CPR/AED training will resume in Carrickedmond during this month of October. A number of refresher classes will take place and all due their two year recertification will be recertified. All concerned will be notified by text. A class for new people wishing to learn the skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator will take place in St Sinneachs Hall, Carrickedmond on Thursday, 16th October next. If you are interested in booking a place on this class please contact Anthony on 0863993933, Seamus on 0868286748 or Kathryn on 0868226894.
Senior Citizens Mass
A mass and blessing for all senior citizens of the parish will take place in St Sinneachs Hall, Carrickedmond on Wednesday, the 15th October at 3pm. This mass will be celebrated by Fr Charlie and all senior citizens are invited to attend. Refreachments will be served after the ceremony.
To Caroline Ferry, Doory who recently qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. Caroline is opening a healthy eating/weight loss clinic above O’Hanlon’s pharmacy, Ballymahon in the coming weeks. There will be an information evening at this location on Thursday, 16th October between 7pm and 9pm and everyone is welcome to come and find out about this new service and other services available at this new location. You can also contact Caroline on 086-3994615 for further information. We wish Caroline good luck with her new venture.
The next pastoral council meeting will take place in the parochial house Carrickedmond on Monday night, the 20th October at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.
Stations will take place in the following homes during October. Aughanvally area for Gillian Coles on Thursday, 9th Oct at 8pm. Ballintubber and Screebogue area for Pat Joe and Anna Mai McCormack on Friday, 10th Oct at 8pm. Abbeyderg area for John and Rita Casey on Friday, 17th Oct at 8pm. Mornine/Park-Place/Clonfide area for Padraig and Geraldine Kenny on Wednesday, 29th Oct at 8pm.
Congratulations to the Carrickedmond senior team who were crowned the 2014 county Longford Intermediate champions following their one point win over Sean Connolly’s Ballinalee in the replay county final game on Saturday evening last in Pearse Park Longford. There was great relief among the Carrick supporters and players when the final whistle blew as the destination of the Hennessy Cup could have been in either parish, as the game throughout was a very tight affair with Carrick eventually winning by a slender margin of one point. Following the final whistle there was great joy among the local supporters and when the cup was handed over to Carrickedmond captain Barry O’Farrell a mighty cheer went up which could be heard back in Carrickedmond. The celebrations continued into the early hours of Sunday morning as the team and supporters enjoyed a great night in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule. No doubt these celebrations will continue into the week ahead. Well done to all concerned and especially to Garreth Higgins the Carrickedmond goal keeper who was named man of the match following some spectacular goal keeping saves during the course of the final and indeed throughout the championship. Well done Garreth.
The Abbeyshrule canoe club are currently planning to run a Level II training course in conjunction with Outdoor Discovery in November. This course is a must for all members who have completed Level I and who wish to progress to the next level. This course will be for Groups of eight over two five hour sessions. Non members are also welcome. Best of luck to three members of the club who are currently undertaking Level III Training with the Inny Kayakers. The training includes pool sessions in Clara pool as well as an assessment. This coming Saturday, the 11th October sees the official opening of the Shannon Blueway Kayak Trail in Drumshanbo. Events kicks off at 11 am with Canoeing Ireland running a canoeing event on the day to give canoeists a unique opportunity to be the first to paddle the new stretch and be involved in the opening ceremony. The club will be taking part on the day and refreshments will be provided as well as a shuttle back to the start point at the end of the day. The last of this year’s canal trips is currently being organised and names are being taken. These trips are about 10km and take around three hours to complete. Transport from Abbeyshrule and back will be provided. To sign up to any of the upcoming club activities including the level II training or to become a member, contact the committee, Fergus (087 2541374), John (087 2337230), Paul (086 3817544), Bernie (087 635 6474) or James (087 9979140) or check us out on Facebook (www.fb.com/abbeyshrulecanoeclub).
Is extended to the Tynan family, Ardagh on the death of Kathleen Tynan, formally McGrath, Carrickedmond. Kathleen is also survived by her sister Netty Mullen, Barry and brothers Pat and Hugh P McGrath, Curreachean.