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Lotto Results: Friday 13th Nov: Winner. Winner. We have a Winner.

A very Lucky day for Croom lady Alice O'Dwyer, who won the €20,000 Jackpot. Congratulations and enjoy, her winning Nos. were 6. 17. 20. 23.

Result: Friday Nov 6th. Nos: 9. 22. 24. 26.

Lucky Dips Sheila Treacy. Cathrina Scanlan. William Kelly.

Jackpot begins again at €2500. Tickets can be purchased from O'Gormans Shop, The Rock Bar and

Hickeys Bar, Croom.

Pub Quiz : This coming week-end,in aid of club funds, Friday 20th Nov, in The Rock at 9.30pm. Team of 4 a mere €20. The brainy winners will receive €100 with lots of Spot prizes for the rest of us. It couldn't have come at a better time as the Please support.


" It's the Real McCoy " by Tommy Marren. Beginning next week in Banogue Hall on Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th Nov, at 8.00pm. And again the following week-end Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th Dec. Adults €10 and Children €5.

Tommy was a current-affairs presenter with Midwest Radio in Mayo and was always intrigued by old Irish sayings. So instead of putting them into book form, he decided to write a play where these sayings would form part of the story. The play is set in 1964 and tells the unusual story of Madge Molloy. After five months of marriage, her husband Tom disappeared without trace or reason.! She was expecting their child at the time and was left to rear her alone, on their small farm. There is a great array of characters with Madge - two nosey neighbours, a nervous curate, and a gormless postman, so plenty of laughs... Directed by Mary Liston, we can expect the usual high standard.


Colaiste Na Trocaire, Rathkeale have a newly elected Parents' Council. Chair: Barbara Madigan. V. Chair: Jan Henze. Secretary: Grainne Fitzgibbon. Asst. Sec. Catherine Chamberlain. Treasurer: Tim Noonan. Asst. Treas: Joan Keating.


After the atrocities at the week-end, we need to reflect and discuss many questions. Because it happened so close to home, we hear and see the results on T.V and papers immediately. Meanwhile the very same atrocities are happening daily in countries like Iraq, Syria, Lybia, Palastine, Afghanistan etc etc But we only hear about them now and again and it fades easily from the mind. This is not a race issue or a colour issue. Innocent civilians always get caught up in this violence and war and so many are lost . Who can we believe at this stage, we are like puppets being fed information that leads us to react in a certain way. Powerful world leaders, powerful countries and power hungry media moguls all contesting each other for more wealth, more oil etc and tough luck on the little people in their way.!

The following post from Facebook is a prayer for Humanity.

" It is not Paris we should pray for - it is the World.

It is a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings two days before Paris, is not covered in the press.

A world in which a bomb goes off at a funeral in Baghdad and not one person's status update says - " Baghdad ".

Because not one white person or European died in that fire ???

Pray for a World, that blames a refugee crisis for a terrorist attack. A world that does not pause to differentiate between the attacker and the person running from the very same thing you are.

Pray for a world where people walking across countries for months - their only belongings upon their backs - are told they have no place to go.

Say a prayer for Paris, by all means but pray more, for the world that does not have a prayer.

For those who no longer have a home to defend. For a world that is falling apart in all corners."


Happy Birthday wishes to Maureen Enright, Caren McDonagh, Lorraine Fitzgibbon and Cathrina Regan.

Congratulations to the Lotto winners in Ballingarry, hope they and their families enjoy the win.


Check out the parish web page - more photos of Tri Colour Presentation. Halloween photos at the School and the Camogie disco.

DIARY: Friday 20th Nov. Pub Quiz - Granagh Utd in The Rock. 9.30pm

Saturday 21st. Tom Noonan in ' Strictly Come Dancing' , Charleville Golf Club.

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