Dromard/Moyne

AARON HAGAN MEMORIAL HUNT: The 4th Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt & Auction took place on Saturday 26th January last. The Hunt departed from the Clubhouse (opposite Legga Church) and travelled via a circuitous route, by road, hill and dell, involving jumping hurdles in Clonelly Bog.
 It was noticeable the increasing speed and skills of the riders as they returned to the GAA Grounds. Following their return at approximately 3:30pm, a very successful Auction & Raffle of sponsored items took place with proceeds raised on the day going to Meals on Wheels & Tubberpatrick Cemetery Committee (to restore/replace the Stations of the Cross). Hundreds of people enjoyed this prestigious event with hot meals and refreshments provided by Dial-A-Chef. The place was buzzing with intensity as Mihall did a great job as auctioneer. More details to follow.

AARON HAGAN MEMORIAL HUNT: The 4th Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt & Auction took place on Saturday 26th January last. The Hunt departed from the Clubhouse (opposite Legga Church) and travelled via a circuitous route, by road, hill and dell, involving jumping hurdles in Clonelly Bog.
 It was noticeable the increasing speed and skills of the riders as they returned to the GAA Grounds. Following their return at approximately 3:30pm, a very successful Auction & Raffle of sponsored items took place with proceeds raised on the day going to Meals on Wheels & Tubberpatrick Cemetery Committee (to restore/replace the Stations of the Cross). Hundreds of people enjoyed this prestigious event with hot meals and refreshments provided by Dial-A-Chef. The place was buzzing with intensity as Mihall did a great job as auctioneer. More details to follow.

THE LATE PETER KIERNAN: Legga, Moyne, passed to his eternal reward peacefully on Saturday Jan 19 th at Cavan General Hospital. He was blessed with a great outgoing personality and he enjoyed visiting and being visited by his good neighbours. As a farmer he was endowed with a great Franciscan like spirit in the great love he had for his animals always ensuring that they were well fed and comfortable. This compassion was also extended to farm pets and he was renowned for his generosity in the care and feeding of cats, at no little expense to himself. He enjoyed the tranquillity of country life, in his most comfortable dwelling, tending to his garden, vegetable patch and in the patient toil of turf rearing. He was a regular feature of the area travelling around on his Honda 50 motor bike with a big wave for everyone. Removal took place on Sunday evening and Mass of the Resurrection was said by Fr. Eamon Corkery, in St Mary’s Church, Legga, on Monday Jan. 21st last, with burial afterwards in Moyne Cemetery. There were large attendances at all services. He is sadly missed by his sisters Kathleen Ellis and Mary Murphy, nephews Joe, Colm, and J.P. Murphy and Brian, Gerry and Michael Ellis, nieces; Maura Murphy and Marian Ellis, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

THE SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY: Organised by The Community Games Committee, took place in The Breffni Arms on Sunday last. Over eighty delighted local residents enjoyed a sumptuous meal and the wonderful music and entertainment provided by Michael Beasley, Enaghan. The happy guests also answered their noble call with a session of music and poetry rendered by Kay Stakelem, Fostra, Johnny Creegan, Crott, Ester Mulligan, Rossduff, Bridie Duffy, Legga, Michael Gormley, Corrinagh, Farrell Duffy, Fyhora and Kathleen Brady of Dromard. So if any of those named claim that they can’t sing, now you all know that they can. John Duffy compered. Mary Ellen Gray provided a mini bingo session half way through proceedings.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Noeleen Brady and Ciaran Waters, Sli Corglass, on the birth of a lovely baby boy Rian William on January 25th last.

THE LATE TOM GINTY: Shanmullagh, died recently in St. Josephs, Longford, aged 81 years, where he had resided for about ten years following a stroke that greatly impaired his speech. His good neighbours kept in good contact with him over these years and kept him abreast of matters of which he always had a great interest. In his younger years he farmed his homestead with great pride until about fifteen years ago and was always a great neighbour who liked to help people. He loved ceilidhing with his neighbour until all hours of the night and was so engrossed in conversation that he often needed a tactful prompt to remind him of the approaching dawn. He was a great follower of the Fr. Manning Gaels GAA Club over the years and enjoyed lively debates on football with his Dromard neighbours. He could give good reposts to his fellow debaters as he was a man of natural intelligence with a great memory for names and details. Progressive in his time he on occasions supplemented his income by periods of work with Pat the Baker or sometime working in the local marts. He was a great character and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was interred in the family plot in Tubberpatrick following Mass of the Ressurection attended by family and loyal friends-the way he would like it. Deeply regretted by his cousin, Michael Lynch and by Mary Ann Kirwin. May he rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Patricia and Sean Crowe of Aughamore Lower, on the recent birth of a lovely baby girl, Emily Rose, at Cavan General Hospital.

