Hospice Support Meeting

There is a meeting of the Kiltullagh branch of the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice support group - at 9pm in O'Connors Lounge on Mon 28th June.

Granlahan Girls gain a Great Victory in Hyde Park

The girls from Granlahan National school had a great victory on Thursday 17th June - when they won the County championship by beating the girls from Curraghboy National School. A strong breeze was blowing across the pitch of Hyde Park - forcing many of the large group of supporters into the back of the stand for shelter.
The wind was against Granlahan in the first half - but they still managed to gain a small lead of 4 points by half time. Helped by the wind behind them in the second half - the Granlahan girls kept up a determined fight against the strong opposition. Their lead was shortened to just one point early in the half - but gradually the Granlahan girls gained the upper hand - finishing as 10-3 to 5-6 winners in a high scoring game.

The winning team were followed back to celebrations in Granlahan - with horns blowing and lights flashing all the way.

The team were:
Alma Mannion , Michelle Neenan, Amy Brady, Lisa Naughten, Sarah Caulfield, Anne-Marie Heneghan, Audrey Costello, Fiona Brady, Louise Ruane, Ailish O'Gara

Princial/Manager/Coach - Mr Billy Philips.

Well done to you all.

Broadband Launch Night- from DigiWest

DigiWest Communications Ltd are having their official launch of the Broadband Internet service in Ballinlough and Ballyhaunis.

Where: The White House Hotel
When: Tue 22nd June at 7.30
All welcome. Refreshments served.

I already use the service and can highly reccommend it.

Castlerea Local Election Results

The Castlerea ward of Roscommon County Council had 2 new candidates standing this year - and both were elected.
Luke Ming Flanagan was elected with about 29% of the vote.
The final figures were :
First count - Flanagan 1050
Burke 459
Waldron 885
McGreal 762
Murray 563

Danny Burke was eliminated.

After the fourth count John Murray was eliminated.

The three councillors are :
Luke Ming Flanagan (Ind)
Tony Waldron (Fianna fail)
Michael Mcgreal (Fine Gael)

Lough Harps soccer fixtures

U10 mini league at Balinlough June 18th - with Cloonfad and Lisnamult

U12 Div 1 June 22nd away v Lisnamult

June 21st u14 Div 2 Home v Ballinakill Utd

Abbey Hotel League - 9th position

Michael Glaveys are currently 9th in the Abbey Hotel football league - with 9 points from 11 games. Won 4, drawn 1 lost 6.

In the Roscommon Oil league they are 3rd from bottom - with 2 points from 7 matches.

GAA summer school in Castlerea

Jne 28th to July 2nd €50 per person €80 for 2 and €100 max per family)
Free bag and t shirt for all participants.
Contact willie hegarty on 086 835 6227 for info.

GAA- Michael Glaveys latest news.

Last week the senior team were beaten by St Faithleach's 1-18 to 0-9.
On Sun 20th Glavey's play Padraig Pearses at home at 11.am
On Wed 23rd June we play Elphin at home at 8.15pm.

U14's play Oran at home on Thu 17th at 7.30
The U12's play in Ballyfarnon an sat 19th away against St Ronans

Relatives looking for a hire car when visting Ireland?

Check out the cars for hire on the irishlinks site. Car hire all over Ireland . Reasonable rates

Childrens Summer Camp

Max Sports are holding a summer camp at the Michael Glaveys Community Centre Ballinlough
Week 1 - July 5th to 9th
Week 2 Aug 23rd - 27th

Contact Denise on 086 10 51 664

Summer Playtime for 3 to 8 year olds

Jack and Jill playgroup in Ballinlough are having a summer playtime.
Mon 12th July to Fri 16th July for 3-5 yr olds.
Mon 19th July to Fri 23rd for 6-8 yr olds
Fee €30 for the week.

Arts - Crafts - Fun - Games
Times: 10am to 1.30
Venue - The Parochial Hall Ballinlough

Booking forms available from the playgroup any weekday 12-30 to 1pm

Clothes collection for African Missions

There will be a collection of clothes, shoes etc to help a Father Charlie Beirne in Mbarara in Uganda. Leave in bags in the church car park please - for collection on Thursday June 24th at noon.

