Lotto draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Wednesday August 7th. Winning numbers: 5, 7, 20, 24. The jackpot of €3200 remained intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Thomas McNerney, Cloonagh. Tom Fitzpatrick, Kilmore. Ruairi McElligott, Toome. Seamie Collumb, Larkfield and Sophie Reilly, c/o John Reilly. On sales this week are as follows. Hideaway: Luke Meehan. Keoghs / Anglers Rest: Patrick Rogers. Kilcogy: James Fitzsimons & Seamus Corcoran. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m 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 main draw 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. Winning number from draw on Saturday 3rd August was 34. Bridget Beglan earned herself €20.

Bottle Caps

Mullinalaghta ladies footballers are collecting Lucozade bottle caps as advertised on television. This will enable the girls to get some free gear for the club. We urge all players, families, relations and friends to support this venture. Caps can be given in at all training sessions, matches, Cloonagh PO, and to any player or committee member. However October is the deadline to participate in this project. It is important to start collecting immediately.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 1st September. Bus will depart from St. Church at approximately 9.00a.m. Please check church newsletter for confirmation of time. Tickets for bus are available at Cloonagh P.O.

A Date For Your Diary

On this Sunday 18th August a ploughing and heritage day will take place on the farm of Eugene and Bernadette Reilly, Smear. What is always an enjoyable occasion ploughing for all classes will be catered for including loy digging. As usual the children will be entertained with bouncy castles, face painting and other amusements. For all interested in Tug of War there will a tournament with a team from Gortletteragh. Forty years ago a team from Smear participated in the All Ireland Championships. To commemorate the occasion members of team will receive a special presentation. With such a vast variety of activities it should be a fun day for young and old. On that night the Queen of The Plough dance will be held in Murtagh’s Lounge with music by Cajun Country. Your support would be very much appreciated.