An interesting life in New Zealand

Catherine and Vincent Barr were the guest speakers at the monthly meeting of the I.C.A. Catherine is the sister of our President Anne M. McLaughlin. The topic was their description of life in New Zealand to which the couple, both from Derry, emigrated over 40 years ago. They gave a very vivid account of the lifestyle they enjoy in New Zealand. All the members were very impressed, although it’s most unlikely that any of them would be thinking of emigration at stage of lives (maybe a holiday!).

The competition for the best pancakes was won by Carol Lynch, with Sally Shortt coming a close second. The next meeting will be held in St. Mary’s Community Hall on Tuesday 20th March at 8pm.

The Diabetic Federation of Ireland Donegal Branch annual church gate collection will be on March 3rd and 4th. Your generosity to this collection would be appreciated.

The Quigley’s Point Kids Klub Rota for parents for the month of arch is as follows: Monday 5th- D.Harkin,Melanie Steele and Michael Greene. Monday 12th- Rosemary/ George Doherty, Noel Falkner and Anne/ Derek Mc Gonagle Monday 19th- No Youth Club! (Bank holiday) Monday 26th- Joanne/ Shaun Mc Gonagle, Maureen White and Kitty Mc Nally

The Quigley’s Point Youth Club rota for March is as follows: March 2nd- Rosleen/ George Margey and M. Loftus March 9th- Roisin/ Willie Sharkey and Willie/ Noreen Mc Elhinney March 16th- RADIOACTIVE ST. PATRICKS DISCO March 23rd- Paul/ Anne Mc Garry and James/ Margaret Mc Cready March 30th- Eileen/ C. Creggan and Jackie/ Frank Ferns.

If you are unable to do your turn it is your responsibility to swap with another parent. B y registering your child for the youth club it was one of the conditions that every parent/ gaurdian must do a night of supervision.

All help is needed to keep the clubs going.

Don’t leave it up to others

Time on your hands Club - On the 6th of March Swimming continues at Redcastle, 2-4pm. All is welcome.

Tennis continues at the MUGA on Saturdays 3 – 4pm, €2 per person. Contact Muff Resource Centre for further information.

The AGM of Muff Festival Committee took place last Thursday week. Despite a poor attendance the committee is upbeat and are appealing to any individual or group interested in getting involved in this year’s festival which takes place on Friday 3rd August – Monday 6th August. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 15th March at 8pm in the Resource Centre at St. Mary’s Community Hall, Muff. Please come along and help us to make our festival this year the best yet.

The numbers drawn in last week’s Naomh Padraig’s lotto draw were, 1, 7, 3, 4, 6, 2, 5. There was no Jackpot winner however €100 runner-up prize went to Kieran Lynch, Drumskellan, Ture. Next week’s Jackpot will be €600.

Community Bingo as usual next Saturday night in St. Mary’s Community Hall at 9.15pm. Your continued support is appreciated.

Winners in this week’s Parish draw were – Grant Children, Ardmore, €500, Patricia McNally, Three Trees, €500, Gabriale & Margaret McCarron, Ardmore, €150, Ethan Buchanan, Grove Cottages, €100.

We welcome as members of the Christian Community, Flynn Patrick Harkin, Carry Road and Tiernan William and Brandon Fergal Page, Newtowncunningham.

Muff Comunity Development Co-Op is facilitating a public meeting at St. Mary’s Community Hall, on Sunday 4th of March 3-4pm, to highlight discontent about the lack of proper medical care services at Muff Health Centre. Local Public Representatives have been invited. All welcome.

FRIENDS of ANNA and SIMEON – Enrolment forms can be returned at Masses next weekend.

Derry Diocesan Priesthood – Workshop on vocations to the diocesan priesthood in the Thornhill Centre on Saturday 10th March from 11am. Ring Fr. Paul Farren on 04871 264087 or Fr. Colm O’Doherty.

A new month of Fitness classes kicks off on Monday March 5th in Quigley’s Point Community Centre starting with Aerobics at 6.30 and Circuits at 7.30. Cost is 5 euro per class, but feeling up for the challenge why not try both for 8 euro, otherwise get yourself motivated for the month with 30 euro for a whole month of classes (That’s 14 classes or 7 nights - missing March 19th due to the bank holiday). Wednesday night’s classes are held in Quigley’s Point Swifts football clubhouse behind the primary school with aerobics at 6.30 and circuits at 7.30. These classes are for all ages and ability with plenty of variation to keep challenging your body. Come along and get information on targeting your weakened areas, nutrition advice and most of all a bit of fun!! Think you can’t take part due to injury, well come along and we’ll work around it! Remember - it’s better to do something than nothing! Follow us on Facebook!/MiasFunFitness or contact Maria for more information (ROI: 0879001307 or NI: 07545306880)