Drumlish/Ballinamuck February 23

SCOR - Yvonne Breslin, Bernie Collum and the St. Vincent’s Set Dancers wish to express our sincere gratitude for the tremendous support we received leading up to the Scor na nOg All Ireland Final in the Theatre Royal in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, on the 19th of February.

SCOR - Yvonne Breslin, Bernie Collum and the St. Vincent’s Set Dancers wish to express our sincere gratitude for the tremendous support we received leading up to the Scor na nOg All Ireland Final in the Theatre Royal in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, on the 19th of February.

We would like to thank Fr. Manning Gaels, Ballinamuck Enterprise and St. Vincent’s for their extremely generous donations toward our expenses. It was completely unexpected and greatly appreciated. Thank you also to everyone who supported the function in the Bent Elbow and those who gave donations and sponsored spot prizes.

We would also like to thank Patsy and Ann Carthy for sponsoring our music and Mary Breslin and Breda Cassidy for sponsoring the hairstyles for the girls. Thanks also to the committees of the ’98 Hall, Monaduff Clubhouse and Drumlish Community Centre for allowing us to use their premises for practices.

We would like to thank everyone who put up a good luck sign and/or parish flag in our honor. It really meant a lot to us and it gave us a great boost heading off to the All Ireland Final. Thanks a million to everyone who traveled to Mayo to support us and to Seamus, our bus driver, for getting us there and back safely and entertaining us. We also want to thank Pauline Flood who travelled to Mayo and who has always been there for us.

She has been involved in Scor for nearly twenty years and she surely deserves recognition for the tremendous work she does. Thanks also to Michael Sullivan for all his help, as well as, Yvonne Bennett for last minute alterations on waistcoats, which we really appreciate. Finally, special thanks to our musicians Brian Collum, Elaine Reilly and Rachel Masterson for the superb music they played for our dancers.

GAELS UNITED

Gaels United FC would like to thank everyone wo contributed to their recent clothes collection drive

and also last weekends Church Gae Collection in Ballinamuck and Drumlish

TIDY TOWNS

The sun shone for last Saturday’s Clean Up day. A big thanks to all who turned out, 10 full bags of waste were collected, a great start so early in the season. We meet again next Saturday the 26th February opposite the Post Office to complete the job – We hope more of you can come on board.

A big thanks too, to Holly Blue and Leo’s Bar for donating the proceeds of their Anne Summers Party to Drumlish Tidy Towns and to see all who were out on Saturday. Check out Drumlish Tidy Towns’ on FACEBOOK. Remember to report any litter or dog fouling to Longford Litter Hotline 1850 434 450.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Games, Art and Model Making Competition will take place on Sunday, 27th February from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. in the ’98 Hall, Ballinamuck. All entries must be based on a Community Games Theme or Activity.

The age categories are as follows:- Art Competition – Age’s range from U8 to U16, Model Making Competition – Age’s range from U10 – U16.

Each child needs to know their Date of Birth so they can be placed in the correct age category. Paper will be provided. Please make sure that your child brings all other materials i.e. Colouring pencils/markers, Plasticine or Clay for Model Making, etc. 3 euro per child and all are welcome.

BASKETBALL

Boys and Girls U11 and U13 interested in taking part in the Community Games Basketball competition are asked to contact Colin on 086 0761556.

SPORTS DAY

Drumlish/Ballinamuck Community Games Sports day will take place in April. Young athletes are encouraged to start practising now. Longford Athletic club run programmes “Little athletics” and “Juvenile Athletics Training” for children wishing lo learn the fundamentals of athletics and this provides a great basis for the Community games athletic events.

BINGO

Watch out for a Monster Bingo coming your way on the 6th March at 3.00pm in the afternoon in ‘98Hall Ballinamuck in aid of St. Vincent’s Minor Club. 3,500 euro in prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

BAPTISM

Welcome into the Christian Community to Emily Kalina, Sliabh Cairbe who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Saturday February 19th in St. Mary’s Drumlish.

Welcome also to James Robert Hilton St. Patrick’s Court Ballinamuck who was baptise in St. Patrick’s on Saturday. We congratulate the parents of these children also.

SOCIAL CLUB

The next social occasion will be Saturday next February 26th in Monaduff 3.00 – 5.00pm The usual transport will be available. All are welcome.

SET DANCERS

Drumlish/BallinamuckSet dancers narrowly beaten in All Ireland Final in Castlebar

Hard Luck to our Young Set Dancers who were narrowly defeated in the All Iteland Final on Saturday last by a team from Galway.

This dance troupe included Shane & Ciarán Quinn, Mark Breslin, Ruairí Carty, Natalie Connell, Sinéad Breslin, Siobhán Breslin, and Mandy Cassidy. They were trained by Yvonne Breslin and Bernie Collum and are the toast of the parish. We thank everyone for their input into this lovely dance troupe and hope for better things in the future.

SCOR

The two dance groups taking part in Senior Scór travel to Wexford next weekend to represent Parish and County in the Figure dancing and Set dancing. We join with families and friends in wishing them every success in the Leinster Final next weekend.

DRUMLISH

If you are interested in having the station for your area this Spring please contact Fr. Michael Bannon to arrange a date. If anyone from the Ballinamuck area would like the Station please contact Fr. Jim Sorohan.

BINGO

Ballinamuck Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 8.30pm Your support would be greatly appreciated.

RECENT DEATHS

Warrington: Please remember in your prayers the soul of Lyn Warrington RIP who died in Wales on Friday last. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sister Margaret Gorman Barney and Family, Fardromin on her death. Burial took place in Wales.

Go ndéana Dia Trócaire ar a anaim dílís.