Dromod May 13

FAMILY FESTIVAL - We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better turnout. In the over 40s match Annaduff retained the O’Connor Cup against Bornacoola, with many players returning from afar to represent their clubs. The future of club and County football also looks promising by the display put on by the juniors.

FAMILY FESTIVAL - We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better turnout. In the over 40s match Annaduff retained the O’Connor Cup against Bornacoola, with many players returning from afar to represent their clubs. The future of club and County football also looks promising by the display put on by the juniors.

From all of the Festival Committee, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated their finances, time, footballing talents, livestock, tractors, baking, craft and art skills and most of all your community support by coming out on the day. It was another great day for Dromod.

Special thanks to Noreen Diffley and Martin Downes for kindly letting us use their fields and to Bornacoola GAA for hosting the match.

It was another great success for Dromod Festival and roll on 2012 when we will see you all again. Many thanks, Ciaran, Colm, Darryn, John, Niall, Seamus and Tony.


There was more good news for our area last week when Dromod railway station was awarded best railway station in Connaught. This is a nationwide competition and Dromod station fought off all the opposition in the Connaught area to take the award other winners were Athlone (Lenster) and Killarney (Munster) Great credit must go to the two staff members at Dromod station David Cunningham and Brendan Farrell for their hard work in the upkeep of the station. David was presented with the award by the new minister for transport Leo Varadkar T.D. (who was on his first official engagement) at a function in the Irish Rail headquarters Inchicore last week.


Sean Nós ar an tSionann are holding a fundraising concert in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Saturday 14th May.

Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly are one of the main acts on the night..

Also appearing on the night will be the All Ireland Champions Dartry Ceili Band.

The Dartry Céilí Band, from County Sligo, have just released their first recording ‘The Killavil Post’. In August 2009 they won the All-Ireland Senior Céilí Band competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Concert organisers Sean Nós ar an tSionann will also perform on the night with some energetic sean nos routines. the group range in age from 8- 26 years old. Oldest members Edwina Guckian and Michael O Rourke have toured the world teaching sean nos dancing and performing with acts such as Frankie Gavin and De Danann, Dervish, 4 Men and A Dog, Seamus Begley and Martin Hayes to name a few. Tickets are €25 and are available from ticketmaster.ie, the Royal Theatre box office or any Sean Nos ar an tSionann members


Our slimathon is just at the half way stage and a staggering 20 stone weight has been lost by our participants. This is a terrific achievement, so well done to all concerned. Team K lead the way followed by team N, Team C(chilli peppers), Team H(Commodores), Team J (Dixie- chicks). Activities for next week are Aerobics with Charlene Mulligan. Body Attack fitness class continues each Thursday night at 9pm. Sponsorship is coming in steadily and we would like to thank everyone for their efforts and support. We had a very enjoyable 4 mile walk on Sunday afternoon and thanks to everyone that came along. Walk again next Sunday at3pm from Community centre. All Welcome.


The clothes bank is still in operation at the Community centre for all your unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen etc. Proceeds go to Cancer research and also to our local Youth Club. So please support these two worthy causes.


Mohill are holding Area finals in Athletics on Wednesday evening 11th May 2011 at 6.00pm in the grounds of Marian College, Mohill. Anyone over the age of 6 years and under 16 before 31st July 2011 can take part. Athletes from Mohill, Eslin, Gorvagh, Cloone, Bornacoola, Gortlettragh, Annaduff and Dromod are eligible to compete in the Mohill area. Entrance fee is €3. The successful competitors will then go forward to the County Finals which will be held in Manorhamilton on Saturday 21st May.

If there are any Competitors from the Mohill Area interested in taking part in Swimming for Community Games please phone Mai on 087 9935227 as soon as possible as we need to fix a date for local competitions.


The Girls played their sixth game of this year’s Division 2 League campaign in Ballinaglara on Sunday morning last and recorded a good 1-15 to 3-5 victory over the home side. Having the benefit of the wind in the first half they played great attacking football and held a 1-11 to 1-1 half time lead. Ballinaglara reduced the deficit to just three points with 1-4 to no reply in the third quarter but the girls rallied to play a magnificent last quarter defending resolutely, soaking up all the home side pressure while hitting four points on the break against a difficult breeze to cancel out a homeside third goal and at the final whistle had recorded their third victory of this year’s league campaign. Next on the list for the girls is a trip to Annaduff on Sunday next at 11.30am in what will be the final league game of the season. Team: Michelle Reilly, Maeve Duffy, Niamh Reynolds, Michelle O Beirne, Cora McCauley, Susan Shanley, Jillian Duignan, Rachel Duignan, Leonie Duffy (0-6), Kelly Howard (1-5), Fiona Reilly (0-3), Sheena Faughnan, Louise Farrell (0-1). Subs: Shannon Boyle, Orla McWeeney, Tanya Donnelly and Sarah McWeeney. In the men’s section Aughavas conceded the Shield Game scheduled for Saturday instead Bornacoola played Sean O’Heslin’s in a challenge and came out easy winners.


The Bornacoola gaa club draw took place in Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod on the bank holiday Saturday night. Winners were €100 Tom Rabbitte, €20 Thomas Conboy, Fr Donal Kilduff, Ballyjamesduff, Eileen Cox, Dromod, John Thornton, Annaduff and Gerry Donoghue


We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends Margaret Reynolds, (née White), Drimmien, Mohill who died on Saturday last at Arus Carlon Nursing Home, Mohill. Margaret was laid to rest in Cloone cemetery yesterday (Tuesday). May she Rest in Peace.


In the Shield completion played in Ballinaglara on Saturday evening Annaduff had a hard earned victory over a battling home side winning by 1.15 to 1.09. Annaduff only led by three points after 56 minutes however two points from Sean McNabola brought them victory. Best for Annaduff were Conor McLoughlin and Ray Cox. In the Division 4 game played on Sunday away to Drumkeeran the home side beat Annaduff on a scoreline of 1.12 to 0.05


A walk in day centre will soon open at the new community centre in Rooskey and is directed at young, old, unemployed, retired etc. activities include bingo, cards music dancing and lots more. Opening Tuesday 10th May at 10.30am and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday till 4pm. All are welcome