A weekend of Drama: The Chastitute and The Spinsters for your enjoyment. The Bornacoola Players are threading the boards once more with another wonderful play from the pen of J.B. Keane, on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of March at 8pm nightly.
“The Chastitute” delves into the life of bachelor John Bosco McLaine who’s endeavours to find true love have caused him some serious heartache! This hilarious, yet sometimes tender story reminds us how rural life can be for the “singledom”. See Michael Frayne as he stands the other side of the camera and takes centre stage as John Bosco. Coupled with this production is “The Spinsters”, by Eileen Walsh. “The Spinsters” will make you laugh out loud as the two bachelor Duane brothers get into a spot of bother with their late Aunt’s will - but as always, there is a way out of it - and the two crafty brothers are quite happy with the outcome. See our local national school principal Declan Bohan as never before! Johnny Duffy, our “Lock-Up Alarms” man, who finds himself in a sticky situation. The troupe consists of local amateur actors who have spent night after night rehearsing with one goal in mind: that is to put on a good show. This year, the Bornacoola Players are thrilled to have two young actors Brendan and Killian Frayne who recently starred in Chris O’Dowd’s amazing “Moone Boy”. Brendan and Killian played the Bonner Brothers and now the talented duo star in the Chastitute as a pair of troublesome townies. The boys are sons of Michael and Linda Frayne, so we can safely say that the talent comes from their genes! There is a large crew and cast with Alan Carney taking on the role of Stage Manager. The play is directed by Anne McGuinness and funds are in aid of local development. So for a wonderful weekend of drama - Bornacoola Community Centre is the place to be - on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March. 8PM Nightly. Tickets can be booked on 0858186578. Phone now and don’t be disappointed!
Defibrillator News: Bornacoola has a very valuable resource in 12 defibrillators positioned in various locations around the parish and approximately 110 people have been trained to use them. In order to maintain and upgrade vital defibrillator equipment it is necessary, once again, to appeal to the generosity of the people of the parish. Our last fundraising efforts were very successful and, this time, we are hoping to raise €6,000 for future upgrades and battery replacements. A member of the committee has been nominated to fundraise in all areas of the parish, please place your donation in the envelope provided and it will be collected from you. Further training will be taking place in the near future, if you wish to be included please give your name and phone number (mobile if possible) to the person collecting in your area, to any member of the committee or text your details to 087-6359727. Defibrillators are a valuable asset in our community; please help us to achieve this upgrade.
Engaged: We send our congratulations to Mr Gerard Moffatt, Drumard and Miss Orla Beirne, Annaduff who announced their engagement on Thursday night last (Valentines Day). We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Sean Ward, Rosharry, Mohill who died on Tuesday week last at St Patrick’s Hospital Carrick on Shannon. Sean was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Thursday last. May he Rest in Peace.
Wedding Bells: We had another beautiful wedding last week from outside our area but this time there were Dromod connections, so we would like to send our congratulations to Miss Niamh Griffin (grandniece of Mrs Eileen Duffy Dromod) and Mr Niall Fitzharris who both come from Knocklyon, Dublin. The happy couple were married in Farnaught Church on Friday last with their wedding reception afterwards in Lough Rynn Castle. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Bartley Bohan, Foxbouragh, Drumsna died on Sunday week last at Sligo General Hospital. Bartley was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Wednesday last. May he Rest in Peace.
Bornacoola gaa: The football season for all clubs got off to start last weekend. Bornacoola kicked off the weekend with their minor team travelling to Aughavas on Saturday where they came out winners on a scoreline of Bornacoola 2.07 Aughavas 1.05 also on Saturday the div 2 team had a home game to Leitrim Gales on this occasion the visitors came out on top on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 1.10 Leitrim Gales 1.17 and on Sunday the Bornacoola senior team travelled to Ballinamore for their first league encounter where they were pipped by the narrowest of margins, final score Bornacoola 1.08 Sean O’Heslin’s 0.12. Next weekend on Saturday the minors travel to Aughnasheelan for 11.30 throw in same day at 3.30 the div 2 lads are due to travel to Ballinaglara and on Sunday Bornacoola senior’s host Dromahair.
Club Draw: The February draw in the Bornacoola gaa club draw takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday night next. Usual prizes with music on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Ellen Mary better known as Nellie Foley nee Byrne, Drumard, Mohill who died Tuesday week at the Lough Errill Nursing Home. Nelly was laid to rest in Cloone cemetery on Thursday last. May she Rest in Peace
Operation Transformation: Annaduff Operation Transformation; This is a great opportunity to get fit - get healthy - meet the neighbours and make new friends. We will be starting at the end of February so get your name on a team or organise your own team but get your name in before registration night.
