Church News: Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm and on Saturday at 8.00 pm. Servers are Group 3 with Brenda Quinn in charge. Eucharistic Adoration each Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm followed by Prayer Service with communion at 8.00 pm. Parish Ministry for August as follows: Readers; Sheila Mitchell & Maresa McKernan. Collectors; Seamus Corby & Noel Corby. Counters; Tommy Connolly, Carmel Donohoe & Pádraig Mulligan. Altar Society; Peggy McGirl & Marian McCartin. Eucharistic Ministers: Anna Mae Denneny & Peggy McGirl.
Glen Prince - Newtowngore Reunion: Did you work in Newtowngore Textile factory during the 70’s 80’s 90’s and the 00’s. If so please come along to Gorby’s Newtowngore on Fri 23rd August to catch up with old friends for a night of Music, Dance and Craic. All of this and more for €10. Light refreshments will be served. After expenses, all remaining monies will be donated to North West Hospice. If you plan to join us on the night please call or text Glayds 0872786906 Kathleen 0876459962 Bernadette 087-9344229 or Margaret 0871216901 or Email email@example.com. Looking forward to see you all, The Pyjama Makers. RSVP before 30th July.
Senior Championship: The outcome from the Drumreilly v Annaduff Senior Championship game in Ballinamore o on Saturday last was always going to be crucial. The stakes were high for both teams equally needed the win to progress further. Drumreilly achieved their goal with a slender 0-10 to 0-9 win over Annaduff. They also led by the narrowest of margins at the interval when the scoreboard read 0-4 to 0-3. The Drumreilly team and marksmen were as follows: They enjoyed a slender 0-4 to 0-3 lead at the interval. The Drumreilly lineout and marksmen were as follows: Mick McGirl, Anthony Holahan, Fergal Mitchell, Graeme Taylor, John McKeon, Nigel Maguire (0-6), Ollie Maguire, Declan Maxwell (0-1), Ronan McCartin, Kevin Holahan, Brian Fee, Conor Gaffney (0-1), James Holahan (0-1) and Damon Maguire (0-1) Sub Used: Dermot Holahan. See sports page for match report.
Bingo Winners: The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Mary Kilkenny, Berni McGrath, Killeshandra, Berni Smith, Drumury, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Rosemary Kilkenny, Bundarragh, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Damian Gough, Ballinamore, Lizzie McKiernan, Killasity, Bridget Corby, Kilmore, Vincent McBrien, Camber, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Bernadette Dooner, Ballinamore, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Chrissie Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Rose Smith, Drumury, and Patricia Morrow, Ballykiltyfea. Bingo will continue on next Friday August 2nd at 9.00 p.m. The Committee thanks all our supporters.
New Arrival: Heartiest congratulations to Ciaran and Deirdre Cunniffe on the birth of their baby boy, the event also bringing joy to Jim, and Elizabeth, Drumlea. D.G.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Bridie Donohoe, Ardunsaghan on the death in England of her brother Mr. Aidan Gill, formerly of Reliagh, Doogary, Co. Cavan. May his soul rest in peace.
Winner at Golf: Congratulations to Barry Maxwell, Carrickmakeegan on winning the Men’s Competition on Captains Day at Ballinamore Golf Club.
Active Age: Following early morning rain on Wednesday of last week the clouds lifted and a party of twelve enjoyed their pitch and putt trip to Cornafean. All members are asked to be present at this Wednesday’s weekly meeting to discuss the Pilgrimage to Lough Derg and to assist with the organising of a proposed outing to Carlow.
Recalling August 1990: Wedding bells rang in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea for Mr. Pat McDermott, Drumerkane and Miss Eileen Kiernan, Mullaghmore. Drumreilly; Community Centre Committee members were heartened with the news that £3,000 Lottery Funds had been allocated towards the completion of Sports facilities at the Centre; Wet weather forced the cancellation of Drumreilly Parish Sports on August 15th, but the re-fixed event took place on September 2nd; Forty Drumreilly senior citizens enjoyed their outing to the American Folk Park Omagh. Based on the activities of Drumreilly Foróige Club and St. Mary’s Youth Band, a programme recorded by R. T. E’s “Long “Acre” on the previous February, was broadcast on August 24th; Máiréad McCabe, Corrawallen and John Meehan, Ballyshannon had announced their engagement; The death took place of Mrs. Katie Reilly, Drumlea R.I.P.
