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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 25th December 2011

Lá Nollag
Christmas Day

Lá Fhéile Stiofáin
St. Stephen's Day
(26/12/2011)

Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
Feast of the Holy Family
(30/12/2012)

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - People of the parish
Sunday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Sunday 25th 11.30am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Thursday 29th 7pm: Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen
Friday 30th 7pm: Tim Murray, Kielty and the Murray family
Saturday 31st 8pm: Patrick & Mary Lennon, Ardkeenan
Sunday 1st 10am: Tommy McDonnell, Clonark

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: Christmas Day - Johnny Shine
Sunday 1st 11am: Johnny & Nora Halligan

Rest in Peace
Irene Mulligan, Taylorstown
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Nollaig Shona
The priests of the parish wish you and your families every blessing for Christmas and the new year.

Thank You
Drum Art Group would like to thank everyone who supported so generously to their cake sale, coffee morning and art sale last Sunday. €401 was raised and proceeds were donated to St Vincent de Paul.

Drum Bingo
No bingo on Friday 30th December. Next bingo on Friday 6th January at 8.30pm in Drum Community Centre. We urgently need new volunteers to assist with running bingo - please come along any Friday night during bingo (8.30-10.30pm) or see www.drum.ie/volunteer

Parish Calendars
Available at the back of the Church.

Church Maintenance Fund
The parish wish to gratefully acknowledge a donation of €4,650 from the Kinghts of St. Columbanus towards our Church Maintenance Fund. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

Athlone Joint Parish Bingo
No bingo on Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day). Afternoon bingo on Sunday 1st January 2012 (New Year's Day) starting at 3.30pm.

Lost Wedding/Engagement Rings
White gold rings of great sentimental value were lost on Thursday 15th December in Athlone. If found, please contact the Sacristy at 090-6494150.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Mass Times

St. Brigid's Drum, Drum
Saturday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 9pm
Sunday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Clonown
Saturday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 9pm
Sunday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 11am

Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Athlone
Saturday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 10pm
Sunday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 9am, 10.30am and 12pm

Amanna Aifrinn na Nollag

Séipéal Naomh Bríd, An Droim
Dé Sathairn 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 9i.n.
Dé Domhnaigh 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 10r.n. agus 11.30r.n.

Séipéal Muire Mháthair an Taoibh Bhealaigh, Cluain Eamhain
Dé Sathairn 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 9i.n.
Dé Domhnaigh 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 11r.n.

Séipéal Naomh Peader agus Pól, Baile Átha Luain
Dé Sathairn 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 10i.n.
Dé Domhnaigh 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 9r.n., 10.30r.n. agus 12i.n.

Clann na nGael Notes

St. Stephen's Day
The annual ‘Married’ V ‘Singles’ game takes place on St Stephen's day in Johnstown at 1.30pm. The last two games took place in Arctic conditions, but we are promised a balmy 11 degrees for the game this year, so those who attend will be treated to a high scoring game. There will be a full evening of entertainment in the clubhouse afterwards. This year funds raised will go to the Mater Heart house, where screening for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome takes place. The video of our recent cycle will be shown. All are welcome to play in the game, the more the merrier. Bring along a friend!

Lotto
Next week's lotto draw will take place in the clubhouse on St. Stephen’s day during the festivities. Sellers are asked to have tickets ready for collection in their usual locations at 1pm St. Stephen’s day or else bring them to the clubhouse before 3pm. Jackpot next week €2,200

Into The West
The latest edition of Into the West has just been released. Click here to obtain your copy: http://www.connachtgaa.ie/magazine.php

JobBridge internships with Roscommon County Board
The following internships are currently available with Roscommon GAA County Board under the JobBridge scheme (Click on each job title for details):
-Games Development Administration Assistant
-Games Development Project Coordinator
-Hurling Development Project Coordinator
-Monksland - Urban Development Project Coordinator
These internships will commence in February 2012. In certain cases the intern will require their own transport and a full, clean driver's licence. The deadline for all applications is Friday 13th January 2012. Please take note of whether you are required to submit a CV or a Standard Application Form.

Nollaig Shona
The club would like to wish all members and friends a very happy Christmas.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 18th December 2011

An Ceathrú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehanbee
Sunday 18th 10am: Thomas & Elizabeth Lennon, Creggane
Monday 19th 7.30pm: Penitential Rite in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church
Tuesday 20th 7pm: Tommy & Kathleen Lennon, Clonbullia
Wednesday 21st 7pm: Paddy Nicholson, Lisdillure
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Eileen Murray, Crannagh
Friday 23rd 7pm: Martin & Nancy Mulvey, Johnstown
Saturday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - People of the parish
Sunday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Sunday 25th 11.30am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 18th 11am: John Dunning and his parents Michael & Delia, The Park
Saturday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass
Sunday 25th 11am: Christmas Day - Johnny Shine

Rest in Peace
Johnny Dunne, Carrickobrien (brother of Kathleen Redrobe and Eleanor Foley)
Maurice McManus, Longford and late of Cornafulla South (uncle of Mary Keogh, Cornafulla South)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Coffee morning
Drum Art Group are holding a cake sale and art exhibition in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 18th December from 10am–1pm. Proceeds in aid of local charity. All are welcome. Please support.

Cornafulla Christmas Fair
Cornafulla N.S. are holding their annual Christmas Fair in the school on Tuesday 20th December from 10am–1pm. Please support. All are welcome.

Ardkeenan Christmas Play
Ardkeenan N.S. are holding their annual Christmas Play in Drum Parish Hall on Wednesday 21st December starting at 6.30pm. Please support. All welcome.

Christmas Bingo in Drum
On Friday 23rd December at 8.30pm in Drum Community Centre. Extra prizes to be won on the night. Raffle with hampers and other prizes to be won. Doors open at 8pm, game starts at 8.30pm.

Volunteers needed for Drum Bingo
We urgently need new volunteers to assist with running bingo on Friday nights. Even if you can only give half an hour each week, or one night per month, please do get involved. If you're interested, please come along to Drum Community Centre any Friday night during bingo (8.30-10.30pm) or see www.drum.ie/volunteer

St. Vincent de Paul
Annual church gate collection takes place at Drum Church on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December. Please give generously.

Penitential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas on Monday 19th December at 7.30pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. A number of priests will be available for confessions. Please make a special effort to attend.

Christmas Envelopes and Parish Calendars
Will be distributed early next week by your local area distributor/collector. We would like to thank most sincerely all our parish collectors for all their help throughout the year and wish wish them and their families a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.

Buccaneers Annual Tractor Run
On St. Stephens Day, assembling 10.30am onwards at Dubarry Park at the Bounty, Athlone, departing 12pm sharp until 2.30pm. Entry fee: €20 per tractor. Fun Day for the family – all welcome. To book: contact 086-1732711 or rugby@dubarrypark.com

Church Maintenance Fund
The parish wish to gratefully acknowledge an anonymous donation of €2,000 towards our Church Maintenance Fund. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Clonark Garda Station
Station now open with the following opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-11.30am and 2.30pm-4pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-4pm.
When the station is closed, contact can be made with the Gardaí on patrol via mobile 086-6068819 or 090-6437102.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Monday 7am, Tuesday 12pm midday, Friday 4pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street, Athlone: 090-6498755.

Youth Café open in Athlone
Calling all teenagers! A new youth café is now open in Gateway Project, St. Mary's Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone. Come along and see what it's all about. Thursdays 5-7pm for 10-12 years old. Friday 5-7pm for 1st/2nd/3rd years. Friday 7.30-9pm for TY/4th/5th/6th years. Admission €2. Opportunity to relax with friends, play pool, play Wii/Xbox and receive educational support if needed. Telephone 086-0279149 or call in for more information.

Athlone Joint Parish Bingo
Christmas bingo with spot prizes on Sunday 18th December in the Dean Crowe Theatre and St. Mary's N.S. (Fair Green) staring at 8pm.
No bingo on Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day).
Afternoon bingo starting at 3.30pm on Sunday 1st January 2012 (New Year's Day).

