4th February 2013

There is one round left to play before the semi-finals in the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup Competition sponsored by the Aughnasheelin Gun Club, its very close between four teams for fourth place. The points are:
McGirl’s 83pts
Fenagh 78pts
Shortt’s (A) 75pts
Jackie’s 62pts
Shortt’s (B) 59pts
Freddie’s 58pts
Ossies 53pts

Church Notes
Collectors Sat 15th & 16th Feb - Felim Maxwell, Michael Heavey, Dominic McGovern, John Galligan.
Altar Servers for Sun 3rd & Sat 9th Feb Group 2– Claire McLoughlin / Alannah Smyth / Louise Moran-King.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Departing Dublin on Saturday 22 June. For details contact Rita McWeeney 071 962 1505

Accord Centre Cavan
Getting married in 2013 or 2014? With so much to do it is easy to forget the Pre Marriage Course, which is an essential element of Marriage preparation. Contact the Accord office for your Pre-Marriage application form. Book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date. ACCORD caters for those who are already married by providing Marriage and Relationship Counselling in strict confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a counsellor, please contact us on 049-437 5004, or email cavanaccord@eircom.net>

Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ
The Returning prayer group will take place this Thursday the 7th February at 8pm in St. Anne’s Church Bailieborough. The evening will consist of Adoration, Rosary and a talk by Anne, a lay apostle. Confession available. Everyone welcome

7th Annual Bishop MacKiernan Memorial Lecture
By Alf Monaghan “ Monastic Ireland – A gift of the Nile ! ” Will be held in The Pastoral Centre, St Patricks College, Cavan on Thursday 7th February 2013 at 8 pm

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday evenings will now recommence Wednesday 6th February from 9pm – 10pm in the side chapel beside the alter, Why not come along and spend some time in quiet prayer, room heated. All welcome.

A FETAC Level 4 Computer Class
For Beginners to Intermediate will start soon in the Ballinamore Enterprise Centre, Willowfield Road. If interested please contact Fiona Neenan @ 071 9620024 Ext 205. This course is FREE and will run subject to numbers.

Library News
Want to get fit after the Festive Season? Then why not call into the Library and see the extensive range of books available there on Keeping Fit and Healthy Living. Books can be borrowed for a period of four weeks at a nominal fee of 30c each. Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pmTuesday and Thursday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm. Saturday 10am to 5pm

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

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

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Our Bingo continues on Tuesday next at 8.30. Prizes of €1,200 each week.

Connacht Scór na nÓg Champion
Comhghairdeas to Grace O'Reilly who won the Connacht Scór na nÓg title in Aithriseoireacht last Saturday in Castlebar. Now it is on to the All Ireland Final in Derry on Saturday 23 February. Tickets for the All Ireland Final must be ordered by this weekend.

Pota Óir €4,450. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan seo caite: €40:Walter Sharpley. Buidéal uisce beatha Freddy agus Karen: Tommy Gilheaney, Aughaleague. €40 an duine: Patsy Creamer, Lahard. Kacey Lou Carberry, c/o Bobby Joe’s, Pauline Moran, Lahard, Martina Farry , Lahard.

North West Hospice Church Gate Collection
Will be held on the 9th & 10th February in all churches in this area. Many thanks for your support.

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

St Vincent de Paul
St Brigid’s Conference Ballinamore WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE WHO DONATED TO OUR CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2012. YOUR CONTRUBUTIONS OF MONEY, TOYS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS WERE VERY WELCOME AND HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. People’s generosity this year was fantastic and it helped to make Christmas very special for many families. We thank all of you who support us in any way throughout the year. D.V.D.P confidential mobile number is 087 936 0562

Ballinamore Bridge Club
There will be no Bridge this coming Thursday 7th. The Bridge will resume on Thursday 14th at 7pm in the Commercial Hotel.

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group
Conference weekend. Starts Friday Feb 8th at 7pm to Sunday Feb10th end 4.30pm - 4 Seasons Hotel Monaghan - Speakers : Fr John Keane & Ros Powell - Theme; “Faith comes from hearing the message through the word.” Romans: 10 – 17. All Welcome
South West College (Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen & Omagh)
Now enrolling for Jan/Feb 2013 short courses. 40% OFF tuition fees on all courses. For more info tel 0845 603 1881 or visit www.swc.ac.uk

Evening Adult Courses at Ballinamore Vocational School
Introduction to Patchwork (Crafts) 4 week course €40, Card Making Craft course- 2 weeks €25. Introduction to Internet Safety for parents- 2 weeks €20. All courses will run subject to numbers enrolling and will be held on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. To enrol contact Jenny on 087 703 7636 before Monday 4th February.

Job Seeking Skills Course
County Leitrim Job Club will be running a job seeking skills course in Ballinamore Enterprise Centre commencing on Monday 18th February 2013 and running for four weeks. The course covers all aspects of job seeking (including basic computer skills) and runs 10am to 1pm, Mon-Friday. An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 964 1770 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie. (Please note you must be in receipt of a social protection payment to be eligible for this course)

RehabCare Walking Group for Lent
We are starting a walking group for lent every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. The route we will take will be along the golf links road and we will be providing tea/coffee on our return to the centre. Please meet at the RehabCare resource centre here in Ballinamore at 10.50am. All welcome. The first walk will take place on Thursday the 14th of February. We look forward to seeing you all.

Whist Drive
First whist drive of 2013 is on Thursday 7th February in the community centre Ballinamore at 8:30pm sharp, looking forward to seeing all the regulars and maybe some new faces on the night. Hall heated tea and refreshments at half time and great prizes on the night. All Welcome.

Parish Council Meeting
Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 11th February in the community Centre Ballinamore at 8:30pm sharp. All members are asked to attend.

Ballinamore Enterprise Centre
The following classes -will run in Ballinamore Enterprise Centre subject to numbers: Folk Art, Skype, Computers for Beginners. If interested please ring 071 964 4881.

Ballinamore Women’s Group
The First meeting of the new year of Ballinamore women's group will take place on February 6th at 8pm in Trathnona. All members are asked to attend & new members are welcome.

Gwen Ftizgibbon, Nutritional Therapist specialising in weight loss
Will be in Cloone Community Centre every Monday night at 7:30 and 8:00 costing 7 euro. Please contract Gwen on 087 143 2733 for further information.

Irish Essay Writing Course‏
An Irish Essay Writing Course will take place in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on the 11th Feb 2013, from 11:00am - 4:00pm, for 5th and 6th year higher level students. To book your place please phone 087 701 7966

Ballinamore Bridge Club‏
The results for January 31st
1. Margaret Nellis & Peggy Logan
2. Monica sharply & Bernie Flynn
3. Marian Quinn & Evelyn Smith
Aughawillan Drama Troupe Double Bill!
The second part of the double bill ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ is also a hugely entertaining comedy and will be presented on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th Saturday 16thand Sunday 17thFebruary again with curtain up at 8-30pm in Aughawillan Community Centre. Come early and avoid disappointment.


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