Newsy Bits and Notes from The Maine Valley Post Area

Thank You – From Castleisland Hospice Branch Members
Members of Castleisland Hospice fundraising branch would like to thank sincerely all who walked, contributed and helped out in any way during the annual, Good Friday Morning Hospice Walk. A total of €2,548.87 was raised.

Good Friday Morning Walk 25/03/2016
Castleisland Hospice branch members collecting on Good Friday morning included from left: Liz Galwey, Marian O’Connor, Audrey O’Mahony-O’Sullivan, Eileen Murphy and Tess Fitzgerald. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Knocknagoshel Community First Responder Meeting
Knocknagoshel parish residents are planning to set up a community first responder group. The aim of the group is to provide care to patients where there is a life threatening situation such as heart attack and to provide vital, early assistance while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance. An Information Evening will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Knocknagoshel Community Centre at 8.45pm. All welcome on the night.
River Island Hotel Cards
Results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel on Sunday night last.
1st. Tess Brosnan and Peter Tangney, Ann Walsh and Jane Colfer. 2nd. Dan Buckley and Sean Walsh, Mary and Jack Murphy. Ladies: Mary Bradley and Noreen Fleming. Gents: Paddy Herlihy and Tom Brennan, Paul and Joe Geaney. Mixed: Dolly McAulliffe and Tommy Broderick, Hannah Hickey and Donie Cremins. Spots: Patsy O’Connor and Willie Woulfe, Ann and Johnny McGillicuddy, Patrick O’Donoghue and Jimmy Breen. Cards continue next Sunday night at 9pm sharp.
Cordal Resource Centre Cards Take Summer Break
John O’Connell sent the following results of the card game held in the Cordal Resource Centre.
1st. Kathleen and Tommy O’Connor, Mary O’Sullivan and Dan Daly, Johnny Healy and Frank Moran. Ladies: Kitty Healy and Theresa Lenihan. Gents: Jimmy and Nick Kearney. Mixed: Bridie and Joe Reidy. Spots: Marian Prendiville and Tess Brosnan, Johnny O’Connell and Patrick O’Donoghue, Dan Jones and Jimmy Brosnan.
Cards are now finished for the summer and will resume on October 5th. Thanks to everyone for your support throughout the year.
Clothes Collection for Cordal GAA
Cordal GAA Club members are collecting: Clothes, Shoes, Belts, Bags, Curtains and Sheets. This is a continuous collection by the club and all funds raised will help to improve the club’s facilities. Donations can be dropped off at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Main St. Castleisland and at the Cordal Community Centre. Thanks to the people in these two premises for assisting us in this matter. Sincere thanks to everyone who has donated recycled goods as there has been a great response so far.

 Cordal GAA Club May Lotto of €6,800 at Kearney’s Bar

 The May Draw will take place on Sunday Night on the 29th of May in Kearney’s Bar Castleisland. The Senior Players team under Sean Óg O Ciardubhain and John Brosnan are in charge of the Lotto for this month and the new jackpot stands at a huge €6,800. So get your tickets from our sellers or at Kearney’s Post Office or Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. Best of Luck in the May Lotto from Cordal GAA! You can also buy tickets online at

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