Philly McGuinness Memorial Park
Congratulations to all involved in Mohill GAA on the rededication of their refurbished football pitch on Sunday last. The pitch is named after Mohill’s star footballer, Philly McGuinness who sadly passed away a few years ago and the plaque was unveiled by Uachtarán-tofa Aogán Ó’Fearghail. The large crowd were entertained with a great game of football in round 2 of the FBD league with Leitrim taking on Galway, in the end Galway came out winners by the narrowest of margins but they had not it easy as Leitrim put up a gallant display with Mohill’s Alan McLoughlin scoring 1-2. Mohill were also represented on the team by Danny Beck and Ronan Gallagher.
Monster Bingo takes place in Kilglass Community Centre on Sunday, January 25th at 3pm. €10,000 in prizes. Books cost single €15 and double €20. Heated Centre with ample parking.
The Rooskey Church Restoration Fundraising committee would like to say a sincere thank you to all who supported our Tea Party in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on Monday, 5th January. Thank you to all who hosted tables, donated spot prizes and helped on the night, to the musicians Enda, Sean, Eamonn and Fr Kevin. A special word of thanks to the management and staff of Cox’s Steakhouse for the use of their premises, their generosity and help on the night. We hope you all enjoyed it and wish all a happy and healthy new year.
Leitrim supporters club
An email in from my Marian College classmate Eamon Duignan regarding the Leitrim Supporters club Dublin Branch launch and it reads as follows;
The Leitrim GAA Supporters Club (Dublin Branch) is delighted to invite you to attend the Supporters’ Club annual launch on Thursday, January 22, at 7.30pm in the Celtic Suite of the home of the GAA – Croke Park. We are honoured that Charlie McGettigan will officially launch the 2014 Supporters Club draw on the night while also treating us to a few songs, while recently retired Leitrim Olympic athlete Colin Griffin will also be a special guest on the night. Acting as MC on the night, former Leitrim footballer Colin Regan will interview the Ballinamore athlete about his successful career while the new Leitrim senior football manager, Shane Ward, will outline his plans for the year ahead. The new County Chairperson, Terence Boyle, will also address the expected large gathering with information on the exciting news of the completion of the Centre of Excellence in Annaduff early this year. Last year’s launch in Croke Park drew the largest crowd in years with over 160 people in attendance. It was a great social occasion with many Leitrim natives travelling from Meath, Louth, Wicklow, Kildare, and all over Dublin to catch up. As ever a large crowd also travelled from the Leitrim to be there on the night. This will be another great Leitrim gathering and we hope you can join us. Please also spread the word to anyone from Leitrim you may know that would be interested in attending – the more the merrier. Doors will open at 7.30pm with the addresses and entertainment starting at 8pm sharp. Light refreshments will be served. A special draw will take place for those who buy a Supporters Club ticket or take a booklet of tickets to sell. I very much look forward to seeing you on the night.
Progressive 25 commencing on Thursday night January 15th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.00pm for 10 weeks. €500 Jackpot with nightly prizes. Admission €8 with refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Alley Construction Fund.
We send our congratulations to David and Mairead Conroy on the birth of their third baby, a girl to be named Rosie born on 22nd December at Mullingar hospital, sister to Molly and Oscar. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Mohill Badminton on tonight Wednesday, January 14th and every Wednesday, Mohill sports complex starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.
It’s round to that time of year again when most GAA clubs launch their fundraising campaigns for the year. Bornacoola GAA have been running their club draw for many years now and tickets are now on sale at a price of €20 which enters you into all draws for the coming year. The first draw of the year takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday January 24th with music on the night by Ronnie Duignan. As usual your support would be greatly appreciated.