Feis success

Feis success

The CRN Longford Feis was held before the Christmas holidays in the Longford Arms Hotel. The event was a popular choice with competitors travelling from across the west, midlands and Dublin to compete. The McCartin SD figured strongly amongst the winners with the following collecting prizes: Kayla Gill, Fenagh, Jemma Galligan-Maguire, Drumreilly, Kaithlin Grey, Gorthletteragh, Aoife Browne, Newtowngore, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, Laura Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Shauna Murray, Ballyconnell, Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, Grace Masterson, Carrigallen, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Marese Masterson, Carrigallen, Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Lisa Gill, Cloone, Aliene Mc Partland, Killdallen, Helen O Rourke, Corlough, Stephanie Daly, Drumreilly, Dawn Hackett, Bornacoola, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Ella Galligan-Maguire, Drumreilly, Louise Cafferty, Gorvagh, Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill, Orla Kiernan, Carrigallen, Caoimhe Gaffney, Drumreilly, Niamh Donegan, Drumreilly, Caroline Sorohan, Gorthletteragh and Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly. Congratulations to the dancers and their teacher Karl McCartin. The McCartin SD will recommence classes on Tuesday 14th January in Drumreilly Community Centre and Saturday 18th January in Ballinamore Community Centre.

Hamper draw
Winner of Rinn Shannon Angling Club Christmas Hamper Draw was Arlene McFarland, Ballinamore.

Want to improve your Irish

Each year, Irish conversation classes or Ciorcail Comhrá, are run in Ballinamore Library. These hugely popular classes will start again on Tuesday next, 7 January at 8.30pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those with some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transition year students will find them useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Please ring Ballinamore Library to book, at 071-9645566. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.

Active Age
Wishes everyone a happy, healthy 2014. Our next meeting takes place Thursday 16th January at 3pm in Trathnona. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Female fitness
Female fitness classes are starting on Monday the 6th and Thursday the 9th of January in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome for further information contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980.


Get fit
The following Get Fit sessions are starting in Ballinamore SOH GAA Gym this week. A Mens session on Wednesday 8th of January at 8.30pm. An Active age session on Thursday at 10am. Ladies classes on a Wednesday at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tuesday and Thursday at 11am for beginners. For more information contact Michelle on 0879390980.

On behalf of all at Seán Ó hEislin we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year for 2014. Annual New Year’s draw - Our big New Year draw was in Priors Bar on Saturday 4th January. This is a great night with excellent prizes and your support is greatly appreciated. Club Membership: Club membership is now open for the coming year with adult membership set at €35, junior membership at €20 and family membership at €80.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Shane Ferguson and Helen Lawlor on their recent marriage and also best wishes to Nigel Flanagan and Yvonne McCawley who got engaged on Christmas Day. Congratulations also to Dave “Sauce” Prior and his wife Zoë who recently celebrated their 40th birthdays.

Scór na nÓg
Scór na nÓg semi finals are on this weekend, with Sean O’Heslin’s taking part on Saturday in Mohill. Best of luck to our participants.

Irish Comhrá classes
If you are interested in improving your Irish, conversation classes will begin in the Library on Tuesday next at 8.30. There will be separate groups for those who know very little Irish, those who have a fair amount and those who are fluent. Leaving Cert or transition year students will also find it useful. Admission is free.

For all the latest club news please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter @ballinamoresoh Contact: If there is any news or information you would like to share with us you can reach the club PRO on 0863906791 or via email at Club Lotto: On behalf of the lotto committee we would like to wish all our patrons and members a happy and prosperous New Year and to thank you all for playing and supporting us throughout 2014. All players are reminded that the first lotto of 2014 will be held in the Heritage bar on the 13th of January please remember all entries need to be in by 2315 and the draw will take place at 2330.

Lotto na Nollag
There was no jackpot winner for the recent Christmas draw. Céad Lotto eile ar an 13 Eanáir i Heritage bar Óir €6750. A Special thanks to Cathy and Ciarán Smyth for providing refreshments and entertainment on the night and for also sponsoring four €25 vouchers for Smyth’s Siopa Ól which were won by the following, Kevin Turbitt, Seamus MacMurchaidh, Janette McManus and Philip McHugh. There was also four house prizes on the night of €50 each which were won by the following, Michael Quinn, Seamus MacMurchaidh and Brendan Burns from Clenaghoo who won two prizes. We had two winners of a €100 which were Brid Sullivan, Aughdark and Veronica Gilheaney, Derrada Lane. There was also ten prizes of €40 which were won by the following, Michael Costello, Ardrum; Agnes Owens, c/o Boxmore; Mary McLoughlin, Outeragh; Ollie Gallagher, Park Road; Michael McTague, c/o Hugh McTague; Tara and Ronan Mahon, Aughnasheelin, Mary Quinn, Ardrum; Neil McManus, Aughnasheelin; Shane Meehan, Drumcong and Jack Heslin, Gortlrtteragh.

Guitar lessons
VEC Ballinamore, Mondays from 4.15pm. Exp. Teacher. Tel. Larry (086) 6053838.

Bridge Club
Bridge resumes on Thursday 9th January at 7pm. The club wishes all its members past and present a very happy new year.

Athletic Club
Training resumes at the Sports Hall on Tuesday night next at 6p.m. New members welcome. For those who wish to compete the emphasis this term will be on Indoor Athletics at Leitrim, Connacht and National Level, Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics, Road running and Post Primary Cross-Country.

Travel Survey
So far the Survey has gone very well. Forms and collection box will continue to be available at Supervalu front hallway until Friday next. Alternatively, those interested can email,and indicate preference for route to Cavan, to Carrick on Shannon or to Dromod/Longford, all of which offer connection with Dublin, Sligo and many other places.

Drama festival
Season Tickets are now on sale in Murphy’s, Smyth’s & Lá Nua at the amazing value of €50 for ten nights of great drama.

Church of Ireland 
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.