26 Jun 2022


St. Helen’s Ladies

St. Helen’s Ladies

St Helens Junior Team will play Dunedin Connolly’s at 1.30 pm on Sunday next in Monaduff Park Drumlish. As this is a home game for the team your support is vital. So far the team have shown great tenacity, great skill, super fitness and a “never say die attitude”. We need your support for Sunday to support and encourage the girls, and with lady luck on their side they might be in an all Ireland final after next weekend – we surely hope so. The team will be represented by Bronagh Brady, Ellie Collumb, Kerrie Donnelly, Leah Donnelly, Katie Mc Kenna, Sinéad Corrigan,, Ailish Noonan, Laura Burke, Aisling O’Hara, Della McLoughlin, Mairead O’Reilly, Ciara Donnelly, Leanna Keane, Sinéad Hughes, Sarah Murphy, Catríona O’Hara, Patricia O’Hara, Orla Noonan(Captain), Emma Farley, Emma Davis, Rachel Murphy, and Louise Quinn. The team is managed by Ken Leonard, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrove and Joe Leonard. We wish them every success on Sunday , Already this team has brought great pride to the Parish, and we hope it continues to be so. One way or another, this team has made everyone proud of their achievements so far and we will all be rooting for them on Sunday. Good luck girls!


Fine Gael Convention for the Granard/Drumlish Electoral Area held in Ballinalee

The above took place on Sunday night last in the Community Hall Ballinalee. Michael Carrigy, Ballinalee and Paraic Brady, Drumlish were elected to contest the forthcoming local elections in 2014. However Fine Gael Headquarters reserved the right to add two or more names to the ballot paper in the near future. We join their families and friends in wishing Micheál and Páraic every success in the future and await the decision of HQ in the coming weeks.

Cilleo Yew Tree Players

Our upcoming production of ‘A Stolen Child’ directed by Mickey Kenny will take to the stage on Saturday 30thNovember, Sunday 1st December and Monday 2nd December in Ennybegs Community Centre. Booking lines will open on November 20th. Tickets cost 10euro. Booking is essential so please call  087-2911994  to book your ticket. A great nights entertainment not to be missed!

Fundraising Draw
Our Fundraising Draw took place in O’ Reilly’s Bar & Lounge on Saturday 26th October. Congratulations to our prize winners: 1. €1,000 Marie Maguire, USA. 2. 32” TV John O’ Sullivan, Esker North. 3. €100 Voucher Patsy McNally, Greagh. 4. €100 Voucher Marian McNally, Greagh. 5. €100 Voucher John L Donnolly, Kiltycreevagh.  We would like to thank our sponsors: Sean Whitney, Ganley’s Hardware Longford, Paddy O’ Neill, Mulleady Group, Seamus Keane Costcutter, Philip Davis Garage, Anthony McKeon Tyres, Lough Rynne Hotel, John McKeon Bottle Wholesalers, Martin & Micheal Mulleady, Longford Swimming Pool & Peter Gill.  We would also like to thank Benny O’Reilly & family for the use of his premises on the night and Ballinamuck Cemetery Committee for their generous donation of €500.00.  A total of €5,880.00 has been raised from the draw and we would like to thank everyone for their generous support. Preparations are well underway for our next fundraising event “Miss Diva” which will take  place in The Village Inn on Saturday 14th December, a date for your diary.  More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Ballinamuck Diary

A meeting of The 98 hall committee will take place on this Wednesday 13th @8pm .All members are asked to attend.

 Ballinamuck Enhancement

A meeting will be held this Wednesday 13th November at 8.00pm in ’98 hall Everyone welcome. Ballinamuck Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in the ‘98Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday 8th December. Ballinamuck Bingo is moving to the earlier start time now 8.30pm every Tuesday due to winter time .Nightly prize fund of €1300 .Everyone welcome ! Ballinamuck Children’s Choir practice with Mairead Whelan & Enda McKenna Tuesday 12th November in St. Patrick’s Church from 6.15 – 6.50pm.

