W/E 9th July 2017

Our sympathy is extended to Nancy, Sean, Gerard, Maeve and Dermot  Reynolds, on the death of Nancy’s Mum in Sligo at the weekend.  Geraldine was a welcome visitor to Annaduff for many years, and was always a pleasure to meet.

Also last week we lost another good friend of the Parish, when Fr George Balfe passed on.  An accomplished sportsman, and a loyal pastor, Fr George ministered in this area, for many years  In latter years he was a familiar face in Dromod, where he had so many good friends.

May they Rest in Peace.

Our thanks to Alan, Terry and to all their crew, who have put in so many hours over the past few weeks, improving the access to our playing area.  Their work continues the process of ongoing ground improvements to Pairc Ui Choilig. We are indebted to all of you who have planned, worked at, and supported these developments for many years now.

Family Fun Day:
We will shortly be announcing details of this years fundraising draw.  The prizes are very impressive, and in association with Tesco and the North West Hospice, tickets will be on sale shortly at Tesco Carrick on Shannon or will be available from any Club Member.  Anyone wishing to be associated with this event is welcome to contact a Committee member.  Remember, if you have surplus autobiographys, gardening, sports, childrens, or other quality books we would be delighted if you could donate same to our book sale. We look forward  to the big day on August 13th, which features the biggest football blitz in Leitrim, music, food, games, plus the inaugural home debut, of the recently formed Annaduff Mothers and Others team.  More details next week.

This week saw our own Peter Moran captain an outstanding Carrick-on-Shannon Community Games side to Connaught glory on Saturday last.  Peter is a modest young man who leads by example, and we wish him,  his team, and their management every good luck going forward.

On the same day Aisling Shanley and Maeve Newton were panelists on a superb Leitrim under 14 girls team, who comprehensively best Armagh in the All Ireland B Final in Drumlane, Cavan, on Saturday last.  This well prepared team were within a score of the eventual All Ireland A competition winners Galway, in the Connaught Final.  On the day their football was a joy to watch. They were a credit to their management and to County Leitrim.

Well done to all.