19 Aug 2022


Cemetery Mass

Cemetery Mass

Sincere thanks to Fr Fitzpatrick and Fr Cadam for celebrating Mass in the cemetery on Saturday last. In brilliant sunshine there was a large congregation present. We compliment all for having their plots looking so well. We sympathize with Fr Fitzpatrick on the death of his brother Thomas. We express our appreciation to him for making the journey following the funeral which took place in Dublin a few hours earlier.

Community Games

Commiserations to our U12 and U14 draughts team who were eliminated by Ashbourne at both levels in the Leinster finals on Friday night last. We compliment all children involved and many thanks to Josephine Reilly and John Reilly for their time and effort with all the contestants. The annual sports day took place on Monday last in Abbeylara. In ideal weather conditions it was an enjoyable and competitive occasion with a large turnout of children and parents. Results are as follows. Girls U4 60m. 1st Sarah Murphy. 2nd. Annie Drake. 3rd Nora Drake. Boys U4 60m. 1st Zach Columb. 2nd Cormac Lynch. 3rd Dan Gilligan. Girls U6 60m. 1st Ailbhe Kelly. 2nd. Aoibh Lynch. 3rd. Robin Mulligan. Boys U6 60m. 1st Brody Corcoran. 2nd Niall O’Donnell. 3rd Cathal O’Reilly. GirlsU8 60m. 1st Avril Mulligan. 2nd Kerrie Hopkins. 3rd. Clodagh Kelly. Boys U8 60m. 1st Cian O Donnell. 2nd MJ Kelly. 3rd. Paul Lynch. Girls U8 80m. 1st Avril Mulligan. 2nd. Clodagh Kelly. 3rd. Shannon Donohoe. Boys U8 80m. 1st Cian O’Donnell. 2nd MJ Kelly. 3rd Patrick Murphy. Girls U10 100m. 1st Ella O’Reilly. 2nd Aoibhian Lynch. 3rd Maira Ledwith. Boys U10 100m. 1st Eric Hopkins. 2nd Cormac Donohoe. Boys U12 100m. 1st Brian Masterson. 2nd. Tommy Corcoran. 3rd Liam Fagan. Girls U12 100m. 1st Sophie Kiernan Molloy. 2nd. Lauren Kelly. 3rd. Aoife Kelly. Girls U14 100m. 1st Kathlyn Corcoran. 2nd Caroline McGivney. 3rd Caoimhe Lynch. Boys U14 100m. 1st. Reece Reilly. 2nd. Cathal Gillian. 3rd. Ciaran O’Reilly. Boys U16 100m. 1st PJ Masterson. 2nd Ronan Lynch. 3rd Josh O’Reilly. Girls U10 60m Hurdles. 1st Ella O Reilly. 2nd Aoibhian Lynch. 3rd Shauna Quinn. Boys U10 60m Hurdles. 1st Cormac Donohoe. 2nd Eric Hopkins. 3rd Colin Gillian. Girls U14 80m. 1st Caroline McGivney. 2nd Kathlyn Corcoran. 3rd Niamh Burke. Boys U14 80m. Hurdles. 1st Reece Reilly. 2nd Cathal Gillian. 3rd Conor Fagan. Girls U10 200m. 1st Ella O Reilly. 2nd Leah Hanlon. 3rd Dearabhle Lunch. Boys U10 200m. 1st Eric Hopkins. 2nd Cormac Donohoe. 3rd Colin Gilna. Girls U12 600m. 1st Lauren Kelly. 2nd Aoife Leonard. 3rd Sophie Kiernan Molloy. Boys U12 600m. 1st Bryan Masterson. 2nd Liam Fagan. 3rd Ciaran Scanlon. Girls U14 800m. 1st Caroline McGivney. 2nd Caoimhe Lynch.3rd . Niamh Burke. Boys U14 800m.1st Reece O Reilly. 2nd Cathal Gillian. 3rd Ciaran O’Reilly. Long Puck U12 1st Conor Leonard. 2nd Ciaran Scanlon. Sincere thanks to all who helped out on the day.

Thank you

Pauline Rogers wishes to express her appreciation to all who sponsored her in the recent half marathon. All proceeds have been donated to Longford Centre & Independent Living and Chernobyl Children. We compliment Pauline on her endeavours.

Tidy Towns

Adjudication in tidy Towns competition will take place shortly. All residents in the area are requested to look after their area. We remind all to be aware of litter..

Summer Camp

Forms have been given out to the local school for the summer camp which will take place at St. Columba’s G.A.A grounds. The annual camp will will run this year from Monday11th August to Friday 15th August for 4 – 7 age group. 8-12 years old will be catered for from Monday18th August to Friday 22nd August. Forms will be given out in schools in coming weeks. For further information contact Conor on 086 1984470.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in the clubrooms on Wednesday, 4th June. The winning numbers were 2, 4, 27, 28 with the jackpot of €5350 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 each were won by the following - Yén & Tien McKeon, Smear Lane. Bronagh Carey, c/o Dan McElligott. Anthony Murphy, Kilmore. James McGivney, Cloonagh and John Denning, Derrycasson. On sales for this week are as follows - Hideaway: John Keegan. Keogh’s/Angler’s Rest: Frankie & Finbar. Kilcogy: Myles Matthews & Ruairi McElligott. If unable to sell, please arrange a substitute and drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday evening.

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’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. The winning number on Saturday May 31st was 33 with Aoife Leonard earning herself €20. The number drawn on Saturday 7th June was 8. Roisin Reilly, Ruairi McElligott and Shauna Murphy received €20 each.

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