8th April 2013

Ballinamore PPS Parents Association Meeting
Tuesday 9th April @ 8 O'Clock in The Vocational School. Current officers are: Chairperson: Mary McWeeney Secretary: Kathleen Kearns and Treasurer: Paddy McGourty. The Parents Association is part of the school community and are the formal link between the teachers and parents. All parents are welcome to take part in the Parents Association, and are invited to attend this meeting.

Mc Cartin SD Snippets
Feis Results
Pupils from the Mc Cartin SD competed at Feiseanna in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Kilbride, Co. Roscommon and Ashbourne, Co. Meath recently. The following dancers figured amongst the winners: Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, Louise Cafferty, Gorvagh, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Deirbhile Currid, Aughavas, Caoimhe Cullen, Aughnasheelin, Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Conor Edwards, Newtowngore, Clara O Kelly, Drumeela, Lisa Gill, Cloone, Sinead Edwards, Newtowngore, Emer Mc Cabe, Drumreilly, Michelle Mc Cabe, Drumreilly, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Aliene Mc Partland, Killdallen, Niamh Mc Cabe, Drumreilly, Niamh Donegan, Drumreilly, Caoimhe Gaffney, Drumreilly, Ella Galligan Maguire, Drumreilly, Ciara Gaffney, Drumreilly, Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly, Brian Murphy, Killeshandra, Clodagh Mitchell, Mohill, Ónisia Mimna, Drumreilly, Tom Gilheany, Fenagh, Luke Murphy, Killeshandra and Kate Gilheany, Fenagh.
Class Championships
The McCartin SD class Championship were held in Drumreilly Community Centre on Easter Saturday. Results to follow in next week’s edition.
Fundraising Cake Sale
In October 2013, 45 pupils from the McCartin SD will make the trip across the Irish Sea to compete at the CRN UK Championships which will be held in Swansea Wales. A number of mini fundraising initiatives will be taking place in the coming months. The school hosted a cake sale on Easter Saturday night following mass, it proved a great success thanks to those who contributed to the array of cakes and desserts on offer and to those who supported the venture! Your support was greatly appreciated!
"Best on Foot" at Ballinamore St. Patrick's Day Parade!
The McCartin SD continued their winning ways, away from the Feis circuit, when they took part in the Ballinamore, St. Patricks Day Parade. Entered in the “Best on Foot" category, 27 pupils from the school bared the inclement weather conditions and stepped it out performing a traditional mix in front of the viewing stand. The judges were impressed and the McCartin SD were awarded the "Best on Foot" Award for our fancy footwork!

Rockin by the River,
May Bank Holiday Weekend, Swanlinbar, Fri 3RD MayCool Hand Dukes. Sat 4Th May LISA MC HUGH and her BAND doors open10pm.Sun 5TH May Leitrim Man PADDY MC KENNA 2fm DJ & his Band STORYFOLDdoors open 10pm. More info facebook Swanlinbar GAA.

Resumes after the Easter break on Thursday 11th April at 7pm in the Commercial hotel. All players welcome
Ballinamore Active Age Group
Are holding their next meeting in Trathnona on Thursday April 18th at 3pm. A beautician will attend. The group are going to Lough Derg on Saturday May 15th, anyone wishing to travel please contact Mary Plunkett on (071)9644086 or Maureen Dolphin on (071) 9644116 to confirm numbers for bus"

Ballinamore Area Community Games
Well done to all the boys who took part in the Connacht finals held in Leitrim last week-end. We had two teams taking part, one at Badminton in Ballinamore and the other at Handball in Fenagh. The team were, U13 Badminton- Damien Creaven, Jamie Sweeney,Edvinas Matelis, Mark Maguire, James Og Maguire, Darren Maxwell. U13 Handball- Cormac Scollan, James Wrynn, EoinMcLoughlin, Fergal McLoughlin, Tom McKeon, Caolan McDermott.Many thanks to those who welcomed visiting teams and looked after them during the day.

