Dromod Community News

Roadside clean up

Roadside clean up

There will be a clean up of litter from the sides of all local roads on Saturday next, March 2nd. So we would ask for volunteers to meet at Bornacoola GAA pitch in Dromod at 10am. Bring along gloves and hi visibility clothing if you have them, if not there will be some there. The whole job only takes about two hours.

A Weekend of Drama

The Bornacoola Players are taking to the stage on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March at 8pm nightly. Two plays will be performed for your enjoyment; The Chastitute by John B Keane and The Spinsters by Eileen Walsh.

The Chastitute tells the story of John Bosco McLaine’s quest for love, join him in this hilarious and sometimes tender journey as he employs the skills of not one but two Matchmakers! Mickey Molly & Sylvester Brady go head to head to get him sorted! Watch the story unfold but not as expected.

The Spinsters depicts the lives of the Duane brothers, one dedicated bachelor and one who sees himself as the local Romeo. The brothers think their Aunt’s death will set them up, however as often the case, all is not as straight forward as first thought! Aunt Jennie had her cunning plan..,..Enjoy this witty, funny and fast moving story as the brothers try to sort out the mess! Witness the acting skills of the local group as they fundraise for local organisations.

The Cast of The Chastitute: John Bosco McLaine played by Michael Frayne, Aunt Jane - Sharon Jones, Cross Missionary - Declan Bohan, Gentle Missionary - Brian Mallon, Mickey Molly - Padraig Jones, Sylvester Brady - Darren Shields, Waiter - Brendan Frayne, Laura Jones as Juleen, Dora, Norrie, Trudy Heather - Anne McGuinness, Heather’s Mother - Geraldine Moran, Heather’s Brother - Johnny Duffy, Eva Kishock - Orla Reynolds, Fr. Kimmerly - Johnny Duffy, Suzanne - Sharon Jones, Travolta Townies - Cilian and Brendan Frayne

Cast of ‘The Spinsters’: Nicholas Duane - Declan Bohan, Jacko Duane - Brian Mallon, Mr. Larrigan - Johnny Duffy, Kitty Martin - Laura Jones, Mary-Joe Donovan - Geraldine Moran. Tickets are on sale now so please phone 085 8186578 and don’t be disappointed!

Dromod Family 
Festival Day

Sunday, 5th May. A email to hand from Darryn PRO of Dromod family festival day and it reads as follows: Dear all, after our third successive Family Festival Day last May, it’s now truly a permanent date on the Dromod calendar. The Festival Committee have once again dusted themselves down and the cogs are in motion. As in previous years, the festival field will have traditional Irish music and dancing, cake sale and refreshments, kids art competition, face painting and spot prizes not to mention super slides, bungee run, bouncy castle and a few extras yet to be decided. Last year’s 5km Fun Run was a great success with over 100 entries so will be repeated again. The Dog Show has also firmly made its mark on the day as has our agricultural corner which we hope to bring a few more attractions to. Weigh the bull, no doubt again, will be a great draw to expert and amateur alike.

Once again Noreen Diffley and Martin Downes have kindly agreed to let us use their fields. The format of for the day will build on lasts years but as before we’re still very interested to hear from any individuals, groups or organisations who could further add to the success of the day. Please contact us on dromoddevelopment@hotmail.com or by phone on 087-9972439.

Dromod Festival 
Launch Night

As before, the Festival Launch Night is planned for Cox’s Bar on Friday 8th March. Feargal McGill has kindly agreed to provide the music, and no doubt it will be an evening of banter a plenty. A great night not to be missed.

Bornacoola Youth Club

This week at the Hive there was the usual music club with Sharon and Ronnie for all clubs which was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. A date has not been set for the next music night yet but we will keep you updated once it is confirmed. There is an inter club soccer tournament for post primary schools on the 8th of March anyone

interested who has not already put their name down please text the organisers on 089-4258413 if you would like go take part or just come along on the night to support.

