FOUR SHARE FANTASY MONEY: When the Manor Fantasy Football organisation ran a forecasting competition on the four All Ireland senior football championship quarter-finals that were played in Croke Park at the weekend four of the thirteen contestants shared the winning prize on offer. All four winners – Luke McGinley, Belcoo, Padraig Keegan, Garrison, Sean Curneen, Glencar and Michael Joe Feeney, Pullboy – correctly forecast all the winners, namely Tyrone, Dublin, Kerry and Mayo. With total of €65 in the Fantasy competition’s pot each of the winners received a return of €16.33 apiece after they had paid the forecasting entry fee of €5, which netted each of the four winners a net profit of €11.33. Three Fantasy competitors forecast three of the weekend victors correct namely Johnny Keaveney McDermott Terrace (Dublin, Kerry & Mayo); Cathal McCann Belleek (Dublin, Tyrone & Kerry) and Seamus Feeney Gortinar (Dublin, Tyrone & Kerry). Four Fantasy predictors got two of All Ireland quarter-finals winners correct – Joe Connolly, Castle Street (Dublin & Kerry); John Gilligan, Old Church Street (Dublin & Kerry); Mannix O’Brien, Sligo (Kerry & Mayo) and Alan Gilligan, Creamery Road (Dublin & Kerry). The final two Fantasy predictors Martin McDermott, Cluainín Park (Kerry) and Bridget McGrath, Blacklion (Dublin) correctly forecast one of the four All Ireland quarter-final winners.
Shanley Traditional Weekend: There will be a festive time from this Friday, August 9 until this Sunday, August 11 in Kiltyclogher when it stages the annual Shanley Traditional Music Weekend. The Weekend honours the memory and work of the late Michael Shanley a native of Keshcarrigan who lived most of his life in Kiltyclogher where he was principal of the village’s Vocational School. As well as being a noted Irish musician and music teacher Michael was an avid promoter of all things associated with the promotion of Irish culture. Along with the late Tomás Dwyer Manorhamilton and number of others Michael worked tirelessly for this cause for many years over half a century ago. Michael’s daughter, Catherine Fox says the much acclaimed Eleanor Shanley and De Dannan will showcase their many talents (in Kiltyclogher). Eleanor Shanley is no stranger to the Kiltyclogher stage. She has appeared here many times on the Kiltyclogher stage as has the multi talented Brian McGrath. De Dannan is one of the most famous names in traditional Irish music. Founding member Alec Finn was the integral cog in creating the ‘De Dannan sound’ through his playing of the round-backed Greek bouzouki. He is joined by beautiful singer from County Leitrim Eleanor Shanley (Keshcarrigan Catherine’s cousin). This festival, now in its twenty-second year had many famous bands and musicians in the past such as Joe Burke, Noel Hill, The Moving Cloud, Sean Keane, Eleanor Shanley, Na Casadaigh and Dervish. This is a night (Friday, August 9) not to be missed so early booking advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets are on sale at Kiltyclogher Post Office and Bredin’s Newsagent Manorhamilton. Seats can be bookedon 071 9854044 or 071 9854200.
Manor Rangers Notes: Registration Night for Manor Rangers underage lads wanting to play with the Club for the coming season will take place at the Astro Turf Facility on Monday, August 12 from 6pm to 7pm and on Wednesday, August 14 from 7pm to 8pm. The Club stresses that each age group will be limited and it has a cut off point if you want to play soccer for this season, so get registered and don’t be disappointed. The age groups for registration at this stage are boys born from 1996 to 2003. Those born in 2003 or if you have never been registered with the league before, please bring a copy of your birth certificate to Registration Night. Under 18 training (those born 1998/1997/1996) will start on this Wednesday evening, August 4 at the Astro Facility at 4.30pm. Senior training has already started at the Astro Facility on Wednesdays at 9pm and on Fridays at 8pm and will continue until September but that will be subject to change.
Origin Farmers Market: The weekly Origin Farmers Market that serves the Manorhamilton and North Leitrim area takes place on this Friday, August 9 between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park. The Origin Farmers Market provides wholesome organically produced food for customers on a weekly basis as well as some other non-food items. The Farmers Market is Bord Bia approved.
Men’s Group: The North Leitrim Men’s Group, which is based in the Men’s Centre in the Bee Park Community Centre, offers opportunities to increase men’s personal, social and technical skills, by coming together in a working team within the group’s structure. The North Leitrim Men’s Group meets in the Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton on a frequent basis. For further information on the North Leitrim Men’s Group, call 071- 98 55347 or visit their website at www.northleitrimmensgroup.com or email email@example.com
Sympathy Extended: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Nora Rose McMorrow, Station Road, Manorhamilton and late of Farbar, Glenfarne, who died peacefully at Sligo General Hospital. Nora Rose’s remains reposed at the home of her brother, Matty Feeney, Drumnacross, Glencar on Friday afternoon, August 2 prior to their removal to St. Michael’s Church, Glenfarne. Her Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Michael’s Church on Saturday morning, August 3 with burial afterwards in Kilmakerrill Cemetery.
First Bingo Session: Manorhamilton’s first bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, August 7 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.
Olde Tyme Dance: Due to renovations taking place in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne the Olde Tyme Dances will be held in Kiltyclogher Community Centre until further notice. An Olde Tyme and Social Dance will take place on Sunday night August 18 in Kiltyclogher. Dancing will be to the “Lakelanders” from 9pm to 11.30pm while the admission price is €7 with refreshments provided. All welcome.
1973 Football Photos: Anyone who would like copies of the photographs taken on Sunday night, June 2 in the Bee Park Community Centre by Liam Malaniff at the function to honour the fortieth anniversary of the Glencar/Manorhamilton team that won the 1973 Leitrim intermediate football championship is invited to contact Liam (086-8174754). All these photos can be viewed on the internet by going to going to Liam’s page, Liam Malaniff – Google+.