Corr: Pat Conefrey e-mail: patconefrey@gmail.com

Connacht Success

The CRN Connacht Irish Dancing Championships were held recently over a three day period on the Roscommon, Westmeath Border in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone. Over four hundred dancers competed daily, with places at the All Ireland Championship up for grabs! Forty nine pupils from the McCartin SD qualified for the All Ireland Championships from the event across solo and team competitions. The following pupils collected prizes and have qualified for the All Ireland Championships which will be held in May in 2015. Under 6 Yrs.: Caoimhe Casey, Aughavas, 2nd U-6 Championship, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone, 5th U-6 Championship. Under 7: Kayla Gill, Fenagh, 2nd U-7 Championship. Under 8: James Stringer, Aughawillan, 2nd U-8 Championship. Under 9: James Gilheany, Fenagh, 1st U-9 Championship, Brian Óg Murphy, Killeshandra, 3rd U-9 Championship, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, 4th U-9 Championship, Rachel Dolan, Aughawillan. Under 10: Caoimhe Cullen, Aughnasheelin, 8th U-10 Championship, Under 11: Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin, 1st -11 Championship, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, 1st U-11 Championship, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, 3rd U-11 Championship, Cian Mc Govern, Fenagh, 5th U-11 Championship, Clara O Kelly, Drumeela. Under 12: Shauna Murray, Ballyconnell, 1st U-12 Championship, Gemma

Mc Namara, Cloone, 5th U-12 Championship. Under 13:Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, 1st U-13 Championship, Conor Edwards, Newtowngore, 3rd U-13 Championship, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, 3rd U-13 Championship, Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin, 5th U-13 Championship, Ella Stringer, Aughawillan, 9th U-13 Championship. Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, Cillian Cullen, Aughnasheelin, Edel Kiernan, Carrigallen. Under 14:Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, 1st U-14 Championship, Sophie McGreal, Dowra, 3rd U-14 Championship. Under 15: Orla Kiernan, Carrigallen, 2nd U-15 Championship, Helen O’Rourke, Corlough, 3rd U-15 Championship, Niamh Donegan, Drumreilly, 3rd U-15 Championship, Shane Mc Gourty Mohill, 3rd U-15 Championship, Luke Murphy, Killeshandra, 5th U-15 Championship, Sinead Edwards, Newtowngore, 6th U-15 Championship, Caoimhe Gaffney, Drumreilly, 7th U-15 Championship, Louise Cafferty, Fenagh, 8th U-15 Championship,

Stephanie Daly, Drumreilly, 9th U-13 Championship. Under 17: Rebecca Marsden, Ballyconnell, 1st U-17 Championship, Shannon Edwards, Newtowngore, 4th U-17 Championship, Emma Sorohan, Gortletteragh, 6th U-17 Championship, Aoife Cafferty, Fenagh, 7th U-17 Championship, Clodagh Mitchell, Mohill, 9th U-17 Championship, Emer McCabe, Drumreilly, Michelle Mc Cabe, Drumreilly, Niamh Mc Cabe, Drumreilly, Tom Gilheany, Fenagh

Under 18: Aliene Mc Partland, Kildallan, 3rd U-18 Championship. Under 19: Aoibheann Flynn, Ballinamore, 1st U-19 Championship. Under 21: Barry Taylor, Newtowngore, 1st U- 21 Championship. Over 21: Paula Mc Partland, Kildallan, 1st Over 21 Championship, Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly, 4th Over 21 Championship. Congratulations to the pupils and their teacher Karl Mc Cartin ADCRN.

An Aimsir Láithreach

Early in the week high winds, sleet showers, a light snowfall, night frost caused some disruption, which forced the cancellation of the South Leitrim Active Age Forum on Wednesday in Drumreilly Community Centre, and also the Bingo session on Friday night.

Recalling January 1995

The officers elected at the Drumreilly G.A.A. Club annual general meeting were Chairman: Tommy Connolly; Secretary: Martin McCartin; Treasurers: Des Donegan and Michael Holahan. Forty guests were seated at the Drumreilly Care of the Aged Committee New Year Party in the Community Centre. Seán Donohoe was the lucky winner of a St. Patrick’s Day Trip for Two to New York in a Draw promotes d by Killeshandra Band. Cathal Daly and Elizabeth Keegan had announced their engagement in New York. Set Dancing Classes under Dancing Teacher Miss Kathleen Moffett resumed in the Community Centre. A cocktail of high winds, snow, sleet, frost and torrential rain forced the cancellation of the Youth Band practice, the set-dancing classes, the Foróige Club meetings, and the Care of the Aged meeting, a senior football game in Carrickmakeegan, and the closure for two days of St. Mary’s N.S. Interior painting of St. Mary’s Church was nearing completion. There was joy for Pádraig and Maura Gaffney with the new arrival of their baby daughter. Pat Donohoe was one of eight Leitrim players selected for the Connacht Railway Cup team. After nineteen consecutive years of handling the Leitrim Co. Board finances, Treasurer Seán Maxwell called it a day. The deaths took place in England of former Keelrin resident Mr. Lawrence (Lal) Reilly, and of nonagenarian Mr. Paddy McGirl, Drumraine. R. I. P.

Active Age Snippets

It was decided at the last meeting of Drumreilly Active Age Group to cancel the St. Valentine’s Social. The proceeds of the Christmas wreath sales have been donated to a local charity. The snowfall caused the cancellation of the weekly meeting on last Wednesday night. All members are asked to attend this week’s meeting on Wednesday January 21st, as it is the annual general meeting of the group.