Charity soccer match

Charity soccer match

Firefighters from Castlepollard Fire & Rescue Service teamed up with colleagues from across the county to participate in a charity fundraising soccer match in aid of the Paediatric Unit in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. The game took place on Saturday, October 25th, at Gainestown, Mullingar, and the opposition for the keenly contested encounter were An Garda Siochana. In a blue on blue encounter, the Gardai were victorius, managing to hold on their 2-1 advantage until the full time whistle. Castlepollard firefighters Derek Cheevers, Alfie Devine and Steve Owens represented the local brigade. Well done to all concerned.


The local and North Westmeath community were saddened to learn of the death, which took place peacefully at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, on Monday, October 13th, of Philomena Smyth, Ballymanus, Castlepollard. The remains reposed at the Hospital Mortuary, Mullingar, on Wednesday, October 15th, and the removal took place to St. Michael’s Church, Castlepollard, at 7.00pm that evening. The funeral took place following Requiem Mass on Thursday, October 16th, at 2.00pm. with interment afterwards to Castletown-Finea Cemetery. The attendance at the removal, Mass and funeral was widely representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The deceased was a member of an old respected family, and will be sadly missed not alone by her immediate family, but by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She is survived by her sister-in-law Peggy Smyth, nephews Bernard, John and Derek, niece Ann, other relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.


The next Baptism Preparation Course for parents takes place on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8.00pm in the Parish Community Centre, Church Street. The course will be run by the Multy Group. Parents who do not have a babysitter may bring baby with them to the meeting.


Local clubs, organisations or individuals with items or reports for the Castlepollard, Coole, Whitehall and surrounding areas should have them with the writer, Martin Farrell, preferably before 6pm on Saturday evenings. Contact 044-9661530, email, or 086-8800051.