Dromod Entente Florale

Dromod Entente Florale

It is all systems go for Dromod’s entry in this year’s Entente Florale competition. Much progress has been made in the village in recent weeks cleaning, painting litter picks etc. but there is still plenty more to be done before judging on the 30th of July. On the day of judging, we will be visited by judges from 11 different countries around Europe. The judges will spend four hours in the village, so we really have to make a lasting impression in those four hours. If you feel you can help or add something to the village or have some spare time to help out please contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook under “Lovely Dromod”

OpBORation Transformation

We are just past the half-way point and to date a total weight loss of over 15 stone has been achieved.  This is a fantastic achievement by all, so keep up the hard work. Weigh in continues each Tuesday followed by an activity in the community centre. Saturday morning walks from the clubhouse are also going very well.  As this is a fundraising activity, please don’t forget your sponsorship card.  Money can be handed in at registration each Tuesday. 

Cancer fundraiser

Cancer - we have all been touched by its devastating effects at some time in our lives, be it a family member or friend. We can only admire and be thankful for the care and support offered by the North West Hospice to patients and loved ones. We may have the best intentions at the time to give something back. Maybe now is the time. On Sunday the 10th of August 2014, 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.

Wedding bells

We had another pretty wedding in St Joseph’s Church, Cloonturk from outside our area on Saturday last when Mr Cathal Quinn from Mullingar and Miss Denise King who hails from Croghan, Co Roscommon exchanged nuptials with their reception afterwards in Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Bluegrass Festival

Mohill Bluegrass Festival is holding a table quiz in O’Brien’s Tavern, Glebe St, Mohill on Friday, 30th May at 9.30pm. Lots of lovely prizes. Proceeds to the forthcoming Festival in August 2014.

Apologies Eileen

I must send my apologies to my good friend Eileen (from Forsa) on some misinformation she read on these notes, I hope it did not put you out too much Eileen. Just for the record one was a prank and the other was a simple case of “copy and paste” it came in wrong to me so it went out same, anyway it’s great to know that we still have some readers.


We would like to send our congratulations to Barry Carley, Furnace who got engaged recently to to Miss Eimear McDermott from Corbally, Jamestown. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Vincent, better known as Vincie, the Major Reynolds, Corduff, Aughamore who passed away on Thursday last at Sligo General Hospital. Vincie was laid to rest in Annaduff cemetery on Saturday last. May he rest in peace.

New baby

We would like to send our congratulations to Raymond and Kitty Hanley, Cloonmorris, now living in Tarmonbarry on the birth of their second baby, a girl to be named Niamh, sister to Aoife, born on May 9th last at Mullingar General Hospital. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


It’s all over for another five years in the local elections and after an exhausting weekend most people involved are having a well-deserved break this week. We would like to send our congratulations to all those elected for our area, the Carrick on Shannon area, firstly to my brother Sean who was re-elected for a fifth term also to Enda Stenson, Sinead Guckian, Des Guckian, Seadhne Logan and Finola Armstrong-Maguire and sad to see both Thomas Mulligan and John Ward loose out.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Anthony, better known as Tony Kellegher, Ballinvoher, Moyvore, Co Longford and formerly from Cloonart, Bornacoola who passed away on Sunday last at St Joseph’s Hospital Longford. Tony was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery yesterday. May he rest in peace.

Bornacoola draw

The monthly club draw for Bornacoola GAA will take place in the Weir Lodge, Rooskey on Saturday night and we ask for your support as always on the night.

Autumn Tour 
Annual Autumn Tour from Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th August inclusive.

Co Clare is the venue. Male and female, all welcome.  3 nights B&B, plus 3 dinners, nightly music, shopping. Coach and Tour Guide at our disposal for duration of Tour, and are included in total price. Please note that any other meals, coffee breaks etc. are at your own expense. Deposit of €50 payable by Cheque, Postal Order or Money Order to “Marathon” and send to Eileen Bambrick, Cootehall, Boyle, Co Roscommon, no later than June 14th 2014.

