Ballinamore Whist Drive - the usual monthly whist drive in the Ballinamore Community Centre, Thursday January 6th at 8.30pm please support. Beginners and whist players most welcome. Happy Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year to all whist players.
At the halfway stage in the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup Competition, the points are as follows: McGirl's on top with (50) points. Shortt's are next with (39) pts. Jackie's have (34) pts. Fenagh have (32) pts. With a game in hand. Shortt's (B) are on (27) pts. Freddie's have (22) pts. Drumcoura have (23) pts and Ossies are on (16) pts with a game to play. The second round of games start on Friday the 7th January. Happy New year to all dart fans.
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Ballinamore and surrounding parishes. The Ballinamore Outreach Office is operating on Wednesdays from 1.30pm - 4.30pm in La Nua office (upstairs), Main Street, Ballinamore. The Ballinamore outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Wednesdays from 1.30pm- 4.30pm.
There will be a fundraising night in Drumcoura City on sat 1st Jan organised by Christopher Mimna & Team Kinkeen who are cycling from Phoneix Park Dublin to Drumcoura City Leitrim on 30th April 2011 in aid of S.T.O.P (Suicide, Teach, Organise, Prevent), Dromhair, Co Leitrim. S.T.O.P promotes positive mental health, assists and supports individuals who feel suicidal, are in distress or those who have been bereaved by suicide.
Music on the night by Carrigallen Band "Breeze". Finger food and spot prize on the night. Admission optional - Please support this worthy cause.
CHURCH OF IRELAND
The Church of Ireland, Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.
Fenagh Visitor Centre (Monks Den) have organised Kids Fun Days for children aged between 4 - 12 years of age from Tuesday the 4th to Friday the 7th of January 2011 from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Kids can come for the four days or just one day, whatever suits you the best!!! Admission per day is 10 euro per child. Contact the centre on 071 9645590 for any further details.
Training has finished for the Christmas break and will resume, if weather permits, on Tuesday January 11th at 6.00 p.m. when the emphasis will be on preparation for Indoor and Sports Hall Athletics. If the event is not postponed and weather permits travel six of our members are scheduled to compete in the All Ireland Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships in Tullamore this Sunday.
The big Foam Disco will now take place on Wednesday next, 29 December in the Community Centre.
NEW YEAR DRAW
Our big Annual New Year draw is on Sunday next 2 January in Priors Lounge. The first prize is for 3,000 euro with a second prize of 1,000 euro sponsored by Prior's, High St. There are also 10 prizes of 100 euro each. Tickets are 20 euroeach and you can buy 3 tickets for 50 euro.
There was a great crowd in Smyth's Siopa l on Monday night as the temperatures outside were minus ten at least. N raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Phota ir. The winners of the various prizes were: 50 euro for on-line players: Evelyn McHugh, Creevy. €100 sponsored by Kieran and Cathy Smyth: Francis Duignan, Main St. 50 euro each: Sharon Sweeney and John Harte. Bottle of wine sponsored by Patrick McKiernan: Gerada Burns. 100 euro each: Graham Flynn, Ardrum, Padraig Prior, Tully, Joe Murphy, Brian Banks, Willowfield Rd, Joe Mulvey, Killaneen. 50 euro each: Fran Berry, Kilcullen, Co Kildare, Ruair Suilleabhin (on -line winner), Lisa Dolan, Ardmoneen, Gene Moran, Geraldine McDonagh, Lahard, Fiona Cafferty, Tarmon, Joey Smith, Hugh St, Sharon Maxwell, Dromore. Lotto ar an Luan, 4 Eanir i Priors. Pota ir 2,600 euro. Uimhreacha ar an Luan 03526714
Ronan Sharpley is back in Ballinamore after spending two years working among the poor in El Salvador. He will be going back again in January and he is asking the support of his former comrades on Ballinamore football teams in a fun-game on Tuesday next 28 Dec at 1.30pm in the Park. Any support you can give if you miss this game would be very much appreciated.
The Leitrim GAA Supporters (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 25th Anniversary Launch on Thursday 20th January 2011 at 8.00 pm in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, and Dublin (Entrance of Anglesea Rd.).
The 2011 Supporters Club will be launched by Drumkeerin native Joe Layden. Joe is well known to all Leitrim people as the founding Chairman of the Leitrim golf classic in Dublin. Joe, who is a successful businessman had an outstanding football career in the 1960's representing Leitrim (Team Captain), Connaught (Railway Cup Medal), Combined Universities and UCD (Captain and Dublin League and Championship medals). Joe was the founding member of the Leitrim Golf Classic in 1990. Declan Darcy, captain of Leitrim's Connacht winning team in 1994 will be our special guest on the night.
Joe Flynn Chairman of Leitrim County Board will address the meeting. He will be accompanied by the Leitrim Manager Mickey Moran and his selectors Martin Mc Gowan and Barney Breen
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Club every member who joins this year's club will receive a special memento. This will be a very special night as we look back with nostalgia and pride at the past 25 years and look forward with hope to the coming session.