Championship defeat

Championship defeat

Drumreilly disappointed in their Senior Championship debut, when they were beaten on a score of 2-13 by a cohesive Gortletteragh fifteen on Saturday last in Carrigallen. The winners enjoyed a 1-11 to 0-3 lead at the interval, following scores courtesy of Pádraig Gallagher (1-4), Cathal McCrann (0-4), James Campbell ()-1), Conor Reynolds (0-1) and Kevin McGrath (0-1) in reply to Drumreilly’s three scores from Cormac Maguire (0-2) and Brian Fee (0-1). Drumreilly fared better in the second half. John Reynolds opened the winners’ second half account with a first minute point, and James Holahan and Declan Maxwell responded with one each in the 5th and 7th minutes respectively.

Free-taker Nigel Maguire punished fouls with four points on the trot to narrow the gap to six points. Whatever hopes Drumreilly entertained of a turn around were summarily dispelled when John Reynolds stretched the lead to nine points when he drilled to the net to finish a fine four man inter-passing sequence. Drumrelly’s John McKeon, as ever his side’s rallying force, notched his side’s last point, and the last score of the hour fell to the winners. The following did duty for Drumreilly: Michael McGirl, Dermot Holahan, John McKeon (0-1), Ronan McCartin, Nigel Maguire (0-4), Seán Fee, Graeme Taylor, Declan Maxwell (0-1), Niall Maguire, Ollie Maguire, Brian Fee (0-1), James Holahan (0-1), Donal McCabe, Charlie McElchar, Cormac Maguire (0-2), Fergal Michell.

Cemetery Sunday

The burial plots in Drumlea and Ardunsaghan cemeteries will be blessed following 11am Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea on Sunday, July 20th. This arrangement means that on Saturday, 19th of July, Mass will be in St. Mary’s, Drumeela, and on Sunday, Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Drumlea.

Winners at bingo

The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Bridie McBrien, Camber, Síle Creamer, Ballinamore, Mae Canning, Annaghmacullen, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Doreen Flanagan, Aughawillan, Geraldine Prior, Drumraine, Brigid Looby, Curraghtowey, Nuala Bohan, Drumraine, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Conor Canning, Drumshanbo North, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Mary Gaffney, Corrala, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Kathleen Gray, Carrigallen, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Anne Maxwell, Carrickmakeegan, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Anne Honeyman, Tullyoscar, Mary O’Rourke, Corlough, Kathleen Kiernan,

Corriga, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Seán Maxwell, Carrickmakeegan, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney and Lily Curran, Ballinamore. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 9p.m. We thank you for your support.

Active Age Snippets

There was an attendance of fifteen at the weekly meeting of Drumreilly Active Age Group on last Wednesday night. Included in correspondence was an invitation from the Gortletteragh Autumn Club members to their Social in Cornageeha Community Centre on Tuesday, June 24th. A report was furnished on the visit of our members to the Killeshandra Social. Arrangements were made for the Group’s celebration of the Anniversary Mass for former Group member, Liam McGirl. Arrangements were made for a one day coach outing to Donegal, and a Bowling session in Carrick on Shannon.

School outing

With the winding down of the school year, the school tour has always been an event to be enjoyed. The annual St. Mary’s N.S. tour took place last week to Tayto Park, Ashbourne. Twenty four pupils with their teachers enjoyed the outing.

New arrival

We congratulate Tom and Mary Quinn, Clifford, Nenagh on the birth of their baby boy, not a baby girl as erroneously reported in last weeks notes. D. G.


The Drumreilly-Aughawillan G.A.A. Lotto draw was held in Bobby Jo’s on Wednesday, June 4th. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 17 and 18. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of cash prizes were Martin Flanagan, Garadice; Breege Gallagher, Mohill; J and K McTague, Drumcroman; John McGovern, Moher; Annie O’Reilly, c/o Value Centre, Cavan; Gerada Burns, Ballinamore and Nuala McGovern, Corlough.

Recalling June 1994

Following a 2-8 all draw Drumlea defeated Drumeela in the replay by 2-9 to 0-6 to win the Garda Perpetual in the Cumann na mBunscol Three Teachers Schools final. The late Canon John Young P.P. celebrated his Golden Jubilee in the Kilbracken Arms, following a concelebrated Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen. St. Mary’s Youth Band played at the official openings of Ballinamore Enterprise Centre and Ballinamore Genealogical Centre. Good progress was reported on the new Group Water Scheme in the Carrickmakeegan-Drumlonan area. The following officers were elected at the Annual General of the Drumreilly I.C.A. Guild: President: Bridie Mulligan; Secretary: Patricia McCartin; Treasurer: Anna Maxwell: Timire: Anna Mae Denneny N.T. The deaths took place of Mrs Anna Taylor, Corrawallen and Mr. Tommy Keegan, Killameen. R. I. P.