27th January 2014

DARTS (from previous week 22nd January)

Results from last Fridays matches in the Francis McGirl Cup Competition are:
McGirl’s 6
Jackie’s 3
Standing Stone 2
sie’s 7
Shortt’s (B) 2
Quinn’s Bar 7
Poor Scholar had a bye 9

The points total to date is McGirl’s (67) pts
Quinn’s Bar (56) pts
sie’s (55) pts
Jackie’s (49) pts
Standing Stone (46) pts
Shortt’s (B) (45) pts
Poor Scholar (42) pts

Next weeks fixtures are:-

Quinn’s Bar V McGirl’s.

Poor Scholar V Jackie’s.

Shortt’s (B) V Standing Stone.

Ossie’s have a bye.

Sincere sympathy to Robin McTyre and family on their sad bereavement. Robin plays his darts with Jackie’s in the Ballinamore League, their game with the Poor Scholar was postponed in respect. That game will be played next Thursday Night the 30th of January. The points total after last Friday matches are McGirl’s (72) pts Ossies (64) pts Quinn’s Bar (60) pts Standing Stone (52) pts Jackie’s (49) pts with a game in hand Poor Scholar (42) pts with a game in hand.


When our new Community School opens next month, St. Felim's and the Vocational School buildings will both be vacant.  We are asking members of our Community to come up with ideas for usage of both buildings.  All ideas would be welcome and may be done anonymously if one wishes. Boxes will be placed in the porch of the Church, in Supervalu, in Tesco and in the Lá Nua office where people can drop in their ideas before Monday 3rd February. Ideas may also emailed to maureenmartin@eircom.net or gordon@ghproperty.com or pconnaughton@cavancoco.ie,


Another meeting of the Town Steering Group will be held next month after ideas have been compiled.


The Senior Citizens of the area enjoyed their Annual Christmas Party on December 8th 2013. The committee would like to thank all who contributed so generously to make the party such a successful event – St. Vincent de Paul, Ballinamore Credit Union, Dr Sean Bourke, Valspar Ireland, M.R.B.I. Marketing Research, Leitrim Development Company Ireland, Sean O’Heslin’s G.A.A., SuperValu, Martin’s Coaches, Tesco Stores, Ceannabo Confectionery, McDevitt’s Pharmacy, Osman Costello c/o Lawrence’s, 13 Rosóg, 15 Rosóg, Smith’s Monumentals, Cara Pharmacy, Lyric, Frank & Ita Flynn, Terry Shortt, Dermot & June Cribbin, Ciaran Smyth of Smyth’s Siopa ól, John Smith Cavan Wholesale, Whitney sisters, Sister of Mercy, Lily McGovern, Vincie and Anna Gallogly, Mick Prior, Margaret McKiernan, Herbie Cosgrove, Ben & Gail Quinn, Willie McWeeney, Jim Dalton, K & M Cleaners, Kathleen Keaney, Mary McGovern, Tommy & Carmel Meehan, Alfie Banks c/o Mary & Joey Smith, Brigid Reynolds, Sonny Murphy, Eddie Wrynn, Maxwell Stores, Mulvey’s taxis, Trish Dunleavy & Frank Cadam, Philip Murphy, Thomas McHugh Butchers, Allure Hair & Beauty Salon, Margaret Wrynn Hair Affair, Alice McHugh, John & Winnie McNamee, Scollans Butchers, Pretty Woman Salon, AnnaMae & Charlie Kelly, Martins Post Office, Ester Greenan, Brian & Teresa Kennedy, David & Jacqueline McBrien Butchers, Francis & Margaret Duignan Drapers, Andy O’Rourke Office Supplies, Paul & Bernie McLoughlin, Mary & Oliver Plunkett, Noreen Flynn Hairdresser, Molly & Nora Prior, Nan McGovern, Tommy & Mary Cassidy, McGovern Sisters, Sean & Kathleen Creamer, Gordon Hughes, Kathleen & Mary Bohan, Molly Creamer, Gabriel Owens, Pyramid Bookies.

The Committee extends a sincere word of thanks to Shane & Karen McNulty and the staff of the Standing Stone Hotel. A special thank you also to all the volunteers who helped so much on the day to make this occasion so special for the senior citizens, not forgetting the musicians and singers who provided such wonderful entertainment. We also wish to thank the editor of the Leitrim Observer and photographer Willie Donnellan for their help and co-operation during the year. Wishing you all good health and happiness in 2014.


We are taking this last opportunity to thank all involved in the success of the Christmas Lights 2013. As this is a growing annual event we will need continuous community support, so new volunteers are always welcome. The committee and Credit Union are still excepting donation for next year display. A list of sponsors will be published in the Library and Super Value by the 15th February. The display can only get bigger and better yearly with everyone help. For more information contact Dawn (086) 3115647. Thank you.


