Wednesday 21 August 2019

Around the districts: Castleconnor, Easkey-Dromore West, Enniscrone, Skreen-Dromard

Children from Ballinlig and High Park Schools on the occasion of their First Holy Communion with Fr Michael O’Horo in Dromard Church
Children from Ballinlig and High Park Schools on the occasion of their First Holy Communion with Fr Michael O’Horo in Dromard Church

Castleconnor: Lotto - Results for July 6. Jackpot €20,900. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 9 and 19. No jackpot winner.

€50 Winners: Maureen Gillard, Brendan and Sharon Healy, Mary Healy, Ballina. Next week's jackpot €21,000

Castleconnor GAA

Our seniors got their first point on the board in League Div1 when Eastern Harps visited Castleconnor on Saturday evening (sixth). The match was so tightly fought that neither team were able to get more than two points ahead of the other at any time over the 60 minutes it was on. Harps lead by seven to five at half time but the lads fought back to push into a 10 to eight lead with 15 minutes gone in the second half. However, the Harps got their period of dominance and took the lead 11 to 10 but we rallied to get the equaliser at the death and the match finished 0-11 a piece. Seniors are in league action again next Saturday the 13th, away to Curry. Throw in at 7 p.m. This will be the team's last competitive game before championship which starts with a game against Ballymote on the weekend of July 27/28.

MINORS - Our minors put in a fantastic performance in their league B semi-final against the Geevagh/St Michael's amalgamation coming through on a scoreline of 4-8 to 1-10. The team reached the league final where they will play Shamrock Gaels.

Despite the seven point winning margin this game was in the melting pot till five minutes from the end. At halftime we trailed 1-3 vs 1-5. Oisin Flynn with 1-2, the goal a great team move involving Gillard, Feeney, Wilson, Langan and Barrins. Liam Donegan made three point blank save which yielded no score at all for the opposition. Dáire Barrins scored from play before halftime but the visitors finished the half with three unanswered points. The visitors continued to press in the second half and extended their lead to four by the 15th minute. At this time our fitness and huge work ethic by the whole team saw us start to take a grip around the field. A Barrins long range point was followed by a Ronan Wilson goal.

The visitors centre back was then dismissed for a yellow and a black. A team move all the way from corner back saw Thomas Langan cross perfectly across the goal which was met dead on by Dáire Barrins. Colm Naughton, Daniel Ruane and James Tully where winning ball where they shouldn't and once Rian Winters had quietened their main goal threat there was no coming back. Thomas Langan setup Stephen Rogan in his first minor game with the easiest of goals and Thomas got his own point when Matthew Blakeney drove forward and laid off. Eoin Duffy was fouled near halfway and this saw Oisín drive a very long range free over from the ground.

Team Liam Donegan, Daniel Ruane, Rian Winters, James Tully, Colm Naughton, Matthew Blakeney, Ronan Wilson, Daire Barrins, Owen Gillard, Oisin Flynn, Eoin Duffy, Cathal Feeney, Thomas Langan. Subs Cian Flynn, Stephen Rogan and Danny Donegan. (Missing - Fergal Boland, Gordon McHale and Patrick Cooney, who were all unavailable through injury etc) Scorers Oisin Flynn 1-5 (four frees), Daire Barrins 1-2, Ronan Wilson 1-0, Stephen Rogan 1-0, Thomas Langan 0-1

UNDER-10 FOOTBALL - On Saturday the 13th the team will represent Sligo in the Connacht Community Games Finals in Ballinasloe. They have been draw against Moycullen of Galway in the semi-final. Good luck to all involved. under-12 Football Our under-12s were in action this evening (July 9) at home to Shamrock Gaels in their final league game. The game was keenly fought with the home team leading 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, Ben Cawley operating in the full forward line getting the three scores.

In the second quarter the visitors fought back and took the lead but a strong last few minutes meant that we held a slender lead 6-5 at half time. The lads came flying out of the blocks at half time and dominated the third quarter, with Ruari Kennedy and Oisin Gavin putting in a huge effort in midfield and Iarla Quinn and Senan Healy picking up the breaks, the lads streaked into a 13-6 lead with some brilliant scores.

The last quarter was more of the same with Ben Cawley continuing to torture the Shamrock Gaels defense, a couple of sweet points from Oisin Gavin and brave defending by TF Foody saw the lads run out 19-9 winners.

Well done to all involved. Team Oisin Gavin, Ruairi Kennedy, Iarla Quinn, Diarmuid Feeney, Ben Cawley, TJ Foody, Jason O'Regan, Niall Holmes, Ruairi Mahoney, Kyle Sexton, Finnan Gavin, Senan Healy, Shane Price, Conor Stenson and Darragh Harrison.

Easkey-Dromore West

Comhaltas news

Congratulations to all the members of Tireragh Branch of Comhaltas, who had outstanding performances at the Connacht Fleadh in Swinford at the weekend. First and second prize winners will take part in the all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda in August. Well done to all who help in any way to keep the music and culture alive and well.

