I am sure that lots of our readers were at this year’s County final in Park Sean when underdogs Aughawillan strolled home to victory over St. Mary’s, but not many might have bought the programme, so here is an extract from the County Final Programme 2014 entitled “1964 Memories” Compiled by Tommy Moran, I am sure it will bring back memories to a lot of people and indeed I never regarded Francis as a poet, so here it is: “There was an unusual incentive for the 1964 Under 14 Championship Final between Annaduff and Ballinamore. John Player & Sons would provide 20 tickets for the All Ireland Final for the winners, as well as transport to Dublin and complimentary refreshments. A hectic final ended in a draw with Annaduff coming out on top in the replay. This prompted Francis Cox of Aughamore to compose a poem in honour of the Annaduff heroes which was published in the Leitrim Observer. The verses included: Adrian Leddy and Gerry O’Connor, We had at centerfield, They held their place with honour, And neither did they yield.
Michael Gannon, Paddy McGuinness and Henry Faughnan, No doubt they provided good backs, While Tom Duignan, Gerry Reynolds and Noel McGuinness, Came right up on their tracks. There were Timothy Faughnan, Dominic Duignan, And that speedster Eugene Cox, JJ McManus, Johnnie McGarry and Cathal Faughnan too, As firm as the ocean’s rocks. A group of forwards very hard to beat, Terry McGuinness, the goalie brave, Who did display that Gaelic feat, And every goal did save.
Just as the author Francis Cox himself and those U-14s went on to contribute much to the GAA at various levels”.
I met up with Vera Never originally from Germany now living in Cloonboney and she asked me to mention that she will be having Vital Danza “the dance of life” a pathway to inner harmony in LAPWD Mohill on Wednesday, October 15th next with registration at 2.45pm and dancing from 3 to 4.30pm. This will be a tester class. The six weeks classes will start on Wednesday October 22nd same time. “The dance of life” is a dynamic Vital and joyful dance, it’s a South American technique which enables one to feel alive, healthy and energized in body and mind. Some of the benefits are (1) relaxes stress and anxiety, (2) promotes inner peace, (3) improves health and wellbeing, (4) increases confidence and self-esteem, (5) enhances mindfulness, (6) enables you to relate with respect and love. You don’t have to be a dancer. For more details contact Vera on 087 6940478.
Bonny Baby results
A great successful day was held at the Lough Rynn harvest festival, sincere thanks to all the “Bonny Baby” competitors who took part. This was a difficult decision for the judges who did a wonderful job on the day and a big thanks to all who helped out on the day. Results as follows - 9 to 18 months 1st Ella May Wynne, Dromod; 2nd Michael Nally, Tulsk; 3rd Katie Lyons, Dromod.
Up to 9 months 1st Leon Gilroy, Bawnboy; 2nd James Gilroy, Bohey; 3rd James Dunne, Tubbercurry. 18 to 24 months 1st Emily Bohan, Dromod; 2nd Emily Duffy, Drumlish; 3rd Sophie Beirne, Drumlish.
We would like to send our congratulations to Miss Edel McWeeney, Gowel and Mr Aiden Burke, Newtownforbes who were married on Saturday last in Gowel Church with their reception afterwards in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. Edel and Aiden now live in “Millbrook” Dromod. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Progressive 25 continues in Kilglass Community Centre on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. We start our winter league on Tuesday, 30th September and continue until Tuesday, 23rd of December. New players welcome. For further details contact Seamus Nugent 0879309498 or Charlie Reynolds. 0871252985.
Bornacoola GAA 125th Anniversary
We’d ask you to note again that our big celebration evening to commemorate the 125th anniversary of our affiliation to the GAA to Saturday, October 18th. The evening will include mass at 7pm in St Michaels at which there will be an opportunity to pray for the deceased members of the club and then there will be a get-together in the Community Centre from 7.30pm at which we will reflect on the club’s long and proud history. There is an open invite to everyone in the parish to come along; refreshments will be served and there will be displays commemorating our proud history as well as a Special 125 edition of our Newsletter, The Club, in which we will chronicle the major events since our foundation. In the meantime we are collecting any old memorabilia related to the club that may be out there and in particular items from the 1970s, 80s and the period around the 1940-50s. Contact Philip Howard at 087 961 3012 if you have anything that you think would be of interest.
We would like to send our condolences to family and friends of the late Bridie Gannon, nee McGuinness, Ballinamore who passed away on Friday last at her home. Bridie was laid to rest in Oughteragh cemetery Ballinamore on Sunday last. May she rest in peace.
Strictly Come Dancing A strictly come dancing night for the ‘Leitrim Crystal Perpetual Trophy’ will take place at the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim on Friday, 24th October 2014 with Music by Anthony McBrien and Sean Corrigan. Tickets only €10.
Badminton continues at Mohill Sports complex tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.
Roscommon 17th - Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts Group had its first members meeting last Tuesday night. It was a huge success. A huge Thanks to all who have helped promote the setting up of this organisation which is a first for the area. Thanks to all the new beavers; cubs and scouts who attended and the Leaders who have volunteered their time. Looking forward to your continued support. Here’s to the future of Scouting in Kilglass/Tarmonbarry area.
Table quiz and grand raffle in aid of Hungry Horse Outside Animal Rescue
In Cox’s Steak House Dromod on Friday night next, 10th October. Grand Raffle for Jockey Breeches signed by Top Jump Jockeys and Auction on the night for Jockey Breeches signed by top Flat Jockeys including our own Shane Kelly (Cloone) also world famous Frankie Ditiori, there is 35 signatures between both sets in house raffle on night for lots of other great prizes.
There was no Jackpot winner at the draw held on Sunday week in McLoughlin’s, Drumsna. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 20, 24.The €50 winner was Helen Toolan. The €25 winners were Carmel O’Connor, Brendan Gilhooley, Mary Oates and James Gregg, Longford. The next draw takes place in Cox’s Steakhouse Bar, Dromod on Sunday night next with a Jackpot of €8,100. Congratulations to Sean Fox and “The Willies “on their win in the county final. Annaduff G.A.A are currently drafting a five year plan for the club. This will include everything we hope to achieve both on and off the pitch over the next half decade, the plan will also detail the means by which this can be achieved. If you play for the club, have a daughter or son who plays with Annaduff or who may play in the future or if you are one of our fantastic supporters, then we would welcome your input into this document. A workshop will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, 10th October to help formulate the plan and we hope to see you there.
I had a visit to Dromod’s wonderful organic and coffee shop last week where Siobhan runs a really good show, well worth a visit and it’s even open on a Sunday.
We would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthday in recent times, firstly to Jackie Conboy, Rooskeynamona who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday last, next to Michael McGuinness, Corrascoffey who had his birthday on Friday last also to our polish friend Anna Tymkow, Clooncolry who had her birthday on Saturday last and finally to Mr gentleman himself, Seamus Mallon, Dromod who reached a milestone in his life on Saturday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.