Manorhamilton Community News

Playing For Sam

Playing For Sam

Fermanagh will welcome All-Ireland finalists Mayo to Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Saturday, May 4 at 6pm for a pre-Championship friendly meeting in aid of the Sam Bradley Care Fund. Sam is a 21 month toddler from Bellanaleck who is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Sam is the grandson of John McHugh formerly of Moneenlum, Glenfarne who currently lives in Kiltimagh, Mayo.

Sam’s father, Colm is former Fermanagh inter county star and his mother Michelle is from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, so it is quite appropriate that Fermanagh and Mayo should play in the young toddler’s Care Fund game. The game is sure to be a top class inter county challenge outing for both counties in advance of their respective Ulster and Connacht championships engagements. Sam is currently undergoing treatment and will be recovering from eight-hour surgery to remove a tumour from his right kidney by time the game takes place at 6pm on Thursday, May 2 in Enniskillen.

Speaking to the Irish News regarding his son’s treatment, Colm Bradley explained: “The surgery is the second phase in a six-phase treatment plan before more chemo, radiation and then immunotherapy. “No matter what has happened, whether he’s getting an injection or whatever, five minutes later he’s smiling again. Even during the Dublin v Mayo game on Sunday, he was running around, kicking a ball and shouting and roaring at the TV.

“He’s incredibly strong - my wife says it must be the Mayo in him” the former Erne County player remarked. It is hoped that a large number of people from North Leitrim and indeed from all of Leitrim will travel to Enniskillen to support the Sam Bradley Care Fund game on Thursday evening week. Fermanagh will welcome All-Ireland finalists Mayo to Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Saturday, May 4 at 6pm for a pre-Championship friendly meeting in aid of the Sam Bradley Care Fund.

Sam is a 21 month toddler from Bellanaleck who is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Sam is the grandson of John McHugh formerly of Moneenlum, Glenfarne who currently lives in Kiltimagh, Mayo. Sam’s father, Colm is former Fermanagh inter county star and his mother Michelle is from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, so it is quite appropriate that Fermanagh and Mayo should play in the young toddler’s Care Fund game.

The game is sure to be a top class inter county challenge outing for both counties in advance of their respective Ulster and Connacht championships engagements. Sam is currently undergoing treatment and will be recovering from eight-hour surgery to remove a tumour from his right kidney by time the game takes place at 6pm on Thursday May 2 in Enniskillen.

Speaking to the Irish News regarding his son’s treatment, Colm Bradley explained: “The surgery is the second phase in a six-phase treatment plan before more chemo, radiation and then immunotherapy. “No matter what has happened, whether he’s getting an injection or whatever, five minutes later he’s smiling again. Even during the Dublin v Mayo game on Sunday, he was running around, kicking a ball and shouting and roaring at the TV. “He’s incredibly strong - my wife says it must be the Mayo in him” the former Erne County player remarked.

It is hoped that a large number of people from North Leitrim and indeed from all of Leitrim will travel to Enniskillen to support the Sam Bradley Care Fund game on Thursday evening week.

Successful Fourth Run

The 4th annual St. Clare’s Comprehensive School 4K and 10K Run took place in Manorhamilton on Sunday. Almost 300 participants took part in both events. Neil Faulkner won the 10k for the fourth year in a row, in a time of 36mins 35seconds. Geraldine McWeeney was the first female home in 47 mins 15 seconds. Well done to Vincent Sweeney who won the 4K and Mary Broughton who was the first girl in the 4K.

The event organisers say “thank you to all the teachers and students who helped out. “Thank you to the Principal, Deputy Principal, Caretaker Sean Keaney, the Gardai, stewards, Parent’s Council and all other volunteers. A special thank you is to the main sponsor, Stefan Rooney, SuperValu, Manorhamilton. Thank you is expressed to Pat for the music and Liam Melaniff who took the photographs. Results of the 10K are available on www.actiontiming.ie and results of the 4K are available on www.stclarescomprehensive.ie

Glenfarne/Glenboy Group Water Scheme

The annual Household Water Maintenance Charge is now due from members of the Glenfarne/Glenboy Group Water Scheme and will be collected during May. At a well attended AGM in March members agreed to increase the Household Water Maintenance Charge from €100 (last collected in 2011) to €150, payable annually before the end of May. It was also agreed that policy and procedures for dealing with the small number of members in arrears would be put in place as a matter of urgency and communicated to all (just under) 400 households/members in the near future.

The Officers elected for 2013 are Chairman, Ian Chandler; Vice-Chairman, Sean Clancy; Treasurer, Francis Somers; Assistant Treasurer, Kelly Mitchell; Secretary, Jimmy McMorrow. The Committee members elected are David Bingham, Frank Considine, Charlie Cullen, Jack Cullen and Joseph O’Hagan. The minutes of the AGM plus the details on how to pay the Annual Charge will be posted to members in the coming week. If you are a member and do not receive this notice or if you wish to contact the Secretary for any reason, phone 083-1131169 or email: glenfarne.glenboy.water@gmail.com

Local athletics news

The Leitrim Primary Schools Track and Field Championships will take place on this Sunday April 28 at St. Clare’s Comprehensive School with entries being taken at 1.30pm and competition starting at 2pm.

