24th February 2014

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The 33rd Drama festival starts in Ballinamore on March 7 to March 16. Ten nights of top class drama. Opening night starts with John B Keane’s play ‘Moll’. Followed Saturday night with ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’. Two comedy nights on the trot. Come along and enjoy the plays, a cup of tea and chat. Concessions for OAP’s and Students. See Observer for full list of plays or posters in Local Shops and Library. Please support.

 

DARTS

The semi-finals of the Francis McGirl’s Memorial Cup Competition. The final round of matches were played last Friday night. The points total after those games are: McGirl’s (89pts) – Ossie’s (82pts) – Quinn’s (80pts) – Jackie’s (70pts) – Standing Stone (66pts) – Shortt’s (B) (59pts) – Poor Scholar (58pts). The top four teams play in the semi-final. The team with most points play the team in fourth place in the first semi-final, and that game will be played next Friday night the 28th in Terry Shortt’s, starting at 10.30pt between McGirl’s and Jackie’s. The second semi-final is between Quinn’s Bar and Ossie’s who finished second and third on the run in, that game will be played on Friday week the 7th of March in McGirl’s

 

 

WHAT’S ON IN BALLINAMORE 2014

 

BALLINAMORE MUSICAL SOCIETY SAT 22 FEBto SAT 1st MAR

CRAZY FOR YOU” Tel: John (087) 6687299

Facebook: Ballinamore Musical Society

 

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL Fri 7TH to Sun 16TH MAR

Facebook: Ballinamore Drama Festival Tel: Maureen (086) 1547788

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Monday 17TH MARCH

Tel: Dawn (086) 3115647

 

EASTER SPRAOI EASTER WEEKEND

WEEKEND FESTIVAL SAT 19TH to MON 21ST APR

Facebook: Ballinamore Easter SproaiTel: Allison (086) 1604286

 

BALLINAMORE KAYAK – RUN EASTER SUNDAY

(RUN- KAYAK- CYCLE) TRIATHLON SUNDAY APRIL 20TH

Facebook: Waterways Ireland Ballinamore Kayak run Tel: Conor (086) 1706271

 

BALLINAMORE ANGLING FESTIVAL MON 5Th to FRI 9TH MAY

www.ballinamore.ie Tel: Helen 0044-7711607200

 

SOUTH LEITRIM/WEST CAVAN JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

VINTAGE DAY, ST FELIMS COLLEGE SUNDAY 1st JUNE

Facebook:South Leitrim West Cavan Vintage Tractor Club

Tel: Damien (087) 9806974

 

PHILFEST (MUSIC FEST) Fri 27TH to Sun 29TH JUNE

DRUMCOURA CITY, BALLINAMORE Tel: Simon (086) 8720747

www.philfest-ireland.com


BALLINAMORE AUGUST SUN 10TH to SUN AUG 17TH

FAMILY FESTIVAL Tel: Ross (087) 7676820

Facebook: Ballinamore Festival News Updates

 

BALLINAMORE AGRICULTURAL SHOW TUES 12th AUG Tel: Brendan (087) 7797455

 

WESTERN HORSE RIDING & COUNTRY SAT 6th SEPT

MUSIC FESTIVAL, DRUMCOURA CITY Tel: Simon (086) 8720747

 

ANGLING - WORLD PAIRS Mon 8th Sept to Fri 12th Sept

CHAMPIONSHIP Tel. Helen 0044 7711607200 www.worldpairsangling.com

 

FOR DETAILS ON ALL EVENTS SEE www.ballinamore.ieFacebook: Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

 

FREE BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES STARTING SOON IN THE BALLINAMORE LIBRARY
Course is funded by FÁS and FÁS eligibility applies. For more information or to Register your interest please contact Aidan on 071-9158700. Limited number of places available.

25 CARD DRIVE
25 Card Drive will be held in Aughnasheelin Club Rooms at 8.
00 pm this Monday 24th and every Monday night until the end of March. Everyone is welcome to come along. Why not bring a friend too. It's a great way to catch up with friends while enjoying your game of cards. Tea and light refreshments will be served."

 

THE NEW HALL
The new Community Hall adjacent the Sports Hall which will also double as a Scout Den is now virtually completed and will be in full use shortly. Ballinamore Scouts will be able to use it as a Den when they need it and will have dedicated storage space for their equipment. Sports Hall users can use it for meetings and tournaments as well as educational programmes as it will provide comfortable facilities for educational and training courses particularly related to health and recreation. The main hall is 45'x 24' approximately and it has additional toilets and showers which can be used also by sports hall users. There is also a Community Council office. The hall will not be an alternative to Ballinamore Community Centre and will not be available for functions and activities appropriate to the Community Centre except in times of need.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS COMING UP
Ballinamore Area Community Council Ltd will hold their first elections under the newly revised Articles of Association in late May. The new Council will have a maximum of seventeen members, two elected from each of Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan, Ballinamore, Corraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh, three elected by the combined electorate of the six parishes and a maximum of two co-opted by those elected. The electorate will be similar to that which applies for the Leitrim Development Company area elections held every third year and the election format will also be the same. Only Organisations which are registered with Leitrim Community Forum at that time (leitrimcommunity@gmail.com) will have a vote and the entire election process will take place in the new hall on the same evening. At least a month's notice will be given of time, date and nomination process. Organisations should now ensure that they are registered as Development Company elections may also be due soon.