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Celebrating 100 Years in June
Part of our big celebration on Saturday 29 June will be the honouring of the team which won the 1988 Senior Championship. It is now 25 years since that famous victory over Aughawillan. It is expected that all of the players will be making it to the marquee in the Park on 29 June for what will, most likely, be the biggest ever gathering of former player on our own club grounds for such a celebration.
Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Bobby Joe’s. Pota Óir €4,900. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan seo caite: €40: Séamus Mac Murchaidh. Buidéal vodka ó Shane agus Karen: Ailéin Ó Bruacháin €40 an duine: Margaret Costello, Ardrum, Gerry McGovern, Anvil Court, Pádraig Mulvey, Aughnasheelin, Larry McLoughlin, Rearcross, Co Tipperary.

Ladies Get Fit
Ladies after Easter you can get fit with group classes and find the motivation to stick to your weight loss plan. New 6 week fitness programme starting Monday the 8th and Thursday the 11th of April at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre. Also if you want to start exercising join our Tuesday and Thursday at 11am class in the SOH GAA Gym. Being around people with a similar goal amplifies your enthusiasm. Contact Michelle on 0879390980 for further information or booking.

The Final of the Drino Cup was played last Friday night in Jackie’s, 32 players took part in the competition. The standard of darts was very good, good scoring, good finishes over all, a great night of darts. The beaten quarter finalists were Ciaran Hearty, Barney McAdam, Andy Ralph and Garry Murray. The beaten semi-finalists were Richard McDermott and TP Keane. The finalists were Liam Aldridge and Keith Boyle, Liam just getting the better of Keith in a very close final. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition. Well done to all who kept the games running smoothly all night and to Connor Scollan and Ciaran Hearty who organised the draw for the competition. Thanks to Catherine for sponsoring the raffle and the refreshments during the night. Thanks to all who bought the tickets in the raffle. Before the finals started the Vice Chairman of the dart League Michael McGirl and Treasurer Terry Shortt made a presentation on behalf of the League to former secretary Pakey Murphy and his wife Bernie for all the work they done over the years, thanks Pakey and Bernie.

Ballinamore Community Centre Whist Drive Results April
Top Score – Dolores O’Flynn 146 (€30)
1st Lady – Nora McCabe 140 €10
2nd Lady – Gladys Turner 139 €7
3rd Lady – Evelyn Kiernan 139 €5
½ time Lady Carrie Maroney €5
Longest sitting lady – Iris Bennett Free card
1st Gent - Anselm Reynolds 145 €10
2nd Gent - Mary Maguire 144
3rd Gent - Eileen Boyle 140
½ time Gent Margaret Johnston (73)
Longest sitting Gent Agnes Owens
1st prize Riasa Neill / 2nd prize Mary Flynn / 3rd Doreen Woods / 4th Maura Redican

Church Notes
Door Collectors – 13th / 14th & 20th / 21st April, Bridie Cafferty, Mary Duignan, Mona Creamer & Mary Corby
Weekday Mass 9am. Mass Wed in Aughnasheelin
Altar Servers Group 6 – Sun 14th & Sat 20th – Maeve Hamill, Joely McGovern, Eadoin Murphy & Grace Reilly
Monday 8th April Feast of the Annunciation.
Bring in the remainder of the Trocaire collection by next Sunday

Plastic Collection
There will be a collection of waste silage plastic Beirne’s Filling Station, Ballinamore on Saturday April 20th between 9am and 3pm. For further information: contact FRS Network Ph: 071 9662781 Mob: 086 2521699

Eddie Stones
Will attend St Mary’s Church Newtownforbes, Co Longford on Saturday 20th April at 2pm.

