Tidy towns

Tidy towns

Once again Dromod has captured the Leitrim title in the Super Value Tidy Town’s competition, this is 35 county titles in a row, Dromod also wins a gold medal and a special tree project award. Great credit must go to all the hard working committee who keep the village up to such a high standard. I will publish the adjudicators report in the coming weeks.

Wedding bells

We send our congratulations to Gerald Moffatt, Drumard and Orla Beirne, Annaduff who were married on Friday last in St Mary’s Church, Annaduff with their reception afterwards at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Josie Martin Scholarship

Are you attending college this autumn? The Josie Martin scholarship is available through each Credit Union in Leitrim, to the value of €1000. Eligible applicants must have a Credit Union Account. An open draw will be held and one student from each Credit Union will win €1000. The scholarship will be available to full time first year students attending a recognised third level college and will be for one year only. Application forms available from Annaduff Credit Union & should be returned before 30th September.

Annaduff 5k fun run

The third annual Annaduff 5k fun run will take place on Sunday, September 28th. Starting and finishing at Annaduff national school. Registration on day from 11am, race start at 12pm. Spot prizes, entertainment and refreshments served afterwards. Entry fee €10 or €20 per family. All runners’ walkers and pushers very welcome. Proceeds to Annaduff national school parents association.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late James, better known as Jimmy Geelan, Cloonmorris who passed away on Monday, September 8th at St Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin. Jimmy was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Thursday last. May he rest in peace.

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola’s senior team edged their way to victory and secured their place in Division 2 for 2015 when they overcame Glencar/Manorhamilton on Saturday night last at the Bee Park. In a game that started late, there was very little between the teams throughout and while Bornacoola struggled at times to convert possession to scores, they were nonetheless good value for a 1-16 to 1-13 victory. An understrength Junior team – short the services of experienced players such as Morgan Shanley, Niall McGowan, Seamus Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, John and Alan Bohan – fought to the bitter end against Annaduff in the relegation final in Páirc Seán on Sunday last. However it was our neighbours who deservedly maintained their Junior A status on a 0-18 to 0-7 scoreline meaning our second team will participate in the Junior B championship in 2015. A particular word of praise for Karl Mallon who made his adult debut on Sunday and performed admirably at corner back. Team on duty last Sunday was: Conor Hackett, John Shanley, John Reynolds, Karl Mallon, Mark Muldowney, Mervyn Howard, Roy Keenan, Sean McKeon (0-1), Danny Farrell, Liam Mulligan (0-1), Feargal Mc Gill, Tony Shanley, Ronan Mulligan (0-5), Niall O Connor and Dara Healy. Subs used Kieran Campbell, Declan Conboy.

125th Anniversary

Bornacoola GAA 125th Anniversary 2014, this is the 125th anniversary of Bornacoola’s affiliation to the GAA. The club will be hosting a commemorative day on Saturday, September 27th which will include a special club mass and a get together in the Community Centre at which we will reflect on the club’s long and proud history. In the meantime we are collecting any old memorabilia related to the club that may be out there and in particular items from the 1970’s, 80’s and the period around the 1940-50’s. Contact Philip Howard at 086 961 3012 if you have anything that you think would be of interest.

Wedding bells

We send our congratulations to Miss Christina Campbell, Gortletteragh and Mr John Leonard who hails from the Legan area who were married on Friday week last in St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh with their reception afterwards at the Mullingar Park Hotel. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Badminton continues at Mohill Sports complex tonight, Wednesday and every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Seamus O’Rourke performs

Seamus O’Rourke will be performing on Saturday, 27th September in Fenagh Community Centre at 8:30pm with a play that has been written by Seamus O’Rourke called “ Padraig Potts Guide to walking”. See his website www.seamusorourke.com. Already a great demand for this ticket only event .Tickets on sale from Visitors Centre 071 9645590 Price €10.


We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Brendan Flynn, Clooneen who passed away peacefully at the Autumn Lodge Care Centre, Dublin Road Longford. Brendan was laid to rest in Cloonmorris cemetery on Friday last. May he rest in peace.

Progressive 25

Progressive 25 continues weekly on Tuesday nights in Kilglass Community Centre at 9.00pm. Our annual league commences on Tuesday, 30th September at the earlier time of 8.30pm and continues until Tuesday, 23rd December. New players welcome. For more details contact Seamus Nugent 0879309498 or Charlie Reynolds 0871252985.


We would like to send our condolences to Paul Kellegher, Mohill and his extended family on the death of his mother Mae Kellegher, nee McKeon, Ballinamore who passed away on Monday, September 8th. Mae was laid to rest in Fenagh Abbey cemetery on Wednesday last. May she rest in peace.

All Ireland Golden Goal

With Donegal having joined Kerry in the 2014 All Ireland final and the club are once again running the Golden Goal competition in conjunction with the big game. The first prize of €500 will be paid to the person who purchases the ticket with the correct time in which the first goal will be scored in the Senior All Ireland football final on September 21st. Tickets are currently on sale from club members and in the Copper Still at €5 each for which you are randomly allocated four specific times. The more times you enter, the better chance you have of winning. Best of luck!

Set Dancing

Set dancing classes start back for the winter in the Welcome Inn, Cornageeha on Tuesday night, 7 October at 9pm. Newcomers very welcome.

ISPCC collection

A big thank you to all who contributed to the ISPCC church gate collection at Bornacoola and Cloonturk churches on Saturday/Sunday last. The total collected was €390.

Annaduff GAA

|Annaduff gained two very valuable league points when beating Drumkeerin by 2-9 to 0-8 in Annaduff on Saturday evening.

Coffee evening

There will be a Coffee evening in aid of North West Hospice in Annaduff Community Centre tomorrow Thursday, 18th September from 8pm to 10pm. Please support this worthy cause.

RSG 24/7 Care Service Derrane

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Birthday greetings

We send birthday greetings this week to a very popular birthday recipient none other than Willie McGushin, Clooncolry. I am reliably informed by a close friend and neighbour of Willie’s that he reached a milestone in his life last week. We wish you health and happiness for the future.