Following a weekend of torrential rain which resulted in widespread flooding in many areas the Bank holiday Monday was bright and sunny. Traditionally, August is family holiday time before the schools open at the end of the month and hopefully conditions will improve out summer is not over yet.
There were two local weddings in the parish at the weekend. We extend congratulations to Noel Dalton and Sinead Kelly, also to Patrick Plunkett and Catherine Doyle who all took their vows. We wish both couples God’s blessing and many years of good health and happiness in the future together.
Mullahoran/Mullinalachta Gun Club
The AGM was held on Friday 26th in the Hideaway and the following officers were elected for 2014/15. Honorary Presidents: Ollie Denneny, Seamus Mc Dermott, Michael Duffy. Jimmy Joe Reilly, Chairman: Paul O’Reilly, Vice Chairman: Finbar O’Reilly, Secretary: Seamus Mooney, Ass. Secretary: Peter Hanlon, Treasurer: Thomas Mc Nerney, Ass Treasurer: James Traynor, PRO: Seamus O’Reilly, Safety Officer: Seamus Dolan, Delegates: Ben Cusworth, Finbar O’Reilly, Thomas Mc Nerney. Please note that membership is now due and can be paid to Seamus Mooney. The members of the Club express their sincere thanks to Gene and Gary O’Reilly of the Hideaway for the use of their premises and for their continued support for all Club functions.
Draw took place in Micsíns on Tuesday, July 22. Jackpot €1,100 – No Jackpot winner, €100 winner - Danny Brady, Bruskey; €25 winners - Pat Sheils, Drumgore; Helena McGivney, Muckerstaff, Granard; Declan Lynch, Pottleboy, Ballyhaise, John Joe Plunkett. Draw 29th, numbers 2, 14, 16, 19, jackpot €1,300. No Jackpot winner; €100 winner: Anthony Murphy,Tohernaross. Draw took place in Glan Bar on Tuesday night. €25 winners: Toddy Donohoe, Drumhowra; Marion Rubotham, Kilcogy; Kathleen Reilly, Lisney; Lisa Balfe & Jayden Cassidy, c/o J.V’s, Granard.
With the first round game against Lavey due to be played on Friday 15th August the Senior team is getting in shape under the direction of Fintan Cahill. There is a full turnout at training and this fixture is eagerly awaited and hopefully, the lads will give a good account of themselves on the day.
Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day
The organisers are pround to announce their 2nd Annual Fair Day on Sunday 17th of August, it promises to be even bigger and better than last year. The Day will begin with a Vintage Parade from Gaigue Cross at 1.30pm to the 98 Bar. Declan Nerney will lead the procession, and all vintage vehicles will then be on display at the 98 and in the field. There will be other events - pony & trap rides, three legged race, egg & spoon races, mouse racing, cow bingo, ducking ponds, ICA tea tent, children’s activities, music & dancing and lots lots more !!! Special attractions, this year are: Blacksmith at work, Our Dog Show and 1960’s model railway trains, with more surprises on the day. More details from Yvonne Leslie Donaghy 086 3847482.
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. The committee look forward to receiving return of questionnaires which were given out at the weekend.
In preparation for the centenary celebrations of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran, the choir would welcome new members to join now. If interested please contact a choir member.
Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 7nd September. Ceremonies commence at 2.30pm with the anointing of the sick, followed by Mass at 3 pm. Tickets will be available shortly at usual outlets at €16.