Fenagh –Gortletteragh came from behind to snatch a 3-10 to 2-10 victory in the final minutes of their Minor Championship game against St. Brigid’s on Friday last in Aughnasheelin Park. St. Brigid’s, enjoying first half supremacy in midfield, were galloping to victory and looked almost home and dry at half time, when the scoreboard read 1-6 to 0-3, but all that was set at nought by a great second half recovery from the resilient victors. F/G were first to score and had two points on the board by the 3rd minute. St. Brigid’s took the lead
when the ball, parried by the goalie, fell invitingly into the path of the in-running Conor Cullen, who made no mistake in punching to the net. Brigid’s added three points on the trot with scores from Conor Gaffney, Dylan Mimna and Mark Plunkett in the 10th 11th and 12th minutes. Fenagh responded with a 20th minute free. Finishing the half on a high not, the losers boosted their tally to take a six point lead with Mark Plunkett (2pts.), and Dylan Mimna finishing an incisive five- man inter-passing move with a point. On the resumption Fenagh hit a first minute point. Conor Gaffney knocked over three in quick succession, and when young Peter Prior snatched what was almost a
carbon copy of Conor Cullen’s first half goal St. Brigid’s, holding an eleven point lead, seemed on the road to victory. It was at this stage that the wheels came off their wagon, as resilient F/G began their recovery with a 15th minute point, and a goal two minutes later. The scores proved inspirational, and they bombarded the Brigid’s posts to be rewarded with two goals and three points. The losers rescue package produced a point each, courtesy of Conor Gaffney and Mark Plunkett in the 23rd and 25th minutes respectively and a 27th minute goal that left a divide of the spoils a possibility. However F/G hit the winning goal with referee Ray McBrien’s final toot on the whistle imminent. The St. Brigid’s lineout was as follows: Daragh McNiff, Ryan Cull, Pierce Dolan, Ronan Maxwell, Fergal McTague, Philip Dolan, Donal McCabe, Conor Cullen, Mark Plunkett, Michael Prior, Conor Gaffney, Declan Flanagan, Dylan Mimna, Fintan Fitzpatrick and Peter Prior. Subs: Paddy Sammon, Keith Harvey, Daniel Boyle and Adam Kearns
Winners at Bingo
The following were among the winners on last Friday night in Drumreilly Community Centre: Brigid Looby, Curraghtowey, Megan Lavin, Corrawallen, Laura Redican, New York, Mary Canning, Drumshanbo North, Geraldine Redican, N.Y., Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Evonne Quinn, Drumcoura, Maureen Bracken, Keelrin, Michelle Redican, N.Y., Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Molly Prior, Lisacarn, Betty Galligan, Dromore, Kathleen Canning, Bohey, Mary Conway, Drumnamore, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Lily Sorahan, Gortletteragh, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Vincent Grimes, Drumconlevan, Barry Taylor, Clonboyher, Patricia Corby, Ballinamore, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Benny Connolly, Drumlea, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Lily O Neill, Killahurk, Mick Prior, Lisacarn and Bridie McBrien, Camber. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 9pm. The Committee thanks you for your great support.
There was no Jackpot winner in The Ballymac Inn on Wednesday August 13th. The numbers were 7,12, 17 and 22. The winners of cash prizes were Oran Flanagan, Cully, Francie Flanagan, Drumarigna, Ian Warrington, Newtowngore, Tommy Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Laura McHugh, Fenagh, Charlie McCormack, Ballinamore and Pauline Smith, Drumury, The next Draw with a € 2,500 Jackpot will take place in Drumcoura Lake Resort on this Wednesday August 27th.
