8th March 2017


The finals of the Drino Cup singles competition were played last Friday night in the Poor Scholar. Twenty players turned up to play in the competition. The standard was very good, and after some very close and exciting games it was down to the last four.  In the first semi-final Greg McGovern played Wayne Roberts, Greg winning by (4) legs to (1). The second semi-final, Ian Flynn played Michael Hearty, Michael winning that one again by (4) legs to (1). The final was the best of (9) legs and after a very exciting match between Greg McGovern, and Michael Hearty, Greg won on a score of (5) legs to (2). Well done to all who took part. Thanks to David for refreshments and to Pauline and Ciaran who ran the show on the night. The first round of matches in the league Cup Competition sponsored by Ballinamore Darts begins this Friday the 10th of March. The draw was made and first named teams have home venues.
PoorScholar V Bank Bar. Jackie’s V Freddie’s. McGirl’s have a bye. Games start at 10pm.

Ballinamore Bridge Club – No bridge this Thursday 9th March

The results of bridge held on February23th are as follows:

1st Marian Burns and Sean Creamer

Joint second Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith, Mary McTiernan and Mary Flynn

4th Bernie Flynn and Monica Sharpley and Margaret Nellis and Bella Wrynn

No bridge on Thursday 9th due to drama festival.

Bridge continues on16th March at 7 30pm.All players welcome.

 “Moll” in Fenagh

On Sunday night 9th April at 8.30pm 'The Sliabh an Iarainn Players '  in association with Castlefore Development Fenagh will stage their very successful play 'Moll'  in the Community Centre in Fenagh. 'Moll' is regarded as John B. Keane's most comical play and has given past audiences a great night’s entertainment with loads of laughs. It is a great testament to any production that some people came twice and three times to see it such was their enjoyment. The great reviews received and the demand from a large number of people convinced the group to stage it again.The very talented cast come from Leitrim, Cavan. Longford and Roscommon.Tish Dunleavy plays the title role 'Moll' and she brings her own very unique humour and comedy to the part. The other characters are all played by a very talented cast under the direction of Frank Cadam. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed and a very worthy cause will benefit from the night. Admission €10

Scoil Chlann Naofa

We are now taking enrolments for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please call us at 071 9645001 or visit our website @ ballinamorens.blogspot.ie to find out more about us/about our successfully amalgamated school.  Jr. Infants to 6th class welcomed!

Killeshandra St Patrick's Day Parade 

Come along to Killeshandra on St Patrick's Day for entertainment at a lively parade. The parade will commence at 12.30 from the Ballyconnell Road. Entries will be taken from 11.30 on the morning. There will be no entry fee Entry on the day. There will be generous cash prizes.  For more details see Killeshandra News

Ballinamore Outreach Service

This offers advice and support around various things including housing, social welfare, education/training. Activities for children, support groups, parenting supports, personal development and Parent and Toddler Group.  It is based in Ballinamore Library Wednesdays 12noon-1pm.  For more information call Laura on 086 6035977.

Ballinamore Parish Newsletter

Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C. (071) 9644050/0872408409,   049 9523122, Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie
Deceased : We pray for the  soul of (a) Margaret Reilly, Keelagh, (mother of Patricia McGoldrick, Church St) whose funeral takes place Thursday (b) Tommy Kelleher, formerly from Miskawn, who died in Michican-USA during the week , funeral took place in Aughnasheelin on Saturday (c) Mary Weaver (nee Rooney) formerly of Corrabeegher sister of Packie Rooney whose funeral was in Tolworth Surrey on Thursday 2nd March. 

CONFIRMATION PARENTS - 'You shall be my witnesses' programme will be run in Ballinamore hall on 15th, 22nd, 29th of March for all Confirmation children,  There will be a short information and registration meeting in ScoilChlannNaofa Senior Building (formerly Ballinamore Boys School) on 8th March at 8pm.  Please note  venue.  It is important to attend in order that your child is registered.  

St. Patrick’s Day Collection: Funds will go towards food, provide support & educate many in African countries. Please Support

Special Parish Lenten Programme: Please save the dates!  Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th  of March from 7pm – 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  We invite parents/grandparents/guardians and all those interested to please come along to these talks.  We have three wonderful speakers lined up – Collette Furlong ,Bairbre Cahill and Fr. UltanMcGoohan. 

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima to mark Centenary of the Apparitions - Seven nights departing Thursday 14 September 2017 and returning Thursday 21 September. Seven nights accommodation in the Hotel Santo Amaro on full board basis.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar.  Cost: €759 per person sharing. Booking forms, contact the Diocesan  Centre in Cavan on 049 4375004.

Ballinamore Drama Festival

Reminder the Drama Festival opens in Ballinamore Community Centre on Sunday March 5 and continues nightly until Sunday March 12. The official opening will be performed by Seamus O Rourke at 8pm and the Lifford Drama group will follow with Abigail’s Party, a comedy play by Mike Leigh. So come along and let the party begin for a week of dramatics. On Monday we have the Tubbercurry Players performing the play, The Third Policeman  penned by Flann O Brien. The curtain opens nightly this year at the new time of 8pm. 

