Carrickedmond May 13

COMMUNITY GAMES - The local annual Sports Day took place in the GAA grounds on Monday evening last. Results from all events will appear in next weeks notes.

COMMUNITY GAMES - The local annual Sports Day took place in the GAA grounds on Monday evening last. Results from all events will appear in next weeks notes.

The County Longford Community Games Swimming is taking place on Sunday 22nd May in Longford. All children from the parish wishing to take part in swimming are reminded to please contact Geraldine Stewart or Eamonn Shannon to arrange your affiliation.


The CADG intend purchasing a defibrillator for the Kilcurry to Tenelick area of the parish, ensuring that all households in those areas are within five minutes reach of a defibrillator in the event of an emergency. A training course is currently being organised for these areas. Please contact Séamus McGuire on 086 8286748, Rose Campbell on 086 3993933 or Kathryn Keenan on 086 8226894 if you are interested in attending this course.


To Geraldine Larkin Kilcurry who celebrated her 40th birthday recently with her family at surprise party. We all wish Geraldine best wishes for the next forty.


The local pioneer group will hold a committee meeting on Sunday next the 15th May after 10am mass in Carrickedmond. All members are asked to attend.


Congratulations to Justin Mc Guire who finished in third place in the recent World Irish dancing championships which were held in City West Dublin. Justin was dancing in the boys 14-15 age group and is a pupil of the Grainne Feely Academy Kildare. Continued good luck to Justin in upcoming competitions.


That the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule defibrillator group AGM due to take place on the 12th May has been re scheduled and will now take place on Thursday night the 9th June.

This is due to the announcement that the group have been awarded the Community Heart Safe Award by the American Heart Association. This presentation to the CADG will take place in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Thursday night the 26th May. This award is in recognition for the amount hard work the group have put into the defibrillator scheme in the parish over the past five years and in building up all links in the chain of survival in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest in the area. In that time the group have set up local defibrillator group committee, a local defibrillator office in St Sinneachs hall which is run by a Fas scheme secretary, trained six local Heartsaver AED instructors, 110 people local people in CPR and on the use of an AED, all teachers in the local national schools St Sinneachs and Tashinney in CPR and on the use of an AED, set up eight public access defibrillator points in the parish and at present are planning to purchase another public access defibrillator for the Kilcurry/Tenelick area, have two first responder defibrillators operational which are linked up to Ambulance Control in Tullamore and hold monthly refresher classes in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond.

As this is a community award the defibrillator committee would like to invite everyone from the parish to this special presentation, as it was achieved over the past five years with the help and support of all households and local clubs in the area.

For more information please contact Seamus Mc Guire on 086-8286748 or Kathryn Keenan on 086-8226894.


Happy Retirement is extended to Jimmy Mitchell Abbeyshrule who recently retired from his position as Fas supervisor in the area and to Joe Murray Cloughan who retired from the HSE on Friday last after 37 years as an ambulance driver based in St Josephs hospital Longford. We wish Jimmy and Joe many happy years of retired life.


A meeting of the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule pastoral council group will take place in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond on this Thursday night the 12th May at 8pm. All members please attend.


The Carrick/Sarsfield under 8 football team play in the u/8 football blitz in Ballymahon on this Wednesday evening at 7pm. Other teams in this blitz include Ballymahon/Forgney and Southern Gales. Parents are asked to come along and support these young boys and girls.


Senior Citizens Mass will take place in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond on Wednesday the 25th May at 3pm. All senior citizens from the parish are invited to attend.


All in the area were saddened recently when news broke of the death of Mrs Philomena Murtagh Kilcurry at the Laurel Lodge nursing home Longford.

Philomena who is predeceased by her husband John lived all her married life in the family home in Kilcurry. She was a much respected member of our parish and was a great supporter of all local activities. Even when she moved from Kilcurry to the nursing home Philomena loved to keep in touch with happenings in the Carrickedmond area. She would always greet you with a friendly smile and will be sadly missed by all her neighbours and friends but especially by her three loving children, her daughter Lelia, and sons Liam and Tomas her Bernadette other relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.

Philomena’s remains were removed to Carrickedmond church and her burial took place to Tashinney cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Well done to the Longford minor team and to Barry O Farrell and Garreth Higgins on a great win over Wicklow in the minor championship on Saturday last. Well done also to the Carrickedmond senior team who recorded a one point win over Mostrim in the league on Sunday last.


Is extended to the following on recent bereavements. Peggy Lennon Curreachean on the death of her brother Liam Murphy Kenagh. The Kelly family Abbeyderg on the death of Paddy Kelly who died in England. Pat Egan Tenelick on the death of his nephew Padraig Mc Gee Ballymahon. The Egan and Dempsey families Carrickedmond on the death of Philomena Murtagh Kilcurry. May their souls all rest in peace.