Leitrim and the 1641 Rebellion: As part of their Winter Lecture Programme, Ballinamore Library is hosting a lecture “Leitrim and the 1641 Rebellion” at 8.30pm tonight Wednesday 24th October. The speaker is Dr Brendan Scott, a lecturer in early modern history at the history department in NUI Maynooth. He has published extensively on religion and society in Tudor and Stuart Ireland and is editor of the Breifne historical journal. Admission to this lecture is free with All are welcome.
Public Meeting: There was a great turn out for the public meeting ain Rooskey on last Wednesday night about the withdrawal of the Bus Eireann service from the villages of Rooskey and Dromod. The meeting was chaired by local man Eddie Frayne and was attended by most elected public representives who vowed to do all they can to reverse the decision. A petition with up to fifteen hundred signatures is also to be handed into Bus Eireann.
Last Person Standing: Kilglass Gaels are currently running Last Person Standing 3, entry forms are available from players, officials and members at €10 each. With Christmas approaching €1000 would be very welcome it could be you. For details contact Tommie Deehan on 08728992878 , Leo Cox on 0876994380 or Charlie Reynolds on 0871252985 or any player or official. Entries close on Friday October 26th.
Bornacoola gaa: Bornacoola div 2 team travelled to Cloone on Saturday last for a league encounter and on the day were by far the stronger team coming out on top on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1.18 Cloone 1.03. This win leaves Bornacoola top of the league table with one game left to play which is against neighbours Annaduff that game should be this coming weekend check fixtures.
gaa club draw: The October draw in the Bornacoola gaa club draw takes place on Sunday night next (Bank holiday) in the Weir Lodge, Rooskey. Usual prizes with music on the night by Tom Moran. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Sympathy: We would like to offer our condolences to family and friends of the late Peggy O’Connor nee Bohan, Stillorgan, Dublin and formerly from Dromod who died on Friday last at her home. May she Rest in Peace.
Wedding Bells: We would like to send our congratulations to Miss Berni Egan, Drumhass, Gortlettragh and Mr Seamus McCrann, Mohill who were married in Spain recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
gaa: Annaduff were beaten 1-13 to 1-8 by Allen Gaels in Drumshambo on Saturday. This was a very good performance by our second team and they actually led at half time playing with the wind by 0-4 to 0-3.Joe Cox got all four first half points with Annaduff leading 0-3 to 0-0 after 18 minutes. The Gaels upped their performance in the second half and had drawn level by the 38th minute. Joe Cox was then fouled in the square with Michael Rowley scoring from the spot, this left Annaduff in the lead by 1-5 to 0-5.Allen Gaels outscored us in the rest of the match by 1-8 to 0-3 . Annaduff : Kevin Ludlow, Nigel Cox, Chris Farrell, Colm O’Hagan, Gavin O’Brien, Dylan Kane, Michael Rowley (1-1),Cathal Cox, Alan Rowley (0-1),Ciaran McLoughlin, Conor Reynolds, Ronan Conroy, Niall Maxwell, Joe Cox (0-6), Kenneth Cox. Subs used: Thomas Flanagan.
Ladies: Annaduff Ladies captained by Claire Gill had a well deserved win over Fenagh by 5-17 to 2-9 in the League Final played in St. Mary’s Grounds, Ck-on-Shannon on Saturday. A very strong Annaduff side notched up 4-11 in the first half, two goals from Evie Guckian, one from Sinead Reynolds, one from Eleanor Glancy; despite hitting the bar a few times Ann Marie Cox scored six points. A very impressive performance from the whole team. Aisling Gill despite coming on in the last two minutes scored a goal. Joanne Duignan (0-3), Orla Beirne (0-1), Evie Guckian (2-0), Claire Gill (0-3), Ann Marie Cox (0-6), Sinead Reynolds (1-2), Maeve Rowley (0-2), Sarah McManus (0-1), Eleanor Glancy (0-1), Aisling Gill (1-0).
Colm Hagan in the Ring: All roads lead to Kilglass Community Centre on November 17th when Colm Hagan represents Annaduff in the Kilglass Gaels White Collar Event.
Parish/G.A.A Lotto: It is now possible to buy one year tickets for the Parish G.A.A Lotto on the Website.
Michael Moyles new website: Annaduff gaa Club’s former Manager Michael Moyles has set up a new website to discuss all aspects of sport, training and fitness @ www.moyles-sport.ie.We wish him the best of luck.
School Parents Association: Annaduff National School Parents Association held their A.G.M on Wednesday last (17th) in the school. Fr Wall opened the meeting with a blessing. The following Parents were elected to their positions as follows; Alan Flanagan Chairperson, Cathriona O Shea Vice Chairperson, Micheal McNabola Treasurer, Niall Lyons asst Treasure and P.R.O, Faye Hayden Secretary and Eamonn O’Connell Asst Secretary. The new committee thanked the out going Chairperson Eugene McKiver and Secretary Eamonn O’Connell for their contributions over the last 3 years, also thanks to all who attended.
Mohill Horse fair: The annual October bank holiday horse fair takes place this Sunday in Mohill. This is always a very successful event with lots of horses, goats, hens etc. for sale and many trade stands selling all the items needed for your horses. A day not to miss.
Time change: Don’t forget to put back your clocks an hour this Saturday night as winter time kicks in.
Birthday wishes: We send birthday wishes to some locals who celebrate their birthdays around this time, firstly to Ann Marie Boyle, Clooncarne who celebrated her birthday on Saturday last next to Bornacoola footballer Jason Conroy who had his birthday on Monday last also Kevin Mallon who had his birthday yesterday (Tuesday) sharing it with our polish friend Lukasz Tymkow. We wish you all health and happiness for the future.
HALLOWEEN HORROR AGAIN: In the encircling gloom of the autumnal evenings something is stirring along the old Cavan and Leitrim railway between Dromod and Belturbet where memories of the steam monsters still linger. Preparations are in progress for the Halloween Horror express ! Volunteers are coming from all over the country ,along with the usual crew of ghosts witches ghouls and goblins for their annual gathering under the full moon. This annual fixture has been enjoyed for years now by visitors who converge from all parts of the country. The trains will run on the 31st Otober from 6pm and if you dare to come you are in for the ride of your life,if you are brave enough ! The train will be forced to halt by a ghostly graveyard and then … well come along and see! If you have not had enough there will be ghostly films and for the fainthearted tea and coffee in the house of horror aka the dining car.