Deepest sympathy: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Shelia Tymon Kilbodery, Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, sister of Kitty Kelly Cloonaquin, Manorhamilton, who died on Thursday, June 27. Shelia’s remains reposed at her home until Sunday afternoon, June 30 prior to their removal to St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon. Her Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Mary’s Church at noon on Monday, July 1 with burial afterwards in Arigna Cemetery. Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Margaret Devlin (née Feehily) 11 Ard na Castle Lawns, Longford and formerly of Newtownmanor who died peacefully on Wednesday, July 3 at Tallagh Hospital, Dublin. Margaret’s remains reposed at her home on Friday evening, July 5 prior to their removal from her home to the Cathedral Centre, Longford. Mass of Christian burial and her Funeral Service took place in the Cathedral Centre on Saturday, July 6 with burial afterwards Ballymacormac Cemetery Longford. Predeceased by her husband Patrick and daughter Angela; daughters Catherine, Margaret, Teresa and Patricia, sons Michael and Christy, family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends, survive Margaret. Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Oliver Keenan, Bannon Terrace Longford father of Seamus Manorhamilton who died on Monday, July 1. Oliver’s remains reposed at his residence until Wednesday morning, July 3 prior to their removal that afternoon to St. Mel’s Cathedral Centre for Mass of Resurrection and his Funeral Service with interment in Ballymacormac Cemetery afterwards. Pre-deceased by his wife Josephine, sons Peter and Martin, daughters-in-law Celene and Claire; sons Peter, Martin, Oliver Mel, Brendan and Seamus (Manorhamilton); daughters Kathleen (Farrell), Mary (McGann) and Anne (Etherton); daughter-in-laws Celine and Clare; brother Michael; family; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; neighbours; relatives and friends; survive Oliver.
Hospice Collection: The North West Hospice collection will be taken up at church gates this coming weekend on Saturday evening July 13 and on Sunday morning, July 14. You are asked to please contribute generously to this very worthy cause.
Afterschool Bookings: Manorhamilton Afterschool is now taking bookings for September 2013. The Afterschool is days per week from 1.45pm to 6pm. A drop-in service is also provided by the Afterschool service. For further information contact Ashleen 087-7378131.
Mid-Summer Fundraiser: A Mid-Summer fundraiser for Aware, www.aware.ie will take place at Manorhamilton Farmers Market on Friday, July 19 from 10am to 2pm. The Farmers Market is having a Karaoke Day and a Barbecue, which will be hosted by National Learning Network, North Leitrim Men’s Group, North Leitrim Women’s Centre and the Bee Park Community Centre also. The Farmers Market would ask people who have family and friends on holidays to join them on the day and support this worthy cause. Another Farmers Market will take place on this Friday between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park.
Table Quiz: There will be a table quiz in Devaney’s Blue Devon in Dromahair on Friday night, July 19 at 9.30 pm. Participating teams of four €20. The proceeds are in aid of Killenummery Graveyard fund. There will be lots of fun and there will be prizes galore. Please support this worthy cause.
Manor Rangers AGM: The Manorhamilton Rangers AGM will take place Monday night, July 22 at 9pm in Bee Park Community Centre. 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.
Remembering the Dead: The blessing of the graves ceremonies in the Mullies and Kilroosk cemeteries will take place on Sunday, July 21 commencing at 3pm. The blessing of the graves ceremonies in the St. Clare’s cemetery Manorhamilton will be on Sunday, July 28 at 5pm and afterwards in the Cloonclare cemetery at 6.30pm. The blessing of the graves in Kilmakerrill Cemetery, Manorhamilton will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday, August 4. The blessing of the graves in St. Mary’s, Glenfarne will take place on the same day after the 11am Mass.
Rossinver/Garrison’s Festive Weekend: This Saturday, July 13 will be a day of festive activities in the North Leitrim Parish of Rossinver and across the border in Garrison as well an occasion for the locals and visitors to thoroughly enjoy. Heritage Day at the Sports Field in Rossinver takes place on Saturday at 2pm and it will involve the local cross-border community of Rossinver, Garrison, Kiltyclogher and Cashel. Traditional games and sports will be featured as well as period costume and afternoon Tea. There will be lots of fun for all the family. You can see other interesting demonstrations taking place too – pottery, creels, boxty, butter, old bikes and prams, and lots more. There will be stunning Photo Exhibition of Everyday Life in a Border Community. On Saturday also the Rossinver Community Development Committee will launch the new phase of Fowley’s Falls river walk – the Michael Rooney Melvin Walk. Meet at the Organic Centre at 11am and proceed to the start of the walk at the nearby Glenaniff River. On this Sunday, July 14 a family walk will take place around Garrison including Roogagh Falls and participants are asked to meet at Rusheen Park for this Walk at 1pm. This will be a short walk in Rusheen Park and Roogagh Falls finishing with a town walk. Following the walk refreshments will be served.
