No jackpot winner on Monday, January 12. Numbers drawn 10, 12, 26, 29. Consolation winners Dominic Tierney (Latin School Players), Elaine Sheridan, (Aughaga); David Taaffee. Sellers prize: Kevin Hourican. The jackpot is now 4,700 euro.
Fuel draw result - 1st prize Berni McGauran; 2nd prize Noeleen Grimes; 3rd prize Peter Cassidy; 4th prize Breege Reilly. Sellers prize: Elaine Sheridan, (Legga).
Congratulations to Dromard U-12 & U-14 draughts teams who both won community games county titles last weekend. Well earned boys and girls.
The winners on Thursday, 15th January - 130 euro Anna Tierney; 100 euro Margaret Galligan; 65 euro Josephine Gray; 40 euro Kathleen Gumley, Deirdre Smith, Mary Curran, Anna Tierney, Marian Maguire, Margaret Martin, Kathleen McHugh, Ann Heslin, Nellie McGoldrick, Anna Rose Reilly, Margaret Smith, Kathleen McGarry, Evelyn Kiernan, Mary Jo Gray, PJ McGarry, Mary Jo Curran, Pauline Lallaway, Anna Bohan, Brian McGlade, Alice Donnelly, Lily Kaneswarin,Rose Marie Mulligan, Helena Martyn.
Aaron Hagan Memorial Hunt
Saturday, January 31st at 12 noon, Dromard clubrooms charity hunt, charity walk (7.5kms), beat the horse novelty. Everyone invited, whether walking on horseback or just supporting the event. Refreshments before and after. Charity auction when everyone’s been fed!
The parish and community of Mullahoran was plunged into grief and sadness following the tragic death in a road accident in New Zealand on Friday, 2nd January last of 22 year old Martin Caddan from Middletown, Lougduff, Co Cavan, only son of Michael and Ann. Sadly missed by his grandmother Rose, aunts and many relations and friends, also his two sisters. Deceased had been working in New Zealand on farms since 2013 having returned last year for a short period. He has a host of friends in the country, many from home as well who have been left devastated at their huge loss. It was a post Christmas bad news story for the entire Mullahoran region and further stretching from Granard, Colmcille, Dromard, Arva and Carrigallen where the family are well known as they support all events over the years. Deceased remains were removed from Dublin airport on Sunday January 11 to be waked at his home in Middletown until being removed to nearby St Joseph’s Church, Loughduff. The remains were carried the ¼ mile from home to the church by his comrades and neighbours and were received by parish priest Fr Owen Devaney, Fr Fay, also many more clergy. He was buried following con-celebrated mass on Tuesday 13. Burial took place in the local cemetery. It was the biggest turnout ever for a funeral and removal in the area.
Bingo is back in Arva
Arva bingo returns on Sunday night the 1st February with a host of big prizes well over 3,500 plus many other prizes including one thousand lump sum. Carrigallen and Arva jointly share the entertainment nowadays with six months each way game beginning at 8.30pm.
Days are stretching
It does not look like there will be much snowfall this winter as the days are getting longer now. The week or two after Christmas would be prime time for snowfalls but it looks like its going to be a wet and windy year like last 2014. Also the daffodils are making their appearance already, sure signs of Spring no doubt.
Congratulations to Dromard U12 andU14 draughts teams who succeeded in winning the County Final. The competition took place last Saturday in Killoe N.S. where teams came from all over Longford ,from U8 right up to U16s. Dromard had two U10 teams, two U12 teams and one U14 team. Although all our teams were equally strong, only two teams came home with a trophy and gold medals. U12s: Callum MacEntire, Ian McLoughlin, Aisling Farrell,
Ben Murtagh and Evan McKeon. U14s: Joshua Gray, Jason Grimes, Fionn Hourican, Stephen Donohoe, Christopher Grimes and Kathy Farrell. Both teams proceed to the Leinster heats later in the year. Many thanks to all who took part in the games,at training and competition level and of course to all the parents who supported the event,giving their time and patience. Thanks also for the use of the GAA Clubhouse facilities in the past few weeks.
Leinster here we come!
Our Senior Citizens Party will be held on Sunday, 1st of February
in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva with a sumptuous dinner and music with
Kevin Logue to follow. We look forward to a great evening of singing, dancing
and a bit of bingo thrown in. All are welcome, (don’t forget your party pieces!)