MASS TIMES IN ST PATRICK’S CHURCH

Masses during the week:Mon & Wed.7pm, Tues,Thurs.&Fri. 9am. Sat.11am. W/end Sat.7pm, Sun. 11.30am.

 

CONFIRMATION & FIRST COMMUNION RITUALS

Confirmation: The next ritual for those receiving the sacrament of Confirmation this year will take place on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd of March, in Ballinamore Church at the Vigil Mass of Sat 22nd & in Aughnasheelin Church at the 10am Mass on Sunday 23rd.

First Communion: The next ritual for those receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion this year will take place on Sunday 30th March, at 10.00 am Sunday Mass in Aughnasheelin & the 11:30 am Mass in Ballinamore.

ANNUAL FUND RAISER OF OESOPHAGEAL CANCER
Takes place in Ballinamore & Carrick-on-Shannon this Friday 28th February and Saturday 1st March. Your support would be very much appreciated. Symptoms of Cancer of the Oesophagus may include difficult or painful swallowing, poor appetite and weight loss, pain or discomfort behind the breast bone or in the back, You may have heartburn or a cough, frequent hiccoughs or belching. Though these symptoms may be caused by complaints other than cancer, it is very important that you have them checked out by your Doctor.


BALLINAMORE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Enrolment will take place in Ballinamore Community School on Saturday 1st March: 10.00 am -12.00 noon.

Parents wishing to enrol students are asked to bring the students PPS Number and a copy of their Birth Certificate.

The school will be open to the public for viewing from 2-5pm on the same day

4 LOCKS CYCLING CLUB
The 4 Locks Club is now in its second year. Many of its members have become proficient cyclists and enjoy a spin every Sunday morning. The club is conscious that there are people who would like to join the club but feel we go too far for them. With this in mind the club is starting a shorter Sunday spin for beginners. The beginners section will meet at the same time and place on a Sunday morning. This is at 9. a.m. outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore. This regime will start on Sunday March 2nd. All beginners will be very welcome. All you need is a bike in good working condition and a helmet. We look forward to meeting you Sunday morning 
(beginning 2 March) at 9 am outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore!


SOUTH WEST COLLEGE OPEN DAY

Tuesday 25th February 2014, 2pm-8pm Dungannon, Enniskillen & Omagh Campuses.

Highlights on the day: student tours, classroom activities, silent discos, careers workshops, Todds Leap activities, photo booths, race car simulators…and more! Everyone welcome. Tel 0845 603 1881 or www.swc.ac.uk

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION’S TECHNOLOGY COURSE

scheduled to run full time for 20 weeks commencing end of March to Mid-August (subject to numbers) in Ballinamore Development Co's Enterprise Centre Willowfield Road 071-9644881

This full-time programme has been designed to enable learners to develop their Ict. communication, numeracy, and job seeking skills to gain a national qualification at level 3 on the national framework of qualification. For further information and eligibility criteria please contact your local Introe office or Solas Sligo at 071-9159595

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS
Take place each Thursday night @ 8:30pm in St Brigid’s School Drumcong commencing on Thursday February 27th , talk will be preceded by Mass at 8pm in St Brigid’s Church. Speakers include Fr John Gannon, Three young men from Cenacolcin Knock, Neil Slattery, Consoline Guckian, Kevin Dolan, John Delaney and Miriam Mc Gee.

All are welcome the theme is “THE PROMISE IS FOR YOU”


A DAY OF FRIENDSHIP & PRAYER ON LUGH DERG

Ash Wednesday, 5th March. 

Special Guest Speaker Rev John Dunlop. Boats run from 10:00am. 

Admission €25 includes boat fare, tea/coffee, services & lunch. 

Advance booking is essential.  Telephone 071 9861518  (from NI 686 32391)  

Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org


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

ATHLETIC CLUB

Training continues at the Sports Hall on Tuesday and Thursday 6.00 to 7.00 p.m. Some members will be competing in the Connacht Schools Cross Country Finals at Sligo Racecourse on Tuesday week. The Leitrim Primary Schools Sports Hall competition will be in Ballinamore on March 4th and March 11th. The Connacht AAI Indoor Championships are in Athlone IT Saturday/Sunday March 1/2. 

Eucharistic Adoration In Ballinamore

Wed.9pm-10pm in side chapel. .Fri.9.30am-1.30pm in Church. Why not spend some time with Jesus. “Come to me all who are weary and carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest”. Mt (11:28)

 

BALLINAMORE BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS
Results for Thursday13th February
1st Paddy Joyce and Kay Dolan
2nd Margaret Nellis and Peggy Logan
Joint third Sean Creamer and Marian Burns
Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith
Bridge continues on Thursday 20th at7p
All players welcome.

BÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR SEÁN Ó hEISLIN

Senior League Campaign

Many of you would have been disappointed with the inclement weather which hit last week’s fixtures list hard and caused all matches to be postponed. Hopefully the match against Drumreilly can be rearranged soon and we will update you accordingly. In regards to this week’s fixture our seniors take on Drumkeerin in the park at 2pm this Saturday.


Leitrim Ladies Fashion show

Folks Leitrim Ladies have organised a wonderful night’s entertainment on the 27th of February to raise much needed funds for the team. They will be hosting a fashion show in the Landmark hotel at 8pm. Tickets are €10 and are available now from Pamela Keegan.


Division Three Fixture

Seán Ó hEislin will hopefully be able to open their division three campaign away to Eslin this Saturday at 1615. We will update you later on arrangements for the postponed match against Glencar Manorhamilton that was called off due to weather last week.

 

Leitrim Ladies
Congratulations to the Leitrim Ladies on another good win again Longford last weekend with a score of 2:12 to 7.

Ballinamore Community School Connacht Junior B champions

Massive congratulations to all the players and couches of Ballinamore CS as they won the Connacht Junior B final in style beating sacred heart of Westport with a score of 5:17 to 6:3. This was a wonderful day that belonged to Ballinamore and helped banish thoughts of previous final defeats. The match was a great advertisement for ladies football with some scintillating and skilful play from both teams.

 

Lost Dog

Full bred Schnauzer answers to the name Oscar. If found please contact James Murphy 071 96 44105.

 

GAA National Club Draw

Support your local club – final days to get your tickets!!

Crannchur Náisiúnta na gClubanna CLG

Following a proposal from Croke Park it has been agreed to run a national draw in support of Local GAA clubs with tickets available for €10. All proceeds from the sale of these tickets goes direct to the club and the draw will take place on the 17th of March. There are some excellent prizes on offer including: Trips to the 2014 International Rules series in Australia (2 persons Match tickets, airline tickets & accommodation); The Ultimate Football package 2014 (2 persons All-Ireland Football Final tickets, All-Stars banquet & tour tickets to Boston.); Corporate Box concert tickets with pre-concert hospitality in Croke Park in 2014; Travel voucher to the value of €1,500; All-Ireland Football Final package 2014 (2 persons. Corporate Box tickets, corporate hospitality & 2 nights accommodation.)

Tickets can be purchased from Gay Priors and the following club members Ruairi Sullivan, Paddy Prior, Brendan Burns, Tom Burns, Andy Duffy, Walter Sharpley, Paddy O’Connor, Brid Sullivan, Gerry Mahon, P J McLoughlin, Anne Shanley, Hugh Murphy, Raymond McHugh, Patrick McKiernan, Ronan O’Rourke, Alan Banks, John Darcy, John Harte and Adrian Smith.

 

Female Fitness

Female fitness classes are starting a new set of 6 weeks classes in the new hall beside the sports complex every Mon & Thurs at 8pm starting Mon the 17th of Feb for a full month while the musical & drama is on, we will be back in the community centre on Thurs the 20th of March!!

All other classes are still on as usual in the GAA gym Wed at 6.30pm & 7.30pm, Tues & Thurs at 11am. Carrigallen Mon at 6.30pm, Aughawillan Tues at 6.30pm, Swanlinbar Tues at 8pm, Newtowngore Thurs at 6.30pm, Fenagh Fri at 6.30pm & Eslin Fri at 8pm. For further information please contact Michelle 0879390980

 

Interested in improving your health

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 0879390980

 

Men's Get Active Programme

Men's Gym Circuits will be taking place in Ballinamore GAA Gym Wednesday at 8.30pm, it’s 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. For further information please contact Ronan O’Rourke or Andy Duffy.

 

Irish Comhrá Classes

If you are interested in improving your Irish, conversation classes are taking part each Tuesday at 8.30pm in the library. There are separate groups for those who know very little Irish, those who have a fair amount and those who are fluent. Leaving Cert or transition year students will also find it useful. Admission is free.

 

Club Lotto

Numbers Drawn 40612573

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan:

40: Seamus Mac Murchaidh.

Sponsored 5: by David a bottle of Jameson won by Gerry Farry.

40 an duine; Joe Reynolds

Katie McWeeney Dunshaughlin,

Ciaran Dolan Corlough,

James Mac Murchaidh Jnr Ballinamore

Luan Seo chugainn Gay Priors Pota Oir €7100

 

Ballinamore Childcare “Donate and Buy” Fundraiser
Start packing up those unused, lightly worn clothes accessories and footwear and donate them to Ballinamore Childcare for our “Donate and Buy Fundraiser”. Then, come by during the event to purchase some great new fashions for yourself and your family at super discounted prices while helping to fund childcare and afterschool programs in Ballinamore. Details on drop off locations and event date to follow. So start clearing out those closets now!

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