Killoe April 1

HUNT - The Longford Harriers Group held their annual Killoe Hunt event on Sunday 13 March 2011 starting from the Olde Forge Killoe. Thankfully the weather held up well for the hunters and their beautiful animals with plenty of thrills and spills in the offering.

HUNT - The Longford Harriers Group held their annual Killoe Hunt event on Sunday 13 March 2011 starting from the Olde Forge Killoe. Thankfully the weather held up well for the hunters and their beautiful animals with plenty of thrills and spills in the offering.

We wish to thank the farmers/ landowners for kind usage of their lands. The Olde Forge for their hospitality before and after the event. Everyone who made tremendous efforts to help organise for the smooth run of the day all who helped with sandwiches, including that very welcome tureen of soup beverage after the harsh cold trot; donated spot prizes and all who supported the raffle. All proceeds for this raffle will be donated to the ISPCC (Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children). In grateful appreciation to all.


The Longford branch of the Multiple Sclerosis will hold their annual Church gate collection on Saturday 2/ Sunday 3 April 2011 at both churches in the parish. All support is greatly appreciated.


Want to clear sheds, yards, fields that may be littered with old farm machines washing machines, fridges old cars etc. Well an opportunity has now evolved through Emmet Og Killoe GAA who will collect and dispose of any items free of charge. Further particulars contact Frank Kiernan 086 2543591 Karl Nolan 086 3856947, Gerry Rowley 086 3261664 or any club member.


Lotto numbers drawn weekending 20/3/11- 1, 6 20, 26. No jackpot winnner. 20 euro winners Gery Rowley,Knockloughlin; Anne Toher, Ennybegs; Margaret Tooher Ennybegs; Catherine Gray Ennybegs; Collette Hagan Rhyne. Sellers prize Frank Kiernan. Jackpot 2800 euro.


Well I was amazed last week on entering the shed (with a door) to find a mass of kiplings that would light a fire for one week all stacked up. I can only surmise that these birds send from abroad a project manager to organise and prepare for the influx of staff who are to follow and create their business for many months around every house in the country. So check your lofts ,porches etc ffor the inevitable nests. Good luck.


Now that Spring has arrived and summer is around the corner its time to start doing things. The village enhancement group have been busy doing jobs around the villlage with the help of our very good community scheme we have built & renewed the bridge & walls at the Crieve end of the village. We are now renewing the grass margins setting trees & shrubs, putting surrounds around the trees but has been reseeded two weeks ago and the grass will soon appear when mature & kept mowed it will look very well flowers have to be set and baskets erected. A major graveyard clean up & grass cutting takes place on Monday eve next 4th April at 8.45. Please come and help bring brush spade rake , no excuses. Once we get things in shape its easy to keep. Weed killer will be supplied also wheel barrow. Bingo is going very well and the time has changed back to 9 o’clock for the summer months. Don’t forget there is 1008 euro on the wheel plus 1908 euro on the night worth coming and trying your luck and meet your friends and have a chat. Congratulations to James Igoe , Michelle Joyce who were married last week , best of luck to you both.

Defibrillator Project

A very successful fundraiser was held in Cullyfad Community Centre held a Table Quiz. This was very well attended and a great fun night was had by all. Thanks to all who supported this in any way, by attending, by donation of money, by donating spot prizes etc. The overall scoring was high with contestants enjoying the questions ranging from the very easy to the few harder ones. The winner table was manned by Frank Hughes, Brendan Conway, Padraig Loughrey and Fr Sean Casey. Congratulations to them on winning. We also want to say a very special thank you to them for donating back their winnings of £100 to the project. This was indeed very generous and much appreciated. We hope to have one further fundraiser to complete our aim for this year to install three units for the Cullyfad catchment area. Thanks to all who forwarded donations and those who have not been acknowledge yet will be done in the coming weeks. If you still wish to make your contribution the fund is still open and this can be done by contacting any committee member.

Community Groups

Cullyfad Community Groups will hold a meeting in Cullyfad Community Centre on Tues night April 11th at 8.30pm. All welcome


Killoe Cell Group meet in Cullyfad Community Centre Tues night April 5th at 8.30pm after mass and Stations of the Cross in St Oliver’s. You don’t have to be from the parish to attend as all are welcome. Do come along.


Congratulations to our Boys U15 Indoor Soccer team who brought home Leinster Gold medals from Carlow on Sunday last, the 27th of March. With two tough games on the day, this is a fantastic achievement for these young lads. In their semi-final, they played against Westmeath’s Mount Temple/Baylin. This game was a battle all the way, going into extra time, where Killoe scored their winning goal and took a 2-1 win. This brought our lads into the Leinster Final, where they played against Lakeside from Wicklow. These two teams were also very closely matched and both fought hard for the provincial title in a very exciting game . With a draw at full time and a draw after extra time, the match went into penalties. In the last few tense minutes, goalie David McCarthy remained calm. He kept the Wicklow ball out Killoe took the Leinster title. Congratulations to team members Ciaran Donohoe, Cathal Flynn, Conor Moran, Oisín Bennett, Aaron Clyne, Michéal Hughes, Ryan Moffett and David McCarthy on beating off tough opposition to take such a high award. Many thanks to trainer/manager Mark Hughes for all the hard work he has put into bringing this team to this level - a double for Mark as his U15s took the Leinster title last year also. With the National Finals beckoning in May, we wish you all the very best of luck.

Fine Gael

The annual General meeting of the Killoe branch will be held in the old Forge on the 31/March this Thursday Night at 9.00pm sharp all members please attend new members welcome. James Bannon TD will attend and local councillor will also be present.