11th of October 2023

Newsletter 11th of October 2023


CORLOUGH ICA: 50th Anniversary on 15th Oct. at 5pm. in the Slieve Russell Hotel. We are inviting past members to join us. Please contact current members or Laura on 087 413 7452 if you wish to attend before the end of September.



Over three hundred and fifty children took part in the Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country in St Felim's Playing field on Wednesday last. Adedemola Olageshin from Scoil Chlann Naofa was an impressive winner of the Junior Boys race with the Townsend twins Harry and Scott from Newtowngore NS second and fourth respectively.Eanna Flynn of Fenagh NS finished eleventh and being among the first twelve qualified for the Connacht Championships in Tuam this  Wednesday. Scoil Chlann Naofa finished third. The  Senior girls race was won by Cliona McTiernan of Fenagh NS and her school, St Caillins, finished second. In the Senior Boys race Padraig Guckian and Adam Gill of Fenagh finished second and fourth with Brian Ahern and Mark Prior of Scoil Chlann Naofa sixth and eleventh respectively. St Caillins finished second in the team event.  Thirty participants took part in the Greenway Parkrun last Saturday with Slovakian student Stephan Kratochoil first home in 19.37 for the second week in succession. There were two personal bests and four first timers. The Club will host an Athletics Ireland Athletics Leader Coaching Course on Saturday October 21st which will be of interest and value to all who are involved with childrens' sporting activities. Applications must be made through Eventmaster by Thursday October 12th by using the link   https//eventmaster.ie/event/m3rLuyVFM8

and all participants must be sixteen years of age.   Enquiries to 089 2129811


Ballinamore Badminton 

Starting Tues 19th October at 9pm Ballinamore Sports Complex. Everyone welcome €3 per night, pay as u go. All levels welcome



are enrolling, Cubs (age 8-11years) and Scouts (age 12-15years). New and existing members are welcome. New program starts in October. Please enroll with email 1stleitrimscouts@yahoo.com or text & WhatsApp 087 288 8805 Please include child’s name, age and a contact number and one of our Scouters will contact you as soon as possible. If you want to know more about being a Scout Leader please contact us for details.


THE BACKPACK FOR ADULTS Following on previous year’s success. Cavan Institute, this course will run again on Tues evenings from October 10th for 8 weeks. The Backpack is a human development programme addressing topics such as Anxiety, Negative Looping Thoughts, Resilience Building, Self-Awareness, Boundary Setting and Healthy Relationship with Self, Others, and God. Apply via cavaninstitute.ie/eveningcourses or call 049 437 7940.



Cavan Sports Partnership are holding a gentle Aerobics Class Wed 4th Oct. 8pm. in Corlough Community Centre for 6 weeks. Cost 6 weeks is €25, register http://www.evenbrite.ie/aerobics/corlough.

Ballinamore Club Notes 


Well done to our new Gold Winners in the ScórLiatroma Set dancing. The county final was held last Friday night and  ladies put in a fantastic performance to win Leitrim and will now represent the club and county in the Connacht finals. The winning ladies were  Siobhán McTague Elaoishe Martin Orla McWeeney Petra Deane Paula Kellegher Michelle Reynolds Maeve Hamill and  Órla Murphy. All at the club wish the ladies the very best of luck in the next rounds ! 

1972 / 1973 Senior Championship winning teams.    

On Sunday at the Leitrim Senior Club Final, our championship winning teams from 1972 and 1973 was honoured by Leitrim GAA in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. It was a great occasion for the family and friends of our former players and an opportunity to celebrate all that they achieved wearing the Ballinamore jersey. 

The 1972 team avenged defeat in the 1971 final by beating Mohill while the 1973 team beat Allen Gaels after a replay to record the clubs last back-to-back titles. The players that were part of those two winning teams were as follows  Noel Crossan, Michael McTague, Harry O’Dowd (RIP), Brendan Burns, Sean Kavanagh, Michael Martin (RIP), Brian McKiernan, Thomas Galligan (RIP), Patsy Prior, Dermot Gannon, Hughie Smith (RIP), Sean McGirl, Joe Gormley, Paddy Dolan (RIP), Tommy McCormack, Peter Crossan (RIP), Tom O’Shea (RIP), Francis Duignan (RIP), Gerry McIntyre, Paddy Friel, Sean Creamer, Killian McKiernan, Noel Flynn (RIP), Gay Prior, Walter Sharpley, Aiden Crossan (RIP), Noel  Duignan, Joey Smith, Sean Sharpley, Padraig Flanagan (RIP). 


Mohill Bridge Club Results

1st Annie Cox & Dorothy O’Connor

2nd Mary Brady & Frankie Duignan

Joint 3rd Peig Byrne & Margaret Nellis

Mary Flynn & Mar Scallan



RECENT DEATHS: Please pray for the souls of all the faithful departed. Memorial Mass for the late Ben Donoghue, Garadice & England will take place in St Patricks Church Aughawillan on Sat 11th Nov at 7pm.  Rest in Peace

CONFIRMATION & COMMUNION DATES: Confirmation Sat 2nd March 2024 at 11am in Ballinamore. First Holy Communion Aughnasheelin Sun 28th April 12pm, Aughawillan Sun 5th May 9.45am, Ballinamore Sat 11th May, 12 pm

ANNUAL STATEMENTS 2022 & CHY3 2023 FORMS: are available and are being posted out, please check for accuracy, and refer all queries to ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie and they will be dealt with after 23rd Oct.


AUGHNASHEELIN SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Rena Bannon Weds night 8.30pm Learn to Waltz, Jive, & Line Dancing. All welcome.

