Colmcille notes



Corr: Sean McGauran. E-mail: or phone 087-6992012

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will attend St Brigid’s Community Centre Lough Gowna on Tuesday, 17th and Wednesday, 18th November from 4.30pm till 8pm each evening. Its important to remember that many patients in Hostipals today need our blood and this need never ceases.

Gardening Club

We have guest speaker Brendan Farrell talking on - Putting your Garden/Tunnel to bed for the Winter and divining Perennials

+ Shrub Cuttings at 8pm Thursday, 12th November in Colmcille Community Centre. Adm €5. Refreshments served. There will also be Plants available to buy on the night

Table Quiz

To help brighten up these dark winter nights, Leebeen Park committee is to run a pre-Christmas Table Quiz in Murtagh’s on Friday, November 13th. As usual, they’ll have dozens of spot prizes throughout the night as well as the usual generous cash prizes for the winners. Tables of four as usual to take their seats by 9pm! The Committee look forward to another great turn out on Friday 13th.

North Longford Men’s Group

Over the past weeks our meetings have been very busy. Information awareness session on community supports and the fair deal scheme facilitated by Pat, also Aidan from Bank of Ireland informing the group on how banking is evolving over the coming years and how to over come these issues. Many thanks to Pat and Aidan for facilitating the sessions. On Saturday November 1st the news spread of the ultimate and sudden death of Joe Doyle, a great friend and valued member. Joe was one of our core members of the group who was at the initial setting up over ten years ago. A true gentleman, Joe was known widely for his musical talents. He always had his “box” (accordion) at weekly meeting, social events and always took it on our outings. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Doyle Families.

The group send good wishes Peter and Paddy who are presently in hospital. Our meeting continue on Fridays 12 – 3, A warm welcome to new members. For further information don’t hesitate to contact Breda on 043 3347515 or any group member.

GAA Lotto

These are the lotto results for this week. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 8, 29. No winner. €20 winners were Liam Foley, Maura Reilly, Marthy Cosworth, Ledwith House; Andrew Allen, Shroid. Seller’s prize: Francie Mulligan.

We had mixed fortunes on the playing field over the weekend with our Division 3 team losing out to Killoe in the final on Friday evening and on Sunday our Senior team had a good win versus Dromard in Leader cup quarter final and now play Killoe in semi-final this coming weekend. Good luck to all involved.

Joker Game

In this weeks joker game, Megan and Evan McGivney turned the 8 of clubs. Next it’s the turn of Kevin Reilly with the jackpot at €1,185. Good luck to Kevin.