Fr Gerry’s 40th Jubilee:
Our parish priest Fr. Gerry O’Brien celebrated 40 years of priesthood recently and to mark the occasion on Friday next July 12th Fr Gerry will celebrate Mass at 8pm in St Michael’s Church Bornacoola, following that there will be a gathering of parishioners and friends for some refreshments in Bornacoola Community Centre. All are welcome.

Fr Gerry’s 40th Jubilee:
Our parish priest Fr. Gerry O’Brien celebrated 40 years of priesthood recently and to mark the occasion on Friday next July 12th Fr Gerry will celebrate Mass at 8pm in St Michael’s Church Bornacoola, following that there will be a gathering of parishioners and friends for some refreshments in Bornacoola Community Centre. All are welcome.

Sports day:
Bornacoola gaa club will hold their annual sports day on Sunday July 14th next. The day will start with a 5k run/walk at 12 noon followed by Mass at 1.30 after Mass all the usual sports activities will take place. This should be a great family day out.

Bornacoola gaa Recycling Drive:
Bornacoola GAA Club is holding a clothing recycling drive on Saturday July 13th from 10am to 1pm at our club grounds in Dromod. We are looking for your clean unwanted clothing, bed-linen, towels and textiles including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Books are accepted (with the exception of school books, magazines or diaries) and if you cannot make it to the collection point bags will be provided and will be collected at your home on tomorrow Thursday you can contact Padraig Jones (086 810 3555) or Martina Hackett (087 7963512) to arrange collection of relevant items.

Rooskey coach tour:
A note to hand from Gabrielle O’Farrell to let you all, know about the forthcoming coach tour and it reads as follows; Our 4 day autumn tour takes place this year from Thursday 22nd August to Sunday August 25th incl. Coach pick up in Rooskey Thurs am and coach stays with us for duration of Tour which takes us around the Lakeland counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan, and Cavan. Enquiries & Bookings: Eileen 086 3702547.

Dromod Development

There are currently a few unused allotments behind Dromod Garda Station. If anyone is interested in taking over one of these allotments please contact Darryn on 087 9972439.

Wedding bells:
We send our congratulations Mr Padraig MacAoadha, Bornacoola and Miss Linda Harte, Ballinamore who were married on Thursday last in St Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore with their reception afterwards in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Sean McGuinness, Drumhanny, Mohill who died on Thursday last. Sean was laid to rest in Mohill Cemetery on Sunday last. May he Rest in Peace.

Orienteering league in Derrycarne woods:
Wednesday Orienteering league in Derrycarne woods, Annaduff on Wednesday 10th & 17th of July. This league will suit beginners, walkers and families with buggies. No knowledge of the sport needed to take part. Free tuition will be given to new beginners.
2 courses available for beginners and seniors. Open registration from 18.00pm-19.15pm €5 per entry. Come with your family or friends and enjoy a lovely walk in the woods while learning a new skill and being active.Check out Sligo Orienteering Club on Facebook or ring 087 2657630 after 6pm for more details. Will be signposted from Carrick and the Dromod Roundabout using the white and orange orienteering markers.Then put your new skill to use by coming to Clooncahir Woods, Lough Rynn, Mohill on Sunday July 14th for an Orienteering Competition from 12pm-14.00pm. There will be a beginners and advanced course.

We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Paul Bailey, Kilmacannon, Newtownforbes who died at his home on Saturday week last. Paul’s cremation took place on Wednesday last at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.

Bornacoola Gun club: The Bornacoola Gun club have donated a large specially designed bird table and bird bath to the Scoil Mhuire National School as part of an educational initiative on nature and wildlife. If you are passing by, keep an eye out for the new additional to the school yard. Hopefully, the young children will benefit from seeing and recognising different birds, wildlife and songbirds using the table. It is located on the bank opposite the school and bird feeders have been also supplied. The gun club also erected nesting boxes in the vicinity of the school and again this should create an interest for the young generation. The cost of this project was covered from some of the proceeds of the last Christmas gun club draw which was kindly supported by many within the parish and beyond. 
The gun club has a big role in wildlife promotion, game conservation and habitat preservation and we hope this will help to reconnect children in Bornacoola with nature. In the past, children went to look for frog spawn, to trawl ponds, to fish, to experience the dawn chorus, to search for birds’ nests or even to build a bird feeder or a nestbox. It was hands-on and involved direct contact with nature. After all, exploring the natural world is a crucial part of growing up. Sadly, studies have shown that people in Ireland are spending less and less time actively engaging with nature. People of all ages benefit from exploring the world outside: it leads to us all gaining both new skills and a more positive and healthy lifestyle. What’s more, ensuring that today’s children have a proper understanding of nature is perhaps the best way of all to ensure that conservation and nature in Ireland will have a future. Well done to all the lads in the gun club who assisted with this educational initiative. 
Finally, the gun club members are currently undertaking a vermin control programme. You can contact Shane Reynolds at 087 9751993 for further details if you have any unwanted ‘guests’ .

