DROMOD FESTIVAL - There was a great turn out for Dromod’s festival on Sunday last. The day started with a local derby over forty football match between Annaduff and Bornacoola with Annaduff taking the spoils again. This was followed by a host of activities in the village including a great dog show. I will give you a full report next week.
Our slimathon is progressing very well and we are now in our fourth week and great turnouts by all participants. This weeks total weight loss was 78lbs. Team K leading the way with 18lbs team C (chilli peppers 9 ¾ lbs) and team H (commodores) with a loss of 9 ¼ lbs. Activities for next two Tuesdays are keep fit with Charlene Mulligan at 7.30. Body Attack Classes continue on Thursday night’s at9. All Welcome!! Sponsorship is coming in steadily and we would remind people it can be handed in on any Tuesday or Thursday night. We are holding a family fun walk on this coming Sunday 8/5/2011 at 3pm Starting at community centre. Every one is invited to attend
Last Saturday saw a group of fifty cyclists take to the road in a150km cycle from the Phoenix Park to Drumcora City near Ballinamore. Part of that group were brother and sister Selina and Dermot Shanley from Cloonboney. The venture was to raise some badly needed funds for the STOP organisation. If you would like to give some sponsorship contact Selina or Dermot.
A special night of music and recitations is being held this Friday night 6th of May in Dillon’s in Ballinamuck.
The Poet Higgins Society has been established, with the intention of commemorating the life and works of the Poet, Patrick Higgins from Clooncoose in the parish of Gortletteragh. The Poet Higgins Society is placing a stone and plaque at the site where he lived, as a solid landmark that will be there for the future, bringing clear meaning to the ‘Poets’ Hill’, work on this monument has started and will be completed by the end of June. The work of this Society also includes gathering all the poems and recitations written by Patrick Higgins, which will then be compiled into a book of his poetry. Some of the poems are on the web site, www.poethiggins.com such as, Blake’s Grave, The Drumlish Affray of 1881, The Cool, and Tom Gilheaney, but there are many more, up to forty in total, all of which will be published in the book this year.
The Girls played their fifth game of this year’s Division 2 League campaign in sunny but breezy conditions in Dromod on Sunday afternoon last and recorded a good 2-18 to 1-7 victory over St Josephs. Having the benefit of the elements in the first half they stormed to a 1-14 to 0-1 half time lead. St Josephs reduced the deficit with 1-5 to 0-1 in the third quarter but the girls rallied to to take the last quarter 1-3 to 0-1 and thus recorded their second victory of this year’s league campaign. Next on the list for the girls is trip to Ballinaglera on Sunday next at 12 noon. Team: Michelle Reilly, Rachel Duignan, Niamh Reynolds, Cora McCauley, Joanne McGushin, Susan Shanley, Jillian Duignan (0-1), Allison McKeon (0-1), Leonie Duffy (0-1), Kelly Howard (1-10), Fiona Reilly (0-2), Sheena Faughnan (1-1), Louise Farrell (0-2). Subs: Nadine Hackett, Shannon Boyle, Ciara Hackett, Tanya Donnelly and Sarah McWeeney. On Saturday our div 5 team travelled to Glenfarne for another league encounter on this occasion the home side came out easy winners on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1.05 Glenfarne/Kilty 3.1. On Sunday Bornacoola’s over forty’s took on neighbours Annaduff in Dromod Annaduff emerged winners by four points.
In Div 4 Annaduff beat Allen Gaels by 2.07 to 1.07 with two goals in injury time from substitutes Fergus Beirne and Niall Maxwell. Annaduff had impressive performers in Dylan Kane, Conor McLoughlin, Daniel Duignan and Aaron Duignan and in Division 3
Annaduff beat Leitrim Gaels by 1-7 to 0-7. Michael Moyles making his debut scored three point other to impress were Thomas Flanagan, Matty Cox, John Faughnan and Noel Ward.
We extend our best wishes to my niece Laura Moran who now resides in Carrick on Shannon who celebrates her 30th birthday on Saturday next. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
A note to hand from Patricia to let you know that opening soon will be a walk in day centre. This will be based at the new community centre in Rooskey and is directed at young, old, unemployed, retired etc. activities include bingo, cards music dancing and lots more. Opening Tuesday 10th May at 10.30am and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday till 4pm. All are welcome