Church News: Weekday Mass on Friday at 7.30 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 1 with Tomás Mimna in charge. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with communion at 8.00 pm.
Dialogues though literature readers symposium: An inspiring three-day programme of literary events with award winning authors. Registration now open. Thursday, 27th June. Celebrating Culture: Words and Music in Concert. An evening with Eleanor Shanley and Friends. Doors Open 9pm. Tickets €10: Paddy Connaughton 087 684 6578. Friday 28th June & Saturday 29th June. Literary Talks and Roundtable Events. 10.15-5pm daily.Registration: Caroline McCartin T: 071 964 5546. (There is no charge but Registration is strongly advised - registration closes 19th June). Hosted by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s GAA Club, Leitrim. Funded by IFI
“Lets get that imagination going”: Dawns Art Camp in Ballinamore from Monday the 1st to Thursday the 4th of July. Junior Camp..1st, 2nd and 3rd class in the morning and Senior Camp 4th 5th and 6th class in the afternoon. For more information contact: Dawn at 086-3115647.”
Rural Tourism Programme: As part of Leitrim Development Company’s Rural Tourism Networking and Animation Programme, from June to December 2013, eight best practice tourism workshops and networking events will be held. The first of these is being held at the end of June and is suited to those with an existing tourism business / enterprise or those thinking of starting a tourism business / enterprise. The title of the event is ‘Developing your Tourism Business and Effective Networking’. Register your attendance with Karen on 071 91 65973 or firstname.lastname@example.org for either date as follows: 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesday 26th June, 2013, Ard Nahoo Health Farm, Mullagh, Dromahair OR 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Thursday 27th June, 2013, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill.
Good luck Leitrim: Best of luck to the Leitrim team when they play London in Pairc Sean on Sunday next.
Foroige: Please note that members wishing to travel to band on the strand must give their names to day to John at 0872123976 or Elaine at 0879356748.
Pretty Mayo-Leitrim Wedding: The wedding took place on Saturday June 1st of Mr. Seán O’Donnell and Miss Sheena Denneny, Kinkeen. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Lecanvey by Fr. Charlie McDonnell. The bride was attended by Best Woman Ruth Curran and the Best Men were Tommy Cashell and Séamus Kirby. The Lessons from Sacred Scripture were read by Niall Dolan and Michelle Mullaney. The Offertory Gifts were borne by Anna Mae Denneny and Ita O’Donnell, parents of the bride and groom respectively. Donal O’Dwyer, Diarmuid Denneny, Nessa Sheehy, Paula Burrows and Joann Holahan recited the Prayers of the faithful. The Reflection “Blessing of the Hands” was read by Tricia Russell, sister of the groom. Sacred music and vocals were by Aisling and Fiona Noone, Éibhín Eviston and Pat Cannon. The reception afterwards with dinner followed by dancing was held in the Wyatt Hotel, The Octagon, Westport. We wish Seán and Sheena many years of happy married life.
