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Currin Notes

May 8th, 2012

7th May 2012

Currin GFC Notes


Lotto Results:

Week ending, Sunday May 6th 2012. Numbers, 1-4-5-27.  No Jackpot Winner.

€15 Prizewinners:  Anna Casey, Scotshouse. Teresa Reilly, Redhills. Sean Mc Cabe,           Cloniston. Luke Mc Kiernan, Clonfad. Mattie Maguire, Teer. John Smith, Corrineary. Vera Murphy, Scotshouse. L Kileevy, c/o Bernie Mc Caul. Rose Corr, c/o G Mc Phillips. Frank Burke, Lisnalee. Next Weeks Jackpot,  €6900.00. Next draw Sunday May 13th in Connollys.



We had no game last weekend because of the bank holiday and confirmation in the village. Our next games are away this Friday 11th to Scotstown at 7.30 pm. We then have to play Latton at home on Sunday 13th at 2.00 pm in Scotshouse.  The closeness of these fixtures surely does not suit a small club like ours, and favours the bigger clubs like Scotstown and Latton.


Juvenile and Youth.

Our Under 14’s continued their league campaign against Carrickmacross last week. While Patrick Poynton scored 2 goals and 2 points, the south Monaghan team just prevailed, in a high scoring game. The next official fixture is against Clones on Saturday 19th May. Training continues as usual for all underage teams.


Ladies Football

Best of luck to our Ladies county team in  the NFL Div 1 final against Cork in Parnell Park on Saturday next 12th May. We are delighted to report that Ellen has returned from injury and we hope that both Ellen and Laura can return home with a national trophy. They deserve to get one over this Cork team.


Club Meeting

At our club meeting last week it was decided to plan for the expansion of our facilities at Coolnacarte. The development committee under the stewardship of vice-chairman, Declan,  are exploring the possibility of extending the clubhouse and providing better spectator accomodation. More about this later.



Well done to Stephen Smith who last Sunday played his first senior inter county game for Monaghan against Armagh in Oram. Stephen came on in the second half and scored two points. Stephen got his call up on the back of his excellent performances at senior level this year. The Smith family have a proud association with football in Currin and Monaghan. Declan, Shane and Dylan are prominent in present day Currin while Stephen’s father Sean and uncle Patsy starred in the 1960’s. The first Ulster Championship medal to come to Monaghan and Currin was won by Packie Smith in1914. This medal is still in the proud ownership of the Smith family. I wonder if another could make its way to Cavany and Currin in 2012.


Talksport for Shauna

The fundraiser ‘Talksport for Shauna’ took place last Sunday evening in Monaghan. Well done to all concerned on a great night. Dick, along with Darren Hughes were great ambassadors for their clubs, Monaghan and the GAA, unlike another contributer. We in Currin were delighted to be associated with this very deserving cause.


Belfast Marathon

Well done to Brenda Boylan who competed in the Belfast City Marathon at the weekend.



Belfast City Marathon: Brenda Boylan would like to thank all who gave so generously in sponsorship to her for running in the Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Hospice in Enniskillen.  She has trained for many weeks in all weathers running around the lanes near Scotshouse.  A special word of thanks to Majella McKiernan who went training with her and helped to keep her motivated.

Sacrament of Confirmation:  On Saturday last our Bishop Liam MacDaid confirmed twenty five young people from Currin, Killeevan and Aghabog in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The church was crowded with family and friends and it was a very moving service. Those confirmed were: Patrick Byrne, Oisín Clerkin, Alan Corley, Isabel Doyle, Oisín Gleeson ,Amy Graham, Fergal Kierans, Christopher Leonard, Phillip Leonard, Conor MacLead, Elisha McCaul,Eugene McCaul,Patrick McCaul, Caolán McCooey, Callum McCormach, Oisín Moore, Darren Mullan, Ciara Murphy(Latnamard N.S.) Ciara Murphy (Scotshouse N.S.) Seanna O’Grady, Caomhán O’Neill McDermott, Aimee Quigley, Blain Smith, Dylan Thompson, Cian Wynne. The Bishop commented on the way the children answered his questions and complimented the Teachers and Parents for the preparation and turn out.

First Holy Communion:  Next Sunday six children will receive  the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  They are – Megan, Sarah, Kacie, Kevin, Megan and Kirsty. Lets remember the Teachers and Parents who will prepare them for this special day.

Sunday Last:   Ian Corrigan was with us in Connolly’s Lounge to entertain us.  After a slow start the bar filled and many of the active ones danced. A good night was had by all.

Friday Night this week:  The Annual Bikers Mass is to be held in Clones at 8.00pm.  This Mass is for all those who use bikes regularly and for those who have passed on.  Pray for them all please.

The Protestant Orphan Society, Co Monaghan the 25th May:  A fund raising coffee morning extended into a soup lunch will be held in aid of the Protestant Orphan Society on Friday the 25th May between 10.30 am and 2.00pm, hosted by Mrs Miriam Moore at Bishopscourt Clones.  At 12noon Mr George Knight will speak on “The Maddens of Spring Grove and the Hands of Bishopcourt”.  There will be a cake and a plant stall.  The Bishop of Clogher will be in attendance.  Please keep the morning free and support the important work of the Society.

Adult line Dancing Course:  This course just started in The Acorn Centre Newbliss on Tuesday evenings 8.30pm-9.30pm.  All newcomers welcome. Contact Serena on 087 1701684

Connons Gardening Class:  Saturdays 12th and 26th May  10.00am – 2.00pm  “Oak Healthy Living” are sponsors.  Peter McDwyer will organise event.  Admission  €4  A  worth while class which  will help those who find gardening is hard work and learn many different things.

Cookery Demonstration:  Connons Community Centre – Monday 18th June 2012 8.00pm SHARP  With Author, Broadcaster and Chief Instructor Frank Moynahan.  Admission €10  Tickets limited. Please book early.

Bingo:  Every Tuesday evening in Scotshouse Community Centre at 9.00pm New members always welcome.

Music:  With Pat McCabe in the Scotshouse Community Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday.

Charity BBQ takes place on 7th July in Mattie’s Mushroom Houses. Charities this year are Monaghan/Cavan Oncology Unit, Drumkill Alzheimer’s Unit and Monaghan Branch of ISPCC.  Make sure to keep this night free as a great night is guaranteed.  Tickets will be on sale soon from community members.

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