Ballinamore local news Dec 10

GOAL: Blazers Basketball Club will be holding their annual table quiz in aid of Goal on St. Stephen's Day at 4pm in Smyth's Siopa Ól.

GOAL: Blazers Basketball Club will be holding their annual table quiz in aid of Goal on St. Stephen's Day at 4pm in Smyth's Siopa Ól.

This year there is a slight twist as the theme will be Sports and Soaps! So start getting your teams of 4 ready, keeping in mind you'll be needing a 'TV soaps' expert on your team!


The whist was held on Thursday 2nd December and the winners were:

Top Score – Christmas Hamper (Sponsored by SuperValue) Iris Bennett (146); 1st Lady – bottle of Brandy Bernie McGovern (142); 2nd Lady – bottle of Smirnoff Margaret Nelis (141); 3rd Lady – bottle of sparkling wine Sheila Cooney (140); 1st Gent – bottle of brandy Philip Farrelly (143); 2nd Gent – bottle of Paddy's Sharen McNabola (141); 3rd Gent – bottle of sparkling wine Michael McWeeney (140); time lady – Eita McGerty box of Victoria biscuits; time gent – Mary Bohan box of Victoria; Longest sitting lady – Maureen Dolphen bottle of Bucks Fizz; Longest sitting gent – Adrian Spotan; Lowest score of lady or gent _ John Lynch bottle of cream liquor


The annual Senior Citizen Christmas Party will be held next Sunday 12th December in the Commercial from 2.30pm to 8pm. Tickets are presently being distributed. If any senior citizen is forgotten or over looked please feel free to come along without a ticket. Looking forward to seeing you all.


From Eltjo and Marion Van der Laan, to the men from the Ballinamore Fire Brigade for the excellent work they did in extinguishing the huge chimney fire, we had at Lawderdale House and as such preventing our house going up in flames.



A meeting in respect of the above will be held on Tuesday 7th Dec, 2010 in St Felim's at 9pm. Matters for discussion will include – cutbacks - CAO application – requirement of French for third level institutions etc., your attendance would be much appreciated.


On Friday night last week Colin Griffin received the Leitrim Sports Partnership Top Sports Award for 2010 and on Sunday Ryan O Rourke won an All Ireland Under 14 Boys Cross Country bronze medal as a member of the Connacht Team at the Even Ages Championships in Derry. The Uneven ages event is i n Tullamore on December 19th and six club members have qualified. Club training continues for the next two weeks Tuesday and Thursday at 6.00 p.m. with the emphasis now on preparing for the Indoor Athletics season after Christmas which will include the new Primary Schools competition.


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.


would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the recent successful Table Quiz. Thank you to all the businesses and private individuals, who sponsored prizes, sent in cheques and cash contributions but was unable to attend a very enjoyable night. Thank you to Noel and Alan for organising the questions. We hold fundraising events each year to fund our running expenses. This year we gained an additional six points in the National Tidy Towns

Competition, achieving an overall score of 265 points. Our committee is as follows - Chairperson Tommy Dolan, Secretary Liz Lennon and Treasurer Declan Cumiskey.


Computer Classes will commence on Tuesday 11th January 2011 in the Vocational School, Ballinamore from 7.00-9.00p.m.and will run on Tuesdays at the same time for five weeks finishing on 8th February 2011.Arrangements for the Christmas Party have been finalised for Friday 17th December 2010 at 7.00p.m. in Glenview Guest House. Members please contact Mary at 0879696681 if you wish to add your name to the party list. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 9th December 2010 at 3.00p.m. in Trthnna.


Christmas Draw - We would ask our sellers to return ticket as soon as they are sold. This is to allow us to establish where tickets have been sold and to ensure that all areas are covered. Please return tickets to Ruair Suilleabhin / Anne Shanley. draw will be in Gay Prior's on Sunday 2 Jan

Club History on DVD

There are copies still available of the DVD brought out for the 125 anniversary of the club. There are a few for sale in the Genealogy Centre and Philip Murphy's.

Lotto N raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Phota ir ar an Luan. Pota ir 2,500 euro. Winners of prizes for those present last Monday: 40 euro, Paddy O'Connor (on-line winner). Buidal Uisce Beatha Gordon Hughes: Aodhn Mac Samhrin. 40 euro an duine. Noel Gallagher, Boxmore, Brid Sullivan, Aghadark, Terence Boyle, Aughnasheelin, Martina Duffy, Gaybrook, Mullingar, Patsy Creamer, Lahard. Uimhreacha: 16752034


Another year, another Christmas table quiz for Palestine this December 27th in Mc Girls pub, Ballinamore, more details roimh nollag.