Tommie Gibney

Tommie Gibney

There was much regret locally on the occasion of the death of Tommie Gibney, Cullaboy, Kilcogy. Deceased had been in failing health for a time and passed away peacefully in Sheelin Nursing Home in the presence of his family to whom he was devoted. Aged 74 he was pre-deceased by his wife Mary 10 years ago. Tommie was an electrician of note and long before ESB apprenticeships became the norm Tommie was the man to call when the lights went out! He was many a housewives’ saviour when electrical appliances went on the blink and his calm competence soon had the matter sorted. He is survived by his daughter Helen, sons Eamon & Thomas and grandchildren, sister Rose Mary, and brothers Seamus & Bennie and a large family circle to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. The funeral took place following requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Loughduff to local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

First Friday

Mass in St. Joseph’s Church at Loughduff 9.30 and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran at 7pm. The sick and elderly will be visited on Thursday in the Mullahoran area and on Friday in the Loughduff area. Please contact Parochial house if any of the sick elderly are not at home.

GFC Lotto

Results of draw in Sheridan’s, Kilcogy on Tuesday, 27th January, jackpot €4,200. Numbers 19, 22, 26, 30, there were no winner. €100 winner Gerry McNamee, Ramor; €25 winners - Geraldine Smith, Kilcogy; H. P. Donohoe, Carnagh; Declan Cunningham, Granard; Padraig Lynch, Crosserlough.

At The Races

The GFC are holding a Race night in Glan Bar this Friday night 1st May at 9.30pm. Come along for a great nights excitement.

Table Quiz

The organisers of the Juvenile quiz on Friday night last wish to thank all who helped out and supported same, also all who donated prizes and special thanks to Donie Deneher, Quizmaster Extraordinaire.

Phil Masterson

The passing of Phil Masterson, Ballinagh is deservedly mourned over a wide area. A dedicated football supporter and a true Gael, there is no doubt he was a legend. For so many years his pub at the top of the town was a stopping off point for local supporters on their way home from Breffni park, still in the heat of the game. However, after a few pints and much heated debate the whole tenure of the game could be altered and Phil always told it as it was. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife devoted Eileen, daughter and members of his extended family circle. May he rest in peace.

Joe McGowan

The death occurred of Joe McGowan, Creevy, Granard, on 25th March in St. Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford. Deceased had been hospitalised for many years and was pre-deceased by his brother Páid, just over 2 years ago. He will be sadly missed by his sister Peggy Hurley, (Cork) brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. The funeral took place following requiem Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mullahoran to local cemetery.


Anne Cahill

The death occurred peacefully at the General Hospital Mullingar of Anne Cahill, late (nee Baxter) of Clonoose, Ballyheelin, Kilnaleck. She will be sadly missed by her husband by her husband Pat, daughters Ursula, Lorna and Aine, sons Gearoid and Declan, brothers John and Mel, sisters Mary (Harten) and Rosaleen, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 15th April was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Edgeworthstown, and burial took place in Aughafin Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Is extended to Helen Brady, Middletown and members of her family on the recent death of her brother Brian Drake, (Harrow, London and late of Ballinulty, Dring, Co.Longford). He will be sadly missed by his wife Bernadette, daughters Emma and Brenna, sisters and brothers and a large family circle. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Granard on Thursday last and interment followed to Granardkille Cemetery.


11th annual walk in aid of Irish Kidney Association and Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, on Sunday next, May 3rd from Ballinagh to Hideaway - 3pm. Bus from Hideaway at 2:20. Volunteers also needed on day. For Sponsor cards contact Rose of Grainne 086.8186379 or 086.2418090, please support.

Irish Wheelchair Association

Church gate collection next weekend at both masses.

5k Fun Run /Walk/Cycle

Abbeylara Drama group are holding a 5K Walk/Fun Run/ Cycle in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund on Monday 4 May at 2.00pm.  Registration from 12.30pm in Crawford’s Lounge Abbeylara.  Entry fee €10 per person or €20 per family.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Members of the “Done and Dusted” cast will lead the walk in full costume.  Entertainment in Crawford’s afterwards.


The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play “The Communication Cord” by well known playwright Brian Friel in the Latin School Community Centre on Friday 1st May, Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May at 8.30pm. Tickets on sale in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynch’s of Arva and McSeains of Cornafean. Tickets 10 euro.