Tourlestrane GAA Club – 3 in a row – Congratulations are extended to the Tourlestrane Senior Mens team on winning the Co. Sligo Senior GAA Championshop last week for the third year in a row beating neighbours Tubbercurry in the final. Three in a row is an extremely rare occurrence in any sport and has only been done by two other clubs in the history of Sligo GAA – by Tubbercurry in the 1940’s and 1950’s and by St. Mary’s in the 1970’s and 1980’S. Tourlestrane is a rural club with huge involvement by a large percentage of the population living in the parish and great credit is due to the players of the present squad, but also to the many dedicated club officials, coaches and mentors of a more senior age group who put facilities and mind sets in place to make this great event happen. Events of this magnitude do not happen by chance and best wishes are now extended to Tourlestrane as they go forward to play in the Connacht Club Championship, representing the best of Sligo Club football.
The healthy rivalry existing between neighbouring clubs, Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry will continue for many years to come, as most of the players attend school together in St. Attractas Community School and play with each other on school teams as they progress through school. The community, Social and economic life of both parishes is intermingled totally, as it should be in any healthy society. However, the loss of this final will be felt hard by this present squad of Tubbercurry players, many of whom have been representing their club at Senior level for over 15 years with only one Championship success to their name, that in 2014. Over the last 2 decades, Tourlestrane have won 10 county senior championships, an amazing statistic by any club. With the number of young players coming through to senior level, Tourlestrane will be top of the pile for many years to come.
It is up to the other clubs in the county to up their own game and improve structures within their own club. What of Tubbercurry?
Without doubt they have been the second best team in Co. Sligo over the last few decades, and have contributed greatly to the Sligo GAA, providing many players and officials over the years. However, second best is not good enough for many members, and a lot of soul searching will need to be done over the coming months to see where the club goes from here. One senses the present squad has some unfinished business in relation to winning more titles, but they must prove that on the playing field if they want to be remembered as a good team. Other neighbouring clubs Curry, Mullinabreena and Bunninadden would also like to have a say in the destination of future trophies, but they too have a mountain to climb to achieve the heights of Tourlestrane. We look forward to next year.
Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition
A very interesting photo exhibition will take place at St. Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena over the bank holiday weekend in October on the 28th and 29th from 12.30pm – 6.30pm. This exhibition includes thousands of photographs collected from locals, of people and events spanning the last 100 years in the Parish of Achonry/Mullinabreena. However it will be of interest to people also from outside the area, as many photographs capture a time and life that has now passed, never to return. Put the date in your diary, and if you have visitors home over the Bank Holiday please bring them along.
PHOENIX PLAYERS -Rehearsals are now well underway for “Moll”, a comedy by John B Keane which will be presented in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December, Sunday 9th December with two repeat performances on Thursday 13th December and Sunday 16th December. The production is directed by Eamon Gallagher with an all-star cast whose identities have to remain anonymous due to Phoenix Players Data Protection Policy.
Public meeting – Everyone in the entire Cloonacool area is invited to a re-scheduled open evening of discussion on how people would like to see Cloonacool in 10 years time, and the practical things that need doing to get there. This meeting will take place on Thursday evening 25th October in St. Michaels national primary school at 8pm. Young and older are all welcome to attend, and more than one person from each family is welcome also.
Moy River Folk Club – Seán Tyrrell will play at the Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool this coming October 26th at 8pm. The House Concert at Moy River B&B in Cloonacool, offers an intimate opportunity to enjoy the music and songs of one of Ireland’s best folk singers, up close and personal. Bookings on 087 2512030 are essential.
Margaret Killoran celebrated her 45th Birthday in Killorans Tubbercurry, on Saturday 13th October, Congratulations to Margaret, as a large group of family and friends gathered and music and fun was order of the day.
25 Card Games – 25 Card Games single hands takes place in Tubbercurry in St. Brigid’s Hall at 8.30pm every Sunday night. All welcome to attend .
Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information 0876674561
Course place available at North Connaught College
Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of full time courses which run over one year. Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, e Business, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email email@example.com. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.
North West Simon Community
Damien & Paula Brennan of The Yeats Experience, Broc House, Holy Well, Sligo are hosting a very special evening on Friday October 26th. With a full dinner menu and Damien’s insights of WB Yeats, the entire proceeds are going to the Sligo branch of the Simon Community. Tickets are €65 pp for the six course menu to include wine and all the Yeats. Tickets are available from the North West Simon Community Charity Shop at 4 JFK Parade, Sligo or by calling Mary on 087 7708865. Limited to 50 people.
Free Training Courses Available
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Parent & Toddler Group
This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.
FRC Counselling Service
Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.
CBD Complex Charlestown are now taking bookings for their Christmas market on November 25th. For bookings contact 086 1757719.
Sympathy is extended to Dr. Michael Coleman and his wife Catriona and children on the recent death of Michaels mother Joan in Churchtown, Dublin. Joan was in her early 90’s but was a regular visitor to Tubbercurry over the last 35 years while her health allowed. Her remains reposed at her home in Churchtown and burial took place in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.
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