Mrs Rita Kiernan: The death occurred peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan on Monday 25th February of Rita Kiernan, Carnagh in the presence of her loving family. Aged 70 deceased had suffered a debilitating illness for many years but she never complained and accepted her cross with great courage and faith. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother Rita was formerly Donohoe from nearby Mullahoran. She was an industrious lady, the typical farmer’s wife as she and Frank reared and educated their 5 children. She was a good card player and liked the game of whist and was also a fundraiser for St. Vincent’s hospital where she regularly attended. There were large congregations attending at both the removal of remains and funeral in Our lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran which bore out the esteem in which Rita and her family are held. The funeral Mass on Wednesday was celebrated by Canon Owen Devaney P.P. assisted by Fr. Peter Beglan and burial took place to local cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to her husband Frank, daughters Catherina & Briege, sons Sean, Francis & Martin, brothers Sean & Ollie and sisters Kathy & Sr. Rosemary S.M.G., sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends by whom she will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.
Paudge McGowan: The death occurred recently of Paudge McGowan, Creevy Granard and late of Annagh, Kilcogy. Deceased was a noted accordion player and was renowned over a wide area performing at concerts and functions and was always ready to start up a session whenever the occasion arose. In later years he played with Eddie Owens & His Band where his accordion often took centre stage. As a mark of respect Eddie and band members performed at funeral in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran on Monday poignantly evoking old dance-hall memories with tunes “This world Is Not My Home” among others, and again in the local cemetery following the burial. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Campbell, Abbeylara assisted by Canon Owen Devaney. He was pre-deceased by his brother John and sister Cathy O’Brien and is survived by his sister Peggy Hurley, Cork and brother Joe, brothers-in-law Pat & Barry, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place in Micsin’s on Tuesday 26th February. No winner of Jackpot €12,600, Nos 1,6,19,20; €100 Seamus Smith, Kilcogy; €25 Anthony Baxter, Moate, Finea; €25 Hannah & Emily O’Reilly, Grousehall; €25 Shannon Smith, Clonlohan, Kilcogy; €25 Simon & Molly Reilly, Kilcogy.
Minors Win: The minor team continued their good run when they put in a strong performance to overcome Denn in Our Lady of Lourdes park on Sunday last. In the Senior & Reserve League Castlerahan are visitors on Saturday next in what should be an exciting encounter. Local supporters who travelled to Navan on Saturday evening came home happy with another good win for the county team and another good performance from Killian Brady. Club Newsletter, The latest issue of local GFC Newsletter 2013 is now available and makes good reading and keep up-to-date with all Club activities. Items for March issue to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whist: Results from game 20th February in Parochial hall, 1st Lady – Malachy Reilly, 2nd Lady – Shirley Pratt, 3rd Lady – Kathleen Rafferty 1st Gent – Dan Mel Reilly, 2nd – Gerry Leavy, 3rd – Brian McGlade, 1st Half – Anne Marie Loughran, 2nd Half – Andy Martin, Mystery – Aiden Reilly. Next game tonight Wednesday 6th March at 8.30. all welcome.
Good Luck: Local girl Hannah Reilly, Loughdavin has been hitting the high notes at the Jnr Cavan’s Got Talent competition and has now qualified for the semi-final. Well done Allanah and plenty of support is needed now to get this talented lady into the final so come along on Sunday afternoon to the Imperial, Cavan as your vote may be all important.
Lourdes: Ardagh & Clonmacnoise pilgrimage this year 27th May – 1st June, 5 nights fully inclusive, €699, places available, please contact Rev. Mons Bernard Noonan, Moate, Co. Westmeath, pilgrimage director, at 090.6481180 or Rev. Ml Scanlan P.P. Cloghan, Co. Offaly, direction special section, 090.6457122.
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