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Dates for your dairies:
  • St. Stephen’s Day the usual charity match throws in at 1.30pm in Johnstown, with refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards. We’ll have more details on this next week
  • Minor board and Ladies board under-age presentation will take place on 8th January in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland. More details later.
  • The Dinner Dance will round off the club’s 75th anniversary celebrations in Athlone Springs hotel on 3rd February. This promises to be a terrific night. More details closer to the event.

Club Lotto
Numbers drawn 8, 11, 14, 28. Congratulations to Anne Gaffey, winner of jackpot €7,800. Next week’s jackpot starts again at €2,000.

If you wish to include someone on the Clann Notes email list or have anything to be included in the club notes, please contact pkillian@eircom.ie

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 11th December 2011

An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Third Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 10th 8pm: Kathleen Brennan, Clonark
Sunday 11th 10am: Mary Glynn, Crannagh
Monday 12th 7pm: Maureen Shine, Birchgrove, Ballinasloe (late of Drumlosh)
Tuesday 13th 8pm: Holy Hour
Wednesday 14th 7pm: John O’Neill, Clonellan
Friday 16th 7pm: Moll & Roseanne McManus, Cornafulla South
Saturday 17th 11am: Christy McManus, Manchester and late of Thornhill (Month's Mind)
Saturday 17th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehanbee
Sunday 18th 10am: Thomas & Elizabeth Lennon, Creggane

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine
Sunday 18th 11am: John Dunning and his parents Michael & Delia, The Park

Monksland Area Christmas Mass
Thursday 15th December at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Baptisms
Dylan Patrick Moran
Claire Theresa Fowler
Congratulations to their parents.

Rest in Peace
Catherine (Kitty) Jones (nee Durney), Clooneen, Athleague (sister of Michael Durney, Cornafulla North)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 11th December commencing at 2pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

Drum Active Age
Will meet in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 13th December at 3pm.

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour for Advent in St. Brigid's Church, Drum on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Advent Prayer Group
"Taking our hearts to the Lord" continuing on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre.

Volunteers needed for Drum Bingo
We urgently need new volunteers to assist with running bingo on Friday nights. Even if you can only give half an hour each week, or one night per month, please do get involved. If you're interested, please come along to Drum Community Centre any Friday night during bingo (8.30-10.30pm) or see www.drum.ie/volunteer

St. Vincent de Paul
Annual church gate collection takes place at Drum Church on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December. Please give generously.

Coffee morning
Drum Art Group are holding a coffee morning in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 18th December from 10am–1pm. Proceeds in aid of local charity. All are welcome.

Clonark Garda Station
Station now open with the following opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-11.30am and 2.30pm-4pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-4pm.
When the station is closed, contact can be made with the Gardaí on patrol via mobile 086-6068819 or 090-6437102.

Dates for your Diary
Confirmation and First Holy Communion
St. Brigid's Church, Drum
-Confirmation for Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 4pm
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone
-Confirmation for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 11am
-Confirmation for Cloonakilla, Summerhill and Clonown schools on Wednesday 23rd May at 11am
-Communion for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Saturday 12th May at 11am
-Communion for Cloonakilla N.S. on Sunday 20th May at 10.30am
-Communion for Summerhill N.S. on Saturday 26th May at 11am

Youth Café open in Athlone
Calling all teenagers! A new youth café is now open in Gateway Project, St. Mary's Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone. Come along and see what it's all about. Thursdays 5-7pm for 10-12 years old. Friday 5-7pm for 1st/2nd/3rd years. Friday 7.30-9pm for TY/4th/5th/6th years. Admission €2. Opportunity to relax with friends, play pool, play Wii/Xbox and receive educational support if needed. Telephone 086-0279149 or call in for more information.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

AGM
The Clann na nGael AGM took place recently in the clubhouse in Johnstown. The following people were elected to the various positions:
  • Presidents – Mike Durney; Paddy Berrigan; Steve Collins
  • Vice President – Tommy Joe Seery
  • Chairman – Oliver Colgan
  • Vice Chairman – Sean Kelly
  • Secretary – Liam Dunne
  • Fixtures Secretary – Raymond Fallon
  • Treasurer – John Costello
  • Assistant Treasurer – Anne Shine
  • Registrar – Padraic Seery
  • Insurance Officer – Daniel Harney
  • PRO – Peadar Killian
  • Senior Team manager – Eamon Harney
  • Junior B Manager – Joey Connaughton
  • Coaching Co-ordinator – Eddie McLoughlin
  • Senior Club Executive – Alan Dunne; Niamh Fallon; Dermot Kelly; Donie Shine; Padraic Naughton; Fran Nicholson; Sean Feeney; Eamon McManus Jr.; PJ Brien; Joe Fallon

Minor Board:
  • Chairman – Gerry Pettit
  • Secretary – Denise McNamara
  • U 18 Manager – Eamon Harney
  • U 16 Manager – Paul Whyte
  • U 14 Manager – Kevin Naughton
  • U 12 Manager – Thomas Seery
  • U 10 Manager – Keith Gavin
  • U 8 Manager – Declan Flaherty

Ladies Board:
  • Chairperson – Mary Keena
  • Secretary – Cliona Dunning
  • Registrar – Niamh Fallon
  • U 18 Manager - Mickey Dunning
  • U 16 Manager – Terry O’Neill
  • U 14 Manager – Tony Flannery
  • U 12 Manager – Peter Shine
  • U 10 Manager – Mark O’Connell

Clann na nGael
Ladies football training every Wednesday evening in Drum Community Centre, from 6-7pm for under 8s and under 10s, and from 7-8pm for under 12s.

Clár Cluichí
Sunday 11 December
County Division 4 League Semi Final: St Croan's v Padraig Pearse's in Johnstown at 1pm.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 4th December 2011

An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Second Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Anna May Bruce
Sunday 4th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Tuesday 6th 7pm: Patrick & Bridget Connaughton, Clonark and deceased family members
Wednesday 7th 8pm: Johnny Harney, Crannagh
Thursday 8th 10am (Holy Day): Mrs. Catherine Keena, husband John & deceased family members
Friday 9th 7pm: Eddie Souza, Boston (Month's Mind) (husband of Eileen McEvilly, Johnstown)
Saturday 10th 8pm: Kathleen Brennan, Clonark
Sunday 11th 10am: Mary Glynn, Crannagh

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 4th 11am: P.J. & Mossey Curley and deceased family members
Thursday 8th 11am: Church Holiday
Sunday 11th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine

Féile Mhuire gan Smál
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday 8th December is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil (Wednesday) 8pm, Thursday 10am.
-Clonown: Thursday 11am.
-Ss Peter & Paul's Church: Vigil (Wednesday) 6.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm.

Baptism
Anna Jane Phillips
Congratulations to her parents.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 11th December commencing at 2pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.
St. Brigid's Church, Drum

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour for Advent in St. Brigid's Church, Drum on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Advent Prayer Group
"Taking our hearts to the Lord" continuing on Tuesday 29th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre and again on Tuesday 6th December at 8pm.

Transition Year Musical
Students of St. Joseph's College, Summerhill and St. Aloysius' College, The Park present "The Emperor's New Clothes" on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December at 7.30pm in Summerhill. Tickets €10 or €5 for OAPs/children.

Slí an Chóiste Residents' Association
Family day on on Sunday 11th December in Monksland Community Centre. Cake sale from 1pm with complimentary tea/coffee, followed by Kiddies Christmas Disco from 3pm. Contact Christian 086-8135394 with any queries.

Athlone Choral Society
Present a Concert of Christmas choral music in St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Church Street, Athlone on Sunday 4th December at 6pm. Tickets €10 available from choir members and at the door on the night.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 8th December at 8pm in St. Anthony's Friary, featuring Army Band, Baritone Derek Ryan and Anam. Tickets €10 and available at Musicworld, Golden Island and the Castle Gift Shop, The Square. The Samaritans are a totally voluntary organisation dedicated to befriending the anxious, lonely, the despairing and the suicidal or anyone who is troubled and just needs to talk to someone in complete confidence. They are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090.