Jobs in Ireland

Looking for work - this site may be of help. lots of useful links to jobs on the internet in Ireland.

Granlahan in Final at Hyde Park

The girls from Granlahan National School will be playing Curraghboy at Hyde Park - Roscommon this Thursday the 17th June 2004 in the County Final. 4pm start Please try and get there to support them.

Luke Ming Flanagan elected

The Kiltullagh area has a new Roscommon councillor as from today. Newcomer - Independent Luke Ming Flanagan gained a seat - putting out Danny Burke. At the time of writing it seemed that Tony Waldron also won a seat and it was a close thing between Michael McGreal and John Murray - final result to follow.
Luke Flanagans past history involved a few run ins with the law about legalising cannibas - his current campaign didn't mention that though. Hopefully some fresh blood will shake up the Council and we might see a few lively debates in the coming months?

Glaveys U12 win 2-10 to 1-4 against Oran

This afternoon the under 12 team at Michael Glaveys beat a team from Oran by 2-10 to 1-4 . The teams were level at half time but Glaveys moved ahead in the second half to win the match comfortably in the end.

Bronze Medal in 600 metres

Joanne Cregg was Kiltullagh’s only medal winner in the county community games athletics day held in Kiltoom last weekend. She came in third place in the under 12 600 metres race to claim a bronze medal for her area.

Swimming Gold Medal

Congratulations to Leanne Storey from Ballinlough who won Kiltullagh’s first ever gold medal in swimming recently.

Community games athletics in Kiltoom

The following athletes participated in the county community games athletics events held in Kiltoom last weekend.
Under 8 : 60 metres, Katie McKay, Liam Cregg;
Under 8 : 80metres ..... Shane Fagan, James McDonagh;
Under 10 100 metres, Caitriona Wright, James Brennan , Sean Gildea;
Under 10 200 metres, Jamie Jennings;
Under 12 Hurdles, Irene Swanick;
Under 12 100 metres, Ian Kelly, Andrew Glennon;
Under 12 600 metres, Colleen Somerville, Joanne Cregg;
Under 14 100 metres , Sonny McAnulty, Roisin Fitzmaurice

Kiltullagh parish Community Games

The annual Kiltullagh parish Community Games athletics sports day was held recently in Cloonfad NS playing field. It was a great success with a large number of children taking part and well supported by their parents. The playing field looked resplendent and was perfect for the occasion. All the participants received a medal of some kind so everyone went home happy and their was the usual novelty races which were enjoyed by young an d old alike. Among those were the potato and spoon race, sack race, piggy back race and three legged race. Two races which were keenly fought was the fathers race which was won by Gerry McDonagh and the mothers race which was won by Geraldine Cregg. Many of the winners of the events were selected to go forward to the county finals in Roscommon

Ballinlough Badminton

The junior players of Ballinlough Badminton club had some success recently. At Strokestown Community Centre 4 weeks ago - the team came second in the County Community Games Final. This was a great achievement for the team on their first time in this competition. Congratulations to the following players who all played each game. with determination in a very competitive manner ; Sean Markhan, John Cornwall, Sean Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Aoife Fitzmaurice, Roisin Fitzmaurice, Leanne Storey, Nessa Doherty and Avril Cornwall. Another successful outing was had in Claremorris with two team members winning a Connacht title in the Pioneer badminton competition. Both Caoilean Fitzmaurice and Thomas Gallagher over came strong competition in many of their games and were worthy winners. They now go on to represent Connaught at the All-Ireland competition. The team were as follows Sean Brennan, Darragh Sloyan, Avril Cornwall, Caoileann Fitzmaurice, Thomas Gallagher, Roisin Fitzmaurice, John Cornwall, Leanne Storey, Nessa Doherty.

Well Done to all of you.

Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice support group are seeking volunteers for their National Sunflower Days on June 11th and 12th. Telephone 094 93 88666. Your support would be appreciated.

