Ballymore tops

Ballymore tops

Ballymore football club currently have a number of Tops for sale and anyone interested in purchasing one should contact Carmel Brady or Derek Fahy.

The late Hughie Reynolds

Its with much sadness we record the death of Hughie Reynolds which occurred at St. Joseph’s Hospital Longford in the early hours of Saturday morning last. Hughie had been in failing health for sometime and was a patient in St. Joseph’s and he will be sadly missed by his sister Bridie and many friends and neighbours, especially those around the Piper’s Cross. Hughie was a very quiet decent man who possessed a great faith and even when it was something of a struggle for him Hughie attended Mass every Saturday evening in St. Mary’s in Granard. We offer sincere sympathy to Bridie and to all who will miss Hughie at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning in aid of Longford Hospice will be held in the Resource Centre, Granard tomorrow morning, Thursday 18th. September from 10am to 1pm and again in McElvaney’s, Coolarty from 7pm to 10pm. Mary McNerney and her team of helpers will be your hosts so come along,enjoy a cuppa and support the local hospice.

Cycle for Marie

On Sunday morning next, September 21st a group of cyclists will depart from McElvaney’s of Coolarty at 9-30am and will complete a 70k cycle in aid of the Irish cancer society and in memory of the late Marie Hourican, Coolarty. Registration is from 8am and Helmets are essential. Refreshments will be served on return. For further details contact Brendan on 0879263433.

New baby

Congratulations to Mary and Michael O’Hara, Killeen on the birth of their ninth child a girl recently. The new arrival is a welcome granddaughter for Mrs. Margaret O’Hara, Willsbrooke and for Mickey and Mrs. Kelly, Abbylara.


Sincere sympathy is offered to Maura Sheirdan and family, Granard and to the extended Flynn family on the sad death of their brother, Brendan which occurred last week. May he rest in peace.

Schools re-open

Over the past few weeks, all our local schools re-opened and got down to business for another year so we wish all the very best of luck with special mention for all the new pupils who set off for the first time. In St. Guasacht’s in Bunlahy the following started - Luke Duncan, Moya Denneny and Kayleigh Brady while in St. Patrick’s in Killeen came Katie O’Callaghan, Arthur Glennon, Tiernan McGivney and Jack Phipps. We also welcome Bryana Higgins who has joined the pupils in second class and hope all have settled in and are enjoying school.

Hard luck

On Saturday evening last, the Ballymore ladies travelled to Pearse Park to take on Killoe in the senior championship and unfortunately they were defeated by five points. However, while we congratulate Killoe, we say well done to Ballymore on very strong performance and we have no doubt but that victory will come their way in the very near future. You have done your club proud ladies.


Items of news for the Bunlahy notes can be emailed to bunlahynotes5@gmail.com or by calling 0436686385 or 0876612963 before 7-00 pm on Sunday evening.Please note the email address.

Irish night

On Saturday night September 27th next an Irish night to honour Ballymore girl Elaine Reilly will be held in Farrell’s in Ballinalee with a host of musicians in attendance. Elaine is the present All Ireland champion in both banjo and mandolin and this night is been organised to congratulate her on her great achievement and is also a great opportunity for the locals to hear the Cream of Irish music play. No doubt a huge crowd will assemble on Ballinalee, so come early and enjoy a great night.

Happy birthday

We send greetings for a very happy birthday to Ryan Keville who celebrated his 18th birthday with a great party for family and friends in McElvaney’s on Friday night last. We also congratulate Peter Sullivan, Aughakilmore who celebrated a special birthday recently.