Also a reminder there is no youth club this Friday night as the Bornacoola Players are taking to the stage once again Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

“My Angels and Me”

An email to hand from Inez McPadden re a new book and it reads as follows: Inez McPadden is launching her first book “My Angels and Me” in Mulvey’s, Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon on the 9th of March at 4 sharp.

Bornacoola GAA

Bornacoola had a bad weekend on the football field on Saturday the minors travelled to Aughnasheelan and were defeated after a gallant performance on a scoreline of Bornacoola 3-4 Aughnasheelan 4-7. On Sunday a well weakened div 1 team hosted Dromahair and the visitors took the points on a final scoreline of Bornacoola 0-5 Dromahair 2-18, the div 2 game against Ballinaglera was deferred to a later date.

Operation Transformation

This is a great opportunity for people to get fit - meet friends - get healthy and have some fun. We have a packed agenda each week for the ladies and gents if they wish to take part. Mondays weigh in and exercise classes. Tuesday’s group walk for all interested. Thursdays - Sumba. Fridays - ceile dancing and Sunday’s group walk for all. We will also have professional people coming to give talks. You don t have to do everything you suit yourself. We will be starting on Monday 11th march in Annaduff Community Centre. If you are interested please contact your previous team leader or Mary on 087 6427585 by next Sunday 3rd March as we need to get teams organised.

Trident Swim Club

Trident Swim Club is Carrick-on-Shannon’s newest and most successful swim club with members ranging from beginners to national squad. We train at Aura in Carrick three times a week and welcome new members up to 18 years of age. Our membership prices are very reasonable and we offer a free trial session to all with no obligation. For more details contact Samantha Weaver 086 859 4497.

Leitrim supporters club

Leitrim supporters club tickets are on sale at the moment from all gaa clubs priced at €40 per ticket. For further details contact Shay Reynolds 087 9030882.

Bornacoola GAA 
dinner dance

The Bornacoola GAA dinner dance will take place in Cox’s, Dromod on Saturday, March 8th. Tickets priced at €30 available from Kelly Howard 087-9727946, Michelle Howard 085-2856485, Leonie Duffy 086-3721128, Noel McCluskey 087-6454317 and Linda Farrell 086-8473534.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 6th to the 13th May staying across the road from church, cost from €520 needs to be booked early, as only 10 rooms left, we also have English speaking guide with us. For further details contact Tommy 044 9371787 / 087 6851691,

Annaduff GAA

This was a vital two points won over Kiltubrid on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-9. It was a much tighter match than the scoreline suggests. Sean McNabola and Dean Gill were in brilliant form while Thomas Flanagan saved what looked a certain goal in the 50th minute with Annaduff leading by two points at that stage. Annaduff led by 0-7 to 0-6 at half time with Sean McNabola scoring five points. Highlight of the second half was a well taken goal by Dean Gill in the 56th minute. Two wins out of two is a good start to the League with a break coming up next weekend.

Annaduff were well beaten by a superior Allen Gaels by 1-18 to 0-6 in Division 3 in Drumshanbo on Saturday. The Gaels led by 0-12 to 0-2 at the break. Our first half points came from a Ciaran McLoughlin free and a fine point from young Francis McNabola. Our second half points came from Cathal Cox and three from the hard working Karl Foley. In the Minor league Annaduff were beaten by a point by St. Francis, the visitors getting a last minute goal. Membership is now due at €30 for Adult players and €20 for adult Non players. Pay to Declan Shanley or John Thornton.

IHCPT Collection

The Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will be held at both Bornacoola and Cloonturk Churches this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd. The Trust bring young people from all over to Lourdes on a special Pilgrimage at Easter. Your support of this worthy cause will be greatly appreciated.

Mohill and District Historical Society

Our last meeting of the Mohill and District Historical Society took place in the Canon Donohue Hall on the Tuesday the 5th of February. We made plans for the year ahead and discussed topics of historical note in the local region. Our next meeting will be held on the Tuesday the 5th of March at 8.00 in the Canon Donohue Hall. New members are always welcome.