Carrigallen

Last Performances: The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, directed by Sean McIntyre on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May 2012. The Group will take part in the All-Ireland Drama Finals on Saturday 5 May. Cast: Raymond Hackett, Brian O’Reilly, Ronan Ward, Stephen Gray & Killian McGuinness. It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul. Doors open at 8:00pm and the Show starts 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmil theatre.com

Last Performances: The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, directed by Sean McIntyre on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 May 2012. The Group will take part in the All-Ireland Drama Finals on Saturday 5 May. Cast: Raymond Hackett, Brian O’Reilly, Ronan Ward, Stephen Gray & Killian McGuinness. It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul. Doors open at 8:00pm and the Show starts 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmil theatre.com

All Ireland Drama: The Corn Mill Theatre Group has competed on the festival circuit since 1970 and has reached the All Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone on at least thirteen occasions, winning the All Ireland twice, in 1998 with Belfry by Billy Roache and in 2005 with Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. This year they have reached the RTE All Ireland Drama Finals with The Seafarer by Conor McPherson and will be on stage on Saturday 5 May 2012 in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone. Congratulations to Sean, cast and crew on reaching the All Ireland and wishing them every success and hoping that all the hard work, commitment, long hours of rehearsals and numerous mugs of tea will pay off. Break a leg!

Crafty Ladies: Crafty Ladies coffee morning will be held on Friday 4 May 2012 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in room next to the Post Office, Carrigallen. Along with sewing classes and clothes swap shop, please bring along any new plants, seedlings, vegetables, fruits shoots and we can do a swap with them also. So get growing and share!

21st Birthday: Congratulations to Leanne Murray, Errew, Carrigallen daughter of Maura and Gerry Murray who celebrated her 21st birthday recently.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Clara Grimes, daughter of Noeleen and Mel Grimes, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Alan McNerney, Legga, Moyne, Co Longford who announced their engagement recently.

DEATH:Death of former Carrigallen Drumreilly curate. It was with deep sadness that the people of Carrigallen and Drumreilly learned of the death of Very Rev Peter McPartland PP Ballintemple Co Cavan which has occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a lingering illness. A native of Glenfarne Manorhamilton. Born there in Dec 1948,he was ordained to the priesthood on June 17th 1973 in Carlow. He ministered in Birmingham from 1973 – 1974 .Curate of Cavan 1974 1975 Killasnett 1975 1970 Carrigallen Drumreilly 1986 -1989 and was made parish priest of Ballinatemple in 1989 to 2012. He was a hard working parish worker. In his youth he was a star county Leitrim senior footballer and played many outstanding matches for the clubs he ministered in as curate in his young days over the years. His remains were laid to rest in Potahee cemetery Ballinatemple on Tuesday 24th April. Following his funeal mass in which Most Rev Dr Leo O’Reilly Bishop of Kilmore was the chief celebrant assisted by his fellow priests of the Kilmore diocese. Parishioners and former parishioners were present in large numbers showing their respects to a popular priest. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to his brothers San Edward Seamus,Joseph Vincent and Hugh, sisters in law brothers in law nephews and nieces and a large family circle.

THE MONTH OF APRIL HAS GONE: The month of April lived up to its old traditions. The cuckoo has been heard over a week ago by many locals Breege Grimes Annie Gray Patricia Smyth and Terry O’Rourke. It also brought its customary severe April showers of hailstones and sleet & frost accompanied by severe east winds. We are hoping soon for an improvement in weather.

U14 LEAGUE 13 A SIDE FINAL: Carrigallen U14 footballers travelled to Pairc Sean McDermott Carrick on Shannon for to do battle with their Annaduff counterparts in the U14 13 aside league final. Both teams must be congratulated on giving a wonderful performance. Our U14as lost by a point in the hard fought final on a scoreline of Carrigallen 2-9 Annaduff 3-7 after suffering two heavy defeats by Annaduff. Earlier in the league Carrigallen put on a heroic performance and were desperately unlucky for to loose out to a last minute penalty. Congratulations to the team and coaches on a truly gallant effort against the odds. Well done Carrigallen. The teams was Jamie McManus Philip O’Rourke,Kieran Kenny, Sarunus Zenkovas,Mark Harkness Eran O’Connell Marc Dolan Mathis Polis Colm Kiernan (2-6) Andrew Hession Connor Grey (0-2) Conor Hession 0-1 and Eoghan Connolly. Coaches Con Dolan Christy Coyne Eamon O’Malley. Well done all.

CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Div 3 Carrigallen 0-8 Glencar 0-6. This was a close encounter between two closely matched teams in the park on Saturday last. Carrigallen put up a wonderful performance in the first half and led by 0-7 to Glencar Manor 0-2 at half time .The second half was tight with neither team gaining the upper hand and held on for a two point victory. Div 5 Carrigallen were awarded a walk over Gortletteragh were unable to field a team.

BEEREAVED: The Murphy family Aughawillan and Carrigallen on the death of Mrs Lizzie Owen nee Murphy late of Mullnadarragh Carrigallen whose death has occurred in Wales. Funeral has taken place three RIP.

RAFFLE: Raffle for 1st prize full pig half pork half bacon sponsored by John O’Malley butchers. Winner P McManus Mohill; 2nd 200 euro Winner J O’Connell Mohill ; 3rd 100 euro sponsored by Pete Donohoe Gortermone; P & A Geoghan Cornafean.