Due to a technical error these notes were not published last week. Apologies to everyone concerned.

Gun Club

The club would like to express their sincere sympathy to Joseph Coyle and family on the death of Dympna. Down through the years Dympna, together with Helen Marin, served the refreshments at our shoots and social events. Her cheerfulness wit and a smile for everyone will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace. The Club held their AGM on Thursday 25 July. The following committee were elected for the coming year: Chairman: Joe Coyle. Secretary: Tony Lynch. Treasurer: Patsy Cooke. Fund Officer and Pro. Patrick Martin. Safety Officer: Trevor Reilly. Vermin Officer: Jack Fitzsimons. All members are reminded that after 21 August no insurance or membership will be taken by the club.

Thank You

Margaret Sheridan, Aughnagarron, would like to thank most sincerely everyone who sponsored her for the Woman’s Mini Marathon which took place on the 3rd June last. Margaret did the Marathon on behalf of St. Luke’s Hospital. Margaret collected €550 in total.

Country Markets

Country Markets continue in their new venue the Community Centre, Barrack Street, Granard each Friday morning from 8.30am to 11am with the usual supply of fresh home made baking and organic vegetables.


Spartak soccer team Granard are now under new management. New players welcome. Contact Kevin Small on 086-1077647 for further details.

New 2 U

The Charity Shop in Market Street, Granard is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 6pm and the first Tuesday of every month with something for everyone. SVP phone No. 0851503985.


Bingo continues each Wednesday night in the Community Centre Granard at 8.45pm. Sincere thanks to all who support this fundraising activity. Proceeds go to Abbeylara and St. Mary’s G.F.C.

Glotto results

Numbers 9-17-27-30. There was no outright winner. Congratulations to the following winners of €30 each: Sean Reilly, Aughnacliffe; Anna McArdle, Kilcogy and Daniel Smith, Mullahoran. Next jackpot is €5650.

Lisryan Soccer Club

The club is having their AGM on 21 August in Murphy’s Pub, Lisryan at 9pm.  Any person willing to coach please attend the meeting. All welcome.  Also there is training on the pitch for children born in the year 2002 (u12) between 1pm-2pm on Sunday 18 August. All welcome.

Greville Arms Golf Club

A day for Factor 50, a big hat, and plenty of water, as the picturesque Athlone venue based in glorious sunshine with temperatures soaring to a sweltering 30 degrees! Oh what a sight!!! Where is the camera when you need it? as 20 Greville Arms golfers headed down the fairways in ‘shades, Factor 50 and behatted in their white Greville Arms attire! Leo Fagan, their young star player shone brightest as he won Captain Brendan’s Trophy. Results: Winner - Leo Fagan. Runner up - Martin Sheridan. Longest Drive- Jimmy Leavy. Nearest the Pin - Anthony Sheridan. Team - Seamus Finnan, Edward Monaghan. Martin Sheridan, Leo Fagan. Visitors Prize - Mick Forde.

Big thank you to captain Brendan for his wonderful display of inscribed trophies and all members who stayed on for the presentation.

Golden wedding

Congratulations to Paddy and Kay McNamara, Main Street, Granard who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. We wish you many more happy and healthy years.


A Barn Dance in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Research Motor Neurone will be held in Rawle’s Pub Ballinalee on Friday 30 August. Tickets on sale at €5.00 each. There will be a special door prize of a Flat Screen T.V. and various other prizes. Your support will be appreciated.

Recent deaths

The untimely death of Dympna Coyle, (nee Reilly), Balloo, Lisryan, occurred recently. Her body reposed at the family home and was removed to Boherquill Church for Funeral Mass on Friday 26 July following by burial in local cemetery. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to her husband Joseph, daughters, Louise, Andrea and Georgina, her parents Paddy and Mary, brothers, mother-in-law Bella Coyle, Parnell Row, Granard and extended family. The death of Cait Brady, (nee Brady), occurred at her residence in Lisryan on Friday 2 August following an illness bravely borne. Cait was a native of Granard where many of her relatives still reside. Until earlier this year Cait was a popular member of staff of the Community Employment Project with GAAG. having worked in the Childcare Facility on the Hill and at Rath Mhuire Resource Centre where she was a very popular with fellow workers and clients. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Sunday in Boherquill followed by burial in Granardkille Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to her husband Jimmy, sons, daughters, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, her in-laws and a wide circle of friends.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Fox and family Ballywillan, Granard on the death of her father, Edward McKiernan in Cavan recently. May he rest in peace.

Longford Marathon

This year’s Longford Marathon takes place on Sunday 25 August and once again is sponsored by local bakery Pat the Baker. Many local charities especially St. Christopher’s Longford who alone have benefited greatly since it’s inception in 2002.

Longford Westmeath ETB

The above formerly board the VEC is now offering Advanced Certificate in Business FETAC Level 6 (part time). This course is provided FREE under BTEI Back to Education Initiative and is particularly suitable to unemployed people who have already worked in a supervisory capacity. Places on this course will be offered following interview. For further information contact Adult Educational Service 043-3348177.