LOTTO DRAW - St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Wednesday 16th February with no outright winner and jackpot of 2900 euro remaining intact. Consolation prizes of 20 euro were won by the following.
Dermot McCabe, Culleenmore, Dring, Longford. Thomas McCabe, Aughanoran, Dring, Longford. Lisa McGovern, Toome, Kilcogy, Longford. Mel Fagan, Cloughernal, Granard, Longford and Terry Comaskey, Drumnacrehir, Dring, Longford.. Results of draw in The Angler’s Rest will appear in this column in next edition of this newspaper. Forthcoming draw will take place in club rooms. Tickets for same are now on sale at the usual outlets. Sellers are reminded to drop envelopes into Cloonagh P.O before 6pm on Monday evening. Rota for this weekend is as follows. The Hideaway: Donal McElligott. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Gary Rogers. . If unable to sell please appoint a substitute.
Board games nights will resume in the local community centre on Wednesday 2nd February. Getting under way at 6.30p.m and finishing at 7.30p.m the fee is 1 euro per child. This is fun filled hour where children from 6-16 can come play the good old board games from chess to connect 4. It is hoped to have cards, arts and crafts on the agenda soon. We remind all interested that this programme of events is open to all children from 6-16. Volunteers on the night to help out would be very welcome. We appeal to all to dust down the old board games and bring them along each Wednesday night. The following games are up and running. Battle Ship, Connect 4, Guess Who, Draughts, Chess, Operation,
ANNA MURPHY RIP
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family, relations and friends of Anna Murphy formerly of Cloonagh and Lee’s Hill, Granard and late of Trillick-a- Temple, Longford who passed to her eternal rest at Poriuncla Nursing Home, Multyfarham on Tuesday 15th February. Originally from Aughakilmore she met and married her late husband Pat a native of Co. Monaghan when he was teaching in the locality. When Pat became Principal of Cloonagh National School, Anna due to the marriage ban, was forced to retire. They had eight in family, Aideen, Paddy, David, Gary, Brian, Anne, John and Barbara. During her time in Mullinalaghta she facilitated with the parish choir. She subsequently resumed teaching when the aforementioned ban was lifted. An excellent teacher with a friendly disposition ensured that the knowledge she passed on to the children was easily retained. Both herself and Pat retired in 1983 when they decided to reside in Granard. Much of her time there was devoted to caring for Pat whose health had deteriorated. In her ninety odd years she experienced huge changes in Irish society. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Mullinalaghta / Mullahoran gun club invite all to the annual game night which will take place in The Hideaway, Cloncovid on this Friday 25th February. Supporters and members of the club will get an opportunity to sample various dishes which include pheasant, duck, rabbit, hare ect which were captured by our sharpshooters during the year. Prepared at the time for deep freezing and now ready for cooking, no doubt a mouthwatering time is in store for everyone present. A special raffle with valuable prizes will be held on the night. With music to suit all tastes an entertaining and enjoyable occasion is guaranteed.