ALL IRELAND VICTORY: Carrigallen’s Brona O’Rourke leads Leitrim’s U16 ladies to All Ireland victory. Carrigallens supporters of the Leitrim U16 ladies community football team who defeated a good Clare football team recently in the All Ireland U16 championship C final in Banagher had a big reason to be overjoyed when Carrigallen’s star footballer Bronagh O’Rourke was the captain of the team who has played many outstanding matches for her club Saint Josephs (Carrigallen) Aughavas.
It’s nice for to see an All Ireland coming to Leitrim , no matter what kind. Leitrim had struggled throughout the Conaught campaign but found their form in the C competition which is confined to teams who do not qualify for either the A or B provincial finals. The match was a thriller thanks to both teams who had some fine scores from long range and otherwise. Leitrim’s scoreline at half time 3-4 to Clare’s1-3 as Leitrim benefited from a very good first half and lifted their foot off the pedal in the second half. Clare came back strong scoring 2-5 to leitrim’s 0-5 points. The final score Leitrim 3-9 to Clare 3-8. There was wonderful excitement when Bronagh O’Rourke stepped up to receive the cup,through loud and prolonged cheers from the Leitrim fans and also when Leitrim’s Shauna Plunkett was awarded the player of the match. Well done girls all and congratulations this good hard match will be an up for the future for Leitrim girls.
CARRIIGALLEN JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS SUCCESS:In the Junior A relegation semi finals Drumkeerin and Carrigallen ensured their safety for another year. Carrigallen were too powerful for Kiltubrid on a 3-17 to 0-6 scoreline. North Leitrim men getting the better of Divison 3 league finalists Bornacoola by 1-8 to 0-7.
MOONE BOY SERIES ON SKY 1 TV: is Friday Sept 14th at 9.30pm Chris O’Dowds comedy ”Moone Boy” based on his youth in Boyle an starring Carrigallen’s own David Rawle will hit TV screens this Friday evening Sept 14th at 9.30pm. The Premier on SKY 1 HD will include a double episode. David plays Martin Moone with Chris O’Dowd as an imaginary friend and no doubt all local people will be glued to their TV for to see Carrigallen’s youngest ever film star in action. We wish David every success in this film,the first of many we hope. David is the proud son of Felim and Bernie Rawle,Calloughs Carrigallen.
CULTURE NIGHT: Culture Night 21st September Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen. This event gives local professionals and emerging talent a space to perform and express their creative talent to their local community at the Corn Mill. The main event Seamus O’Rourke’s new play ‘The Sand Park’ is the uplifting and sometimes hilarious account of how a big hearted Offaly farmer comes to terms with the death of two family membrs.In the ‘Sand Park’,O’Rourke has another look at rural Irish life, this time through the eyes of James Anthony Lowry (senior). A big jolly GAA man who just wants to get on with things. He talks about the fun of life ,the ritual of death and what happens when either one is altered.
SEAMUS O’ROURKE: Seamus O’Rourke has just finished 95 performances of his smash hit comedy Victor’s Dung. Another comedy ‘The Halfway House Hotel’ played in Backstage,Longford in July and the hilarious ‘Ride On’ will tour for 8 weeks at the end of the year. Other plays include ‘Dig’,’Down’,’Wagging Finger’ and ‘The Trappe Family’. Followed by Leitrim Youth Theatre Co Carrigallen presenting a short devised piece on Youth Theatre and what it means to them and their community. Ending on a musical note local musician Sarah Finnegan will fill the Corn Mill Stage with an ensemble of talented young musicians to bring the curtains down on yet another exciting culture night at the Corn Mill Theatre. Performances commenced at 8.30pm and admission is free. Booking at 049 4339612.
AGM: of Carrigallens Commmunity Text Alert will be held in the community centre on Thursday Sept 20 at 8pm. An annual membership renewal for year ahead will be collected on the night. A full attendance is requested.