St Kierans Hall 500 Club-The first two draws in the annual St Kierans Hall 500 Club took place on the first Friday in August in St Kierans Hall. The winners for the July draw were 1st €600..Paddy Hughes, Ballyspellan, promoter Seamus Grace. 2nd prize €250 Mary Henderson, Ballyspellan, promoter Margaret Garrett. 3rd, 4th, 5th prizes €100 each Thomas Holohan, Ballyspellan promoter Seamus Grace, Sally Duggan AIB promoter Pat Holland, John Dowling, Sevensisters promoter Peter Norton, 6thprize €75 John Bowden, promoter Nellie Quinlan. Draw for fully paid up members prize €150 Mary Lennon, Johnstown promoter Seamus Grace. August draw.... 1st €600 Sean Shortall, Johnstown promoter Peter Norton, 2nd €250 Albert Stanley , promoter Nellie Quinlan. 3rd 4th 5th prizes €100 each John Wilson, promoter Seamus Grace Sean Phelan promoter Margaret Garrett, Paddy and Mary Sharkey, promoter Evelyn Sweeney 6th €75 Milo Quinlan promoter Tommy Sharkey. There are four draws left. Tickets €7.50 per month on sale from all promoters and in the local shops. Next draw first Friday in September.
Weekly Lotto-The jackpot keeps rolling on and this week is €10,800 in the Spa Development weekly lotto. There was one winner of the match three numbers last week. Numbers drawn were 13, 15, 17, 29. The winner Tommie Holohan, Johnstown. Promoters prize Walshes Mini Market. Draw next week in Paschals Bar.
Active Retired-The active retired group have arranged a 4 night break on September 17th to the Westport Woods Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo. The 4 night BBD plus three day trips cost €312 per person sharing (single supplement €60) Suggested day trips include, Achill Island, Ballintober Abbey, Kylmore Abbey , Westport House . Names please before August 22nd plus deposit €50 to Peggy Sharkey 0568838507. As time is fairly short it is necessary to put in your names as quickly as possible. ( The trip is in association with McGinley travel) Pick up and let down in Johnstown.
Sympathy-We offer sincere sympathy to the husband and children and extended family of the late Mary Molloy (nee Breen) of Moneynamuck, Galmoy who died on Wed last at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. A young woman whose health had been declining for a while, she passed away peacefully. Her passing has come as a great loss and source of sorrow to her husband Michael, her beloved children Sarah, Aimee and Tim, her parents Lar and Mary, sisters Veronica and Gemma brothers Peter, Joe and John, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, many cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Marys remains were removed to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Galmoy for Requiem Mass on Thursday morning followed by burial in Galmoy Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.