Church Street, Ballinamore. Sunday Service is at 12.15 pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.


The monthly Whist Drive will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday February 6th at 8.30pm. All welcome.


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 27th January. For Further Information Contact Riversdale (071) 9644122.Helen O Hara (049) 4335084


Ladies Health and Fitness
If you are interested in improving you health and fitness levels in a social environment come along to Ballinamore GAA Gym on Thursday morning at 10am for a Social fitness session for Over 60's or at 11am for a Beginners Fitness Session to learn how to become fit and healthy in 2014.

For booking contact Michelle on (087) 9390980

Men's Get Active Programme

Men's Gym Circuits will be taking place in Ballinamore GAA Gym Wednesday at 8.30pm, its a great opportunity to get fit and healthy and meet others.

For further information contact Michelle on (087) 9390980.


'Things are Looking Up' is the title of one of the songs from the Musical Society's current production 'Crazy for You' which will be staged in Ballinamore Community Centre starting on February 22nd next. Now that the country is on the move again and 'things are looking up' we can look forward to a hugely entertaining show coming your way soon. More details next week.


Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in the Trathnona Centre, Ballinamore, on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

For more information please contact Sarah on (086) 6035977.


Getting married in 2014? To book your pre-marriage course, please contact the Accord office for your Pre-Marriage application form. Book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date.

ACCORD also offers Marriage and Relationship Counselling in strict confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a
Counsellor, please contact Anne or Grainne on (049) 4375004, or Email cavanaccord@eircom.net


Season Tickets are now on sale in Murphy’s Newsagents, St Brigid's Street, Smyth’s Gift Shop, Main Street & Lá Nua, Main Street at the amazing value of €50 for 10 nights of great drama.


Jan 31st St. Mogue’s Mass at 8pm in St Mogue’s Church Bawnboy. Followed by talk at 9.00pm on "The Life of St Mogue’s" by Dr Brendan Scott in Templeport Resource Centre. Refreshments served. St Mogue’s Station can be done throughout the day in the Church. (Copies of Station available in Church Porch) 

Feb 1st Boat trips to St Mogue’s Island start 11am – last boat at 3pm. Weather Permitting

Feb 2nd Templeport Historical Tour of Religious Sites Start 2pm at St Mogue’s Church Bawnboy, to Jampa Ling Buddhist Retreat Centre, Holy Trinity Church Kildoagh, St Peters Church Port, & St Patrick's Church Kilnavart.


Leitrim I.C.A “Bantreacht Na Tuaithe Teaspainteas Sean Fhochla” exhibition now on display in Ballinamore Library. This is a free exhibition and all are welcome.

Library Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Saturday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm.


RIP Bernie Crossan.

On behalf of everyone at the club we would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our former player Bernie Crossan who recently passed away. Bernie was an exceptional servant to our club, playing competitively from 1962 to 1974 as both corner and wingback. During this period Bernie was instrumental in helping the club achieve some of our greatest successes. Most notably Bernie was a member of the all conquering “three in a row championship winning team” and was also a major part of the successful championship winning team of 1964. After hanging up his boots Bernie continued to be major supporter of the club and will be missed by us all. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

Club Lotto

Numbers Drawn 01274635

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar an Luan seo caite.

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan:

40: Gearoid O Mathuna.

Sponsored €20: Hugh McTague Church Street

40 an duine; Philip Cassidy, Lahard

Richard McGarry C/O Joe Feely, Tully,

Saoirse Reynolds, Cammagh,

John Kennedy, Mohill

Luan Seo chugainn Lawrences. Pota Oir €6900.

RIP Eric Price.
Sympathy is extended to the Family of the late Eric Price who passed away recently in the UK. All at Sean O Heslin’s would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to his wife Peggy, daughters Tara and Ciara and Brother George. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

Female Fitness

Female fitness classes are on every Monday and Thursday the in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome. For further information contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980

Men's Gym Circuits will be taking place in Ballinamore GAA Gym Wednesday at 8.30pm, its a great opportunity to get fit and healthy and meet others. For further information contact 0879390980.

Club Membership

Club membership is now open for the coming year with adult membership set at €35, junior membership at €20 and family membership at €80. Please contact Andy Duffy or Ronan O’Rourke for further information.


The first meeting of the new year of the women’s group takes place on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 8 pm. Plans for the coming year will be discussed at the meeting. All members are asked to attend.


Mon 7pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am. Sat 7pm, Sun 11:30


Wed 9am & Fri 8pm, Sun 10am


Bridge resumes on Thursday 30th January. All members are asked to attend.


Fenagh Visitor Centre, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim.