Recalling August 1995
Wedding bells rang in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore for Séamus Prior, Drumderg and Mary McGirl, Aughoo East, and in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilnavart for Damian Conefrey, Corrawallen and Martina Farrell, Lisanover. Prior to St. Mary’s Youth Band competing in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel, the Band and Committee members took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the trip. Patrick O’Connell, Curraghtowey was winner of the silver medal in the U-8 National Community Games Art final in Mosney. The Mulligan family members Carrickmakeegan were winners of a colour T V Set in a fundraising Draw, held in conjunction with President’s Day at Ballinamore Golf Club. Mrs. Claire McLoughlin was appointed to the teaching staff of St. Mary’s N.S. Drumlea. Gerry Fee, Michael Holahan and Aidan Holahan were among the prizewinners at Cloone Show, and the following figured among the winners at Ballinamore Show: Bridie Mulligan (Photography and Boxty), Marian and Geraldine Mulligan (Photography), Barry Maxwell (Photography, Vegetables and Hay) Anna Maxwell (Novelty Cake) and Gerry Fee (Calf). Progress was reported on the new Carrickmakeegan Group Water Scheme. 1994 U-12 Champions Drumreilly surrendered their title when beaten by 2-4 to 0-7 by Kiltubrid in Fenagh. Drumreilly bagged a brace of Division 1 points
with a 1-8 to 1-5 victory over Carrigallen, and lost to Drumkeerin on a score of 1-11 to 1-6. The death took place suddenly of Gortahose-born Tommy Donegan, Drumna, Gorvagh, and also of former Sranadarragh resident and Cloone-born-born Monsignor Seán O Doherty. R.I.P. Bathurst.
Active Age Snippets
There was an attendance of fifteen at the weekly meeting on last Wednesday in the Community Centre. The main items on the agenda were as follows: The four days /three nights outing to Mayo, the one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg. The party will take part in the Grandparents Day Pilgrimage at Knock Shrine on the way to Westport, where they will be staying in The Westport Wood Hotel. The bus to Lough Derg will leave Drumlea Car Park at 8.00 a.m. There are still a few vacancies on the bus to Westport. Anybody, including non- members of our Group, who wishes to travel should contact 049-4333265 as soon as possible.
Quarter Final exit
Drumreilly’s aspirations to reach the penultimate stages of the Senior Championship ended on Saturday last in Páirc Sheáin Mhic Eiteagáin, Drumshanbo, where they were beaten by 2-10 to 1-10 by a physically
stronger St. Mary’s Kiltoghert. They got off to the perfect start, and following a Conor Gaffney point and a James Holahan goal, held a four point lead by the 8th minute. St. Mary’s were awarded a penalty, successfully dispatched by Ray Mulvey. Ironically it was a goal that separated the sides at the end of a well-contested game! Midway through the half Jack Lacey’s point gave the winners parity taken away by two Drumreilly points in the 14th/15th/16th minutes. James Holahan at the end of a long delivery from hard grafting Declan Maxwell, sent over the St. Mary’s lath, Brian Fee lofted a splendid point off the wing and a Declan Maxwell’s long probing drive from midfield hopped over the Kiltoghert bar. The see-saw nature of the game continued as
Ray Mulvey’s point was matched by another from Conor Gaffney, and Daragh Farrell and Nigel Maguire traded scores to leave the scoreboard reading 2-3 to 1-6 at the interval. On the resumption St. Mary’s enjoyed a purple patch that yielded five points before the 17th minute. In the meantime, after James Holahan was fouled free-taker Nigel Maguire scored a 10th minute point. The same duo engineered another point following a foul seven minutes later. As the fight-back continued defender John McKeon took a hand in the action, putting Cormac Maguire through for a 26th minute point that narrowed the
deficit to two points. St. Mary’s hit back with two scores and James Holahan’s point was the last score of the evening. The following did service for Drumreilly: Mick McGirl, Ronan McCartin, John McKeon, Anthony Holahan, Cormac Maguire (pt), Seán Fee, Graeme Taylor, Declan Maxwell (pt), Ollie Maguire, Brian Fee (pt), Dermot Holahan, Nigel Maguire (3pts-2f), Conor Gaffney (2pts), Frank Holahan (gl) and James Holahan (2pts). Sub used: Donal McCabe.