World Handball Champion: Congratulations to handball’s all-time greatest Paul Brady on his fantastic win in the men’s open World Championship Final in the Citywest arena on Tuesday week last. As this is Paul’s fourth successive World Title his achievement has broken his own 3-in-a-row record and is one that is unlikely to be ever beaten – a record without precedent in the annals of sport. In front of an estimated crowd of 4,000, including a massive Mullahoran contingent, Paul took on Luis Moreno of Arizona in what is being hailed as one of the best ever finals of the championship. Moreno got off to a lightning start and he managed to get into the lead by 13-2 in the first game. Paul showed true grit, determination and class and he managed to turn the tables to win the game 21-19. In the second game Paul held his composure and outclassed Moreno to end the game 21-10 winner and to seal the title. The roof was nearly lifted off the arena with the cheers of jubilation that greeted the result as the large attendance showed their appreciation for the record breaking champion. The Mullahoran supporters in the audience were all the more appreciative of Paul’s efforts and achievement, given that he had, less than two weeks previously, been instrumental in the Club’s County Championship success with his Man of the Match performance.
Mission Sunday: Was on Sunday last with the theme Growing in Communion. The celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning for the year 2012 – the 50th anniversary of the second Vatican Council and the opening of the Year of Faith when it is hoped to bring the Gospel to the very ends of the earth. Prayers were offered at parish Masses for all who work in difficult circumstances on the missions and for those who have not yet heard the Good News.
Sale of Work: In keeping with Mission Sunday the local Apostolic Society held their 44th annual Sale of Work in the parochial hall on Sunday evening last in aid of the foreign missions. As usual the event was a big attraction and was a great success. The members wish to thank all who supported.
15m Challenge: The Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice takes place Saturday 27th October. Main sponsor is MacManus Pharmacy. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Balllinagh to Cavan. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice, any of the MacManus pharmacies, Ciaran Weir, Padraig Cosgrove, Willie Hughes, or Crossdoney Foodstore.
Spooky Saturday: Market Lus na Gréine Sat 27th Oct. 11am-1pm. Colouring competition, face painting,pumpkin carving demonstration. Colouring sheets available from Postoffic, Library and Lus na Gréine. Entries to be received at Lus na Gréine before 11.30am on morning of competition. Don’t forget Granard Country market hours Fri 8.30-11am Market House. 11am-1pm Lus na Gréine, Barrack St.
GFC Lotto: Draw took place on Tuesday 16th in The Hideaway, Cloncovid Numbers drawn: 1, 19, 31, 32. No Winner of €10,900 jackpot. €100 Thomas & Marie Crudden, Loughdavin; €25 Joy Callan, Kilnaleck; €25 Paddy McGuinness; €25 Sandra & Peter Reilly, Kilcogy; €25 Tom O’Reilly, Cloncovid. Unfortunately it was a bad day out for our Senior team in the Ulster Club championship on Sunday last against Tyrone champions Errigal Ciaran. Well done to neighbours Lacken who had 1pt to spare over Swatragh.
Mullahoran/Mullinalaghta Gun Club: Sanctuaries In Mullinalaghta - Townland of Mullinroe from Galligan’s bridge to Mullinroe cross to Brady’s Lane, opposite Sean Reilly’s house to be treated as sanctuary. Part townlands of Kilmore and Toome from John Matthews’s house to Kilmore Cross to Brian Mc Givney’s gate on bog road to be treated as sanctuary. Strictly no shooting. Sanctuaries in Mullahoran - From Terry Brennan’s lane towards Granard. All lands on left hand side of road to church cross to mullahoran school all lands on left hand side to Callanagh cross and all lands on left hand side of Mick Smith’s lane to be treated as sanctuary. Strictly no shooting. Competition for longest cock pheasant will take place in the Hideaway at 10 o’clock on Nov 1st. Paid up Members only. All birds to be handed in at 6pm. No exceptions. The annual draw due to take place on Nov 1st is now deferred to Dec 1st.
Killydoon Area Development: In an effort to clean up the area we are informed that cameras have now been installed at the Amenity Centre at Parochial Hall and all offences will be recorded and risk prosecution.
Golden Wedding: Congratulations to Seamus Gibney, a native of Kilcogy and his wife Kathleen who now live in Coventry, England and who celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary recently. We wish them many more years of good health and happiness to come.
Give Blood: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in St. Brigid’s Community centre, Loch Gowna this Wednesday 31st Oct.and Thursday 1st Nov. from 5.00 – 8.30 pm daily. As 3,000 donations are needed in Ireland every week we are asked to help ensure essential blood supplies in our hospitals are always available by giving blood regularly. All existing and new donors most welcome.