Best of luck: With the leaving and junior cert well underway I forgot to wish you all well last week so belated good wishes to all who are sitting same especially our locals, starting with my own Sharon. Sheena, Ciara, Imelda, Lena, Martina, Anthony, Kevin, Roy, Tony, Maria, Zoe, Laura, Shane, Tevin not forgetting my god son Ciaran in Drumshambo. We hope you all fulfil your dreams.
Slimathon: Bornacoola Youth Club would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported them in their recent “Lose the Pounds Raise the €€€`s” Slimathon fund raiser. With an amazing 30 stone lost and in excess of €10,000 raised it was an outstanding achievement. We had a very enjoyable night in Copper Still to finish off the slimathon where the winning team of Jason Faughnan, Padraig Jones, Daniel Canning, Bobby Shanley, Tom and Mary Shanley were presented with their prizes Sponsored by Harkins Bistro, Landmark Hotel, Cryans Hotel, Cox’s Steakhouse, Weir Lodge Chinese and the Copper Still Who also provided food on the night. Our thanks to Derek and the ever popular ‘Looney Hoppers’ for a most enjoyable night. We hope the money raised will help us build a facility for all the children of our parish to meet and socialise. We hope everyone who took part found the experience both rewarding and fun. To everyone who took part, sponsored prizes or money, gave talks or classes or helped out in any way we would like to say a huge thank you. Finally anyone with outstanding sponsorship is reminded it can be given to any Youth Club Leader. Thanks again.
Body attack: Body attack Classes continue On Thursday nights at 9pm in Bornacoola Community centre. All are welcome.
Preschool: Naionra Pògini Grèine Dromod is an Irish Speaking preschool service. All activities Are carried out through the medium of Irish so the children can hear and learn the language, music etc all in a very relaxed setting. For further information contact Yvonne on 086 0718105.
Pig on the stick: Kilglass Gaels are hosting a “Pig on the stick” on Sunday 26 June at 4pm.at club-grounds. The pig will be roasted by a professional chef and food served hot. Live music on the day with local musicians along with Gay Cassidy dancers and special guests Sean Nos an tSionnain. The day will conclude with music by Marty and Hammer at 9pm. approx. Admission €5 with full bar. All are welcome
Angling club: The Rynn- Shannon -district angling club will be hosting the annual Chernobyl and family fun day at Lough inn amenity area on Sunday July 10th at 12pm. admittance is free. all are welcome. Amongst the attractions will be barbecue, pig-on-a-spit, bouncy castle, boat trips, Irish country dancing, limo trips. Music by Tom Moran. Come and join in the fun day and meet the children of Chernobyl and give a real Irish welcome.
Leitrim v Roscommon: On Sunday morning last we all left for Park Sean Carrick-on-Shannon with the highest of expectations for our county in the Connaught semi final. Roscommon had something else in mind when right from the start they were the sharper, fitter and more skilful team taking long distance points and then a devastating goal. Leitrim were never at the races if it were not for two tremendous saves from goalie Cathal McCrann the scoreboard would have looked a lot worse at the end. Leitrim now go down the qualifier route and you never know what will happen there. We wish Roscommon the best of luck when they take on either Mayo or Galway in the Connaught final, it will take a great team to beat them.
Youth Club: Bornacoola Youth Club had our final meeting of youth club on Friday night last when we held a sleepover in the community Centre. Not Much sleep but a good night’s fun was had by all. Thanks to all our members and their parents for their support during the year. Also well done to all the leaders on a successful year. Look Forward to seeing you all again in September.
Bornacoola GAA: Bornacoola seniors had a home fixture in the shield competition on Saturday evening with Eslin being the visitors. Bornacoola recorded an easy victory in the end on a scoreline of Bornacoola 2.16 Eslin1.04. Next weekend is a must win league game against Dromahair.
All Ireland draw: Bornacoola are holding a draw in conjunction with the All Ireland football final. Envelopes will be on sale with four random times in them, the purchaser will put their name on the envelope and the times inside are his or hers time of which the first goal might be scored in the All Ireland final in the event of no goals being scored the “no goal” ticket will win. The lucky winner will pocket €500. Envelopes are on sale from any club member at a cost of €5.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from October 5th to 12th. The cost is from €460 details phone Tommy on 0436685912/ 0876851691.