GROW in Ireland, are presenting a four week mental health education programme commencing on Wednesday 12th February 2014 @ 8.00pm in the Fenagh Visitor Centre, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim for four consecutive Wednesdays.

This programme is free of charge and open to everyone in the community. Topics include, Understanding Your Mental Health, Suicide, Loss and Bereavement, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Resilience and Coping Skills. For further information and booking please contact Noeleen on (086) 8516939.


Three days of Irish dancing at the CRN Connaught Irish Dancing championships in the Radisson Sligo, proved a joyous occasion for local dance school the Mc Cartin SD recently, with some 65 pupils qualifying for the All Ireland Championship collecting in excess of 300 prizes including 6 Solo Championships and 10 Ceili titles. The successful pupils are as follows:

Under 6

Kayla Gill, Fenagh, 4th Under 6 Championship 

Under 7

Sarah Greene, Aughavas, 1st Under 7 Championship

James Stringer, Aughwillian

Under 8

James Gilheany, Fenagh, 3rd Under 8 Championship

Tara Galligan Maguire, 6th Under 8 Championship

Under 9

Brian Og Murphy, Kileshandra, 3rd Under 9 Championship

Cian Mc Govern, Fenagh, 4th Under 9 Championship

Under 10

Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin, 5th Under 10 Championship

Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, 7th Under 10 Championship

Caithlin Quinn, Drumreilly

Clara O Kelly, Drumeela

Laura Mc Intyre, Aughavas

Under 11

Ella Galligan Maguire, Drumreilly, 1st Under 11 Championship

Ella Stringer, Aughwillian, 1st Under 11 Championship

Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, 2nd Under 11 Championship

Marese Masterson, Carrigallen, 2nd Under 11 Championship

Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, 3rd Under 11 Championship

Gemma Mc Namara, Cloone, 3rd Under 11 Championship

Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, 6th Under 11 Championship

Conor Edwards, Newtowngore, 8th Under 11 Championship

Eabha Gill, Fenagh, 8th Under 11 Championship

Shauna Murray, Ballyconnell, 9th Under 11 Championship

Edel Kiernan, Carrigallen, 11th Under 11 Championship

Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin

Under 12

Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, 5th Under 12 Championship

Sophie Mc Greal, Dowra, 9th Under 12 Championship

Ella Quinn, Drumreilly, 11th Under 12 Championship

Under 13

Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill, 1st Under 13 Championship

Orla Kiernan, Carrigallen, 4th Under 13 Championship

Deirbhile Currid, Aughavas, 5th Under 13 Championship

Louise Cafferty, Fenagh, 8th Under 13 Championship

Onisia Mimna, Drumreilly, 9th Under 13 Championship

Grace Masterson, Carrigallen

Lisa Gill, Cloone

Tom Gilheany, Fenagh

Emer Mc Cabe, Drumreilly,

Michelle Mc Cabe, Drumreilly

Under 14

Maria Lynch, Drumeela

Under 15

Luke Murphy, Killeshandra, 1st Under 15 Championship

Sinead Edwards, Newtowngore, 2nd Under 15 Championship

Helen O Rourke, Corlough, 3rd Under 15 Championship

Shannon Edwards, Newtowngore, 4th Under 15 Championship

Aoife Sammon, Aughnasheelin, 4th Under 15 Championship

Niamh Donegan, Drumreilly, 5th Under 15 Championship

Stephanie Daly, Drumreilly, 5th Under 15 Championship

Ellen Keegan, Cloone, 6th Under 15 Championship

Emma Sorohan, Gorthletteragh, 7th Under 15 Championship

Clodagh Mitchell, Mohill, 9th Under 15 Championship

Caoimhe Gaffney, Drumreilly

Niamh Mc Cabe, Drumreilly

Under 17

Eoghan Keegan, Cloone, 6th Under 17 Championship

Aoife Cafferty, Fenagh, 7th Under 17Championship

Ciana Stringer, Aughwillian, 8th Under 17 Championship

Sinead Maguire, Drumreilly, 9th Under 17 Championship

Conor Gaffney, Drumreilly

Under 18

Dawn Hackett, Bornacoola, 5th Under 18 Championship

Aliene Mc Partland, Killdallen, 6th Under 18 Championship

Under 19

Aoibheann Flynn, Ballinamore, 1st Under 19 Championship

Ciara Gaffney, Drumreilly, 2nd Under 19 Championship

Barry Taylor, Newtowngore, 2nd Under 19 Championship

Under 21

Paula Mc Partland, Kildallen, 2nd Under 21 Championship

Tadhg Murray, Drumreilly

Over 21

Caroline Sorohan, 2nd Over 21 Championship

Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly, 2nd Over 21 Championship

Congratulations to the pupils, their families and teacher Karl Mc Cartin on their success.


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