SYMPATHY: - we extend our sincere sympathy to Stephen Griffin, Lismacaffrey on the death of his brother, Michael on 4th December.  Michael is survived by his wife, Mary, son and daughters, Sarah, Claire and Paula as well as his brother, Stephen, Lismacaffrey, sister Mary, extended family relatives and friends.  Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell on Monday, 10th December at 11.30a.m. followed by private cremation at Shannon Crematorium.  Donations if desired to Milford Hospice.  May he rest in peace.

APPRECIATION NIGHT: - just a reminder that on Saturday night, 22nd December Jim Phelan is hosting a customer appreciation night including finger food, raffle and music.  Please pass on the word as all are welcome and a great opportunity to start the pre-Christmas atmosphere and means that Streete village and Fiddlers Green is the place to start the Festive Season celebrations.

BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers met in the Annebrook House Hotel in Mullingar for their 2018 Christmas Dinner on Sunday 9 December. Before the meal Declan Leonard led a loop walk out across the Joe Dolan Bridge and back to the Hotel along the Royal Canal towpath. The venue was the same as last year and the dinner and service were up to the same high standard so thank you to all the friendly staff at the Hotel.
There will be no walk on Sunday 23 December 2018 as usual on the last Sunday before Christmas, but the Ramblers will meet at 11am in Mullaghmeen Forest for their traditional St. Stephen's Day walk.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411.

STREETE BOWLS: - The club is winding down for Christmas, having played the semi-finals of the Christmas Doubles competition. Phyllis Martin and Francis Butler got the better of Pat Purcell and Liam Connaughton. In the other semi-final Catherine Costello and Seamus Moran proved too strong for Mick McLoughlin and Jimmy Leavy. The final will be played next week. We would like to wish all bowlers and their families a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Looking forward to another enjoyable year of bowling.

NON SHED CHRISTMAS TREES: - for sale costing €50 each at Roy & Linda Butlers home in Streete.  Proceeds from the sale of these trees goes towards the upkeep of St. James Church of Ireland, Streete village.  For any further information or to order a tree please contact Linda, Roy or Fred Butler 087 1911392

ST COLUMBAS: - I have no doubt by the time you read this the one word Mullinalaghta will cover the wonderful story that St. Columba’s G.A.A. club created history when they had a well-deserved win and they became the first club form Longford to advance to the Leinster Senior Club Football Final.  We in this parish congratulate them and wish them continued success which they deserve after beating  Dublin’s Kilmacud Crokes.  They were rightly proud to be included in Ryan Tubridy’s, Late Late Show last Friday night.  With all the articles written as well as TG4 coverage we will leave you to read the reports of your choice and we say well done to all who supported them so far.  No doubt their following will increase with every outing.  We thank Columba’s for a wonderful game and helping to bring Rural Ireland alive and proud.
STREETE SOCIAL DANCING: - Our next Social Dance in Streete Parish Park is on Friday, 21st December.  This is a great opportunity to meet up with family and friends prior to Christmas. Free Christmas Raffle for valuable prizes and refreshments on the night.  Come along for a good night’s entertainment. We wish a very happy Christmas to all our readers.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: - every Sunday night in Streete Parish Park 8p.m.-9.30p.m.  Learn to dance in a Fun and Friendly atmosphere with James & Bernie. Beginners welcome.  Call 086 2003739

SANTA’S POST BOX; Santa’s magic post box is beside the crib at Streete Parish Park and we ask all parents and children to post your letters to Santa as soon as possible.  Santa has assured that he will answer all letters, so remember post in time!

STREETE PARISH PARK LOTTO: - results of Lotto 3rd December are as follows.  Numbers drawn in last week’s lotto draw were 9, 18, 20 30. Winners were Paul Nolan c/o C&D Pet foods, Megan Tighe and Ann Marie & Michelle Dolan, Lisryan.  Result and winners of the draw on last Monday night, December, 17th with the jackpot of €15,000 will appear in these notes next week. Thank you for your continued support of our Lotto.

STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - All roads lead to Streete shooting grounds this Thursday night for the final of our winter league. Each shooter is now in their respective class, to qualify for the final you must have five scores recorded. The Quinn's Supply stores cup goes to the top shooter of the league, with each class having a good cash prize. There will also be plenty of spot prizes on each stand. So a good nights shooting is guaranteed. Best of luck to each shooter.   The club would like to again thank our main sponsor Ronan Quinn of Derrymore Peat, Quinn's Supply stores Edgeworthstown and to all members who donated spot prizes. At this time the club would like to wish all shooters and friends a very happy and safe Christmas and we will see you all for more of the same in our spring league in a few weeks’ time. 
HAPPY CHRISTMAS: - and a peaceful holiday to all readers of these Streete & District Notes.  Please keep up to date with these notes each week.

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