DIABETES IRELAND: The Leitrim branch of Diabetes Ireland are holding their annual sponsored walk on Sunday May 13 at 12 noon from Annaduff’s St Marys Church . Refreshments afterwards in Annaduff community centre at the GAA Park. For sponsor cards please ring JJ 087 6812765 Patricia 087 2238242 TP 087 4083451. Thanking everyone who participated in last years event and who are getting their walking boots on for 13th May next. Please support this worthy cause.
WEDDING BELLS: We wish to add our congratulations to the many received by Gary Wynne and Angela Flanagan Ballinamore who were married in Ballinamore church on the 27th April 2012.The lovely bride had as her bridesmaid her sisters Linda Flanagan Sheila Lynch while Garys brother David was groomsman, Derek was best man. Following the ceremony with nuptial mass a reception for family and guests was enjoyed at Lough Rynn castle hotel. Their many friends here in Mohill wish to join with me in wishing Gary and Angela a life filled with love and every blessing now and in the future.
TABLE QUIZ: The organising committee of the Mohill Bluegrass festival are holding a table quiz in O’Carolans Pub Glebe Street on the Friday 4th May at 9.30pm as a fundraiser for the festival. Come bring a team and help raise much needed funds and have a great night too. All are welcome.
MOHILL GAA LOTTO: The numbers drawn on 23rd April were 17,19,21,28. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were as follows 1st 70 euro Dick Maxwell Annaduff; 2nd 40 euro Ann Griffin Gortletteragh ;3rd 20 euro Corey McCrann Gortlettragh. The draw on the 30th April was held in O’Carolans with the jackpot at 10600 euro. Sympathies of the club were expressed to John J McKeown ,Glebe Street on the death of his sister Kathleen Kennedy who died last week. RIP
CANCER SOCIETY COLLECTION: The annual church gate collection in aid of the Irish cancer Society will take place at St Patricks Church Mohill on this Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th May. The services and support offered by the Irish cancer society to cancer patients and their families throughout the country cannot be quantified and your generous support this weekend will allow the society to continue their great work. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
TROCAIRE BOXES: Many thanks to all those who have returned their trocaire boxes. If you have not returned your box please do so as soon as possible.
DARTS: It is the time of year once more when dart enthusiasts hold their annual competitions. Foxes of Tooman is the venue on Thursday May 3rd when the competition for open singles commences at 8pm sharp. Entries from 7pm 1st prize Foxes perpetual Cup and cash; 2nd trophy and cash; 3rd two semi finalists,trophies and cash. On Sunday 6th May the John Lowe open singles will be played in Js Hotel Main St at 4pm. Entries taken from 3pm 1st prize John Lowe Perpetual Cup and cash; 2nd trophy and cash; 3rd two semi finalists trophies & cash.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Mohill Fire Brigade raised 2,180 euro in their bucket collection last Friday on behalf of special olympics Ireland. We salute all those collectors who give of their time to collect for this worthy cause. A big thank you to all who contributed to this special collection.
MONSTER BINGO: a monster Bingo takes place in the Canon Donohoe Hall Mohill on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. Doors open at 8.30pm with first call at 9pm. Organised by local charity Mohill Resource Ltd everyone will be welcome and all funds raised will be donated to maintain the hall.
YOUTH CONFERENCE: This year the youth conference organised by the Legion of Mary takes place at St Patricks College Thurles Co Tipperary on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. The theme is “profess the faith with confidence and hope”.
MICHAEL O’CONNOR: There was widespread regret and deep sorrow on hearing of the death of Michael O’Connor O’Carlan Court Mohill who died in the wonderful care of his mother at home on 17th April 2012. Sadly his father Oliver died some years ago RIP. Mike as he was affectionately known died peacfully after a long illness borne courageously and with dignity. He was ever optimistic and loved having his friends around him. He was a talented footballer who played for Mohill GAA Club where he will be sadly missed but remembered as a very caring loyal friend. His removal took place to St Patrick’s Church where a guard of honour from the GAA formed to pay their respects and show their solidarity with his family. His requiem mass followed at which Fr Pat Murphy paid glowing tributes to Mike and the lovely music added to the solemnity of this very sad occasion. His burial took place in the adjoining cemetery when again more tributes were paid. To his dear mother Ann brothers sisters nephews nieces aunts uncles and their extended families we offer our deepest sympathy. May his gentle soul rest in peace.