Sign Language

Sign Language

From mid. January sign language classes will commence at Lus na Gréine FRC Granard. If interested, please contact 043 6660977 immediately.

Holy Hour

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with the Rosary takes place in St. Columba’s Church each Thursday evening from 8.00p.m. - 9.00p.m. All are welcome.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Thursday 8th January. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 28, 29 with the jackpot of €6,800 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 went to Mickey Duffy, Leitrim. Karl Dermody, Mullinroe. Erin Brady, c/o Keogh’s. Anthony Curry, Cloonagh and Bernie Cronogue, Cloncovid. On sales for this week are as follows. Hideaway: Gary Rogers. Keogh’s / Anglers’s Rest. Frankie Mulligan & Finbar Meehan. Kilcogy: James Fitzsimons & Seamus Corcoran. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm 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 the local post office or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday night’s 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. The winning number on Saturday 10th January was 8 with Aoife Rogers, Cloonagh earning herself €20.

G.A.A . National Draw

Following the success of the first ever G.A.A. National Club Draw in 2013 it has been decided by headquarters at Croke Park to run this event on an annual basis. The purpose of this draw is to assist clubs in their drive to fundraise much needed funds. In the current economic climate small clubs like St. Columba’s are struggling financially as we do not have the outlets or the facilities that the bigger clubs have. As all prizes are sponsored by the hierarchy at Croke Park it is an ideal opportunity for clubs to raise up to €20,000. First prize for two people includes All-Ireland Football Final Tickets, All-Stars banquet tickets, tour & airline tickets & accommodation. Second prize is similar with hurling tickets instead. Subsequent prizes include a trip to New York, All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final Corporate Packages 2015, Travel voucher to the value of €1,500, Shopping voucher to the value of €1,000 at a retailer of your choice and much more. Tickets are only €10 each. Each club retains all the proceeds from the tickets sold by their clubs. Your support for this event would be very much appreciated. Tickets are available from club members and Cloonagh P.O.


The annual general meeting of Mullinalaghta Ladies footballers will take place on Sunday, 18th January. Nomination forms will be distributed in the next few days. Six monthly tickets are now up for renewal. Anyone interested in same again are requested to contact Marie Matthews on 086 4008635.

Operation Transformation

Bunlahy’s Operation Transformation (Battle of the Bulge). Bunlahy Area Action Group hosts Transformation, starting on Sunday, 25th January at 12.30p.m in Creegan’s Bunlahy. We invite everyone to come along, get fit and lose a few pounds. The programme will run for eight weeks. Entry fee is €50. This entitles you to eight one hour fitness classes in Canon Kelly Hall every Tuesday night at 8pm. Each Sunday morning commencing on 25th January there will bean organised walk/run at 9am from Bunlahy, followed by a ‘weigh-in’. All ‘weigh-ins’ will be carried out in a discrete manner. There will be prizes at completion for individuals and teams who have the greatest percentage weight loss. For further information and to book your place please text/call David on 087-7970464 or Mary on 087- 9964366. Forget about ‘no pain no gain’ as our motto is ‘fun on the run’.