Well done to our U12 draughts team on winning the county draughts final on Saturday last. Team members were Ciarán Scanlon, Connor Leonard, Sophie Kiernan Molloy, Liam Fagan and Dylan O’ Reilly. Aoife and Siobhan Leonard were reliable substitutes. They will now represent Longford in Leinster. The U14s squad reached the final also. Representing us were Diarmaid Brady, Adrian Fitzpatrick, Cathal Gilligan, Caoimhe Lynch and Aoibhinn Masterson. Despite some favourable performances in reaching the final they were pipped by Killoe on a score 6-4. Well done guys and we hope to see you all next year. We also had an U10 team out as well. Team members were Michaela O Reilly, Lisa Marie Leonard, Maria Ledwith, James Browne, Dearbhail Lynch, Aisling Scanlon and Aoibhinn Lynch. These young ones played great and after a hard fought game that ended in a draw, they were knocked out on the new rule of discounting the last board score and as we won both games it put us out on a score 5-3. As this was the first time that the boys and girls competed as a team we look forward to seeing them together next year. We thank and compliment Josephine O’ Reilly and John O’ Reilly for their time and effort in coaching the team. Their hard work is working and should prove a big asset with the U12s. We wish them well. Upcoming events include basketball, quiz and futsal competitions. Names are now being taken for basketball in all age groups including boys and girls, U14 quiz team and U13 futsal girls. Anyone wishing their child to take part are requested to contact any member of the community games committee. Alternatively they can book through facebook page.
St. Columba’s G.F.C.
The annual general meeting of St. Columba’s G.F.C was scheduled for Saturday night last in the clubrooms. Outgoing Chairman Finbar Meehan did not seek re-election. Despite the fact that some candidates were nominated for the position no one was willing to take the job. Because of this the meeting was suspended. An emergency general meeting has been arranged to take place in the clubrooms for this Friday 24th January at 8.00p.m. Let’s hope the issue will be resolved on this occasion. May we take this opportunity to compliment and thank Finbar on performing his role as chairman with such dedication and enthusiasm during the past year.
ullinalaghta Vintage Club are having a cheque presentation night to Ronald McDonald House in The Angler’s Rest on this Saturday 25th January. A great night of entertainment is guaranteed. All are welcome to come along. Anyone wishing to join the vintage club for 2014 are requested to pay treasurer Mark Hanlon before this Friday 24th January.
Calenders and framed photographs of St. Columba’s winning Leader Cup team are on sale.Calendars sell at €5 each. Framed photographs @ €25. Both items are available in Mulligan’s shop and Cloonagh P.O. They make an excellent present for friends abroad.
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.
St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Wednesday 15th January. The winning numbers were 1, 12, 14, 16 with jackpot of €4350 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Mary A Mooney, Leitrim. Darragh Lee, Leitrim. Ger Meehan, Kilmore. P.J. Carey, c/o Dan McElligott and D.P. Finnegan, Cloonagh. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Patrick Matthews. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Eric Sullivan. Kilcogy: Myles Matthews and Ruairi McElligott. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.
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 from the draw on Saturday January 18th was 22 with Kathleen Corcoran earning herself €20.