PRESENTATION - The youth of Drumreilly and Aughawillan along with parents and others was much in evidence in Aughawillan’s well-appointed Clubrooms on Sunday last at the medals presentation to Girls U-12 Championship winners, Boys U-14 Championship winners and Boys U-16 League winners of 2010. Damian Gilheany acted as Fear an Tí.
The recipients of Girls U-12 medals were as follows: Carla Guen, Ciara Lavin, Niamh McCabe, Evan Dolan, Aoibheann Flanagan, Eimhin Quinn, Aisling Quinn, Niamh Donegan, Niamh McNiff, Caoimhe Gaffney, Paula Daly, Stephanie Daly,
Michelle McCabe, Emer McCabe, Edel Shanley, Megan Lavin and Shauna Lavin. Those presented with U-14 Championship medals were Daire McNiff, Pierce Dolan, Ronan Maxwell, Fergal McTague, Killian Lavin, Donal McCabe, Conor Gaffney, Mark Plunkett, Ciaran O Haire, Dylan Mimna, Adam Kearns, Declan Flanagan, Michael Prior, Peter Prior, Eddie Eldridge, Jason Prior, Yann Le Guen and Fergal Murray. The recipients of U-16 League medals were as follows: Daire McNiff, Ronan McTague Seán Fox, Killian Lavin, Pierce Dolan, David O Connell, Kevin Murtagh, Gary Plunkett, Stephen Gilheany, Declan Flanagan, Conor Gaffney, Fergal McTague, Dylan Mimna, Mark Plunkett, Donal McCabe, Ronan Maxwell, Ciaran O Haire, Adam Kearns Michael Prior and Devin Quinn.
Following the December snow and frost that forced the cancellation of Drumreilly Bazaar, the Committee has decided to re-fix the annual event. For over forty years non-stop the Bazaar has played a significant role in the funding of a number of voluntary organisationsin this community. Nowadays it is the main fundraiser in the running of a well-used amenity, namely Drumreilly Community Centre. Once again, and now more than ever we need a push, and the Committee asks for a continuation of that support shown by both the Drumreilly community and also the members of the surrounding parishes down the years by way of attendance, donations etc. Ticket-sellers, your input has always been paramount, and again we trust you will not be found wanting. On Friday next February 25th following the Bingo session in the Community Centre, the Bazaar will open, and will close on Sunday night. Please send in your ticket blocks for the Draw, and make a special effort to come early.
A meeting of Drumreilly G.A.A. Club Executive Committee was held on Thursday February 17th. Mr. P.J. Meehan attended the meeting to inform the members of a five year plan to develop the Club. This initiative has been implemented by Croke Park at Provincial, County and Club level. The purpose of the project is to have the Club put in place a five year strategic plan in all areas such as fundraising, Scór, facilities, underage, senior and junior teams. Focus groups will be set up in the following areas to address all areas. The five groups include Coaching and Games, Communications and P.R., Club Structures, Finance and Fundraising, Facilities and Development. The five people facilitating these groups are Christopher Mimna, Ruth Morrow, Michael McGirl, Tommy Connolly and Seán Maxwell. A meeting will be held in Drumcoura on this Thursday March 10th at 9.00 p.m. to gain the views and opinions of everyone in the parish regarding the development of our Club. If you are interested in the development of the G.A.A. in this community you are more than welcome to attend. You do not have y to be directly involved with the Club. Ask not what the G.A.A. can do for you, but what you can do for the G.A.A in Drumreilly. Further information on this subject is available in the Club zone Section on www.gaa.ie
Well done to the St. Mary’s team of Manus Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Stephanie Daly, Gortahose, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen and Niamh Donegan, Gortahose on coming third in the Ballinamore Credit Union Quiz on Monday February 14th.
Preparations are well underway for the scrap metal collection on 5th and 6th of March at the G.A.A. Park in Carrickmakeegan. Examples of scrap acceptable are as follows: tractors, diggers, Hi-Macs, dozers, fork-lifts, balers, gates, feeders, galvanise sheets, steel trailers, old cookers, dishwashers, batteries, radiators, wire cables etc. Further details will be delivered to households in the coming weeks.
The Club will arrange for collection of scrap metal. Please contact Oliver Maguire (086-1930757), Michael McGirl (086-3615283) or Tommy Connolly (087-1342672) for further information.
Heartiest congratulations to Stuart and Caroline McEnroy McKenna, Dublin on the birth of their baby girl. D. G.
Well done to the Aughawillan Drama Troupe and their producer Tommy Moran on their production of “Widows’ Paradise”, an entertaining comedy that attracted full houses over last weekend.
Among the items on last Wednesday night’s meeting was a review of our very successful St. Valentine’s Night Social. We are grateful to the Groups from Aughnasheelin, Annaduff-Drumsna, Ck. on Shannon, Carrigallen-Drumeela, Cloone–Aughavas, Killeshandra, Mohill, Templeport and also a number of non members for their support. The music was supplied by Cajun Country. Finance, attendance at classes and Membership Fees were also on the agenda. All are reminded of the Templeport Social on Tuesday night March 8th.
Congratulations to versatile athlete Oníosa Mimna, Drumshangore on collecting gold in the U-10yrs.Relay and bronze in the U-10 Long Jump in the Sports Hall, Ck on Shannon on Sunday 13th of February.
Those who will be using the Community Centre during March can collect the key from key-holder of the month Pat Gallogly, Curraghtowey (071-9644309).
Drumreilly and neighbours Aughavas met in the Jack Fitzpatrick Memorial Tournament on last Sunday in Aughavas Park. Drumreilly after a rather slow start held a 5-0 to 0-5 interval lead and were ahead by 6-3 to 0-5 at referee Gerry Gallogly’s final whistle. The Drumreilly lineout and marksmen were Mick McGirl, Mick McGirl, Ciaran Holahan, Seán Fee, Brian Mitchell, Graeme Taylor (0-1), Francis Holahan (1-0), Mark Fee, Kevin Holahan, Ollie Maguire, John Fee (2-0), Nigel Maguire (0-2), Cillian Maguire, James Holahan, Declan Maxwell (3-0) and Cormac Maguire. The Drumreilly lineout was as follows: Mick McGirl, Ciaran Holahan, Seán Fee, Brian Mitchell, Graeme Taylor, Francis Holahan, Mark Fee, Kevin Holahan, Ollie Maguire, John Fee, Nigel Maguire, Cillian Maguire, James Holahan, Declan Maxwell and Cormac Maguire. At the end of the game Club Chairman Ollie Maguire spoke of Jack Fitzpatrick’s love of his native Drumreilly. This he said, was exemplified, when he arranged the visit of Dublin players Paddy Cullen and Seán Doherty with the Sam Maguire Cup to the launch of the new
park fundraising campaign and when he organised two fundraisers in Dublin for the new Community Centre. Mrs. Emmanuel Fitzpatrick, wife of the late Jack, whose memory the annual tournament and trophy commemorate, addressed those present, and Mr. Ray McBrien spoke on behalf of the Aughavas Club. Mrs. Fitzpatrick presented the Cup and medals.
A meeting of Drumreilly Club will be held in the Community Centre on this Thursday 24th of February t 8.00 p.m. and on the same night the Club will meet at 9.00 p.m. to discuss different aspects of the Club Development structures being implemented by Croke Park.