Co Longford Show and

Country Fair: 
A note to hand to let you know that the Co Longford Show and Country Fair will take place on Saturday July 27th, in Moydow, Co Longford. Schedules available from Sec on 087 6334313 or on web site www.longfordshow.ie. Closing date for entries July 17th.

Bornacoola gaa: 
Bornacoola completed the group stages of the Junior championship with their unbeaten record intact following another late late show against Carrigallen on Saturday evening last. In a game that Carrigallen dominated for large spells, Bornacoola clawed their way back from five points down late in the game to scramble a 0-12 to 1-9 draw. 
Next up is the quarter final in a couple of weeks time; team on duty on Saturday was Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, , Brian Reilly, Noel Mc Enroe, Danny Canning, Paul Hackett, Mark Muldowney, John Bohan, Robert Moran, Ollie Vaughan, Philip Howard, Alan Bohan, Conor Hackett, Bobby Shanley, Sean McKeon. Subs Sean Ryan, John Reynolds, Niall Mc Gowan, Brendan Duignan, Richie Bohan and Liam Mulligan. 
Bornacoola face Melvin Gaels in the 2013 Shield final this Saturday evening in Páirc Seán. The game is a curtain raiser to the Leitrim v Armagh All Ireland qualifier so get along early and support the Bors. Throw-in is 3pm with the Leitrim game following at 5pm. 
The U-14’s travel to Glenfarne this Friday evening in Round 2 of the Championship – throw-in is at 7pm.
 The Ladies team travelled to Ballinamore in the league on Sunday to play Sean O’Heslin’s with the Ballinamore girls emerging victorious on a 5-8 to 2-5 scoreline.

Seamus and Teresa:
We send our congratulations to Seamus and Teresa Duignan, Cloonturk who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 2nd last. Seamus and Teresa were surprised by family and friends with a party on the Copper Still on Sunday night last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Mobile phones for Down

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 0872578714 or 0863129228.

Annaduff gaa:
An excellent performance by the Annaduff Junior team before losing by a point on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-8. Dromahair got the first three points with Brendan Lynch opening Annaduff’s account in the 12th minute with a point. Joe Cox pointed a free to make in 0-4 to 0-2 after 22 minutes. Brendan Lynch then scored two points in succession to put the teams level. Ronan Egan put Annaduff ahead with a point. Dromahair got a point in the 30 th minute to leave the sides level at the break 0-5 each. Dromahair got a goal and a point after the break. Annaduff got a penalty for a foul on Joe Cox, Ml. Rowley’s penalty was well saved by the Dromahair ‘keeper. Dromahair replied with a point. After 40 minutes Brendan Guckian gave Declan Shanley’s team hope with a goal .Annaduff then got three points in a row from Cathal Cox, Joe Cox and Karl Foley to leave the score 1-8 to 1-10. 
Dromahair got a point before Annaduff were awarded a second penalty this time Ml. Rowley gave the ‘keeper no chance to put one point between the sides. This was a very committed performance that probably deserved a draw.
We would like to thank all who contributed to the Underage Table Quiz held in Taylor’s. Thanks to Liam and Fionnuala for hosting the event. Thanks to our Sponsors Supervalu (Boyle), Woodies (Carrick), Crowes.

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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: 
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje October 4th to 11th cost from €520 details contact 0449371787 / 0876851691.

Birthday greetings: 
We send greetings to some locals celebrating birthdates at this time firstly to one our most senior citizens Mrs Bridget Howard who celebrated her 96th birthday on Wednesday last, next to Maeve Costello, Dromod who had her birthday last Tuesday week also to Fiona Duignan who had her birthday on Monday last sharing it with Agnes Vaughan, Clonart and one our youngest Lily Reynolds, Clooncolry who had her second birthday on Sunday last and finally to our own Damian who now is in Melbourne and turns 23 today and gets the notes every week. We wish you all health and happiness for the future.