Tuesday 16 July 2019

Around the districts: Ballymote, Coolaney-Rockfield, Gurteen

Ballymote: Community Games. Athletics Results 2019: Boys U14 Hurdles 80m-1.Darragh McDonald. Girls U10 Hurdles 60m-1.Molly McMahon, 2.Amy McDonald, 3.Ruby Cunnane. Boys U10 Hurdles 60m-1.Oisin Scanlon, 2.Toma Ivers Brehony, 3. Sean Golden. Boys U6 60m-1.Dylan Scanlon, 2. Kian Monaghan, 3. Matthew Philips. Girls U6 60m-1.Holly Flannery, 2.Caoimhe Ivers Brehony, 3.Tara Coleman. Tiny Tots Girls- 1.Kaela Davey, 2. Eabha Scanlon, 3. Lauren Scanlon, 4. Laila Greenwood. Tiny Tots Boys 1.Troy Kielty, 2.Kieran Howard, 3.Daniel Coleman, 4. Tom Kilcoyne, 5.Jay Cunnane, 6.Alfie Cunnane.

Girls U8 60m- 1.Ava Healy, 2. Grace Boland, 3. Ailbhe Scully. Boys U8 60m-1. Jack Ivers Brehony, 2.Conor Scanlon, 3.Cathal Donovan. Girls U12 100m 1.Lesley Ann Sweeney, 2. Breda Obrien, 3. Sophie Philips. Boys U12 100m -1.Djoffy Donga, 2.Emmanuel Oyewusi 3. Paddy Muldoon. Girls U10 100m- 1.Ruby Cunnane, 2. Tara Howard, .3. Amalie Hannon. Boys U10 100m-1.Fergus Ryan, 2.Oisin Scanlon, 3.Sean Golden. Girls U14 100m- 1.Kayleigh Scanlon, 2.Laura Odowd, 3.Esther Oyewusi. Boys U14 100m- 1.Luke Scanlon, 2.Darragh McDonald, 3.David Rethorn. Girls U14 800m- 1.Kayleigh Scanlon, 2.Holly McLoughlin. Boys U14 800m- 1.Darragh McDonald, 2.Luke Scanlon. Boys U16 100m-1.Shaun Hough, 2.Sonny Muldoon, 3.Sean Woods. Boys U16 200m-1.Shaun Hough. Boys U8 80m-1.Jack Ivers Brehony, 2.Conor Scanlon, 3.Cathal Donovan, Girls U8 80m- 1.Alesha Reynolds, 2.Ava Healy, 3. Grace Boland. Girls U10 200m- 1.Tara Howard, 2.Ruby Cunnane, 3.Amalie Hannon

Boys U10 200m- 1.Fergus Ryan, 2.Oisin Scanlon, 3.Sean Golden, Girls U12 600m-1.Lesley Ann Sweeney, 2. Breda Obrien, 3.Marie Donohoe. Boys U12 600m-1.AJ Tighe, 2.Paddy Muldoon, 3. Ewan Boland, Boys U12 Long Puck-1.Ewan Boland, 2.Conor Boyle, 3.Luke Ryan. Boys U12 Throw Ball- 1.Ewan Boland, 2.Luke Ryan, 3.AJ Tighe. Girls U12 Throw Ball- 1.Amy Brehony, 2. Marie Donohoe, 3.Lesley Ann Sweeney. Boys U14 Shot Putt-1.David Rethorn, Boys U14 Javelin- 1.Leon Muldoon 2. David Rethorn. Girls U14 Long Puck 1.Holly McLoughlin, 2.Sarah Reynolds, 3.Kayleigh Scanlon. Boys U16 Discus- 1.Sonny Muldoon, 2.Sean Woods. Girls U12 Cycling- 1.Robyn Muldoon. Boys U12 Cycling- 1.Diarmuid Donovan, 2.Cathal Moffatt. Boys U14 Cycling 1.Leon Muldoon. Well one to everyone.

