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Mass on Thursday at 7.30 pm. Vigil Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 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.

Brothers of the Brush

The Cornmill Theatre presents Brothers of the Brush a play by Jimmy Murphy final 3 performances on April 25th 26th & 27th. Booking on 049 4339612.

Film Hour in Ballinamore Library.

On Tuesday 30th April at 7.30pm as part of its season of films Ballinamore Library will show “Pride and Prejudice” This is a much loved film and should be of interest to both young and old. As 2013 is the bicentenary of the first publication of “Pride and Prejudice” the library has a number of copies of the book on display and available for loan. There is also a small exhibition on the life of Jane Austen on display; so why not go along to the film, have a browse through book and a look at the exhibition. Remember admission to the film is free and all are welcome.


The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.

Division 1 Game

Drumreilly collected what may yet prove to be a valuable brace of Division 1 points with a 1-7 to 0-7 win over visitors Ballinamore SOH at Páirc Droim Oir Bhealaigh on Sunday afternoon April 14th. The strong wind and squally showers, which abated considerably at the interval, proved over the hour to be the winners’ allies. The following did duty for Drumreilly Mick McGirl, Fergal Mitchell, Seán Fee, Anthony Holahan, Graeme Taylor, John McKeon, David O’Connell, Declan Maxwell (1-4), Nigel Maguire (0-1), Kevin Holahan, Damon Maguire (0-1), Brian Fee (0-1), Ronan McCartin, James Holahan (0-1), Cormac Maguire.

Recent Death

The death has taken place after a short illness of popular resident Mr. Patrick (Paddy) Connolly, Ardunsaghan. He was laid to rest on Thursday last in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Drumlea following Mass of the Resurrection, concelebrated by Fr. Charles Heery P.P. Oughteragh and Fr. Thomas Greenan St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan. Sympathy is extended to his wife Nan, sons Pat, Noel, Thomas, Gene and Fintan, his sisters Mae Harte and Margaret McKiernan, his brother Tommy, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, cousins and other relatives. Members of the Active Age Committee and the G.A.A. Club formed a Guard of Honour as his remains were borne into the church on Wednesday evening. I leaba na naomh go raibh a anam uasal.

Winners at Bingo

The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Pat Reilly, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Gretta O Neill, Carrigallen, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Mary Curran, Aughavas, Conor Canning, Drumshanbo North, Michael Whelan, Drumgunny, Seán Prior, Aughoo, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Mary O Rourke, Corlough, Berni Smith, Drumury, Lily Sorahan, Gortletteragh, Patricia Morrow, Ballykiltyfea, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Gráinne Sorahan, Gortletteragh. Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Francie Flanagan, Ballinamore, Vinnie McBrien, Camber, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Declan Darcy, Aughawillan, Bríd McBrien, Camber, Leanne Galligan, Killeshandra, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion and Patricia Corby, Ballinamore. Bingo will continue on next Friday night at 9.00 p.m.

Winning Start

It has been often remarked that there is no underage competition that draws the crowds like the Cumann na mBunscoileanna competitions. On a cold and windy evening on Monday last at Páirc Droim Oir Bhealaigh in their first outing the pupils from Creevalea and Drumlea school teams gave their enthusiastic parents and others plenty about which to enthuse. Both teams displayed great skill and enthusiasm, and were not put out by the swirling gale, that blew upfield from Garadice Lake.

The stronger Drumlea team was well on the way to victory at the interval, but on the resumption the brave Creevalea side enjoyed better reward for their efforts. However, despite great work from Aaron Clarke (1-0), Alan Drugan (1-0), Teresa McGee and Co., Drumlea was never in danger of being overtaken. Goalkeeper Conor Edwards performed confidently between the Drumlea posts, and also marked his transfer to outfield duty with a goal and a point. He was fronted by an alert close-marking full back Cian Connolly, who gave little away.

The winners were well served in midfield by an energetic pairing of Hughie Maguire and Paul Sutherland, and up front Seán Prior’s profited handsomely from their regular ball supply. Subs Andrew McNiff (1-0), Evan Quinn and Rory Grass, when called into action, played their part in the victory. The following did duty for Drumlea: Conor Edwards (1-1), Cian Connolly, Hughie Maguire (4-2), Paul Sutherland, Seán Prior (3-2), Andrew McNiff (1-0), Rory Grassi and Evan Quinn.

Recalling April 1993

Irish Dancers Linda O’Reilly, Marian Mulligan, Karl McCartin, Jennifer O’Reilly, Catherine Fee, Rachel Kennedy, Caroline O’Reilly were among the medal winners at the C.R.N. Feis in Boyle. Drumreilly seniors dropped League points against Gortletteragh and Drumkeerin Drumlea N.S. team marked their debut in the Schools competition with a 2-14 to 3-6 win over Aughavas N.S. and also accounted for Fenagh and Aughnasheelin. The team in the opening game was Karl Gallogly, Pat Gannon, Mattie Fee, Raymond Holahan, Damian Holahan, Michael McGirl (0-1), Declan Maxwell (0-3), James Holahan (1-3), John McKeon (1-5), Adrian McGirl, Francis Holahan (0-1). Subs used: Colm Donohoe (0-1) and Declan McGirl. The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. of Drumreilly Community Centre Committee: Chairman: Pat Conefrey; Secretary; Frances O’Reilly; Treasurers; Charlie McCartin and Pat Gallogly. The deaths took place of former Killameen resident Mr. John McLoughlin, Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare, Mr. Hugh Mulvey, Gubbs and Mrs. Margaret Jane Gannon, Kinkeen. R. I. P. PS: Last week’s title should have read 1992 instead of 1991.

Dromahair Prevail

Drumreilly made a fruitless long journey on Sunday last to the Sligo I.T. Grounds, Sligo where they were beaten by 0-12 to 0-5 by Dromahair in a Division 1 game. Playing with the aid of a strong wind the winners controlled most of the first half exchanges and held a 0-10 to 0-2 lead at the interval.

While Drumreilly with a number of positional switches, fared better in the second moiety with scores from Seán Fee (pt), Brian Fee (pt.), Nigel Maguire (2 pts) and James Holahan (pt.) they were unable to unhinge a stout winners’ defence for the all-important scores.

The Drumreilly lineout was Mick McGirl, Fergal Mitchell, Seán Fee (pt.), Anthony Holahan, David O Connell, John McKeon, Graeme Taylor, Declan Maxwell, Nigel Maguire (2pts.), Brian Fee (pt.), Damon Maguire, Kevin Holahan.


Sympathy is extended to his sister Mrs. Josephine McGovern, Kinkeen, and to the wife, family, brother and other relatives of Aughavas resident Mr. John Blessing, whose funeral took place on Friday last following Mass of the Resurrection in St. Joseph’s Aughavas.

Sympathy is also tendered to the relatives of former Drumdiffer resident Mrs. Patti Gannon Armstrong, whose death took place recently in the U.S.A. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá nanamacha.

Energise Your Life

Is a programme which is offered to all adults over 55 years and to GP Exercise Referral clients. Instructor Michelle Fanning will continuously deliver safe and effective fitness classes with the emphasis being on enjoyment and interaction. It is a great way to get fit, lose weight, and strengthen joints and muscles, while also meeting new people.

This programme will commence this Thursday the 25th of April at 10am in Ballinamore GAA Gym. With a more challenging fitness session starting at 11am. Contact Michelle on 087 9390980 for further information.

Men’s Circuits

A new six week programme of men’s circuits will commence on Wednesday the 24th of April at 8.30pm in Ballinamore GAA Gym. This session will include exercise stations along with body conditioning exercises. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and ages. Come along and try it out.