DOMA BEO REACH LEINSTER FINAL: Local traditional music band Doma Beo are representing Moyne Community School and North Longford, in the Leinster Schools Talent Search Final. The Final takes place at the Mullingar Park Hotel on Saturday 2nd February next at 7.30 pm -an event not to be missed. The local community can play a huge role by coming along, supporting and voting for the band on the night. All proceeds from the event go towards Childline, a very worthy cause. A special bus will be leaving Legga Church at 6pm approx. on the night. Please ring 086/0636621 to book your seat. If they win the Leinster Final, it would be a massive step forward and put our local Ceilidh music tradition on the national stage

ARVA AGRICULTURAL SHOW 
SOCIETY: Are running a Table Quiz in The Breffni Arms Hotel, on Friday night 1st February next at 8.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.

DROMARD COMMUNITY GAMES: The Talent Competition takes place on March 18 th next in Newtowncashel. Events include: Drama, Recitation, Group and Solo Music, Dancing, Singing and Choir. If your child is not already registered for those events and are interested in taking part you should contact coordinator Natalie McEntire Ph. 087/7987175. All children registered by this point will be contacted and advised of rehearsal times.

MOYNE BINGO RESULTS: €130 Katie Martin, €100 Pauline Donohoe, €65 Marian Maguire, €40 Bernie Smith, other winners; Anna McAvenia, Amanda O’Hanlon, Rosie Smith, Tony Galligan, Rosaleen Hamilton, Mgt. Martin, Mgt, Galligan, Mary Ellen Gray, Betty Green, Bridie Duffy, Evelyn Kiernan, P. J. McHugh, Mary Reynolds, Olive Gumley, Mary Alice Byrne, Sharon Lee, Mary Reilly, Eileen Mollaghan, Lucy McManus, Rose Smith, Mgt, Donnelly, Mary Curran, John Joe Donohoe and Lily O Neill.

GRANARD CLASS OF ’86 REUNION: Calling the class of 1986 Cnoc Mhuire Granard. Re-union is organised for 4 May 2013 in Bloomfield House Hotel Mullingar at 7.00pm. For further details contact any of the following: Pauline Stakem 083 3072807; Marie Cullen: 087 6373630; Monica Gorman 087 7701370 or Margaret Reilly 087 1334037.

THE GATHERING 2013-SCHOOLS REUNION: The next meeting will take place, in the Latin School Community Centre, at 9 pm, on Monday 28th next. Once again we appeal to people to submit articles, photos, memories of their days in school for inclusion in the reunion book. Submit to committee members or Email: dromardschoolsreunion@gmail.com

“PENNY” AND ME: My dog Penny (as in a bad penny keeps coming back) or “Prince” as he is also known, reflecting a certain nobility, was a popular arrival in the local area. Everyone loved Penny, he was large and friendly as he pranced around with his white tipped tail waving proudly in the air and was even on facebook. He was described as a great guard dog, he never interfered with sheep and to tell you the truth I was kinda proud of him. The only peculiar thing about him was that he howled during the Angelus and hated the theme music for “Fair City”. However time moved on and he started chasing cars and tractors and his barks disturbed the peace of the passer by. He started going romancing about the place, phone calls started coming, requesting his removal from here or there. He always rejected pleasant requests from his master to return and generally had to be removed by stronger persuasion. So gradually he began to lose his popularity and any liking for his master began to sink correspondingly. So I am quick to dismiss the saying “like master -like dog”. I do hope that he does redeem himself, somehow, so that I too can hold my tail, sorry my head up again!!

DROMARD GAA AGM: Which was postponed due to bereavement is due to take place next end on Saturday February 2 at 8.30 pm, ending by 10pm. All are welcome to attend