Coolamber ICA Guild: - The next meeting of Coolamber ICA Guild will take place in Streete Parish Park on Wednesday 7th November at 8.00p.m. As always new members are very welcome to attend.
The Guild recently completed a set of exercise classes for which we received some Go For Life funding. These classes were facilitated by Marian Masterson and were greatly enjoyed by all.
At the moment members are brushing up on their cookery skills in preparation for the Cookery Cup Competition which will take place at the next Federation Meeting in Longford at the end of November.
Also, we are planning our Christmas outing. Members and friends are travelling to Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on Sunday 9th December for a meal followed by the Phil Coulter concert. Non-members are very welcome to travel and further information can be had from Mary on (087) 6394044.
Walking Track Membership: - As you may have seen in the past week or two our Parish Park walking track is getting a badly needed makeover. The walking track has proved a great success and enjoyed by many from a wide area. The Parish Park Committee would like to thank everyone who paid for membership for the past number of years and would like to remind you that your membership is now due for renewal in January. All members will be contacted in the coming weeks. New member applications forms can be found in the entrance hall of the Parish Park or by calling into the office upstairs Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am until 1.30pm. Alternatively, you can pick up a Membership application forms in the shop in Lisryan or the shop in Streete. Single membership is €20 and a family is €30. We also remind you this would make a great Christmas present to someone. Gift vouchers are available from the office or please ask any of the Committee or call Declan 086 8123514 or Kevin 087 1375222. All cheques made payable to Streete Parish Park. The membership money will help us keep our standards up.
GAMES: - anyone interested in getting some games like table tennis or Board games, badminton etc. is welcome to leave their name and phone number with Mary or Anne upstairs or with caretaker, Gerry O’Neill or phone Brian 086 2596656 and depending on the response we will see what can be done.
SOCIAL DANCE: - Please note that the next Streete Parish Park Social Dance takes place on Friday, November, 16th when music will be supplied by the very popular musical duo Mary O’Connor & Pat Kelly from 10.30-12.30. All will be most welcome to attend. Admission which includes free raffle and supper around 11p.m. is 10 euro, if you are involved in any club or group who avail or our services please consider coming along as a club or group, just call Mary or Anne in the office, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 043 6685926. Many of our members were at the social Dance in Collinstown recently and had a great night with no driving worries afterwards.
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
COMMUNITY ALERT: - is now active in our area; you can report any suspicious activities to 044 938 4000. Members of the committee will be calling to you over the next number of weeks seeking your co-operation and asking if you would like to join our text alert system, we are asking €10 per household to cover the cost text alerts, new signage etc., we have received a very positive response from the Gardaí in our area and have acted in our call for speeding control at Lismacaffrey School and through Streete village, with speed checks commencing in the next few weeks. Crime prevention officer Paddy Guinan will visit us again on Wednesday night 14th November at 8.30 p.m. to talk about protecting your home your farm and your property, we urge you to attend, we would like to thank the past committee for their hard work and hope we can count on them for their support in the future. Together we can prevent crime and build a better quality of life for all in our community. For more information contact 087 1375222
Halloween Fancy Dress Party: - HALLOWEEN Fancy Dress party and disco in Streete Parish Park last Sunday evening week hosted by our local football club Inny FC was a huge success. It was great to see so many young people out enjoying the Halloween treats on offer, along with the fun the little ones had running around and dancing to the sounds of the upbeat disco music in the “haunted” surrounds of the Parish Park. As promised it was a frightful night of fun and frolics along with fantastic entertainment. I’m sure you will all agree it did not disappoint. On behalf of the Parish Park committee we would like to thank Inny Football Club and those who helped the club on the day. The club put in a lot of hard work decorating the hall, putting up the decorations and setting the scene to make it an enjoyable occasion for all to enjoy. Inny FC hopes to have another fun filled evening before Christmas to bring in funds to support the community games.
