Death of oldest resident
The death has taken place of ninety five years old Mr. Francie Quinn, Drumdiffer. His funeral took place on Friday last following Mass of the Resurrection in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea to the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary Ellen, daughter Anne, sons Pat, Seán and Peter, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousin, other relatives and a large circle of friends. Faoi chúmhdach na naingeal go raibh a anam uasal.
Heartiest congratulations to Toni and Sabrina Icocov on the birth of their baby daughter, Ellie Sarah who was baptised in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea on Saturday December 6th, the happy event bringing great joy to Christopher and Patricia McCartin, Carrickmakeegan. D. G.
The following were among the winners in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Friday night: Katie Donohoe, Bawnboy, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Bernadette O Kane, Aughawillan, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Mary McGovern, Cattan, Rose Conefrey, Corrawallen, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Michael Brady, Ballinamore, Dympna Gray, Ballinamore, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Tommy Reynolds, Aughadruminchin, Mary Murtagh, Drumcoura, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Sinéad McGovern, Ardra, Anne Masterson, Ardra, Aidan Dolan, Drumbrick, Mrs Honeyman, Fenagh, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Sylvia Dolan, Ballinamore, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Breda McHugh, Corlough, Chrissie Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Brigid Looby, Curraghtawy, Bridie McBrien, Camber, Lily Sorahan, Drumlish, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill and Jimmy Bohan, Gortnagullion. Bingo will continue next Friday at 8.30p.m.
G.A.A. Club Draw
The Drumreilly G.A.A. Club members extend sincere thanks to all who bought and sold tickets for their successful Draw which took place on Saturday December 6th. The following were the prize winners: €3,000: Enda Horan, Kiltubrid; €1,000: Des & Josephine Donegan, Gortahose; €100 each: Seán Cooney, Meiltron, Niall Maguire, Dromore, Patricia Kiernan, Ballyconnell, John & Susan Maguire, Mullaghmore, Harry Townsend, Clonboyher, Carmel McNiff, Kiltyhugh, Máiréad Gleeson, Foheragh, Ballinamore, Thomas McGoldrick, Bawnboy, Antoon Jannink, Kinkeen, Fionán Donohoe, Ballyconnell.
Active Age Snippets
Fifteen members of Drumreilly Active Age Group were in attendance at the weekly meeting on Wednesday last. Among the items on the agenda were the Annual Party to take place on this Wednesday December 17th, the P.P.N. meeting in Ck on Shannon, the Go for Life Grant, the Go for Life meeting in Sligo, which was attended and enjoyed by four of our members. Wreath making was arranged for Sunday last. Over a hundred wreaths have been made by twenty one members. We wish all our associates a Happy and Holy Christmas.
Recalling December 1995
Drumreilly Club was represented in four disciplines of Scór Nua in Ballinaglera Community Centre. They were Instrumental Music, Recitation, Question Time and Figure Dancing. The Figure Dancing team and the Instrumental Music Quintet took first place. The following were the teams: Figure Dancing: Amanda Looby, Linda O’Reilly, Jennifer O’Reilly, Síle Donohoe, Marian Mulligan, Geraldine Mulligan, Mary McKeon and Karl McCartin. The Instrumental Music Quintet was Sheen Denneny, Marian Mulligan, Geraldine Mulligan and Nigel Maguire. The Question Time team was Barry Maxwell, John McKeon and Nathan Maguire.
Recitation: Mary McKeon. The Carrigallen-Drumreilly parishioners rejoiced in the news that the prelatic title had been conferred on Rev. John A. Canon Young P. P. The officers elected at the A.G.M. Of Drumreilly G.A.A. Club were as follows: Chairman: Noel Maxwell; Vice-Chairman: Seán Maxwell; Secretary: Martin McCartin; Asst. Secretary: Pádraig Gaffney; Treasurers: Oliver Maguire and Peter McGirl; PRO: Pat Conefrey; Delegates to Leitrim Co. Board: James Holahan and Noel Maxwell; Team Managers: U-12s : Frank Holahan and Pat Conefrey; U-14s: James Holahan and Noel Maxwell; Minors: Tommy Connolly and Seán Maxwell; U-21s: Gerard Holahan and Martin McCartin. Drumeela Whist Drive was held in Drumreilly Community Centre Nine local ladies were on the panel of the St. Felim’s Senior team which defeated Lough Allen College They were Monica Quinn, Michelle Holahan, Joanne Holahan, Claire Holahan, Rosaleen Holahan, Evonne Maxwell, Sheena Denneny, Regina McEnroy and Paula McGovern. Drumreilly in search of two vital Senior League points were beaten by Allen Gaels The death took place in the General Hospital of Mr. P.J. (Sonny) Quinn, Castletown Geoghegan, Mullingar and formerly Drumdiffer, and of Mullaghboy-born Miss Anne Carter, daughter of Mrs. Mary Ellen and the late Mr. Eddie Carter, Multyfarnham. R. I. P.
The proceeds of the Drumreilly challenge game in Carrickmakeegan on St. Stephen’s Day at 1.30p.m. will be donated to the Jack and Jill Foundation. The support of all is sought for a worthy cause, and also for a novel game between the present team and a team drawn from the veteran players.