11-05-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The Parents Association are having their fundraising Table Quiz on Saturday 13th June in The Peer Inn at 9pm... Table of four €40... There will be a raffle and plenty of spot prizes on the night!! Anyone wishing to donate spot prizes for the night can do so by bringing them along on the night or by giving to any committee member.

Newtowncashel Playground Committee hold a Tug-of-War fundraiser on the 24th of May at 2.30 p.m. in the Village.Teams of 5 with €50.00 entry fee.Those who feel up to the challenge may register by contacting Damien Geraghty, before the 21st of May, at 087 8235070. Ladies and Men's teams are welcome. There will be a Bar-B- Que on the day and Live music in The Local from 6.00 p.m. onwards.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is now seeking to appoint experienced, energetic people to raise funds in the local area through a variety of fundraising activities canvassing for donors who are willing to support its work through regular monthly payments. These positions are self-employed long term. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role which will involve a variety of fundraising activities. Full training will be provided. For further information contact Mary Tupper 01 6793188

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form, telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie   

The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival's third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman  at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454

Walking / jogging groups - Every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm from 'The Local'. Everybody welcome.

Calling all ladies that would like to take part in the VHI mini marathon on June 1st to consider joining a local group of ladies walking / jogging in memory of baby Keela Geraghty. All funds raised will be given to the playground committee for the development of parish playground. Registration must be completed by Friday. Log on to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie to register. If you want to join us please phone or text Laura on 0868222677 for sponsorship card.

The Annual Pioneer Outing takes place on Wednesday the 15th of July,destination Dublin.Details are as follows.Depart from The Hill.Further pickups en route. 9.30 a.m. Restroom break at the Applegreen M4 Service Station 10.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee and scones at Glasnevin Cemetery including the O'Connell crypt and tower,the graves of Michael Collins and Constance Markievicz.This is a particularly interesting visit as we approach the centenary of 1916. 12.00  noon.Guided tour of the National Botanical Gardens. 1.00 p.m. Opportunity for lunch at the gardens restaurant. 2.00 p.m. Board coach for the National Museum of Ireland,Kildare St. This is a self-guided visit with amazing exhibits on view. 4.30 p.m.Free time at the Liffey Valley shopping centre. Option of dinner in Dublin before departure,or on the homeward journey. The cost is €40.00,payable when booking.The charge includes,coach hire,driver/guide,morning coffee, and admission to to designated places of interest.It does not include lunch and dinner which are at the discretion of individuals. Please contact any member of Pioneer committee.

The Student Scholarship,sponsored by Ballymahon and District Credit Union is operational again this year. It is open to all Leaving Cert students attending the Vocational and Mercy Secondary Schools. The student must be completing a FÁS Apprenticeship, full time Certificate, Diploma or Degree course at any University, IT or approved third level college. All students who wish to enter the draw, must be a member of the Credit Union before the 31st of May 2015.The recipient of the Scholarship will receive €1000.00 per annum for a maximum of three years.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Joe Ryder,New Jersey U.S.A.,and formerly of Ballinahinch ,who passed away on Tuesday the 5th of May last.Funeral arrangements were unknown going to press.May his Soul Rest in Peace.

Killashee St Brigids GAA football club is holding a fundraising night at Longford Greyhound Stadium on Friday 12 of June. Admission tickets Tickets €10 available from all committee members, or contact Owen Johnston 087 7615501 or Kevin Connell 0877679967 Admission for CHILDREN are FREE.

One to One Swimming Lessons are now available for adults and children in Longford Swimming Pool.For bookings or for further information,please contact Darren on 086 0662781

Track EventDistanceWinnerSecondThirdU8 Girls60 metresBlaithin MulvihillEllen O'boyle/Laura floodAva MorrisseyU8 Boys60 metresMathew KennyAidan KellyRory MurtaghU8 girls80 metresBlaithin MulvihillLaura FloodEllen O'BoyleU8 boys80 metresMathew KennyRory MurtaghEthan SlatteryU10 girls100 metresGrace CullenChloe HopkinsAva McDonnaghU10 boys100 metresOran KillianConor MurtaghDean FarrellU10 girls200 metresGrace CullenLucy LaneChloe HopkinsU10 boys200 metresOran KillianAidan ScallyConor MurtaghU10 girls60 metres hurdlesGrace CullenLucy LaneChloe HopkinsU10 boys60 metres hurdlesOran KillianAidan ScallySean ByrneU12 girls100 metresZara MulvihillRoisin Kenny/Sinead ScallyKatie BroganU12 boys100 metresDan O'SheaJack SweeneyLuke O'BoyleU12 girls600 metresZara MulvihillSinead ScallyRuth FarrellU12 boys600 metresDan O'SheaLuke O'BoylePatrick LaneU14 girls80 metres hurdlesAlanna FloodU14 boys80 metres hurdlesMathew SteadmanConor SkellyLuke MulvihillU14 girls100 metresAlanna FloodU14 boys100 metresConor SkellyMathew SteadmanLuke MulvihillU14 Girls800 metresAlanna FloodU14 boys800 metresConor SkellyMathew SteadmanLuke MulvihillU16 Girls100 metresCiara HealyU16 boys100 metresChris Steadman/ Eoin MulvihillU16 Girls200 metresCiara HealyU16 boys200 metresChris SteadmanEoin MulvihilLField EventWinnerSecondThirdBall Throw U12 BoysJack SweeneyLuke O'BoyleDan O'SheaLong puck U12 BoysDan O'SheaHarry MurrayLukeO'BoyleShot putt U14 BoysConor SkellyMathew SteadmanDavid SweeneyJavelin U14 BoysConor SkellyDavid SweeneyMathew SteadmanLong Kick U14 boysMathew SteadmanConor SkellyLuke Mulvihill Discus U16 boysChris SteadmanEoin MulvihillDiscus U16 GirlsAbbie O'Shea
All junior infants took part in a race and there were over 16 Toddlers in another race.

Recitation of the Rosary has resumed and continues on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Last Sunday the 10th of May was First Holy Communion Day in Newtowncashel.Eleven children  received the Blessed Eucharist for the first time The Mass at 12.00 noon replaced the scheduled Sunday Mass.Thanks to all involved for making this day so special for the kids and their families.

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