FCA Association Gathering: As part of the ‘Gathering’ events, the 19th Infantry Battalion FCA Association is running two events on the coming bank holiday weekend. The Leitrim event is in the Bush Hotel on Friday night, Aug. 2 from 7 to 9 pm and the Roscommon event is in the Military Barracks, Boyle on Sunday night, Aug. 4 from 7.30 to 9.30pm. For further information please contact 087-9147942. Outlining some details relating of the 19th Infantry Battalion F.C.A. Association Seamus O’Donnell, Amorset Manorhamilton states, “Our Association was inaugurated on 11th June 2008 and officially launched by Lt. Gen Jim Shreenan (Retired) on Sun 27th Sept 2009 in Boyle. “The Association consists of F.C.A. and P.D.F. members of the former 19th Infantry Batallion (North Leitrim, South Sligo and Roscommon. The aim of the Assoc. is for members of the former 19th Battalion to keep in contact with each other. The mission of the 19th Infantry Battalion F.C.A. Association is to organise an annual Battalion Mass for all deceased members; to organise an annual social function; to organise an annual outing to a former military barracks/camp or to the National Museum; to publish an annual newsletter; to create a website where information on the Assoc can be assessed; to collect and preserve flags, pennants, awards and any other memorabilia relevant to the Battalion; to keep in contact with former members.
Sympathy extended: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Felix McManus, Leitrim Stone, East Bars, Glenfarne who died peacefully after a short illness bravely borne at Sligo General Hospital on Tuesday, July 23 His remains reposed as his residence Wednesday, July 24. Felix’s Funeral Mass and Service took place on Thursday, July 25 at noon in St. Michael’s Church, Glenfarne followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Wife Patricia; daughters Mary, Sarah and Ita; son Oliver; sons-in-law Denis, Ivan and Paul; grandchildren Aoife, Shauna, Conor, Alanna, Harry, Ava and Jack; sister; brother-in-laws; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends; survive Felix. Felix McManus was a partner of McManus Brothers; a successful family run Leitrim Stone business in Glenfarne which served customers with natural stone products for over thirty-five years. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Hannon (née Bird) known as Molly, Gortgarrigan Killargue who died peacefully at her residence. Mary’s remains reposed at her residence on Monday, July 29 from noon until midnight. The removal of Mary’s remains took place on Tuesday morning, July 30 to St. Bridget’s Church, Killargue where her Funeral Mass and Service were at noon with burial immediately afterwards in Carrowcrin Cemetery.
Sean wins Fantasy Qualifiers: Sean Curneen from Glencar claimed victory in the Manorhamilton Fantasy All Ireland Football Qualifiers competition when the final round of games was played on Saturday last. Curneen forecast all four winners in Saturday’s games correctly – Donegal, Cork, Cavan and Tyrone – and added four points to his previous tally of 18 to win the Manor Fantasy competition with a total of 22 points. Just a point behind Sean Curneen in joint 2nd overall on 21 points overall were Joe Connolly, Castle Street and John Gilligan, Old Church Street. For Saturday’s games Joe got all four winners correct. Meanwhile John got all of Saturday’s victors correct and added four points to his previous tally of 17points. Gortinar’s Seamus Feeney ended in fourth position in the contest. Seamus correctly tipped Saturday’s four Qualifiers winners and made his final tally 20 points just a point adrift of Joe Connolly and John Gilligan. Meanwhile the two Fermanagh contenders, Belcoo’s Luke McGinley and Belleek’s Cathal McCann finished joint fifth on 19points.
Successful Annual Show: Manorhamilton’s annual Show which took place in the Bee Park on Saturday was once again a very successful event with big crowds attending and particularly so in the afternoon. It was a fine summer’s day which helped the running of Show immensely and also made it a very pleasant experience for all who came to view the many interesting items and events that were on display in the Bee Park.
Killenummery Graveyard: The Killenummery Graveyard Committee would like to thank all who donated to its recent Table Quiz. Diarmuid Drommonds who compiled the questions and was the quiz master on the night. The Blue Devon Dromahair, all who attended on the night and made the night so enjoyable. Many thanks to all without your support the Graveyard Committee would not be able to continue with its important work.
Big Country Night: There will be a Big Country Night in the Granary Bar Manorhamilton on Monday, August 5 with music from Anthony McBrien, Kevin Prendergast, Frank Nelson, John Hogan and Seamus Moore and The JCB band. Seamus Moore’s new CD will be on sale on the night. This fabulous show starts at 9:30pm.
