First Holy Communion: On Sunday last in St. Michael’s Church, Bornacoola, Chloe Donnelly, Lauren McGarry, Sarah Donelan, David Bannon, Nathan Reilly, Jack Gannon, Oran Healy, Shane Healy, Odhran Grennan, Conor Fanning and Ben Carney received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. In a lovely ceremony administered by Fr Gerard O Brien PP and assisted by mass servers Cian and Shane Mallon the first communicants played an active part throughout the entire ceremony. Shane introduced the Gifts at the start of mass which were carried by Jack, Nathan, Conor, Oran, Chloe, David, Odhran and Lauren. The Liturgy of the Word was read by Sarah and Ben. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Jack, Oran, Nathan, Conor, David and Chloe. Offertory Gifts were carried by Shane, Nathan, Ben and Odhran and the Sign of Peace was carried to the packed congregation by Oran, Jack, Lauren and Chloe. Conor read the Prayers before Communion and David and Odhran read Prayers after Communion. Lauren delivered the Communion Reflection. In a procession to the Altar of Mary flowers were carried by Jack and Sarah. In what was a red letter day the eleven first communicants, the school choir, accompanied by organist Martina Hackett, sang the mass and soloists participating included Tanya Boyle, Oran Healy, Daniel Kazmarek, Rebecca Banet, Aine Mulligan, Ellen Woods, Rachel McGarry, Eva Donlon and Sophie Canning. Great credit is due to all participants of this ceremony and indeed to their teacher Patricia McGoldrick for all her advance preparatory work.
Dawn Run: For the third year the Juice Plus 10k Dawn run /walk takes place 6am in Carrick on Shannon on June22nd 2013. All details on www.runireland.ie Route as of last year, starting on the Castlecarrow Road beside the Aldi store Dublin Road. Register on the morning from 5am, €10 to enter. Walkers, Joggers, runners all welcome. Licence applied for with AA Ireland. Prize for first man and lady, and lots other spot prizes. This early morning event has become very popular, so come along and experience for yourself. Proceeds from event go to Leitrim Ladies GFA. The organising committee are grateful to Damien and Olive Brennan Cloone providers of the Juice plus Product for sponsorship. This health product is the perfect sponsor or for the event. Details can be got at www.damianbrennan.ie
New baby: We send our congratulations to Ronan and Paula Nugent on the birth of their first baby a girl to be named Amy, born last week at Mullingar General Hospital. We wish you health and happiness for the future
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mrs Eileen Duffy, nee Reynolds, former postmistress of Dromod Post Office, who died on Wednesday last at Mullingar General Hospital. Eileen was laid to rest in Farnaught cemetery on Saturday last. May she Rest in Peace.
Women’s Mini Marathon: A email to hand to let all you fit ladies know that a bus leaves Dromod at 9.15am on June 3rd for Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin, to reserve a seat please contact Margaret at 0876630542.
Lady golfers: A note to hand from Eileen to let all you young ladies know that Strokestown Golf Club are recruiting beginner lady golfers. If interested contact Florence on 0878701872.
Bornacoola gaa: Bornacoola took to the field in Ballinamore on Saturday last in the first round of the senior championship where Aughawillan were the opposition. Aughawillan were first to score while Bornacoola had a spate of wides before settling down and scoring three points to take a lead and went into the interval four points ahead. The second half saw Aughawillan push stronger and pulled back level with ten minutes left while Bornacoola were again finding it hard to hit the target but the bors weathered the storm taking the spoils by the narrowest of margins, final score Bornacoola 0-10 Aughawillan 0-9. On Sunday Drumshambo was the venue for the junior A championship clash with Melvin Gales and on this occasion Bornacoola proved the stronger side coming out winners on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 1.11 Melvin Gales 0.10. Bornacoola under 16s have had a good run in the league this year winning four out of five games and were due to play Annaduff in a playoff yesterday so I hope it went well for ye lads.