SOCIAL DANCE IN AUGHNASHEELIN: Fri. 20th Oct. with Showbud featuring Robert Brown at 9pm. All Welcome. 

SET DANCING CLASSES: in Shortts Bar on Thursdays, call 086 850 6696 for more information.  


AUGHNASHEELIN FORÓIGE: weekly Foróige club meetings are held in Aughnasheelin Community Hall on Friday evenings at 7 o'clock. Volunteers and new members are welcome. For information contact Nathan on 083 479 4549.


BALLINAMORE FORÓIGE: Local Foróige District Council are offering training for adult leaders later this month, if interested please contact Shane 086 108 4116 this is worthwhile well recognized training, and leaders hours can contribute to Social Studies (AUT) practical hours.  


CORLOUGH ICA: are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on 15th Oct. at 5pm. in the Slieve Russell Hotel. We are inviting past members to join us. Please contact current members or Laura on 087 413 7452 if you wish to attend before the end of September.


LINE DANCING CLASSES: We are delighted to welcome back John & Julie to hold Line Dancing classes in Corlough Community Centre at 8pm. on Tuesday 3rd, 10th, (not 17th), 24th & 31st October. Also 7th, 14th, (not 21st), and 28th November - so 7weeks in total. Cost: €7 Adult and €4 under 18's who must be accompanied by an adult.

BALLINAMORE LIBRARY OFFERS ONE-TO-ONE DIGITAL SUPPORT: to adults on their own devices - iPads, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This service is free, and helps people to overcome fear of digital technology. For more information call 071 964 5566, email ballinamorelibrary@leitrimcoco.ie to book a class or call into the library for a chat with a member of staff.


BEGINNERS IRISH CLASSES: Ballinamore Library from Tue 10th Oct 8pm. Free Classes. Text/call 087 6821 566 


DIGITAL SKILLS SUPPORT CLASSES: Ballinamore Library is providing one-to-one digital support to adults using their own devices such as iPads, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This service is available free with experienced friendly tutors which are more than willing to help.   The purpose of the project is to assist people to overcome issues they are facing using digital technology. To obtain more information about the project you can phone us 071 9645566 email us on ballinamorelibrary@leitrimcoco.ie  to book a class or call into the library for a chat with a member of staff.


ISLAND THEATRE BALLINAMORE events this autumn/winter: ANNE GILDEA: – Comedy October 14th @ 8pm How to Get The Menopause and Enjoy It has been wowing audiences and critics alike, and playing to packed theatres all over Ireland, since its sell-out launch last year. Comedy Fun Ladies night out!!! 14th October. 

THE DON TIDEY AFFAIR: THE KIDNAPPING - book launch - 20th October. JOE THE MAGICIAN: - 29th October. GREATEST 80s 25th November, THE BJORN IDENTITY - tribute to ABBA in concert 9th December 2023. Bookings on www.islandtheatre.ie or at Ballinamore Tourist Office or phone 071 964 4513 Annual Craft Fair 


TEMPLEPORT DAY CENTRE: Wednesdays.  Usual transport arrangements. New members welcome. Please contact Kathleen 087 7921683 or Anne 087 285 7471. Looking forward to seeing you all again.


GENTLE EXERCISE CLASS: Invitation to join our weekly gentle exercise class which includes gentle movement to music and stretching suitable for older adults. Come along Thursday 28th September at 10am to Ballinamore Old Primary School (beside the old convent, pedestrian crossing & new national school). All welcome


DANCE FIT & TONING CLASS: Monday 25th September at 8pm, pop into Ballinamore Community Hall at the Island Theatre for a great uplifting weekly exercise class with Michelle Fanning. For further information call 087 939 0980.


ALONE volunteers required: ALONE are looking for people to volunteer on their befriending program or telephone services, Mark McCollum - Volunteer Support Officer, would give a brief presentation on the work of ALONE to community groups. He can be contacted on 086 169 3024 or the Donegal Office: 074 932 1598 or you can begin your volunteering journey with ALONE via the website - https://alone.ie/volunteer/ National Support Line: 0818 222 024


FREE QQi LEVEL 5 HEALTH NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE full-time Adult Education course starting at the Further Education and Training Centre, Drumshanbo, located in the Enterprise Centre on the Hilly Road, this September 2023, for more information please go to www.fetchcourses.iewww.vtosleitrim.ie, Facebook and Twitter @VTOSLeitrim, email Seán Bailey at seanbailey@msletb.ie or call on 086-0624200


MOHILL COMPUTER TRAINING (SEPTEMBER 2023) An opportunity to upskill, gain employment or access third level education with our full time QQI Level 5 and a part time QQI Level 4 computer courses. You may be entitled to a training allowance. ↑ 390 CAO points for our F/T course. Call 071 9632024 or email margaret@mct.ie for information.


CAREER IN CARING FOR THE ELDERLY: Home Instead are always looking to recruit Caregivers. Whether you can work a couple of hours a week or want to work full time, we would like to hear from you. Experience and FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification in healthcare is an advantage but not compulsory as training is provided. Please contact Seyi or Ciara on (071) 9317051 or recruitment-admin.sligo@homeinstead.ie.for more information.

5 STEP SUPPORT SERVICE: Are you affected by the misuse of alcohol or other drugs by another individual? 5 Step Support can help you; it is a free, non-judgemental, one-one consultation service. Putting your needs and wellbeing first, helping you manage stressful, difficult and emotional issues. For more information please contact 071 915 0578/085 875 9319

or email sligoleitrim@alcoholforum.com you don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction!



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