The recent Cake Bring & Buy sale was a great success. Very many thanks to all those who contributed. Also thanks to those who helped on the day and who distributed leaflets door to door in advance of the sale. Your help is much appreciated. Congratulations to Noeleen Walsh who won the Healthy-Heart Hamper.

Get together

Weekly community coffee morning in Old School from 11.30 to 12.30pm, starting on Wednesday, 12 November. Coffee tea and chat provided open to all.

Note to dog owners

A dog is known to be man’s best friend and dog owners enjoy great relationships with their canine friends. Are dog owners aware, though, that a parasite called TOXOCARA CANIS lives in the digestive system of dogs? Parasite eggs can be released in the faeces of infected animals and and this contaminates the soil. If someone, by accident, ingests small particles of contaminated soil they may develop a disease called TOXOCARIASIS. The mildest form of TOXOCARIASIS causes abdominal pain, a cough and a headache. A more serious form develops when a large number of parasites spread through different organs of the body such as the lungs, liver and heart. The main symptoms at this level are fever, abdominal pain and shortness of breath. The potentially most serious type of TOXOCARIASIS occurs when the parasites move into the eyes. This can result in permanent vision loss, although usually only one eye is affected. Children are very likely to pick up soil and put it into their mouths so it is incumbent on dog owners to dispose of the faeces in a responsible way by carrying a shovel and a container and using them to remove the pooh and take it home for disposal. The above information is taken from the H.S.E. website.

Southern Gaels

Our under 21 team traveled to Balllforan, Co Roscommon on Saturday evening for a very satisfactory challenge match which they won easily. Thanks to everyone who helped with transport and those who supported us, also thanks to St Aiden’s club for their hospitality. We now await the outcome of the U-21 for a semi-final place. Training continues on Wedensday and Friday evening, contact Ronan or George for information.


The St Brigids GAA lotto results for the 2/11/2014 were 7, 10, 16, 20. There was no winner. €40 winner was Ronan Skelly, €20 winners were Chris Moran, Mary Edgeworth, Josie and Alec McCloughrey. The next draw is in Magan’s Pub on 16th November for a jackpot of €6,940. Looking for an early Christmas gift idea? Then the yearly lotto are available from any of the committee members for €45.