Glavey Girls victory in Final

The county final of the Under 12 girls gaelic football was played in Oran on Thursday last. Michael Glaveys were the winners by 1 point in a close game. Final score 4-3 to 2-8.
Well done to all the team and coaches. Article from the Roscommon herald

Bonfires burned in Ballinlough, Granlahan and Cloonfad last Thursday evening when Michael Glaveys under 12 girls did a tour of the parish after winning the county under 12 division 1 girls title. After a whistle stop tour with a huge cavalcade of supporters cars they returned to the club Community Centre in Ballinlough where a party was held for the successful players, families an d supporters. In a wonderful final played in Oran they defeated a gallant Clan na nGael team by a single point on a scoreline of 5-6 to 3-11. A large crowd witnessed what was a wonderful advert for ladies football with great skill , sporting play and total commitment from two sets of players. County Board officials present said they had never seen an underage final like it, such was the excellence of the play and the enjoyment of the spectators. It was a pity that there had to be a loser because there was never more than kick of the ball between the opposing teams. Alma Mannion, the team captain to tumultuous cheers from a massive crowd of supporters, received the cup from Micheal Cunningham the County Chairman and the same player also deservedly received the Player of the Match Award. The Michael Glaveys team was : Aisling Horan, Laura Waldron, Leanne Storey, Paula Jennings, Veronica Garvey, Rita Walshe, Lorraine Brennan, Alma Mannion, Amy Brady, Joanne Cregg, Hannah Donegan, Sinead Ryan, Ciara McDonald, Michelle Neenan, Anne Marie Heneghan. Subs used: Kelly McKay and Michelle McDermott. The team managers were: Brendan Cregg, Pamela Keadin and Joanne Ronane.

Michael Glaveys U12 in Final

Best of Luck to Michael Glavey’s Under 12 girls who play Clan na Gael in the County Division I final in Oran on Thursday evening at 7pm. Please support our young girls in their first ever County Final

Country bungalow to rent near Ballinlough

House for Rent
A 2 bedroomed bungalow with central heating available for rent near Ballinlough. Long or short term lettings. Reasonable rent.
Contact 086 1712922 or 094 96 40353.

Ballinlough Childrens Treasure Hunt

A Childrens Treasure Hunt followed by Disco will be held in Michael Glavey's Community Centre on Saturday 12th June between the hours of 3.00 p.m. and 5.00p.m.. with disco afterwards.
Children are advised to get their teams of 2 ready for the event.
It is promised to be good fun and remember the team who finishes the Treasure Hunt in the fastest time and collects the maximum number of clues will be deemed the winner. The entry fee for the Treasure hunt will be €5.00 each and that includes admittance to the Disco where prizes will be presented for first, second and third ( Smyth Toy Shop Vouchers).
Younger children are not being left out and it is also planned to have events for younger children on the day.

Ballinlough Fun Day

This Sunday - 6th June - there is a family day of fun in the Lough Harps ground in Ballinlough. Sports, bonny baby, glamorous granny, refreshments, bouncy castle, stalls, etc. Come along from 2pm. All welcome.

Sponsored 24 Hour Fast

The Kiltullagh Branch of the Association for Mentally Handicapped are holding their annual twenty-four fast over the weekend (5th & 6th June 2004). Please support this worthy cause.

Details of the association below

Kiltullagh Mentally Handicapped Association :-Our branch was founded in September 1976 leaving us the oldest organisation in the Kiltullagh parish. We are affiliated to the County Roscommon Association for Mentally Handicapped who are partners with the Brothers of Charity in providing services within our County to people of all ages with intellectual disabilities.
Over the years we have built up a great relationship with the Manager, Pat O’Connor and staff and service users of the Roscara Training Centre, Castlerea and with the Principal, staff and pupils of St. Michael’s Special school, Castlerea. On the social side we take 50 adults from the Roscara Training Centre, on a yearly outing ending the day off with a full meal and entertainment. We ensure Santa pays his yearly visit with a little present for everyone. We also ensure that the children in St. Michael’s Special School Castlerea have a day out and a party at Christmas .