Bornacoola GAA Fashion Show: Preparations are in place for the Fashion Extravaganza of the year at Lough Rynn Castle on Friday 19th April at 8 PM. Bornacoola GAA Club members are getting ready to strut their stuff all for a good cause. This event is the start of an ambitious fundraising plan of action that the club are undertaking. Fashions will be supplied by Bonnie B, Kabuki, Kenny’s of Longford, Image, Jack & Jones Athlone Town Centre, Wallis, Alice - Anne, Bridal, Shoes by Prima Donna, Accessories by Luna, and stunning headpieces by Jennifer Wrynne Creations. Models will be our own home grown talent! Many of the faces will be familiar, but be prepared for a few surprises! Music on the night with Tom Moran, Wine & Cheese reception and raffle. Tickets are priced at only €10 and are now available.
Festival 5th May: 3 weeks and counting and everything is coming together nicely. Fingers crossed the sun will be out again for the fourth year running. Previous cake sales have been brilliantly supported both by bakers and hungry tummies alike. We are again inviting all residents to bake some Cakes, Buns, Pies etc to sell on the day on behalf of Dromod Development. These can be left at Cox’s Steakhouse on Sat 4th May or before 12pm on the day at the marquee. The Festival Committee would again appreciate the help from volunteers on the day. This will involve helping to supervise the different field activities, setting up tables, chairs and artwork in the marquee and also marshalling the fun run. We are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 08799 72439. Fundraising is now in progress and we hope that we will get the same generosity and support as have ion previous years. We look forward to your support and will keep you updated.
The Resilience for Life Adult Programme: A email to hand from Michelle to let you all know of her forthcoming Psychologist course and it reads as follows; 6 Week Structured Programme delivered by a Registered Psychologist, aimed at developing an individual’s ability to positively respond to negative and challenging events in their life using a resilience toolbox – an array of strategies they can use to reduce stress and overcome the challenges they face. The Resilience for Life Adult Programme (Barrett, 2005) is a structured, preventative and protective programme based on sound cognitive behavioural therapy principles, and aimed at wide ranges of adults such as parents worried about themselves or their children or people facing new challenges in their careers or personal lives. The programme focuses on the specific skills of thought challenging and thinking in positive ways, mindfulness, relaxation and attention training, identifying role models, building support networks, problem-solving strategies and conflict resolutions, all underpinned by keeping healthy in mind and body. Participants will receive a Certificate for Completion of Course. Course Facilitator: Dr Michelle Howard, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., Registered Psychologist. Dates: 23rd April, 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May. Venue: Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon. Cost: €120 for 6 session programme (1.5 hour per session). Limited Spaces so Early Booking Essential. Contact 085 2856485 for Further Information.
Swimming lessons: adults one to one and children’s group and one to one swimming lessons commencing in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshambo. Children’s group lessons take place on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning, €60 for 6 weeks, 8 children per class, 45 minutes per class. Adults and children’s one to one take place on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evening, €110 for 6 weeks, 45minute classes. Discount for more than 2 children per family. Contact 0861219613 or 0719640195 for more information or to make a booking.
Fundraising Cycle: A note to hand from my neighbour Seamus Duignan to let you know that County Longford Scuba divers Search and rescue unit are holding a “Fundraising Cycling Sportive” on Sunday April 28th next. The cycle will start at their clubhouse on the Ballinalee Road Longford at 10.30am and the cycle will be for distances of 80km, 50km, or 20km which ever the cyclist prefers. Entry fee is €20 for adults and €10 for under 16. There will be refreshments before and after the cycle. For more information contact David McHugh 087 244174 email email@example.com
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from € 520 needs to be booked early , as only 10 rooms left , we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 /0876851691.
Bornacoola Youth Club: Youth club is back this week after the Easter break. We will be back on Thursday evening with teen drop in from half six to nine and Friday night with senior club from seven to half eight and teen club from a quarter to nine to a quarter past ten. The junior leaders had a day out with other junior leaders from all over Leitrim and Mary Taylor from NYC last Thursday a great day was had by all. Our annual church gate collection will take place shortly your support would be greatly appreciated. There are some great ideas for up coming events before the end of the club year we will update you as the time gets closer.
Leitrim LIVECRAFT: Applications are now open for Leitrim LIVECRAFT ¦ Creative Training Programme. Leitrim LIVECRAFT is a Leitrim Development Company project developed under the Rural Development LEADER Programme. It a unique training programme implemented by the Leitrim Design House in association with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. It is a creative training programme supporting economic activity in County Leitrim. LIVECRAFT aims to re-energise and expand the possibilities of the craft sector in County Leitrim as a contribution to economic regeneration and sustainable growth by drawing on the county and all it has to offer. Why should I become involved? If you would like to learn a new skill; re-energise your business; develop your professional and business skills; or explore your creativity then this could be the programme for you. Register early as places are limited. Each practical skills training has an average of 6-8 places available. Where is it happening? The practical training will take place in the Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton while the business development training will take place in the Leitrim Design House, Carrick-on-Shannon. When will it start? The programme will launch on April 12th with a Creative Thinking Day which is open to all participants. The overall programme will run from April 2013 to December 2013. How to I apply? A detailed information pack and application forms can be downloaded from www.livecraft.ie/www.leitrimlivecraft.ie or alternatively you can email Michelle McPadden (Leitrim LIVECRAFT Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 071 96 50550/50533.
STOP Fundraiser: STOP the organisation trying to prevent suicide is holding a Bowling tournament in “Kidzkingdom & bowling” Carrick on Shannon . Looking for teams. teams of 4 are €50 prizes are 1st €250; 2nd €100 please support this worthy cause call 0719621605 for more info.
Bornacoola gaa: Bornacoola div 1&2 teams were in action on Sunday last in div 2 Bornacoola were defeated by a much stronger Carrigallen side, in div 1 Neighbours Mohill were visitors to Dromod and on this occasion Bornacoola came out victors on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 1.17 Mohill 0.09.
Annaduff Gaa: In Carrigallen on Saturday evening Annaduf were beaten by Carrigallen in a one sided encounter. Karl Foley got our only score a point in the first half. Annaduff: Niall Cox, Padraic McGlynn, Thomas Flanagan, Fergus Beirne, Ronan Conroy, Micheal O’Dowd, Hugh Moylan, Brendan Lynch, Alan Rowley, Johnny O’Connor, Karl Foley (capt.), Gary O’Brien Niall Maxwell, Junior Gill, Liam Ward. Subs used: Frank McNabola.
Connacht Minor League: Leitrim put up a much improved performance against Galway with Kenny Cox playing at full forward getting Leitrim’s goal.
Annaduff Parish/ G.A.A Lotto: At the draw held in Cox’s, there was no Jackpot winner.The numbers drawn were 4,11,21,22.The 50 Euro winner was Patricia O’Reilly, Annaduff Glebe. The 25 Euro winners were Tim Shanley, Newtownforbes, John Dowling, Dromod, Damien Moylan, Drumsna,Mattie Cox, Antfield.
Draw in Division 1: Annaduff and St. Marys drew on a scoreline of 1-11 each in Carrick on Sunday. This was a much improved display from the Drumreilly match with the points shared probably a fair result. Annaduff had the advantage of a strong wind in the first half and led by 1-7 to 0-5 after 28 minutes with Sean McNabola getting the goal in the 16th minute. Mary’s hit a purple patch at the end of the first half scoring a goal and a point in the 30th minute.The second half was typical Annaduff/Carrick with never more than two points between the teams. Annaduff led by 1-11 to 1-9 after 50 minutes however Mary’s got the last two points to earn a draw.