Carol Service
In Athlone Methodist Church, Northgate Street on Thursday 8th December at 8pm. Carols and reading with special guest singers St. Peter's Folk Group. We warmly invite you to come. The collection will be in aid of St. Hilda's Services.

St. Vincent de Paul
Annual flag days take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December. Church gate collections take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December. Please give generously.

Dates for your Diary
Confirmation and First Holy Communion
St. Brigid's Church, Drum
-Confirmation for Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 4pm
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone
-Confirmation for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 11am
-Confirmation for Cloonakilla, Summerhill and Clonown schools on Wednesday 23rd May at 11am
-Communion for Summerhill N.S. on Saturday 5th May at 11am
-Communion for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Saturday 12th May at 11am
-Communion for Cloonakilla N.S. on Sunday 20th May at 10.30am

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 27th November 2011

An Chéad Domhnach den Aidbhint
First Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 26th 8pm: Sister Margaret Lennon, Curryore
Sunday 27th 10am: Thomas Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 27th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Tuesday 29th 7pm: John & Annie McManus, Nure, also Joe Nolan
Wednesday 30th 7pm: Mass for the faithful departed
Friday 2nd 7pm: Paddy & Bridie Moore, Meehambe
Saturday 3rd 11am: Francis Watson, Roscommon and late of Ardkeenan (Month's Mind)
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Anna May Bruce
Sunday 4th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 27th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 4th 11am: P.J. & Mossey Curley and deceased family members

Baptism
Charlie Alexander Ritchie
Congratulations to his parents.

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 27th November, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Drum IFA Branch AGM
Will be held on Monday 28th November at 9pm in Drum Parish Hall. All members are requested to attend.

Clann na nGael
Ladies football training every Wednesday evening in Drum Community Centre, from 6-7pm for under 8s and under 10s, and from 7-8pm for under 12s.

Free Certified FETAC Level 3 Course
Covering Career Planning, Personal Development and IT, 3 sessions per week in Monksland - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-1pm (3 places available) and 1.30-4.30pm (5 places available). Starting immediately and running until April 2012. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Contact Stephanie on 090-6634189.

Advent Prayer Group
"Taking our hearts to the Lord" continuing on Tuesday 29th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre and again on Tuesday 6th December at 8pm.

Healthy Christmas Cookery Demonstration
Organised by St. Joseph's College Parents' Association will be held in the college, Summerhill on Thursday 1st December at 8pm. Tickets €10. Contact 087-691189 for further information.

Transition Year Musical
Students of St. Joseph's College, Summerhill and St. Aloysius' College, The Park present "The Emperor's New Clothes" on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December at 7.30pm in Summerhill. Tickets €10 or €5 for OAPs/children.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Monday 3am, Monday 7am, Thursday 9am, Thursday 4pm, Friday 3pm, Friday 4pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street at 090-6498755.

Dysart Rural Men's Group
Launching their 2012 Heritage Calendar in association with Roscommon Leader Partnership on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm in Dysart Community Centre. Please support. All are welcome.

Athlone Choral Society
Present an Advent & Christmas Concert in aid of Midland Simon Community in Corpus Christi Church, Mount Temple on Friday 2nd December at 8pm. Tickets available on the night or contact Irene Keenan on 087-9601200.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 8th December at 8pm in St. Anthony's Friary, featuring Army Band, Baritone Derek Ryan and Anam. Tickets €10 and available at Musicworld, Golden Island and the Castle Gift Shop, The Square. The Samaritans are a totally voluntary organisation dedicated to befriending the anxious, lonely, the despairing and the suicidal or anyone who is troubled and just needs to talk to someone in complete confidence. They are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090.

Dean Kelly School Memories
Book can be purchased at Dean Kelly N.S. for €20. For further information telephone 090-6492000.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 20th November 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 19th 8pm: Tomsie Murray, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 20th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan
Tuesday 22nd 7pm: Mass for the faithful departed
Wednesday 23rd 7pm: Patrick Caulfield & family, Summerhill, also the Cunniffe family
Thursday 24th 7pm: Jack & Kathleen McManus, Cornafulla South
Friday 25th 7pm: Liam Naughten and deceased family members, Ardkeenan
Saturday 26th 8pm: Sister Margaret Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 27th 10am: Thomas Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 27th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 20th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family
Sunday 27th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll

Monksland Area Mass
Mass for Holy Souls will be held on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre.

Rest in Peace
Kate Burnell, Newtown, Creagh, Ballinasloe (mother of Kathleen McManus, Thornhill)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 27th November, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Offertory Envelopes
Will be distributed to households in the Parish during the coming week. If you are currently not using envelopes and would like to contribute to the weekly offertory collection please contact the Parish Office at 090-6437125 (Drum) or 0906492171 (Athlone) to arrange for a box of envelopes. A word of thanks is due to all those who help each year with the distribution of envelopes. This in itself is a huge task and if you would like to help in delivering envelopes in the area that have no distributors, your help would be greatly appreciated.


Drum Active Age
Meeting on Tuesday 22nd November at 3-5pm in Drum Parish Hall. New members welcome.

Drum Heritage Group
Meeting on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30pm in the Visitor Centre. All members requested to attend.

Drum IFA Branch AGM
Will be held on Monday 28th November at 9pm in Drum Parish Hall. All members are requested to attend.

Advent Prayer Group
"Taking our hearts to the Lord" starting on Tuesday 22nd November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre and continuing for the three following Tuesdays.

St. Joseph's College, Summerhill
St. Joseph's College, Summerhill
Open evening and enrolment for 2012 will be held on Thursday 24th November at 7pm. For further information contact Liam Nally, Principal at 090-6492383 or visit www.summerhillathlone.com

Kiltoom Drama Group
Celebrating 21 years with their production of My Wife's Family, in Kiltoom Parish Hall from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November at 8pm nightly.

Thank You
The Sisters of Mercy in Athlone thank most sincerely all of you who joined them on 11th November to mark the 170th Anniversary of the death of their Foundress, Catherine McAuley. Your friendship and support is really appreciated. Míle buíochas.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Monday 7am, Wednesday 2am or Saturday 2pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street at 090-6498755.

Public Meeting on Septic Tank Charges
Meeting on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in Mount Temple Community Centre to discuss the proposed septic tank charges.

Dysart Rural Men's Group
Launching their 2012 Heritage Calendar in association with Roscommon Leader Partnership on Wednesday 30t November at 7pm in Dysart Community Centre. Please support. All are welcome.

Dean Kelly School Memories
Book can be purchased at Dean Kelly N.S. for €20. For further information telephone 090-6492000.

Athlone Lions Club
Public information night on Wednesday 23rd November at 8.30pm at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone to discuss the urgent need for new volunteers to help with their Christmas Food Appeal and future projects. For further information please contact Athlone Lions Club President Michael McDonnell at 086-2621136 or e-mail vdg@lionsclubs.ie

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Athlone Lions Club - Urgent Notice

Athlone Lions Club - which has been looking after the poor and the vulnerable for over thirty five years - is facing a pre-Christmas volunteer crisis - unless it can urgently recruit more help from the general public.

In a bid to expand the base of the club and build on the experience of the voluntary workers the Athlone Lions Club is inviting men and women from the local area to a public information night at the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday week November 23rd at 8.30pm. On the night the club will outline the nature of the work it presently does in the community and will be seeking support from interested parties with a view to the Christmas Food Appeal and future projects.

