Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the districts: Castleconnor, Easkey-DromoreWest, Enniscrone

Castleconnor: IRISH DANCING. Classes will be recommending soon in Castleconnor Community Centre. Two classes will take place on Thursdays, 2.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3.15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sylvan at 087 6440627 for details.


There was no winner of the Castleconnor €21,600 jackpot, Numbers drawn were 3, 16, 39 and 40, €50 winners were Paddy Reape, Molly and Lucy McGuinness and Paul Egan. Next week's jackpot is €21,700


Great win for the seniors last Saturday in Enniscrone against Easkey, Castleconnor 1-10 Easkey 0-11. Despite a very nervous finish, Castleconnor picked up their first win of the Intermediate Championship against neighbours Easkey in this hard hitting game in Quigabar. The victors had led by a seemingly insurmountable seven points mid-way through the second half but were hanging on in the end as Easkey lay siege in the last quarter of the game. However, over the 65 minutes played, Castleconnor were good value for their win.

It took Castleconnor just three minutes to open their account, a straight forward free for Eamonn Cawley. Two minutes later Castleconnor's David Carrabine was black carded and the resulting free stroked over by Andrew Kilcullen. The returning county star Seán Carrabine fired over a long range effort to but Castleconnor back ahead. Castleconnor were having joy with long early ball into their full forward line and on 11 minutes one such ball from Carrabine found Luke Munnelly, the ball was moved to Alan Cawleys whose neat cross field pass was collected by Kevin Langan in the Easkey penalty area, Paul Flynn took it on the run and blasted home for a fine three pointer. Carrabine was causing Easkey a lot of problems and added another spectacular point on 17 minutes to push Castleconnor 1-3 to 0-1 ahead.

Easkey responded with their best period of the first half, a simple free executed by Mikey Gordon then two brilliant points on 21 and 25 minutes by their dangerous full forward Andrew Kilcullen, each landed from out on the stand sideline. Just as Easkey were turning the screw Castleconnor kicked again, marauding corner back Ronan Keane got on the end of a slick move and fisted over on 28 minutes, Kevin Langan won a fabulous long ball from Michael Cahill and converted and from the resulting poor kick-out Luke Munnelly fired over leaving the reds in a 1-6 to 0-4 lead at half time.

Easkey had point on the board from Mikey Gordon after 20 seconds of the restart after great work by Dylan Sloyan but Castleconnor responded two minutes later with a neat Kevin McDonnell point. Kevin Langan won a free and converted himself and Easkey were on the back foot again. As Easkey became more desperate and started looking for goals they were extremely unlucky when Killcullen fired a rocket past the dive of Keeper Kenneth Healy only to see it smash of the post. Soon after Mikey Gordon off balance shot wildly with the goal at his mercy, two majors passed up the men in blue and they had to settle for a point form Mikey Gordon on 14 minutes to keep within five. Castleconnor's Ronan Wilson hit two tidy points from play to push the lead out to seven points, the last on 16 minutes, but that was to be Castleconnor's last score of the game.

Going for broke in the last quarter the Easkey men applied a big squeeze on Castleconnor's kick outs and tigerishly attacked the break with Eugene Mullen Rory McHugh becoming more influential. They started reaping their reward with a free from Kilcullen on 17 minutes. Sub Joe McHugh fired over a long range effort following a clever short free on 24 minutes and a minute later Gordon tapped over another from a dead ball and Easkey were gaining momentum. Castleconnor were really struggling to work the ball up the field and were being turned over regularly in their own half. One such turnover resulted in Mikey Gordon bursting through and his rasper brilliantly saved by Healy in goals, the play brought back for an earlier foul which Gordon converted and the lead was back to four with two minutes and injury time to play. It looked like the sea blues would need a goal and they almost did when Eoghan Roe McGowan shot from a tight angle but saw the ball hit the outside of the post and go wide. Entering injury time Kilcullen put over another free to close the gap to two points but Castleconnor regained some composure and saw out the three minutes of injury time for the all-important win and bragging rights in the west.

Easkey will rue the missed goal chances and their slow start while Castleconnor will be delighted with the result but will want to look at how they almost threw away a big lead.

UNDER-14 FOOTBALL - Our under-14 team were narrowly beaten in the championship semi-final against St John's in Castleconnor on a scoreline of 0-6 to 2-3. While we played some lovely football at times, St John's prevailed due to a bigger physicality. Well done to the team and management.

Easkey-Dromore West

Community Council meetings

The monthly meeting of Dromore West Community Council will take place on tonight Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Dromore West Community Centre. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.

The annual general meeting of Easkey Community Council CLG. will be held in Easkey Community Centre on Monday, September 23 at 9 p.m.

Comhaltas registration

Tireragh Branch of CCÉ is hosting an information and registration evening for music classes on Saturday, September 7, at 7.30 in Dromore West Community Centre.

Community Employment

Tireragh Community Support Ltd have vacancies on their CE scheme. Work includes village enhancement, horticulture, community projects, and handyman duties. CE eligibility criteria applies. Vacancies based in Kilglass, Enniscrone, Dromore West and Easkey. Please phone 083 4461322 for more information.

Micheál John Kevany r.i.p.

