CORNAMONA postmaster Peadar Gavin delivered on time with two splendid trout of 4.42lb and 1.4lb to take pole position at last weekend’s fly-fishing competition in aid of Galway Autism Partnership.

Well-known Cong angler Dorrie Gibbons celebrated a significant birthday recently and rather than have a party, decided instead to host a competition to raise funds for this worthy charity. (There’s a clue in €50 entry fee!)

At registration time in Lydon’s Lodge in Cong, Dorrie was somewhat pessimistic. “I don’t really know how many will turn up. If I get 20 I’ll be happy,” she said. As things turned out, 57 arrived and with help from sponsors and raffle, a grand total of €4,000 was raised for autism….

Irish Times 05/08/2014 Read the article ‘Success of autism charity event in Cong, Co Mayo, means it will take place annually