Balance to be paid three weeks before departure. Rooskey is generally a pick up at 7.30am. For more details and queries, call Eileen at 086 370 2547.  No private or withheld numbers please.

Leitrim Parents /Guardians

Are you using or thinking about using Childcare? Leitrim County Childcare Committee would like to hear about how accessible Childcare is to you across County Leitrim. Join them at a Public meeting in the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton on tomorrow, Thursday, 29th May at 8.30pm. For further information contact 071 96 40870 or email info@leitrimchildcare.ie.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Tony McLoughlin, Knocklongford, Mohill, who passed away on Friday last at St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick on Shannon. Tony was laid to rest in Fenagh Abbey cemetery on Monday last. May he rest in peace.

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 and it will be collected.

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola’s senior team put in a good performance last Saturday evening with a good victory over Ballinaglera in Dromod. Building on a half time lead of 0-7 to 0-2, the lads ran out worthy winners on a final scoreline of 1-15 to 0-3 with Damian Moran scoring the second half goal. The team in action and scorers were Gerry Gearty, Noel McEnroe, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy, Aiden Reilly, Gary McCloskey, Brian Reilly, Michael Duignan, Damian Moran (1-3), Ollie Vaughan, Trevor Howard (0-2), Alan Croghan (0-1), Kevin Shanley (0-1), Philip Howard (0-1), Brian Conroy (0-3). Subs used: Sean McKeon (0-3), Conor McCauley, Paul Hackett, Mervyn Howard, Ronan Mulligan (0-1), John Bohan. The seniors are fixed to travel to Glenfarne/Kilty on next Saturday at 7pm in the final division 2 game before the shield final and the commencement of 2014 championship. Club Draw: The monthly club draw will take place in the Weir Lodge, Rooskey on Saturday night and we ask for your support as always on the night. All the club would like to wish a speedy recovery to one of leading young players, Anthony Mulligan, and hopefully he will be back in action in the near future. Bornacoola’s schoolgirls Division 3 Shield final versus Leitrim NS in fixed for Pairc Sean Mac Dhiarmada on Thursday, June 5 at 5pm followed by the Schoolboys Division 3 Shield final against Drumlease NS in the same venue at 6pm. The various underage managers held a skills challenge for all our underage players on last Saturday morning to promote the 100 hours challenge. The activities included all the skills of Gaelic football and was hopefully enjoyed by all. A big thanks to all the managers who participated on the day especially our Youth Officer Philip Howard and Jonathan Duffy for organising the event and also to Sharon Jones for providing the refreshments. The Club has begun producing a quarterly Newsletter - you can pick up the first copy for free in Hunts or O’Connor’s shops in Dromod. Copies are also available in the local churches. Well done to our PRO Feargal McGill and his team for all the excellent work on this initiative.


Annaduff GAA

Annaduff were beaten on Saturday by 1-22 to 1-8 by Dromahair in Dromahair. Despite a bright start by Annaduff, Dromahair were much the better team and were deserving winners. The home side led at half time by 1-12 to 0-5.The second half followed a similar pattern with Dromahair running out easy winners. Annaduff: Jim McCormack, Dean Gill, Nigel Cox, Gary Bohan, James Cox, David Duignan, Michael Lynch, Dillon Kane, Cathal Cox, Mattie Cox, Ray Cox (1-5),Daniel Duignan, Kenny Cox ,Sean McNabola (0-3), Ronan Conroy. Subs used: Hugh Moylan (for M. Lynch), James Riordan (for D. Duignan), Matthew Reynolds (for R. Conroy), Michael Lynch (for M. Reynolds (Black card).

Birthday greetings

We would like to send greetings to some locals who celebrated their birthday in recent times, firstly to my young neighbour, Michael Hanley, Cloonturk who had his 4th birthday on Monday last next to Bornacoola footballers and neighbours Ollie Vaughan and Alan Croghan, who both had birthdays in recent days, next to Niamh Delaney (Reynolds) who had her birthday on Friday last and finally to Niall Faughnan, Planxty Maguire’s, who celebrates his birthday today (Wednesday). We wish you health and happiness for the future.

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.