For further information and news on the public information night at the Sheraton please contact Athlone Lions club President Michael McDonnell at 086 2621136 or Lions Club Deputy National President Ciaran Mullooly at 087 2433201 or e-mail vdg@lionsclubs.ie

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Scór na nÓg
Well done to everyone who took part in Scór na nÓg quarter final last weekend which was held in St John's, Lecarrow. The following will be representing Clann na nGael in the semi finals to be held on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of November, in Ballyleague Hall:
  • Figure Dancing: Aisling McGoldrick, Áine Connaughton, Laura Johnson, Rebecca Egan, Caireann McGoldrick, Molly Dolan, Rachel Johnson and Iofa McGoldrick.
  • Ballad Group: Íde Crehan, Maedbh Ruddy, Rachel Brien, Lucy Nally, and Brianny Brady.
  • Music Group Lucy Nally, Evan Cunniffe and John Costello.
  • Figure Dancing: Aisling McGoldrick Áine Connaughton Laura Johnson, Rebecca Egan Caireann McGoldrick, Molly Dolan, Rachel Johnson and Iofa McGoldrick.
  • Quiz Team: Darragh Lennon, Patrick Harney, and John Costello.

Best of Luck to them all in the Semi Final.

Minor League
Clann na nGael 2-15 Castlerea 2-8
The Clann na nGael minor team advanced to the league semi final with a well deserved win over Castlerea on Sunday last in Johnstown. The first half was very tight, but a Dara Petit solo goal gave Clann a bit of breathing space at the break. Clann took control of the game in the second half and Blaine Dunning put the icing on the cake with a pointed free with the last kick of the game.
Team: Killian Bannon, Martin Flannery, James Mc Manus, Paddy Harney, Mark Connaughton, Dara Egan, Shane Petit, Rudhri McManus, Stevie Flynn, James Farrell, Dara Petit, Emmet Kenny, John Finnerty, Dara Golden, Rian Mc Namara. Subs: Aaran Shine, Martin Costello, Blaine Dunning.

Annual General Meetings
The clubhouse will be a very busy place over the coming few days with AGMs taking place nearly everyday! First up will be the Ladies AGM which is taking place on Friday 18th November at 8pm. Then on Monday 21st November the minor board will hold their AGM. The senior board AGM is on Friday 25th November. All new members and parents of players are asked to attend as many of the meetings as possible. We can never have too many helpers!

Club Lotto
Result from draw on Sunday 13th November 2011 held in Connaughton's, number drawn were 3, 4, 9, 15. There was no winner of the jackpot of €7000. There were ten 'match 3' winners each recieving €20. Next week's jackpot will be €7200 and the draw will be held in Monahan's.

Clár Cluichí
Wednesday 16 November
Adult Football League Division 4 Mid/South Section (Round 9): Clann na nGael V St Aidan's at 8pm in Johnstown
Saturday 19 November
Adult Football League Division 2 Final: St Aidan's V St Croan's at 6pm in Johnstown

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 13th November 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 12th 8pm: John McManus, Nure and his parents Mai & Pake
Sunday 13th 10am: Maura O’Neill, late of Mount Hussey
Tuesday 15th 7pm: Mass for the faithful departed
Wednesday 16th 7pm: Mary O’Neill, Summerhill
Thursday 17th 7pm: Kathleen Harney, Rooskey and deceased family members
Friday 18th 7pm: Una and Victor Fagg
Saturday 19th 8pm: Tomsie Murray, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 20th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 13th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning (6th Anniversary)
Sunday 20th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family

Rest in Peace
Mary Frances (Francie) Watson, Roscommon and late of Ardkeenan
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Pastoral Visitation
Bishop Christy Jones will be in the parish this coming Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November for Parish Visitation. He will visit the sick and housebound as well as the primary schools. He will begin in the town area, including Monksland and Bealnamulla on Monday and he will be in the Drum area on Tuesday. Bishop Jones will be the chief celebrant at the 7.30pm Mass on Monday in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church and it is hoped that as many parishioners as possible will attend.

Clonown Community Table Quiz
Will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Wednesday 16th November at 8pm. There will be lots of prizes on the night. Proceeds from the quiz will go to Clonown Community Site Project and Clonown Pastoral Group. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Ann Dunning (087-2261096) or Paul Curley (086-3349585).

Rosary in the Cemetery
Clonown Cemetery: Sunday 13th immediately after 11am Mass.
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 13th at 3.30pm.
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 27th at 10.45am.

Drum IFA Branch AGM
Will be held on Monday 28th November at 9pm in Drum Parish Hall. All members are requested to attend.

Monksland Area Mass
Will be held on Thursday 24th November (not on Thursday 17th as previously advertised).

St. Joseph's College, Summerhill
St. Joseph's College, Summerhill
Open evening and enrolment for 2012 will be held on Thursday 24th November at 7pm. For further information contact Liam Nally, Principal at 090-6492383 or visit www.summerhillathlone.com

Kiltoom Drama Group
Celebrating 21 years with their production of My Wife's Family, in Kiltoom Parish Hall from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November at 8pm nightly.

Thank You
St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all who contributed generously to their bag packing in Dunnes Stores last weekend. A special word of gratitude to the volunteers who supervised/worked at the bag packing. A total of €5,329 was collected in Athlone.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Wednesday 1pm or Saturday 2pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street at 090-6498755.

Optician
Deirdre Munnelly optometrist now open in Monksland opposite Smith's SuperValu. MC and PRSI welcome. Phone 090-6496001.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Clann players take Supporters Club Awards
Two Clann na nGael players are to be honoured at the annual Roscommon GAA Supporters Club Awards. Darragh Lennon has been named as Junior Club Footballer of the year, while Matt Scally is named as County Junior Footballer of the year. The Award winners will be honoured at the annual Supporters Club Banquet on Saturday the 3rd of December 2011 in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. Well done lads.

Minor Ladies
Clann Minor ladies had a convincing win over St Brigid's in the Minor B semi-final on Saturday last. They now go on to meet Kilglass Gaels in the B Final this Sunday 13th November. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Annual General Meetings
It's AGM time in the club. The minor board AGM will take place on Monday 21st November while the senior board AGM takes place on Friday 25th November. Both meetings take place at the clubhouse in Johnstown

Clár Cluichí
Wednesday 9 November
Mens Football League Div 4 - Mid/South Section, (Round: Round 1), Clann na nGael V St Faithleach's in Johnstown at 8pm
Friday 11 November
Mens Football League Div 4 - Mid/South Section, (Round: Round 9), Clann na nGael V St Aidan's in Johnstown at 8.30pm.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 6th November 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 5th 8pm: John McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 6th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla
Sunday 6th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Monday 7th 7pm: Tommy Brien, Creggane
Tuesday 8th 7pm: Maura Durney, Cornafulla
Wednesday 9th 8pm: Holy Hour for the faithful departed
Thursday 10th 7pm: Mary Kelly, Clonbulia
Friday 11th 7pm: Oliver Nicholson, Cornafulla South
Saturday 12th 8pm: John McManus, Nure and his parents Mai & Pake
Sunday 13th 10am: Maura O’Neill, late of Mount Hussey

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 6th 11am: Bridget Flynn and deceased members of the Shine family
Sunday 13th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning (6th Anniversary)

Baptism
Gary James Dolan
Patrick Joseph Lawless
Congratulations to their parents.

Rest in Peace
Christy McManus, Thornhill and Manchester
Ray Enright, John Paul Park, Athlone
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Collette Halligan and Robert McEvoy on their recent wedding. May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Drum Art Workshop
Drum Art Group are having a Workshop on Saturday 12th November from 10am-4pm. All are welcome.

Creative Writing Workshops for Children
6 week workshops for children (8-12years) on Fridays 4-6pm starting Friday 11th November at Venue 4, Bastion St., Athlone. Cost: €85 (with concession for siblings). For further information contact Niamh at 086-3623971.

Rosary in the Cemetery
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 6th at 10.45am.
Clonown Cemetery: Sunday 13th immediately after 11am Mass.
Cornamagh Cemetery: Sunday 6th at 3.30pm.
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 13th at 3.30pm.

Passionfruit Theatre
Presents John Spillane in concert on Thursday 10th November at 8.30pm. Tickets €15. Contact 086-3338457.

Shamrock Stitches
A completely free group who meet every Thursday night from 7.30-9.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel for a stitch 'n' chat. Bring along your knitting, sewing, crochet, etc. Contact Amy 087-6552453 or Mari 087-3166813.

