Lotto draw

Lotto draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Wednesday 4th September. Winning numbers: 11, 18, 21, 23. The jackpot of €3,400 remained intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Mattie Reilly, Aughnagarron. Olive Denning, Derrycasson. James Joseph Reilly, Kilmore. Micháel & Brenda Cunningham, Cloughernal and D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. . On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Francis Mulligan.. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Gary Rogers. Kilcogy: Thomas McCabe & Bernard Donohoe. 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 and 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 the draw on Saturday September 7th was 26. Unfortunately there was not a winner.

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.


Anyone interested in buying the new ‘’St. Columbas Top’’ are requested to contact club chairman Finbar Meehan as soon as possible. Samples are on display at Mulligan’s Shop and Cloonagh P.O. Prices are adults €35 and children €30.

St. Columba’s N.S.

The local national school reopened on Monday 2nd September following the summer break. We hope teachers and children had an enjoyable time. A warm welcome is extended to Robyn Mulligan, Cloonagh who has started Big School. Robyn is daughter of Sean and Marie Mulligan. No doubt she will have many friends despite the fact she is alone in her class. Best wishes are extended to the following who have commenced secondary school. They are Mary Rogers, Amy Brady, Caroline McGivney, Thomas Mooney and Eoghan Byrne. Good luck also to all from the area who are on the way to third level.

Senior Championship

On Saturday evening last St. Columba’s made their exit from the senior championship following their defeat to Abbeylara in the replay of the quarter final. Like the previous encounter it was closely contested and was in the balance up to the final whistle. Unfortunately a goal for the Abbey against the run of play was the deciding factor on a score line of 1-8 to 0-10. We wish Abbeylara good luck for the remainder of the competition. We commend the boys in Maroon and White on many fine displays in the league and championship this year. We are still in contention for honours in the league. All is not lost yet lads. Our next outing in the league is scheduled against Mostrim in the Laurels on the this Saturday evening with 6.00p.m throw in. Please check fixtures for confirmation of this.


Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mrs Katie Brennan, Bunlahy on her 100th birthday on Sunday last. Blessed with excellent health and memory she celebrated the occasion with family, relations and neighbours. Aunt of Marie McGivney, Cloonagh we wish he well for the future.