The North Leitrim Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to this past weekend’s annual churchgate Leitrim Athletics Collection and also it also expresses gratitude to all the volunteers at each church who manned the gates on the occasion. Congratulations to Louise Mulvaney Kelly Rossinver who won a silver medal at the All-Ireland Loreto Sectondary Schools track and field championships on Saturday in the 100metre hurdles and also finished fifth in the 400metre hurdles.

Manorhamilton Community Games Area will be hosting the Area athletics finals on Wednesday evening week, May 1 – further details can be found on the Facebook page. To compete in the Area athletics finals competitors must live within the Manorhamilton Community Games area which includes Kiltyclogher, Glenfarne, Manorhamilton, Killargue, Dromahair, Newtownmanor, Glencar and Mullies. For further details please phone Maria on 087-6131817 or Trevor on 087-6493491 or email trevormcdaid@gmail.com.

Meet Frank at the Market

Frank Pasquier is the proprietor of the French bread shop in Tobergal Lane, Sligo from which he services a number of Farmers Markets including Manorhamilton. The Brittany native, who is a chef and baker by trade, sells his unique brand of pastries and breads at Manor market each week. Frank or one of his French native staff are on duty at the market each week and will help you with advice and tips on their products. In addition to Manor the French bread shop attend Enniskillen and Omagh markets which are either monthly or bi weekly. You will meet Frank or his representative this Friday between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre.

Margaret’s Ethiopian Mission

Manorhamilton’s Margaret McDermott has recently returned from a trip to Ethiopia and she wishes to thank those who donated money which was given to the following causes: an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Hope Enterprises who feed 800 to 1,000 people per day in the capital city, Schools in Addis Ababa and a school in Dubba in the south of the country. Food was also purchased for homeless people who sleep on the streets of Addis Ababa. All donations were greatly appreciated and they will go a long way towards improving the quality of life of those in need. Well done to Margaret on completing her mission to Ethiopia so successfully. All the Manorhamilton, North Leitrim and West Cavan are really proud of you for undertaking such a great challenge.

Thank you

The Management of the New Ballagh Centre would like to thank everyone who supported the Cake Sale in Rossinver on Sunday, 14th April. A special thank you to our staff Paul, Mary & Padraig and one of our volunteers Neil who helped on the day. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who baked for the sale. All the proceeds of the sale will go towards the services we provide for older people and for the extension of the Fowley’s Falls Walk.

Ballaghameehan N.S. Open Evening

Open Evening to be held in Ballaghameehan N.S., Rossinver from 6pm-8pm on Friday the 26th of April. Everyone welcome.

North Leitrim Women’s Group

Beauty and Hair Evening with make up artist Natasha Daly and hair stylist Rebecca Fanning of the Make Over Studio, Carrick-on-Shannon. For that special event - Weddings, Communions, Confirmations etc. Skin care, Day make-up, Night make-up (airbrush) demonstrations. Upstyles and event styles. Tuesday 30th April 7pm-9.30pm. To book your place contact The North Leitrim Women’s Centre, The Bee Park Centre 071 9856220, email nlwrg@eircom.net or simply call in.

Help protect your children online

The New Ballagh Centre, Rossinver, is pleased to announce that it will be running a short course/presentation over two Thursday evenings (25th April and 2nd May) about Internet Security. This presentation will be of particular interest to parents of school-age children. The cost will be €10 and will cover refreshments. Places are limited to a maximum of twelve participants. So is you wish to book, or to find out more details, please ring the Centre on 071 98 54030/54928 and ask to speak to Martin. If there is sufficient demand the presentation will be run again at a later date.

Rossinver Ducks

Rossinver Youth and Community Project (RYCP) like their counterparts in Aintree have done recently but without horses will stage the Rossinver Grand National ‘Duck Race’ at Gilbride’s on Sunday May 5 at 3pm. There will be a barbecue afterwards at Gilbride’s Bar. The RYCP thanks John Gilligan Butchers Manorhamilton for his sponsorship of one hundred hand-made Irish beef burgers for the barbecue. In conjunction with the ‘Duck Race’ everyone is asked to support the various local businesses and sellers of lines at €2 per line or 3 lines for €5.

