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Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm followed by Stations of the Cross for Lent. Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 4 with Ann Edwards in charge. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with Communion at 8.00 pm. If there is anyone else who is ill or housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion in their homes on Sunday mornings, please contact Fr. Murray or any of the Eucharistic Ministers.

Successful Div.1 Debut

Drumreilly marked their first 2013 Div1 outing with a 0-12 to 0-6 win over Kiltubrid in Páirc Droim Oir Bhealaigh on last Saturday afternoon. The visitors were first off the mark with Michael Earley and James Gill nudging them into an early two points lead. Ten minutes into the half with the industrious James Holahan as provider Ronan McCartin opened the hosts’ account in the 10th minute, and four minutes later Noel Maxwell floated the equalizing point high over the Kiltubrid lath. Scores in the half continued to be scarce.

When Drumreilly review their performance in this period, in which they enjoyed a good share of possession, they will rue their persistence in indulging in over-embellished inter-passing movements that led them into cul-de-sacs where they were repeatedly dispossessed by a tenacious defence. The visitors in using the more direct route to goal reaped better reward. Michael Earley nudged them into a two points lead with points in the 25th and 26th minutes and before the interval Seán Fee narrowed the deficit to the minimum. Four minutes into the second half a transformed Drumreilly gained parity with a Damon Maguire point, and dependable free-taker his brother Nigel twice sent accurately between the Kiltubrid uprights.

Defiant Kiltubrid hit back with levelling scores in the 14th and 17th minutes, their last of the game. With the performances of Declan Maxwell and Seán Fee paramount in midfield the home side with some style struck for victory in the last quarter with a point each courtesy of Cormac Maguire, Declan Maxwell and Seán Fee and three scores from frees from the unerring boot of Nigel Maguire.

The Drumreilly team was Mick McGirl, Anthony Holahan, Kevin Holahan, Fergal Mitchell, Graeme Taylor, John McKeon, Nigel Maguire (5pts-fs), Declan Maxwell (2pts.), Seán Fee (2 pts.), Ronan McCartin (pt.), Damon Maguire (pt.), Brian Fee, Cormac Maguire (pt.), James Holahan, Adrian McGirl. Sub used: David O’Connell.

Death of Nonagenarian

The death has taken place at The Lough Erril Nursing Home, Mohill of Derrygoan - born Mrs. Mary Moran, nee Rourke, formerly Gubbs. Her funeral took place on Wednesday of last week following Mass of the Resurrection in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea to the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her nieces, nephews and other relatives. I leaba na naomh go raibh a hanam dílis.

Bingo Results

The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Carol Dunne, Philomena McNaboe, Moyne, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Molly Prior, Drumlea, Holly Galligan, Killeshandra, Berni Smith, Drumury, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Lorna McKernan, Kilmore, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Eamonn Darcy, Aughawillan, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Mick Prior, Lisacarn, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney, Anne Mc Caffrey, Ballinamore, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Mary O’Rourke, Corlough, Rose Smith, Drumury, Francie Flanagan, Ballinamore, Michael Donohoe, Drumcoura, Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan. Bingo will continue on Friday, February 22nd at 8.30 p.m.

Recalling February 1992

The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. of St. Mary’s Youth Band Committee: Chairman: Fr. John Sexton C.C.; Secretary: Bernadette O’Reilly; Treasurers: Susan Maguire and Mary McGovern.

The following players winners of the 1991 U-12 and U-16 Leagues were presented with their medals: U-12s: Karl Gallogly, Raymond Holahan, Michael McGirl, Gary Maxwell, Niall Gallogly, John Donegan, Oliver Looby R.I.P., Paul Bohan, Tony Lunney, John McKeon, Paul Prior, J.P. Gannon, Gavin Beirne, James Holahan, Ciaran Conlon, Shane McManus, Barry Maxwell, Peter Prior, Jarlath Prior, Anthony Mimna, Mattie Fee, Declan McGirl, Damian Holahan, Declan Gannon, Adrian McGirl and Pat Gannon.

The U-16 recipients were Denis Smith, Seán Mitchell, Francis Flynn, Christopher Mimna, Niall Bohan, Pádraig Lunney, Thomas Connolly, Connell McGovern, Ollie Maguire, Noel McGirl, Declan McCauley, Gene Connolly, Ciaran Holahan, Thomas Gannon, Paul Plunkett, Noel Gannon, John McGovern and Paul Bohan. The deaths took place of Killian Mitchell, Kinkeen and Carrickmakeegan-born Mrs. Mary Kate Moran, nee Maxwell, Mellican R.I.P.

Recently Engaged

Heartiest congratulations to Ciaran Holahan, Drumlea and Martina McKeon, Rantogue, Aughacashel on the recent announcement of their engagement.

Active Age Snippets

There was an attendance of fifteen at the weekly meeting of Drumreilly Active Age Committee on Wednesday February 13th. The chief items discussed were the disbursement of the profits accruing from the Christmas wreaths sale and the Pancake and Bacon Social on Tuesday 19th in the Community Centre. Eleven of our Group enjoyed the Templeport Social last week. Any outstanding membership fees should be forwarded before February 27th. New members are welcome to join.

Recent Death

Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Mrs. Ivy Pollock, Newtowngore. Following the Service of Thanksgiving for a well-lived life on Thursday last in St. Patrick’s Church, Newtowngore her remains were interred in the adjoining graveyard. “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Minor League

Garadice Gaels collected their second brace of Minor League medals with a 5-10 to 3-1 victory over Gortletteragh on last Saturday in Aughawillan Park. Michael Prior opened their account with a second minute point. Both teams were guilty of erratic shooting before Conor Gaffney capitalized on a defensive lapse on the Gortletteragh square to blast to the net. A minute later it was Gortletteragh’s turn to exult as they punished a defensive error to send to an empty net. Their good fortune did not lift them to immediate success, and they had to wait until the middle and the final minutes respectively to score their two goals and a point. In the meantime the Gaels were enjoying better fortune.

Energised by a dominant midfield pairing of Mark Plunkett and Fergal McTague their forwards profited by a regular supply of quality bal, and chalked up scores courtesy of Dylan Mimna (0-2), Conor Gaffney (0-1), and Mark Plunkett (1-2) to be in the comfort zone of 2-6 to 1-0 at the interval. It was more of the same in the second half as Michael Prior (0-1), Conor Gaffney (1-2), Pierce Dolan (0-1), Dylan Mimna (1-0), and Fergal McTague (1-0) boosted their total to 5-10. In the interim Gortletteragh were rewarded for persistence with two goals and a point.

The Garadice Gaels lineout was as follows: Darragh McNiff, Rory McTague, Ronan Maxwell, Pierce Dolan (0-1), Killian Lavin, Mark Plunkett (1-2), Fergal McTague (1-0), Declan Flanagan, Dylan Mimna (1-3), Conor Gaffney (2-2), Michael Prior (0-2). Sub: Adam Kearns.

Church gate Collection

There will be a church gate collection at Carrigallen, Drumeela & Drumreilly this coming weekend Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Feb for the North West Simon Community.