday following Requiem Mass in Ardagh Cemetery. To her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Cemetery masses: Masses and blessing of the graves in the parish cemeteries are as follows: Foxhall on Thursday July 5 at 8pm, Kilglass on Friday July 13 at 8pm, Agharra on Friday July 20 at 8pm. Families are asked to inform family members outside the parish.
Inny Anglers: Results of Inny Anglers Lotto draw held in Casey’s at the weekend. Numbers drawn were 3, 8, and 19. There was no jackpot winner. Special draw winners were the Doherty children and Maureen McDermott. The club congratulates Ollie and Linda Boylan on the birth of a baby boy recently. The club has organised a fishing competition and barbeque on Sunday June 17 for the children from the parish. Fishing from 3pm to 5pm at the canal at Abbeyshrule. All children must be accompanied by a parent or family member. The club extends sincere sympathy to the Finnan family, Ardagh, and Reilly family on the death of their mother. May she rest in peace.
Vacancies: The following community employment vacancies are available for Carrickedmond / Legan scheme: Environmental Worker required in Carrickboy / Ballycloghan and two childcare assistants in Legan creche. For further information contact Longford Community Resources.
Benefit of Hooley for St. Christopher’s: Everything is now in place for what promises to be a great night of entertainment in the Oasis Bar (Slowey’s) on this coming Saturday night June 16. The event will bring together a great array of local performers who have kindly agreed to offer their talent in aid of St. Christopher’s Services, Longford. The line up includes: Mad for Trad, The Smith Family and Maeve Dowling, Paddy Maguire and Barthe Garry, Packie Campbell, Bernie Kelly, David Harris, Veronica Moran, Aaron Lyons and Pat Burns, Paddy Farrell, Colm O’Reilly along with songstresses Catherine Gunshinan and Miriam Murphy. Throw in All-Ireland winning raconteur Liam Butler and son Gerard into the mix and we have a recipe for great gas. The show, which commences at 9.30pm sharp, will be anchored by the one and only Ita Tighe. Admission is free, but donations at the door will be gratefully accepted. There will be a raffle with prizes galore including food hamper, dinner for two in the Rustic Inn, wine rack and two bottles of wine, toaster, bottle of brandy and bottle of whiskey. Billy Moran once again has a number of a special items to auction included one Hedge Trimmer, clock in slate surround, load of turf, original Aran sweater, painting by Pat Hourican, and football autographed by Longford senior football team. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a great night’s craic and support a good cause. All prizes and auction items were kindly donated by supporters of St. Christopher’s, who will be acknowledged in next week’s issue.