Memorial Mass: On Wednesday last in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea a special Mass, at the request of his relatives, was celebrated for the repose of the soul of the late Fr. Edward O Reilly Parish Priest of Drumreilly from July 1918 to July 1920. The concelebrants were his cousin Fr. Charles Heerey P.P. Ballinamore and former parish priest of Carrigallen-Drumreilly, and Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen-Drumreilly. A plaque which has been erected by his family in the church in his memory was blessed. Fr. O Reilly was born c.1846 to Bernard O Reilly and Anne Callan, Corravilla, Knockbride. He studied in Louvain and in Maynooth, and was ordained in 1871. He ministered as C.C. in Glenade (1871-1872) and Killinkere (1872-1884), and as P.P. in Drumreilly Lower (1884-1894), Carrigallen (1894-1918), and Drumreilly Upper (1918-1920), where he died on July 22nd 1920. I leaba na Naomh go raibh a anam.
Division 1 Victory: Having been the dominant force for long periods in a good Division 1 game against Gortletteragh, Drumreilly had to pull out all the stops to successfully see off a late rally by the visitors at Carrickmakeegan on Saturday evening July 20th. When Gortletteragh mull over the “might have beens” of the game they will rue their erratic shooting as the biggest cause of their defeat. For the first quarter it was nip and tuck fare. Brian Fee (1st and 10th minutes.), James Holahan ( 5th) and Nigel Maguire (12th ) chalked up points for the hosts, while Gortletteragh’s Cathal Quinn (2pts), Cathal McCrann (pt.) and Mark Duignan (pt.) had the sides level at 0-4 all at the end of the first quarter. In a purple patch James Holahan, Brian Fee, Declan Maxwell and Graeme Taylor notched four unanswered scores to leave the interval score at 0-8 to 0-4. On the resumption Pádraig Gallagher’ narrowed the deficit to two points, and James Holahan responded with a point, and as Drumreilly exerted pressure in this period their quest for scores was frustrated by two great fetches on the square by influential player Cathal McCrann. Great ball winner Holahan pointed and in the 10th minute under great pressure sent to the Gortletteragh net to leave the home side ahead on double scores. The visitors however were in no mood for surrender, and Drumreilly were fully stretched as Cathal Quinn (pt.) and James Campbell (gl.) narrowed the margin to two points, but a much-needed Nigel Maguire point, their last score, steadied home nerves. Two late points courtesy of James Campbell and Cathal Quinn left the scores at 1-10 to 1-9 at referee Ciaran Moran’s final whistle. The Drumreilly lineout was Mick McGirl, Ronan McCartin, Graeme Taylor (0-1), Fergal Mitchell, Nigel Maguire (0-1), Kevin Holahan, John McKeon, Declan Maxwell (0-1), Seán Fee, Damon Maguire, James Holahan (1-3), Brian Fee (0-3), Cormac Maguire, Ollie Maguire and Adrian McGirl. Subs used: Dermot Holahan, Ciaran Holahan.
FECTAC LEVEL 5 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSE: The above is taking place in Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins Gaa Gym on Friday the 2nd, 9th and 16th of August. From 9.30am to 5.30pm with Smart Therapy. Min of 8 required to run the course and a max of 10 can attend, so please book your place ASAP by contacting 087-9390980.
Assorted Fitness: Ladies fitness classes are taking place in Drumreilly Hall on Thursday the 1st and 8th of August and children are welcome to attend also on these days. Then on Thursday the 5th of September at 9.15pm we will be starting our new group of ladies weight loss and fitness sessions so if you’re interested in attending please book your place with Michelle on 087-9390980.