Dromod

CEMETERY SUNDAY: The annual Mass for deceased will take place in Cloonmorris Cemetery on Sunday July 31 (Bank holiday weekend) starting at the earlier time of 1pm.

CEMETERY SUNDAY: The annual Mass for deceased will take place in Cloonmorris Cemetery on Sunday July 31 (Bank holiday weekend) starting at the earlier time of 1pm.

SYMPATHY: We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Margaret Maguire nee Carr, Cloontumpher, Bornacoola who died at her home on Monday July 18 last. Margaret was laid to rest in Cloonmorris Cemetery on Wednesday last. May she Rest in Peace.

WEDDING BELLS: We would like to send our congratulations to Miss Marie Mahady, Rooskey and Mr Fintan Shanley, Acers, Bornacoola who were married on Saturday last in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Rooskey with their reception afterwards in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

CLASSES: Body Attack Classes new five week session is now on. Classes every Thursday night at 9pm in Bornacoola Community centre. All are welcome.

SNOOKER: I was chatting to Colman from The Kon Tiki bar Rooskey and he tells me that a new snooker room is now open, for those with interest or to book table contact Colman on 0863312318, and he tells me that a snooker club to be formed shortly. Best of luck.

SYMPATHY: We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Pauline Farrell, (née Bohan) London and formerly of Dromod More, Dromod. Pauline was laid to rest in Farnaught Cemetery on Saturday last. May she Rest in Peace.

ENGAGED: We would like to send our congratulations to Mr Stephen McDonagh, Cloonfannon and Miss Marie Rooney, Ferbane, Co Offaly who announced their engagement last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

BOB THE BUILDER: Bornacoola senior goalie Bobby Shanley will travel to Ghana from 4-17 of September to help out with a school building project there. To raise some funds for the project there will be a function in the Weir Lodge on Sunday night next with a reunion for one night only of Criteria (Ronnie & Feargal). Admission optional, your support would be greatly appreciated.

BORNACOOLA GAA: Bornacoola was in action on Saturday last in the first round of the senior championship. Carrigallen was the opposition. The game was played in Carrick on Shannon. Bornacoola started well and led at the interval by five points but it was to be a game of two halves. Carrigallen came out in the second half with some positional changes and within a short time had two goals and three points on the scoreboard. Bornacoola rallied back and were in hard luck for two goals but again it was not to be and the old saying ‘goals wins games’ came true in this occasion. Carrigallen came out winners on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 0.14, Carrigallen 3.08. Next Saturday evening Bornacoola is back in action for what is a must win game for the club when the lads take on county champions Glencar Manorhamilton with a throw in time of 6pm. On Sunday our junior A team are in action in the championship v Kiltubrid (check fixture list or details).

CLUB DRAW: The Bornacoola GAA Club draw for July will take place in The Copper Still on Saturday next. Usual prizes, music by Niall McGowan. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SCRAP COLLECTION: Last week I mentioned Bornacoola’s scrap metal collection was now complete but there is still time as there will be one more load to go, so anyone who has unwanted metal, cookers, electrical goods etc contact Aiden Hackett or indeed any club member. When I was thanking those who provided collection facilities last week I omitted the McDermott family, Clooncarne so my apologies for that and thank you for same.

SYMPATHY: We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary Alice Scollan, (née Duggan) of Drumboy, Mohill, who died at the Lough Errill Nursing Home on Friday last. Mary Alice was laid to rest in Mohill Cemetery on Monday last. May she Rest in Peace.

ALL-IRELAND DRAW: Bornacoola is holding a draw in conjunction with the All-Ireland football final. Envelopes will be on sale with four random times in them. The purchaser will put their name on the envelope and the times inside are his or hers time of which the first goal might be scored in the All-Ireland final in the event of no goals being scored the ‘no goal’ ticket will win. The lucky winner will pocket €500. Envelopes are on sale from any club member at a cost of €5.

WEDDING BELLS: We would like to send our congratulations to Mr Michael Campbell, Clooncumber and Miss Denise O’Leary, Longford who were married on Saturday last in St. Mary’s Church, Newtownforbes with reception afterwards in The Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: A special collection for those poor people living in famine stricken countries will take place in Cloonturk and Bornacoola churches on Saturday and Sunday 6, 7 August. Please give generously.

ANNADUFF GAA: Annaduff play Drumreilly in Ballinamore in the club’s first game in the Senior Championship at 6pm on Saturday evening next. In the Junior “A” Championship Sean O’Heslin will be the opponents in Cloone on Sunday at 1:30pm.

MEDGJORGE PILGRIMAGE: A note to hand to let you know that the pilgrimage to Medgjorge on October 5 next has been fully booked out, so now a second group will travel from October 26 – November 2. Cost €450 and early booking is advised. For all details contact Tommy on (043) 6685912/(087) 6851691.  

LEITRIM LADIES: Leitrim Ladies are currently running a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of the trip to Ruislip to play London in the Intermediate Championship. The club will be holding the first Leitrim 10k Dawn Run/Walk on Saturday August 6 from the St Mary’s GAA Clubhouse in Carrick. It is €15 to enter which includes breakfast. You can enter in advance on www.runireland.com and further information is available from Edel on (087) 7516448 or Bernadette on (086) 8115271.

.

SYMPATHY: We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Robert Joseph Reynolds, Blackrock, Dublin and formerly from Bornacoola who died at his home on Wednesday last. Robert was laid to rest in Cloonmorris Cemetery on Monday last. May he Rest in Peace.

BIRTHDAY: We would live to send birthday greetings to Sean McCauley, Gort who reached a milestone in his life last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

DEVELOPMENT AGM: A note in through the great link of Facebook from Rose Farrell PRO of Bornacoola Community Development Association to let you all know that the AGM of the Bornacoola Community Development Association takes place in Bornacoola Community centre on Friday August 12 next at 8pm. All are welcome.

BRIEFLY: Bornacoola GAA Club draw in the Copper Still on Saturday night next. Get well wishes by Furnace to Margo who had a little mishap and has the leg in plaster at the moment. It won’t be long till your back dancing Margo! Did I hear a weather forecaster apologising to the people of the east coast on national radio last Friday morning for getting the forecast wrong the day before? So it rained on the poor Dubs, terrible, the rest of the country could be flooded out and not a mention of it! Still time to get rid of any old scrap metal. Great clean up and painting job done around Bornacoola GAA pitch thanks to all the volunteers. Bank Holiday Weekend ahead, Dromod looking forward to another busy one. Ronnie and Fergal back together for a blast from the past in The Weir in Sunday night next.

*As part of changes on www.longfordleader.ie, an edited version of all local notes will appear on the website from August 1 2011. The full text of the local notes will appear, as always, in the printed edition of the Longford Leader.

Alternatively you can purchase the Longford Leader e-paper online for just €75 a year. Log on to www.longfordleader.ie/news/e-paper to find out more.