gaa club draw: The May draw in the Bornacoola gaa club draw takes place on Sunday next (Bank holiday) in the Copper Still, Dromod. Usual prizes with music on the night by John Butler. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Youth Club: Another busy week at the Hive. The Leitrim Youth Factor took place on Friday night last in the Cannon Donohue Hall. We had four acts taking part. These included , from our Junior club singing “i have a dream” Hollie Costello, Sarah Donnellan , Oran Healey, Connor Fanning, Chloe Donnelly, Rachel McGarry, Aine Mulligan , Ellen Woods and Lauren McGarry who won first place in the primary school category, followed by Rachel McGarry and Aine Mulligan who danced a Two hand reel and took second place and also Tanya Boyle, Ellie Jones, Hannah Shields and Eva Donlon who are part of our Senior club and won Third place in the primary school category singing “Let her go”. In the post primary category the title was taken by “8 bit” Daniel Cramp for is fantastic Dance routine. A special mention to our Junior leaders Shannon Boyle, Tanya Donnelly, Lauren Shanley and Colleen Bohan who organised this wonderful event. And also a thank you to Niamh and Roisin Donnelly who helped out on the night also. We would like to congratulate the members of our junior club who received First Holy Communion last Sunday and the members of our senior club who received Confirmation a few weeks ago. Don’t forget any members of senior and junior clubs who have not already done so can still enrol for the summer camp taking place from the 26th to the 29th of June. Also any of our teen club wishing to come on the camping trip it’s not too late to sign up.
Gaa: Annaduff were beaten by Glencar/Manor in Carrick on Saturday by 1-11 to 0-3.This was a very committed and organised performance against one of the best club teams in Connacht. Our low score was disappointing. Annaduff shared the lead at 0-2 each after 10 minutes. A defensive mistake then gifted a goal to Glencar/Manor, they added for more points before half time to lead by 1-6 to 0-2 at half time. In a low scoring second half Manor outscored us by 0-5 to 0-1 with county minor Kenny Cox getting our second half point. The under 16’s winning run came to an end on Saturday when they were beaten by Garadice, they still have a chance of making the final. Most of the panel are underage again next year In the junior championship Annaduff were beaten 5-13 to 0-5 by St. Marys in Carrick on Sunday. The scoreline was a bit harsh as this was a spirited performance with lack of fitness a deciding factor. Ml. Rowley opened the scoring with an Annaduff point, Ml. Rowley again, Alan Cox and Ronan Egan with a great point got our first half scores while the second half point came from Cathal Cox.
Annaduff Parish/G.A.A Lotto: At the draw held in Cox’s Steakhouse Bar, Dromod, there was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3,8,13,14. The 50 Euro winner was Alan Cox, Corduff. The 25 Euro winners were Rian Ward, Gortinty, Alan Rowley, Drumcree, Jason Ward, Derrybrack, Gary Faughnan, Aughamore. The next draw takes place on Sunday next in Duignan’s of Drumsna with a Jackpot of 4,600 Euro.
Cloding for kids: We are setting up a free coding for kids class in Ballinamore. Coding is the way you build websites, computer games and Apps. Coding is very useful for kids and adults alike. CoderDojo is the organisation worldwide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here www.coderdojo.com. There are over 50 coderdojos in Ireland today. We need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest. We intend to have one every Saturday for 1 or 2 hours. This is open to all kids the Leitrim/Cavan/Longford/Fermanagh area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help or are interested in join
Birthday greetings: We send greetings to some people in our locality who have birthdays at this time firstly to Bornacoola’s most senior citizen Mrs May Beirne, Cashel who celebrated her 100th birthday last week, next to Ollie Vaughan, Cloonart who had his birthday last week and finally to Margaret Feeney who reached a milestone in her life recently Margaret partied with family and friends on Saturday last in the Copper still Dromod. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Health Forum: South Leitrim Community Health Forum and Primary Care Team and Co Leitrim Community Forum are organising a Community Walk and Talk event as part of the Green Ribbon initiative. This initiative is part of the Walk and Talk for Positive Mental Health project, recently launched in Leitrim. This project aims to start the conversation amongst people by promoting “walk and talk” events in schools, workplaces and community settings. The project has been developed in Leitrim by four agencies; Leitrim Development Company, Mental Health Ireland, STOP Suicide and Leitrim Sports Partnership working together to help get the conversation started on changing minds about mental health. Date: Wednesday 29th May 2013. Time: 7.30pm. Meeting Point: Outside Supervalu in Ballinamore, the walk is planned along the canal, which should take about an hour. Please come along and join us.