Killoe Community Games annual Social Night & Fundraiser will take place in Begley’s pub, Ennybegs on Saturday night the 11th of June. We hope that we will have a great night’s entertainment and the usual great support we receive from parents and the wider community.

National Finals Weekend One took place between the 27th and 29th of May in Athlone. Killoe were very well represented

at this event and our participants did themselves, their parish and their county proud. In Indoor Soccer, our Boys U15 team met Dingle in their semi-final. This strong Kerry team, who went to win the final, beat Killoe with a 4-1 scoreline. The play off for 3rd and 4th place was a rough game against Ballymore, Co. Sligo. Killoe were unfortunate to have two goals disallowed, and the final scoreline in this game was Ballymore 4, Killoe 3. Whilst the players may have been dissappointed with their placing, it is a great achievement to take 4th place National Medals – well done and congratulations to you all and to manager Mark Hughes on reaching this level.

In recitation, Marie Lynch took to the National stage with an entertaining and convincing performance of ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’. With a total of 18 entrants in this category, Marie had the great achievement of taking 7th place in Ireland. Well done Marie and congratulations on a great performance.

Co. Longford was represented in the U13 Choir by our Killoe boys and girls. This talented young group gave a beautiful rendition of three songs - Adiemus, Limerick You’re a Lady and Dublin on a Sunny Summer Morning. While our Choir was not placed for medals, the standard of their performance was very high and they received a great response from the audience. Congratulations to Choir members Leah Dunleavy, Gráinne Pierce, Mischa Fox, Aisha Kanu, Kayleigh Gilna, Alanna Carr, Aoife Caherly, Jade Gill, Fiona Hebron, Amie Lennon, Shona Rowley, Marie Brady, Katie O’Driscoll, Darren Dooner, Paul Brady, David Heffernan, Shane McManus, Dean Fitzmaurice and Eamon Keogh. Congratulations also to Gráinne Fox who trained and directed the Choir - thank you for your commitment, patience and hard work in drawing out the singing talents of this young group.

Good luck to our U12 Soccer team who take on Meath in their Leinster round at 7.30pm on Friday the 10th of June in Abbeycartron.

Our Sports Day results mistakenly appeared in the Sportspage last week instead of in the Killoe notes.


The Abbeylara Parish will be hosting their annual field day on Sunday June 12th 2011 commencing at 12 noon. An array of entertaining activities will be available for everybody including Midget Car Racing in association with Motor Sports Ireland, Modified pro Stock and Super Modified Tractors, Vintage Parade to include American Care/Bikes, Bumper Cars, Goat Car rides with Freddie the goat. Admission fee is €10 and children have free entry. Ladies should get prepared for the ‘Best Dressed Ladies’ competition while the male contingent can battle it out in the ‘Tug Of War’. Parking facilities will be provided for on the day and any further inqueries can be done by contacting Pat Reilly on (086) 8855189 or Pat McHugh on (087) 6308152.


The three day retreat commences on Wednesday 1st June and ends Saturday 13th August. Boat fare and accommodation costs have been factored into the full price which is €55. The retreat is a worth while endeveaour and information is available by ringing (071) 9861518.


The Parish wish to extend good luck wishes to all residents who will be assembling for their Junior and Leaving Cert exams in the coming days and throughout the weeks to follow. We trust that the Holy Spirit will inspire them with the pre-acquired knowledge and we will remember them in our prayers.


Best of luck to Sinead Hughes who recently turned 21 and in addition to that she will be departing for San Francisco to work for the summer vacation. Sinead, who is a daughter of Frank and Matgaret Farragh, Killoe was joined by family and friends to celebrate the cardinal number birthday in Slashers Complex Longford and the Parish want to extend a Happy 21st and best of luck to Sinead in her future career.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Michael and Mary(Nee Crehan) Harkin and families, Hall Green, Birmingham U.K., William and Mary(Nee O’Hara) Creehan and families, Corneddan, Killoe Co. Longford on the parting of Michael and Mary’s beloved son Michael (Junior) last week. We extend our deepest condolence to his parents, brother Liam, sister Laura, grandparents, Aunts Geraldine and Rosaleen, extended families and friends. His burial took place in Birmingham U.K. May you rest in peace Michael.


The monthly meeting will be held on Monday June 13th at 8.30p.m. in Ennybegs Community Centre Killoe. All members are requested to attend as there is a very full agenda to be discussed. New members are always welcome.


Ennybegs Village Enhancement will hold their annual Church Gate Collection at St. Mary’s Church Ennybegs on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June. Your support is greatly appreciated.


The Pioneers Central Office Dublin wish to express their deepest gratitude to Killoe for the recent donation they received which amounted to €800.The Cashel annual outing will take place on Wednesday July 20th to Armagh in addition to several other historical stops along the way. The admission fee covers hire, admission, guided tour and morning coffee expenses but lunch/dinner is not included. For more details contact Peter Hanley on (086) 2589725.


The numbers drawn for the week ending 5/6/11 were – 3, 15, 16 and 26 and there was no jackpot winner. The recipients of €20 were Everards, Derek Reynolds, and M.Donnolly of 40 Kiernan’s Court, Michael Reilly from Kilkenny and Dessie Reynolds of Ballinalee. The Seller’s prize went to Eugene Caherrey. The jackpot stands at €3,800.


St. Mary’s Ennybegs Masses will be held on Friday at 8p.m. while the Wednesday and Thursday service will be cancelled on account of the Priests retreat. For the duration of the Diocesan Priests Retreat which runs from Monday 6th – Thursday 8th June and urgent requests for the priest’s assistance can be discussed with the Longford Presbytery on 9043) 3346365. Please remember all Priests on retreat in your prayers. Introduction of the new missal will take effect from September which will cause a slight variation of how the mass will sound. Explanations are available on