Loch Gowna local news Feb 11

TEACHER RETIRES: We send our best wishes to John Keogh Cleenrath Aughnacliffe principal teacher of St Parick's NS Loch Gowna who has retired from teaching having served thirty six years.

TEACHER RETIRES: We send our best wishes to John Keogh Cleenrath Aughnacliffe principal teacher of St Parick's NS Loch Gowna who has retired from teaching having served thirty six years.

John began teaching in Corober school in 1975 and transferred to Gowna in 1983 and replaced Mr Desmond Coyle. He was very popular a the school nott just with all his teaching colleagues but with all the children and parents down through the years. John was a teacher with a wide range of interests and abilities from computers to the workings of a car engine to GAA sport and flora. He will be missed by all he pupils for his humorous jokes, nature walks and computer skills. On the day of his departure (Monday 31st January) the teachers and parents organised a prayer service in the community centre led by Fr PJ Fitzpatrick with tributes paid to John from his teaching colleagues and pupils and the end service refreshments were provided by the parrents association. We wish John many years of good health and happiness in his retirement.

AGM

The annual General meeting of Gowna Ladies GFC toook place on Saturday 29th January in st Brigids community centre. The committee nominated are as follows chairperson Madge Fitzpatrick, secretary Geradline Harton, asst asecretary Marion Harton, treasurer Philomena Pearson , joint treasurer Mary Madden, child protection officer Fiona Boyle, pro Fiona Boyle. Thanks to everyone who attended the meetting. We wish all teams participation in this years competitions the very best of luck.

WHIST DRIVE

Top score Pat White; 1st lady Anna McLoughlin; 2nd lady Brigid Freehill; 3rd lady Phyllis Fegan; 1st gent GerryLeavey; 2nd gent Joe Murphy; 3rd gent Seamus Keogan; 1st half lady Anne Leonard; 2nd half lady; 1st half gent Cathal Fitzpatrick; free 13 tricks lady; free 13 tricks gent. Raffle 1st prize Brigid Frehill; 2nd prize Ned Gaffney; 3rd prize Eddie Dooney. Next whist game on Wednesday 16th February in the Pikers Lodge Hotel at 9pm.

CONGRATS

Congratulations to Anita Kinkede Cornagran Loch Gowna who recent was awarded a bachelor of science honours degree in nursing from Dundalk Institute of Technology. Anita is now serving on the nursing staff of Cavan General Hospital.

CAKE SALE

Cake sale/ Coffe morning in aid of upkeep of St Brigid Community Centre Loch Gowna will take place on Sunday next 13th February after 11am Mass in the Centre. Donations of cakes /buns would be much appreciated. Items can be left in the centre from 10.30am. Please support.

PRINCIPAL

Congratulations to Mrs Kate Crosson who has been appointed principal of St Patrick's NS Loch Gowna . We wish her many years of health and success in her new role at the school.

HORTICULTURE

This course will begin in the Realtog Centre Kilnalceck within the next month.The course cost 30 euro which can be paid in instalments. The course will run in the evenings.The course covers the basic knowledge and skills needed to grow and maintain a variety of plants, develop safe working practices, devleop an appreciation of nature and the environment,develop teamwork skills. For more information or book your place please cotact the South West Cavan CDP on 049 4336070.

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to Phil Ned and Andy Brady Crott , Francie Bunlahy, Tommy Culray Aughnacliffe, Mrs Mary Ellen Grey Drumhalchy Moyne, Mrs Betty Madden USA Mrs Bridie Mulligan secretary Moyne Community School and Mrs Kathleen Scanlon Athlone on the death of their broher John Patrick Brady Crott Moyne which occurred on Saturday 22nd January at Cavan General Hospital. His remains were to St Mary's Church Moyne on Monday evening and following funeral Mass on Tuesday burial took place in Legga Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

CE PROJECT

Any person interested in joining a CE project in the Gowna area must be signing with social welfare for 52 weeks or more and also be regiastered with FAS and inform Fas that they are interested in joining a CE project in the Gowna area. For furher information please contact the Fas office in Thomas Ashe St Cavan on 049 43 4379600.

LOTTO

Results date 31/01/2011. 3 , 9, 22, 28. Jackpot winner none. 10 X 20 euro winners Gerry Brennan Corduff; Ryan Brady Enaghan; Terry Fitzpatrick Gowna; John Baxter Killeshandra; Maureen Crotty Pottle; Francis Hartin Portanure; Ruairi Sullivan Ballinamore; Marie Sheils Salaghan; Killian Bannon Drumhilla. Next weeks jackpot 3850 euro. Next week's draw in Pikers Lodge.

FUNDRAISER

Take me out novelty show in aid of St Luke's Hospital Dublin will take place on Saturday night next 12th February in Breffni Arms Hotel Arva. Doors open at 8pm. Show commences at 9pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.