Community Games: This year’s community games will take place in ‘The Laurels’ on Monday May 6. Proceedings will get underway at 4.00 p.m. It is imperative that all children are entered into the proper age group. If participants are taking part in the U8 competition they must be under 8 on 31st July this year. This rule applies to the various age categories. Changes to the rules this year mean that two from each competition will qualify for county finals. All are encouraged to make this a great family day out. Why not organize a picnic. Let’s hope that the sun will shine for the bank holiday weekend. Well done to our U10 footballers on a great performance last Wednesday night in the wind and rain. A total of seventeen kids togged out and showed great skill. Our next game is at home on this Wednesday night. All will receive a text. Good luck to the U11 basketball mixed team who take part in the semi-final this week. Results will be published next week. Keep an eye on facebook for updates. Admission to community games is just e5 for adults with children free.
Confirmation: On Wednesday last at the Church of the Holy Family Loch Gowna, Dr Colm O’Reilly administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to children from Cortober, Gowna and Cloonagh national schools. Nine children from Cloonagh N.S received the sacrament. They were Mary Rogers, Caoimhe Lynch, Natalie Curry, Jasmin Buckley, Amy Brady, Caroline McGivney, Mark McNerney, Eoghan Byrne and Tommie Mooney. We compliment their teacher Frances McDonald, Fr Fitzpatrick and their parents for having the youngsters so well prepared for the occasion. We wish them well for the future.
Cnoc Mhuire Class Of 1986: The re-union takes place on Saturday 4th May commencing with a tour of Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School at 7.00p.m. This will be followed by light refreshments and entertainment in Paul Fay’s Place. For further information contact Andrew Gettings 086 8047542, Monica Gorman, 087 7701370, Michael Lynch 087 9980481 Margaret Reilly 0871334037
Lotto Draw: St. Columba’s G.F.C held their weekly lotto draw in The Hideaway on Thursday 25th April.The numbers drawn were 5, 17, 18, 28 with the jackpot of e2400 remaining intact. Consolation prizes of e20 each were won by the following. Chloe Hanlon, Toome. Karl Dermody, Newtowncashel. Liz Hanley, Newtowncashel. Jimmy Keogh, Derrycasson and Sean Reilly, Mullinroe. On duty for sales this weekend are Hideaway: Ruairi McElligott. Keogh’s / Angler’s Rest: James Rogers. If unable to sell please appoint a substitute and leave tickets in Cloonagh P.O before 5.30pm on Monday.
Ladies Footballers: As part of their fundraising activities the local ladies football club are holding a weekly draw based on the bonus ball in the main draw of the national lottery. Sheets are on sale in local shops or are available from any club member. Match the bonus ball in Saturday’s night draw you will earn yourself e20. Lines are just e2. Six monthly tickets are available for e50 by contacting Marie Matthews. Your support would be very much appreciated each week. The winning number on Saturday 27th April was 35. There was no winner.
A Date For Your Diary: A variety show will take place in the local Community Centre on Sunday 5th May. All organisations in the parish are diligently preparing their acts for the night. Proceeds will be donated to Mullinalaghta Ladies G.F.C and St. Columba’s G.F.C. A raffle will also take place on the night with valuable prizes on offer. As an entertaining show is guaranteed we appeal to keep this date free and give this worthy cause your full support. The show will kick off at 6.45p.m.
Lourdes: The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May. Total cost for five nights is e699. For further information telephone 01 2410812. Some places are available by contacting Rt. Rev. Mons. Bernard Noonan P.P at 0906481180 or Rev. Michael Scanlon on 0906457122.
Reminder: The 3rd Annual Cycle and Climb to Croagh Patrick for the Parish of Granard Lourdes Invalid Fund, will take place on Saturday 1st June. 2012 was a very successful and enjoyable day as over forty cyclists completed the event. Many more also participated in the climb. We hope this year will be equally successful as there is plenty of time for any aspiring cyclists to get into shape. A special event to launch this year’s cycle will take place on Saturday 4th May starting at 9.00a.m with a Static Cycle ‘’1500km from Granard to Lourdes’’ followed by a Fancy Dress Party in John V Donohoes on the same night. A great weekends entertainment is guaranteed. Your help and support would be greatly appreciated for both events. Any enquiries contact Jimmy Brady on 087 8875227.
Open Air Festival: The Colmcille Mentally Handicapped Association will hold it’s annual open air festival at Dring Car Park on Sunday 2nd June. Situated on the shores of Lough Gowna this event is always a fun day for all the family. Events will include Baby show, Face painting, Jumble sale and much more. As usual there will be music to suit all tastes. We appeal to all to keep this date free. Your support will help out a very worthy cause – St.Christophers School. More details later.