Drumshanbo

SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Martha Beirne, Drumhauver on the death of her Father, Mr. Peter Cullen of Geevagh, Co.Sligo. The Funeral took place on Friday of last week following Requiem Mass in Geevagh. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs.Bríd Kenny and the Kenny Family on the death of Bríd’s sister Ms. Rita Hanrahan, Longford who passed away last weekend. The Funeral took place in Longford on Saturday following Requiem Mass.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Martha Beirne, Drumhauver on the death of her Father, Mr. Peter Cullen of Geevagh, Co.Sligo. The Funeral took place on Friday of last week following Requiem Mass in Geevagh. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs.Bríd Kenny and the Kenny Family on the death of Bríd’s sister Ms. Rita Hanrahan, Longford who passed away last weekend. The Funeral took place in Longford on Saturday following Requiem Mass.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

RIVERSIDE AMENITY: The idea of a new Amenity Area or Park along the river through the middle of Drumshanbo has been put forward by the community group, Pride in Drumshanbo. A Feasibility Study is underway to determine if the site is suitable. As part of that, we need to hear from you! Please let us know what you think of the idea. There will be a public meeting about the project on Wednesday the 27th of July in the Ramada Hotel at 8pm to discuss these ideas and the project in general. Please drop your comments, suggestions in the box at Drumshanbo Post Office or email them to mail@murray-associates.com.

ALLEN GAELS: Congratulations to the Allen Gaels Senior team who won the Leitrim Shield Competition Final last Sunday against Carrigallen in Pairc Sean. It is the first Trophy won by the Senior team since the glory days of successive Co. Championships and credit is due to this hard working bunch of former Minors and seasoned Seniors for the comprehensive manner in which they defeated their more highly rated opponents. This welcome victory is all the more significant as the Gaels are currently propping up the League table with no victories from seven games played although several other teams are in a similar position. However the main focus on the Shield competition resulted in six straight victories for Allen Gaels on their way to Championship glory. Sunday’s good news also comes two weeks ahead of a meeting with Kiltubrid in the 1st Round of the 2011 Leitrim Senior Football Championship. A special word of congratulations to Polish national and local resident Martin Kalisz who becomes the first Pole to win a Championship medal at Senior level in the club and only the second ever to win a County Championship.

FAMILY TRADITION: Kieran Fitzgerald ,formerly of Carricknabrack was one of the original members of the first ever Leitrim Community Games Swimming Team back in the 70’s. He subsequently went on to international fame through a series of swims across the English Channel ,Hudson River and many other achievements. Now the next generation of Fitzgerald’s is making a name for themselves in a variety of competitive activities. Kieran’s daughter Niamh Fitzgerald won 1st prize in the Under 12 Championship at the Drumshanbo Féis recently held in the Mayflower, and in doing so beat a girl that came 4th in the Under 12 World Championships last April. Meanwhile Kieran’s seven year old son Niall looks like following in his Dad’s footsteps or should that be’ swimsteps’ when he won the Under 8 Freestyle Swimming Competition at the County Sligo Community Games Finals last week!

SPONSORED CYCLE: Eamonn McGowan will undertake a Sponsored 4 Hour Cycle on Friday 22nd July on Main St. between 6pm and 10pm. The Proceeds are in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Handicapped Children’s Trust which help bring young people with special needs to Lourdes.

JOE MOONEY: The Annual Joe Mooney Summer School commences this weekend with Traditional Fáilte Sessions featuring members of the local Craobh of Cómhaltas Ceóltóirí Éireann. The Áifreann Tradisiunta will be celebrated on Sunday next in St. Patrick’s Church at 11.30am .It will be followed immediately by a short wreath laying ceremony at the graveside of Joe Mooney in the adjoining Cemetery. Everybody invited. A full list of the weeks activities are available on the official Brochure available at all local stores and in the ‘Observer’.

MURAL PROJECT: Drumshanbo Youth Cafe are running a “Mural project” for Post Primary students, until this Friday July 15th,from 2pm to 6pm. The “Fun Days” for 4th, 5th, and 6th classes will commence on July 25th to 28th, from 2pm to 6pm, finishing with day trip on Thursday. The Youth Cafe will be closed for the summer from this Friday 24th June and will reopen in September. Further inquires to N.C.Y.C.S. Hill Rd, Phone; 0719641721 or leitrimyouth@eircom.net