Holy Communion

Holy Communion

On Saturday las, thirteen boys and eleven girls from St Sinneach’s school Colehill made their first Holy Communion in Carrickedmond church. The lovely ceremony was performed by parish priest Fr Peter Tiernan. Each boy and girl was turned out lovely for this special ceremony. A large crowd attended the ceremony. Great credit must go to each boy and girl along with their parents their class teacher Miss Miriam Walsh and Fr Tiernan for the great preparation put into been ready for this special day in their lives. The following are members of the 2014 First Communion class - Ava Breslin, Ciara Dunican, Mary Ann Egan, Alannah Hannan, Rachel Higgins, Nikola Hudekova, Sophia Keenan, Emma Kenny, Aisling Lane, Clodagh Murtagh, Adarah Tynan, Aidan O’Shea, Gabriel Murphy, Sean Mulvey, Brian Mulvey, Conor McNamara, Ben McCormack, Lee McCabe, Aaron Hartshorn, Sean Egan, Darragh Egan, Cormac Egan and Brandon Cooke.

Cumann na Mbunscol football success

Congratulations to the Colehill NS mixed football team who were winners of the County Longford national schools Division 1B final which was played in Pearse Park Longford last week. The team turned in a brilliant display of football and in the end were deserving winners over a very gallant Edgeworthstown team. Following the game the cup was presented to the winning joint captain’s Eoghan McCormack and Patrick Murray and a delighted team and supporters made their way back to the Rustic-Inn, Abbeyshrule where a great evening of celebrations was enjoyed by all. The following were members of the winning team - Edel Clabby, Grace Esler, Patrick Murray, James McCormack, Sean Horgan, Sean Byrne, James Reilly, Diarmuid Kelly, Eoghan McCormack, John McCormack, Seam McCormack, Mark McCormack, Cian Tighe, Adam Quinn, Adam Carberry, Ali O’Connor, Hazel Farrell, Tony Flynn, Jamie Brady, Fionn Morgan, Pauric Dempsey, Liam Egan, Christian Cooke, Gary Murtagh, Conor Mulvey, Keith Dennany, Ryan Ward, Cian Hughes and Ross Doherty. Well done all and congratulations also to the team managers Kevin Mollaghan and Paula McCormack.

Canoe Club

Well done to everyone who took part in our recent training sessions which took place over the past two weeks in the canal harbour in Abbeyshrule. In all 74 children and parents took part and completed their Level 1 training. Thanks to Richard and the lads in Outdoor Discovery, Ballymahon who provided the training and did a great job as usual. We will be running level 2 training later in July numbers permitting. We may also have some further level 1 training later in the summer depending on demand. The 2nd annual Abbeyshrule 5 & 10km run and walk takes place on Sunday, 8th June @11am. Registration is open from 10am in the Rustic Inn. This event is one of the main fundraisers for the club and was a great success in 2013. Your support is appreciated. Membership is now due for renewal for all members. New members are always welcome and should contact one of the committee. The weekly paddle sessions are ongoing at 5pm, Saturday evening in Abbeyshrule Canal harbour. For details on becoming a member or further details on any of the upcoming club activities including the upcoming 5 & 10km Run/Walk, contact any of the committee, Fergus (087 2541374), John (087 2337230), Paul (086 3817544) or James (087 9979140) or check us out on Facebook.

Senior Citizens Gathering

A senior citizens gathering will take place in St Sinneach’s Hall, Carrickedmond on Wednesday, the 11th June at 3pm. All senior citizens from the area are invited to attend.


Good luck is extended to all boys and girls from the parish that commence their Junior and Leaving cert exams today. Our prayers and good wishes are with each one. Hopefully, all will achieve the marks and results they deserve.

Bon Voyage

To Mel Yorke, son of Tom and Annette Yorke, Toome who has departed to work in the USA for the summer months. We wish Mel good luck in his travels.


To the Carrick/Sarsfields juvenile team who were winners of the Division 2 football league recently. The team beat St Patrick Og Ardagh in the final with the final score reading 3-16 to 3-7. Well done to all concerned.

21st Birthday congratulations

Congratulations to Niamh Mulvey, daughter of Martin and Rose Mulvey, Ballintubber, who celebrated her 21st birthday recently. Hopefully, Niamh enjoyed the celebrations.

Baby girl

Congratulations to Connie and Stephen Teague, Ratharney on the recent birth of a bouncing baby girl. Hopefully, Connie and the new arrival are doing well.

Student of the Year

Congratulations to Patrick Farrell, son of Kevin and Mary Farrell, Doory, who was announced student of the year in Ballymahon Mercy Secondary School recently. Well done Patrick.

Cul Camp

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp takes place this year from the 14th to the 18th July in the GAA pitch Carrickedmond. This camp is a great way for boys and girls aged 6-13 to play the game and to learn GAA skills in a fun child friendly environment. The cost is 1st child €55, 2nd child €45 and 3rd/4th child €40 each. To book a place or for more information call 087-9126556.