Ringing in the New: All over the globe the champagne corks popped and spectacular fireworks displays heralded the arrival of 2013. Dublin celebrated with The People’s Procession of Light. Tens of thousands watched as a giant Waterford Crystal was lowered in Times Square, New York. Auckland hosted the annual New Zealand festivities in style. Kylie Minogue led the celebration on Sydney Harbour Bridge. While countless thousands in innumerable places rang out the old and rang in the new, here in Drumreilly the new arrival was welcomed in more restrained, yet in no less sincere fashion, by Joe Hyland in the ringing of the St. Columba’s Church Bell at midnight.
Winners at Bingo: Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Mary Canning, Drumshanbo North, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Tommy Mulligan, Camber, Ita Sutherland, Toome, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Mary McDermott, Templeport, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Geraldine Prior, Drumraine, Bernadette Grimes, Drumconlevan, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Caoimhe Prior, Aughoo East, Seán Prior, Aughoo East, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Louise Maguire, Aughavas, Patricia Morrow, Ballykiltyfea, Mary O Rourke, Corlough, Anna Maxwell, Carrickmakeegan, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Shirley Goohen, Drumraine, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Ita Sutherland, Toome, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Francie Flanagan, Ballinamore, Una Maguire, Aughalough, Molly Prior, Lisacarn, Rosemary Kilkenny, Bundarragh, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Benny Connolly, Drumlea and Brigid Corby, Kilmore. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30p.m. with a return to the status quo in prizes.
Recalling January 1992: The officers elected at the A.G.M. of Drumreilly G.A.A. Club were as follows: Chairman: Ciaran Holahan; Secretary: Tommy Connolly; Treasurer: Pat Joe Donohoe. Fifty guests were seated at the annual Senior Citizens Party. Joe Gilheany and Cara Denneny and Brendan Sweeney and Marie McGovern had announced their engagements. Gerard Holahan was presented with his Leitrim County Player of the Year award, and Aidan Holahan and Pat Connolly were recipients of their Connacht Championship medals.
Active Age Snippets: All members are requested to attend this Wednesday’s weekly meeting, where a number of upcoming events will be discussed. . Drumreilly will be hosting the South Leitrim Forum at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday January 16th. The Group’s A.G.M. will be held on that night at 8.00 p.m. The St. Valentine’s Pancake and Boxty Night will take place on Tuesday February 5th.
Lotto Draw Results: There was no Jackpot winner in Drumcoura Lake Resort on Wednesday December 19th. The numbers drawn were 18, 23, 24 and 28. The winners of €20 each were as follows: John Harte, Ballinamore, Tomás Fee, Mullaghboy, John Maguire, Garadice, Daniel Prior, Coragh, Lucy Cosgrave, Ballymac Inn, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Michael McCabe, Corrawallen, J & K McTague, Drumcroman, Michael Flanagan, Garadice, Francie Quinn, Drumdiffer and Kayla Maguire, Aughalough.
G.A.A. Draw: The following were winners in the Drumreilly Club annual Christmas Lotto Draw, which was held in Gorby’s on Wednesday 26th of December. Christmas Hamper: Gerry and Collette Fee, Drumlea; €50: Cathal Sheridan, Calloughs.