Minor Championship

Minor Championship

A well-drilled St. Felim’s fifteen had too much fire power for a much depleted St. Brigid’s and ran out convincing winners at Ballinamore on Wednesday of last week. St. Brigid’s showed early industry, and following a point each courtesy of Fintan Fitzpatrick, Dylan Mimna, and Conor Gaffney and a cracking goal from Conor Cullen, were ahead by 1-3 to 0-4 midway through the first half. Two Luke Murphy points and a great goal courtesy of Dean McGovern to finish off a solo run turned the tables on St. Brigid’s, giving the winners a twenty third minute lead, which they never subsequently surrendered. It was mo re of the same in the second half as the St. Felim’s target practice continued with an over-worked St. Brigid’s defence being wrong-footed time and again by a cohesive Felim’s forward line. The St. Brigid’s panel was Keith Harvey, Ryan Cull, Ryan Cull, Jack McGirl, Ronan Maxwell, Ciaran O’Haire, Philip Dolan, Donal McCabe, Conor Gaffney, Conor Cullen, Peter Prior, Fintan Fitzpatrick, Michael Prior, Dylan Mimna, Declan Flanagan Paddy Sammon, Mark Plunkett, Fergal McTague, Ben McGirl, Piarais Dolan, Daniel Boyle, Daire McNiff and Adam Kearns. PS: We wish corner back Ryan Cull, who received a facial injury, an early recovery and return to continuity.

Winners at Bingo

The following were among the winners at last Friday’s Bingo session in Drumreilly Community Centre: Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Anne McCaffrey, Ballinamore, Margaret Barry, Killegorman, Barry Taylor, Clonboyher, Mick Prior, Lisacarn, Lily Curran, Ballinamore, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Eileen Mulcahy, Corrawallen, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Betty Taylor, Clonboyher, Patricia Morrow, Kiltyfea, Declan Darcy, Aughawillan, Grace Crearer, Tony Galligan, Killeshandra, Benny Connolly, Drumlea, Margaret Flanagan, Ballinamore, Michael Whelan, Drumgunny, Gemma Maguire, Aughalough, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney, Pauline Smith, Drumury, Mickey Flanagan, Drumarigna, Anna Rose Mitchell, Augharan, Lily Sorahan, Drumlish, Bernadette O;Kane, Aughawillan, J. Barry, Drumshanbo, Kathleen Gray, Carrigallen, Alice Shields, Ballinamore, Peggy Flynn, Keshcarrigan, Margaret Galligan, Killeshandra, Nan Connolly, Ardunsaghan, Kevin Beirne, Satrissaun, Eileen Gallagher, Mohill and Brigid Looby, Curraghtawy. Bingo will continue on next Friday, September 12th at 9pm.

Parish Ministries

The following are the parish ministries in St. Mary’s Church Drumlea in September: Readers: Karen Bentley and Aoife Donegan; Collectors: Tommy Connolly and Michael Mitchell; Counters; Imelda McGovern, Síle McCabe and Maureen Maguire; Altar Society: Maura Gaffney and Clodagh Connolly; Ministers of the Eucharist: Maureen Maguire and Pádraig Gaffney.

Recalling September 1993

Wedding bells rang for Michael Donohoe, Gortermone and Martina Delaney, Dohern in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen. Rev. Stanley Johnson presided at the Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony in St. Columba’s Church, Corrawallen. Brian and Teresa Kennedy were winners of a Lakelands O Neill Dairies Enterprise Award. Extensive repairs, which include the construction of a new roof and interior and exterior painting, were being carried out on St. Mary’s Church, Drumlea. The following were among the medal winners at the C.R.N. Feis in Drumlish: Rachel Kennedy (1st in Reel and 2nd in Hornpipe), Marian Mulligan (1st in Reel), Jennifer O Reilly (4th in Reel), Mary McKeon (3rd in

Hornpipe) and Linda O Reilly (3rd in Single Jig.). Drumreilly marked theirDiv.1 U-12 League debut with a 0-15 to 0-6 win over Drumkeerin, were narrowly beaten by 2-3 o 1-5 by Allen Gaels and were later beaten by St, Mary’s, Gortletteragh and Mohill . The U-16s collected full Winter League points with a 2-13 to 0-5 win over Aughnasheelin. In Junior League Drumreilly beat Kiltubrid 1-10 to 2-5 and in a Division 1 relegation battle after being on level terms at half time, beat Aughnasheelin by 0-17 to 0-11. The team lineout was Martin McCartin, Chris Mimna, Pat Connolly, Des Donegan, Pádraig Holahan, Gerard Holahan (4pts.), Ivan Hewson (pt.), Pat Donohoe (pt.), Ollie Maguire (pt.), Tommy Connolly (4pts.), Aidan Holahan (4pts), Seán Mitchell, James Holahan (2pts.), Gary Donohoe and Jamesy Maguire. Subs: Frank Holahan and Connell McGovern. The deaths took place of Drumdiffer-born Sr. Albert McKiernan, Marist Convent Ck on Shannon, Mrs. Mary Brigid McCartin, Sranadarragh and Mrs Kathleen Bree, Downpatrick and formerly Aughalough. R.I.P.

Sounds of Revelry

The hills around Drumcoura, Derrygoan, Drumlea, Kilmore, Carrickmakeegan, Ardunsaghan etc. were alive to the sounds of music and song last weekend when thousands of music lovers from various parts of Ireland converged on Drumcoura City for the Americana Country Music Festival. Mother Nature was in benign mood, and apart from a slightly weepy Friday evening the good weather contributed immensely to the enjoyment of three days and nights. There was plenty of diversity in the programme with the names of Lee Matthews, Ray Lynam, Brian Coll, Mike Denver, Trevor Smith, Charlie McGettigan, Jimmy Buckley, Richie Remo etc. prominent, and variety acts such as a Car Show, Line Dancing, a Treasure Hunt, a Lasso Show designed to further satisfy the tastes of young and old.