Community Tennis Club: Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club is based in the Bee Park at the newly renovated floodlit tennis courts, which were build in the early 1970’s originally. T he Club holds weekly tennis games throughout the year for men, women, teenagers and children. Teams from the Club also compete successfully in the Connacht tennis leagues and other competitions. New members are always welcome to join Manorhamilton Tennis Club and if you are interested in joining please contact the Club Chairperson, Garry Blake, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Secretary Mary McMorrow email@example.com Why not get up to speed by taking one of the introductory training courses organised for new members several times a year. Admission is free but donations are welcome towards Rossinver Community Centre Building Fund.
Successful North Leitrim Glens Run: The annual North Leitrim Run that consisted of a 10K and half-marathon races and walks was successfully staged in Manorhamilton on Saturday in pleasant weather conditions with 260 participants completing the events. John Russell won the 10k from local runner Neil Faulkner (Letterkenny AC) and Daragh McShane Athenry AC. The top six placed runners were 1, John Russell, 36minutes 25seconds, 2, Neil Faulkner, 38. 30, 3, Daragh McShane 37.12, 4, Danny Hannon, (Dromahair) Sligo AC 38.30, 5, John Wolf, 40.15, 6, Niall Colreavy, (Manorhamilton) 40.49. Patricia McCosker, North Sligo AC, who finished 7th overall, won the Ladies 10K from Helen Carr, Raheny Shamrocks AC (Dublin) and Bríd Colreavy. The top six finishers in the Ladies 10k were 1, Patricia McCosker 42.30, 2, Helen Carr 46.20, Bríd Colreavy 48.50, 4, Laura Gilmartin 50.33, 5, Fiona Faragher 51.54, 6, Denise Kelleher (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 52.02. The Glens Run half-marathon was won by Liam Feely North Leitrim AC (Lurganboy) in 75minutes 58 seconds from Michael O’Connell, Sligo AC 83.11 and Brian Dunne 83.34. The Ladies Glens Run half-marathon winner was Julie McMullen, Tir Chonnaill AC in 102. 34 from Sandra Wilson, Enniskillen 106.46 and Susanne O’Beirne, Mohill 109.40. The North Leitrim Glens Run Committee would like to thank its sponsors including Nevin Maguire, John McManus and other sponsors. The Committee would also like to thank Michelle Bell and Thomas McDonald, Manorhamilton Gymnasium for their assistance as well as all the Run participants and the many volunteers that helped out with the promotion of the event in several different ways. The chosen charities to be funded are North West Hospice, the Patient Comfort Funds of Our Lady’s Hospital and Áras Breffni. There were many favourable comments about the organisation of Saturday’s Glens Run. Among the favourable comments on Facebook were: “Thanks to all the volunteers, home bakers and sponsors, St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, all the people who took part and everyone who helped in any way. Results will be available on the Glens Run website soon. Congratulations to all winners.”
Tight Fantasy Football Qualifiers: No less than five contestants were tied for first place in the Manorhamilton All-Ireland Qualifiers Fantasy Football contest when it commenced at the time of the recent first round of the of the GAA’s backdoor competition. All five contestants, namely Sean Curneen Glencar, Joe Connolly Castle Street, Martin McDermott Cluainín Park, Johnny Keaveney, McDermott Terrace and John Gilligan, Old Church Street got seven of the eight first round All-Ireland Qualifiers winners correct in their predictions and were in joint first place on the leader board. Three other contestants – Seamus Feeney, Gortinar, Cathal McCann, Belleek and Luke McGinley, Belcoo – got six of the eight winning teams correct and were in joint sixth place on the leader board. Meanwhile in last place on the leader board in ninth position was Roscommon man Padraig Keegan (Garrison) who got five of the eight first round All-Ireland Qualifier winning teams correct. Seamus Feeney correctly forecast six winners, namely Laois, Galway, Tyrone, Louth, Armagh and Derry. Another correct six winner forecaster was Cathal McCann with Laois, Tyrone, Galway, Louth, Armagh and Derry. Luke McGinley also correctly tipped six winners with Laois, Galway, Tyrone, Louth, Armagh and Derry. Padraig Keegan’s five winners were Laois, Galway, Tyrone, Louth and Derry. A further leg of the Fantasy contest took place this past weekend in conjunction with the Galway V Waterford, Clare v Laois, Derry V Down and Roscommon v Tyrone All-Ireland Qualifier games and the Kerry v Cork Munster final. John Gilligan correctly predicted wins for Galway, Laois, Derry, Tyrone and Kerry while Sean Curneen also correctly forecast victories for the same sides. Joe Connolly got four of the winners on the button – Galway, Laois, Tyrone and Kerry while Johnny Keaveney tipped three of the winners – Galway, Tyrone and Kerry. Padraig Keegan was correct with all his predictions – Galway, Laois, Derry, Tyrone and Kerry while Seamus Feeney tipped four of the winning five – Galway, Laois, Tyrone and Kerry. Cathal McCann also got same four correct as did Luke McGinley. Martin McDermott only managed to get two of the winners correct and as result slipped down to the bottom of the leader board. After two rounds the leader board reads – joint first John Gilligan and Sean Curneen on 12points; third Joe Connolly on 11points; joint fourth Johnny Keaveney, Seamus Feeney, Cathal McCann, Luke McGinley and Padraig Keegan all on 10points and ninth Martin McDermott on 9points.