16th January 2013

Ballinamore Pike Anglers
Fished for the McGirl’s Cup on Little Garadice on Sat 5th January:
1st Sean Murray 10lb 10oz
2nd Kevin Mullin 7lb 10oz
3rd Tony Gallagher 5lb 12oz
Sean in walking away with the league with 44pts. Well done Kevin for second place you showed Denis how to do it!

Due to the sudden and untimely death of one our star players Eugene McDermott, all games in the Ballinamore League were called off last Friday night. On behalf of everyone involved in darts in Ballinamore we would like to send sincere sympathy to the McTague family, Ballinamore and the McDermott family Dromahair on their recent sad bereavement. Darts in Ballinamore will be a duller game without you Eugene. Rest in peace.
Church of Ireland
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly
Solus Nua
Solus Nua is a programme which offers support and hope to those who have lost a spouse or long-term partner through death, and to those cause up in the traumatic aftermath of separation. The next programme will take place on Wednesday 16th January 2013 in the Pastoral Centre (St. Pat’s College) Cavan at 8pm. Please contact Cavan Family Resource Centre on 049 437 1363 to book a place.

Life Vigil on Saturday January 19th
The government is on the brink of legalising abortion. They need to hear from you, the people. Come to the Unite for Life Vigil. If they legislate for the X case, we will see a similar regime to that in Britain, where 200,000 abortions are carried out every year, the vast majority on mental health grounds. At the moment, Irish women are safe and they receive all necessary medical treatment during pregnancy, even if that results in the loss of their baby. But unless you act NOW, unborn children may be killed in Ireland right through all nine months of pregnancy. Fine Gael has come under enormous pressure from the Labour Party and the global abortion industry. They need to hear that if they legislate for abortion, you will never vote for them again. Come to the Unite for Life Vigil on January 19th and be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
There will be buses travelling to Dublin for the vigil from around the country. Posters will be provided on the day. For more information please phone Katie on 087 702 0255 or Denise on 087 266 8702

Church Notes
There will be no Mass Wed or Sat morning. Mass Wed 9am in Aughnasheelin
A Pro Life Vigil will be held in Merrion Square Dublin next Sat 19th Jan at 4.30pm. those wishing to travel by bus can contact Anna at 049 433 6291 or 087 254 9960
Collectors Sat 19th / 20th Jan - Brendan Sweeney, Sean Kavanagh, Michael Dolan (Willowfield), Damien Hamill
Reminder: As already indicated, there will be no more bookings of the church for weddings on a Sunday. If a couple have their own priest it will be fine.
Certificate In Studies On The Cathechism
Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre will provide an opportunity to study the catechism over a 3 year period starting in February 14th Six units of twelve weeks per unit over three years. One night per week. Two units per year. Requirements. - Jerusalem Bible. Catechism of the Catholic Church. Copy of the Course notes. Dates for Unit One : Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Thursday Nights: February 14th/21st/28th March 7th, 14th 21st/ April 11th/18th/25th. May. 2nd, 9th 16th. If you are interested Please contact any of the Parish Council or Fr. Heerey.

St Vincent de Paul
If you wish to make a contribution or contact us for any other reason please phone us on the Confidential No 087 936 0562

Keep Fit Sessions
The following Keep Fit sessions are starting in Ballinamore SOH GAA Gym. A Men's session on a Wed at 8.30pm. An Active age session on a Wed at 11am. Ladies classes on a Wed at 6.30pm and 7.30pm and Tues at 11am. For more information contact Michelle on 087 939 0980

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine –
Bingo - Our Bingo continues on Tuesday next at 8.30. Many thanks for your support in 2012 and we look forward to many nights enjoying Bingo in 2013. Prizes of €1,200 each week.
Indoor Hurling - Indoor hurling will restart in the Sports Complex on Monday next 14 January from 7-8. This is for national schools 2-6 classes.
Lotto -. Bígí ann Pota Óir €4,250

Ballinamore Badminton Club
Badminton has now resumed after the Christmas holidays. It is great to see so many Primary and Secondary school children back playing, and hopefully will continue so. One of our former players, John Finnegan from Carrigallen, who now plays with Sligo, has been selected for the Irish Squad (U17) to play against Spain in the Catalonian Open Badminton Competition.We wish him every success.
Adult Badminton
Continues on Tues and Thurs from 9 to 10pm. Players should make every effort to attend these otherwise, they may have to be reduced.Any queries to PJ McLoughlin, 071 964 4366.

