Friday Night Fever

Friday Night Fever

The Disco Fundraiser for Bornacoola GAA was a tremendous success on Friday night last in Lough Rynn.  Costumes from the 70’s/80’s and 90’s were on view, with everyone going to great lengths to dress up for the occasion. The organising committee would like to thank everyone who supported the event, those who attended and bought tickets,  and those who helped out in any way on the night.  Thanks to Selena Shanley Physiotherapy, Sean McCauley Transport, Derek Hunt at the Copper Still, and Feargal McGill for sponsoring prizes on the night. DJ David Nugent was outstanding with his choice of music making the night what it was.  Congrats to Tom and Deirdre Mulligan for picking up the top prize of a hotel stay in Jury’s Croke Park and tickets to Croke park.

Goal Mile

Its nearly that time again and I have a note to hand from Noel Mahon organiser of the Goal mile and it reads as follows - The 2014 GOAL Mile will take place at our Club grounds on New Year’s Day and it will be organised once again under the watchful eye of Noel Mahon. There will be a special launch of the event in the Copper Still on Thursday, December 5th at 6.30pm. Former TD and current CEO of GOAL, Barry Andrews, will be in attendance and all are welcome. The GOAL mile itself will take place at 2pm on New Year’s Day with the usual auction and raffle and special guests including Charlie McGettigan, Laura Reynolds, Seamus O’Rourke and the O Neill School of Dancing.

GOAL bag pack

The bag pack held in Tesco Carrick on Shannon on Friday, 15 November, was a great success, raising €1409.82 for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Noel Mahon, the co-ordinator of the fundraiser would like to thank each and everyone who contributed to the cause so generously, and also to those who turned out on the day to pack the bags it was much appreciated.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Elizabeth better know as Lily Shanley, Dalkey and the Abbey Theatre Dublin and formerly from Annaduff who passed away on Friday last. Lily’s Cremation service took place on Monday last at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May she Rest in Peace.

December silage

I would say this is a first for our area at least it’s the first time I have heard of Silage being harvested in December. On December 2nd (Monday last) local farmer and agricultural contractor Gerry Gearty was baling silage. This is the third cut this year and top quality with a great yield and finishes off what was a great year for silage and hay. Surely a record for the parish of Bornacoola.


Bornacoola gaa held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday night last in the Community Centre. Our thanks to all who attended. Chairman Noel Mc Closkey reflected on a year where the highlights included a Senior Shield victory, an appearance in an U-16 final and County Scór titles in Question Time at both adult and junior levels. The Secretary’s Report in full is available on our Website www.bornacoola.gaa.ie where you can also read a full month by month Review of 2013 in the Archive section. Officers returned on Saturday included: Chairman – Noel Mc Closkey, Vice Chairman/Development Officer – Padraig Jones, Secretary – TBC, Assistant Secretary/Registrar – Niall O Connor, Treasurer/Oifigeach Cultúra – Martina Hackett, Assistant Treasurer – John Reynolds, P.R.O/IT Officer Feargal Mc Gill, Youth & Children’s Officers – Seamus Mallon, Development Officer - Padraig Jones; Scór - Martina Hackett, Co Board – Shane Reynolds, Shay Reynolds, Bord na nOg –  Trevor Howard, Seamus Mallon, Kevin Mallon, Ladies Board – Kelly Howard, Club Executive – Tommy Larkin, Declan Bohan, Shane Reynolds, Trevor Howard, Kelly Howard along with player’s representatives from the men’s and Ladies teams. Our thanks to Oliver Shanley for setting up the hall. Membership for 2014 is now due and is available from Niall O Connor, (Registrar) or Martina Hackett (Treasurer) at €40 for adult players, €20 general membership, and €10 Underage playing membership (to a maximum of €20 per family). A special introductory offer for new members of €10 for their first year. For insurance purposes all those intending to play for the club in 2013 must be fully paid up members. No players will be allowed to play for the club until their membership has been paid.

Cake Sale

Annaduff ICA are holding a monster cake sale and Christmas fare in Annaduff Community centre on Sunday December 15th after 11am Mass. All proceeds are going to the Annaduff and Drumsna Churches renovation fund. They are also selling 2014 calendars with local scenes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


A note to hand from Tish Dunleavy and it reads as follows - Gentle Reminder….Come along and hear some of the old favourite Gospel & Country songs performed by members of the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir on Sunday 8th December 2013 in St. Georges Church & Heritage Centre, Carrick On Shannon at 8pm. Sean Mahon (Rodeo Man) who has recently joined the choir will perform some well-known songs like ‘Will the Circle be unbroken’ and ‘I’ll fly away’. The great classic ‘Jerusalem’ will be performed by beautiful soprano Pearl Kielty. Pearl along with the Choir will also perform Tish Dunleavy’s new Christmas song . MaryAnn McBrien will be joined by her ‘sisters’ for the great song from Sister Act ‘ I will follow him’! That’s just a little taste of what to expect on the night in St. Georges. All proceeds from door receipts will go to the Alzheimers Unit, St. Patricks Hospital Carrick and Leitrim/Sligo Special Olympics Fund. Come along for this great night of music and support these two great organisations! Enquiries to 071-9621757 or 086-1723178

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Christmas Show/Comp is happening on Tuesday 17th December in Mohill Canon Donohue hall at 6.30pm please spread word. Entry only 5€ with great prizes (hoodie’s worth 25 euro) just our way of saying thanks so please don’t miss this great evening for all the kids to show off display of hip hop. Everyone can enter even if they don’t do hip hop even the Adults! More information contact Charlene myrhythmfitdance 0862692977

Social dancing classes

A note to hand from Michael to let you know that Social dancing classes will commence tonight Wednesday 16 and continue every Wednesday night in J’s Hotel Mohill from 8 to 10 pm admission €6 all are welcome.

Youth Club

This week at The Hive some of the teen youth club completed the Babysitting course provided by North Connacht Youth Services. This Friday the Junior and Senior clubs are going on their Christmas outing to the cinema in Carrick.  We will be having a Christmas cake and craft sale on the 15th of December in the community centre after 11 o clock mass. This year we are doing a food appeal for the Simon Community and SVP all donations will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped into the Hive from 9 until half 10 this Friday or to any club leader. There will also be a raffle on the day. The youth club are taking part in Christmas Eve mass singing in the choir. Upcoming events: the junior and senior clubs will be attending a quiz and disco in Drumshambo on the 13th of December and the same night the teens will be going bowling. Our new junior leaders are doing a great job with the support of our other junior leaders and the senior leaders. 

Please be aware that we are still collecting phones for Down syndrome Ireland so any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Birthday greetings

We send greetings to some people who had their birthdays recently. Firstly to Anne Hanley, Cloonmorris who celebrated her birthday on Friday last also to Stephen Reilly who had his birthday also on Friday next to Angela O’Mahony (nee Carley from Furnace) who had her birthday on Saturday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Pilgrimage to Fatima 

There will be a pilgrimage to Fatima on 29th May 2014.  4 nights in Fatima- 3 nights on the coast €759 fully inclusive, early booking offer if paid in full by December 12th 2013 of 150 Euro off.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  Contact Sheila Fahey

043 66 87512,  Mobile: 087 277 4774.