Christmas Lotto Results  –  Firstly Comhghairdeas to Derek and Seánaí Moran who won our Jackpot of €6,725 just in time for Christmas, then shortly after Christmas Mary and  Derek, welcomed a new baby daughter, a sister to Seánaí and Cáit – congratulations to all and enjoy your good fortune.  Other winners in Lotto Draw  –  House Draw €Damien Flynn, Butlers Hamper Emma Bohan, Sasta Voucher Sean and Nora Early, Voucher Brendan Meehan, Bottle Paddy McManus –  Annual Draw Megan McGirl   –  Lotto Nos 3, 11, 19, 22 – €100 Francis Murphy, 100 Martin O’D, €50 Sean McWeeney, Bottle John Creamer, Annual Ticket Margaret Murray, Bottle Nicole Costello.  Congratulations to all Winners.

Our Lotto back on Sunday night next January 13th in The Commercial with a new Jackpot of €2,000 so get your tickets – Annual tickets available for €50.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions  –  On Sunday eve December 30th we celebrated the winning of the Senior 1918 Championship.  We were honoured to have Monsignor Liam Kelly to give us a very interesting talk and look back to the 1918s and the happenings of that era, it was great to see such a big turn out of young and old – well done to the organising Committee of Barry McWeeney who acted as MC on the evening, Shirley Sammon, Peter Flynn and Stefan Hoare a lot of research was done and there were plenty of interesting articles available on the evening – On behalf of our Club I would like to congratulate Monsignor Liam on being appointed Diocesan Administrator on the announcement of the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly  – thank you to all who baked the lovely goodies and to all involved.  Well done – a lovely social evening in our Community Centre.  We also had the presentation of Player of the Year Awards – Young Player Ciaran Cullen and Senior Player Barry McWeeney who were presented with their Awards by Club Chairperson Brendan Reynolds Comhghairdeas Ciaran and Barry.  We had lots of great entertainment from the Reynolds Family, our Senior Scor Ballad Group who represented their Club, County and Province in the All Ireland Scor in 2018, our young Set Dancers and Novelty Act who represent out Club and County at Connacht Scor on Sunday next – good luck to all involved.

Marriage  –  Comhghairdeas to Deborah Gilheaney and Philip McGourty who were married in Aughnasheelin on December 28th they have now returned to reside in Australia – best of luck for your future.

Comhghairdeas to Sean McWeeney who lined out with Leitrim on Sunday last against Mayo also Conor Cullen who was on the panel – this game went all the way to the wire with a draw at fulltime and made history by going to penalties which Mayo were winners.

Operation Transformation walk is on Thursday, January 17th at 7 pm at our pitch – more information next week.

Ballinamore Library’s Irish classes are regarded as being some of the most successful in the country with big numbers attending and a most entertaining atmosphere. The Conversation classes, or Ciorcail Comhrá, are now in their thirteenth year and are hugely popular every year.

Full range of classes will start in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free of charge and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Starting next Tuesday at 8.00 in Ballinamore Library. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.