- Created on Wednesday, 21 June 2006
Gerard and Louise Loftus matched three numbers and won •150. The draw took place in Reillys Bar, Church Street. Next week’s jackpot is •4,700 and the draw takes place in Christys. Many thanks for your continued support.
Vigilance required at seaside
As the long school holidays approach, and the fine weather hopefully continues the seaside offers great enjoyment and freedom. It is unfortunately often the cause of innumerable avoidable tragedies too. Adults and children alike should be made aware that swimming in the sea is a different exercise and the cold currents require getting used too.
One should never ignore warnings signs or advice from lifeguards.
Rip-tides are one of the main causes of people getting into trouble in the sea. It is a current running from shallow water along a channel, near the shore and out to sea.
They are very deceptive, very strong and sudden. Keep away from rip-tides. Another danger is sandbars. They may look nice but are dangerously misleading.
What happens here is the digs a channel near the beach and this channel can be any depth, length or width.
The sand from the channel is dumped out at sea and the result is a sandbar. Sometimes, you can walk out to this bar and relax for a while, then start to come back, but while you were relaxing the filling and tide has changed and you find a lot more water between you and safety.
Unless you are a very strong swimmer indeed, keep away from sandbars. Swimming after a full meal can be dangerous. Wait at least an hour or more as digestion requires a lot of oxygenated blood and so does the muscles for swimming. The body can only produce so much and you end up with cramp another cause for disaster.
Rings, lilos and airbeds are a menace. They can so easily float away and many people, especially children, drown trying to retrieve them. Leave them at home. We will suffer extreme sunburn damage, despite all the warnings, here in Ireland.
Our skin is not used to lots of sun, and the prevailing breezes are cool enough to conceal the fact that one is being literally grilled until hours later..!
SEAN NOS DANCING
Vernoica returns after her holidays, to the Dolphin Hotel on Thursday evening between 8.30 and 10pm for another session of this popular dancing.
ST TIERNAN’S ROTA
Eucharistic ministers vigil Mass at 8pm Saturday, June 24, are Mary Duffy, Jenny Reape and Brendan Larkin. At the 9am Mass on Sunday morning, June 25, Dr Eleanor Loftus and Cathal Prior, and the 11.30am Mass, Mary Costello, Carmel Rochford and John Moyles.
Results from June 8 were: Top Score, Phyllis Doherty, 1st Lady, Kathleen McNamara, 2nd Lady, Pauline Connor, 1§st Gent, (tie) A Carolan/TC Bourke, 2nd Gent, M Gallagher, Lowest Score, Mary O’Boyle, Longest Sitting, Ita Gallagher.
Whist is played every Thursday evening at 8.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Chapel Street. Summer visitors and new players are always welcome. Refreshments are served.
Already we have reached the longest day of the year on Wednesday, June 21. The sun is at its highest in the sky and gradually afterwards its power starts to diminish. Folklore says the birds begin to sing noticeably later in the morning as the longest day passes.
St Tiernan’s Church, Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 7pm. Eskeragh church on Tuesday from 7 to 8pm.
Crossmolina GAA Club summer camp in St Tier-nan’s Park will take place from August 8 to 12, from 10am to 2pm. Activities include Gaelic football, badminton, basketball, tennis, novelty events, target games, relays, drawing, painting, music and singing, drama and lots more of fun events.
For booking ring 087-2462329 between 5 and 7pm. The cost for the 1st child is •55, 2nd child •100 and 3rd •135.
KEENAGH WIN 7-A-SIDE
Keenagh National School won the annual Kilmaine 7-a-side tournament for the Walsh Shield on Sunday week defeating Clogher in the semi final and Robeen in the final after extra time by two points.
The panel of players was: Mark Lynn, Matthew Carey, Kevin McHugh, Jonathan Fergus, Kevin Garvin, Patrick Gilroy, Nicholas Gallagher, Thomas Naughton, Kenneth Granaghan.
The same players were in hard luck in the replay of the final of Cumann na mBunscoil in Castlebar on Wednesday last going down by two points to Cogaula in the trilling game played in warm and humid conditions.
This week on Friday, June 23, we celebrate the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the eve of St John’s Day (bonfire night).
U-14 CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY
Crossmolina had an easy win over Cill Chomain in the North Mayo U14 championship in Joseph Loughney Park, Lacken on Tuesday evening last. The final score was Crossmolina 9-9 to Cill Chomain 0-1.
Crossmolina team: Shane Keane, Joseph McCormack, Alan Regan, Aiden Fergus, Stephen McHugh, Ian Kelly, Daniel McDonnell, Keith Gallagher 0-2, Mickie Loftus 0-1, Nigel Lynn 2-2, Darren Jordan 1-0, Jason Donnelly 1-1, David Lynn 2-3. Subs, Ronan Barrett 1-0 for D Jordan, Gerard Haran 2-0 for M Loftus, Brian Waters for D McDonnell, Aiden Kearns for J McCormack, Kevin Mulhern for A Regan.
Referee Charlie Collins, Lacken.
LATE MARY GAUGHAN, GORTNAHURRA
The death occurred at the Blackrock Nursing Home, Foxford, on Saturday, June 10th of Mary Gaughan (nee Devine), Gortnahurra and formerly Kilfian.
Her remains were removed form Hiney’s Funeral home on Monday evening to St Tiernan’s Church.
Burial took place in Cross-molina cemetery on Tuesday after Requiem Mass. Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Jack and is survived by her son Joe, Fox-ford, daughters Madeline Daly, Eileen Ranger, and Patricia Collett, all in Lemington Spa, England, sister Kathleen O’Donnell, Farragh, Killala, brothers Robert and Michael, London, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relations and many friends. May she rest in peace.
Crossmolina suffered a heavy defeat in Bangor against Kiltane on Monday evening last in the county U-12 league.
The final score was Kiltane 3-10, Crossmolina 1-5. Kiltane led by 0-7 to 0-2 having played with a strong breeze. Two goals just after the break ended the game as a contest.
Crossmolina team: Martin McAndrew, Keith Jordan, Mark Rothwell, Adam Fox, Kevin McHugh, Stephen Flanagan, Gerard Haran 1-3, Shane Cooney 0-1, Stephen Jordan, Fiarcha Walshe, Jason Murphy 0-1, Conor Loftus.
TICKETS FOR MAYO MATCH
Tickets will be distributed tomorrow night Wednesday at 9pm in the clubrooms for al those who have them booked.