Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 26 /12/2012 – Lotto Draw Bonus 7 -Winner Sharon Greene €45. Lotto + 1 Winner Calum Deely - Ball 30, €45. Wednesday 02/01/2013 Bonus Ball 43 – Winner Cathal Sorohan €45.

Woodview Development Bonus: Bonus Ball for Wednesday 26 /12/2012 – Lotto Draw Bonus 7 -Winner Sharon Greene €45. Lotto + 1 Winner Calum Deely - Ball 30, €45. Wednesday 02/01/2013 Bonus Ball 43 – Winner Cathal Sorohan €45.

Baby Congrats: Congratulations to Brendan and Regina Ghee, on the birth of their baby daughter Emma. Glad to report that Mum and baby are doing great. Congrats to Grandad John and Granny Margaret.

Clonguish Lotto: Lotto results Saturday 5th January 2013, numbers 5, 15, 27, 28. No Jackpot Winner. Runners up €100 Gavin Mitchell, Drumlish, €25 Liam Belton, Newtownforbes, €25 Paddy Monney, Dowra. Draw in the Casey’s next weekend. Next Weeks Jackpot €3,300.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Siobhan Reilly, Longford and Noel Murphy, Treel, who were married on Saturday 29th December and also to Padraig Walker, Leitrim Cross, Newtownforbes and Joanne Sheil, Longford who were married on New Year’s Eve. We wish the newly weds health and happiness for the future.

Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu International Karate: After our Christmas break our training has commenced again at the usual times. Monday 7-8pm and Friday 7-8pm at GAA complex. We would like to welcome all of our students back and also say a big welcome to Luke our newest student. 2013 promises to be a very busy year for our club and we look forward to a great year’s training. Remember new students are always welcome and if you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on 087 9248816.

Fundraising Raffle: A fundraising raffle is underway by Leigh Casey for which the draw will be held in Casey’s Pub on Saturday 2nd February. The proceeds of this raffle will enable Leigh to go to Tanzania on a volunteer teaching and care programme for disadvantaged children. Tickets are €2 each, 3 for €5, or a book of 6 for €10, and are available in all local venues. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to avail of tickets can also contact Leigh on 085 7739509.

Church Choir seek new members: Our parish choir are currently inviting new members to join. The choir sing at the 11am Mass every Sunday with rehearsals scheduled on Thursday evenings from 8.00 - 9.30pm in the church. Our first rehearsal of the New Year commences this Thursday 10th of January. As this marks the beginning of a new season, our choir director and members highly recommend this as an excellent time to get involved. Please feel free to come along or for further information contact our director on 0863052204 or .

Irish Dancing: Irish dancing classes will recommence in Newtownforbes GAA Complex on Friday 11 January at 2:10pm Children can be collected from school and put on school buses if necessary by prior arrangement with Maureen. Irish Dancing Classes will also recommence in Newtownforbes Parish Hall on Friday 11th January at 6pm for children of all ages and at 7:15 pm for teenagers, college students and adults. No wigs, fake tans, make up for dancers. Classes €4.50 per person Family rate 10 euros with monthly reductions for those who choose to pay by the month. Newcomers welcome. Further enquiries to Maureen Farrell on (086)3702719 or (043)3345445

Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Gallagher Family, on the death of Sr. Immaculata Gallagher, St. Michele, Curryline, Newtownforbes. May she rest in peace.

Scór na nÓg: Our Scór na nÓg Question Time team of Ciaran Madden, Veronica Breslin and Dearbhaile Madden will participate in the Leinster Final which will be hosted by the Erin’s Isle Club in Finglas on Saturday 12th January. All support from the club would be greatly appreciated.

Social Dance Class: Social dance classes every Thursday night in the Longford Arms Hotel, beginner’s 8pm - 9pm improvers 9pm - 10pm and dancing 10pm -11pm. Jive, foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, €10 per class. All welcome no partners needed. For further information contact Padraig on 087-1812248.

White Collar Boxing: White Collar Boxing will take place on the 26th January 2013 in the GAA Complex. There will be more details of boxers, etc., in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the notes for an update.