Congratulations to all our local competitors who represented Ballymote and Sligo in the first National Finals in Limerick on May 25 and 26. We were represented in Gymnastics by Saoirse Ivers Brehony and Tara Howard, Art by Kieran Devanarayana and Kevin Devanarayana, Model Making by Sean Woods, Mixed Distance Relay by Lesley Ann Sweeney, Swimming by Amalie Hannon and Project by Kevin Devanarayana, Amalie Hannon, Molly McMahon and Claire Walsh. It is a big achievement to get so far in these competitions and we were rewarded with medals in U12 Art with Gold for Kevin Devanarayana and U16 Model Making with Bronze for Sean Woods. Well done to everybody and many thanks to all of their parents for making the long journey South!!

Michael's CD raises funds for Cystic fibrosis

Michael Golding, who now lives in Ballymote recorded his first sixteen track CD Back To Castleblakeney last year, and the launch of the CD took place in Gormley's Corner House on December 16, 2018.

Michael presented the charity Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project with €9,500 from the sales of the CD at a presentation night in Castleblakeney, Ballinasloe on Saturday night, June 1.

Michael would like to thank the people of Ballymote and Tubbercurry and surrounding area for their support for a very worthy cause.

Family Resource Centre

Pram Pals and Peek a Boo Parent Toddler Group: Meet here at the centre every Wednesday between 10 a.m. to midday the Pram Pals group walk from 10 to 11. No fee but donations to help running costs is appreciated.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Meeting here every Tuesday for the next five weeks from 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Facilitated by Lifestart Sligo.

Sligo Community Alcohol and Drugs Service: Free and Confidential Counselling and Family Support available in Ballymote FRC Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information or to make an appointment, contact Mark at 087 2208602.

Cookery, Nutrition and Mindfulness Classes for Parents: Parents, are you tearing your hair out trying to come up with new food ideas for your children? We are holding a course in June that will tackle the area of picky eaters, and how to meet their nutritional needs through introducing small tastes of new foods. Participants will also be invited to a nutrition talk by Gabriel McSharry on June 11, and take part in a group mindfulness session. A small fee of €20 per participant to cover all cookery classes, the nutrition talk and mindfulness session (June 18) will apply. Spaces going fast. Call us at 071 9197818 to book in. Cookery class dates: June 11, 18th, 25th, July 2 from 10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Nutrition talk - June 11 at 1 p.m.

Adult Literacy 1: one Sessions: Delivered by the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board. Call 071 9194800 for details.

Community Cafe: The centre is open to all every Monday from 10.30.midday for our weekly community café. Grab a cup and a chair and have a chat in a relaxed cosy environment.

Pilates with Oliver Nevin every Tuesday evening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays from 11.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Call Oliver to book in - 086 0846849.

Adult Yoga: with Therese Ryan every Thursday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call Therese with enquiries at 086 3230197.

Kids Yoga: with Nikky Millar starting Tuesday, May 14, for six weeks. 4.15-5 for ages 6-8 and 5.15-6 for ages 9-12. Call Nikky at 085 7311671 to book in.

Weight Watchers every Monday from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

AA Meetings: every Monday from 9.11 p.m.

CV Preparation and Employment Support: Tuesday afternoons from two to 3.3 p.m. Free use of internet and assistance with searching for jobs. Help with CV and interview prep.

Family Fun Day: will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Magic Shows for kids, health checks, family activities, head massage and reflexology, and lots more. All invited.

Defibrillator Group Fundraiser

Ballymote defibrillator group are holding a monster fundraising raffle in the Coach house hotel on Friday, June 14, at 9 p.m. Over 30 fantastic prizes to be won including a hotel and meal voucher, tablet, bog oak clock, lots of gift vouchers, hampers, bottles of whiskey and some unique prizes. Raffle tickets only €5 and are available from any committee member (contact 087 9759762). We are also raffling two Celtic FC home match tickets on the night. Their will be a DJ and finger food. Please come along and support this community project.

Like our Facebook page for more details: Ballymote defibrillator group.

Social Dance

There will be a Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre Friday, June 14, at 9.30 p.m. Music by Mary Rose and Enda. Failte roimh gach einne.

Your news

Anyone, who wishes to have news items included in the notes email phone 085 7561547. The deadline for submission of notes is 5 p.m. every Thursday.


