Division 1 victory
Drumreilly, in search of two crucial League points to help in staving off relegation, travelled to Kinlough to play Melvin Gaels on last Saturday evening. Luck was on their side, and with the help of a praiseworthy performance they secured the required points. Having dominated for long periods in the hour, they eased off in the final ten minutes, and almost paid the penalty of letting the hosts back into the game. An early goal from their top marksman James Holahan was followed by numerous missed chances before midfielder Nigel Maguireâ€™s long delivery was fetched by target man and full forward Frank Holahan, who off loaded to Declan Maxwell, who fisted to the net. The score fired up Drumreilly. A tactical switch saw Frank Holahan and Conor Gaffney swap roles before the interval, with consequent advantage to the duo, and also to the other forwards, in particular Gaffney and James Holahan. On the resumption James Holahan and Co. posed a constant threat to the Gaelsâ€™ defence. The highlight of the half was a soccer-style shot from wing back Donal McCabe finding the top left-hand corner of the Gaelsâ€™ net to open a seven points lead with ten minutes to go. Melvin Gaels were in no mood for surrender, and winning a number of midfield exchanges engineered two quick goals one of which was a penalty. In the dying minutes of the game, full back John McKeon, in characteristic fashion, came to Drumreillyâ€™s rescue, twice throwing himself successfully in front of two goal-bound shots. The final score was 3-11 to 2-7. The following did duty for Drumreilly: Mick McGirl, Anthony Holahan, John McKeon, Fergal Mitchell, Donal McCabe, (1-1), SeÃ¡n Fee, Graeme Taylor, Nigel Maguire (0-1), Declan Maxwell (1-1), Cormac Maguire, Conor Gaffney (0-3), Brian Fee, Ronan McCartin, Frank Holahan, James Holahan (1-5). Subs: Ollie Maguire, Adrian McGirl, Dylan Mimna and Gerard Houston.
Winners at Bingo
The following were among the winners on Friday last September 19th in
Drumreilly Community Centre: Conor Canning, Drumshanbo North, Patricia Corby, Kilmore, Declan Darcy, Aughawillan, Mae Canning, Annaghmacullen, Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Ciaran Holahan, Drumlea, Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion, Peter Murray, Carrigallen, Pauline Smith, Drumury, SiobhÃ¡n Gannon, Drimmien, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Anne McCaffrey, Ballinamore, Rose Conefrey, Corrawallen, Lily Oâ€™Neill, Carrigallen, Margaret Honeyman, Tullyoscar, SiobhÃ¡n Maguire, Carrickmakeegan, Berni Smith, Drumury, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Mary Canning, Drumshanbo, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Dympna Gray, Ballinamore, Pat Flynn, Keshcarrigan, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore, Kevin Beirne, Satrissaun, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Geraldine Prior, Drumraine, Chrissie Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Majella Lynch, Killegorman, Mary O Rourke, Corlough and Alice Shields, Ballinamore. Bingo will continue on next Friday, September 26th at 9pm.
The following are the results of the Aughawillan-Drumreilly Lotto draw held in Lawrenceâ€™s Ballinamore on Wednesday, September 10th: The numbers drawn were 5, 16, 18 and 24. The winners of cash prizes were Ronan White, Aughnasheelin, Francis Oâ€™Rourke, Ardra, Helen Oâ€™Rourke, Corlough, Liam Murray, Cavan, John Taylor, Clonboyher, Hugh Prior, Derrada and Geraldine Deane, The Viking Lounge. The next draw with a Jackpot of â‚¬ 2,700 will take place on this Wednesday September 24th in Reynoldâ€™s Bar, Ballinamore.
Recalling September 1995
Seven years old Patrick Oâ€™Connell, Curraghtawy won the silver medal in
the U-8 Boys Art section in the All Ireland Community Games final in
Mosney. The Mulligan family Carrickmakeegan won a colour TV set in a
Ballinamore Golf Club fundraising draw. Mrs Claire McLoughlin N.T. was
appointed to the teaching staff at Maryâ€™s N.S. Drumlea. Six log houses, a large saloon and twenty four stables were officially opened at Drumcoura by Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. Wedding bells rang for George Taylor and Violet McMahon in St. Johnâ€™s Cathedral, Sligo and for TomÃ¡s Mimna and Rosaleen Bannon in St. Patrickâ€™s Church, Kilnavart. Michael Hehleâ€™s cutting mare â€œSugarâ€, ridden by Texan Rusty Johnston, took first place in the European Open Western Riding competition in Aachen, Germany, and the same partnership captured second place in the Overall Western Riding Championship. Rev Stanley Johnston conducted the Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony in St. Columbaâ€™s Church, Corrawallen. Gortletteragh and Mohill defeated Drumreilly and Drumreilly prevailed over Ballinamore in the U-12 League and Drumreilly was beaten by Ballinamore in the Plunkett Cup final. Drumreilly U-16s beat Annaduff in the first round of the Dolan Cup competition, and went on to beat Annaduff, and they also beat Ballinamore in the first round of the Special League. In Division 1 League Drumreilly drew 1-9 all with Melvin Gaels and Fenagh defeated a wasteful Drumreilly in the second round. The death took place in Chicago of former Derrygoan resident Mr. Fergus O Rourke. R.I.P.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Linda Oâ€™Reilly Oâ€™Brien and to the other relatives of the late Mr. Frank Oâ€™Brien, whose funeral took place last Thursday.
Mrs. Anna Maxwell wishes to thank all who helped by way of subscription and help in various ways in the successful Coffee Morning fundraiser for North West Hospice on last Saturday evening in Drumreilly Community Centre.
The annual Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony will be held on next Friday evening in St. Columbaâ€™s Church, Corrawallen.
Good luck Aughawillan
Good wishes for success in their County Final encounter against St. Maryâ€™s go to Aughawillan Players and Club.