The death has taken place of Micheál John Kevany, Lugmore House, Castletown, Easkey. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St James Church followed by burial in Roslea Cemetry. Sympathy is extended to his wife Emily, sons Michael, Declan and Dermot, daughters Mary, Ena, Deirdre and Sinéad, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Beltra Show

The Beltra Show will be held on Saturday, September 7, at Beltra Hall and grounds. There will be a full programme of events and entertainment to suit all ages. Any queries to the show secretary at 087 9331082.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, September 10, in the community centre Dromore West from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for World Suicide Prevention Day. Your support would be appreciated for this worthy cause.

Gardening course

Anyone interested in participating in an ETB Level 3 gardening course can contact West Sligo FRC at 096 37444. A community garden is available to work in.

Peter Joyce r.i.p.

The death has taken place of Peter Joyce, Leharrow, Dromore West. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Dromore West followed by burial in Churchill Cemetry. Sympathy is extended to his cousins, neighbours and friends.

Street Festival

A Street Festival will be held in Easkey on Saturday, September 14, from 2 p.m. onwards. A variety of entertainment will take place so save the date. Activities include: Food Fest; Stalls serving international and local cuisine and local producers. Arts and crafts and Vintage; Stalls with a variety of local artisans. Stage; Music, poetry and prose with Easkey's local musicians. Pop up Gallery with Easkey's local artists. Festival Field; Children's activities, mindfulness, therapies. History Walks; Discover Easkey Village's fascinating history. Family fun and much more - all welcome - all ages.


There was no winner of the jackpot in the Easkey lotto draw on August 23. Numbers drawn; one nine 16 31. €25 winners: Siobhán and Myles, Séamus Duffy, Brian McCormack, Rebecca Kirrane, Martina Ryan. Promoter's prize; Tony Jones. Next jackpot €7,300 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Maureen McGovern.

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Enniscrone Pastoral Council are organising a social to mark the departure of Fr Eddie Rogan to the missions. Mass in Enniscrone Church at 7.30 p.m. will be followed by social in the Diamond Coast Hotel on Friday, September 6, at 8.30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


The Jesus and Mary School of Further Education, Enniscrone are holding an Enrolment Night on Thursday, September 5, at 7 p.m. Courses available include Healthcare Support with Care of the Older Person Level 5, Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Level 6. Early Childcare and Education level 5 and 6, Professional Cookery, E business and Business Level 6, art and beginners computers. Courses will start on September 9.


Tireragh Community Support Ltd has vacancies on their CE scheme. Work includes village enhancement horticulture, community projects, and handyman duties. CE eligibility criteria apply. Vacancies based in Kilglass, Enniscrone, and Dromore West, Easkey. Please phone 083 4461322 for more information.


Congratulations to the under-12 Western Gaels Hurling Club hurlers and management on their super win in the county final earlier this week. A number of Enniscrone-Kilglass lads were involved, and should be very proud of their achievement.

Following the weekend's results in other matches, our Junior B footballers have progressed to the quarter-final stage of the championship. They will play Coolera/Strandhill on the weekend of September 14/15.

Disappointment for our under-12 boys after they lost out in the county final by a single point against Ballymote-Bunninadden. The club is very proud of this team on their brilliant efforts all year and we've no doubt they'll have great days ahead in the black and amber. Well done and thanks to all the players, parents and the management team of Paul Bourke, Eamon O'Malley, Brandon Fitzgerald and Eamon Harnett for their work this year.

Our under-14s still await confirmation of their knockout stage fixture.

Nursery: Our under-six GAA nursery program continues every Monday from 6.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the indoor astroturf in Quigabar. This is for boys and girls born in 2013 and 2014.


The September Wedding Showcase takes place on Sunday, September 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the new all inclusive wedding offers - Wedding Planning made simple in Enniscrone. See the Newly Refurbished Bridal Suite. Enjoy Bubbly and canapés. Check out the New Civil Ceremony Offer and the New Stretch Tent Email Olivia 096 26700 to arrange your viewing today.


We at Enniscrone Tourist Information Office which to extend best wishes and good luck to all involved in Easkey Street Festival, which takes place on Saturday, September 14, from 2 p.m. on Main Street, Easkey. Food - Music - Art - Crafts - Kids - Nature/wildlife, fingers crossed the rain stays away.


Tireragh Branch of CCÉ is hosting an information and registration evening for music classes on Saturday, September 7, at 7.30 in Dromore West Community Centre.


This novel event is on September 29 at 11 a.m. (registration from 9 a.m.) at Enniscrone beach. Jog with your dog or bound with your hound on the stunning Enniscrone beach. 5km and 3km out and back course at low tide.1 dog2 dog Spider class - two people, one dog = eight legs Junior (3km) 11-16 Pups (1.5km) under-11 All dogs must be at least eight months old to do 3km and at least 12 months to do 5km. Bespoke medals for ALL finishers - human and dog, after all dogs deserve bling too. Chip timing, goody bags, spot prizes and locally made trophies. Places are limited so get your entries in.


There was no winner of the Enniscrone blotto jackpot of €6,000 which took place in Gilroy's Bar. Numbers drawn were 5, 20, 24, €25 winners were Alan Tuffy, Michael Weir, Maura McKeon, Tommy Battle Snr, and next draw will take place in the Pilot bar on Saturday the 31st for €6,200.

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