Gortleteragh local news Dec 17

RONAN'S RECORDING: Ronan Gallagher from Lough Rynn has been quite busy in the recording studio over the past few weeks putting the final touches to his own version of the Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas.

RONAN'S RECORDING: Ronan Gallagher from Lough Rynn has been quite busy in the recording studio over the past few weeks putting the final touches to his own version of the Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas.

Ronan has done it for a very good cause, that of raising some money to help purchase computers for the new Cystic Fibrosis Unit, which is soon to be built at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. The single can be previewed and downloaded at www.arkade.com/whitechristmas and costs Euro 1.50. Ronan has a target of 2000 downloads before Christmas and he is seeking your support for this very worthy cause by downloading the song.

His version of the song sounds brilliant.

Well done Ronan.

REGRETTED DEATH

It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Michael Cunningham of Drimmeen on Saturday, December 4th after a short illness. Michael passed away at his residence in the care of his family. He had been ill since earlier this year and spent most of the intervening time in hospital. He bore his illness with great courage. His remains were removed on Sunday evening to St Mary's Church, Gortletteragh and received by Rev. John Quinn PP. Michael's coffin was draped with Leitrim and Gortletteragh jerseys. Michael played with the Leitrim over 40s and played all his life with the Gortletteragh club. He captained the Intermediate team that won the championship in 2003. The club was joined by many from around the county in a guard of honour at Michael's removal and funeral. After requiem mass on Monday he was laid to rest in Cloone cemetery. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to his wife Emer, to his little children Rhia, Chloe, James, Ryan, Maia and Ben, brothers Sean and Paul, sisters Myra and Helen, relatives, friends and neighbours on their great loss. We will think of the Cunningham family in our prayers. Ar dheis D go raibh a anam.

CLUB DRAW

The October club draw took place in the Welcome Inn on Saturday night last. The winners are as follows: 1st prize €150: Patricia, Shane & Ciara Reynolds, Celbridge; 2nd prize €100: Kathleen Fox, Tooman; three prizes of €50 each: Alana & Shayln Ward, Cattan; Sean Reynolds, Celbridge and Sean Quinn, Forosa. The club would like to thank everyone who supported the draw, the ticket sellers and Ralf for the use of his premises. The November and December draws will take place over the Christmas.

DEATH

The death took place on Saturday December 4th in New York of Mary Hughes, (nee Heslin) formerly of Bohey following a car accident. We tender sympathy with her family in New York, her brothers and sisters, relatives and friends on their tragic loss. May she rest in peace.

GUN CLUB

The draw for the Gortletteragh Gun club Christmas hamper will take place this Saturday night December 18th in the Welcome Inn, Cornageeha. Music by C. Judge. Spot prizes galore so all welcome to come along for a great night.