CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
ThE 2011 MS Christmas Day Run had the highest number of participants with 149 people taking part either walking or running and as a result the sponsorship raised for Longford MS society in the 21 years of this run will be over €160,000. The winner this year was Gary Murphy (Kenagh), 2nd place was Declan Newman (Longford), 3rd place was Shane Doyle (Kenagh), 1st Lady was Fiona Gettings of Granard and 1st Under 16 was Daire Flood (Newtowncashel). The award for most sponsorship went to David Hanley (Newtowncashel) and the Outstanding Achievement award went to Sean Dooner (formerly of Kenagh and now of Ballyhaunis) who at 81 was the oldest participant. The organisers would sincerely like to thank everyone who participated and raised sponsorship, also Peter Hanley Motors for sponsoring the T-
CASHEL G.A.A. PRESENTATION FUNCTION
The Cashel G.A.A. Club are honoring the 1961 league and championship winning team and living members of the 1942 and 1948 teams, at a function in 'The Hill', on Saturday the 14th of January. The President of the G.A.A., Mr. Christy Cooney, will be in attendance. Tickets are available from committee members.
The Golden Jubilee Presentation Function will be preceded by Mass in the Church of the Blessed Virgin, at 8.00 p.m., for deceased members of the Club. Principal Celebrant of the Mass will be Fr.Seán Ó Dowd S.P.S,C.C., a member of the 1961 winning team.
This promises to be a great evenings socialising, so do please come along.
Both Cloontagh and Newtowncashel National Schools will re-
CASHEL G.A.A. A.G.M.
The local G.A.A. Club holds its Annual General Meeting in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 28th of January next. All members are requested to attend the A.G.M. All signed nomination papers must be returned to the Secretary by 6.00p.m. on Friday the 6th of January.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Longford Social Services, Meals on Wheels, gratefully acknowledge €396.00,proceeds of their recent church gate collection in Newtowncashel.
PARISH STATISTICS 2011.
The following are the Newtowncashel Parish Statistics for 2011;
Three sons of the parish married elsewhere.
We extend congratulations to both Dermot Nolan and Vicki Comiskey, who were married on Friday, the 30th of December last. We wish them both a long and happy life together.
Recitation of the Rosary resumes on Friday the 13th of January at 7.30 p.m.
This Friday, the 6th of January is the First Friday of January and 2012.The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Wednesday and Thursaday.
Happy New Year.
We wish a Happy,Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all those who read,contribute and assist with the Newtowncashel Local Notes.