Mulllinalaghta local news Jan 21

AGM: Mullinalaghta Ladies are hold their AGM on Friday January 21st at 8pmin the Community Centre. Please come and support.

AGM: Mullinalaghta Ladies are hold their AGM on Friday January 21st at 8pmin the Community Centre. Please come and support.


St. Columba's G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the The Angler's Rest on Friday 7th January. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 16, 20 . As the numbers were not chosen by anyone the jackpot of €2600 remained intact. The following received consolation prizes of €20 each. Maggie Reilly, Aughnagarron, Granard, Longford. J.P. Donohoe, Larkfield, Dring, Longford. Paul O' Reilly, Kilcogy, Cavan. Mrs Anna McGovern, Toome, Dring, Longford and Jason Matthews who also hails from Toome. The winning numbers in Keogh's on Wednesday 12th January were 2, 4, 12, 13 with no outright winner. €20 winners were Patrick & Gary Rogers, Mullinroe, Dring, Longford. Maura & J.P. Kelly, Culleenmore, Dring, Longford. Michel Cunningham, Cloughernal, Granard, Longford and Nancy Matthews, Clooneen, Dring, Longford came out of the drum twice to earn herself €40. Results of draw in Keogh's will p

appear in this column in next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place in the clubrooms. Tickets for same are now on sale at the usual outlets. Sellers are reminded to drop envelopes into Cloonagh P.O before 6pm on Monday evening. Rota for this weekend is as follows. The Hideaway: Thomas McCabe. Keogh's / Angler's Rest: Christy Reilly. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute.


The local national school re-opened on Monday last following the Christmas holidays. We hope all concerned had an enjoyable break. May we take this opportunity to wish former teacher Nuala Fox well in her retirement. A native of Derrycasson , Nuala has been at the helm since September 1983. During that time she gave herself unstintingly to the welfare of all her students. An excellent tutor she was highly valued by parents and children alike. Behind the scenes with the board of management she ensured pupils of Mullinalaaghta would have excellent facilities for their education for many years to come. By her endeavours in the present economic climate a new school was completed in September 2009 which will stand as an indication to her hard work.

We congratulate Frances Skelly who has taken over the role of Principal . Frances has been the assistant teacher since 2003. Like Nuala she is highly regarded in her capacity. Finally we compliment local girl Anne McCabe who has stepped into Frances shoes. Daughter of Jim and the late Rita McCabe, Anne is a past pupil of Nuala's . Thereafter she attended Cnoc Mhuir, Granard and NUI Galway where she passed all her exams with distinction. She also completed an Hibernian College course online .Having recently taught in Bunlahy N.S her appointment at Cloonagh is a popular choice. Having a keen interest in sport and education her placement in the parish will be a valuable asset. We wish both ladies good luck in their respective positions and we can say that the future of Mullinalaghta children is in safe hands for many years to come.


Congratulations are extended to Frankie Sullivan, Larkfield and Mary Mc Gahern, Loughdavin on the recent announcement of their engagement at a party in The Angler's Rest. On behalf of both their families we wish Frankie and Mary many happy years together.


On Sunday 9th January in the club rooms the annual general meeting of St. Columba's G.F.C took place. Before a small attendance Chairman, John Dermody welcomed all present. He thanked all committee members for their help and dedication during the past year. All loyal supporters got a special mention. On the field of play he complimented all teams especially the U-21 squad on their great achievement in claiming 13-a-side championship for the second time in succession. The senior team were praised for reaching the quarter-final of the championship for the first time since 1952. Another heroic deed was our U-14 panel bringing home an All-Ireland title in the Feile national competition which was held in Derry. James McGivney was congratulated on being the recipient of Leinster minor championship medal with Longford. John congratulated all who were married during the year. On a sadder note he sympathised with all families who suffered bereavements during the year. Secretary, Seamus Fitzpatrick gave a detailed account of activities on and off the field. In her report Treasurer, Maggie Reilly that financial situation was in the black.

For a more detail account see club notes.

New Arrival: Congratulations are extended to Daniel and Frances Lynch, Culleenmore on the birth of their fourth child, a baby boy to be named Cormac and welcome brother for Dearbhnaila, Aoibhinn and Patrick. The happy event occurred on St. Stephen's day. We are delighted to relate that Frances and newborn are in excellent health.


The annual general meeting of the club will take place in Mullinalaghta Community Centre on Sunday 23rd January at 7.30p.m. All members are requested to attend. New recruits are also very welcome.


We have been requested to remind all interested that the book club at Granard branch library re-opens on Wednesday 19th January. Christmas cards can be recycled by dropping them into library before the end of January.


Mullinalaghta Foroige club wished to thank all who baked, supported and gave donations to their cake sale which was held on Saturday 10th December.


Congratulations are extended to James McGivney who celebrated a very special birthday with family and friends in The Angler's Rest on Saturday night last. A talented player with St. Columba's and Longford county team we wish him well for the future.