Dromod Garda station: Last Friday saw the closure of Dromod Garda station. All my life there has been a Garda resident in the station in Dromod and now due to cut backs our station remains with the door permanently closed. Garda Joe Egan will now be stationed in Mohill Garda station. Down through the years the Dromod station has been home to many families, from my memory I recall those Garda and their families who resided there, Mick Kelly, Jim Sheridan, Ray Dooley, Michael Glancy, P. J. Derby and to date Joe Egan all lived in the station house and brought up their families there. There was always Garda presence in the locality this left locals feel more secure in their homes, now this is all gone and a fine structure of a building left to go derelict. The Garda station our neighbouring village of Rooskey remains open but the Garda on duty there must stay in Co Roscommon so therefore can not patrol just a few hundred metres from their base. All we can hope for is that at some stage this decision will be reversed and we might have once again a Garda in our local Garda station.
Drama- Bornacoola Style: A email to hand from Anne McGuinness and it reads as follows; Bornacoola Centre plays host once again to a weekend of Drama! The Bornacoola Players return with their 2013 productions... Yes Productions, two amazing plays for the price of one! The group are performing The Chastitute by J. B .Keane, a play full of laughter, tenderness, sadness and misfortune. The second play is The Spinsters by M. Gallagher, a story set in rural Ireland where there is trouble with an inheritance!!! A hilarious look at what can go wrong. The dates are: March 1st, 2nd & 3rd at 8pm nightly. Tickets can be booked on 085 8186578 from Monday 4th February. So don’t be disappointed, get you tickets booked early!
Goal Mile: Noel Mahon, organiser of the Leitrim Goal Mile, would like to sincerely thank each and everyone who contributed in as many ways to the event. Thank you to all who contributed money on the day and those who bought and gave items for auction. Also thanks to Jody, Tommy and TP who made the auction the huge success it was. The Kilkenny jersey has found a new home in Sydney. The money raised goes to help and support people and communities who are in dire need, and to assist them in providing for themselves. The total amount raised, including the bag pack in Tesco Carrick On Shannon was €5,860. Your generosity and support are much appreciated.
School Quiz: The Annaduff Credit Union National School Quiz took place in the Bornacoola Community Centre on Sunday 3rd February. A total of 14 teams took part on the day from 3 local schools, Annaduff N.S., Bornacoola N.S. and Rooskey N.S. Our thanks to the teachers who were involved in putting the teams together. The winners in the Junior Competition were in 1st place Rooskey N.S., 2nd & 3rd Place were Annaduff N.S teams. The Winners in the Senior Competition were 1st place Bornacoola N.S., 2nd place Rooskey N.S. and 3rd place Annaduff N.S congratulations to all winners and well done to everyone on a team. Annaduff Credit Union would like to thank Bornacoola for the use of their community centre and thanks to Oliver and Declan for having everything set up for the Quiz on the day. We would also like to thank Liam Faughnan who was an excellent quiz master on the day and he ran a very tight and efficient quiz. A final thank you to all volunteers on the day especially Marion Casserly and Marcella Lyons who organised the quiz between them. Finally we wish the best of luck to the 1st place Junior and Senior teams who go forward to the next stage of the Quiz, which takes place in the Bush Hotel on the 3rd March at 3pm.
Trident Swim Club: Trident Swim Club is Carrick on Shannon’s newest and most successful swim club with members ranging from beginners to national squad. We train at Aura in Carrick three times a week and welcome new members up to 18 years of age. Our membership prices are very reasonable and we offer a free trial session to all with no obligation. For more details contact Samantha Weaver 086 859 4497.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Eileen Kelly nee Cullen, St Patrick’s, Mohill who died on Saturday last. Eileen was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Monday last. May she Rest in Peace.
Dynamo Rooskey Indoor Tournament: A great tournament were 25 teams took part ended with the two semi finals been decided on penalties, with The Sky Blues from Longford taking on Daniel Rogers team from Strokestown in the final. The sky blues took an early lead but two second half goals won it for Daniel Rogers’s team giving them the prize money, the amazing trophies and of course title of the first Dynamo Rooskey Indoor champions. Thanks to all the teams who took part, also thanks to Paddy Nolan for refereeing and Kilglass for the use of the hall. Presentation of the winners trophies took place in CJ’s Bar in Rooskey were music and food was supplied by John and Colm.