Condolence offered

Deepest sympathy is offered to the family of Kathleen Rooney, Gortinar, Mullies who died peacefully at St. John’s Hospital, Sligo. Kathleen’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel on Wednesday evening April 17 prior to their removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Mullies. Her Funeral Mass and Service took place on Thursday, April 18 at noon in the Church of the Annunciation with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Auto Jumble Sale

On this Sunday, April 28 starting at 11am in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton the North West Vintage and Heritage Club will promote an auto jumble sale and a car boot sale for two very worthy charities, namely the MS Therapy Centre at Ballytivnan and STOP Suicide. In conjunction with the auto jumble sale and the car boot sale a raffle for the following prizes – 1st €300; 2nd €200; 3rd €100; €60 voucher from FBD; a hamper; a bottle of whiskey plus many more prizes as well. A book of tickets for the raffle costs €10. For further information contact Tommy 087- 9489057 or Sean 086-4009070.

Dromahair Set Dancing

A set dancing Céilí will be held in the Blue Devon Dromahair on Sunday afternoon, May 5. Music will be provided by the Innisfree Céilí band with dancing taking place from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Admission is €10 and refreshments will be served. The proceeds of the Céilí are for Newtownmanor Car Park Project. A great afternoon of music and dancing is guaranteed.

Camógaiocht na nGleannta

Camogie training for all girls from U10 to U14 takes place every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7pm at St. Clare’s Primary School Astroturf pitch. The fee for all participating is €2 per person which is to cover the costs of the use of the St. Clare’s pitch. For more info contact Steve on 087-9306675.

Final Rossinver/Garrison Event

The final event in the Rossinver and Garrison Cross Border Spring Programme will take place on this Wednesday April 24 in the Organic Centre Rossinver where Gaby Wieland will host a Traditional Cures and Medicine class between 11am and 1pm.

Bingo Night

Manorhamilton’s fourth bingo session of the month will take place in the Bee Park Community Centre on this Wednesday night, April 24 at 9pm. A good night’s entertainment is promised by the organisers.

Tubbercurry Céilí

A fundraising céilí will take place in St Brigid’s Hall; Tubbercurry for St. Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre on this Saturday night April 27 when dancing takes place between 10pm to1am. Music provided by Salamanca Céilí band.

Indoor Bowls Winners

Two members of the Killargue Indoor Bowls Club Bridget Fitzpatrick and Mae Kelly were winners at the Enniskillen Open Competition, which was held in the Lakeland Forum on Monday, April 15. Bridget Fitzpatrick teamed up with Janet Browne of Cashel Bowls Club (Fermanagh) to win the doubles competition for which they received the first class trophy.

Meanwhile Mae Kelly won the Toucher’s event in Enniskillen. Well done to all on their success.

Kilmore Lourdes Pilgrimage

The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 1 led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087-8579968 or 049-4330018.

Bookings for Hotels for the able bodied is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049-4331831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. To be sure of getting a place on the pilgrimage early booking is essential.

Diocesan Collection

The annual Kilmore diocesan vocation’s and support services collection is for the funding of the diocesan student priests and deacons as well as for the services that give support to parishioners and priests in the diocese. This collection will be taken up at all Masses on this coming weekend in Manorhamilton, Glencar and Mullies.

New Children’s Rep

Mairéad Feely, Ramooney, Carrick Road, Manorhamilton is the new Safeguarding Children Representative for the Cloonclare-Killasnett parish. Mairéad’s phone number is 087-6246598. The Cloonclare-Killasnett parish wish to thank again Sean Sweeney, Mary Keaney and Terry McManus for all their work over the years as Safeguarding Children’s Representatives.

SVD Help Offered

If you need help the Manorhamilton Society of St. Vincent De Paul is here for. Please be assured that there is somewhere you can turn where you will find a confidential and non judgmental listening ear. If you are in difficulty please contact us, telephone 086-8430827.

Fantasy Football Entries

Entries, costing €2 per person, are being taken currently for the annual Manorhamilton All-Ireland Fantasy football competition by Johnny Keaveney and Padraig Keegan. The closing date is Saturday, May 4. In the Fantasy football competition contestants are required to predict the names of the teams who will the Connacht, Ulster, Leinster and Munster senior football championships and the All-Ireland senior football championship.

Ladies Say Thanks

The Glencar Manor Ladies GAA Club would like to thank everyone who helped at and supported their recent cake sale that was held outside St. Clare’s Church.

Students Disco

A students disco will be held in Glencar Community Centre for first, second and third year secondary school students on this Friday night, April 26 from 9pm to 12 midnight.

Tiny Toppers enrolment

An Enrolment Night for parents interested in enrolling their children in Tiny Toppers Pre-school Playgroup for the school year commencing September 2013, will be held on Monday, 13th May at 7.30p.m. Information will be available on the night on the services provided by Tiny Toppers Pre-school and the Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Free Pre-school Year Scheme.

In order for a child to qualify for the ECCE Scheme in September 2013, children must be born between 2nd February 2009 and the 30th June 2010 inclusive. Please contact the Manager, Shirley Hewston on 071-9856888 / 087-2141115 or mailto:tinytoppers@eircom.net for any other details.