Dromod local news Jan 21

FAMILY FESTIVAL: Yes folks, you guessed it. After the success of last year's first Dromod Family Festival we'd be mad not to do it all again.

FAMILY FESTIVAL: Yes folks, you guessed it. After the success of last year's first Dromod Family Festival we'd be mad not to do it all again.

Dromod Development has elected a new Festival Committee with a mix of old and new faces, not only to repeat last year's success but to bring new ideas to the day. The date has been set for Sunday 1st May and once again Noreen Diffley has kindly agreed to let us use her field.

The Order of Malta has been put on standby for the Annaduff Vs Bornacoola over 40s rematch and this year you'll see the under 10s set the standard beforehand. Back in the village there will be a larger marquee where we plan to add demonstrations of local produce, crafts and traditions. As before we're planning traditional Irish music and dancing, kids art competition, face painting, cake sale, refreshments and a sponsored prize raffle. In addition to last year's rodeo bull, bouncy castle, assault course and super slide, we've added a bungee run and the chance to guess the weight of a live bull.

The Festival Committee is still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. Please contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com or by phone

A festival launch night is planned for the Brandy Well on Saturday 26th Feb with live music and a technical analysis of last year's over 40s football match! All are welcome.

We look forward to your support and will keep you updated.

SYMPATHY

We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Brendan Bohan, Currygranny, Newtownforbes who died on Thursday last at his residence. Brendan was laid to rest on Monday last in Cloone cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

BIRTHDAY

We would like to extend birthday greetings to Mrs Chris Donnelly, Ballinmuck who celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow (Thursday). Chris is in great health and always reads the local papers and she also plays bingo a couple of times a week keep it up Chris.

YOUTH CLUB

Bornacoola Youth Club is back up and running after the Christmas break. They are going to see the wizard of Longford in the backstage on Friday night. The Clothes bank is still available at the Community Centre so we would ask people to please support us by bringing their unwanted clothes. The youth Club would also like to thank the Bornacoola gun club for their generous donation to the club at their annual Christmas draw.

SYMPATHY

We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Kathleen Flanagan, ne Heslin, Jamestown, who died on Tuesday January 11th last at her residence. Kathleen was laid to rest on Thursday last in Jamestown cemetery. May she Rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY

We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Mel Sorohan, Breanross South, Farnaught, who died on Friday last. Mel will be laid to rest today (Wednesday) in Gortlettragh cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

WELL DONE

We would like to say very well done to Cloonturk man Philip Howard on his great achievement as manager of his school team in Dublin. Philip is a primary school teacher in Dublin's inner city St Paul's. C.B.S Brunswick Street. We all know Philip's great ability on the football field both with Bornacoola and Leitrim. In his school he manages the gaelic football team and they take part in the Dublin Cumman na mBunscol football championship. Last year they were narrowly beaten in the final and this year they were again back in the final where their opposition was Scoil Moibhi, Glasnevin. The game took place last Wednesday after being postponed before Christmas due to the inclement weather, at full time the game it was all square so it went to extra time but after that extra time it was still a draw on a scoreline of 1.08 apiece. After all that they had gone on through the postponement etc. they decided to share the trophy a fitting tribute to both sets of players and managers.

SCOR NA NOG

We wish Bornacoola Tra na gCeist team of Sean and Mark Muldowney and Paul Dockery. the very best of luck in the Connaught final of Scor na Og which takes place in Castlebar on Sunday next 23rd January.

SYMPATHY

We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Emily Faughnan, wife of the late Harry Faughnan, Dromod who died on recently in London. Emily will be laid to rest in London on January 28th next. May she Rest in Peace

ENGAGED

We extend our congratulations to Mr Jimmy Cox, Annaduff and Miss Aine Meehan, Kiltubrid on their recent engagement. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

WEDDING BELLS

We extend our congratulations to Miss Maura Ward, Corduff, Annaduff and Mr Peter Gaffey, Mohill, Kilmore who were married recently in St. Mary's Church, Annaduff. We wish you many years of health and happiness.