Tidy Towns-Litter Picks: Weekly litterpicks continue on Saturday mornings at 11am and Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Meeting point at the National School. Bring hi-vis jackets and a friend! Come along for a walk and a chat and help your community!
Congrats: Congratulations to the Southern Gaels U-14 team who recently won the league final by defeating Ballymahon/Forgney in Pearse Park. The team was Conor Casey, Patrick Farrell, Liam Galvin, Dylan Farrell, Colin Cousins, Conor Flood, Jack Magna, Niall Casey, Jamie Birmingham, Brian Kelly, Loughlin Healy, Owen Mulvihill, Rían Cox and Craig Gorman. Well done to the team mentors also.
Community Games: The annual Community Games Sports day was held in Killashee recently. Despite inclement weather there was a great turnout, both athletes and parents. A special word of thanks to all the parents who helped so much with the smooth running of all events. The county finals will take place on Sunday 9th June in Ballymahon and we wish all our Killashee representatives the very best of luck and hope they have a very enjoyable day. Results from the day were as follows – Girls: U-8 60m 1st Laura Kavanagh, 2nd Amy Jordan, 3rd Eva Cosgrove; U-8 80m 1st Laura Kavanagh, 2nd Amy Jordan, 3rd Eva Cosgrove; U-10 100m 1st Bronagh Kiely, 2nd Hannah McDermott, 3rd Carla Farrell; U-10 200m 1st Bronagh Kiely, 2nd Hannah McDermott, 3rd Carla Farrell / Nicole Murphy; U-10 60m hurdles 1st Bronagh Kiely, 2nd Hannah McDermott; 3rd Nicole Murphy; U-12 100m 1st Cait Kiely; 2nd Aine Kiely; 3rd Laura Nevin; U-12 600m 1st Cait Kiely, 2nd Aine Kiely, 3rd Caitlin Brady; U-12 ball throw 1st Laura Nevin, 2nd Aine Kiely; 3rd Katie Gouldsbury. Boys: U-8 60m 1st Alex Forde, 2nd Patrick Clancy, 3rd Francis Brady; U-8 80m 1st Alex Forde, 2nd Patrick Clancy, 3rd Shane Neary; U-10 100m 1st Byron Duignan; 2nd Brían Farrell, 3rd Adam O’ Donoghue; U-10 200m 1st Byron Duignan, 2nd Brían Farrell, 3rd Cian Neary; U-10 60m hurdles 1st Adam O’ Donoghue, 2nd Cian Neary, 3rd Byron Duignan; U-12 100m 1st Colin Cousins, 2nd Conor Clancy, 3rd Peter Nolan, U-12 600m 1st Peter Nolan, 2nd Colin Cousins, 3rd Conor Clancy, U-12 ball throw 1st Ronan Kavanagh, 2nd Mark Bracken, 3rd Peter Nolan; U-12 long puck 1st Peter Nolan, 2nd Ronan Kavanagh, 3rd Mark Bracken; U-14 javelin 1st Patrick Kenny, 2nd Dylan Farrell, 3rd Rían Cox, U-14 shot putt 1st Patrick Kenny, 2nd Craig Gorman, 3rd Dylan Farrell; U-14 100m 1st Dylan Farrell, 2nd Philip Walsh, 3rd Rían Cox; U-14 80m hurdles 1st Dylan Farrell, 2nd Patrick Kenny, 3rd Philip Walsh, U-14 800m 1st Dylan Farrell, 2nd Philip Walsh, 3rd Liam Galvin; U-6 stars were Eoin Farrell, Michael Nolan, Jasmine Duignan, Leah Corcoran and Liam Dolan.
Choir: Congratulations to Clodagh Kiely, Derryohill, who recently took part in the National Childrens Choir. The show was hosted by Mary Kennedy (from Nationwide) and was held in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Clodagh and her classmates from St. Josephs National School, Longford, thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
Good luck: Best of luck to the Longford Hurlers who take on Warwickshire in the Lory Meagher final in Croke Park on Saturday next 8th June. Killashee is well represented on the hurling team by Michael Farrell, Kealan Cox and Johnny Casey and we wish them ever success.
Baby girl: Congratulations to Bernard and Sandra Casey, London (formerly from Rapareehill and Clonbrock) on the recent birth of their baby girl, Elena. Elena and her proud parents were home in Killashee to meet all the relatives and friends. We hope they had a very enjoyable time. Congratulations to the delighted grandparents Betty and P.J. and Eileen and Padraig.