School reunion

School reunion

Last Friday night saw the first meeting of some past pupils of Cloonturk National School in relation to having a school reunion. The idea of having a reunion on Sunday December 29th was discussed and it was hoped that we would go ahead on that date as it would be still in the “Year of the Gathering”. So now we really want more past pupils to come along to another meeting in the Copper Still on Monday November 11th at 9pm and bring along any memorabilia you might have from your time in Cloonturk National School, so from Dromodmore to Furnace from Cloonfannon to Liscloonadea and all the in-between townlands please make an effort to come along.

Disco fever

Bornacoola gaa club will hold an 70’s/80’s disco nite in Lough Rynn on Friday nite November 29 next. Go back in time with the music from this era. Top prize on the night for best fancy dress costume. More details over the coming weeks.

Dancing classes

A note to hand from Michael to let you know that Social dancing classes will commence tonight Wednesday 16 and continue every Wednesday night in J’s Hotel Mohill from 8 to 10 pm admission €6 all are welcome.

Youth Club

This week at the Hive our junior leaders started their training, this Friday night , 25th of October we are having a fancy dress disco for both Junior and Senior clubs from 7.30 to 9.30, please note there will be no teen club on the night. There will be no  club for any groups on Friday November 1st. Club will recommence the following week with Senior and Teen clubs. Inter-club soccer night for the Teen club is on the 8th of November in the Mayflower Drumshambo. Please be aware that The Youth Club are still collecting old mobile phones for Down Syndrome Ireland and any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Active Retirement Association

Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery and Collins Barracks Museum Our visit to Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Collins Barracks Museum will take place Thursday 21st November. The Coach will leave Rooskey at 9.00am. Seats on the Coach will be on a “first come” basis. A non-refundable deposit of €10 is required to reserve a seat. The final date for booking is 29th October. Contact 086 3746742.

Karate Class

Karate Class for children continues at Community Centre Rooskey on Tuesday evenings from 5.45 – 6.45pm. Children 6 years and upwards welcome

Honda 50 Run

Cloone Honda 50 Run Sunday 27th October from Cloone Community Centre Co Leitrim in aid of “Little Rascals” Cloone/Aughavas Community Childcare Ltd. Registration 11am to 12 noon- leaving Cloone at 12.More details 086 8869053.

 Hip hop and Kettlebells

A email in from Charlene and it reads as follows: Classes start week of 9th September running with the school term. Hip hop Mohill: Tuesday under 8’s 5-6pm. Over 8’s 6-7pm and adults Kettlebells 7-7.45pm. Thursday 8pm Adult 6 pack with back strength 

Carrick: Friday under 8s 4-5pm. over 8s at 5-6pm. Also hip hop starting in Ballinamore hall on Thursday under 8’s at 5-6, over 8’s at 7pm. For more information Contact Charlene 0862692977

Ghost Train

I was chatting to Michael from the Cavan Leitrim Railway Company last week and he tells me that the annual “Ghost Train” will be running as usual this Halloween in Dromod October 31st starting at 6pm. Always a great occasion for all the family.


Bornacoola’s senior team were defeated by Melvin Gaels on a 0-14 to 1-10 score line in the penultimate division 1 league game of 2013 in Dromod on Saturday with a late injury time free securing victory for the North Leitrim men. The team and scorers  were Gerry Gearty, David Mulligan, Morgan Shanley, Noel McEnroe, Mark McCloskey, Jason Conroy, Kevin Shanley, Gary McCloskey, Anthony Mulligan, Aidan Reilly, Trevor Howard, Oliver Vaughan (0-3), Michael Duignan (0-2), Philip Howard (0-2),Brian Conroy (1-2) subs: Alan Croghan, Jonathan Duffy (0-1) and Bobby Shanley.  We all wish a speedy recovery to Anthony Mulligan who sustained an injury in the game. Bornacoola’s Under 16 team are due to play Annaduff in the 11 a side championship final with fixture date to be confirmed. Our thanks to Kiltubrid for the recent challenge game. Our thanks to Peadar Reynolds, Bailiborough and formerly of Clooncarne for his recent donation to the club.

Club draw

The October draw in the Bornacoola GAA Club draw takes place this Bank holiday Sunday night in the Copper Still – music by Ronnie Duignan, so it should be a great night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


We send our congratulations to Miss Philomena Maxwell, Derrywillow and Mr Fintan Cox, Carrick on Shannon who announced their engagement recently. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Annaduff GAA

The Annaduff GAA Club A.G.M takes place on the 23rd November at 8pm in the Clubhouse. All members and intending new members are requested to attend.

Parish/G.A.A Lotto

At the draw held in Duignan’s, there was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2,4,23,24 The 50 Euro winner was Rhys Glancy, Dromod. The 25 Euro winners were Michael McKeon, Anfield, John Ward, Gortinty, Aisling Cox, Anfield, Alan Rowley, Drumcree. The next draw takes place on Sunday night next in Taylor’s with a Jackpot of 5,600 euro.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Mrs Susan Howard, Clooncumber who turned 90 on October 14th last and celebrated with family and friends on Saturday last at Longford Rugby Club, next to Annemarie, Boyle, Clooncarne who had her birthday on Sunday last, also to my neighbour, Jason Conroy who had his birthday yesterday and finally to Kevin Mallon and newly wed Lukasz Tymkow who both celebrate their birthdays today. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Miss Avril Shanley, Iona House, Drumard and Mr David Deering, Gorey, Co Wexford who were married in St. Michael’s Church, Bornacoola on Saturday last with their reception afterwards at Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.