Under 21s in Final

Under 21s in Final

Its great times for the footballers of St. Columbas at present as both seniors and under 21’s are heading to Pearse Park to play in the Leader Cup and Championship Finals. The Under 21’s earned their place in the final following a marvelous semi-final victory over Colmcille/ Connolly’s/ Ballymore amalgamation and now face a strong Clonguish team in the final. Despite having low numbers this squad as in previous years give 100% when they don the Maroon and White jersey and we hope that a large number of supporters travel to Pearse Park to cheer them on to bring the cup back to Mullinalaghta.

Fundraising Hunt and Auction

Mullinalaghta Community Development held their fundraising Hunt and Auction on Saturday last and the event was a great success. A sincere Thank You to all concerned. Thanks to Longford Harriers and to our local landowners. Appreciation to all the families and individuals in the parish who very generously donated items for the auction, helped out on the day and supported the event. We express the same sentiments to the various businesses out the the parish for their support. They include Sheelin Saddlery, Sheelin Meats, Liam Mullins Farrier, Barry Sheridan, Killydoon; Enda Mulfaul, Grousehall Furniture; Kevin Murphy, Veterinary Surgeon; Progressive Genetics, ROR Granard, Donie Reilly, Granard; Pat McHugh, Springstown; McAuley Tyre Warehouse, Granard; Kiernan Milling, Plunketts, Anna Mulligan, Paddy Berry, Kearney’s, Granard; Dobson’s, Arva; Johnny Macken, Granard; Granard Chinese, Pikers Lodge, Gowna; Melvin Kiernan, Donohoe’s Hardware, Granard; Tommy McKeon and Donagh McDonnell, Veterinary Surgeon. Finally sincere appreciation to Auctioneer, Terry Drake on doing a super job on the day. With everyones kind support we will now be able to provide lighting on our Community Walkway and we very much appreciate all the generosity, effort and support.


Granard Agricultural Show annual collection will take place on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at St. Mary’s Church, Granard. Support would be very much appreciated.

Jumble Sale

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Services are holding a massive jumble sale in the Community Centre, Granard on Friday 6th December from 9.00am – 2.00p.m. All proceeds are going towards the running of the two Centres, Rath Mhuire, Granard and Dolmen, Aughnacliffe.

This is an ideal opportunity to find the perfect gift for Christmas, with over 200 books and high quality new and used items to choose from. There is a large selection of toys, games, CDs, / DVDs, clothes and household items. Come and join us, have a browse and a cuppa and enjoy the atmosphere. There is also a Christmas ham to be won.

Honk- A Musical Comedy

The Cnoc Mhuire Transition Year class are currently putting the finishing touches to HONK, a musical comedy that is based on the story of the Ugly Duckling. It is a heart-warming tale that will be enjoyed by both young and old. The musical takes place in the school sports hall on 17th, 18th and 19th December at 7.30p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the school office on 043 6686231 or through the HONKline on 085 8409506. They are available now for the bargain price of €10 each. So why not treat the family this festive season and come along to what promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment.

Lotto Draw

St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in Keogh’s on Thursday 21st November Winning numbers were 2, 11, 19, 23 with the jackpot of €3,950 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of €20 were won by the following. Pat Coyle, Portrane. Matthew McGarry, Aughnagarron. Thomas Rogers, Derrycasson. Seamus Collumb, Larkfield and Ger Meehan, Kilmore. On sales this week are as follows: Hideaway: Francis Mulligan. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: Gary Rogers. Kilcogy: Patrick Fox & Simon Cadam. Please drop tickets into Cloonagh P.O before 5.30p.m on Monday.

Ladies Footballers

As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night main draw and you will earn yourself €20. Lines are just €2. Six monthly tickets are available for €50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. Winning number from the draw on Saturday November 23rd was 40 with no winner.

Naomh Columba C.L.G.

Anyone interested in buying the new ‘’St. Columbas Top’’ is requested to contact club chairman Finbar Meehan as soon as possible. Samples are on display at Mulligan’s Shop and Cloonagh P.O. Prices are adults €35 and children €30.