Céad Míle Fáilte
Mercy Sisters, Athlone invite you to join them to mark the 170th Anniversary of the death of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of Sisters of Mercy (11 November 1841). Share a 'cup of tea' (which Catherine deemed so important) with them on Friday 11th November 2011 between 10am-4pm in 10 Cois Abhann (the glass foyer entrance on the corner of Lyster Street and Excise Street). If this is not possible, perhaps you might consider one of the following: 1. Light a candle on that day and remember (Mercy) or 2. Perform an act of compassion/mercy/kindness - small but effective!

Optician
Deirdre Munnelly optometrist now open in Monksland opposite Smith's SuperValu. MC and PRSI welcome. Phone 090-6496001.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 30th October 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 29th 11am: South Hill & Rockfield Station Mass in the home of Edward & Margaret Shanahan
Saturday 29th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 30th 10am: Pauline Watson, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack
Monday 31st 8pm: Ronan Mulligan, Taylorstown
Tuesday 1st 10am: Pat & Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Wednesday 2nd 7pm: Mass for the faithful departed
Thursday 3rd 7pm: Joe & Emma Glynn, parents and family
Friday 4th 7pm: Dinny Owen McManus, Dougra
Saturday 5th 8pm: John McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 6th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla
Sunday 6th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 30th 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll
Friday 4th 8pm: Laurence (Goss) & Rose Shine and deceased family members
Sunday 6th 11am: Mass

Baptism
Thomas Peter Keddle
Congratulations to his parents.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting in Drum Community Centre on Tuesday 1st November at 8.30pm. All members requested to attend.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets €10. Further details on www.clonown.com or contact Ann Dunning 087-2261096 or Paul Curley 086-3349585.

Dean Kelly Memorial Committee
Invites you all to a gathering in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Sunday 30 October at 7pm. Free entry and free food for the launch of our book written by people who attended this school past and present. A great night to be had by all.

November Envelopes
Are available at the back of the church for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

St. Vincent de Paul
Have you an hour to spare? SVP need helpers for their bag packing at Dunnes Stores on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November. Also, volunteers urgently needed in the Athlone area. Training for new members commences in November. Please contact SVP office at 090-6444041.

Thank You
Ss. Peter & Paul's Finance Committee wish to thank most sincerely all those who helped in any way in making the recent concert a great success. An enjoyable night was had by all. Congratulations to those who won prizes. €10,000 was raised. Thanking you for your continued support.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Sat 2pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle St: 090-6498755.

Chiropodist
Bridget Bryne Chiropody - Now attending at Munnelly Opticians, Monksland. For an appointment contact Bridget Byrne 087-7797824.


Athlone Tidy Towns
Presentation of Prizes on Tuesday 1st November at 8pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Minister for the Environment, Mr. Phil Hogan will attend. All welcome.

Table Quiz
In aid of Athlone Model Flying Club on Friday 4th November at 8pm in Hamrock's Pub, Brideswell. Entry fee €20 per table of 4. Please support.

Céad Míle Fáilte
Mercy Sisters, Athlone invite you to join them to mark the 170th Anniversary of the death of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of Sisters of Mercy (11 November 1841). Share a 'cup of tea' (which Catherine deemed so important) with them on Friday 11th November 2011 between 10am-4pm in 10 Cois Abhann (the glass foyer entrance on the corner of Lyster Street and Excise Street). If this is not possible, perhaps you might consider one of the following: 1. Light a candle on that day and remember (Mercy) or 2. Perform an act of compassion/mercy/kindness - small but effective!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 23rd October 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan
Sunday 23rd 10am: Patrick & Ann Cunniffe, Thomastown
Wednesday 26th 7pm: Gerry Harney, London and late of Rockfield (Month’s Mind)
Thursday 27th 7pm: Brian Murray, Crannagh
Friday 28th 7pm: John & Julia Kelly, Clonbulia
Friday 28th 7pm: Doohan Station Mass in the home of Pat Naughton
Saturday 29th 11am: South Hill & Rockfield Station Mass in the home of Edward & Margaret Shanahan
Saturday 29th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 30th 10am: Pauline Watson, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 23rd 11am: Laurence (Goss) & Rose Shine and deceased family members.
Sunday 30th 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll

Baptism
Stephen Anthony Murray
Congratulations to his parents.

Reflection Area
Drum Cemetery Volunteer Group
Would like to thank everyone for attending the launch on Saturday 8th October. A most enjoyable afternoon was held. The Reflection area is officially opened and the database of the middle graveyard is available on www.drum.ie. We would like to thank everyone involved for making the day a success.

Scór na nÓg
Are holding a local competition in Clann na nGael clubhouse, Johnstown on Friday 28th October at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. Entries taken on the night. For more information contact 086-3493569.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets €10. Further details on www.clonown.com or contact Ann Dunning 087-2261096 or Paul Curley 086-3349585.

Dean Kelly Memorial Committee
Invites you all to a gathering in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Sunday 30 October at 7pm. Free entry and free food for the launch of our book written by people who attended this school past and present. A great night to be had by all.

Parish Pastoral Council
Parishioners who are interested in getting involved/giving their time to work with the Parish Pastoral Council are requested to submit their names and contact details to the Sacristy or Parish Office before Sunday 30 October.

Altar Servers
The Parish is seeking to recruit new Altar Servers for Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. If you have a son or daughter who would like to to serve Mass, please call into the Sacristy or contact the Parish Office 090-6492171.

November Envelopes
Will be available next weekend at the back of the church for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

St. Vincent de Paul
Have you an hour to spare? SVP need helpers for their bag packing at Dunnes Stores on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November. Please contact SVP office at 090-6444041.

Chiropodist
Bridget Bryne Chiropody - Now attending at Munnelly Opticians, Monksland. For an appointment contact Bridget Byrne 087-7797824.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Under 12 Team
Clann U-12s started their league campaign this year in April. This was after playing a number of games in preparation for the league. The club fielded 3 teams in the U-12 Spring league as all the games this year were 11 a-side. The teams were placed in Div 1, Div 3 and in Div 5 respectively. In Div 1 they played Castlerea, St. Brigid's, Padraig Pearses, Roscommon Gaels, Strokestown, St. Domnick's and Boyle. In Div 3 they played St. Ciaran's, Western Gaels, Elphin, Michael Glaveys, St. Faithleach's and St. Barry's and in Div 5 they had matches v St. Brigid's, Padraig Pearses, Roscommon Gaels, St. Faithleach's, Strokestown, St. Domnick's and Boyle.
All teams gave a very good account of themselves in the Spring league and as a result were placed in Div 1, Div 2 and Div 4 for the Summer League. In Div 1, Clann played Padraig Pearses, St. Brigid's, St. Domnic's, Roscommon Gaels and Strokestown. In Div 2, Clann played Michael Glaveys, St. Ciaran's, Shannon Gaels, Oran and St. Aidan's. In Div 4, Clann played St. Faithleach's, St. Michael's, St. Domnick's, Kilglass Gaels and Roscommon Gaels. Again all the teams competed very successfully in each Division.
In the last two weekends the finals of Div 1 and Div 4 were played with Clann winning both. This brought the year to an end on a high note for all the players who had put in a huge effort throughout the year and have improved as footballers. The club are proud of the effort, discipline and commitment shown by the players during the course of the season and we look forward to seeing them back in club colours again next season.
The club would also like to thank all the parents for bringing their lads to training and matches throughout the season.
Clann U-12 Panel 2011: Alex Francis, Conor Costello, Oisin Lennon, David Fortune, Tommy Bannon, Calum O’Brien, Seamus Henry, Conor Farrell, Ruairi Lenehan, Paul Mc Manus, Michael Hanley, Neill Macken, Sean Ryan, Aaron Wall, Michael Mc Manus, Oisin Rock, Liam Donnelly, Sean Seery, Jack Mc Manus, Michael Mc Manus, David Pettit, Dylan Sumner, Robert Hardiman, Eoghan Fallon, Darren Duff, Adam Harney, Colm Lynch, Tommy Griffin, Rory Forde, Coman Lennon, Micheal Griffin, Jason Conway, Anthony Kelly, Joseph Burke, Cian Griffin, Shane Macken and Jack Griffin.

