Golf Society

Golf Society

The Hit & Miss Golf Society held their first outing of the year in the Slieve Russell Golf Club. A great turnout of 23 golfers played in difficult weather conditions on a great golf course. Our Captain, Joe Mulligan was well supported on the first tee as he took the first drive for this golf season. Joe appeared a little nervous as he was about to drive, however he did not let himself down he nailed the drive sending it all of 300 yards into the wind, his good friend, Rory McIlroy would be proud. Winner on the day was Gerry McCabe with 35 points, second was Gerry McKeon with 34 points, third was Niall (Bubba) Hudson with 33 points. Nearest the pin on the 11th was Michael Frances McKeon, Longest Drive on the 13th was Anthony Maguire. Our next outing is in Esker Hills in the great county of Offaly on the 11th April at tee off time of 10am, the home of Shane Lowry who is taking part in the Masters in Augusta the same weekend. Can all members confirm their attendance with our Captain so we can get an idea of the numbers that will be going on the day

North Longford Men’s Group

Meeting of the group continues on Fridays from 12-3pm, Many thanks to all who helped with the setting out of the pollytunnel recently. There is a variety of vegetables planted. Anyone interested in getting involved please do not hesitate to contact any member of the group. The spring trip will take place after Easter visiting New Grange- Brú na Bóinne & St Oliver Plunkett in Drogheada, and its also time for planning our annual June trip. This year we will be taking a trip to the sunny south East. For further information contact Breda 043 3347515 or any group member.

Tour De Folly

Tour De Folly in association with Ballinagh juveniles and Austic unit Ballinagh NS 80K Cylce and 7K Folly Walk on Saturday, 4th April starting at Ballinagh Community Centre. Volunteers to help on the day would be greatly appreciated. For more information contact Raymond on 0872649904 or Paddy on 0872695276

GAA News

Lotto Results for weekend 7/8th March, numbers drawn as follows, 2, 5, 23, 28, no winner, lucky dip winners were Bronagh Sherdian, Francis Sherdian, Katie Martin, Arva, c/o Nellie Bernadette Reilly. Sellers prize: Team 2.

We held our monster draw on Saturday night in Murtagh’s and the lucky winners were 1st prize €1,000 flight vouchers sponsored by Dermot Daly was won by Hugh Molloy, Belturbet, Co Cavan, 2nd prize €500 sponsored by Colmcille Ladies football club was won by Mollie Mulligan, Clonback,

3rd prize €300 worth firewood sponsored by Norman Hall was won by Maureen Farrell, Rathmore, 4th prize €250 sponsored by Enda McGahern, was won by Rosemary Toole, Corrick, 5th prize €250 sponsored by Philip Brady was won by Anita Reilly, Smear, 6th prize €100 worth briquettes sponsored by Walshe’s Costcutter was won by Clement McCormick, Roscommon, 7th prize €100 fuel voucher sponsored by Corrigan Fuel Service was won by Jim Pat Donoghoe, Aughamore Lower. The club would like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes everyone who bought tickets and everyone who helped out in any way in making this fundraiser a great success. We would also like to thank the very many people who have bought yearly lotto tickets and indeed everyone who continue to support our weekly lotto, your generosity is very much appreciated.

Date For Your Diary

The annual Dring Festival takes place this year on the 31st of May on the shores of Lough Gowna in Dring car park. It’s a day not to be missed and as usual its in aid of St Christopher’s in Longford.


Sunday next, March 22nd sees the first ever bingo event to be held in Granards new Cannon Kelly Hall. Proceeds are in aid of the Granard Visitor Centre project and €4,000 in prize money must be won. Bingo starts at 3pm.

Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Deepest sympathy to Ellie Joe Murphy and her family, Aughagreagh and to Ann McKeon, Smear on the death of Sadie Lawlor, nee McKenna in Kilkenny last week, also to the O’Rourke family, Aughagreagh on the death of Mary McCauley, Ballinalee.

New arrivals

We send our best wishes to Breda and Alan McCormack, Galway on the birth of their baby daughter, the new arrival is a very welcome sister for Kaylagh and Daniel and also a very welcome grand-daughter for a very excited Marie Ó’Reilly/Keenan. Also congratulations to Paul and Aisling Treacy, Aughagreagh on the birth of their baby boy on the 11th March. The little boy is to be named Killian and is another grandchild for Seamus and Ann Treacy.

Cookery Demonstration

Longford GAA are hosting a cookery demonstration in the Longford Arms on Monday, 30th March with Viewmount House head chef Gary Ó’Hanlon, tickets are €20 and can be got from McKeon’s Costcutter or any member of Colmcille executive.

Death of Mary Brigid Linnane

We offer our deepest sympathy to the Linnane family, Ardrahan, Co Galway and formally Clenrath, Aughnacliffe, on the death of Mary Bragid Linnane which took place at University Hospital, Galway on March 9th. May she rest in peace.