Annaduff Family Fun Day 2018 – The Annaduff Family Fun Day takes place on the 12th of August next and is entering its 5th year.  It is now an established date in the local diary.  The Committee have been busy putting this years event together and we are sure you will not be disappointed.  As usual over half of the days proceeds are donated to a nominated Charity and this years Charity Partner is Pieta House. We are extremely grateful to the Community in Annaduff and beyond who support this event annually and have helped make it so successful.  This year we will have all of the usual attractions ie. the biggest underage football blitz in Leitrim, Kids games, competitions, entertainments, book sales, cakes sales, hot food,  ice cream,  demonstration stands, and much, much more.  Each year the Committee has built a central theme into the event. This year we will focus on Farm Safety and increasing awareness of same.  As the majority of our patrons young and old are from family farms have access to or interact with farms we feel that the fun day is an ideal platform to remind and educate all, on the dangers farms present in a discreet but impacting manner. The Farm Safety feature will take the form of numerous live presentations and demonstrations, conducted by guest speakers, in a safe and controlled environment.  On the day among others, a sample of our speakers is as follows:

Peter  Gohary –Peter is a nationally recognized authority on Health and Safety.  A native of EyreCourt, Co. Galway, Peter was involved in Construction and Farming, until October 2009 when a farm accident resulted in the loss of one leg, badly damaging the other one and suffering related injuries.  Peter has turned this experience into a positive and since his recovery, he tells his personal story and advises on best practice on farms.  He has appeared on many well-known TV Shows and has featured at The Ploughing, at various top end Agricultural Shows, Exhibitions etc.  His talk and practical demonstration are inspiring and are not to be missed.

Alma Jordan – Agri-kids – Alma hails from Co. Kildare, and in 2014 set up her own business, “Agri Kids” to teach children about Farm Safety.  Her concept is to empower children to absorb the dangers around them and a fun and real manner.  She does same by interactive educational presentations, reading, colouring, etc,  All of which are designed to change safety attitudes at a young age and build safer futures on farms. Alma will be situated in the Community Centre on the day and will work with the various groups of primary school children present.  In conjunction with her presentation, the pupils of Annaduff National School have been busy drawing Farm Safety Posters and their entries will be displayed in the Centre and will be judged by Peter and Alma on the day.

More details will be issued in due course. We will also be looking for volunteers for the big day, keep it in mind folks.

Clothes Collection – Thanks again to all who dropped off Clothes bags. We will continue for a couple of weeks All types of clothes, shoes, old bags, belts, curtains, bed linen etc. Cant take duvets or pillows. Drop off to Annaduff GAA on Saturday Morning from 10am to 11am. Anyone that has bags to be collected we would be delighted to collect them for you. Your support is very much appreciated contact Niall Lyons 087 9852113 or Denny Dockery 087 9007217. Monies raised go towards underage training equipment for our younger people in the Parish.

Wedding Bells – Annaduff GAA would like to congratulate Mr. Kevin McWeeney and Ms. Tina Farrell who got married over the weekend in Athlone, a great day/weekend was had by all. Best wishes for your future together.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 League – Carrigallen were the visitors to Annaduff on Wednesday last. Carrigallen  got the scoreboard started with a point. But this was soon cancelled off by a goal from Kenny in the third min. Following on a min later with a super pass from Colm Cox to Sean Duignan for another goal for the home side. Carrigallen scored the next point followed by a point from Kenny, Mattie and 2 from Alan Glancy. A point from Carrigallen and a converted free from Sean Mc Nabola to leave Half time score Annaduff 2-5 to Carrigallen 0-3.  The second half the Annaduff lads continued the strong performance with Sean Mc and Sean Duignan converting 2 frees and Eoin Gill with a point from play. In the 41min Carrigallen were awarded a penalty which was brillantly saved by the Annaduff keeper Daragh Burke. Alan Glancy finished the Annaduff scores with a point. Full time score Annaduff 2-9 Carrigallen 0-6.
Team: Daragh Burke, Dean Gill, Keith Duignan, Hugh Moylan, Mattie Cox (0-1), Dillon Keane, Jimmy Cox, David Duignan, Kenny Cox (1-1), Sean Duignan (1-1)(1f), Eoin Gill (0-1), Colm Cox, Sean McNabola(0-2)(f), Conor Reynolds, and Alan Glancy (0-3) Subs: Gavin O Brien for Colm(41min), Chris Farrell for Jimmy(44min), Ronan McCormack for Kenny (48min), Mathew Reynolds for Dean (55min), Noel Ward for mattie(57min) and Adam O Hagan for Sean D(57min).

Dunnes Bar Division 2 League: Melvin Gaels conceded the game on Sunday which leave the Annaduff lads now with 9 wins from 9 with 2 games remaining for 2018.

Speedy Recovery – Annaduff GAA would like to wish Mervyn Foley (brother of Annaduff manager Karl) best wishes following a recent serious farm accident. I believe he is making good progress following recent surgery.

Newtown Engineering Under 17s Championship – Best wishes to managers Daniel Duignan and Matthew Reynolds along with their team who begin the Championship home to Rinn Gaels Thursday at 8:15pm.

Barna Recycling Under 13s Championship – Best wishes to managers Ronan Mooney, Mark Beirne and the U13 boys team in the division 1 Championship starting on Thursday next (12th) home to St.Patricks Dromahair at 7pm.

Congratulations – To Fionnuala Maxwell our Cultural office who launched her CD “Tending the Flame” recently along with her Carrick Trad singers in Ballinamore Library as part of the Connaught Fleadh.

Lotto – The Annaduff Parish & GAA lotto Next draw will be in Coxs Dromod on Sunday next the 15th July.
Thank you as always for your support.
The Jackpot now stands at €4700 !!

Please note – There will be a Blood Donation clinic in the Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Tuesday 17th July and Wednesday 18th from 4.30pm to 8pm. Remember giving blood save lives so if you are in a position to do so, make sure you get along to one of these clinics.

Fixtures
Division 2 Championship U17s home to Rinn Gaels has been postponed to Thursday at 8:15pm.
Division 1 Championship U13s home to Dromahair Thursday (12th) at 7pm.
Division 2 Senior league away to Allen Gaels Drumshambo Saturday 14th at 7pm.