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Castlepollard Credit Union Schools Quiz took place on Monday, February 3rd, in Collinstown Hall. There was a very good attendance on the night with eighteen teams taking part. The Quizmaster Seamus McDermott did an excellent job as always. There was a Junior and Senior category in the quiz and Collinstown N.S. were the winners of both categories. The winning Senior team was Nicholas Isdell, Dominic McKeon, Lorcan Bartley and Killian Hogan (Collinstown N.S.). They scored an almost perfect score of 71 points out of 72. The winning Junior team was Alan McKeon, Caoimhe McKeon, Laura Isdell and Sean Hallissey (Collinstown N.S.). The winners received a prize of 80 euro per team and plaque. Well done to both teams on their success. They go through to the next round in Moate on February 28th and we wish them well in their endeavours. The other results of the quiz are as follows:- Senior Category - 2nd Prize (60 euro per team) - Fore N.S. - Frances Murphy-Cassen, Evan Farrelly, Aoibhinn Dolan and Megan Darcy. 3rd Prize (40 euro per team) - Whitehall N.S. - Dylan Brady, Jason Moran, Daniel Smyth and Abbey McLoughlin. Junior Category - 2nd Prize (60 per team) - Fore N.S. - Laoise Dolan, Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Naoise McCabe and Patrick Darcy. 3rd Prize (40 euro per team) - Whitehall N.S. - Nathan Smyth, Sean Boylan, Aine Moore and Caithlin O’Boyle. Congratulations to all concerned and thanks to the parents and teachers for their work in preparing the children for the quiz.

Macra celebrates 60 years

Collinstown branch of Macra Na Feirme is celebrating 60 years in Macra. The branch is holding a night of remembrance in Hotel Castlepollard on Saturday night, March 1st, at 8.30pm. Tickets cost 25 euro which includes a four course meal. Entertainment on the night will be provided by Eddie Quinn and Noel Briody. For tickets contact Raymond Halpin on 086-3212788, or any Collinstown Macra member, or further information may be had by checking the Collinstown Macra Facebook page or email

5K Road race/fun run

Castletown-Finea Coole Whitehall GFC are holding a 5K Road Race and Fun Run on Sunday, March 23rd, at 12.00 noon. The event is AAI approved and fully insured and is a full road road course. Times will be published on Facebook after the event. Prizes for many categories including Seniors, Juniors, Over 40s, over 50s and U-12 National School Children. There will be special group for children walking the route, fully supervised with two stewards. Refreshments will be served in Fitzsimmons Bar following the event. Entry fee is 10 euro for adults and 5 euro for children, and information may be had by going to “CFCW FivekRun” or “Castletown Finea Coole Whitehall GFC” on Facebook, or by contacting Derek Sheridan on 087-9714734, or Noel Delaney on 087-7589930.