Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm. The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Sunday next. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 3 with Brenda Quinn in charge. Sunday is also World Communications Day. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with communion at 8.00 pm. Any remaining Diocesan Expenses Contributions should be handed in as soon as possible. Our congratulations to Christopher Mimna, Toome and Carmel Connolly, Kildallon who received the Sacrament of Marriage in St. Mary’s Church, Drumeela on Saturday last.
One Day for Rehab
RehabCare Ballinamore will be hosting a fundraising event on Friday the 17th of May in the resource centre here in Ballinamore from 12.30-2.30pm. We will be having a barbeque, cake sale and a sale of work. The cost of the Barbeque will be 10Euro and this will include a glass of wine. We would really appreciate your support. All welcome.
Drumreilly Community Playgroup
Drumreilly community playgroup are now taking bookings for September 2013 free ECCE preschool places for children aged from 2 years and 10 months. Places are available to those children born between 2nd february 2009 and 30th June 2010. Please call into playschool, which is situated in Community centre and open from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm mon to fri, or call Debbie on 087 9565659 or Nicola on 0877611292. Part-time places are also available.Drumreilly community playgroup is an all inclusive HSE and pobal approved facility with both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Pretty Drumeela Wedding
The wedding took place on Saturday last of Mr. Christopher Mimna, son of Christy and the late Kathleen Mimna, Toome and Miss Carmel Connolly, daughter of John and Anna Rose Connolly, Doogary. The ceremony with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing in St. Mary’s Church, Drumeela was performed by Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen-Drumreilly. The bride, who was given away by her father John, was attended by Bridesmaid Martina Quinn and Maid of Honour Martina Hession. Patsy Mimna was the Bestman and the Groomsman was Anthony Mimna. The Sacred Scripture Lessons were read by Brendan Connolly and Daniel Mimna. Sacred Music was played by Janice Igoe. The reception afterwards was held in the Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan. Following the meal the guests enjoyed themselves at a Social with Night Fever supplying the music. We wish Christopher and Carmel many years of happy married life.
Defeat in Minor Final
Having led the opposition from the start into the fourth minute of time added on under-strength Garadice Gaels suffered a point defeat in their Minor final game against a resilient St. Francis side at the Leitrim Gaels Grounds on Wednesday of last week. With the McTague brothers Rory and Fergal in splendid form in midfield and full forward Conor Gaffney winning practically all the ammunition supplied, they held a commanding 1-8 to 0-3 lead at the interval. Conor Gaffney, Fergal McTague and Declan Flanagan hit a point each before Diarmaid McKiernan pointed a 5th minute free. A minute later pivot Conor Gaffney accurately read the flight of a long delivery to gain possession behind his marker, and rifled his shot to the net.
Disciplined defending for the rest of the half from the rearguard quartet contained the Saints attack to a point each scored by Wayne Reynolds and John Crawford in the 8th and 11th minutes respectively. Michael Prior pointed for the Gaels, and Gaffney extended his side’s lead punishing 17th and 18th minute fouls on Fergal McTague and Declan Flanagan. As half time approached he pointed a free, and under pressure knocked over from play to leave the scoreboard reading 1-8 to 0-3.
It was a complete reverse of fortunes for Garadice on the resumption as they attempted to protect their lead. The ploy did not pay dividends, and under relentless pressure from Shane Walsh, Alan McTague, Diarmaid McKiernan and Co. they were held scoreless, while at the end of ordinary time St. Francis’ had reduced the deficit to a goal. In time added on, after goalie Darragh McNiff made the second of two fine second half saves, a penalty was awarded following what was deemed a foot-block, and Diarmaid McKiernan levelled the scores with the shot. Pádraig Clarke picked off the winning point before the call of time. The Garadice Gaels lineout was Darragh McNiff, Ronan Maxwell, Pierce Dolan, Killian Lavin, Donal McCabe, Rory McTague, Fergal McTague, Ciaran O’Haire, Declan Prior and Conor Gaffney. Sub used: Adam Kearns.
The following were among the winners at last Friday’s Bingo session in Drumreilly Community Centre: Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill, Leanne Gallogly, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Declan Prior, Drumraine, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Veronica Mulligan, Bridget Smith, Mahana, Helen O’Rourke, Corlough, Declan Darcy, Aughawillan, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Patricia Morrow, Kiltyfea, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Mary O’Rourke, Corlough, Mae Canning, Annaghmacullen, Caoimhe Prior, Aughoo East and Breda McGoldrick. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 9.00 p.m. As ever the Committee thanks all the supporters.