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre 

We are currently taking names for an Introduction to Container Gardening and Garden Planning course. The classes will commence in March and run on Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm for five weeks. Courses are funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact 0719641577 or mbruen@drumshanboenterprise.ie

Monaghan Institute Open Day

Thursday 9th March 2017, 11am- 7pm at Monaghan Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan. Information available on 2017/18 courses. For further details or to apply on line visit www.monaghaninstitute.ie Tel 047-84900 All Welcome


Do you want to double your ANC payments?  The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association are holding a regional meeting to lobby attending MEPs TDs and Co Cllrs to ensure our region secures its proper share of funds in the current review of the Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme.  It's vital that YOU come and make your view known at The Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton on Friday 10th March @ 8pm.  For more info call: 071 91 9302715

Bundoran SVP Holiday Centre

We are now taking bookings 6 nights full board €220. Contact Georgina 0872434528.

Ballinamore Area Swimming Qualifier

This will take place on Saturday 11th March in Aura Leisure Centre, Carrick on Shannon. Pre registration via text to Siobhan 0876674511.Entry fee 4 euro per child or 10 euro [if 3 or more children] payable at event.Competition starts at 7pm.The county finals will take place on Sunday 26th March in Aura Leisure Centre Carrick on shannon.  .More info at www.community games.ie.

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

An Nuacht- St. Patricks Day Parade

So I hope you have your costumes nearly finished. Again this year we hope to make the parade the best, so we need everyone to get involved. The Kilturbrid Pipe Band will be in full swing along with platform entertainment. You can join in by entering a float, singing or dancing or simply enjoying the entertainment. There are various prizes for different categories best on foot, best themed, most humorous, best window display, best dressed and many more. Any new ideas would be greatly welcomed.

The theme this year is ‘An Nuacht – make it your own’ you can make your own news up whether it is topical or about your business or anything else it’s up to you (but be nice). The parade will take place on Friday 17th March assembling at the Tesco car park. All floats/groups are asked to meet at 3.30pm for the parade at 4pm. Any enquires contact Dawn @ 0863115647 or David @086-0870456 
We would ask people with floats please please not to throw sweets out to parade goers on the day -. it is a safety hazard. As always any person willing to help should please contact the above. Now Get those Green White and Gold colours washed.

Leitrim Flowers

Leitrim Flowers has been running successful training courses and workshops for several years. Our courses are informative, interactive and enjoyable. They are suitable for gardeners and enthusiasts of all levels. Day courses (always on a Sunday) start at 10am, finish at 4pm and include coffee, scones and a home-made lunch. Each course costs €65. If you want to book a place on a course, a deposit of €20 is required. This can be posted to us by cheque (made payable to Leitrim Flowers) or lodged in our bank account, as follows: Tel: 086 388 1535-  07196 59970

Save the Date!:

A concert will be held in St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore on Sunday 23rd April in aid of the “Care of The Age”. More information to follow. 

Ballinamore Sing Together

All members are asked to attend the meeting. Ballinamore Sing Together social singing group will run for six sessions on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm on 1st March in the Community Centre then Trahnona for the weeks afterwards. We will learn easy harmony songs, strengthen your voice and confidence and have fun. We sing a bit of everything - Gospel, Folk, Pop and Sacred.  Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.Why not try a taster for €10 or block book for the six sessions for  €50. Contact Sarah Garden 0877620523, sarah@sarahgarden.ie or www.sarahgarden.ie for more information. 

Ballinamore Parent& Toddler

Situated in Ballinamore Library (our new venue!)Every Wednesday 10.00a.m.-12.000p.m.€2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.)All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play!For more information contact:Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977

Gerard Kiernan Tea Dance

In Aid of KilnaleckComhaltas On Tuesday night 28th March 2017 in the Realtog Centre Kilnaleck.At 8 30 pm. Fabulous Entertainment and Local Artists, Raffle on the night, Light Refreshments served, Voluntary Donation and Everybody welcome, for a great night of crack and fun).  Not for publication -------- For more information I can be contacted at: Gerard Kiernan No 3 Saint Patrick’s Crescent Kilnaleck Co Cavan.My email address 0gkiernan@gmail.com

Béal an ÁthaMóir Seán Ó hEislin

Last week Storm Doris blew into town and unfortunately like many others the club did not escape unscathed. The main wall at the front of the pitch and entrance was brought down by the gale force winds. Like everyone else we are thankful that the damage though not inconsiderable did not lead to any injuries to our members or the general public and will be able to be rebuilt in due course. We must say thanks to those that secured the area during the storm and those that gave up their time on Sunday to come down and aid in the removal of the rubble – many thanks!


It’s important that all players and members renew their membership to ensure they have full insurance cover for the coming year. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 to make payment.
Club Lotto Monday 28th of Feb 17
Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit ballinamoresoh.com to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!
Results were not available as we went to press and can be viewed on our website and Facebook page.


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