Granard pitch and putt club are holding a table quiz on this Friday 7th March in Fay’s Pub, Main St., Granard. Table of four is €40. Your support would appreciated..

Social Dancing

On each Tuesday night social dance classes will take in Piker’s Lodge, Loch Gowna at 8p.m. All are welcome. Booking is not necessary.

New arrivals

Congratulations are extended to Micheál and Andria Donohoe, Lucan on the birth of their first child, a boy to be named Senan. Formerly from Larkfield, Micheál is son of proud grandparents, Michael and Maureen Donohoe. We express the same compliments to Pat and Maggie Reilly, Aughnagarron on the birth of their second child, a girl to be called Kayla and welcome sister for James. The overjoyed grandparents on this occasion are Jimmy and Lily Donohoe, Derrycasson and Mattie and Connie Reilly, Aughnagarron. It is with pleasure we can report that all concerned are in excellent health.

Croke Park Draw

Tickets for Croke Park National Draw are on sale in local shops, from players and committee members. At €10 each there are magnificent prizes on offer such as trip to Australia for two for International Rules series, trip for two to Boston, to New York for St. Patrick’s Day 2015 and various ticket packages for All Ireland in both hurling and football. All prizes are organized by Croke Park. Proceeds from sale of tickets go to the club. Please support.

St. Columba’s N.S.

There are information booklets available in Cloonagh Post Office for any parents thinking of enrolling their child in St. Columba’s N.S in September 2014. Parents can obtain an enrolment form by phoning the school on 043-6683020. Alternatively we will be holding an enrolment afternoon on Monday 10th March 2014 from 3p.m to 5p.m when parents are welcome to come and see the school and complete their application forms on the day.

Granard Show

The Annual General Meeting of Granard Agricultural Show society will take place in John V’s Lounge on Thursday 6th March at 9p.m. All members are requested to attend. New members are very welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop

‘’New 2 U’’ shop at Market St. Granard is open every Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Saturdays from 11.00am – 5.00pm. It will also open on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Please note change of business hours for winter months.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw on Wednesday, February 26th. The winning numbers were 3, 21, 25, 28 with jackpot of €4,650 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following - James Reilly, Aughnagarron; Patsy Kiernan, Toome; Peadar McGovern, Toome; Eugene Matthews, Toome and Marie Matthews, Teffia Park. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Martin Matthews. Keogh’s/Angler’s Rest: David O’Rourke. Kilcogy: James Fitzsimoms & 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 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 on Saturday 1st March was 23 with no winner.

Dinner Dance

St. Columba’s G.F.C dinner dance and presentation of medals took place in The Piker’s Lodge on Saturday night last. The highlight of the night was the presentation of Leader Cup medals and Under 21 Championship medals by Paddy Reilly, the last survivor of the team that brought the Leader Cup to the parish in 1951. It was great to see Paddy and Annie looking so well. Chairman John Keegan welcomed all present. In his address he spoke of the success for the club this year. With all that was accomplished at underage level for the past few years, the future looks good. Dan McElligott also gave an up to date profile of each player with his humorous monologue. As usual Christina and her staff came up trumps serving a delicious meal. Rhythm & Sticks supplied the music. They certainly know how to entertain and get the folk take to the floor. Young and old enjoyed the occasion immensely.