Lotto draw

Lotto draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Angler’s Rest on Thursday 22nd August . Winning numbers: 1, 2, 16, 19. The jackpot of €3,300 remained intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Joe Lynch, Ballinulty. Marie Matthews, Toome. B.C. Fitzsimons, Leitrim. Yvonne Keegan, Clooneen and Jimmy Donohoe, Derrycasson. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: J.J. Matthews. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: James McGivney. Kilcogy: Sean O’ Rourke. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m 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 from the draw on Saturday 22nd August was 13. Kathleen Corcoran, Aughanoran, came up trumps.

Bottle Caps

Mullinalaghta ladies footballers are collecting Lucozade bottle caps as advertised on television. This will enable the girls to get some free gear for the club. We urge all players, families, relations and friends to support this venture. Caps can be given in at all training sessions, matches, Cloonagh PO, and to any player or committee member. However October is the deadline to participate in this project. It is important to start collecting immediately.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 1st September. Bus will depart from St. Columba’s Church at approximately 9.00a.m. Please check church newsletter for confirmation of time. Tickets for the bus are available at Cloonagh P.O.

Warmer Homes Scheme

A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and Facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 or

Naomh Columba C.L.G.

Anyone interested in buying the new ‘’St Columba’s’’ tops are requested to complete details on forms which are available in Mulligan’s shop and Cloonagh P.O. Prices are €35 for adults and €30 for children. Please pay as you order.

Sports Club

On Friday 6th September Children’s Sports Club will recommence in the local community centre. It will run each Friday evening from 6p.m – 7.15p.m and will cater for boys and girls in the age group from 6 – 14 years. Cost per child is €2 each night with a great variety of games for all concerned. These will include basketball, dodgeball, soccer, olympic handball, obstacle courses, volleyball, fun games and board games.

Granard Branch Library

We have received the following message from Rosemary at the the library. Children who have been doing the Reading Buzz for the summer are requested to return their Bee cards to Granard Branch Library. Well done and thank you to all who took part and you each will be getting your certificates. All cards will be entered into a competition in Longford Library. Good luck to all.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Enda and Jacinta Mulfaul, Toome on the birth of their second child a baby boy to be named Finn and welcome brother for Michael. The happy event took place at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday 21st August. We are delighted to inform their many well wishers that mother and newborn are in excellent health and safely home in Toome.

Senior Championship

Best wishes to St. Columbas on this Saturday in the quarter final Peter Hanley Senior Football Championship. The opposition is Abbeylara with a 7.00p.m throw in. Please check fixtures for confirmation of this. Hope we are looking forward to semi-final position on Saturday night. We look forward to all supporters coming out to cheer the boys on.