BOHERQUILL RAMBLERS: - The Ramblers were led by Joe Masterson for their visit to Mullaghmeen Forest on Sunday 28 October 2018. The beech trees had lost most of their leaves, letting the autumn sun shine down on the group as they followed a combination of the yellow and white walks with the fallen leaves rustling beneath their boots. Thank you to Joe for acting as guide for the day.
On 11 November 2018 the Ramblers will visit Ballynacargy for an 8km loop walk through Lakingstown and back into the village along the Royal Canal. Cars will leave Boherquill at 1.30pm and meet at the church in Ballynacargy at 2pm.
New members are always welcome. For details phone Philip at 087 7753612 or Nini at 086 8754411
THE GREAT WAR – NORTH WESTMEATH REMEMBERS: - To mark the ending of the First World War, a hundred years ago this week North Westmeath Historical Society have organised a weekend seminar or series of talks on the Great War on Friday, November, 9th at 8p.m. in Hotel Castlepollard. Ruth Illingworth will discuss the impact of the war on Westmeath. On Saturday morning at 11a.m. in Hotel Castlepollard, Martin Morris, County Longford Archivist will give a talk on Longford and the Great War. Noel French will discuss how Meath fared in the First World War. His talk is at 4p.m. in Jane’s Coffee Shop in Fore on Saturday, November 10th. On Saturday night at 8p.m. in Hotel Castlepollard Johann Farrelly looks on the aspect of the war on Cavan. On Sunday, November,11th at 3p.m.there will be an Ecumenical Service in St. Michael’s Church on the Square, Castlepollard followed by the unveiling of a plaque to all those from North Westmeath who fought in the 1914-1918 Conflict. A number of men from the Streete District were killed in World War 1 – Michael Kiernan, Joseph Peppard, Patrick McLoughlin, Francis Kerrigan and Peter Gorman lost their lives on the Western Front and quite possibly other men from Streete whose names have not yet been identified. We will remember them all during the Service and when the plaque is unveiled. You are all most welcome to attend.
STREETE BOWLS: - All of our teams were in action this week. At the Streete Complex, Streete A and B had Ballymore A and Ardagh B as their visitors. Streete A had a comprehensive win over their opponents but Streete B failed to deliver and were well beaten on the night. Streete C travelled to Athlone and despite playing well did not have the rub of the green. Streete A Team 1: Catherine Costello, Seamus Moran and Liam Connaughton. Team 2: Mick Turner, Sean Flood and Jimmy Leavy. New and visiting bowlers are welcome every Tuesday
STREETE WILDLIFE CLUB: - The club held its annual presentation night on the 1st November last in Murphy's Crossroads Inn Lisryan at which the following prizes were presented; Members Clay Shoot 2018; Novice Stand winner's Andy Webb, Michael Mulleady, Michael Reilly and Seamus Denning. Senior Stand Winner’s Bernard Callaghan, Michael Campbell, Willie Campbell, Tommy Denning, Hugh O'Hara, Conor Mulligan, Padraig McGauran, and Barry Webb. Ladies High Gun; Sharon Gettings, Sporting under 21 Shane Gettings, Sporting Novice High Gun Brendan Flynn, Sporting Intermediate High Gun Dinko Berta, Sporting Senior High Gun Pat Denning. 15 DTL James Flynn, Ball Trap Tommy Denning. Club Vermin Competition 2018 Michael Mulleady. Club Person of the Year 2018 Seamus Denning. Longest Pheasant 1st Joe Kelly, 2nd Patrick Owens, 3rd Kevin McGauran. Longest Spur 1st Brendan Mulligan, 2nd Joe Kelly. Landowners Draw Peter Mimnagh, Clonshannagh, and Owen Devaney Ballygowla. The club wishes to thank Pauline Murphy at the Crossroad Inn P.J.Reilly, Abbeylara and Patsy Cooke Granard for their help. The club open winter clay shooting league will start on this Thursday evening, 8th November at 7pm sharp in the club grounds.
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