One Day Pilgrimage: One day pilgrimage to Lough Derg on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Bus on August 27 departing the car park opposite St. Clare’s Church at 8.15am. To book phone 071-9855114 or mobile 086-3324470. Latest date for booking Sunday, August 11. Full payment of €40 required at time of booking – bus fare extra.
Graveyard Ceremonies: Mass and the blessing of the graves will take place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glenfarne at 7pm on Saturday evening, August 3. The blessing of the graves in Kilmakerrill Cemetery takes place at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon, August 4. The blessing of the graves in St. Mary’s Cemetery Glenfarne takes place on the same day after the 11am Mass.
Holy Ghost Missions: The Holy Ghost Missions have expressed thanks for the very kind welcome they received when during their recent visit to Sunday Masses in the Cloonclare-Killasnett Parish. The collections for the Holy Ghost Missions amounted to an excellent sum of €2,228-76. Anyone that still has an envelope for this collection is asked to return it to one of the Cloonclare-Killasnett priests as soon as possible.
Soccer Camp: There will be a FAI Summer Soccer Camp in the Bee Park from Monday, August 5 to Friday August 9. For more information on this FAI Summer Soccer Camp visit www.fai.ie.
First Bingo Session: Manorhamilton’s last bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, July 31 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.
Welcome Home Father: A hearty welcome home is extended to Fr. Jim McGloin who has recently spent sometime in Sligo General Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital. His many friends in McDermott Terrace are delighted to see Fr. Jim back in action again and wish all the best for the future. Good wishes for a speedy recovery are extended to Padraig McKeon who is currently in hospital.
Horseshoe 8 Mile: The Horseshoe 8 mile roadrace will take place on the scenic road near the Leitrim border in Ballintrillick underneath Benbulben on Friday evening, August 9 at 7pm. Registration for the race will be in the Benwiskin Centre prior to the event.
Unforeseen Monaghan win stumps Fantasy players: None of the this year’s Manorhamilton Fantasy Football competition provincial and All Ireland championship contenders was able to forecast correctly the four teams that would win the Connacht, Ulster, Leinster and Munster titles when they submitted their entries for the contest’s early May deadline. However sixteen of the Fantasy contenders did correctly predict that Mayo would win the Connacht championship, Dublin the Leinster championship and Kerry the Munster championship. When Monaghan recently defeated Donegal in the Ulster final in Clones it also meant that many of the Manor Fantasy forecaster’s predictions of Donegal to win the northern provincial title turned out to be incorrect. The Fantasy organisers have decided that the 16 entrants that correctly predicted this year’s Connacht, Leinster and Munster provincial title winners will remain in the competition while the other twenty-seven entrants have been eliminated. The sixteen contenders who all forecast that Mayo would win the Connacht championship, Dublin - Leinster and Kerry - Munster, with their predictions of the All Ireland final victors on Sun, Sept 22 are listed here, Cathal McCann (Belleek)– Tyrone (Back Door); Eugene Gilroy (Kildare) – Dublin; Padraig Keegan (Roscommon)– Dublin; Denis McSharry (Hillside Crescent) – Mayo; Gerry Mullan (Sligo) – Dublin; Joe Connolly (Castle Street) – Dublin, Dominic Kelly (Church Lane) – Dublin; Philomena Flynn (Ross Lane) – Dublin; Ronan Flynn (Ross Lane) – (Donegal); Kevin Fahey (Killargue) – Mayo; Ann Marie Fahey (Killargue) – Kerry; Philomena Casey (McDermott Terrace) – Kerry; Seamus Feeney (Gortinar) – Dublin; Ronan Needham (Lisnabrack) – Kerry; Vincent McSharry (McDermott Terrace) – Dublin; Paul Brady (Cornaneane) – Kerry. There was 23 Fantasy forecasters who got two of the provincial championship winners correct, namely Johnny Keaveney (McDermott Terrace), John Gilligan (Old Church Street), John Kelly (Hillside Crescent), Brendan Keaney (McDermott Terrace), Seamus Keenan (Main Street), Sean Curneen (Glencar), Michael McManus (Glenfarne), Luke McGinley (Belcoo), Michelle Kelly (Creamery Road), Betty Flynn (Cluainín Park), Pauric Flynn (Cluainín Park), Ciara Flynn (Dublin), Anthony Conway (Carrick), Pat Lunney (Station Road), Pat Slevin (Glenfarne), Pauline Murray and Anthony Murray (Blacklion), Michael Joe Feeney (Pullboy), Phil Glancy (Cornastalk), Jane Glancy Gallagher (Lisnabrack), Adrian Keaney (Screeney), Brendan Needham (Lisnabrack), Seamus Devaney (Glencar), Seamus McDonald (Glencar), Brian McDonald (Glencar), Sean Brady (Cornaneane).