Monday 23 September 2019

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

Coolaney-Rockfield: Coolaney United FC News

Race night: Horse race night Saturday, August 31, in the Happy Landing Bar at 9.30 p.m. Come along and have a flutter and support the club's fundraiser for the 2019/2020 Season. Horses available to purchase from the players or in O'Gradys shop.

Bonus Ball: The Coolaney United Wednesday and Saturday night Bonus Ball Draw continues. The cost per ball is €5 and the weekly jackpot prize is €100. Bonus balls can be purchased in PK MEATS and O'Gradys shop. Thank you to all players and best of luck for the year ahead.

Coaches Contact Details - under-eights: Alan Duggan 089 2193594. Under-10s: David Ross 083 0039994. under-11s Mick O'' Doherty 087 7784955. under-12s: Michael Gorman 086 7723411. under-13s; David Loftus 087 9115186. under-14s: Niall Farry 087 7592947/Alan Lyons 087 4188495. Adult Team; Paul Clarke 087 7064137.

GAA Club draw

The 2019 Prize Draw is now open and tickets are on sale. Draw is on September 15. This year we have a much bigger and better offering with over €3,000 worth of prizes. Top prize this year is €1,000. Your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets are €10 and be available from committee members, coaches and players. Tickets are also available at the following businesses: O'Gradys Coolaney; The Happy Landing Coolaney; The Mill Pharmacy Coolaney; PK Meats Coolaney; Homeland Store Achonry; Computer Bits Tubbercurry.

Tidy Towns

Help is needed with weeding around the village. Please contact Mirko at 087 9585555 or Jerry 086 8867379. Many thanks.

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.

Coolaney ICA

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

Community Notes

Email or call or text 087 7667664 before Friday.

Easkey-Dromore West

Community Games

Congratulations to the under-13 girls Rounders team from Easkey, who won Gold at the all-Ireland Community Games finals held at University Limerick. Ten families travelled from Easkey and stayed in student accommodation the night before to prepare for their semi-final against Limerick which they won 15-2 with two innings to bat. In the final they met Wexford and during torrential rain were declared worthy winners also with two innings to bat. A truly memorable day for this bunch of enthusiastic, determined and highly skilled young ladies.

Kathryn Feeney pitches brilliantly all day with only one walk on in the final which enabled the rest of the team to shine. Captain Ciara Colleary and Laura McGuire each got two double outs with fantastic catches in the final. With superb base play from Allanah Clarke and Amber Jade McDonald. Quick on her feet with star catches at home base was Róisín Lang. Elisha Cuffe, Anna Carnegie and Ellie Cowley commanded the outfield positions and subs Kirsten Buick, Maeve Murray and Anna Feeney also making valuable contributions to retaining this title for the second year running.

Tireragh CCE

Congratulations to the Senior Grupa Cheoil from Tireragh CCE who got first place at the all-Ireland Fleadh in Drogheda. Well done to Jason McGuinness, Martin Mulligan, Katie Reape, Stephen Mulligan, Alan Judge Siobhán Foy, Rachael Gilroy, Laura Beirne, Ciara McGee, Colm Connolly, Lorna McGuinness, Fiachra Guighan Deirdre Kilgannon, Ciaran Needham, Joseph Dunphy, Damian McGuinness, Elizabeth Dunphy, Eabha McGowan, Róisín Kilgannon and Shauna McGee. Congratulations also to Jason and Damien McGuinness who got first place in the Senior Duet.

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.

Skreen social dance

The Skreen-Dromard social dance will be held on Saturday, August 31, in the community centre from 10 p.m. onwards. Music for dancing by Showbud.

Back to school

Killeenduff National School will re-open on Monday, September 3, at 9.20 a.m. Wishing all our pupils, parents and staff the very best for the new school year.

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 16. Numbers drawn were 16, 19, 22 and 25. €25 winners: Fiona Curley, Matt Keaveney, Shane Gilhawley, Róisín McHugh, Jordan Higgins. Promoter's prize; Tony Jones.

Next jackpot €7,200 and the draw will take place at the bingo in the community centre at 8.30 on Friday night. 50/50 winner; Mary Brett.

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We at the tourist office Enniscrone wish to send our congratulations to a very talented local lady, Miss Dorothy Crean, who recently took over Ownership of the Sligo Weekender paper, we look forward to working with her, and wish her ongoing and continued success on this new path. The paper can only flourish further under her reign.

Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA

Our under-16s had a good 6-12 to 2-8 win over Coolaney-Mullinabreena last Monday in Quigabar. They take on Castleconnor on Monday evening (August 19) at 7 p.m. in Castleconnor. Our under-12 boys have qualified for the county final following an impressive 0-15 to 0-7 win over Eastern Harps at Quigabar last Friday night. They will play Ballymote-Bunninadden in the final on Tuesday, August 27, at 7.15 p.m. in Scarden.

