Church News: Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm and on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 4 with Michael Maguire in charge. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with communion at 8.00 pm.Congratulations to our former curate, Fr. John Mc Mahon on his recent promotion to Parish Priest. He will take up duty in the parish of Knockbride later this month.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival: The Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in Cistercian College,Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, on the Thursday 15th- Sunday 18th August 2013 for 16 - 35 year olds. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass.For info on a bus from Leitrim: 086 8775036
GLIMpSES OF GARADICE: Glimpses of Garadice - through the ages by local man Des Quinn and native of the townland is a story about the area, who lived there and some significant events from earliest times to the 1911 census. It takes place on Tuesday August 13th at 8 pm in Ballinamore Library. Everybody is welcome and it is FREE!
Senior Championship Game: Drumreilly emerged at the wrong end of a 3-12 to 1-5 result in their Championship engagement in Drumkeerin on last Saturday evening. The score does not accurately reflect the closeness of the exchanges, especially for long periods in the first half. Midway through the half the scores were level at 0-3 all, the losers’ scores coming from the boots of Brian Fee (8th min.), Cormac Maguire (12th) and James Holahan (19th), while marksmen Gerard Hickey (4th), Adrian Croal (10th) and Colin Ryan (13th) accounted for G/M’s three points. This period was marked with a great save by goalkeeper Mick McGirl. In the second quarter the winners took the lead with further scores courtesy of Adrian Croal (2pts) and Darren Sweeney (pt.), and disaster further befell Drumreilly with a G/M/ goal in the last seconds of the half. With a little bit of luck Drumreilly, needing a boost in scores, might have found the net twice in the second half with pile-drivers from James Holahan and Ollie Maguire. James’ effort if scored would have narrowed the deficit to two points. It was G/M who were enjoying the better reward, boosting their total with two goals and six points, while Drumreilly had to settle for an inadequate return of a cracking goal midway through the half from James Holahan and two points from Conor Gaffney. The Drumreilly lineout was Mick McGirl, Fergal Mitchell, Seán Fee, Anthony Holahan, Ronan McCartin, John McKeon, Graeme Taylor, Declan Maxwell, Nigel Maguire, Conor Gaffney (0-2), Ollie Maguire, Brian Fee (0-1), Cormac Maguire (0-1), James Holahan (1-1) and Damon Maguire. Subs used: Ciaran Holahan and Adrian McGirl.
Photograph Sought: I have been requested to inquire if any of our readers has, or knows somebody who may have a group photograph of Dohern National school pupils. The school closed its doors for the last time in July 1943. If you can help, please contact 049-4333516.
Bingo Winners: The following were among the winners at last Friday night’s well-attended Bingo session in Drumreilly Community Centre: Mary O’ Rourke, Corlough, Caoimhe McGirl, Aughoo East, Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Mrs Pete Dwyer, Drumshanbo, Francie Flanagan, Ballinamore, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Joan Mulligan, Mount Ida, John Joe Donohoe, Moyne, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Mary Gaffney, Corrala, Berni Smith, Drumury, Mick Prior, Lisacarn, Caoimhe Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Geraldine Prior, Drumraine, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Anna Rose McBrien, Augharan, Anna Maxwell, Carrickmakeegan, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Bernadette Quinn, Molly Prior, Lisacarn, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Rosemary Kilkenny, Bundarragh, Pauline Flanagan, Auughawillan, Mary Conway, Drumnamore, Jimmy Mulligan, Mount Ida, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra and Kathleen Carthy, Clogher. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30.
Recently Engaged: Heartiest congratulations to Catherine Fee, daughter of Tom and Mary Fee, Mullaghboy and to Rory Madden, Rathfarnham, Dublin on the recent announcement of their engagement.
Active Age Snippets: The planned coach trip to Carlow, and the stay from September 8th to 12th got the go-ahead at last Wednesdays’ meeting. There are a few vacancies on the bus; so if there is still somebody wishing to travel, you are asked to call 049-4333516 or 049- 4333265 or contact any member of the Drumreilly Group as soon as possible. The annual one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg is fixed for Tuesday Sept. 3rd.
Key of the Door: Congratulations to Sinéad McGovern, daughter of Paddy and Eileen McGovern, Ardra on the celebration of her twenty first birthday with family and friends at a recent party in The Anglers’ Rest, Ballyconnell.
Defibrillator Funds: A very big thanks to Elizabeth and Marese, Catherine Siobhan and Ella, Patricia and Killian, who gave up their time to carry out a bag pack in Tesco Ballinamore on Saturday 3rd August for some badly needed funds for training, pads and battery for our Defibrillator. €380.00 was collected on the day. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the people who gave so generously.
Recalling August 1991: Wedding bells rang in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea for John Meehan, Ballyshannon and Máiréad McCabe, Corrawallen. A late Drumreilly goal gave Drumreilly a senior Championship victory over Carrigallen in Cloone, and Drumreilly also beat Drumkeerin by 2-10 to 2-7 in their Div. 2 League encounter in Carrickmakeegan. They were beaten by Ballinamore by 2-9 to 0-6 in the Championship semi final. The U-12s prevailed against Fenagh, and with victory over Kiltubrid and Aughnasheelin they progressed to the final to be beaten by Carrigallen. Pat and Anna Mae Denneny celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. St. Mary’s Youth Band won second prize at the opening parade at the Keadue Festival. There was joy for Hugh J. and Róisín Maguire with the birth of their baby son. Aidan McGovern, Ballymagirl and Anne Quinn, Drumdiffer announced their engagement. Gardening enthusiast Barry Maxwell scooped thirteen prizes at Ballinamore Show.
RECENT DEATH: The death took place in New York of former Crickeen resident Mrs Beatrice McCabe Gannon, and of octogenarian Mr. Tom Smith, Ardunsaghan.