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St Mary’s College Ballisodare welcomed Garda members Angela and Mark to their TY class and they spoke about life as a Guard and gave an excellent presentation on the harmful effects of Cyber Bullying and advice on how to stay safe online.

St Mary’s College Ballisodare welcomed Garda members Angela and Mark to their TY class and they spoke about life as a Guard and gave an excellent presentation on the harmful effects of Cyber Bullying and advice on how to stay safe online.

St Mary’s College Ballisodare welcomed Garda members Angela and Mark to their TY class and they spoke about life as a Guard and gave an excellent presentation on the harmful effects of Cyber Bullying and advice on how to stay safe online.

Castleconnor: CASTLECONNOR GAA - COVID-19 - These are worrying times with the spread of new disease COVID-19 also known as Corona virus. We ask all our members and friends to be vigilant in the coming weeks.

Symptoms of the virus are as follows: A Cough; Shortness of Breath; Breathing Difficulties; Fever (High Temperature). If you have any of these symptoms and you have travelled to an infected area (see

You should stay isolated and call your GP.To follow best practice we as a sports club advise the following to protect ourselves, our colleagues and especially those others who may be vulnerable in our community.

Do not attend training and/or matches if you are unwell. Players should bring their own water-bottle to training and matches. Coaches, do not supply water bottles to players. Avoid handshaking before and after training and matches. Frequently and thoroughly wash hands using warm water and soap.

PRESIDENT ELECT OF LGFA - Huge congratulations to Michéal Naughton, who this week was voted to be the next president of the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association at the LGFA National Congress in Loughrea. Michéal is a Castleconnor man but has been living in Donegal for many years. We wish him all the best for this important role when he takes it up.

Also congratulations to Aoibhe Barrins, who was also on the podium at the same conference speaking about the national youth conference.

It was certainly a very proud day for all in the parish to see the club represented so well at a national conference.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Membership is now due and must be paid before any games are played by players, with a general deadline of March 31 We encourage parents to become members using our family rate. **Please note, players cannot play for Castleconnor without having paid their membership**

How to pay: Click on the 'Shop Now' Button on our Facebook page. Alternatively visit our website, and click on the 'Membership 2020' button.

SENIORS - After a lot of hard training since early January, our senior team will get their first run out this year when the travel to play Drumcliffe-Rosses Point on Sunday the 15th at 2.30 p.m. We wish our new management team of Declan O'Dea and Colin Gordon and all our players the best of luck.

LADIES FEILE QUALIFICATION - St Brendan's Park will host some under-14 girls Féile Qualification matches this Saturday the 14th from 11 a.m. Eoghan Rua will be playing their qualifiers during this time and that team has lots of Castleconnor girls on it. We encourage as many people as possible to come down to the pitch and support them.

INTERCOUNTY FOOTBALL - Seán Carrabine and the Sligo Footballers travel to Carlow this Saturday the 14th knowing a win on the road would keep them on track for promotion back to Division 3. Best of luck to the lads on what will be a tough away game. The game throws in at 7 p.m.


There was no winner of the €24,400 jackpot, numbers drawn were, 02, 06, 10 and 37; no jackpot winner; lucky-dip winners were Pat Boyle, Stockane NS and Leo Conlon, next jackpot is €24,500.

Community Games

Recent art and model making competition winners

U/6 Boys Art 1.Oran Conlon 2.James Creighton 3.Eli Cawley. U/6 Girls Art 1.Anna Creighton 2.Eabha Boland 3.Saoirse Fleming U/8 Boys Art 1.Donnacha Gavin 2.Diarmuid Carr 3.Conan Cawley. U/8 Girls Art 1.Ellie Sexton 2.Chloe Cawley 3.Emily Young. U/10 Boys Model Making 1.Jack Sexton 2.Odhran Mc Loughlin 3.Oisín Durkan. U/10 Girls Model Making 1.Lily Creighton 2.Tara Boland 3.Ciara O'Regan. U/12 Boys Art 1.Kyle Sexton 2.Ruairí Mahony 3.Oran Mc Granaghan. U/12 Girls Art 1.Caoilfhinn Geoghegan 2.Kate Holmes 3.Amy Boland. U/12 Boys Model Making 1.Kyle Sexton 2.Finnán Gavin 3.Ruairí Mahony. U/12 Girls Model Making 1.Lauren Mulrooney 2.Hannah Sheridan. U/14 Boys Art 1.Ben Cawley 2.Jason O'Regan 3.Conor Stenson. U/14 Girls Art 1.Isabel Young 2.Kate Mc Granaghan 3.Katie Mc Donnell. U/14 Boys Model Making 1.Shane Price 2.Oisín Gavin 3. Jason O'Regan. U14 Girls Model Making 1.Isabel Young 2.Katie Mc Donnell

Easkey-Dromore West

Parades cancelled

After careful consideration and consultation with local organising committees and in line with the Government's directive to cancel all St Patrick's Day parades, it is with a heavy heart that Leap Easkey are announcing that all St Patrick's Day parades will be cancelled in West Sligo.

We want to apologise to anyone who is disappointed by this and to those who may have already started working on parade floats and organising their entrants. But the health, well-being and safety of our communities in West Sligo must take priority.

