Golf society

Golf society

The Greville Arms Golf society recently held their annual general meeting and presentation night in Fay’s bar Granard. A good crowd attended and the following officers were elected for the year 2015. Captain - John O’Hara, Chairman - Ned Monaghan, Secretary - Colm Fagan, Handicaps - Colm Fagan, Treasurer - Mick Murray, P.R.O - Leon Fagan, Vice Captain - John Keegan. Presentation of awards for 2015 are as follows, Esker Hills - Spring Trophy - Jimmy Leavy. Longford - Tom Walsh Memorial - Hit and Miss Golf Society. Knightsbrook - Captains prize - Martin Murray. Edenderry - Summer Shield - Seamus Finnan. New Forest - Greville Cup - Kevin Tighe. Tullamore - Autumn Vase - Jimmy Leavy. Weekend Away - Winter Tray - Leon Fagan. Par 3 winner was Jimmy Leavy. The Golfer of The Year for 2014 was Leon Fagan.

The Real McCoy

If for some reason you missed the play The Real McCoy by Killeen Dramatic Society last weekend there is one more chance to see this brilliant production on this Thursday night, March 5th in the parish Hall in Mullahoran with curtain up at 8-30pm. All proceeds from this show will go towards The Kevin Bell repatriation trust and is in memory of the late Martin Cadden.

Entertainment at its best

Last weekend proved to be a great weekend in the Parish as on Thursday and Friday night and Monday night Killeen Dramatic Society presented their Three act comedy, The Real McCoy in the community Centre in Granard and what a show it was. It is fantastic to see this group back on stage and each and everyone of them is to be congratulated on this years production as it was Comedy at it’s very best and was brilliantly acted by all. This is a play suitable for everyone from the youngest to the oldest and contains no dirt, smut or vulgar language and will have it’s audience in stitches, so well done to Killeen Dramatic Society and keep up the great work you have now started and already we are looking forward to your next production. Then on Saturday night Ballymore Football club hosted their fundraiser DE KUBE in the Longford Arms Hotel where a packed house enjoyed a night of what was entertainment with a difference. Most will be familiar with the television show The Cube but when you know most of the contestants it really puts a different slant on it. MC on the night, David Reynolds got proceedings of to a start at eight o’clock and a total of forty contestants entered DE KUBE several times to attempt all the various challenges until eventually we were down to four finalists, Des Reynolds representing Sean Connolly’s club, Mollie Creegan representing the family Pub Creegan’s of Bunlahy, James Carroll representing Cnoc Mhuire in Granard and Damien Monaghan representing Willie Monaghan and sons Body Builders Coolarty. The final challenge was contact where the contestant must get round the circle without making any contact with it and when James Carroll completed the task in over three minutes we all thought that he was the winner until Damien Monaghan entered De Kube and as cool as could be, he travelled around it in 2.26 mins and the roof was lifted as he was declared the winner. James Carroll was gracious in defeat and immediately congratulated Damien as did all the contestants and MC David interviewed the worthy winner who immediately announced that he was donating one thousand euro of his three thousand prize to the Kevin Bell repatriation trust in memory of his cousin the recently deceased Martin Cadden. Following the presentation Busy Fingers got the music and dancing underway and a great night was had by all. This was the first time for DE KUBE to come to Longford and the executive committee of the Ballymore club along with all involved with the organizing of this great event are to be congratulated and saluted for their efforts and no doubt they really appreciate the support they received from all the local business’ and from the general public who bought all the tickets.Well done to all and congrats Damien.

Birthday greetings

Congratulations to Rose Mary Denneny, Tubber who celebrated a special birthday recently. We hope your family and friends really spoiled you Rose Mary and hope you have many more great celebrations. We also send best wishes to Martina Cooney (Mulhair), Drumlish who also celebrated a special birthday at the weekend with a party for family and fiends in the family home.

Vintage run

Will be held on 15th March at 12pm from Creegan’s, Bunlahy. Vintage and modern Tractors, Cars, Motorbikes, Lorries, Ass & Carts are welcome. This fundraiser is in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and Bunlahy Area Action Group. Entry fee is €20 per vehicle and registration time starts at 10:30am. The run will be followed by music by Rhythm & Sticks. Refreshments served throughout the day. Donations welcome and appreciated. (Strictly no Loaders, Implements, Passengers allowed on vehicles). Please contact Pauric 087-2571626 or David 087-7970464 with queries. Looking forward to a great day!

Defibrillator training

Will be held on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March at 7pm in Creegan’s Bunlahy. Cost is €25. Training is certified and will be completed within the one evening. Please contact David 087-7970464 or Mary 0879964366 to book your preferred evening.

Game tasting

Ballinalee/Killoe Gun club are holding a Game Tasting in the Stag’s Head in Ballinalee on this Saturday night, March 7th with all game sourced locally and cooked by local chef Nigel Maguire. This night is been organized by the gun club to show appreciation to land owners for the use of their land over the hunting season and admission is optional. Food served at 8-30 and music afterwards by Rhythm and Sticks.

Historical Society

Rath Mhuire Granard Area Historical Society will host a John McCormack evening in the Granard Library on Thursday March 12th at 8pm. The renowned and world famous tenor performed here in 1905 and we will be celebrating this with his music and song,recalling those who performed with him as well as intertwining it with local events and history of the time.Luke Baxter will be our guest and we will be joined by Granard Harpists. Admission is 5 euro for non members.