Father's Day Lunch

Rathbarron Parish Coolaney are holding their annual Father's Day lunch on Sunday, June 16, at the Coach House Rathbarron. There are four sittings; midday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Booking is essential and to book please contact Deb at 071 9189680 any evening between 6.10 p.m. It is a 3-course meal and prices are as follows: Adult €15, under-12s €10. Everyone Welcome. Your support is greatly appreciated. Proceeds in aid of the parish funds.

Coolaney Tidy Towns

As the SuperValu National Tidy Town's Competition started on June 1 we are encouraging all residents of Coolaney and Rockfield to #makeithappen and 'Pick up one piece of litter a day'.

Mother Baby Group

The mother baby group meets in the Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre every Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. The group is informal, and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

Community Park Fundraiser

As part of the fundraising effort for the Coolaney Community Park and to pay off the €80,000 loan, a new fundraiser has been launched called 'Lamb for Coolaney Community Park' where local farmers are being asked to donate a Lamb. If you wish to donate a lamb to our novel fundraiser or have any questions, please contact Michael Henry 087 2338435, David Ross 083 0039994, Jerry O'Grady 086 8867379 or Michael Gorman 086 7723411.

Coolaney ICA

New members to the area are always welcome. For further information contact Mary Haran 086 1267458 or Mary O'Boyle 087 6695263.

Foróige Club

Foróige Club is for secondary school youths aged 12 to 18. The club takes place every Friday evening in the Coolaney Community Centre.

Card Games

Card game takes place in Killoran Community Centre on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and in Ballinacarrow Community Centre on Thursdays at 9 p.m. All are very welcome.

Women's Group

Coolaney Women's Group Meetings continue in Coolaney Community Centre Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. The interactive classes include activities, occasional days out and professional people to give talks and classes. New members are very welcome. Open to all ages.

Junior Youth Group

Meetings are every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Coolaney Community Centre for Youths between the ages of 12-15.

Community Notes

Keep your notes coming in. To include notes for next week's paper, please email or call or text 087 7667664 before Friday. Notes can include Announcements (weddings, births etc), Sports (news, results, fixtures, training), Fundraising, classes, Meetings and anything else to be shared with the community.



A table quiz will take place on Saturday next, June 15, in the Hill Hotel, Gurteen at 9 p.m. - teams of four - €40. Proceeds will go to Gurteen Games Company and playground.

There are currently a lot of work taking place - car park - zip line etc which adds extra insurance costs so please organise a team and take part.


Welcomed in the Sacrament of baptism on last Saturday week was Ella Marissa Rushe daughter of Laura and Joseph Rushe, Cois Na hAbhaiinn, Gurteen a sister to Joshua and John Michael.


Fr John Doherty, Charlestown former PP of Gurteen will celebrate his 60 years of Ordination on Friday, June 21, with Mass of Thanksgiving in Charlestown Church at 7 p.m. Reception afterwards in the CBD Sports Complex. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Margaret at 087 6732254 by Sunday, June 16, to give an idea for catering.

Prior to Gurteen Fr John served in Bonnconlon, Ballaghaderreen (twice), Foxford, Collooney and Kilmaine.


Bingo takes place every Friday night in Gurteen Hall at 8.30 p.m. with great prizemoney. Proceeds are shared with the Hall Committee for the upkeep of the hall and Eastern Harps GAA Club. Support is greatly appreciated.


At the recent Local Elections held recently Gurteen County councillor Paul Taylor was re-elected with a massive vote. Well done Paul and best wishes to you for the future.


Congratulations to the McGrath family from Killaraght, who picked up an all-Ireland Title recently in the Culture Corner Talent Show section of the Community Games national final. Well done to Colin, Anna, Shauna, John and Aoife and their parents Annette and Kevin - they attend weekly classes at the Coleman Music Centre Gurteen - and are all members of Craobh Coleman Branch of CCE.


At a recent meeting of the board of Directors of the Coleman Centre. Gurteen there were votes of sympathy expressed and a minute's silence on the death of the late councillor Margaret Gormely, who was a director for almost 20 years. She will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.

Sligo Champion