U14 Ladies County Championship
Clann na nGael 0-6 Shannon Gaels 0-4
The Clann U14 Ladies regained their title as County Champions on Saturday evening in Kilbride.
Clann took on favourites Shannon Gaels, in a nail biting low scoring final. Great credit must go to both teams as the standard of football was of the highest order and both teams defences proving very difficult to break down.
Thanks to a brilliant save by goalie Ethel McManus near the end of the first half Clann went in at half time trailing Shannon Gaels by a single point. Clann captain Shauna Bannon provided two excellently taken points in the first half.
This was a battle to the end with Clann trailing for most of the game. But the Clann forwards never gave up and with 5 minutes remaining they drew level with a point from Therese Lennon. A further flourish of points taken under pressure by Therese Lennon and Caoimhe Lennon gave Clann the winning margin.
There were great performances all round with Clann defenders Leanne Ward, Sarah O’Sullivan and Lauren McDonnell shining on the day. Kayleigh Allen, Grainne O'Neill and Renee Naughton were relentless in defence against the constant attack of the Shannon Gaels forward line. The Clann forwards had a difficult day against a very efficient Shannon Gaels defence but it was the performance of wing forward Yvonne Harney that stood out.
Special mention must go to Clann midfielder Damilola Omotosho whose match winning performance at midfield kept Clann in the game during a difficult match.
Scorers: Shauna Bannon (2 pts), Therese Lennon (2 pts), Shauna Connell (1 pt) and Caoimhe Lennon (1 pt).

Table Quiz
The club are hosting a table quiz on Friday evening next next in Shines Bar at 9pm. The cost of a team of four will be €40. Your support will be greatly apreciated. You can contact Eithne O'Neill 086-3305417 for for details.

Clár Cluichí
Friday 21st October
Mid/South Division 4 League (Round 1): Clann na nGael V St Faithleach's at 8.30pm in Johnstown

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 16th October 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th 8pm: Kitty Dunning & deceased family members, Drumlosh
Sunday 16th 10am: Ellie & John Lennon & deceased family members, Kilcormack
Tuesday 18th 7pm: Sally Lennon, Kilmacormack
Wednesday 19th 7pm: Special Intention
Thursday 20th 7pm: Johnny Dunning Jnr., Ardkeenan
Thursday 20th 8pm: Cornafulla South Station Mass in the home of Tommy & Margaret Fallon
Friday 21st 7pm: Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Friday 21st 7.30pm: Creggane Station Mass in the home of Enda Shine
Friday 21st 8pm: Ardnanure, Clonrulla & Curraghaleen Station Mass in the home of Charlie & Bea McManus
Saturday 22nd 11am: Clonark Station Mass in the home of Paddy & Anne Kennedy
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan
Sunday 23rd 10am: Patrick & Ann Cunniffe, Thomastown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 16th 11am: Margaret & John Hynes, Oldtown
Sunday 23rd 11am: Laurence (Goss) & Rose Shine and deceased family members.

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 20th October at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Kara Henry and Michael Shrahan on their recent wedding. May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Céad Míle Fáilte
The Clonown community wishes to welcome Fr. Seán O’Dowd to Clonown. Fr. Seán, a Kiltegan priest, arrived in September. A native of Newtowncashel, Co Longford, he has worked on the missions in Africa and in Scotland. We wish him many years in our midst.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets €10. Further details on www.clonown.com or contact Ann Dunning 087-2261096 or Paul Curley 086-3349585.

"Do This In Memory of Me"
This weekend in Drum we welcome the children and parents of the First Holy Communion classes of Cornafulla and Ardkeenan. This marks the start of the programme for both the parish community and the children and their families.

Parish Pastoral Council
Parishioners who are interested in getting involved/giving their time to work with the Parish Pastoral Council are requested to submit their names and contact details to the Sacristy or Parish Office before Sunday 30 October.

Dean Kelly Memorial Committee
Invites you all to a gathering in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Sunday 30 October at 7pm. Free entry and free food for the launch of our book written by people who attended this school past and present. A great night to be had by all.

Athlone Little Theatre
Presents 'Doubt' drama by John Patrick Shanley at the Theatre from Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th October. Bookings 090-6474324.

Passionfruit Theatre
Presents 'Redemption Song' drama written and performed by John Mac Kenna on Thursday 20th October at 8.30pm. Tickets €10. Contact 086-3338457.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 9th October 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 8th 8pm: Willie Berrigan, Clonark
Sunday 9th 10am: Mary McGlone, Kilmacormack (1st Annivesary)
Wednesday 12th 7pm: Kitty Dunning, Drumlosh
Friday 14th 7pm: Pake Lennon, Doohan
Saturday 15th 8pm: Kitty Dunning & deceased family members, Drumlosh
Sunday 16th 10am: Ellie & John Lennon & deceased family members, Kilcormack

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th 11am: Jack Ward, Curraghnaboll
Saturday 15th 11am: Bernadette Molloy (nee Dunning), Ballinaculla (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 16th 11am: Margaret & John Hynes, Oldtown

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets €10.

Reflection Area
Reflection Area blessed by Fr. Milton
The new Reflection Area in Drum Cemetery was officially blessed by Fr. Ray Milton, former CC Drum now PP Knockcroghery, during a special mass held in the cemetery on Saturday 8th October at 2pm. The reflection area was developed by Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group, who have been working to maintain and improve the cemetery on a voluntary basis since February 2010. The mass and blessing were followed by refreshments in Drum Parish Hall, where Canon Liam Devine, PP St. Peter & Paul's Parish, officially launched the Drum.ie website and an online database record of the graves in Drum middle graveyard. The database has been developed by members of the group and they hope to expand the database next year to include Drum new graveyard.

Athlone Parish Bingo
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday night bingo will be unable to return to St. Mary's Hall for another number of weeks. As a result, the Big Bingo which was announced is being postponed to a later date. In the meantime, bingo will continue to be held in St. Mary's N.S., The Fairgreen, and in the Dean Crowe Theatre. The committee apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Passionfruit Theatre presents Tommy Sands
On Friday 14th October at 8.30pm. For bookings contact 086-3338457.

Athlone Community College Musical
Production of 'Grease' will take place in the Dean Crowe Theatre from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th October. Tickets are available from the Dean Crowe Theatre and also from the school 090-6472625.

Alcoholics Anonymous Area Groups
Are hosting a mini convention in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October. Registration from 10am on Saturday. Continuous marathon meetings, sponsorship and mediation workshops. Al-anon participation. For further details contact 087-2538826.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Drive for Five complete!
The weekend just gone has proved to be one of the most successful weekends in the club's history, with Clann na nGael successful in winning the Under 16 Division 3 League, Under 12 League, Intermediate Shield, Girls Under 14 Championship, and The Junior A Championship. Credit must go all those involved with the five teams at the weekend. Reports will appear next week. Well done to all.

Gaelic for Fun
Demo fitness and light training session followed by coffee and refreshments in Johnstown on Wednesday 5th October at 8.30pm. Please come along and bring friends if interested in this fun and exciting way to meet others and get fit. To find out more contact Leslie on 087-7740123.

Table Quiz
Table quiz in aid of Clann na nGael, Men and Ladies football club, on Friday 21st October at 9pm in Shines Bar, Baylough. €40 per team of four entering. Cash prizes on the night. All encouraged to attend.

