Ballinalee notes



Corr: Micheal Carrigy. Tel: 087 2915072


Numbers drawn 16, 19, 20, 30. 3 x €20 winners Ciara Heaney, Gurteen; Paula Lloyd, Ballymahon and Grainne Lynch, St John’s. Jackpot €10,000. Draw for month of July on Monday nights in the Stags Head at 9.30pm.


Deepest sympathy to Clare Mollaghan and the extended Mollaghan family, Aughamore on the sudden death of Noel Mollaghan recently. RIP.


Bingo takes place on Sunday, July 6 at 3pm in Newtownforbes GAA Centre. €2,500 in prizes.

All-Ireland Draw

Boxes are on sale for this years All-Ireland football final. Each box costs €100. The draw is limited to 100 boxes with the winner being decided by the final score in the All-Ireland final. 1st prize is €5,000. Tickets on sale from Michéal Carrigy. Money raised goes towards the football club.

Community Games

Well done to Debra Spollen who received an award on Friday night from the Chair of the County Community Games Committee for all her work associated with County Community Games Finals.

GAA Cúl Camp

Dates for the annual Longford GAA summer camp in Ballinalee are July 14 - 18. It consists of football, hurling, camogie and rounders. Camp prices: 1st child €55, 2nd €45 and 3rd/4th €40. Contact: Damien Sheridan @ 087 9126556 or online registration at Free GAA kit and county back pack for all participants.

New York

Well done to the Longford GAA team in New York who remain undefeated in 2014 following their recent win last Tuesday. Ballinalee native, Brendan Donoghue continues to play with the team and is also chairman of the club.


Deepest symapthy to Marie Conlon Castlebrock on the death of her grandmother, Mary Greene over the weekend. RIP.

Church notes

Collectors for July: 7pm Joe O’Donnell, 11am Mel Farrell and Frank Rehill. Counters for July: Rita McEvoy and Lil Smith. Total collected at Cemetery Sunday last weekend was €929 in St James’ and €1,213 in St Emer’s.


Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme if you are aged 21 and over, in receipt of social welfare, sign in for credits you could be entitled to receive training free of charge. Contact: Adult Education Office Longford/Westmeath ETB 043 3345474.


We hope all school children and teachers enjoy their well deserved summer holidays.