Philip completes Cycle: Cloonturk man Philip Howard returns home today after a gruelling four months in the saddle. He completed his cycle on Saturday last May 11th after cycling 12000 km from Cairo to Cape Town, in aid of Pieta House. Philip braved it all the way on the bike not having to take to the TDA truck at any stage even when on a few occasions when he was suffering some ill-health. Well done Philip a great adventure for a worthy cause.
Family Festival: A big thank you to everyone who came out on the day. The weather was touch and go but somebody was watching over us with a big umbrella. The fun run goes from strength to strength and the cake sale gets better and tastier every year. Rooskey, Annaduff and Bornacoola NSs art work had many admirers. The dog show was another success and the bouncy castles didn’t stop bouncing. Our new addition of the miniature farmyard animals was a huge success with young and old alike and have already been snapped up for next year. Once again from all of the Festival Committee, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated sponsorship, their time, baking, livestock, tractors, and most of all your community support by coming out on the day. It was another great day for Dromod. Special thanks to Noreen Diffley and Martin Downes for kindly letting us use their fields and to Ronnie Duignan for DJing on the day. Roll on 2014 when we can do it all again. A big thank you from John, Niall, Seamus, Tony and Darryn.
Wedding Bells: We send our congratulations to Mr Darra Cox, Clooncolry and Miss Helens Gallagher, Sligo who were married on Saturday last in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo with their reception afterwards in Kilronan Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
New baby: We send our congratulations to Edward and Geraldine Moffatt, Gorvagh, on the birth of their first baby, a girl to be named Katie, born in Sligo General Hospital last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
The Resilience for Life Adult Programme: A email to hand from Michelle to let you all know of her forthcoming Psychologist course and it reads as follows; 6 week Structured Programme delivered by a Registered Psychologist, aimed at developing an individual’s ability to positively respond to negative and challenging events in their life using a resilience toolbox – an array of strategies they can use to reduce stress and overcome the challenges they face. The Resilience for Life Adult Programme (Barrett, 2005) is a structured, preventative and protective programme based on sound cognitive behavioural therapy principles, and aimed at wide ranges of adults such as parents worried about themselves or their children or people facing new challenges in their careers or personal lives. The programme focuses on the specific skills of thought challenging and thinking in positive ways, mindfulness, relaxation and attention training, identifying role models, building support networks, problem-solving strategies and conflict resolutions, all underpinned by keeping healthy in mind and body. Participants will receive a Certificate for Completion of Course. Course Facilitator: Dr Michelle Howard, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I., Registered Psychologist 14th May, 21st May, 28th May. Venue: Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on Shannon. Cost: €120 for 6 session programme (1.5 hour per session) Limited Spaces so Early Booking Essential. Contact 085 2856485 for further Information
Sligo Orienteering Club: Sligo Orienteering Club is holding orienteering in Derrycarne woods, Dromod on Sunday 19th May. Registration is 12.00pm -14.00pm. Cost €5. There is beginners and seniors courses available. All welcome. Families and buggies welcomed. For anyone who doesn’t know what orienteering is come along on the day and you will be shown what to do. It will be signposted from the Carrick Road and the Dromod Roundabout using white and orange orienteering markers. Check out Sligo Orienteering Club Facebook page or ring 087 2657630 after 6pm for more details.
Leitrim Horse Riding Club: Leitrim Horse Riding Club are looking for new members, we are hosting an open evening at Moorlands Equestrian Centre, Drumshambo, on Friday 17th May from 7pm. Members must be over 17yrs of age, all levels of riding experience welcome.
Disabilities Memorial Event: In memory of the late Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrelly, Leitrim association of people with Disabilities will hold a 5k walk and 2k Fun Run/Walk and Roll on Sunday May 26th at 12.30pm. The event will be launched by Alan Devine (Louie), Fair City and dramaclub.ie and Andy McGovern, Author of “Against the odds”. Entry fee €10, families €20, everybody of ages welcome. Medal for everyone completing the route along with spot prizes and refreshments. For more information contact the office on 0719651000.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Robin Huckle, Cloonfad, Rooskey, who died at her home on Sunday week last. Robin’s cremation took place on Thursday last at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. At Rest
Lady golfers: A note to hand from Eileen to let all you young ladies know that Strokestown Golf Club are recruiting beginner lady golfers. If interested contact Florence on 0878701872.
Bornacoola gaa: Bornacoola were hosts to Kiltubrid on Sunday last in the Division 1 league. With both teams badly needing the points this was always going to be a tough encounter. It was surely a game of two halves as a very strong wind favoured Bornacoola in the first half they went to the interval leading by 8 points. Kiltubrid came out with all guns blazing in the second half and point after point saw them draw level and then go three points ahead before the final whistle keeping Bornacoola scoreless in the second half. Final score Bornacoola 1-10 Kiltubrid 1-13. Bornacoola’s goal was scored by Damian Moran after a great move up the field. The Division 2 game against St. Mary’s had to be conceded due to lack of numbers.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late David Hardagon, Gortinty, Annaduff who died at his home on Wednesday last, David was laid to rest in Annaduff cemetery on Saturday last. May he Rest in Peace
Youth Club: A word of thanks to everyone who generously supported our recent church gate collection. The members of the youth club will be taking part in Youth Factor in the coming weeks it will take place on May 24th in the Cannon Donohue Hall in Mohill they will be competing against members from other clubs and your support would be greatly appreciated. The junior leaders are in the process of putting the finishing touches to the summer camp they will be running. The camp will start on Wednesday evening June 26th and will finish on Saturday 29th. There will be lots of fun and games for all members. The camp will be open to all junior and senior club members. More information to follow soon. Club will finish for the summer on the Saturday. There will be another music night soon once a date is confirmed we will notify you.
GAA: Annaduff were beaten 2-5 to 1-7 by Gortletteragh in the League in Gortletteragh on Saturday evening. On a heavy pitch all the excitement was reserved for the last few minutes. Gortletteragh led by 2-4 to 0-6 after 55 minutes. Sean McNabola scored a point to reduce the lead to three points . With three minutes remaining, goal machine Niall Maxwell scored a superb goal to put the teams level, almost immediately Annaduff missed a great goal chance after a good run by county star Ray Cox. However deep into injury time the home side got the winning point. Annaduff’s Division 3 Fixture versus Dromahair was postponed as both pitches were unplayable.
Parish and G.A.A Lotto: At the draw held in McLoughlin’s, there was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2,9,14,23. The 50 euro winner was Seamus Lavin, Dublin. The 25 euro winners were Gearoid Barry, Gowel, Liam Gilhooly, Curramartin, Jonathon Harte, Aughintass, Fr. John Wall, Gortinty. The next draw takes place on Sunday night next in Cox’s with a Jackpot of 4,500 euro.
Coding for kids: We are setting up a free coding for kids class in Ballinamore. Coding is the way you build websites, computer games and Apps. Coding is very useful for kids and adults alike. CoderDojo is the organisation worldwide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here www.coderdojo.com. There are over 50 coderdojos in Ireland today. We need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest. We intend to have one every Saturday for 1 or 2 hours. This is open to all kids the Leitrim/Cavan/Longford/Fermanagh area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help or are interested in join
St Padre Pio pilgrimage: A note to hand to let you know that the annual St Padre Pio pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles, Co Tipperary will take place on Sunday, May 26th, there will be a free bus from Cathedral car park in Longford leaving at 9.15am. For more details Contact 0876613510 or 0860405621.