Torthaí
Action Video Productions Junior A Football Championship Final
Creggs 1-6 Clan na nGael B 2-10

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 2nd October 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 1st 8pm: Michael & Babe Keena, daughters Teresa & Mary and Bernard Gillick
Sunday 2nd 10am: Michael & Iris Carr and their daughter Elaine Steward.
Monday 4rd 7pm: Mary Ann & Tommy Lennon, Meehambee
Friday 7th 7pm: James & Mary Ward and deceased family members, Gorrynagowna
Saturday 8th 8pm: Willie Berrigan, Clonark
Sunday 9th 10am: Mary McGlone, Kilmacormack (1st Annivesary Mass)

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 2nd 11am: John & Nancy Ward, Curraghnaboll
Friday 7th 8pm: Seán Boyle and deceased family members
Sunday 9th 11am: Mass

Rest in Peace
Very Rev. Canon Patrick Murray, 27 Ardbrae Park
Marie Tobin, Beechlawn Drive, Monksland
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Reflection Area
Cemetery Mass and Blessing of Reflection Area
Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group would like to invite everyone to the official blessing of the New Reflection Area in Drum Cemetery on Saturday 8th October. Commencing with Mass at 2pm celebrated by Fr. Ray Milton, followed by the presentation of a new online database record of the graves in the middle graveyard. Refreshments afterwards in Drum Parish Hall.

Farewell Function
Due to the death of Canon Paddy Murray, the farewell function for Fr. Ray Milton due to be held on Fruday 30th September was cancelled. Members of the organising committee presented Fr. Ray with the proceeds of the collection and a specially commissioned bog-oak piece featuring a St. Brigid's Cross with an inscription "To Fr. Ray from the People of Drum:  July 1997 - August 2011." Fr. Ray is very grateful to the people of Drum for the generosity and good wishes, and said he has very fond memories of his time in Drum. Fr. Ray will be back in Drum this Saturday 7th October to bless the new reflection area at Drum Cemetery.

Drum Active Age
Meeting on Tuesday 4th October at 3-5pm in Drum Parish Hall. New members welcome.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th October at 8.30pm in Drum Community Centre. All members requested to attend. New members most welcome.

Thank You
A special word of thanks to the people who contributed so generously to the collection for County Roscommon Association supporting People with Special Needs, and to all those who delivered newsletters and the collectors.

Drum Bingo
Resumes this Friday 7th October in Drum Community Centre. Doors open at 8pm and bingo starts at 8.30pm.

Athlone Parish Bingo
As a mark of respect to the late Canon Patrick Murray, the parish bingo in Athlone on this Sunday night 2nd October has been cancelled.

Hip Hop Dance Classes
Roscommon Sports Partnership are starting Hip Hop dance classes for boys and girls in Monksland Community Centre. Wednesday evenings 6-7pm (age 6-10) or 7-8pm (age 10-13). Cost €2. All welcome.

Irish Céilí, Sean Nós and Set Dancing
Classes on Monday evenings in Athlone G.A.A. Club, Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road from 8.30-10.30pm. All welcome.

Post Leaving Course
At Roscommon Community College. Limited number of places are still available on the Business Studies Secretarial Course. The course runs from now until May 2012, 5 days per week. For further information please contact Eileen Ryan at 090-6626670.

Athlone Community College Musical
Production of 'Grease' will take place in the Dean Crowe Theatre from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th October. Tickets are available from the Dean Crowe Theatre and also from the school 090-6472625.

Creative & Development Workshops
For children, teenagers and adults, either through group-work or individually. Workshops run by a Qualified Play Therapist & Psychotherapist based at Drum Community Centre. For more information contact Evelyn 085-8195820 or visit http://www.drum.ie/centre

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall available for bookings, weekday evenings 6-10pm. Meeting rooms also available. Contact Michael 090-6494425 or 083-0030902.

Play Well
Make a hospital stay child's play by joining our volunteer team at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. Volunteers give 2/3 hours, weekday mornings or afternoons, once a week. Training and on-going support is provided. Locall 1890-252682 or email info@childreninhospital.ie

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Canon Paddy Murray R.I.P.

The death has occurred of Very Rev. Canon Paddy Murray, Retired Parish Priest of St. Peter & Paul's (Athlone, Drum and Clonown) and formerly of Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon. Predeceased by his brothers Jimmy, Michael, Tony, Phelim, Emmet and Malachy. Deeply regretted by his sisters Maura (Dublin), Sue Casey (Castlebar), brother Oliver (Roscrea), sisters-in-law Kitty, Joan, and Maura, brother-in-law Gerry, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, the Bishop and Priests of the dioceses of Elphin, parishioners and friends. Reposing in St. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone, on Friday evening (30th September) from 5 o'clock to 8 o'clock. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday 1st October at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in the church grounds.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The farewell function for Fr. Ray Milton, due to be held on Friday 30 September in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, has been postponed.

Drum Bingo will not go ahead this Friday night, 30 September at Drum Community Centre.

Funeral arrangement from RIP.ie

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 25th September 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Ned McManus, Rooskey
Sunday 25th 10am: Patrick & Teresa Murray, Culfatha
Wednesday 28th 7pm: Patrick & Mary Egan, Clonark
Saturday 1st 8pm: Michael & Babe Keena, daughters Teresa & Mary and Bernard Gillick
Sunday 2nd 10am: Michael & Iris Carr and their daughter Elaine Steward.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla
Sunday 2nd 11am: John & Nancy Ward, Curraghnaboll

Wedding
Congratulations to Thomas Harney and Carol Keigher on their recent wedding. May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Annual Threshing Day
This Sunday 25th September commencing at 1pm beside Connaughtons’s Bar, Clonark. The event was previously postponed due to wet weather. Attractions for all the family. A collection will be taken up on the field for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Drum Active Age
Resumes on Tuesday 27th September at 3pm in Drum Parish Hall. New members welcome.

Farewell Function
For Fr. Ray Milton will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 30th September. All are welcome.

Drum Bingo
No bingo on Friday 30th September due to farewell function for Fr. Ray Milton.

Reflection Area
Cemetery Mass and Blessing of Reflection Area
Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group would like to invite everyone to the official blessing of the New Reflection Area in Drum Cemetery on Saturday 8th October. Commencing with Mass at 2pm celebrated by Fr. Ray Milton, followed by the presentation of a new online database record of the graves in the middle graveyard. Refreshments afterwards in Drum Parish Hall.

Taughmaconnell Harvest Fair
Sunday 25th September from 11am-5pm. Stalls, raffle, storytelling, music. For more information contact Lisa 086-1603342.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall available for bookings, weekday evenings 6-10pm. Meeting rooms also available. Contact Michael 090-6494425 or 083-0030902.

Hip Hop Dance Classes
Roscommon Sports Partnership are starting Hip Hop dance classes for boys and girls in Monksland Community Centre. Wednesday evenings 6-7pm (age 6-10) or 7-8pm (age 10-13). Cost €2. All welcome.

Irish Céilí, Sean Nós and Set Dancing
Classes resume on Monday 26th September in Athlone G.A.A. Club, Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road from 8.30-10.30pm. All welcome.

Healing Service
Will be held in Athlone Methodist Church on Sunday 25th September at 7pm. Come and share with Sharyn her experience of being cured from cancer through the power of prayer. All welcome.

Workshop for Choirs
In St. Mary's Church, Athlone on Tuesday 27th September from 8-9.30pm. All church choir members and musicians welcome. For more information please contact Justin at 087-6171526 or email justin@elphindiocese.ie

Creative & Development Workshops
For children, teenagers and adults, either through group-work or individually. Workshops run by a Qualified Play Therapist & Psychotherapist based at Drum Community Centre. For more information contact Evelyn 085-8195820 or visit http://www.drum.ie/centre

Creative Writing Workshops
For children and teenagers on Saturday mornings for six weeks in Venue 4, Bastion Street, Athlone. Starting Saturday 1st October from 9.30-1130am (age 8-11) and 12-2pm (age 12-15). Cost €85. Concession for siblings. Contact Niamh 086-3623971 for further information.