The following were the winners in the “Who wants to be a thousandaire” fundraiser, held in The Standing Stone, Ballinamore on Saturday April 27th: €250: Mattie Fee, Clonboyher (Player: Robert Maguire; Phone a Friend: Nathan Maguire.). €50: Michael Donohoe, Drumcoura (Player: Michael Donohoe; P.A.F.: Karen Walsh). €50: Kevin Holahan, Gortahose; (Player: Kevin Holahan; P.A.F.: Edel McCarron).€150: Aidan Moriarty (Player Aidan Moriarty; P.A.F. Damian Moriarty). €50: Martin Dowd, Sallyfield; (Player: Cormac Maguire; P.A.F. Nigel Maguire). €50: Monica Johnston, Carrigallen; (Player: Monica Johnston; P.A.F.: Luella Johnston). €150: Joe Hanlon, Dublin (Player: Elizabeth Daly; P.A.F.: Ruth Morrow). €50: Jason Martin, Ballinamore, (Player: Jason Martin; P.A.F.: Siobhán McCartin). The organising Committee wishes to thank all the buyers and sellers of tickets, the donors of spot prizes, buyers of ads and all whose input contributed to the great success of the fundraiser.
Heartiest congratulations to couples Thomas and Philomena Connolly and Fintan and Patricia Connolly on the birth of their babies, a girl and a boy respectively, the occasion a source of joy also for Granny Nan in Ardunsaghan, D.G.
Recalling May 1990
Drumreilly Minors enjoyed a 2-7 to 2-4 win over Fenagh, and were beaten by Kiltubrid. The lineout was Denis Smith, Noel Connolly, Chris Mimna, Declan Holahan, Patsy Mimna, Pat Connolly, Pádraig Holahan, Pádraig Lunney and Oliver Maguire. The following were among seventy six children confirmed by Dr. Francis McKiernan: Anne Lunney, Elaine McGirl, Celene Fee, Caroline Mitchell, Marie Donohoe, James Donohoe, Noel Gannon and Noel McGirl. Dublin-based Draíocht’s score of troubadours entertained a full house in Drumreilly Community Centre. The following officers were elected at the Drumreilly Care of the Age Committee A.G.M.: Chairman: Fr. John Sexton C.C.; Treasurers: Roy Taylor R.I.P. and Frances O Reilly; Secretary: Pat Conefrey. The death took place in the U.S. of Mrs Mary Rourke, nee McKiernan, formerly Drumcoura.
Garadice Gaels gave a good account of themselves with a decisive win over visiting Bornacoola in a first round U-16 League game in Aughawillan on last Friday evening. Goalkeeper Yann Le Guen dealt capably with whatever threat the visitors posed, and his task was lightened by the performances of defence quartet Donal McCabe, Ronan McTague, Darragh and Ronan Maxwell. The forwards made optimum use of the regular supply of quality ball supplied by dominant midfielders Pierce Dolan and Fergal McTague. Corner forward Peter Prior celebrated his return from a shoulder injury with two goals and two points before the 8th minute, and thereafter the visitors’ defence was bombarded by the cohesive teamwork of the midfield duo and forwards Michael Prior, Niall Stringer, Jason and Peter Prior, the alliance bagging a further four goals and six points.
Bornacoola’s finishing did not at first match their good approach work, but they reaped better reward for their effort in the last quarter. It was however a case of too little too late. The Garadice lineout was Yann Le Guen, Donal McCabe, Ronan McTague, Darragh Maxwell, Ronan Maxwell, Pierce Dolan, Fergal McTague, Michael Prior, Niall Stringer, Jason Prior and Peter Prior. Sub used: Stephen Meissner.
St. Mary’s N.S., Drumlea
Credit Union Poster Winners: Congratulations to the following pupils fm St. Mary’s N.S. who were winners in the recent Credit Union Poster competition - Hughie Maguire, 6th class, Oniosa Mimna, 5th class, Seanie Prior, 4th class and Sophie O Connor, 3rd class. This years theme was Colour in our Community and there was no shortage of colour in the entries!! Well done to you all.
Green Flag News: A colourful walk to St.Mary’s National School took place before the Easter break. It was part of our Action Day for the Green Schools travel programme. Pupils walked and cycled to school accompanied by teachers and parents. Later there were enjoyable travel activities and prizes were awarded to the winners of the “Travel “ art competition. Our latest talk from Imelda, the Green Schools Travel co ordinator, concentrated on cycling safely and the importance of wearing a cycle helmet and looking after your bicycle. A cycling workshop for parents and pupils is currently being organised. The pupils were delighted to hear that they will be awarded their 4th Green Flag shortly. Well done.There will be another walk to school in thecoming weeks.
Publish A Poem: Congratulations to the following pupils who received awards in the Publish a Poem project organised by the Education Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon. Merit Award winners were Oisin Quinn, 1st class and Cian Connolly, 4th class. Highly commended were Zosia Mitchell and Tara Maguire, both in 1st class and Molly Prior, 3rd class, Conor Edwards, 4th class and Shauna Lavin 6th class. Cian and Oisin will be presented with their awards in The Landmark Hotel on May 13th. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the project. All of the poems will be published by the school shortly. Congratulations everyone!!
A Visit To Glenview Museum: Senior pupils from St. Mary’s, Drumlea, travelled to Glenview museum on Wednesay last as part of their local history studies. A very enjoyable visit was appreciated by all the pupils who were delighted with all the local artefacts and historic pieces in the museum. Thank you to Brian and Teresa Kennedy.