To mark the end of Catholic Schools Week the choir and pupils of Cnoc Mhuire, Secondary School, Granard presented the 11am Mass on Sunday morning last on RTE 1. Fr. Simon Cadam, P.P. Granard celebrated the Mass which also marked 65 years of the secondary school in Granard which was founded by the Sisters of Mary who had been in the town since 1882. The mixed school caters for pupils from a wide area including counties Westmeath and Cavan and is highly renowned academically as well as in sports and extra-curricular activities. Last year the senior boys team won the All-Ireland Vocational Schools SFC and this year so far the U14 Boys won the North Leinster Championship with another good win last weekend. We congratulate all concerned with their good work and achievements to date.
St. Brigid’s crosses and candles were blessed during weekend Masses in the parish. On Monday the feast of St/ Blaise, throats were blessed during the 9.30 Mass in Mullahoran.
After some very exciting matches in the Cavan & District league, the stage is now set for the grand finale. The holders Micsin’s, Kilcogy will take on neighbours, The Hideaway on Sunday night, 16th February in The Millenium, Ballinagh at 8.30pm. This local derby should be a big attraction. Teams; Micsin’s – Jim Sheridan, John Dalton, Larry Cadden, Eamon Dalton Gerry Cadden, Sean Cadden, Derek Dalton; Hideaway – Ned McGahern Eddie McGahern, Martin McArdle, Gary Reilly, Aodie Kiernan, Aaron Reilly, Gene Reilly. The tournament has revived the old game of ring throwing and some local experts have emerged especially among the younger generation. More details can be had from chairman Martin McArdle 087.2708804.
Meeting in the Parochial hall this Thursday night, 6th February to make arrangements for Traditional Irish concert on Sunday, 2nd March.
We extend congratulations to Paudie & Margaret of Lynch’s, Killydoon on the extension of their business to include Gala Brand. This long-established grocery and hardware shop has been a landmark down through the years and continues to serve the local community well when many small country shops have long since closed. In fact the parish is well served by local shops as the creamery store across the road run by Barry & Anthony Sheridan is also another thriving and valuable asset to the local farming community as is Joe Reilly’s extensive business in Kilcogy. In all these well stocked shops a friendly welcome awaits locals and visitors alike and long may they last.
Results from last game in the Parochial hall on Wednesday 22nd January; 1st Lady – Vera Leahy, 2nd Lady – Kathleen Finnegan, 3rd Lady – Geraldine Reilly, 1st Gent – Gerry Leavy, 2nd Gent – Jimmy Smith, 3rd Gent – Seamus Keoghan, 1st Half – Val Goldrick, 2nd Half – Teresa Reilly, Mystery – Anna McLoughlin, James Reilly, Eddie Brady. Next game at the same venue this Wednesday 5th at 8.30, all welcome.
Lourdes Sick Pilgrim Fund
Church collection will be taken up after Holy Communion at all Masses next weekend.
Oral Irish Workshop
Will be held in Johnston Central Library on the 19th February for Junior Certificate students from 10 am – 1pm and for Leaving Certificate Workshop 2pm -5pm; Cost €12 per session. Places limited, to book please ring 049 4378500/1.
Results of draw in The Hideaway, Cloncovid on Tuesday, 28th January, jackpot €17,400. Numbers drawn were 11, 14, 16, 27, there were no winner. €100 winner; Saran Curwin, c/o Whites; €25 winners; Ciaran & Sylvia Galligan, Callanagh; Kevin McGivney, Granard; Enda Frank Smith, Bruskey; Sheila O’Donnell, c/o Pauline O’Reilly, Kilcogy.
GFC General Meeting
In the John Wilson Complex this Friday night, February 7th at 9 pm. All members are requested to attend.
Mass in St. Joseph’s Church at Loughduff 9.30 and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7 pm. The sick & elderly will be visited on Thursday in the Mullahoran area and on Friday in the Loughduff area. Adoration before Mass from 6 – 6.45pm in Mullahoran.
The organizers wish to thank all who subscribed to recent Church gate collection which amounted to €470.