27 January 2015

Portumna College of Further Education
Portumna GAA
Fighting Crime
An Evening of Beauty Matters and Wellbeing
Killimor GAA
Portumna Rugby
Indoor Market and Craft Fair
Art & Craft and German Classes for Children
Davitta Camogie Club
Rathcabbin Players Present 'Wild Goose Chase'
Lower Ormond Cycling Club
Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Back to the 80's at Portumna Community School

Portumna College of Further Education
Portumna College of Further Education will be running FETAC/QQI Healthcare Support Level 5 incorporating Care Skills, Care Support, Care of the Older Person etc. Beginners Computers classes held every Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9.45am to 12.30pm. Further information from the college on 090-9741946 or 087-6258696.


Portumna GAA
Membership of the club is now due player €50, non player €30, student €30, juvenile €20, family €90 (2 adults as many children u16), married couple €50. This can be paid to either Celia or Fiona.
The club are running a fundraiser in conjunction with Croke park in which Croke park will provide all the prizes and all money received will go to the club. Tickets are €10 and your support will be greatly appreciated.
The club received the Galway club of the year development award at a function in Castlebar last weekend. Also we received an award in recognition of our All Ireland achievement and Ollie Canning captain of our all Ireland winning team also got recognized as club winning Captain. Well done to Joe Canning on receiving the Connacht hurling personality of the year. Well done to all involved.
There was no winner of last weekend lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 6 14 20 21. There was no match 3S. Donation to portumna mental health services.


Fighting Crime
What is it like to live in fear, even when you’re in what should be the safety of your own home? Today, many Portumna residents will be finding out the answer to that question. Over the past number of weeks, incidences of crime and intimidation have been on the rise in this small east Galway town. An increase in anti-social behaviour has left businesses and residence fearing for their safety. And as tensions rise, and frustration builds, it is feared that some may feel forced to take the law into their own hands. The Gardai have been left powerless due to victims/ witnesses who are simply too terrified to give a statement due to fear of retribution.
This morning Cllr. Anne Rabbitte has said that it is ‘simply unacceptable to expect people to live like this. The people of Portumna need support and reassurance.’ Cllr. Rabbitte is calling for a public meeting where representatives from An Gardai, Drugs Task Force and Community Alert groups, as well as the general public, can come together to discuss these burning issues. Cllr. Rabbitte added that ‘everybody has a right to feel secure in their own home, to know their children are safe walking home from school, to walk the streets of their town without feeling intimidated, and everybody has the right to report a crime without having to fear some kind of retaliation.’


An Evening of Beauty Matters and Wellbeing
An Event for all Ladies in Tiernascragh Hall on Thursday 5 February at 8pm sharp 'In Your Prime'. An Evening of Beauty Matters and Wellbeing with Lorraine. Spot Prizes, Tea, Coffee & Sweet Treats. Tickets 10 euro available at Portumna Post Office or Phone Margaret 086 3668 174 or Lorraine 087 2848 478.


Killimor GAA
Last week’s lotto numbers were 5, 7, 11 and 26. The jackpot was €9,500. Last week’s 5 lucky dip winners (€20) were: Mary Fahy, Gerry Donnelan, Declan Costello, Keith & Justin Broderick and Aine Lyons. Next week's jackpot is €9,600 which will be held in Nevin’s.


Portumna Rugby
Portumna Rugby Club’s new initiative to field girls only teams at U12 and U15 has been a massive success and is creating a great buzz of excitement around the club. Both teams have been hugely competitive and getting great compliments from around the Connacht Rugby circuit. The U15’s are moving up from the 7 aside portion of the season into the 15 aside game and are still looking to recruit more eager players. Absolutely no experience is required, you just need to be enthusiastic and looking for some team based fun. They normally train on a Wednesday evening and Sunday morning, anyone looking to get involved or just to try it out for a few weeks can contact Emer Power on 087 9515023. You don’t need to be from Portumna, you just have to want to give rugby a try.


Indoor Market and Craft FairIndoor Market and Craft Fair
Indoor Market and Craft Fair in the Arch Bar on Sunday 8 February from 12 to 5pm. Your support would be very much appreciated. If you would like to book a table please ring or text Bridie 0852318775 on or before Friday February 6th. Cost of table €10.


Art & Craft and German Classes for Children
Art & Craft for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 3.30pm and 5pm, German through fun at 2pm, starting on Saturday 31 January for 6 weeks. Drawing for children (9 years up) on Thursdays at 6.30pm, starting on 29th January in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-9747127. Early booking advisable.


Davitta Camogie Club
The camogie season is back in full swing. The u14 and senior teams have commenced training. The club will host a Medal presentation for U10s, 11s & 13s in Abbey Hall on Friday Feb 20th with Galway camogie star Sarah Dervan presenting the medals on the night.


Rathcabbin Players Present 'Wild Goose Chase'
The phone line to book your seats for Rathcabbin Players three act comedy 'Wild Goose Chase' 30th Anniversary production is now open on (087) 2360 096. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Friday 30 January to Sunday Feb. 1st and from Thursday Feb. 5th to 8th incl. at 8.30pm sharp. As there is great interest in this play, you are advised to book early to secure your seat.


Lower Ormond Cycling Club
The Lower Ormond Cycling club is looking for new members. Based in Borrisokane, the club includes and welcomes members from all the surrounding areas. If you have an interest in cycling and would like to cycle as part of an organised group on a regular basis, we'd like to hear from you. Our first outing will be Sun Feb 1st meeting at Library in Borrisokane at 9.30am. Beginners welcome and will be catered for with shorter routes. Helmets are compulsory. For further details please contact James on 086 8109099.


Portumna 79 Bridge Club
Results Wed 21st January 2015, Fr Walsh Cup Individual Competition: 1st Fr Michael Finneran, 2nd Geraldine Canning, 3rd Patricia Eames, 4th Elizabeth Ryan, 5th Sean Cahalan, Joint 6th Patricia Blehein & Des Lynch, 8th Michael Torpey, 9th Charlie Mullen, 10th Mary Nevin, 11th Brid Mc Namara, Joint 12th Kaye Duddy & Bertie Hanlon.


Back to the 80's at Portumna Community School
This highly entertaining show which features many well known hits is guaranteed to have the audience singing along. The community school students and the production team have been working incredibly hard in recent weeks to bring this spectacle to fruition and is really well worth seeing. A small number of tickets remain for both nights. Phone 0909741053 to reserve.


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