28 Jun 2022

Dromod April 29

Dromod Festival 1st May - Four days and counting and the forecast is looking good. Just one last check: Order of Malta for our star athletes, marquee, rodeo bull, bouncy castle, assault course, super slide, bungee run, DJ, art competition, cake sale, livestock, traditional music, Irish dancers, craft work demonstrations and of course our dog show.

Dromod Festival 1st May - Four days and counting and the forecast is looking good. Just one last check: Order of Malta for our star athletes, marquee, rodeo bull, bouncy castle, assault course, super slide, bungee run, DJ, art competition, cake sale, livestock, traditional music, Irish dancers, craft work demonstrations and of course our dog show.

Yes, I think it’s all ready. The Festival Committee would appreciate volunteers to help out on the day. This would involve helping to supervise the different activities in the field, to setting up tables, chairs and artwork in the marquee. Please contact us on or by phone on 08799 72439.

Fundraising is still ongoing and all sponsorship will be greatly appreciated.

See you all at Bornacoola pitch at 12noon

Bornacoola Youth Club Slimathon

Our slimathon is well under way now and has almost 80 people signed up. We have had two weigh- ins so far with a total of 113lbs lost. team N has lost 16&3/4lbs, Team K 15&1/4lbs,Team C (chilli peppers) 14&1/4lbs, Team A 14lbs with our other teams not far behind. Our next weigh-in is on next Tuesday 3rd May Followed by talk on nutrition Followed by Ceili. Body Attack Fitness class continues every Thursday night at 9pm. All participants are asked to keep collecting their sponsorship and it can be handed in on Tuesday nights or to any of the Youth Club Leaders.

Youth Club Bingo

We had our annual bingo on Good Friday last and a great night was had by all. Our bingo would not be possible without the generosity of all our sponsors. To all our sponsors we would like to say a huge thank you for your continued support and generosity. Thank you to all who came along on the night and also to our neighbours in Kilglass for the use of their bingo equipment and to David Nugent for providing sound.


We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Tom Reynolds, Cappagh, Mohill who died on Tuesday 19th April at his home. Tom was laid to rest in Mohill cemetery on Holy Thursday May he Rest in Peace.

Dawn Mass

Last Sunday (Easter Sunday) I attended my first dawn Mass in the grounds of the Poor Clare’s Convent, Drumshanbo and it would be an understatement to say it was the most fulfilling hour of this year. Starting at 5am in the dark and concluding at 6am in brightness with the beautiful dawn chorus was just amazing. Fr Peter Burke P.P. Drumshanbo was the celebrant with a beautiful folk choir enhancing the ceremony. There were hundreds of people there young and old from all over the country most who make this an annual event. I met some of my neighbours there and we all agreed it was well worth the effort of getting up early.

Wedding bells

We extend our congratulations to Declan Hackett and Patricia Nugent who were married on Thursday last. Declan and Patricia held their reception in the Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey with Night Fever and the Looney Hoppers providing the entertainment. We wish you many years of health and happiness together.

 Bornacoola gaa club draw

The Bornacoola gaa monthly club draw will take place this Saturday night in Cox’s Bar Dromod on Saturday next, usual prizes. Your support would be appreciated.

Bornacoola GAA

The Girls played their fourth game of this year’s Division 2 League campaign in ideal but hot conditions in Dromod on Saturday evening last but it was the visitors, Glencar/Manorhamilton, who came out on top on a final scoreline of 4-9 to 1-4. Leading 1-3 to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter, Glencar/Manor pressed home their advantage to lead by 3-4 to 1-1 at the break. A very good third quarter saw our girls reduce the deficit by three points but the visitors finished stronger to record a comfortable victory. Next on the list for the girls in another home game on Sunday versus St Joseph’s at 2.30pm. Team: Michelle Reilly, Rachel Duignan, Niamh Reynolds, Maeve Duffy, Sarah Duffy, Joanne McGushin, Jillian Duignan, Allison McKeon, Leonie Duffy (0-2), Kelly Howard (0-1), Fiona Reilly (0-1), Sheena Faughnan, Michelle O Beirne (0-1). Subs: Louise Farrell, Nadine Hackett, Shannon Boyle, Ciara Hackett and Tanya Donnelly. On Saturday the local derby in division 1 took place in Annaduff between Bornacoola and Annaduff. Both sides got off to slow scoring starts and through the first quarter it was tit for tat with points on either side but an Annaduff goal followed by three unanswered points saw the start of what was to be a easy victory for the home side concluding on a scoreline of Bornacoola 0.08 Annaduff 1.15. On Sunday our division 2 team travelled to Fenagh for another league encounter. This game was lively right from the start with the home side up by three points at half time Bornacoola rallied well in the second half and took the lead for a short time a few wides and missed goal chances they must feel that the nearly let it slip away from the in the end the game finished all square on a scoreline of ten points each. Our third team had a league game away to Cloone on Monday.

Birthday wishes

We extend our best wishes to my good friend and neighbour Brendan Duignan who celebrated his birthday on Sunday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

New Baby

We extend our congratulations to Stephen and Marie Montgomery who now live near Mullagh in Co Cavan on the birth of their third baby a boy to be named Nathan brother to Alex and Mathew and third grandchild to proud grandparents Pete and Anne Hanley Cloonmorris. We wish you health and happiness for the future.


Don’t forget the Dromod festival this weekend starting with the over forty’s game at 12 noon….I am told that Willie from Clooncolry has been spotted doing some early morning training for the big game….Leonie and Gooch, a false alarm!….Great crowd in the Dromod area for the Easter Bank holiday weekend with the harbour full to capacity and great entertainment in the local hostelries with Feargal, Ronnie and Donnacha all performing….and another bank holiday this weekend….Bornacoola gaa club draw in Cox’s Dromod on Saturday night….Great win for Longford over neighbours Roscommon in Div 4 league final and what about the Dublin/Cork game some comeback by the rebels….I said I would give Jason (from Cloonturk) and his beautiful new girlfriend Tara (from Buncrana) a mention in the notes so here you are Tara your very welcome in Dromod any time….don’t forget to visit “go Dromod” on facebook….Bornacoola slimathon going well with a total weight loss in the first week of over eight stone, lots of people out walking cycling etc with keep fit classes in the community centre every week keep it up….

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