Double for St. Mary’s: Following the great spell of good weather, and the school holidays just around the corner and the class tests completed, the Cumann na mBunscol finals have been also generating a lot of excitement for both pupils and supporters all over Leitrim. For the second time within five days G.A.A. trophies have found space on the shelves in St. Mary’s N.S. Drumlea. On Thursday June 6th the boys overcame Creevalea in the Div. 5 Shield final in Ballinamore, and on Monday of last week in Páirc Sheáin, Ck on Shannon, the Girls team, after a thrilling forty minutes, prevailed over gallant Aughnasheelin by 7-5 to 5-7 in the Div. 3 Shield final. After Drumlea’s Shauna Lavin opened her side’s account with a point, Aughnasheelin cleverly took the lead slotting home a goal from a quickly-taken free, and adding a point from a “forty-five”. Good defending by Ella Quinn prevented even better reward. Shauna Lavin’s first goal levelled the scores. A 10th minute goal followed by a point left Aughnasheelin leading by double scores. Drumlea, displaying excellent teamwork and enjoying a generous supply of ball from midfielders Michelle McCabe and Oníosa Mimna, kept steadily on course. They finished the half with scores, courtesy of Shauna Lavin (1-1.), Michelle McCabe (1-1) and Sinéad Edwards (pt.) to be ahead by 3-4 to 2-2 at the interval. The Aughnasheelin girls were to enjoy a purple patch when play resumed, and with five unanswered points they had drawn level. “Far enough!” thought the McCabe twin sisters, as Emer and Michelle combined to break the sequence and take the lead with a point by the latter. A Shauna Lavin goal proved inspirational. Their defence came up trumps turning desperate defence into profitable attack with great interventions in turn from full back Emer McCabe and goalie Megan Lavin as the ever-dangerous Aughnasheelin attackers broke through with goals on their minds. At the other end of the pitch livewire Shauna Lavin eased the winners’ worries somewhat with another of her special goals. The final outcome was still far from clear as the goal-hungry Aughnasheelin attack twice out-sped the Drumlea defence to crash home goals and surge two points clear as time ran out. The game ended in a welter of excitement as Drumlea were rescued with two cracking goals by heroine of the evening Shauna Lavin. The following was the Drumlea panel: Megan Lavin, Emer McCabe, Ella Quinn, Oníosa Mimna, Michelle McCabe, Sinéad Edwards and Shauna Lavin. Subs: Siobhán Maguire, Ella Maguire, Caoimhe Prior, Molly Prior and Caitlin Quinn.
Winners at Bingo: The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Claire Creamer, Ballinamore, Mary Gaffney, Corrala, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill, Megan Lavin, Corrawallen, Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Brigid Corby, Kilmore, Tommy Mulligan, Camber, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Gretta O’Neill, Carrigallen, Pauline Flanagan, Aughawillan, Mary McGovern, Gortletteragh, Pat Flynn, Keshcarrigan, Rose Smith, Drumury, Shirley Drum, Lily O’Neill, Carrigallen, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore, Declan Flanagan, Aughawillan, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Michael McGovern, Crossdrummon, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Michael Whelan, Drumgunny, Lizzie McKiernan, Killasity, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Caoimhe Gaffney, Mullaghboy and Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna. Bingo will continue on next Friday June 21st at 9.00 p.m. The Committee wishes to thank all for their support.
Recalling June 1993: Drumreilly U-12s opened their Championship campaign with a 4-18 to 3-3 win over Aughnasheelin and they also beat Fenagh. The team in the first game was Lisa Donegan, Mattie Fee, Kevin Holahan, John Beirne, Damian Holahan, Adrian McGirl, Gavin Beirne (1-2), Declan Maxwell (0-4), Damian McGovern (0-4), James Holahan (1-5), Francis Holahan (0-2), Gerard Conlon (1-2), Colm Donohoe (1-0). Subs: Ciaran Dolan, Declan McGirl and Shane McManus. The U-14s were well beaten by Carrigallen in the Div 1 final. The team was Gary Maxwell, John Donegan, Pat Gannon, Raymond Holahan, Niall Gallogly, Martin McGovern, Oliver Looby R.I.P. Paul Bohan, John McKeon (pt.), Paul Prior (pt.), Tony Lunney (gl.), Michael McGirl and Ciaran Conlon. Subs: Declan Maxwell, Barry Maxwell and Gavin Beirne. The U-16s successfully negotiated the first hurdle of the Dolan Cup competition with a 0-9 to 1-5 win over Kiltubrid. Drumreilly scored a Div. 4 seven points win over Eslin. Drumreilly G.A.A. Club members enjoyed their coach trip to Kerry. The deaths took place of Mrs. Sue Maguire, Mullaghmore, Miss Mary McLoughlin, England and formerly Killameen, and Kinkeen born Mr. Stephen Teague, New York. R. I. P.
Active Age Snippets: There was an attendance of sixteen at last Wednesday’s weekly meeting. Chairperson Tess Gallogly presided. Those who visited the Glenview Museum reported on an enjoyable evening. Among the items discussed was the setting of a date for a special Mass for the repose of the soul of former member the late Paddy Connolly, conditionally fixed for Thursday July 4th. Options for a one-day coach trip were discussed.