John O’Reilly: There was widespread regret at the passing of John O’Reilly, Dundevan, Kilcogy on Wednesday June 8th. Deceased who was aged 82 had been ill for a few months and passed away peacefully at Monaghan hospital in the presence of his family. John was highly respected in all walks of life and especially in football circles where he was a talented footballer winning a junior Ulster medal with Cavan in the early 40’s. He spent most of his working life in England where he ran a Plant Machine company and when he retired he returned home to Dundevan to live with his sister Anna. He was predeceased by his brother Ned some years ago. Deceased was a quietly-spoken man with a good sense of humour and could tell many a story of days in England with relish. He was very good with his hands and had a strong work ethic and liked to see a job well done. He was an avid Mullahoran supporter and liked nothing better than a pint and a smoke of his pipe with his friends Eamon and Tossie for the after-match analysis. John was a dedicated Fine Gael activist and members of the local branch along with the GFC formed a Guard of Honour at the removal of remains to St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff on Thursday evening. The funeral Mass on Friday was con-celebrated, the chief celebrant was his cousin Fr Baxter, assisted by Fr. Carroll and Canon Owen Devaney P.P. and burial took place to local cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to his sister Anna, cousins neighbours and many friends by whom he will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.
First Communion: Congratulations to the following children who received First Holy Communion recently in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff. Laura Hartin, Roisin Brennan, Clodagh Wilson, Molly O’Reilly, Abagh Harten, Caolan O’Reilly, Dillon Fitzsimons, Ciaran McLoughlin, Rachael Reilly, Amy Sheridan, Aine Fitzpatrick, Tom Harten, Eve Brady, Mary Rose Brennan, Sean Reilly, Cormac McKeogh, Ellen Deneher, Zoe Cassidy, Declan O’Reilly. The children were prepared for the Sacrament by Mrs Mairead McKeogh and the celebrant was Canon Owen Devaney. P.P.
GFC Lotto Results: Draw was held in the Hideaway, Cloncovid on Tuesday 7th June, jackpot €4,300. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to - €100 Gerry Brady, Loughdavin; €25 Maureen Fegan, Killykeen; €25 Adam Briody, Kilnaleck; €25 Andrew Johnston, Cavan; €25 James McInerney, Finea
General Meeting: GFC general meeting in the Clubrooms this evening Wednesday 15th at 9.30 pm. Volunteers required for Big Clean-Up which will take place on Saturday next to prepare for Official Opening on Sunday 3rd July, please come along and support your local Club and enjoy some time out!