Community Games

Dromore West Community Centre was the venue for the county final of the Community Games draughts final on Sunday last. Easkey were represented in the four age groups. Well done to the under-12 and under-16 team who were winners and will represent Sligo at the Connacht finals. The under-12 team are Cuisle Gannon, Anna Feeney, Meabh Murray, Harry Lavelle, Emily McGuire, Conor Colleary and Alfie Lavelle.U16 team are Aisling McGuire, Sarah Feeney, Àine Murray, Kathryn Feeney, Brian Woods and Amy Harte. Coaches are Mary McHugh and Tara Murray.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Childcare in Easkey is enrolling now for September. Free ECCE places. Spaces limited. Contact Aisling at 087 6117957.

Eoghan Rua LGFC draw

The Eoghan Rua LGFC draw took place on Thursday last and they thank everyone who purchased a ticket and to all the sponsors. The following are the winners;1st Prize - Denise Farrelly, Doneen, Castleconnor. Second prize - Pamela Cawley, Castletown, Castleconnor. Third Prize - Aishling Egan, Culleens.4th prize - Charlie Bourke, Culleens. Fifth prize - Eamon O'Malley, Enniscrone. Sixth prize - Meabh Gallagher, Ballisodare. Seventh prize - Shannon Doherty, Caltra, Culleens eighth prize - Bart Barrins, Castleconnor. Ninth prize - Molly Kilcullen, Enniscrone.10th prize - The Lynott Children, Ballyogan, Culleens. Eleventh prize - Niamh Harte, Easkey. Twelfth prize - Raymond Lang, Dromore West.

Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light is taking place in Dromore West on Saturday, May 9. Early bird registration is now open till March17. Please visit for further details or check our Facebook page.

Tireragh CCE

Tireragh CCE advises all members that entry forms for music, singing, comhrá and dance are available from your music teacher for the County Fleadh which will be held in Riverstown at the end of May. Please complete the form and send it to branch secretary Miriam before March 28.

Free basic computer classes

Free basic computer classes will be held in Dromore West Community Centre starting soon. The class will be held over five weeks with two hours per week. For information contact David in Sligo Leader at 071914138.

Defibrillator training

Anyone interested in taking part in defibrillator training please contact; Easkey House; 09649020 Email;


There was no winner of the jackpot in the Easkey lotto draw on march six. Numbers drawn were 9, 16, 26 and 35. €25 winners; Maureen Flynn, Joan and Elizabeth, Chloe Greene, Ann and Joe, Joe Kenny Promoter's prize: Margaret Conlon. Next jackpot €9,900 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Willie Brady.


Enniscrone and District Community Council AGM

Enniscrone and District Community Council held its annual general meeting at Castlepark House. Before a large attendance, chairperson David Tuffy welcomed everyone to the meeting and outlined the work of the council over the course of the past year.

Joint-treasurer Ann Gilroy provided the attendees with a comprehensive overview of the financial situation, while there was also discussion on a number of proposed developments in the area in the near future.

The meeting also included updates from the respective community sub-groups, including Tidy Towns, the Events and Black Pig Festival Committee, the Running Track Development Committee, the Walks Development Committee and the Community Playground Committee.

Following this, the election officers took place. The committee elected was - chairperson: David Tuffy; secretary: Mary Clarke; Joint-treasurer: Ann Gilroy and Mattie Tuffy; PRO: Cathal Mullaney.


Easter camp at Waterpoint this April 2 weeks of camps to suit all ages, from April to April 10, and from April 14 to April 17

Activities include: Outdoor games (weather permitting) climbing wall and funzone, swimming (for older camp) arts and crafts indoor fun music and more. Book now as places are limited... 096 36999.


Good news the well known Waterfront house is to reopen for Easter. We wish the management best of luck. More details to follow.


Enniscrone Events have cancelled the St Patrick's Day parade with regret, owing to the Corona virus and hope to hold the parade at a later date.


Our under-21 side saw their championship tie with Calry/St Joseph's postponed at the weekend. Details of the refixture will be made available in due course.

Membership: As the new season gets under way, membership is now overdue. Thanks to all who registered over the course of two registrations nights in Quigabar. If you or your child has yet to sign up for the New Year, please do so at the earliest opportunity by contacting the relevant team manager for details. All players must be registered for insurance purposes.

Well done to Scoil Chriost Rí's boys on winning the west Sligo GAA migos skills competition.

County scene: Brian Duffy started at corner forward for the Sligo minors in their Ulster Minor League win over Fermanagh.

The club sends its congratulations to Castleconnor native Micheál Naughton on his election as the LGFs new president.


Easter camp for school going children, limited places available, and will be on a first come first served basis, taking place from the sixth to April 17 excluding the bank holiday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., activities will include, master chef, arts and crafts, Science, planting seeds, outdoor games, slumber party, Easter egg hunt, and much more depending on children's interests. Please book your place by contacting the office at 09637516.


A smaller than usual crowd attended bridge this Wednesday evening but it was still most enjoyable. The winners were first place to Halogue Malone and Odette Casey In second place Joan and Owen Clancy. Well done to all the winners. Due to the Corona virus we decided at a committee meeting to suspend all bridge games for the foreseeable future. It is in the best interest of all members. I think realistically it will be September when we resume play. So take good care and keep washing the hands.


There was no winner of the €11,400 jackpot when the blotto draw took place in Ocean Sand's Hotel last Saturday; numbers drawn were 08, 34, and 36, €25 winner's were1. Enniscrone Men's two. Lisa Connor three Micky Burke and four. Declan Hennigan.

Next draw is €11,600 and will take place on Saturday, March 14, in Gilroy's bar. The football clubs wish to thank everyone for their continued support to the blotto.

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