Sports: The local Community Games Sports Day was held recently with a good turnout. 1st and 2nd in 1 event in U8 category and upwards will go on to represent Clonbroney in Ballymahon on June 9th. The results were as follows - U6 Girls: 1st - Elaine Tully, 2nd – Abbey Tully & Anna Fox, 3rd – Blainaid Rawle; U6 Boys 1st – Jack Conlon, 2nd – Gavin Shaughnessy, 3rd – Oisin Reynolds. U8 Girls 60m 1st – Ciara Heaney, 2nd – Nadine Smith, 3rd – Emma Kiernan. U8 Boys 60m 1st – Jack Reilly, 2nd – Diarmuid Glennon, 3rd – Diarmuid Rawle. U8 Girls 80m 1st – Ciara Heaney, 2nd – Elaine Tully, 3rd – Grace McEvoy. U8 Boys 80m 1st – Jack Reilly, 2nd – Diarmuid Rawle, 3rd – Diarmuid Glennon. U10 Girls 100m, 1st – Katelyn Farrell, 2nd – Laura Tully, 3rd – Bronagh Rawle. U10 Boys 100m 1st - John Rawle, 2nd – James Fox, 3rd – Owen Carrigy. U10 Girls 200m 1st – Katelyn Farrell, 2nd – Bronagh Rawle, 3rd - Laura Tully. U10 Boys 200m 1st - John Rawle, 2nd – James Fox, 3rd – Jamie Reilly. U10 Girls Hurdles 60m 1st Katelyn Farrell, 2nd Bronagh Rawle, 3rd Laura Tully & Ciara Heaney. U10 Boys Hurdles 60m 1st Jamie Reilly, 2nd John Rawle, 3rd James Fox / Owen Carrigy. U12 Girls 100m 1st Regina Rawle, 2nd Rhona Conlon & Danika Burke, 3rd Siobhain Tully. U12 Boys 100m 1st Conor Blessington, 2nd Daniel Reynolds, 3rd Darragh Earley. U12 Girls 600m 1st Shauna Heaney, 2nd Rhona Conlon, 3rd Avril Wilson. U12 Boys 600m 1st Daniel Reynolds, 2nd Conor Blessington, 3rd Sean O Sullivan. U14 Girls 100m 1st Victoria Gilliard, 2nd Ciara Conlon. U14 Boys 100m 1st Evan Tully, 2nd Sean Farrell. U14 Girls 80m Hurdles 1st Danika Burke, 2nd Rhona Conlon, 3rd Victoria Gilliard / Ciara Conlon. U14 Boys 80m Hurdles 1st Evan Tully, 2nd Lee O’Leary, 3rd Sean Farrell / Aaron Blessington. U14 Boys 800m 1st Evan Tully, 2nd Lee O’Leary, 3rd Aaron Blessington/ Sean Farrell. Field events results next week.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 2, 6, 9, 28. No jackpot winner. 2 X 3 numbers 30 euro each Camilla & Louise c/o Stags Head and Mary Farrell, Aughagreagh. Sellers prize Seamus Maguire. Jackpot 5700 euro. Draw in Rawles for month of May.
AN POST RAS: On Sunday next the An Post RAS cycle race will pass through Ballinalee on its way to the finish line of the 1st stage of the race in Longford. It will be passing through the village between 2.45 – 3.45pm coming in the Granard Road. Please come out to support the cyclists who will be from all over Europe.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy to the Brady family Michael Hugh and Jimmy and families on the death of their mother Katie Brady Firmount at the weekend. RIP.
PITCH AND PUTT: The Acres Pitch & Putt will host the All Ireland U16 community games finals on weekend 25/26 May with an estimated 250 competitors from all over Ireland taking part. Our own parish will represent Longford. We wish them well.
TEA MORNING: Alzheimers Society Tea Morning this Friday 10.30 – 12.30 in the Stags Head. Please support. Boxes available in local shops for donations.
COLLECTION: Many thank to all who contributed to the Fine Gael national collection at Holy Trinity Church recently. Unfortunately I was unable to take up the collection at Clonbroney, please drop into me if you wish to contribute.
BIRTHDAY: Birthday greetings to Eoin Fagan Listrahee who celebrated on Saturday night last in Rawles with family and friends.
THOMAS ASHE HALL: As the hall reaches completion we are asking if people would like to sponsor an insulation board for 25 euro. There will be a plaque with the names of all who donate. Contact myself, John Farrell, Angela Kenny, Carmel Reynolds, Rosie Reynolds or Moss Reynolds.
COLLECTION: Total collected at the recent church gate collection for Cystic Fibrosis was 269 euro. Thank you to all.
COMMEMORATION: The date for the unveiling of the monument to General Sean MacEoin and the members of the flying column will take place on Sunday June 16th at 2pm. A plaque will also be erected at his birthplace in Bunlahy by the local community group in the area. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend the unveiling.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy to Jamie and Pat Dooner Aughaboy Killoe on the death of her mother Sarah Martin RIP.
PADRE PIO: Fr Carrigy’s annual pilgrimage to Padre Pio on Sunday 26th May will travel again this year. Contact Peter Reynolds Willsbrook.
THANK YOU: St Guasachts Parents Association, Bunlahy would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported our recent table quiz which was a great success. A special word of thanks to everyone who sponsored raffle prizes: Helen and Gerard Reynolds, Aiden Reynolds, supervalue Granard, Creegans pub, cllrs Michael Carrigy and PJ O’Reilly, Seamus Flynn Flynnair, Greville Arms Hotel Granard and Francis Foster. Thanks to everyone who helped on the night and to those who sold tickets. A special word of thanks to Johnny Creegan for providing the venue for the night.