Autumn Station Masses take place in the Ballinamuck area of the parish. If you are willing to host a station in your area please contact Fr. Patsy.


St Vincent’s Minor Club AGM will take place on Saturday 30 th of November in the clubhouse Monaduff @8pm . All parents, mentors and players are invited to come along .Our aim is to provide all children in the parish with Gaelic training in a secure and safe environment and we hope you will come along and support us in anyway. See you there !

Text Alert System

The 5 euro contribution towards the text alert in your area is now needed for renewal of the scheme. Please put your contribution in the envelopes provided and give to any committee member.

Whizz Kids

Childcare Assistant required - A Childcare Assistant is required for Whizzkids Drumlish Community Childcare LTD (FAS criteria applies 19.5 hrs per week, must be 25 yrs or over) Garda Vetting required. This is a three year contract and all childcare training is Free

If you feel you are eligible and would like to work in childcare please contact Alice Connell on 043 3329559/086 3451057 or Thomas Gill on 043 3324054/086 8487548 as soon as possible.


Every success to The Mulligan Sisters who will perform Operatic and Sacred Arias along with Musical Theatre favourites in Concert at the Church of St. Camillus Killucan Co.Westmeath on Saturday November 30th at 8.00pm sharp. Tickets available on the door costing 10 euro.

Pensions Clinic

Co.Longford Citizens Information Service is holding a Pensions Clinic every Tuesday morning from 10.00am – 1.00pm specifically for the purpose of assisting people with social insurance records to establish their pension eligibility and entitlement. To make an appointment contact CIS0761075890.


A special collection will be taken up on Sunday next 17th November to support the humanitarian work of Trócaire in Syria. This collection will be used to support humanitarian relief in Syria and to alleviate the plight of Christians in the wider Middle East.

Fundraising Campaign

Trócaire’s door-to-door fundraisers will be in your area for a couple of days during November/December 2013. The fundraisers are clearly identifiable as they will be wearing a blue branded Trócaire jacket. Also each fundraiser will be carrying photoID. The purpose of their visit to your area is to raise awareness of the work Trócaire does and to ask people if they would like to support Trócaire with a monthly direct debit.Trócaire works with thepoorest families and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America helping to build better futures. Please support this campaign if you can. Please visit our website If you have any queries, please call Gillian Neary/Susan Kirk, Trócaire Maynooth 0035315293333.

Community Centre

We have organised indoor underage coaching for all under 8/10 for October and November in the Community  Centre Drumlish. This will be a 45 minute session which will be aimed at improving skills of each player. It will finish up with a Xmas party for all kids to finish out year. Under 8 Fridays 6.30-7.15 Under 10 Fridays 7.15-8. All Welcome.


Molly Rose Collum, daughter of David and Ciara, Lettergullion, Ballinamuck was recently baptised and welcomed into the Faith family family of our parish. We congratulate her parents also.

Badminton Club.

Badminton will take place in Drumlish Community Centre every Thursday night at 9.00pm. New members welcome and beginners particularly welcome.

Music Lessons

Music Lessons for children and adults – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo,& keyboard. If interested contact Enda McKenna 087-9980615.

Car boot sale

Drumlish Village and Area Enhancement –  are gathering for another car boot sale and welcome any recyclable and saleable items that you no longer have use for. Contact Dympna 043-3324538 or any member of our Area Enhancement or Tidy Town Team – items can be collected if necessary…

White Collar Boxing

A Date for your diary. Gaels Utd FC is hosting a White Collar Boxing event in Drumlish Community Centre on Saturday 7th December. There are already several names lined up for various bouts for what should be a memorable night’s boxing. For enquiries call 0860761556. More details over the coming weeks.

Recent Deaths

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Bibi, her husband and her family, on the recent death of her father, Ján Gaidos in Slovakia recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim dílís.

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