ROADRACES: Preparations continue for the holding of the second Ballinamore Open 10K as part of Ballinamore Festival on Wednesday August 10th at 7.30p.m. Registration on the evening will commence at the Sports Hall at 6.00 p.m. and there will be Under Age Races for Boys and Girls on grass at the adjacent St Felim’s Playing Field starting at 6.30.p.m. The events will be Under 7 300m, Under 9 500m, Under 11 600m, Under 13, 600m and Under 15 800m. These races are open to all and there will be numerous prizes. The Open 10K will be accompanied by a 5K open to all comers. Both races will, as last year, have the same start and the same finish but while the 10K goes on a circuit along the canal and the Golf Club the 5K goes directly out the Carrick on Shannon road to a turning point where it doubles back. Entries can be made on line to www.runireland.com up to the evening of Friday August 5th and also by post to Patricia Griffin, Aghadark, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Late entries will be taken at the Sports Hall on the night of the race. The Entry fee on line or by post is €12 for the 10K and €8 for the 5K which is also open to walkers and joggers. All participants will receive a T shirt plus accurate chip timing. There will be numerous prizes in all categories with a draw for prizes open to fun runners/joggers. An Entry Form has been designed and copies will be available this week at various outlets but forms are not necessary as competitors can just give their address, club (if any) and category with entry.
BENEFIT SOCIAL: The organising committee would like to thank all those people who contributed so generously to the recent successful fundraiser for Fintan Smith. The venue, entertainment and refreshments were provided voluntary. Special thanks to the Commercial hotel and the musicians who performed on the night. Thanks also to those who help spread the word especially the local media and community organisations. Finally a word of thanks to Ballinamore Credit Union, Bank of Ireland Mohill and AIB Ballinamore for their assistance. P Accounts in Ballinamore Credit Union and Bank of Ireland Mohill will remain open until the end of August.
FUNDRAISER: A generous and giving community make it possible for the North West Hospice to provide a wonderful range of quality services and support to patients and their families in the face of terminal illness. You have an opportunity on Saturday Aug. 6th to show your generosity to that great cause and at the same time enjoy a night of set dancing, céili and old time to the music of the renowned Annaly céili band in the community centre Aughnasheelin. Dancing 10-1. Supper served. Admission €10.00. Everyone welcome. Entire proceeds to the North West Hospice.
Boxing Club: Presents Skool Box Kids Gloves Summer Camp, non-contact recreational boxing programme suitable for boys/girls aged 5 – 14 year. Have fun and learn to box, win an award. Date: Monday 1st – Friday 5th August. Venue: The Sports Complex, Ballinamore. Time: 12pm to 2.30pm (includes 30mins snack break). Places are limited to register/enrol please contact: Sean Crowley 086 0521757, Eugene McManus 086 3898136, Alan Halstead 087 9260652, Joseph Maguire 087 7831919.
Agri Show: This year’s show will take place in Creamers Field, Golf Links Road on Tuesday 9th August. The show office at High Street will be open from Thursday 21st July. Schedules are now available from Show Office.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Ballinamore Senior Ladies Ceili who recently won the Connaught Fleadh and will now go forward to represent Ballinamore, Leitrim and Connaught in the all Ireland to be held in Cavan at the end of august. Well done to Sinead Earley, Edel Farrelly, Vanessa Martin, Maria o Reilly, Erin Gilheaney, Sarah Sweeney, Michelle Reynolds and Orla Murphy.
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