CLOONMORRIS 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.
NEW BABY: Congratulations to Seamus and Ann Marie Mallon, Dromod on the birth of their first baby a girl to be named Lucy, born in Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar last Thursday. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
WEDDING BELLS: We would like to send our congratulations to Miss Linda Hackett, Corrrascoffey and Mr Roger Ward, Newtownforbes who were married on Saturday last in St. Michael’s Church, Bornacoola. A lovely reception was held afterwards at Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
BODY ATTACK: Body Attack classes with 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 (086) 3312318. He tells me that a snooker club is to be formed shortly. Best of luck.
BORNACOOLA GAA: Bornacoola travelled to Aughawillan on Saturday evening last in search of their first points in the Div 1 League. Bornacoola started well leading by three points after the first quarter but two goals for Aughawillan - one just before half time and one in the first minuets of the second half - left the home side cruising to victory on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1.08 Aughawillan 2.10. On Sunday our Div 2 team travelled to Cornageeha to face neighbors Gortlettragh in another league encounter, similar to the Div 1 team they had the lead for some time but in the end was defeated on a scoreline of Bornacoola 0.08 Gortlettragh 0.14. Our ladies had a challenge match in Dromod on Sunday morning where Drumard were their guests. The game was played in terrible conditions including heavy rain and strong wind. The girls put on a good strong display. The Minor Championship gets underway on Wednesday next and Bornacoola are in the 11-a-side competition in a group containing Fenagh St Caillins, Leitrim Gaels, Aughnasheelin, Glenfarne and Gortletteragh. Their campaign begins with a home game against Fenagh in Dromod at 7pm.
SCRAP COLLECTION: Bornacoola GAA’s scrap metal collection is now complete and was a great success, with as expected, a great response from every household in the parish. Great praise to organiser Aiden Hackett and all the volunteers who called from house to house and also a big thanks to the Conboys, Hacketts and Gerry Gearty for providing storage facilities for the scrap until it was collected.
BORNACOOLA GAA: Bornacoola GAA 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 Miss Elaine Cone, Killmaun and Mr Dermot Faughnan, Finnelaghta, who were married last week in St Patrick’s Church, Mohill with their reception afterwards in Kilronan Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future
ANNADUFF GAA: Annaduff were rather fortunate winners over an impressive Dromahair in Division 1 on Saturday in Annaduff when they won by 1.10 to 1.09 in what were very wet conditions. In a very entertaining match Annaduff led by a point at half time and also ended up winning the match by a point after getting the last three scores of the match from Ray Cox with two points and a point from the impressive Mattie Cox. Best for Annaduff were Dermot Reynolds, Mattie Cox, Ronan McCormack, Ray Cox, Padraic Carroll and Sean McNabola. In Division 3 Annaduff beat Ballinamore in Ballinamore by 2.11 to 0.07 with man of the match Niall Maxwell scoring 2.04. If anyone is interested in a basic first aid course through Leitrim Partnership, please contact Niall Lyons on (087) 9852113. Course only takes two evenings.
MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE: The pilgrimage to Medjugorje on October 5 next has been fully booked out so now a second group will travel from October 26 to November 2. Cost is € 450 and early booking is advised. Further details can be obtained by contacting Tommy on (043) 6685912/ (087) 6851691,
LEITRIM LADIES: Leitrim Ladies are currently running a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of the Ladies trip to Ruislip to play London in the Intermediate Championship. They 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 with 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.
25TH ANNIVERSARY: We would live to send our congratulations to Richard and Francis Hackett who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently. Richard and Francis partied on Friday last with family and friends in The Copper Still with Tom Moran at the mic.
BRIEFLY: Senior Championship starts in Leitrim this weekend please come out and support your team. Hard luck to our neighbours Roscommon in the Connaught final, but ye are still not out of it yet! I had a few days off last week and went to hear Declan Nerney in a hotel on the east coast of Ireland. He is still packing the crowds in and providing a great rendition of Lovely Leitrim. I see a posting on facebook by Bornacoola Community Development PRO, Rose, about the forthcoming Lough Rynn Harvest and Vintage festival, so more details in the forthcoming weeks. Eslin GAA Slimathon proved to be a great success and the final figure collected for the club was a staggering €14,028 with a further €700 collected on the final night for the Irish Cancer Society and not to mention all the weight lost! Badminton in Mohill sports complex taking a break till September 7. The Congressional Bell will visit most parishes this coming week and Joe Mooney summer school is currently in full swing in Drumshambo.