Congratulations to Seamus and Louise McNerney, Clonfin, on the birth of their first child, a boy on Thursday, January 23rd last. The new arrival is to be named Fergal James and he is a welcome grandson for James and Bridie McNerney and for Michael and Marion Farrell, Bornacoola and great grandson for Frank Sullivan, Aughakine. No doubt we’ll see Fergal line out in the Black and Amber of Ballymore in the future.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Earley family, Toneymore, Abbylara on the very untimely death of Nooreen, (nee Cronogue), which occurred last week following an illness. Nooreen was daughter of the late Jimmy and Mrs Cronogue and she is also survived by her sister, brother, aunts and uncles to who we offer our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Ballymore football club held their monthly draw in McElvaney’s on Saturday night last and Tony Garvey, Edgeworthstown won the first prize of one thousand euro while Pascal Masterson, R.O.R. staff and Claire and Paul Belton won one hundred euro each. Next draw in Creegan’s on February 28th. The club are hosting a poker night in the Breffni Arms in Arva on Friday, February 21st next and this promises to be a fun night out, so put that date in your diary. Also the club will be running a Last Man Standing competition which involves predicting the winners in the premiership each week. Further details in the coming weeks.
Ballymore Shamrocks will hold a registration day on Saturday morning next, February 8th in Ballybrien at 11am. After the registration, a training session will be held. Registration fees is as follows. 5 euro for up to 14 year old. 10 euro for under 16 and 18 year old and family membership (parents and children under 18) is 30 euro. All youngsters planning on playing with the club are invited to attend along with their parents/guardians.
Over the past weeks, a number of houses in the area have been broken into while the owners were away. This activity has caused major concern so we encourage all to be on the watch for anything suspicious and to report it to the local guards immediately. Please don’t assume that someone else will do it.
The annual Clonfin commemoration ceremony was held on Sunday last and the committee wish to sincerely thank all who attended with a special thanks to Bishop Colm O’Reilly who delivered a very informative and encouraging address. Full details later.
Pitch & Putt
A meeting of Granard Pitch and Put club will be held this Wednesday night, February 5th at 8-30pm in St Mary’s GAA clubhouse. All members please attend as some important items have to be discussed. Registration days will be held on Saturday, February 8th between 12-00 and 3-00pm and again on Sunday, February 9th between 10-00am and 12-30pm. Details of membership can be had by contacting Raymond Fay on 0877747848 or follow us on Facebook at Granard Pitch and Putt.