Broadway next? but first…….Clogher National School: The Corraleehan Heritage & Cultural Society presents the play ‘The Country Boy’ in Clogher N.S. on Friday 22nd February and Saturday 23rd February at 8.30pm sharp! Take a trip down memory lane and experience a great night of drama featuring local woman Monica Mahon (nee Creegan). ‘The Country Boy’ tells the story of an Irish family whose son emigrated to America. Their other son is planning to emigrate too and follow his brother out to New York. In the meantime, the American’s decide to come home for a visit. Here’s where the fun starts…the antics of Julia, the American lassie will surely bring you all a laugh! See how she handles a cow calving!!! There will be memorabilia on display on both nights, which will include the school roll book and old photos! Great credit to Tracey McTague and the members of the committee for their dedication and commitment to this project. All proceeds from both nights to local projects in the parish. The play is produced by Frank Cadam and the team is made up of people from Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Keshcarrigan & Kilglass/Rooskey. For booking contact: Joanne @ 087-9233716 or Helen @ 087-3130849. Directions to Clogher N.S. for people unfamiliar with the area – Coming from Ballinamore out the Enniskillen Road for approx 4 miles and turn left at sign for Corraleehan. Clogher N.S will be signposted from there. From Swanlinbar/Enniskillen towards Ballinamore turn right for Corraleehan and Clogher N.S. will be signposted.
Leitrim supporters club: Leitrim supporters club tickets are on sale at the moment from all gaa clubs priced at €40 per ticket.. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882.
dinner dance: The Bornacoola gaa dinner dance will take place in Cox’s Dromod on Saturday March 8th. Tickets priced at €30 available from Kelly Howard 0879727946, Michelle Howard 0852856485, Leonie Duffy 0863721128, Noel McCluskey 0876454317 and Linda Farrell 0868473534.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from € 520 needs to be booked early , as only 10 rooms left , we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 /0876851691,
Cake Sale: Rooskey Church Renovation Committee are holding a cake sale in the Old School Rooskey after 12 o clock Mass on Sunday 24th February. Cake donations and support needed
Table Quiz: Rooskey Church Renovation Committee are holding a Table Quiz in the Kon Tiki on Friday night February 22nd at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. Refreshments and Raffle on the night. Please support this worthy cause.
Annaduff gaa: Annaduff seniors kicked off their league campaign on Sunday last when they hosted Aughawillan and it was a poor match but a good result for John Faughnan in his first match as Manager as Annaduff beat Aughawillan by 1-4 to 0-5. The Willies had probably more possession but Annaduff played the more effective football. Ray Cox opened the scoring with a point in the 6th minute, two minutes later Alan Rowley slotted over a fine point. It was 24 minutes before Aughawillan opened their account with a Morgan Quinn point. In the 28th minute a Brendan Guckian pass put Joe Cox got in behind the defence and he made no mistake with a well taken goal. This left the score at the break at 1-2 to 0-1. Annaduff started the second half without Ray Cox who had to go off with a foot injury. Joe Cox got a point from a free in the 38th minutes; it was another 12 minutes before the next score a Morgan Quinn point for the Visitors. Aughawillan then got three points in a row before Joe Cox got the last score of the match a point from a free. Membership is now due at €30 for Adult players and €20 for adult non players. Pay to Declan Shanley or John Thornton.
Dinner Dance: Annaduff ladies are having their Dinner Dance in Cox’s on Saturday night next February 23rd starting at 8pm. Tickets are €20.They would appreciate your support.
Annaduff Parish/ G.A.A Lotto: At the draw held in Taylor’s, there was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 14,15,18,20. The €50 winner was David Coyle. The €25 winners were Niamh Costello, Eithne Fox, John Joe Reynolds, Kevin Gaffney. The next draw takes place on Sunday bight next in Cox’s Steakhouse with a Jackpot of €3,900.
Sandra Earley Memorial Run/Walk: 10km & 4km run/walk in memory of the late Sandra Earley. A special 10km & 4km run/walk will take place on Sunday next February 24th in memory of the late Sandra Earley, Kiltubrid. The run will begin at 2pm from The Sheemore Inn, Kilclare, with registration starting at 12.30 on the day. Entry fee is €10 per adult/€15 per family with all funds raised going to The Heart Appeal at the Mater Foundation, Dublin. This is a special heart screening clinic for family members who have lost a loved one to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Parking on the day will be available at Drumcong NS with a free shuttle bus provided. For more information contact 0871337322. Hope to see you all out to support this great cause.
Birthday greetings: We send greetings to some locals who celebrate their birthday around this time staring with the youngest our polish friend Nathan Tymkow, Clooncolry who celebrated his first birthday on Thursday last also to Harry Hynes, Cloonboney who celebrated his second birthday last week next to Bornacoola gaa star Morgan Shanley who celebrated his birthday on Thursday last also my neighbour Marie Conroy who reached a milestone in here life last week and last but by no means least to my cousin Gerry Mulligan snr who turned the great age of ninety one yesterday (Tuesday), Gerry is still hail and hearty farming away, going to the markets, judging at shows etc. etc. keep it up Gerry. We wish you all health and happiness for the future.