Loch Gowna

CARD GAME: 25 card game in St Brigids Community Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm.

CARD GAME: 25 card game in St Brigids Community Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS : We extend congratulations to handball champion Paul Brady Mullahoran on winning his ninth All Ireland 40 X 20 senior singles title recently. Well done Paul on your brilliant achievement.

GOSPEL CHOIR: Abbeylara parish centre committee present the Virginia Gospel Choir (Stars of RTE All Ireland talent Show) plus Mulligan Sister on Saturday night 14th April in St Bernards Church Abbeylara. Concert starts 8.30pm sharp. all proceeds towards centre. Tickets 10 euro including refreshments. Raffle on the night.

FISHING COMPETITiON: Loch Gowna and Upper Erne Anglers will host a junior open boat pike fishing competition on Saturday 21st April on Derries Lake . Fishing from 12-4pm . Life jackets will be provided. Valuable fishing tackle prizes,Barbecue on lakeshore following competition. If you need a boat please book in advance with Tony on 087 7536848 or Ciaran on 086 8579156.

EDWARD SHIELS MEMORIAL: Open boat pike fishing competition on Sunday 22nd April. More details at a later date.

RURAL TRANSPORT LONGFORD: Please note that all rural transport Friday services through out the county will run this Thursday 5th April with the same collection and departure times. All age groups are welcome to travel.

ANNUAL BOG ROAD WALK: Annual bog road walk in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Easter Monday 9th April at 3.30 from the village. Sponsorship cards are available or come walk and give a donation. All children on bikes must wear helmets and be supervised. Those who have been taking part in operation transformation the weigh in will take place at 3pm before the walk. Refreshments entertainment and craic will take place immediately afterwards in the Pikers Lodge. For further information contact 0868197311.

CIRCUIT TRAINING: Anyone interested in outside circuit training for six weeks at 2500 euro for the term please contact Collette O’Reilly at 086 8197311.

CHURCH ARRANGEMENTS EASTER: Holy Family Church Loch Gowna Holy Thursday mass 7pm followed by an hour exposition of Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday 7pm liturgy of the Lords passion. Holy Saturday 8pm vigil mass. Easter Sunday Mass 11.15am.Please return Trocaire envelopes to Church of Ireland Loch Gowna. No Sunday service. Sunrise service in Columbkille at 6.38am. Service in Arva Church at 9am. Mullinalaghta Holy Thursday Exposition of the Blessed sacrament 9-10pm.Good Friday Liturgy of the Lords passion 3pm. Easter Sunday Mass 9.30am. Fr PJ Fitzpatrick and Revd Hazel Hicks wish all parishioners a happy Easter.

MEETING: Loch Gowna active age ladies committee AGM Meeting on Thursday 12th April in St Brigids Community centre at 9pm.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Tom Gormley Loch Gowna village on the recent death of his sister Mrs Ann Brady Virginia . Also sympathy to Ann’s brother Ned Cormore Arva,sister Mrs Margaret O’Reily,Arva, son Brendan daughter Annette nephews nieces daughter in law granchildren relatives and friends .Removal of her remains took place to St Matthews church Crosskeys on Thursday evening 22nd April and following requiem mass on Friday she was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

LOTTO: Gowna GAA Development Fund Co Lotto Draw result. Date 26/03/2012. 2,5,9,19. Jackpot winner none; 5 X 20 euro winners Lily Brady Cornadrung; Joe Brady Corfree; Cormac & Ciaran Boylan Corfree; Ray Hourican Drumhilla Arva; Lisa Tobin Lakestown Kells. Next weeks jackpot 6850 euro. Next week’s draw in Pikers Lodge.