We regret to announce the death of Brendan O’Reilly which occurred in Florida, U.S.A. recently. Brendan was formerly from Drumhowra and was aged 69. He emigrated at an early age but never forgot his native Loughduff and visited regularly. He was pre-deceased by his sister Mary Joe Donnellan a few years ago. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife and daughter, brothers Oliver in Drumhowra and Paddy U.S., sisters Winnie and Annie, U.S. and members of his extended family circle at home and abroad. Funeral took place in Florida. May he rest in peace.


The long-awaited senior championship got off to a poor start for the locals and it was a disappointed band of supporters who left Breffni Park on Sunday evening following a defeat by Ramor. Mullahoran trailed all the way in the game missing some great scoring chances and never looked like getting the all-important goal needed to rev up the match. Next up is Redhills when it will have to be all systems go to stay in the game!

Young Farmer of the Year

The Cavan FBD Young Farmer of the Year county finalist has been announced as Annieka Cadden from Oldcastle, Co. Meath and we wish her the best of luck in the competition. She will go on to represent her Macra county at the semi-final of the 15th annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year Competition, run by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA. County finalists will compete against 23 of the country’s other top young farmers in the national semi-finals, which take place in a number of locations on the 27th and 29th August. Six finalists will then be chosen to go through to the national final on the 3rd September in the Dunraven Arms hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick. 

GFC Lotto

Draw took place in Micsin’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday night 13th last, numbers drawn 5,9,14,15 jackpot €15,000. No Jackpot winner; €100: Helen & kathleen, c/o Fay’s, Granard; €25: Miss Mary K Sheridan, Granardkill; Kevin Murtagh, Bruskey; Frank Smith, Drumhowna; Thos O’Reilly, Aughakilmore, Ballyheelan.

Good luck

To post-Leaving Certificate students contemplating their future at present. For all who might not have got the perfect result there are many options which may not all be apparent just now.

Moyne Community School

Re-opening as follows; Tuesday 22nd August – 1st year students only, full day. Wednesday 28th August; 1st, 3rd, 5th and LCA students. Thursday 29th August, all students.

Benefit Dance

Medical expenses Fund for Danika McManus who is currently in hospital in Australia for almost 2 months suffering from the condition Guillain Barre Syndrome and will require treatment for approximately 1 year,

in Newtowngore Hall on Friday 6th September 2013 , doors open at 9pm with music by Paul Corrigan & Michael Donohoe, subscriptions voluntary, donations can be made directly through Ballinamore & Carrigallen Credit Union, Account Name: Danika McManus Medical Expenses Fund, Account Number: 9332-7


Kind Hip Hop Workshop in Realtog Centre, Kilnaleck on Thursday 22nd August 8 yrs and under 10am – 11am, 9 yrs and over – 11 – 12noon., free to those on Social Welfare or holding medical cards, more info 049.4336070.