Results: Senior Fiddle: first Jason McGuinness. Whistle 15-18 years: Third Ciara McGee. Senior Whistle: first Rachel Gilroy. Concertina 12-15 years: third Lauren Scott. Uilleann Pipes under 12 years: First Trevor Horan. Senior Duet: Damien and Jason McGuinness. Trio 15-18 years: Lorna McGuinness, Clare Dunne and James Harte. Senior Grupa Cheoil: Ceoltóirí Tireragh. Ceili Band 15-18 years: Ceoltóirí Tireragh. Newly composed Irish song: Amber Jade McDonald. Comhra Gaeilge 11-13 years. Ellie Cowley. Scealaiocht under 12 years: Ciara Cowley.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Fergal Cavanagh and Sinéad Evans, who were married in St James Church Easkey on Friday, July 5 followed by a reception at the Beach Bar, Aughris.

Foróige Junior Baker

Congratulations to Katie Kearns, Easkey Foróige, who won the Regional Final of the Aldi Ireland Foróige Junior Baking Competition. She will go on to represent Connaught at National level, at the National Ploughing Championships in September. What a fantastic achievement in getting this far, and what a great opportunity to go the next level. The chosen cake for this year is Chocolate Fudge Cake.

Regina Scott r.i.p.

The death has taken place of Regina Scott née Devaney, Grangebeg, Skreen and formerly of Easkey. Predeceased by her father John she is survived by her husband Thomas and three children, mother, sisters, brother, inlaws, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St James Church, Easkey followed by burial in St Joseph's Cemetery, Templeboy.

Computer course

A free basic computer course will be held in the West Sligo Family Resource Centre, Enniscrone and the McGee Hall, Dromore West. This is a 10-hour course held over four weeks beginning on Tuesday, July 23. For further information contact 096 37444.

IHF Mobile Health Unit

The Irish Heart Foundation's Mobile Health Unit is coming to Enniscrone on Wednesday, July31. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be located beside Enniscrone Library/Family Recourse Centre on Pier Road.

This is a Free Heart health check to the public which includes a blood pressure and pulse check, Heart health information and lifestyle advice.


There was no winner of the jackpot in the Easkey lotto draw on July5 Numbers drawn; 10, 15, 22, 30. €25 winners Lorraine, Rita and Maureen, Suzanne and Lily, Frank Stewart, Maureen Flynn, Darragh Cull. Promoter's prize Tony Jones. Next jackpot €6,600 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Séamus Cuffe.

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There was no winner of the €4,600 jackpot when the blotto draw took place in Gilroy's Bar Enniscrone last weekend. Numbers drawn were 07, 17, and 18. €25 winners were Oisin Hynes, Joe Donegan, Sophie Regan, and Liam McKeon jackpot for the next draw is €4,800 and will take place on Saturday, July 13, in the Pilot Bar.

Mobile Health Unit

The Irish Heart Foundation's Mobile Health Unit is coming to Enniscrone on Wednesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be located beside Enniscrone Library/Family Recourse Centre on Pier Road. This is a free Heart Health check to the public which includes a blood pressure and pulse check, Heart health information and lifestyle advice.


Congratulations to Carmel Melvin of Muckduff, Enniscrone, who has retired as school secretary in Enniscrone National School after 25 years service. We wish her health and happiness and enjoy your retirement.


Summer fun at Waterpoint - Climbing wall opened every Tuesday and Friday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Inflatable Challenge after from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Inflatable Challenge every Saturday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camps running July and August - Tiny camps (3-6years) every Monday and Tuesday and Main camps (six to 12 years) every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA

Our Intermediate team picked up an important two league points at home on Sunday last, overcoming the challenge of St Patrick's by 1-11 to 0-9. Our lads need to win their final league match next Sunday away to St Farnan's (2 p.m.) to be assured of Division Two status next year. Please support the team in Templeboy next Sunday for this important game. Our Junior B footballers play St Mary's in the Division Four league semi-final on Friday evening, July 12, at 8 p.m. in Kent Park. Good luck to the players and management.

The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey minor footballers suffered a 1-16 to 1-14 loss in the league shield competition against Curry last week. They will now switch their attention to championship preparations.

Under-12 footballers play Geevagh away on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Our under-six GAA nursery program continues every Monday from 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the indoor astroturf in Quigabar. This is for boys and girls born in 2013 and 2014. Kids are asked to wear appropriate gear and bring bottle of water.

County scene - Commiserations Josh Ellis, Eoin Hallinan and the Sligo under-20s on their loss to Mayo in the Connacht Championship last week.


Community Centre

The office in Skreen-Dromard Community Centre will have summer holiday closure dates as follows - all Fridays in July and August - July 12, 19 and 26 and August 2, 9, 16 and 23. The office will also be closed August 5, 6 and 7. Normal Monday to Friday office hours are 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily with lunch break from 3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Tús Scheme

The Tús Scheme are also seeking new participants to join. This Scheme provides short term work opportunities for unemployed people. Please contact Lorna Winters Tús Supervisor at 087 1497069 for further info.


The local area has been deeply saddened by the death of former Parish Curate Fr Michael Cawley late of Tullylinn, Castleconnor. Fr Michael served as Curate in the Skreen-Dromard Parish from 1984 to 1986. Deepest sympathy is extended to all his family relatives and friends.

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