Church News: Weekday Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm. Vigil Mass for Father’s Day 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. Please continue to pray for our Junior and Leaving Certificate students who continue their exams this week.
Margaret of New Orleans Heritage Day: The heritage day will take place on Saturday 15 June commencing at 10:00am in Tully South, Carrigallen is fast approaching. This event is part of the Gathering to celebrate Margaret’s 200th birthday. The weather has been kind to us over the last week and we are all geared up for a bug hunting, hay tossing, butter churning day of music, song dance and craft. Our very own talented David Rawle from Moone Boy fame will be officially opening the cottage, followed by a blessing of the house by Reverend Hazel Hickes and Father Dennis Murray PP. Blacksmith Thomas O’Reilly, who is famous for The Peace Bridge that was constructed for President Mary McAleese, will be forging Celtic pokers on the day; Paul Farrelly of Drummully Boxty will be making their delicious boxty; Caroline Walsh will be spinning and weaving from Flax and wool; Neil Foulkes will carve beautiful and functional wooden spoons in front of your eyes and Martin Doyle of Crutu, will be on hand to provide taster courses of sculpting in clay - Get your hands sticky and messy and see your artistic side emerge. The day will be rounded off with an evening of entertainment in The Corn Mill Theatre and Arts Centre, with specially commissioned pieces by Charlie McGettigan, John Mc Cartin, Tony Fahy, Karl Mc Cartin School of Dance and Maura Williamson’s Hedge School Drama re- enactment. Booking is advisable on 049 4339612 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Admission €10 and family rates available. The Heritage day is free for all, with donations welcome. All profits from the running of this and other events go to local charities. For a full detailed programme for the day please visit www.margaretsbirthplace.com
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 M: 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.
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 087 7611292. 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.
Pilgrimage to knock: The kilmore diocesan trip to knock is taking place on sunday 16th june 2013. Bus leaving killeshandra at 9.30a.m., carrigallen 9.45a.m. Ballinamore 10a.m. Bus costs €5 per person. To book a place call Annmarie O’Rourke 087 9328438, Patricia Kiernan 087 9065090 or John McGirl 087 2123976.
Band on the strand: Drumreilly Foroige club hope to travel to Lacken, Co. Mayo on Saturday, 6th July for the annual band on the strand. Those wishing to travel are asked to give their names to John 087 2123976 or Elaine 087 9356748.a meeting will take place shortly to make arrangements.
Shield Win for School Team: In a repeat of their performance in an earlier game against the same opposition Drumlea school team had a deserved Shield Final win over Creevelea at sun-drenched Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislín on last Thursday evening. All the Drumlea panel members, subs included, played a big role in the outcome. Goalkeeper Conor Edwards dealt capably with the few shots that got past resolute full back Cian Connolly. The two dynamos in midfield, Hughie Maguire and Paul Sutherland, equally prominent in defence and attack, were at the hub of every Drumlea movement. Up front Seán Prior was a constant worry to the opposition’s defence, and in addition to knocking over six points he linked up with great results for his midfielders. He picked off three early points, and only a daring save by the Creevelea goalie denied him a goal. The losers responded with a point. The Drumlea full forward was the supplier when dominant midfielder Hughie Maguire drove twice to the net, and he notched his fourth point before the interval when the score was 3-4 to 0-1. On the restart the full forward arrowed two early shots over the Creevelea lath. While the Drumkeerin side made gallant efforts to get on terms they were inadequately rewarded with a point. Drumlea’s last hurrah was a goal each from Hughie Maguire and Conor Edwards, now released from goalkeeping duty. The following did duty for Drumlea: Conor Edwards, Cian Connolly, Paul Sutherland, Hughie Maguire (4gls.) and Seán Prior (6pts.). Subs: Andrew McNiff, Rory Grassi, Evan Quinn.
Winners at Bingo: The following were among the winners at last Wednesday night’s Bingo session in Drumreilly Community Centre: Lily O’Neill, Killahurk, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Tommy Mulligan, Camber, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Berni Smith, Drumury, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Geraldine Prior, Mary O’Rourke, Corlough, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Brigid Corby, Kilmore, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Berni Dooner, Ballinamore, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Anne Canning, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Pat Brady, Aughnacliffe. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 9.00 p.m. Our supporters arethanked for their continued loyalty, and are requested to encourage new disciples who will assure the continuity of the Bingo.
Community Centre A.G.M: The following officers were elected at the Annual General Meeting of Dumreilly Community Centre Committee: Chairperson: Tommy Connolly; Vice Chairperson: Frances O Reilly; Secretary: Maresa McKernan; Asst. Secretary: Karl McCartin; Treasurers: Bernadette Grimes and John McGirl; Shop Managers: Eileen and Sinéad McGovern; P.R.O: Pat Conefrey. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday July 2nd at 9.00p.m.
Successful Fundraising Table Quiz: On Friday 24th May, the Mc Cartin SD held a fundraising table Quiz in Prior’s Bar Ballinamore. The proceeds from the quiz went toward the school’s forthcoming trip to the UK Championships’ which will be held in October. Thanks to all those who contributed to the Quiz Night in any way. The following team was declared the winners on the night: Barbara Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Sean McKeon, Ballinamore and Adrian Smith, Ballinamore. The Runners- up were Tracey Gill, Fenagh, Enda McLoughlin, Fenagh, Susanne Healey, Ballinamore and Laura Gilheany, Ballinamore. For photographs from the quiz check out the Mc Cartin SD website www.mccartinsd.wordpress.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/mccartinsd
Died in England: The death has taken place in Manchester of Drumdiffer-born Mr. Terence Mitchell. Sympathy is extended to his brothers Kevin and Peter, wife, children, cousins and other relatives. May his soul rest in peace.
Recalling June 1992: Drumreilly annexed the U-16 Rural Championship with a 3-14 to 1-9 win over Aughavas at Ballinamore. The team and marksmen were as follows: Denis Smith, Francis Flynn, Seán Mitchell, Declan McCauley, Niall Bohan, Gene Connolly, Martin Flynn (2pts), Thomas Connolly (pt.), Connell McGovern (2pts), Noel McGirl (3pts.), Shane Maguire (pt.), Paul Bohan (1-1), and Enda Beirne (pt.). Subs: Oliver Looby R.I.P. and Ciaran Holahan. Drumreilly held Div.1 leaders Fenagh to a draw. Wedding bells rang in St. Mary’s Drumlea for Joe Gilheany and Cara Denneny. Francis Holahan (Boys U-8 60m), Mary McKeon (Girls U-10 100m.) and Bríd Lunney (Girls U-10 200m.) booked their passage to the Community Games finals in Mosney. Tommy Keegan R.I.P. and his wife Maggie celebrated the silver anniversary of their marriage. The deaths took place in Canada of Gubbs-born Peter Farrell R.I.P. and of Edward Gannon, Kinkeen. R.I.P.
Recently Engaged: Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Connell McGovern, son of Michael and Mary, Kilmore and Miss Jacqueline Quaid, Limerick on the recent announcement of their engagement.