Films in the Library
Ballinamore Library is now hosting a film evening for adults and a film afternoon for children. The adult’s time is 6pm on Thursday and the children’s hour is 2.30pm on Saturday. Admission is free and details of films showing can be obtained by contacting the library at 071 964 5566

Female Fitness
Female fitness classes are starting on Thursday the 10th in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome for further information contact Michelle on 087 939 0980
Get Fit Sessions. The following Get Fit sessions are starting in Ballinamore SOH GAA Gym today Wed the 9th of Jan. A Men's session on a Wed at 8.30pm. An Active age session on a Wed at 11am. Ladies classes on a Wed at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Also Tues at 11am. For more information contact Michelle on 087 939 0980

Ballinamore Operation Transformation
Is back again this year starting with registration this Wednesday the 16th of January at 8.30pm in Ballinamore GAA Club. On the night there will be two nurses present for private weigh ins, body measurements, blood pressure and blood sugar checks. There will also be a nutrition and motivation talk by our GP Exercise Referral Co-ordinator (Michelle Fanning), who will also carry out fitness assessments. The programme is running for 6 weeks and will cost just €50 per participant. This will cover a weekly weigh in, a fitness class on a Wednesday at 7.30pm for ladies and at 8.30pm for men and a bootcamp on a Saturday at 10am. However anybody already participating in Michelle's Assorted Fitness classes can come along on Wednesday and pay €10 for the night. Or if anybody wants to attend the bootcamp on the Saturday at 10am on the SOH GAA pitch you can pay as you go €5 per session. All welcome for further information contact 087 939 0980

Guitar Classes
Exp. teacher. New beginner’s class starting soon. Sean O'Heslin GAA Ballinamore. Fridays from 5 00pm. tel Larry 086 605 3838

The Day Centre
Will re-open in Templeport Resource Centre next wed Jan 16th. Usual transport arrangements. New people always welcome
Any queries contact Kathleen on 087 792 1683 or Ann on 087 285 7471.


Athletes have three competition outings available before the end of this month. On Sunday next (20th) the Leitrim Indoor Championships take place in Carrick on Shannon Sports Hall while the following Thursday (24th) the North Connacht Schools Regional Cross Country is in Sligo. On Sunday January 27th the Leitrim Road League will be in Manorhamilton. New members welcome.

Ballinamore Bridge Club
The final night of bridge for 2012 was held on Thursday 20th December. Results are as follows: joint first- Kay Dolan and Maura Sweeney / Mary McTiernan and Mary Flynn / 3rd- Carrie Maroney and Maureen Dolphin / 4th- Bernie Flynn and Monica Sharpley. The club wishes all its members, past and present, a very happy new year.
The first bridge of 2013 took place on Thursday evening last. results;1. Marian Quinn & Evelyn Smith - 2. Mary Flynn & Mary McTiernan 3. Carrie Maroney & Maureen Dolphin. Bridge takes place in Commercial hotel Thursday at 7pm, all players welcome.

New Charity Coffee Shop in Carrick-on-Shannon
Welcome to a new concept in relaxing and fundraising!
The Chari-tea and coffee Company is a completely new concept in fundraising for the Irish Wheelchair Association in Co. Leitrim. We hope to raise funds for our local initiatives from donations from our free tea and coffee shop. You get to enjoy a little treat and our members will get to enjoy the services implemented by the funds raised. We hope that you will call in for a coffee and a light bite when you are next in Carrick -on-Shannon. We're located on Castlecarragh Road, across from the new Aldi Store and are open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch WEDNESDAY Night 16th January 2012 at 8.00 pm
The Leitrim GAA Supporters Club (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 27thAnniversary Launch on Wednesday 16thth January 2012 at 8.00 pm in Celtic Suite, Level 5 Cusack Stand Croke Park. The 2013 Supporters Club will be launched by Seamus O’ Rourke, the very popular writer, actor and director from Carrigallen. George Dugdale and Barney Breen will give an update on Leitrim’s preparations for the year ahead. Joe Flynn, Chairman of the Leitrim County Board will give an update on all GAA developments in the county. There are a lot of exciting things happening in Leitrim GAA at present and this will be an opportunity for you to hear first hand about them from the people involved at the coal face. I am asking you to spread the word of this event to anyone who might be interested. We would particularly like to see young people from Leitrim who are working or studying in Dublin or the surrounding counties to attend and make Leitrim’s first visit to Croke Park in 3013 a great success. Refreshments will be served from 7.30pm.
Access for attendees will be via the Cusack Stand only with free parking in the Cusack Stand Car Park. Access to the Cusack Stand Car Park is via St Joseph’s Ave, just of Cloniffe Road (turn off Cloniffe Road at Mc Caughey’s Shop, signed for the GAA Museum).


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