Transformation Details of the upcoming events involved in opBORation Transformation are now available on our website www.bornacoola.gaa.ie. The whole thing kicks off on  Thursday, 1st May 2014 at 7pm and will run every Tuesday thereafter for six weeks in the Bornacoola Community Centre. There will also be Saturday morning walks from the GAA pitch commencing at 11am each Saturday. All you have to do to get involved and start losing weight and enjoying a healthier lifestyle is to show up at the Community Centre on May 1st and register for the various activities for just €5. The calendar of events is: May 1st -  Registration €5 and first weigh-in followed by a talk courtesy of Col. O’Reilly, The Nature Trail; May 6th - Weigh-in followed by Body Composition Analysis for all participants, carried out by Sasta, Carrick-on-Shannon as well as a talk by Gerry O’Doherty - International Tri-Athlete; May 13th - Weigh-in followed by ‘Zumba’ with Michelle Fanning, Ballinamore (Bring a mat, towel & drink); May 20th - Weigh-in followed by a Healthy Eating Cookery Demonstration by MasterChef himself Kevin Mallon; May 27th - Weigh-in followed by Pilates with Selina Shanley (Bring a mat, towel & drink); June 3rd - Weigh-in followed by ‘Zumba’ with Michelle Fanning, Ballinamore (Bring a mat, towel & drink); June 10th Final weigh-in.  Prizes for group that loses the most weight, as well as prizes for highest individual losers, male & female.​

Festival 4th May

Two weeks and counting. The line-up for the day so far will include: 5km Fun Run, Farmyard in the Schoolyard, Kids Tractor Rally, Puppet and Magic Show, Dromod’s Cube, along with the old familiars: Super Slide, Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Rodeo Bull, Face painting, Irish Dancing, Schools Art Competition, Cake Sale and Refreshments. Previous cake sales have been brilliantly supported both by bakers and hungry tummies alike and we are again inviting all residents to bake some cakes and buns to sell on the day.

The Festival Committee would again greatly appreciate the help of volunteers on the day. This will involve helping to supervise the different field activities, setting up tables, chairs and artwork in the marquee and also marshalling the fun run. We’re still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. Please contact us on 08799 72439. Fundraising is now in progress and we hope to get the same generosity and support as in previous years. We look forward to your support and will keep you updated.

Wedding bells

We send our congratulations to Miss Margaret McDermott, Clooncarne and Mr. Cormac Cranney who hails from Co Down, the happy couple were married in St Michael’s Church, Bornacoola yesterday. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

New baby

We send our congratulations to Damien and Caroline McGarry, Ballygeeher, on the birth of their fourth baby, a girl to be named, Edel, sister to Rachel, Lauren and John, born on March 20th last at The Portuacula Hospital, Ballinasloe. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

40th Wedding anniversary

We send our congratulations to popular couple, Jimmy and Kathleen Fox, Tooman, who celebrated their 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary on Friday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Thank you

Corraleehan Heritage & Cultural Society wish to extend their appreciation to the community at large who attended “Big Maggie” in Clogher Old School. Many thanks to those who helped prepare the hall, sponsored spot prizes and to the Sliabh an Iarainn Players for their fine performance. All monies raised by the Society will be spent on local projects to revitalise the local community, and with the longer evenings upon us we hope to gather together a group shortly to get our bridges and flowers back into shape. As the fundraiser took place over Daffodil Day, and as so many families in the area have been affected by cancer, a donation of €250.00 has been made to the Irish Cancer Society. Many thanks for your continued support.



Pre-fleadh singers session in Taylor’s Drumsna next Thursday night, April 24 starting 9.30pm. All singers, storytellers and appreciative listeners welcome.

Fundraising Cycle

On Sunday next, 27th April, the Longford Scuba Divers are holding their annual Fundraising Cycle for Search & Rescue Fund. 20K, 50k & 100k Routes. Register from 9.30am for 10.30am start at Clubhouse, €20 adults, €10 uU-16yrs. Hope you can make it. 


A note to hand to let you know that there will be Beginner Line dancing classes in St Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon every Thursday night from 8pm - 9pm. Everybody welcome.

Chinese restaurant

We would like to send our good wishes to Frank Moran of the Weir Lodge on the opening of their new Chinese restaurant last weekend

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola’s Senior team suffered their second league defeat and a serious dent to their promotion hopes when going down by six points to Leitrim Gaels on Saturday evening last in Leitrim village. A first half goal for the Gaels proved to be the crucial score of the game as they ran out 1-9 to 0-6 winners. This Sunday Fenagh visit Dromod for a 12 noon throw-in. The U-16 league gets underway next Monday evening, April 28th. This year we will again take part in the 11-a-side competition and our first game is against Aughavas away from home at 7pm on Monday next. The following Friday (May 2nd) we host Drumkeerin in Dromod at 7. The Junior team travelled to Ballinamore on Sunday last to play Sean O’Heslin’s. Despite a decent first half, injuries to Shane Conroy, Philip Howard and Alan Croghan weakened the Bors severely and O’Heslin’s were much the better team in the second half running out comfortable 3-14 to 0-4 winners. Team was: Feargal McGill, Brian Reilly, Conor McCauley, John Reynolds, Ollie Vaughan, Shane Conroy, Alan Croghan, Trevor Howard, Tony Shanley, John Bohan, Aidan Reilly, Niall McGowan, Philip Howard and Danny Farrell. Subs used were Noel McEnroe, Ronan Mulligan, Darragh Healy and Conor Hackett. Next game is at home to Carrigallen on Saturday week, May 3rd at 7pm.


Annaduff GAA

Annaduff were beaten 2-8 to 0-4 by a dominant Melvin Gaels in Kinlough on Saturday evening. Melvin Gaels showed that they are one of the best teams in the county and could have won by more as they shot 14 wides. The Gaels led by seven points at the break. Annaduff improved in the second half getting points from Sean McNabola (2), Francis McNabola and Ray Cox. Annaduff: Jim McCormack, Nigel Cox, Thomas Flanagan, Dean Gill, Daniel Duignan, James Cox, Gary Bohan, David Duignan, Mattie Cox, Sean Duignan, Cathal Cox , Eoin Gill, Kenny Cox ,Ray Cox (0-1),Sean McNabola (0-2). Subs used: Francis McNabola (0-1), Michael Lynch, Brendan Lynch, James Riordan, Conor McLoughlin.

Parish/G.A.A Lotto

At the draw held in Duignan’s, there was no Jackpot winner. The 50 euro winner was Betty Harte, Aughamore. The 25 euro winners were Cathal Harte, Rose McWeeney, Joe Toolan, John Dowling. The next draw takes place in Cox’s on Sunday night next with a Jackpot of 6,900 euro. In the under 14 League, the final score was Annaduff 7-11 to Carrigallen 1-4.

Karate lessons

A note to hand to let you know that Karate lessons continue in Bornacoola Community Centre every Monday night from 7-8pm, kids and adult lessons, everyone welcome, contact 0879804138 or 0876228031 for details.

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.

Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings to a some locals who had their birthdays recently firstly to Liz Rogan, Tooman who reached a milestone in her life on Friday last, also to Peter Hanley and his daughter, Marie who both had their birthdays on Friday last, also to my good friend, Ailbhe McGill who had her birthday in recent weeks and celebrated it in style in London with her nephew Sebastian. We wish you health and happiness for the future.