Minor League Draw: It was the battle of the Gaels on Saturday last as Garadice Gaels and Melvin Gaels divided the spoils in what was an entertaining Minor League game on the dry sod of Kinlough, the fare made all the more entertaining because of the spring sunshine. The final score was 1-12 to 0-15. The Garadice Gaels lineout was as follows: Darragh McNiff, Rory McTague, Pierce Dolan, Donal McCabe, Ronan Maxwell, Killian Lavin, Mark Plunkett (0-5), Fergal McTague, Dylan Mimna, (0-3) Declan Flanagan, Adam Kearns, Conor Gaffney (1-4) and Michael Prior. Sub used: Kieran O Haire.
Winners at Bingo: The following figured among the leaders on last Friday night in Drumreilly: Conor Edwards, Newtowngore, Michael McGovern, Crossdrummon, Pauline Curran, Drumury, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Rosemary Kilkenny Bundarragh, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill, Marie Mulligan, Mount Ida, Margaret Gallagher, Ballinamore, Ella Maguire, Aughalough, Lily O Neill, Carrigallen, Bernadette Grimes. Drumconlevan, Brigid Smith, Mahana, Mary McBrien, Aughalough, Damian Darcy Aughawillan, Mary O Rourke, Corlough, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Geraldine McBrien, Camber, Cian Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Eileen McGovern, Ardra, Michael Donohoe, Drumcoura, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Megan Lavin, Corrawallen, Jimmy Mulligan, Mount Ida, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Kathleen Prior, Ballinamore and Mary McGovern, Cattan. Bingo will continue on next Wednesday at 8.30 p.m. As ever, we thank you for your support.
Sympathy: The death has taken place of Mrs. Teresa McGerty, Longfield. Her funeral took place on Monday last following Mass of the Resurrection in St. Mary’s Church, Drumeela to the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her sons, sister, grandchildren and other relatives, which include her niece Veronica McKeon, Drumlea and members of the McCartin family, Ardunsaghan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Active Age: All members are asked to attend the weekly meeting on this Wednesday March. The collection and distribution of Intervention cheese, butter and rice is one of the items to be discussed.
Recalling March 1990: Wedding bells rang in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen for Jimmy McGovern, Crickeen and Helena Grimes, Cornaughy, Carrigallen. National Tree Week was observed at St. Mary’s N.S. with the planting of twenty broad-leaved young trees. The Drumreilly Minor team of Christopher Mimna, Noel Connolly, Aidan Holahan, Declan Holahan, Patrick Connolly, Patsy Mimna, Pádraig Lunney, Pádraig Holahan, and Oliver Maguire Sub: Thomas Connolly was beaten by three points by Aughnasheelin. Former Curraghtowey resident Mr. Christy Canning, war hero and entrepreneur was Guest of Honour at a Leitrim Society Dinner in New York. St. Mary’s Youth Band performed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in both Longford and Mullingar. The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. of Drumreilly Community Centre Committee: Chairman: Fr. John Sexton; Secretary: Bridie Mulligan; Treasurers: Tom Fee and Charlie McCartin. The deaths took place at Mount Carmel Hospital of nonagenarian Mrs. Margaret King, Terenure, retired teacher who was formerly on the teaching staff in Dohern and Gortahose schools, former Dumreilly resident Victor Egar Patterson, Belfast, Drumdiffer-born Michael Mitchell, former Drumcoura resident Mr. Paddy Kearns, Hammersmith, who played at left half back in 1931 when Drumreilly won the Leitrim Senior Championship and of Crickeen-born ninety-seven years old Elizabeth Brady nee Reilly New York. R. I. P.
Lotto Draw: The following were the numbers drawn on February 13th in Reynold’s Bar: 3, 9, 22, 27. The winners of 20 each were Peter McGovern, Tullytrasna, Corlough; Ross Dooner, Ballinamore; Jack Foley, Carrick; Séamus Maguire, Carrigallen; Mary T. Prior, Greagh, Corraleehan and Oliver Brady, Bawnboy. The numbers drawn on February 27th were 17, 25, 27 and 28. The cash winners were Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra; Sheila Kirwan, Drumcoura; Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna; Anna Mae Denneny, Kinkeen; Padraig McGovern, Knockmore, Corlough; Johns Francis McGovern, Viking Bar and Rose Darcy, Lahard, Ballinamore. The next draw with a Jackpot of 10,700 will be held on Wednesday, March 13th in Shortt’s, Ballinamore.