Minor League Victory
Following their Nine-a-Side Minor first round League victory over Drumkeerin, Garadice Gaels continued on winning ways with deserved 5-13 to 3-3 win over Aughavas in an away game on last Sunday morning. Playing against the wind, and following some great scores courtesy of Stephen Meissner, Peter Prior, Pierce Dolan, Michael Prior and Fergal McTague they enjoyed a 2-8 to 1-1 comfort score at the interval. In the second half Aughavas fared better than in the opening moiety, tacking on an inadequate two goals and two points. Garadice Gaels while enjoying a good share of possession did not match some excellent approach work with profitable finishing, but their efforts still produced a total of three goals and five points. The following did duty foe the Gaels: Dylan Maguire, Ronan Maxwell, Niall Stringer, Jason Prior, Michael Prior, Pierce Dolan, Fergal McTague and Yan Le Guen.
Winners at Bingo
The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Rose Smith, Drumury, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney, Lily Sorahan, Drumlish, Shirley F Gooheen, Drumraine, Pete Murray, Carrigallen,
Pauline Smith, Drumury, Una Maguire Aughalough, Sylvia Dolan, Ballinamore, Mary Curran, Aughavas, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Seán Prior, Aughoo East, Claire Creamer, Ballinamore, Siobhán Maguire, Carrickmakeegan, Geraldine Prior, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Mary Prior, Aughoo East, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill, Mary Murtagh, Drumcoura, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore, Dympna Gray, Ballinamore, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Paul Sutherland, Toome, Berni McLoughlin, Ballinamore, Chrissie Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Collette Flanagan, Aughawillan, and Vincent Grimes, Drumconlevan. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 9p.m.
Former Resident’s Death
The death has taken place of Corrawallen-born Mrs. Mabel Taylor Williams. Sympathy is extended to her children and other family members who include her brothers Eric, Billy and Fred Taylor. R.I.P.
Recalling February 1995
Pat Connolly and Graham Thomas steered a barge from Riversdale via the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell and Grand Canals to Dublin. St. Joseph’s Céilí Band Lisnaskea provided the music at the Leitrim Co. Board G.A.A. Céilí in Drumreilly Community Centre, where Aughawillan, Kiltubrid, Glenfarne, Gorvagh, Dromod, Grange (Co. Sligo), Dromahaire, Templeport, Manorhamilton, Drumeela, Glenade, Cloone, Corlough, Ballinamore and Drumreilly were among the areas represented. Local Bingo players were doing well, as Mary Gonagle R.I.P., Killameen won £1,200 in Drumshanbo and Tom Mimna R.I.P. Drumshangore won £1,300 in Drumreilly. A C.I.E. bus service to St. Mary’s N.S. Drumlea was provided for children of four families in the Clonboyher, Keelrin and Mullaghboy townlands. Sheena Denneny, Deirdre Prior, Joanne and Michelle Holahan were members of the Ballinamore P.P.S. Senior Ladies team that scored a 2-5 to 1-3 victory over Mohill in the Leitrim Schools final. Marian Mulligan, Rachel Kennedy and Karl McCartin were medal winners at the C.R.N. Feis in Strokestown. Evonne Maxwell was a member of the Ballinamore Senior Girls team which won the Nestle Regional Schools Cross Country Connacht Final. The following officers were elected at the St. Mary’s Youth Band Committee Annual General
Meeting: Chairman: Fr. John Sexton; Vice Chairman: Pat Conefrey; Secretary; Bernadette O Reilly; Asst. Secretary: Veronica McKeon; Treasurer: Susan Maguire; P.R.O.: Frances O Reilly. Christopher Mimna a second year day release student at Fermanagh College, Enniskillen won the 1994 Young Bricklayer Award of the Year in Northern Ireland. The deaths had taken place of former Drumlea resident ninety three years old Francie Gill, Raleagh. R.I.P.
Active Age Snippets
Drumreilly Active Age Group hosted the South Leitrim Forum on Wednesday last in the Community Centre. Even if the saint’s feast day had passed our Group members got together on Sunday last in Mitchell’s Carrigallen to partake of a repast. On Pancake Tuesday night a number of the Group travelled to Templeport, where they enjoyed the cuisine and the dancing. Another date for the diary is March 9th when our friends in the Killeshandra Group will host a party in the newly-refurbished Community Centre.
How pleasing it has become recently to travel along a number of bye-roads in this district, where the overgrown waysides have been sheared affording the motorists to avoid damage to their vehicles and also to get a glimpse of green pastures. The most recent work has been carried out last weekend on the road leading from Corrawallen to Aughavas via Augharan Cross.