Schools quiz

Schools quiz

The All Ireland Finals of the Credit Union Schools Quiz took place in the RDS in Dublin on Sunday, 6th April. Castlepollard Credit Union were represented by the U-13 team from Collinstown NS. The team had qualified after finishing in first place in the Regional Final. The team of Nicholas Isdell, Dominic McKeon, Lorcan Bartley and Killian Hogan put in an excellent performance onca again. There were fifty teams taking part from all over the country and the team from Castlepollard finished in 4th place with a score of 58 points. Congratulations and very well done to the boys on a fantastic achievement and thanks to the supporters who accompanied them to the RDS to cheer them on.

Half marathon

Excitement has been building in the area in the run-up to the first ever Easter Half Marathon in Whitehall, Castlepollard, on Easter Monday, April 21st next. Groups of runners are to be seen from early to late training for the half marathon and 10K events, urging each other on, experienced and novice alike, in the pursuit of a personal best time. The events will start from near Ringtown GAA Centre, Whitehall, Castlepollard, heading through Templanstown, Old Kiltoom, back onto the main Mullingar road, and returning to Whitehall, with two laps for the half marathon. The 10K event starts at 11am, and the Half Marathon starts at 11.15am, with registration in Ringtown GAA Centre. Online registration is available from, and anyone doing so will be given a free t-shirt. The event is AAI approved, and showers and refreshments will be available in Ringtown GAA Centre after the event. The event is joint fundraiser between Ringtown GAA and TEAM (Temporary Emergency Accommodation Mullingar). For further information contact 087-9156981, or 087-6622251.

Postcard winners

Congratulations and very well done to the following who were prizewinners in the Castlepollard Library St. Patrick’s Day Postcard Competition:- Whitehall NS - Aine Moore and Ciaran O’Donnell; Taughmon NS - Anne McGurran; St. Cremin’s NS - Niamh Turbett, Ella Jenkins and Eva Coghlan; Loughegar NS - Lauren Cole, Charlie Gibbons and Amy Bonar.

Mr & Mrs event

A Mr & Mrs event, organised by Lough Lene Gaels Camogie Club, will take place in the Lough Lene Inn on Easter Sunday next, April 20th. Make a note in your diary for a great night of craic and entertainment.