Ballinamore local news Jan 7

CHURCH NEWS: Thursday 6th January Feast of the Epiphany is a Holy Day. Mass Wed 7pm & Thurs 11.30am. Daily Mass 9am Please bring in the remainder of 2010 dues.

CHURCH NEWS: Thursday 6th January Feast of the Epiphany is a Holy Day. Mass Wed 7pm & Thurs 11.30am. Daily Mass 9am Please bring in the remainder of 2010 dues.

Most of the envelopes for 2011 have been distributed.

Collectors for weekend 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th Jan. Saturday Seamus McTeigue and Michael Gillen. Sunday PJ Duignan & Eugene Maxwell.


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.


The usual monthly whist drive will be held 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.


The Irish conversation classes in the Library are hugely popular each year and big numbers attend. They will start again on Tuesday 4 January at 8.30pm. There are separate groups for beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Please ring Ballinamore Library to book 071-9645566 (Library reopens on Tuesday) Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt.


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 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.A video looking back over the last 25 years will be shown on the night showing match highlights over the period and as many supporters as possible.

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. Please spread the word to anyone from Leitrim who would like to attend I very much look forward to seeing you on the night. Tea/ coffee will be served from 7.45 p.m. with the compliments of the Herbert Park Hotel.