Community Games

The county finals took place in Ballymahon last weekend with field events being held on Saturday and track events on Sunday. Killashee were well represented with every athlete putting in a great performance and wearing their parish colours with pride. Those taking part were Shaunagh Murphy, Bronagh Kiely, Nicole Murphy, Áine Kiely, Cait Kiely, Clodagh Kiely, Laura Kavanagh, Annmarie Murphy, Aoife Kavanagh, Byron Duignan, Adam O’ Donoghue, Peter Nolan, Dylan Farrell, Rían Cox, Ronan Kavanagh and Patrick Kenny. Congratulations to all our athletes and well done to those who were successful, with a total of eleven medals being brought home. Clodagh Kiely won Gold in the U-14 long jump and her sister Cait also won gold in the U-14 hurdles. Clodagh and Cait will now represent Longford in the National Finals in Athlone in August and we wish them every success. Patrick Kenny was second in the U-14 shot putt and Dylan Farrell was second in the U-14 800m. Bronagh Kiely was third in the U-10 200m, Shaunagh Murphy was third in the U-8 80m and Annmarie Murphy was third in the U-14 long kick. The U-15 mixed relay team were also third, the team,was Clodagh Kiely, Aoife Kavanagh, Rían Cox and Dylan Farrell. Thank you to all who helped out and also supported all the athletes. Longford are hosting the Leinster finals of community games this weekend. Events are taking place at Slashers, the Rugby club, the Tennis club, St. Johns hall, Edgeworthstown, Kenagh, pitch and putt in Ballinalee and Stonepark N.S, it is a great honour for Longford to host the games for the second year in a row. A lot of time and hard work has gone into organising these events, so hopefully as many as possible will support this great effort. Good luck to all the Longford teams participating in the finals.


The local lotto draw was held on Monday, 16th June, numbers drawn were 16, 24, 29, 30. There was no jackpot winner. €40 winner was S. Dowd; €20 each went to Frank Casey, Niall Donlon and Róisin Regan. The next draw will be held in The Chestnut Tree, Killashee on Sunday, 29th June for a jackpot of €6320. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to Southern Gaels U-16 footballers who defeated St. Vincents, Drumlish in the Shield final on Friday last. The team was Shane Clarke, Conor Flood, Eoin Cousins, Jack Magan, Cillian Lee, Tómas Skelly, Ronan Healy, Mikie Burke, Jamie Bermingham, Dylan Farrell, Rían Cox, Paddy Farrell, Niall Casey, Conor Casey and Liam Galvin. After a convincing win, Southern Gaels captain Shane Clarke was presented with the Shield by Martin Skelly. Well done to the team and mentors and continued success in the upcoming championship.


The death occurred last week of Mrs Mary Diffley, (nee Geraghty), Clonbrock. Mary, who was predeceased by her husband Jack, son James and daughter Ann had resided in Costello’s Nursing Home, Ballyleague for the past few years, like many of her generation, Mary enjoyed baking, knitting and reading but above all she was a family woman, so proud of her sons and their families and their achievements. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sons Padraig, Sean, Brendan, Michael and Ciaran, brother Jack, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Mary’s funeral Mass was in St. Patrick’s Church, Killashee with burial in Ballinakill. May her Soul Rest in Peace. Deepest sympathy is extended to Betty Martin, (nee Lane), James and Sarah Jane, relatives and friends on the sad and untimely death of John Martin, Longford. May his Soul Rest in Peace. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Tess Fallon and family, Derryadd on the recent death of her sister-in-law Regina Coogan, (nee Fallon) in the United States. Burial took place in America. Sympathy is also extended to Regina’s nephews, Tómas and Gerard Fallon in Longford. May her soul rest in peace.