MINOR LEAGUE FINAL: Pride of place this week goes to the Garadice Gaels Minor team on their 4-20 to 5-11 win over Melvin Gaels in the final of the 13-a-side Minor League. The lineout included Darragh McNiff, John Gilheany, Rory McTague, David O’Connell, Fionnbarr Quinn, Killian Lavin, Stephen Gilheany (0-2), Noel Plunkett (0-2), Declan Flanagan, Mark Plunkett (1-4), Gary Plunkett (1-11), Gerard Curran and Conor Gaffney (2-1). Subs: Kevin Murtagh, Adam Kearns, Seán Fox, Devin Quinn and Kieran O’Haire.
GOLF RESULTS: The annual Drumreilly G.A.A. Club Golf Classic was held in Ballinamore Golf Club on Saturday, July 9. The following emerged victorious on the day – 1 Cathal Maguire’s Team (Super Valu Vouchers); 2 Brian Cribben’s Team (Crystal); 3 Kieran Brennan’s Team (Polo Shirts); 4 Frank Holahan’s Team (Golf Shoes); 5 Gerry Gilheany’s Team (Slieve Russell Green Fees); 6 Ivan Hewson’s Team (Farnham Green Fees); 7 Pádraig Donohoe’s Team (Carrick Golf Club Green Fees); 8 Seán Bourke’s Team (Longford Green Fees); 9 Gerry Mahon’s Team (Voucher from Prior’s, Ballinamore); Nearest Pin Gerry Moran, Cloone.
BINGO WINNERS: The following were among the winners last Friday night in Drumreilly Community Centre: Eileen Donohoe, Doogary; Siobhán Gannon, Drimeen; Mary Murtagh, Drumcoura; Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore; Peggy McGovern, Ballinamore; Bridie McCabe, Dromard; Lily Sorahan, Gortletteragh; Niamh Tiernan, Kiltyfea; Ita Sutherland, Toome; Sinéad McGovern, Ardra; Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney; Nan Canning, Annaghmacullen; Pauline Smith, Drumury; Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen; Molly Prior, Lisacarn; Peggy Flynn, Keshcarrigan; Aisling Mulcahy, Corrawallen; Vera Gough, Ballinamore; Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore; Phil McGovern, Drumhanny; Cassie Dolan, Calloughs; Lily O Neill, Killahurk; Majella Lynch, Killegorman, Patsy McGovern, Drumhanny, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen; Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra; Marty Ellen Grey, Moyne; Kathleen Canning, Bohey; Jimmy Bohan, Ann McCaffrey, Ballinamore and Josephine Farrell, Dublin. Bingo will continue on Wednesday, July 20 at 9.00 p.m.
U-12s EXCEL: A well-drilled Garadice Gaels team performed well to take the U-12 Mini League points on a 3-8 to 3-6 score against Glencar-Manorhamilton on Monday of last week in Carrickmakeegan. High fielding, good teamwork and well taken scores by both teams gave parents and others much to enjoy in a game in which the lead interchanged on seven occasions. The Garadice panel was as follows: Yann Le Guen, Niamh McCabe, Ronan McTague, Darragh Maxwell, Manus Connolly, Peter Prior, Dylan Maguire (0-1), Evan O Connor (1-1), Conor McGovern (1-2), Michael McTague, Niall Stringer (1-2), Stephen Meissner (0-2), Hughie Maguire, Fergal Murray, Michael O Haire, Seán Prior and Brian Stringer.
NEW ARRIVAL: Heartiest congratulations to Pádraig and Karen Holahan on the birth of their baby son and also to proud Granny Kitty, Drumlea.
DIOCESAN APPOINTMENT: Among the Diocesan changes made recently by the Bishop of Kilmore Dr. Leo O Reilly is the transfer of Fr. John Quinn P.P. Mullagh, Co. Cavan to Glenfarne. Drumcoura-born Fr. Quinn was ordained on the 21st of June 1964. His ministries include C.C. of Glenade (1964-1969), Kiltyclogher (1969-1973), Kilsherdany (1973-1981), Bailieboro (1981-1989) and P.P. of Knockbride (1991-19990 and Mullagh (1999-2011), with his appointment to Glenfarne to take effect on August 13th. His many Drumreilly friends wish him well in his new parish.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: A superior and physically stronger Annaduff prevailed over Garadice Gaels in their first round 13-a-side U14 Championship game on Wednesday last in Carrickmakeegan. Following scores courtesy of Jake Bentley (1-0), Dylan Mimna (0-3) and Michael Prior (0-1), they were well in contention at the interval and trailing by1-4 to 2-4.However in the third quarter the sluice gates opened and a four goals spate by the dominant winners left them with a mountain to climb. To their credit they bravely rallied and with excellent scores from Dylan Mimnagh (0-6), Fergal McTague (2-0) and a point each from Jake Bentley, Michael Prior, Jason Prior, and Donal McCabe they whittled down the deficit to five points before the final whistle when the scoreboard read 6-10 to 3-14. The Gaels’ panel was Yann Le Guen, Ronan Maxwell, Stephen Meissner, Peter Prior, Fergal McTague (2gls.), Fergal Murray, Dylan Mimna (9pts.), Donal McCabe (pt.), Jason Prior (pt.), Michael Prior (2pts.), Jake Bentley, Niall Stringer and Darragh Maxwell. They were also defeated by Dromahaire on Friday last. CEMETERY SUNDAY: A large congregation attended Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea last Sunday. Following Mass the rain clouds held back while the burial plots in Drumlea and Ardunsaghan cemeteries were blessed by Fr. Murray and visiting priest Fr. Gilheany. The Rosary was then led by Bridie Mulligan.
COMMUNITY GAMES: The Leitrim U12 Community Games representatives were beaten by four points by their Galway counterparts on Monday, July 11 in Galway. The six Drumreilly girls on the side were Stephanie Daly, Niamh Donegan, Caoimhe Gaffney, Shauna Lavin, Emer and Michelle McCabe.
CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: The following are Garadice Gaels’ games in the13-a-side U14 Championship: Garadice Gaels v Annaduff (Round 1); Dromahaire v Garadice Gaels (Round 2); Garadice Gaels v Glencar/ Manorhamilton (Round 3); Bye (Round 4); Carrigallen v Garadice Gaels (Round 5); Garadice Gaels v St. Mary’s (Round 6); Aughnasheelin v Garadice Gaels.
DIVISION 1: Melvin Gaels prevailed against under-strength Drumreilly in their Division 1 game against Melvin Gaels in Páirc Droim Oir Bhealaigh last Saturday evening. The finishing of the two teams was not commensurate with their build–up. Shooting was erratic especially in the first half with Drumreilly being the more culpable after missing what might have been a half dozen scores before the interval, when the Gaels led by 1-2 to 0-2. The Drumreilly lineout was Mick McGirl, Christopher Mimna, Seán Fee, Anthony Holahan, Graeme Taylor, Paddy O’Connell, Ronan McCartin, Kevin Holahan, John McKeon, John Fee, Killian Maguire (pt.), Brian Fee (2pts.), Damon Maguire (2pts.), James Holahan (pt.) and Cormac Maguire. Subs: Seán Mitchell and Brian Mitchell.