Divine Will Centre
Theme: “Charity, the Life of the Divine Will”. This is not a basic introductory weekend. It presupposes that attendees are practicing Catholics obedient to the Church’s. Magisterium and are already doing daily prevenient act and have a basic knowledge of the Spirituality of the Divine Will, as lived by Luisa Piccarreta and St Hannibal Di Francia. “The most beautiful act and the one that pleases Me the most is.Abandonment in My Will...A single instant in My Will is worth an entire lifetime doing good works” - Jesus to Luisa. Commences: 6pm (supper) Concludes: after lunch. Cost: €125 inc. meals and accommodation. Contact: 087 7777081 or divinewillcentre@gmail.com www.divinewillcentre.com Fri 19 – Sun 21 April Directed by Bishop Brendan Comiskey. Theme: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”(St Jerome) What meaning or message, has this remark for disciples of Christ and for our Church in Ireland today? Commences: Supper 6pm Concludes: after lunch Cost: €165. Contact: Ards Friary Tel: 074 9138909 info@ardsfriary.ie. Ards Friary Retreat and Conference Centre Creeslough Co.Donegal Tel:074 9138909 / 00 353 74 91 38909 Email: info@ardsfriary.ie Web: www.ardsfriary.ie

Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir
The Co. Leitrim ‘Sweet Spirit Country & Gospel Choir’ based in Mohill and under the musical direction of Tish Dunleavy will be staging their show in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday night 12th April 2013 at 8.30pm. Proceeds from this show will be donated to the two very deserving organisations - Leitrim based ‘Stop Suicide’ and Leitrim Multiple Sclerosis. Please support.
Bookings @ 049-4339612 or email: bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ballinamore Afterschool
Are having a party in Lollipop Kids to celebrate 10 years of afterschool service in Ballinamore. Please come and help us celebrate on Saturday the 13th April 2013 between 2pm and 4pm. We have activities for all children and light refreshments. All welcome, come on in and see what we have to offer.
We look forward to seeing you then. Deirdre, Phyllis and Teresa.

Winter Courses
Held at Riversdale Ballinamore - Adult Swimming Lessons (Monday nights) 7-30pm until 8-15pm Aqua Aerobics (Monday nights) 8-15pm until 9-00pm Children Swimming Lessons (Thursday Nights) 6-00pm until 8-00pm. All courses commence week starting 15thApril .Booking Night for all courses is Monday 8th April at 8-00pm at Riversdale Ballinamore.

The Chiropodist
Will attend in Templeport Resource Centre next Wednesday April 10th from 11am. All welcome to use this service.

Book Sale
To raise funds for Templeport Day Centre will be held on next Wednesday April 10th in the Templeport Resource Centre from 12noon to 4pm. Please bring a book or two to sell then buy one back. Please support. Kathleen McManus 0877921683

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

Dram Antics Speech and Drama Classes
Thursdays in Ballinamore. Fun classes for children with an experienced teacher, New later class added for secondary school students. Contact Rachel 0851197243

Are you out of work due to accident, illness or disability?
Do you need to re-train to re-enter the workforce and gain FETAC certification? Information Technology by Distance Learning is a blended learning programme combining home based and in-centre training. Please telephone Mary at National Learning Network on 049 4377038 or email cavan@nln.ie "

Catholic Singles
Is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

Athletic Club
Training resumes on Tuesday evening next at the new time of 7.00 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until the primary schools close for the summer. The programme will include preparation for the track and field season competitions as well as general outdoor and indoor fitness training with new members always welcome.

Sports Hall Users
The Winter season has been completed without any interruption and a number of groups have moved outdoors. With slots now becoming available at different times on various days there are an increased number of opportunities for new once off users. Booking to 974 4207.

Ballinamore Women’s Group
There are some place available for the weekend trip to Letterkenny, staying in the Mount Errigal Hotel from the 17th to 19th of May. Total cost which includes two bed & breakfast, one evening meal and a trip to Malin Head is €145. A deposit of €50 must be paid ro secure a place. Enquires to 9644785 as soon as possible.

New 6 Week Course
I am running a 6 week structured programme aimed at developing an individual’s ability to positively respond to negative and challenging events in their life, in April and May 2013 in Carrick-On-Shannon. This is a preventative and protective programme based on sound cognitive behavioural therapy principles, and aimed at wide ranges of adults such as parents worried about themselves or their children or people facing new challenges in their careers or personal lives. Please contact me on 085 2856485 if you have any further questions.


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