SYMPATHY: It was with regret that we learnt of the death of Rosaleen McNamee Arnaghan Loch Gowna which occurred at Sheeling Nursing Home Moutnugent on Thursday 19th April in her 96th year. Rosaleen worked for many years nursing in England and was one of the oldest members of Loch Gowna community. Her remains were removed from Finegans Home Cavan on Friday evening to the church of Holy Family Loch Gowna and following requiem Mass on Saturday. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery. To her nephew nieces relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
THANKS: Sheree Gaffney Aughavains Loch Gowna would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported and attended the table quiz in the Pikers’ Lodge hotel on Friday 30th March. Also thanks to all who gave donations and helped out in any way. It was very much appreciated. All funds raised will go to the Chervan Orphanage Belarus.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Ann Marie Lynch Dernaferst Loch Gowna who was crowned New York Rose at the selection event in Empires Casion Yonkers recently. Ann Marie who now lives in Woodlawn New York is daughter of Eamon and Aileen Lynch Dernaferst Loch Gowna. We wish her continued success.
CO CAVAN POSITIVE AGE BEALTAINE: will take place on Wednesday May 9th at 2pm in the Castlemanor Community Centre Casltemanor village Drumalee Cavan. If you wish to display items please contact Maisie Smith on 049 4360434 as soon as possible.
FISHING COMPETITION RESULTS: Results of senior pike fishing competition that took place on Aughanoran Lake on Sunday 22nd April. 1st Joe McDermott Longford; 2nd Kerrie Lee Dring; 3rd Barry Darby Mullingar; 4th John Boyle North Longford; 5th Alan Smith Gowna; 6th Michael Dalton Athlone. 20 boats took part. Next competition on Sunday 20th May. Harry Kinkade memorial cup fishing on Derries lake. More details at a later date.
LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development fund Co-Lotto draw result. Date 23/04/2012. 3,12,16,18. Jackpot winner none. 5X 20 euro winners DP Finnegan; Adrian Hudson Derneferst;Tom Duffy c/o Michael McGahern; Rhys Hudson Dernferst;Caroline O’Reilly Mulrick. Next week’s jackpot 7050 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge.
THANKS: The gallant 15km challenge committee would sincerely like to thank everyone who took part,helped out or contributed in any way to the challenge which took place on Saturday 27th Octtober 2011 from Cavan to Cornafean in aid of Saint Christophers Hospice cavan. Your support is much appreciated and without your help would not be possible to happen.The gallant 15km challenge would also like to thank the main sponsor John MacManus pharmacies or his very generous contribution towards the challenge. The committee would also like to thank all the local people and businesses for their kind support also. The gallant 15km challenge 2011 was again a very successful event raising 24000 euro. Over the past eight years the gallant 15km challenge has been an outstanding success raising over 236,000 euro in aid of saint Christophers Hospice Cavan which is testament to the kindness and generosity of people which year after year never fails. So thanks again to everyone and look forward to your kind support in October 2012.
FISHING COMPETITION: Junior fishing competition results. Results of Junior fishing competition hosted by Loch Gowna/Upper Erne anglers that took place on Derries lake on Saturday 21st April. 1st Kerrie Lee,Aaron O’Reilly and Killian O’Reilly Gowna; 2nd John Scott Aodhan Walsh Ben Brady and James Heaney north Longford; 3rd David Smith Denn Ryan McLoughlin Noth Longford. Heaviest fish 1st Dylan Murphy Denn; 2nd Kerrie Lee Dring; 3rd Kayleigh Lee Arva; 37 junior fished from 16 boats. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day to make this competition a very enjoyable day for all juniors taking part.
WHIST RESULTS: Top score 1st lady Mary Cahill 179; 2nd lady Vera Leahy 164; 3rd lady Olive O’Reilly 163; 1st gent Jimmy Smith 172; 2nd gent Andy Martin 164; 3rd gent Bram Pratt 163; 1st half lady Shirley Prattt 90; 1st half gent James Reilly 86; 13 tricks lady; 13 tricks gent. Raffle 1st prize Eddie Brady; 2nd prize Brian McGlade; 3rd prize Bram Pratt. Next whist on Wednesday 9th May in St Brigids Community Centre at 9pm sharp.
BLOOD DONORS WANTED: Irish Blood Transfusion service newsflash. Blood donors wanted now to save lives. One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Every day patients in hospitals throughout Ireland require blood transfusions. sometimes it may be for a routine surgical procedure such as a hip operation. Other times it may be for someone recovering from a road traffic accident,major surgery such as a heart bypass or perhaps a blood transfusion is needed to enable a patient to tolerate effects of cancer treatment. The Irish Blood Transfusion service (IBTS) provides the blood and blood products needed in hospitals to help these patients. Every week 3000 donations are needeed in Ireland. A coronary artery bypass may use between 1 and 5 units of blood. A car victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer cold require anything between 3 and 30 units of blood. An average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood. A blood donation is just 470mls - less than one pint. If you’d like to help there is an opportunity to give blood at the IBTS mobile clinic in St Brigids community centre Loch Gowna Wednesday 27th June 2012 & Thursday 28th June 2012 from 5pm - 8.30pm. Please note days & clinic opening times. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. For further details please contact our lo-call donor information line 1850 - 731137 or John Healy area manager Ardee regional office 041 6859994 or www.giveblood.ie.