Dromod notes



Corr: Michael McGowan. Tel: 086 2561023. E-mail: churchsupplies@eircom.net


The monthly bingo session will take place in the PJ Murphy hall Newtownforbes on Sunday next July 6 at 3pm with a prize fund of €2,500.

Happy retirement

We send our best wishes to Rooskey man Pat Sharkey on his retirement as School Bus driver. Pat has been on this very responsible job for many years and has seen many children safely to and from their place of education and indeed will be missed by one and All. Pat this message comes with best wishes from all your work collages especially Kay and Vinnie. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

All-Ireland Rally for Life

There will be an All-Ireland Rally for life at the Custom House Square, Belfast on Saturday next 5th July at 2pm. A coach will be going to the event from South Leitrim. To book your place call: 086-8775036 / 086-8213806.

New baby

Today we send our congratulations to Sean and Nula Barrett (Nula Hardiman Aughry House, Dromod) who now live in Sydney, Australia on the birth of their first baby a girl to be named Katlin. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Cancer fundraiser

On Sunday, August 10, Annaduff GAA in association with North West Hospice and Tesco Carrick-on-Shannon are hosting a Family Fun Day. We invite you and your family to join us in our fundraising where you can make a donation or even sponsor a Hamper. If you our someone you know would like to give something back then contact Ciaran Dolan on 086 2666088.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Michael better known as Mick Heeran, Funshinagh, Kescarrigan who passed away on Saturday last at his home. Mick was laid to rest in Drumcong new cemetery on Monday last. May he rest in peace.

Bornacoola GAA golf classic

Bornacoola GAA club will host their biannual golf classic on July 12 next at Carrick on Shannon Golf Club. For more details or to book a tee time contact me on 086 2561023.

Bornacoola GAA Club Draw

Bornacoola Club Draw for June took place last Saturday night in the Copper Still, Thanks to all who supported and to Sharon and Shay for the excellent entertainment, winners were as follows; €100 Darren McGushin, €20 each Maggie Martin, Jackie Conboy, Noel McCloskey & Ciaran Fanning (twice).

100 Hour Challenge

A large number of Bornacoola’s underage players recently completed their 100 Hour Challenge in practising the skills of the game. The reward for those who completed this comes in the form of new kitbags. These will be distributed at the pitch this Thursday evening, July 3 at 7pm.

Sports Day

Our annual family fun and sports day will take place at Bornacoola GAA Club Grounds in Dromod on Sunday, July 13 next. The day will get underway with a 5km road race through the parish at 12noon followed by Mass at our grounds at 1.30pm. There will be a chance to grab a cup of tea or coffee and some refreshments at the dressing rooms after mass, before Bornacoola’s underage Stars of the Future take to the field at approximately 2.15pm for the main event of the day – an exhibition game. This will be followed by Sports events and races for all ages, getting underway at roughly 3pm.

Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouting Club

Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouting Club will be commencing in September 2014. An evening of interest and registration for your children to become involved in our scouting club will follow shortly. Adult Training is currently taking place. Presently we need donations of any surplus or unwanted camping equipment and accessories you have. Please contact Bryan McLoughlin, Kilglass (086) 4107 196 or Tony Doyle, Tarmonbarry (087) 933 1602 to arrange collection/drop of your generous donation.

Collection for Blind

Thanks to all who contributed to the recently held Church gate collection at Cloonturk Church for the national Council of the blind Leitrim branch the total collected was €172.

Scrap metal collection

If you have any scrap metal that you require disposing of, Bornacoola GAA club will do so for you; all you have to do is contact Noel McCloskey 087 6454317 or Aiden Hackett 087 2024870.

Birthday greetings

We would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthday in recent times firstly to a good friend of our house Sheena McCauley, Drumard who turned 21 last week. Sheena I know yourself and the friends will hit off to celebrate this weekend so hope ye have a great time, next to John Shanley Drumard who had his birthday yesterday (Tuesday) and finally to Maeve Costello who celebrates her birthday today Wednesday. We wish you health and happiness for the future.