The final of the under twenty fives single competition brought darts to a close for another year last Friday night in Jackie’s. There was a very good turnout of young players, and the standard of darts was very good with some very close matches. The semi finalist were Brian Mitchell V Shane Quinn Sean winning through to the final, and Joe McGirl V Shane O’Neill in the second semi-final, Shane winning that one. In the final Shane O’Neill beat Sean Quinn.

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition, thanks to Olive McIntyre who ran the whole show, and to Terry Shortt who organised the competition.


A list of all the players involved with each team will be given round this week and to all the captains of each team please collect the €10 fee of all the players as soon as possible, I will be going round to the pubs Friday week to collect it so make sure every player has paid and it will allow each player into the free Draw on the night of the Final.

Also the determination of some players is unreal and one in particular who has been “power-walking” the paths of Ballinamore for the last few months in order to get in shape the league and it is great to know he will have no problem tucking in the tummy when it comes to taking a shot anymore, welcome back.


Social for all senior citizens will be held next Wednesday 8th in Tráthnóna at 9pm. All are very welcome. Come along and bring a friend.


The next meeting takes place on Thursday June 9th at 3pm in Tráthnóna. Speaker from the Marie Keating Foundation on cancer prevention. Everyone welcome.


Our regular visitors walking from Belfast to Knock will be coming through town again soon. The walk takes place over 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday with the group arriving in Ballinamore on the Thursday having walked all the way from Clones in Monaghan. They have a beautiful Mass in the church that evening at which everyone is welcome to attend and then they walk on to Boyle on the Friday. If anyone that can give a walker a bed for the night would be much appreciated and the generosity and welcome of the people of the parish over the years has made their stay in Ballinamore the highlight of their pilgrimage. This year the walkers will be with us on Thursday 14 July and if you can help in any way it would make a big difference to those taking part. We will collect contact details in the coming weeks. Thank you.


Lollipop Kids (Ballinamore Childcare Ltd) are now taking bookings for September 2011 for children who are 2 years 10 months on 1st September 2011. We are also providing places under the ECCE scheme. If your child is going to school in September 2012 and born between 2/2/07 and 30/6/08 they are entitled to avail of the FREE preschool year. We are going to have an Open Week from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June. For enquiries or bookings phone playgroup leader on 071 9644904.


Ballinamore Post Primary School Magazine is on sale in local shops. This production is an important record of events during the school year and is a must-have for many. Numbers are limited so get your copy soon.


Parents should encourage their children to take part. Training on Tuesday and Thursday continues for a few more weeks.


Harvest Jamboree - Big events planned for August Remember the 21 August last year in the Park? A memorable night as about 500 people enjoyed the Harvest Jamboree in the Marquee in the Park. Well the good news is that it will be going ahead this year again on Friday 27 August, in the marquee in Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin. We will be asking people to organise tables as was done last year any queries at this stage please contact Celia Donohoe.

LNí raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Phota Óir ar an Luan seo caite. . Pota Óir €3,700. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40 Noel Sweeney. Buidéal uisce beatha ó Gordon Hughes: Mary Harte. €40 an duine: Raymond McHugh, Killaneen, Paddy O’Connor, Killaneen, Marie Keaveney, Drumcong, David McCabe c/o Poor Scholar, Séamus Mac Murchaidh. Uimhreacha: 21346075


Time to get that imagination going – painting, creating and designing – The camp will run from Monday 4th July – Friday 8th. There will be a Junior Camp- (1st,2nd, and 3rd class) and a Senior Camp – (4th, 5th and 6th class). The junior camp will take place in the morning and the senior camp in the afternoon. Both boys and girls welcome. early booking is essential. Contact Dawn at 086-3115647 for booking and more information.


Written by Shane Connaughton. Directed by Kerry Crabbe. Starring Shane Connaughton, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Niall Lynch

Friday 10th June. Doors open: 8:00pm Show starts: 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or