The first semi-final of the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup sponsored by the Aughnasheelin Gun Club will be played on Friday night the 9th of January, between McGirl’s, last year’s winners and runners up Quinn’s. The venue is The Poor Scholar, starting time is 10.30pm. The second semi-final will be played on Friday the 16th of January between Ossie’s and The Poor Scholar and the venue for that is Drumcoura. The Drino singles competition will be played on Friday night the 30th of January details of Venue later.

Dancing classes
The McCartin SD will recommence classes on Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th January in Drumreilly and Ballinamore Community Centre. See or, or call 0879751872 for further info.

Improve your Irish
Ballinamore Library will be again be running a Ciorcal Comhrá every Tuesday where people meet to practice their Irish and to improve their use of the language with help from the organisers. It is run in a very enjoyable manner and is attended by adults and also by some Leaving Cert students for whom the practice is good for their Irish orals. Those attending are divided into separate groups starting with people with very basic knowledge of Irish to those with a reasonable amount of the language and those who are more advanced. The Ballinamore Irish classes are now spoken about far and wide and draw a large number of people every year. The Ciorcal Comhrá starts Tuesday 6 January in Ballinamore Library and runs from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. Admission is free. Beidh Fáilte romhat.

Bridge Club
Bridge resumes after the Christmas holiday on Thursday, 8th January at 7pm in the Commercial Hotel, High Street. All players welcome.

Progressive 25

Progressive 25 commencing on Thursday night, January 15th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8pm for 10 weeks. €500 Jackpot with nightly prizes. Admission €8 with refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Alley Construction Fund.

The Carers Association 
Are providing QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award training in your area in January 2015, for more information contact the training unit on 057 93 22920.

Church of Irelan d 
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.