Waist Removal: Welcome back to Waist Removal and welcome to our new members. The Weigh-ins are at 7.30pm - 8.15pm every Wednesday night. It was great to see such a great turnout for Boxercise on last Wednesday night. We thank Gene McManus for facilitating the class. This class is full and the next block of 4 weeks start on 6th Feb at 6.45pm. If you wish to join the next block of classes, please contact Mary on 086 3020111 or Ruth on 086 0750431. The classes cost 20 euro for 4 weeks which is payable on the first night.
Enjoyable Night: The audience in Drumreilly Community Centre on last Sunday night thoroughly enjoyed the Acorn Players presentation night of Jimmy Keary’s hilarious three-act comedy “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”. A well balanced cast of Margaret Healy (Aggie Foley), Nicola Kearns (Lucy Lacy), Pauric McLoughlin (Gabriel Foley), Anella McGuinness (Chrissie McCabe), Philip Flood (Liam Gavigan), Monica O Reilly (Hazel Myers), Margaret Healy (Morag De Courcey) and Dave Price (Clive Snell) with wholesome minute comedy insured that, in the best traditions of amateur acting, they sent an appreciative audience home laughing. Thanks for your help Acorn Players with the fundraiser for St. Mary’s N.S. Drumlea.
Dancing Classes: The McCartin S.D. classes will recommence on Tuesday January 15th and Thursday January 17th in Drumreilly Community Centre.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the relatives of the late Mrs. Rose Galligan, Drumlara, Killeshandra. Her funeral took place on Saturday last following Mass of the Resurrection in Killeshandra Church to the adjoining cemetery. Faoi chúmhdach na naomh go raibh a hanam.
Winners at Bingo: The following were among the winners in Drumreilly on last Friday night: Shauna Lavin, Corrawallen, Declan Darcy, Aughawillan, Anne Whitlow, Lismacniff, Michelle McCabe, Corrawallen, Mary O Rourke, Corlough, Patricia Morrow, Ballykiltyfea, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Kathleen Canning, Bohey, Cassie Dolan, Calloughs, Mary Curran, Aughavas, Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore, Margaret McKeon, Aughatowney, Lorna McKiernan, Kilmore, Thomas Tierney, Carrigallen, Patricia Corby, Ballinamore, Francie Flanagan, Ballinamore, Siobhán Gannon, Drimmien, Bridget Corby, Kilmore, Tommy Cassidy, Drumgowna, Lily Leddy, Gubbs, Pauline Darcy, Aughawillan, Pat Conefrey, Corrawallen, Shirley Gooheen, Drumraine, Anne Nicholl, Cloone, Caoimhe Gaffney, Mullaghboy, Eileen Wrynn, Tarmon, Mary Conway, Drumnamore, Kathleen Carthy, Clogher, Lily O Neill, Carrigallen, Debbie Keaney, Aughacashel, Charlie McCartin, Keelrin, Eileen McGovern, Ardra. Bingo will continue on next Friday at 8.30 p.m. The Committee thanks all for their support.
Down Memory Lane: A newspaper report last week on the death on January 4th of Mr. Frank (Duskey) Ellis, late of “Monte Vista” The Dunes, Strandhill, Co, Sligo, calls to mind for this writer the visit of a travelling show to Drumreilly Hall in 1962. The entertainers known as The “Duskeys” stayed for a week, and drew full houses nightly with drama, music, recitation, singing, magic etc. Talented actor, the late Frank was father of singer Sandy (Barbara) Kelly, who with her sister, who were enrolled in Gortahose N.S. on December 16th 1972, where they attended for the duration of their stay in Drumlea. May his soul rest in peace.
Active Age Snippets: Fourteen members attended last Wednesday’s weekly meeting. The disbursement of the profits accruing from the sale of the Christmas wraths was decided. Also on the agenda was the St, Valentine’s Social, the payment of rent for the meetings of 2012 and preparations for the Forum and the A.G.M. The Annual General Meeting of Drumreilly Active Age Group will take place in the Community Centre on this Wednesday night January 16th.at 8.00 p.m. It is important that all members are in attendance. Earlier in the evening the Group will host the Sth. Leitrim Forum. The members extend a welcome to new members.
Lotto Draw: The following numbers were drawn on January 2nd: 1,3,12 and 25. The €20 winners were John Maguire, Mullaghmore, Graeme Taylor, Clonboyher, Lismacniff, Shane Maguire Ballymac Inn, Ciaran McCabe Aughavas, Angela Creamer Kiltyhugh and Liz Baxter Corratillon. The next Draw with a Jackpot of €10,300 will be held in Bobby Joes on the 16th of January.
Recalling January 1993: Drumreilly Gaels were whooping it up at their Club Disco in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore. Drumreilly Community Care Committee played hosts to forty five of our senior citizens at a party in the Community Centre. Raging gales caused damage to the roof of St. Mary’s Church. Drumreilly Club was the recipient of the Leitrim Pitch of the Year award at the Oíche Scléipe in Kelly’s Hotel, Mohill. Elected for the 18th time Seán Maxwell held the record as the longest serving member in charge of Leitrim Co. Board’s finances. Drumreilly were beaten 3-8 to 2-9 by Drumkeerin in the U-16 Winter League final. The lineout was Denis Smith, Seán Mitchell, Niall Bohan, Niall Gallogly, Gene Connolly, Martin Flynn, Francis Flynn, Connell McGovern, Thomas Connolly, Declan McCauley, Shane Maguire, Paul Bohan, Enda Beirne, Noel McGirl and Kenneth Darcy. Sub used: Michael McGirl.