Ballymore football club held their monthly draw in McElvaney’s on Friday night, April 10th last and the first prize of one thousand euro was won by Noeleen Duffy, Springpark while Turlogh McGovern, Agnes Manley and Emmett Og GFC all won one hundred euro. Next draw in Creegan’s at the end of April.

On the move

Granard country markets wish to announce to all their customers and friends that from this Friday April 24th the market will be held in The Motte Project building opposite Kearney’s garage on the Dublin road. All the usual bread,cakes,country fresh eggs,crafts and firewood will be available each Friday morning from 8-30 to 11-00am and there will be plenty of good parking and also free delivery to all town customers. Contact Maggie Norton on 0879306051 for more details. The organizers and suppliers of the market really look forward to seeing all their regular customers and meeting new ones and will greatly appreciate all support.


Michelle Farrell and Niamh Mulligan would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who turned up to participate in their table quiz which was held in Farrell’s bar in Ballinalee on Saturday night last April 18th. The girls will be volunteering with the Global medical and public health Brigade this coming June in Honduras and will be continuing their fundraising efforts in the coming weeks with another night planned for May 9th in Creegan’s Bunlahy.

Tractor run

Moatefarrell Vintage Club will host a Tractor Run in aid of Motor Neurone Disease on Sunday next, April 26th with registration at Rawle’s Pub in Ballinalee starting at 10am. A special feature on the day will be the attendance of Harry’s Heroes who are the All Ireland Tractor Rebuilding Champions and they will give a demonstration at Rawle’s Pub between 4-00 and 4-30pm and this is something not to be missed. All vehicles are welcome so anything on wheels can enter and for further details contact Neil on 0872500986 or Padraig on 0868985221 or Brian on 0862466945.


Sincere sympathy is extended to John Boyle and family, Molly on the death last week of his mother, Mrs Agnes Boyle in Galway The late Mrs Boyle was in her 100th year. May she rest in peace.

New baby

Congratulations to Emer Donohue and Kris Ertz, Cork on the birth of their baby girl last week. The new arrival is to be named Eloise and she is a welcome grand-daughter for John Donohue, Tully.


Congratulations to Sean Donohue Tully and his bride Jane who were married in Scotland on Friday last and also to Ciara Kiernan, Ardgullion and Daniel Smith, Mullahoran who was united in holy marriage last week. Full details next week.

U-14s win

Congratulations to the Ballymore/Granard under 14 amalgamation who won the Griffen Shield in the Ballymahugh tournament on Saturday last. We understand that the amalgamation just managed to snatch victory in the last minute of the game, so well done to all involved.


The annual Cystic Fibrosis collection will be taken up at all Masses in Granard this coming weekend April 25th and 26th and your generosity will be greatly appreciated.


This week we send sincere congratulations and good wishes for the future to Andrew Kilbride, son of Liam and Betty, Glannagh who announced his engagement to his Korean girlfriend, Sunny last week. Andrew is working in Korea for the past few years, so we wish the happy couple the very best for the future. We also send good wishes to Andrew’s cousins, Emma Cahill and Shauna Kilbride who are both taking part in this years Rose of Tralee in Longford on Saturday night next.

Garden Club

Granard Garden club will hold their monthly meeting on Monday next, April 27th at 8pm in Lus na Greine and the guest speaker will be Pauric Kelly from Abbylara Garden Centre. All are welcome.