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. Kids are asked to wear appropriate gear and bring bottle of water.

Skreen social dance

The Skreen-Dromard social dance will be held on Saturday, August 31, in the community centre from 10 p.m. onwards. Music for dancing by Showbud.

Jesus and Mary Secondary School

School Reopening dates 2019/2020.

Third and Sixth years; Wednesday, August 28, First, Second Fifth years; Thursday, August 29, Transition Years and All Students; Monday, September 2, Post Leaving Certificate Courses Commence, Monday, September 9

PLC Courses: There will be courses on offer for 2019/2020 in Healthcare Support with Care of the Older Person Level 5. Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Level 6. Also courses in Early Childcare and Education Levels 5 and 6/Special Needs Assistant; Professional Cookery; Art; e Business; Business Level 6, Conflict Management and Beginners Computers.

Courses are day courses and run from September to May. Enrolment night will take place on Thursday, September 5, at 7 p.m. All enquiries are welcome.

Tireragh CCE

Congratulations to Rachel Gilroy, Kilglass, who is a member of Ceoltoiri Tireragh that won the Senior Grupa Cheoil competition at the all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda last week. Rachel also performed in the Senior Tin whistle competition.


There was no winner of the Enniscrone blotto jackpot of €5,800 which took place in Hopkins bar. Numbers drawn were 6, 16, 34. €25 winners were Marie Farrell, Conor Wall, Liam McKeon, and Vincent McDonnell, next draw will take place in Gilroy's bar on Saturday the 24th for €6,000.


Huge congratulations goes out to all involved in the recent Brose Of Tralee, which took place in the Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone, indeed it would not have been such a success without the superb commentary of Paul Bourke, who stole the show with his quick wit and banter, it was a fantastic success and the committee should be exceptionally proud of themselves.

Fr Eddie Rogan social

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 Pastoral Council on behalf of the Enniscrone Community would like to make a presentation to Fr Eddie on his departure and voluntary contributions will be gratefully received.

Contributions can be made at the weekend Masses on the weekend of August 31/September 1 by depositing your contribution into the designated box in the foyer of the church. Thanking you in anticipation, Enniscrone Pastoral Council.

Defibrillator training

The Cardiac First Responder Course will now be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 2, and 3, and includes the full parish, both Kilglass and Enniscrone church defibrillators. It is vital that we get as many new people as possible to do the course and also that people who have not done it within the last two years do the course again or they will no longer be qualified to use the defibrillator. This is a life saving device and it is imperative that as many peoples possible will be qualified to use it. Please get in touch with Enniscrone parish church as soon as possible if you are interested.


Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to Fr Michael O'Horo retiring parish priest of Skreen and Dromard on the recent celebration of his Ordination Golden Jubilee. This milestone and his Retirement were both marked by a Special celebration Mass in St Adamnan's Church Skreen on Friday, August 16.

The Mass was followed by a Presentation Function in the local Skreen-Dromard Community Centre where the packed centre were served refreshments and many presentations were made to Fr Michael from local Parish Churches Clubs and Organisations. Fr Michael is wished many years of happy retirement.

August Social Dance

The August Social Dance in the Skreen-Dromard Community Centre will take place on Saturday, August 31, music will be provided by Showbud and dancing commences at 10 p.m. Everyone welcome.

108th Beltra Show

The 108th Beltra Show will be held on Saturday, September 7, in Beltra Hall and grounds.

There is a very full programme of events which include - A Jiving Competition Live Music with Michael Walshe Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent for the Show Competition all-Ireland Gun Dog Championship Novelty Dog Show Potato Picking Competition Bonny Baby Competition Fancy Dress Competition Sheep Dog Trials Sheep Judging and all the usual Home Produce Classes with many more events and entertainment to suit everyone.

A Fundraising Raffle will be held in Rafter's Bar Larkhill Beltra on the Shown Night. Raffle ticket sellers will be calling door to door in the local areas over the coming weeks. Your support for this raffle will be deeply appreciated as this is the Main Fundraiser which helps run the show. Any queries can be made to the show secretary at 087 9331082.

Beltra Country Market

Beltra Country Market on Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. will host Singer Michelle Feeney. The Market takes place each Saturday morning in Beltra Hall and grounds. Everyone welcome.

Community Pre-School

The Skreen-Dromard Community Pre-School Ltd reopens on August 28 at 9.30 a.m. For further details or queries contact Deborah at 087 1755966 or email on


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family relatives and friends in the local area on the death of John Joe Lydon, late of Derk, Dromard and England.

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