Judge James: We send our congratulations to Mr James Faughnan formerly from Corduff now living in Carrick on Shannon on being appointed as a district court judge last week. James has been very successful in his work as a solicitor in Carrick on Shannon for the past fourteen years so his appointment is just reward for work well done. We wish you all the very best for the future.
Hip Hop competition: Myrhythmfitdance is holding a Hip Hop competition on 7th July at 7pm in Mohill Canon Donohue Hall. Everyone welcome - even if you are not in a class you can still enter and be in with a chance to win or just have fun. Promised to be a great evening not to be missed. Crews (you must be in a class to enter this) Solos (under 6s,under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 16s- anyone under these ages can enter) Doubles (two people with the same routine must pre register with song/music) Trios (three people with the same routine must pre register with song/music).
Sympathy: We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the Maura Faughnan, nee Comiskey, Aughintass, Aughamore who died on Thursday last at the Laurel Lodge, Nursing Home, Longford. Maura was laid to rest in Annaduff Cemetery on Sunday last. May she Rest in Peace.
National council of the Blind: The National council of the Blind would like to thank all who contributed to their annual Church gate collection which took place at all local churches a fortnight ago, the total collected in Cloonturk was €207.
New baby: We send our congratulations to Colin and Katherina McGuinness, Clooncolry on the birth of their daughter to be named Lucy sister to Rian and James born in Mullingar General Hospital on Wednesday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.
Bad turf weather: Once again this year the harvesting of turf has been curtailed by the inclement weather. If you were not lucky enough to have your bog dry enough for the good spell a few weeks ago it has been virtually impossible to get them out since then. Over the past years great machinery has been manufactured for the harvesting of the turf. It has come on a long way from the slan and wheelbarrow which we had many years ago, fist thing was to clean the bank of the heather etc. till you got to the turf then you cut the turf throwing them to another person who caught them and built them on the wheelbarrow and wheeled them to the spread bank maybe even having to get a pull of a rope across bad bog to get to that spread bank where later they would be spread, re-spread and clamped. Thankfully those days are long past with now as the machine does the cutting and spreading with and all we have to do is foot them and hope the weather comes good enough to dry them.
Bornacoola gaa Club draw: The June draw in the Bornacoola gaa club draw takes place in Cox’s Dromod on Saturday night next. Usual prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated
Bornacoola Youth Club: The teen club had their camping trip last weekend. We had 23 club members take part. We camped out in Lough Keel camp site. A great time was had by all. A special thanks goes to Peter Mallon, the 1st, 2nd and 5th Longford Scouts for all their help and North Connacht Youth Services for the use of their tents. Thanks also to all the parents who drove to and from the campsite. The teen club has now finished for the summer we hope to see you all back again in September and welcome new members who will move up to join our teen club. The senior and junior club summer camp starts on Wednesday with s trip to the cinema. We are all looking forward to the camp which will end on Saturday with Fitkids and a barbecue (weather permitting). This will also be the end of youth club for the summer for senior and junior clubs and ad before we look forward to seeing you all back in September and welcoming new members to join. At this point in the year we leaders would like to take the opportunity to thank all the junior leaders and parents for their help and support throughout the year, without it we would not have such a successful club.
Mobile phones for Down
Syndrome: Bornacoola youth club are doing a collection of old mobile phones for down syndrome we are hoping to collect 150 old phones and by doing this a child in our parish will get an i-pad so if you have any please hand them in at summer camp or to any club leader your help would be gratefully appreciated thank you. If you need any further information please contact us on 087 2578714 or 086 3129228.
Annaduff gaa: Cloone beat Annaduff by a point in the Shield in Cloone on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-14 to 2-10. Cloone led at half time by 1-7 to 0-6. Annaduff’s two goals came in the second half from Sean McNabola and Conor Reynolds. Annaduff: Tom Flanagan, Gary Bohan, Chris Farrell, Nigel Cox, James Cox, Mattie Cox(Capt.)(0-1), Micheal O’Dowd (0-1), Brendan Lynch, Junior Gill, Kenny Cox, Sean McNabola (1-4), Cathal Cox (0-1), Niall Cox, Conor Reynolds (1-1), Alan Rowley (0-2). Subs: Ronan McCormack (for J. Cox), Colm Cox (for N. Cox), James Cox (for J. Gill), Niall Cox (for G. Bohan), Junior Gill (for S. McNabola).
Bornacoola Gun club: A note to hand from Bornacoola Gun club, the gun club members are currently undertaking a vermin control programme. If you have any problems with unwanted vermin, members will assist you with any unwanted ‘guests’ including mink, magpies, foxes or grey crows. The gun club has a big role in wildlife promotion, game conservation and habitat preservation and a vermin control programme is key to these aims. You can contact Shane Reynolds at 087 9751993 for further details. Also, If you have any problems with filling out your gun licence renewal application, the gun club members will assist.
Mohill and District Historical Society: Our next meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of July in the Canon Donohue Hall at 8.30 sharp. All are welcome and all members are requested to attend this meeting as we will not be meeting again until September. We have a rich catalogue of events for the coming year which will be of interest to many local people. For our September meeting we will be talking about the upcoming Humbert March through Leitrim which will be taking place that month. Our October meeting will feature a talk on the Croftons of Mohill by Thomas Mulligan, and in November we shall be presented with a lecture by Oliver Fallon on the Connaught Rangers. We hope you can join us for any of this exciting events. For further information contact John at 087-6698458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Briefly: Leitrim lucky to manage a draw on Sunday last was it not for two great saves from goalie Cathal we would be in the qualifiers and London in the Connaught final, anyway the replay is next Sunday in Hyde Park, Roscommon….Badminton on tonight Wednesday Mohill Sports Complex at 8pm then we takes a break till the first week of September....Body attack continues every Thursday at Bornacoola Community Centre at 9pm...Annaduff Church renovation work nearly complete so hopefully Mass will be back in the church from Sunday week next….Parish priest of Bornacoola Fr Gerry celebrates his ruby jubilee this year, to mark this event there will be Mass and a function on Friday, July 12th we will give you more details nearer the time….Bornacoola gaa club are holding a old clothes collection inn the coming weeks further details next week….Bornacoola GAA club draw o in Cox’s Saturday night support if you can.