CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Paul Brady Mullahoran on winning his forth world title in handball on Wednesday 17th October at the City West Arena Dublin. Well done Paul great achievement.
GIVE BLOOD: The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigids Community Centre Loch Gowna on Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November. Clinic opening times from 5pm – 8.30pm. Please support this essential service. It is important that we all remember that many patients in hospital need our blood.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Sharon Brady daughter of Mary and the late La Brady Cortober Arva and Ronan Duffy son of Farrell and Bernadette Duffy Fyhora Moyne who were married in the Church of Holy Family Loch Gowna on Friday 28th September. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr PJ Fitzpatrick assisted by Fr Eamon Corkery, Fr Joe Walsh and Fr Kevin Fay. The bride was given in marriage by her mother Mrs Mary Brady. Bridesmaids Siobhan and Michelle Brady. Groomsmen Mel and Fergal Duffy. Following the wedding ceremony family and friends celebrated the occasion with a reception in Errigal Country House Hotel Cootehill where a delicious meal was served and an evening of entertainment was enjoyed by all in attendance. We wish Sharon and Ronan a long life of good health and happiness in their married life together.
WHIST: Whist results Top score 1st lady Mary Carolan 173; 2nd lady Jimmy Cahill 169; 3rd lady Anna May McLoughlin 164; 1st gent Cathal Fitzpatrick 173; 2nd gent Gerry Leavey 173; 3rd gent Edward McGivney 165; 1st half lady Geraldine O’Reilly 84; 1st half gent Seamus Kegan 87; 13 tricks lady; 13 tricks gent. Raffle 1st prize Jimmy Smith; raffle 2nd prize Gerry Leavey; 3rd prize Mary Carolan. Next whist on Wednesday 24th October at 8.30pm sharp.
FISHING COMPETITION RESULTS: Results of fundraising fishing competition in association with Hughie Brady Arva and Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin fished on Sunday 14th October on Derries Lake 1st Kerrie Lee Dring; 2nd Matty Grey Aughnacliffe; 3rd Terry Brennan Cortober Arva; 4th Marty Cosworth Dring. 15 boats participated. Thanks to everyone for supporting this event.
HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS: A major Halloween fancy dress fundraiser is being held in Kane’s Bar, Granard this Saturday night. The event, spearheaded by by the town’s Christmas Lights Committee, boasts no less than €500 in prizes for the winning costumes on the night. A prize of €300 has been set aside for first place while amounts of €200 and €100 will go to second and third places respectively. There will also be numerous spot prizes in store on the night, one of which is set to include a flatscreen TV. Tickets for the evening are priced at €5 and can be purchased from local shops and committee members.
NEW ARRIVAL: Congratulations to Cathaldus and Claire Hartin Swan Lake Drive Loch Gowna on the recent birth of their baby boy. A welcome addition for grandparents Francis and Maureen Hartin Portanure Loch Gowna . Wishing you health and happiness for the future.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co Lotto Draw result. Date 15/10/12. 6 ,11,14,31.Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Toddy Donohoe Loughduff; Margaret Duignan,Drumcurry; Laurence & Ryan Brady Dernaferst; Denise Duignan Arva; Emma & Cian Halton Corfree. Next week’s jackpot 1700 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge. Club Gowna winner Sept draw Gerry & Brigid Lynch Gowna.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co-Lotto Draw Result. Date : 22/10/2012. 4,15,26,28.Jackpot winner none. 5 X 20 euro winners Ryan McGahern, The Rocks; Rhys Hudson,Dernaferst; Terry Harton,Knockaughey; Avae O’Reilly,Swanlake Gowna; Pat Walsh Aughnacliffe. Next week’s jackpot 1800 euro. Next week’s draw in :Fitzpatrick’s Tavern. Club Gowna winner Sept draw Gerry & Brigid Lynch,Gowna.
TABLE QUIZ: Table Quiz in aid of Loch Gowna Church of Ireland Restoration Fund will take place on Friday 16th November at 8.30pm in the Pikers Lodge Hotel. Your support would be much appreciated.
CARD GAME: 25 card game in St Brigids Community Centre every Tuesday at 8pm.Everyone welcome.
BEST WISHES: We extend best wishes to everyone from the parish and surrounding areas who is currently in hospital or recovering at home. We wish you all a speedy recovery to good health.
BOOKS: The shooting of More O’Farrell and Potpourri and Pot Pour Out writing by Frank Columb Dernaferst Loch Gowna available at Gowna Post Office.