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Thursday 30 October 2014

LOUTH

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:45

MOCHTAS

The sub committee that was recently set up the team selection for the coming season have made their decision and we have to congratulate them on the manner they carried out their mandate. They have decided on a selection committee which will be led by former player Billy Lawlor together another former player and manager Stephen Gernon and yet another former player Nicholas Browne.

We send our best wishes to theese selectors and hopefully they and the club have a successful season. A good omen is, Stephen has managed the 1995 side championship glory when the club won a junior championship and was a player on the only intermeadiate St. Mochtas championship winning team.

Let's hope history can repeat itself. This year St. Mochtas are certainly doing their bit for the County with seven players in one panel or another. They are for the County Senior Football panel Declan Byrne and Gary Connolly; for the Under 21 football panel there is Darren and Shane McMahon, Andrew English and for the hurling panel there is Philip Englishby. Not bad for a small rural club.

BOWLS

The Louth Bowls club are having another successful season and are siting second place in the league. It surely is a credit to all involved in the club that they are so successful and consistent year after year.

PARISH READERS

The parish council are currently updating the mass readers list and they are asking anyone who would have an interest in reading should contact any committee member or Fr. Quinn. Also Fr. Quinn is recruiting Eucharist ministers and again anyone interested should contact Fr. Quinn.

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REBATE FORMS

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Finance committee sent charity rebate tax forms and they would appreciate it if those who received them could complete them and return them as soon as possible. Remember by completing these foms it will have no adverse effect on your personal tax situation;also if you know someone who should have got one but didn't you can either inform themselves or Father Quinn.

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RECENT DEATH

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As we prepare column we have learned of the death of Vincent Kerr, Annaghninnon, Louth in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry on Thursday last. A very Vincent was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the parish. A very charitable and good natured person, Vincent served on a lot of parish committees and was always willing to help out either the parish or a neighbour in a quiet manner. It was always a pleasure having a conversation with Vincent and could converse on a wide range of topics.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but especially his immediate family who was his main interest in life. Vincent was predeceased by his daughter Ann and is surrived by his wife Mary (May) son Sean, daughter Keara, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother Tom, sister-in-law and his wide range of friends and relations to whom we send our deepest sympathy.

The esteem in which Vincent and indeed his family are held was very much in evidence at the large number of people who called to pay their respscts and who turned out for his funeral Mass last Sunday held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Louth and burial in adjoining cemetery.

LINE DANCING

Last year one of the most enjoyable events which took place in the Parish was the Line dancing classes which were held in Stonetown Hall.

The good news is it is recommenceing every Thursday night in Stonetown starting at 7.30pm. Everyone welcomed especially newcomers and we can assure you as well as enjoyind yourself you will be able to knock those Christmass pounds off in a most enjoyable way.

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