(May 9th, 2013): Manorhamilton Local News

Manor Reach Final: Manor Rangers reached the final of the U14 Sligo/Leitrim League on Friday evening last with a semi final win over a Yeats United after extra time and penalties.

Manor Reach Final: Manor Rangers reached the final of the U14 Sligo/Leitrim League on Friday evening last with a semi final win over a Yeats United after extra time and penalties.

Yeats took the lead after 10 minutes with a well-taken goal but Manor replied when Lee McSharry crossed for Luke Tansey to head home and level the game at halftime.

It was end to end stuff in the second half with Manor having the better chances. Manor broke the deadlock when Adam Connolly picked up the ball inside Yeats half, beat a player and fired in a great shot from 25 yards, which hit the top corner of the net.

Credit to Yeats they battled back and were awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box. It was buried in the bottom corner of the Manor net to make it 2 – 2 at full time.

Manor again had the better chances in extra time, but could not break the deadlock. It went to penalties with both teams missing a penalty each.

In sudden death shoot out Manor ‘keeper Thomas Foley was the hero saving a penalty and then scoring the winner to put Manor through to the final.

Manor Rangers - Thomas Foley, Michael Conlon, Donnacha Devaney, Mark Kavanagh, Cian Killalea, Lee McSharry, Adam Connolly, James Clancy(C),Andrew Loughlin, Stephen Kelly, Luke Tansey. Subs: Bryan Drugan, Shane Fowley, James Lee, Mark Byrne, Matthew Kerrigan, Ruairí Sheridan.

All are please asked to support Manor Rangers U14 team in the final which is fixed for this Saturday, May 11 in Strandhill against Ballisodare United at 12 noon.

Orpheus Choir: Sligo Orpheus Choir presents its Spring Concert “Amadeus” in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Sligo with the proceeds of the event going to North West Hospice.

“Amadeus,” the music of Mozart, who is arguably the greatest composer of them, all, will involve the Sligo Chamber Orchestra, Leader Niamh Crowley, as well as the Korean Soprano Eunjoo Goh with Manorhamilton’s Austin McManus conducting.

Friday night May 17 at 8pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Sligo is the venue for the Sligo Orpheus Spring Choir concert. Tickets are €15 each and available from the Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo telephone 071- 9161518; Liber Bookshop, O’Connell Street, Sligo telephone 071-9142219; the Church Door and 087-7430684 (for information).

Guided Walks: At this Friday’s walk in Manorhamilton guides from the Leitrim Landscapes Guided Walks organisation will point out the flora and fauna of interest to all attending.

Local archaeology and the edible plants and herbs around and about will also be pointed and even a foraging taster session will also be staged afterwards.

Suitable for the not so fit, the walk will last 1.5 hours and will be at a slow pace. The meeting point for the Walk is the Women’s Centre on this Friday, May 10 from 1pm to 3pm. To book your place contact the Women’s Centre on 071-9856220, email nlwrg@eircom.net while the cost is €5 per participant.

Men’s Group: The North Leitrim Men’s Group, which is based in the Men’s Centre in the Bee Park Community Centre, offers opportunities to increase men’s personal, social and technical skills, by coming together in a working team within the group’s structure.

The NLMG meets in the Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton on a frequent basis. The Men’s Group aims to improve the quality of life of the large number of single rural men aged 35-65 living in North Leitrim.

For further information on the North Leitrim Men’s Group, call 071-9855347 or visit their website at www.northleitrimmensgroup.com. The North Leitrim Men’s Group’s email address is northleitrimmensgroup@eircom.net.

Local Library: The normal opening hours for Manorhamilton Library each week are between10am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10am to 2.45pm on Saturday. The Manorhamilton Librarians are Caroline Farrell, Teresa Kelly and Martina Feeney while the Library’s telephone number is 071-9856180.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Colin Murphy Lurganboy and his wife Christine on the birth of their new baby daughter and first child Addison in Letterkenny General Hospital recently.

Camogie Club: Camógaiocht na nGleannta Club camogie training for all girls from U10 to U14 takes place on every Tuesday from 6pm to 7 pm at St Clare’s Primary School Astroturf pitch. A fee of €2 is required from each participant to defray the costs of hiring the pitch. For more information contact Steve on 087-9306675.

Tea Day: The Alzheimer’s Tea Day takes place in the Women’s Centre located in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton on this Thursday, May 9 from 11am onwards. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make it a day to remember, come along and have a cuppa and bring a friend.