ENGAGEMENTS: Congratulations to Eileen Reilly,daughter of Sean and Bridgie Reilly,Gelsha and Brian O Neill,son of Tom and Bernadette O Neill,Firmount who have announced their engagement and also to Mary Connell,daughter of Matt and Mary Connell,Ballymore and Tony Geraty,Drumlish who announced their engagement recently.
We wish both couples the very best with their future plans.
On Sunday Febuary 6th next the annual comemmoration of the famous Clonfin Battle will be held at the site.As this is the 90th anniversary it is a special one and the committee have added a number of extra items to the celebrations which include an essay competition for sixth class pupils from a number of local schools and the winners will be presented with their prizes on the day.Also the 11-30 Mass in St.Mary's in Granard will be for all deceased members and the highlight of the day will be the presence of Fr.Alec Reid who will deliver the address at the site.Fr.Reid is well known for his great efforts in bringing about the peace in Northern Ireland and it will be a great pleasure for us to have him among us.The usual guard of honour from the R.D.F.and the O.N.E.and the army pipe band will also be in attendance so a full day of celebrations is planned so please come along and join in them.Refreshments will be served in McElvaney's after the activities.
The following were the winners of the Raffle organised by The Hill childcare facility in Granard recently.1st prize Cait Brady,2nd Ursula Donohue,3rd Roisin Grant,4th Angela McNamara,5th Lorraine Farrell.The organisers thank all for your support and wish all a very happy new year.
We offer our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Gallagher family Abbylara and the Kenny family Whitehill on the sudden and very untimely death of Mary Gallagher which occurred at her home on Thursday last.Mary will be laid to rest this week.Full obituary next week.May she rest in peace.
Ballymore football club will hold their dinner dance in the Pikers Lodge Gowna on Saturday night Febuary 19th next and tickets are now on sale.This promises to be a great night out for all the community and the junior winning team of thirty years ago will be honoured on the night and the division two winners of 2010 will be presented with their medals.Music is by Noel Cassidy so make sure you pencil this date into your diary.
Membership of the Ballymore club for 2011 is now due and Tommy McNally will be out on his rounds in the coming weeks collecting same.The membership fee is 20 euro or family membership is available at 30 euro.
Ballymore minor board will hold their annual general meeting in Killeen school on Friday night January 28th at 8-00pm.All members and parents are asked to attend.
The following were the winners in the draw in aid of the Ballymore ladies football club.Carmel Reilly,Joanne Kiernan,Donnagh Callaghan,Gerry Hynes,Sean Murphy,Nial Breenan,James Smyth,Doris McAndrew,Pauline Hynes,Laura Higgins,Gerry Shaughnessy, Michelle Lally.Pat Cooke,Marie Martin and Rosaleen Beglan.The committee wish to thank the following sponsors,McElvaneys,McBriens Londis,Serona beauty saloon,Super Valu and McEvoy's chemist.