The senior lady footballers put in a great performance on Sunday last to win the Intermediate championship in fine style against a gallant St. Finbarâ€™s. An early lead in the second half was never relinquished by the locals who scored two excellent goals and had the match won long before the final whistle. This was a timely win for the ladies who were narrowly defeated in the final last year by Belturbet. Well done to these gutsy ladies and their mentors for their commitment as they now move up to senior next year. Congrats also to neighbours, Lacken who won the senior championship and also to Cornafean on winning the junior.
There was no continued run of good luck at the U-14 replay on Sunday evening in Virginia as these two evenly matched teams fought it out on a glorious evening. Whilst the game lived up to expectations scores were hard to come by, especially in the first half and for most of the second half it was anybodyâ€™s game. Some vital breaks however in the final minutes, went to Knockbride who took their chances and won with two points to spare, much to the heartbreak of the locals and their supporters. Commisserations to the lads and well done to Knockbride. The new 2pt free rule confused many in the large crowd who were disappointed with no scoreboard for such an important game.
A large crowd of family, friends and public representatives were present in Crover House hotel on Friday night last for retirement presentation for Danny Brady, Drumcorr. Danny who was a Fianna Fail representative served on Cavan County Council for 47 years and did not seek nomination for a further term. Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin on behalf of the local cummann made a presentation to Danny and also welcomed his son, Philip who was returned as a Co. Councillor at the recent elections. We wish Danny a very happy retirement and to Philip, the best of luck in the years ahead.
After one of the longest runs in the parish, the weekly lotto jackpot of â‚¬19,600 was won last Tuesday in Sheridanâ€™s, Kilcogy. Congratulations to Grainne Lovett/Oâ€™Reilly, Mullahoran who picked the winning numbers 9, 10, 19, 32.
End of the Road
Roscommon came to Breffni and conquered on Saturday and put an end to a season that had hardly started for the boys in blue. Whatever the reason for the dismal performance, which was in truth a replica of the Armagh game from which no lessons were learned, the curtain has come down for another year. Its best to forget our woes and move on as we look forward to the Club championship for stimulation.
Erne Eagles are hosting a Rounders skills workshop for 8-14 year olds on Friday, the 18th of July from 1- 4.30 in the Park in Mullahoran, no previous experience necessary! The workshop is being led by Peadar O Tuathain, a renowned Rounders coach as well as senior players from the club. Cost is â‚¬2 per child. Please contact the email or number below if your child is interested in attending. As always, parents are welcome to drop by and check it out! Email: email@example.com, 087/7502096.
In connection with proposed book for Mullahoran Church centenary, parishioners are requested to check with relations home and abroad for items including photographs relating to old church in graveyard and building of present church. Contact Parochial house 043.6683141.
Ceoil & Craic
Following the great success of the recent introductory night to some of Felix Haltonâ€™s poetry, a follow-up will be held this coming Saturday, July 19th in Whiteâ€™s, Gowna with some good music and song and recitation. A great nights entertainment, admission â‚¬5, which will go towards production of his poems, all welcome.
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