Play Well
Make a hospital stay child's play by joining our volunteer team at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. Volunteers give 2/3 hours, weekday mornings or afternoons, once a week. Training and on-going support is provided. Locall 1890-252682 or email info@childreninhospital.ie

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 18th September 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th 8pm:Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Sunday 18th 10am: John & Mary Naughton, Clonellan
Monday 19th 7pm: Jim Hackett, USA
Tuesday 20th 7pm: Paddy, Mary & Owen Shine
Wednesday 21st 7pm: Special Intentions
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Dan & Lizzie Hynes, Drumlosh
Friday 23rd 7pm: Frank Naughton, Doohan
Saturday 24th 8pm: Ned McManus, Rooskey
Sunday 25th 10am: Patrick & Teresa Murray, Culfatha

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 18th 11am: Mass
Sunday 25th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla

Rest in Peace
Gerry Harney, London and late of Rockfield (brother of the late Joe Harney, Rockfield and Delia Mannion, St. Coman’s Park).
Eddie Souza, Boston (brother-in-law of P.J. and Tony McEvilly, Johnstown).
Jim Hackett, USA (son of the late Helen Lennon, formerly of Kilmacormack).
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Baptism
Aeron Anthony Moran
Congratulations to his parents

Spiritual Course in Drum
Reminder: anyone wishing to take part in the six week course on the Our Father should contact Drum Parish Office immediately, as the course can only take place if we have sufficient numbers. The course is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 27th September at 8pm in Drum Parish Hall. Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 20th September. Please contact Drum Parish Office 090-6437125 between 9.30am-1.30pm.

Hospice Coffee Morning
Drum I.C.A. will host a coffee morning in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice on Thursday 22nd September from 9.30am-1pm in Drum Community Centre. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Drum Active Age
Resumes on Tuesday 27th September at 3pm in Drum Parish Hall. New members welcome.

Farewell Function
For Fr. Ray Milton will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 30th September. All are welcome.

Drum Bingo
No bingo on Friday 30th September due to farewell function for Fr. Ray Milton.

Gala Concert
In aid of Ss. Peter & Paul's Church Restoration Fund on Tuesday 22nd September at 8pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. Concert will feature An Garda Síochána Band, Breda O'Connor and Cór Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí. Tickets €20 and are available from Parish Office and the Sacristy. Raffle on the night with prize of a trip to Medjogorje (sponsored by Marian Pilgrimages) and a trip to Lourdes (sponsored by JWT). Envelopes at the back of the Church for the raffle. €5 contribution.

Taughmaconnell Harvest Fair
Sunday 25th September from 11am-5pm. Stalls, raffle, storytelling, music. For more information contact Lisa 086-1603342.

Thank You
County Roscommon Disability Support Group based at Derrance, Co. Roscommon wish to thank the people of Drum for their support at the recent church gate collection. A total of €466.24 was collected. Your support is much appreciated.

Thank You
The O'Loughlin family wish to sincerely thank the Clonark Music Festival and the Clann na nGael GAA club who recently organised fund-raising events in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. All money raised goes to IMNDA for research and patient care.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall available for bookings, weekday evenings 6-10pm. Meeting rooms also available. Contact Michael 090-6494425 or 083-0030902.

Creative & Development Workshops
For children, teenagers and adults, either through group-work or individually. Coming soon to Drum Community Centre. Workshops run by a Qualified Play Therapist & Psychotherapist. For more information contact Evelyn 085-8195820 or visit http://www.drum.ie/centre

Drum Art Group
Mondays at 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome.

Traditional Irish Music & Singing
By local performers at Passionfruit Theatre on Friday 23rd September from 7.30-8.30pm. Admission free, suitable for all ages.

Athlone Film Club
Presents the Irish-made documentary 'Congo - An Irish Affair' on Tuesday 20th September at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre. This is a must see film for Athlone audiences. New members welcome.

Workshop for Choirs
In St. Mary's Church, Athlone on Tuesday 27th September from 8-9.30pm. All church choir members and musicians welcome. For more information please contact Justin at 087-6171526 or email justin@elphindiocese.ie

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Under 16 County Final
Clann na nGael 0-7 Boyle 0-6
The Clann na nGael under 16 lads won the county final on Saturday evening last in a well laid out Strokestown. The conditions were a dominating feature of the game and both sides were level at half time with 2 points apiece. Clann's points came from Shane Lacey and and David Connaughton. Clann came out with a different attitude in the second half and took the lead early on with a point from Ultan Harney and they never looked back. Further points from Shane Dunning, Martin Flannery, Ultan Harney and Shane Lacey sealed the victory for the Clann boys. Clann were well served by Shane Scally, Arran O'Reilly, Martin Flannery, Arran Shine and Ultan Harney.
Team and Scorers: Shane Scally, Arran O'Reilly, Patrick Harney, Ritchie McManus, Jack Connaughton, Shane Pettit, Martin Flannery, Cillian Bannon, Arran Shine, David Connaughton 0-1, Ultan Harney 0-2, Shane Lacey 0-1, Cathal Callinan, Malcom O'Hanlon, Rian McNamara. Subs: Eoin Forde, Shane Dunning 0-1, Neale Conway, Cian McManus.

Club Lotto Results
Last week's numbers were 3, 18, 20, 24 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were 5 'match 3' winners each receiving €40 . Next weeks jackpot will be €5,400 and the draw is in Shines.

Roscommon GAA Members Draw
Round two of the draw took place on Sunday at half-time in the St. Brigids v Western Gaels Senior Football Championship Semi-Final and the prize winners were as follows: 1st Marian Rice and Maura Reddington (Seller - Fuerty); 2nd John Callaghan (Seller - Ballinameen); 3rd Ciaran Guihan (Seller - St. Ronan's); 4th Tommy Beirne (Seller - Kilglass Gaels). Once again the Board would like to thank everyone who supported the draw. The final draw will take place in October.

Clár Cluichí
Friday 16 September
Junior B Championship: Clann na nGael V St Bridgid's at 8.30pm in Johnstown
Saturday 17 September
Junior A Championship: Clann na nGael V Pádraig Pearses in Kiltoom at 5pm

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Newsletter - Sunday 11th September 2011

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 10th 8pm: Dan & Phyllis Dolan
Sunday 11th 10am: Tony Duignan, Clonbulia and deceased family members
Tuesday 13th 7pm: Charlie Lennon and deceased family members
Wednesday 14th 7pm: Maureen Foody, London (Month's Mind) (Sister of Chrissie Dunning, Ardkeenan)
Thursday 15th 7pm: Mass for the sick
Friday 16th 7pm: Padraig Grenham, USA & Clonellan (Month's Mind)
Saturday 17th 10.30am: Thomastown Station Mass in the home of Michael & Phil Dolan
Saturday 17th 8pm:Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Sunday 18th 10am: John & Mary Naughton, Clonellan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 11am: Elizabeth & Patrick Egan, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 18th 11am: Mass

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 15th September at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Rest in Peace
Maura O'Neill, Melbourne, Australia (sister of the late Paddy O'Neill, Mount Hussey)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall available for bookings, weekday evenings 6-10pm. Meeting rooms also available. Contact Michael 090-6494425 or 083-0030902.

Creative & Development Workshops
For children, teenagers and adults, either through group-work or individually. Coming soon to Drum Community Centre. Workshops run by a Qualified Play Therapist & Psychotherapist. For more information contact Evelyn 085-8195820 or visit http://www.drum.ie/centre

Drum Art Group
Mondays at 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome.

Farewell Function
For Fr. Ray Milton will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 30th September. All are welcome.

Gala Concert
In aid of Ss. Peter & Paul's Church Restoration Fund on Tuesday 22nd September at 8pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. Concert will feature An Garda Síochána Band, Breda O'Connor and Cór Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí. Tickets €20 and are available from: Parish Office 090-649217; the Sacristy 6494150; Drum Parish Office 6437125; also at the back of the church after mass.

Hospice Coffee Morning
On Thursday 15th September at Tearmonn Miceál, The Docks from 10am-12pm. Also in Parish Centre (hosted by St. Peter's Active Retirement Group) from 10.15am. All welcome. Please support.

Traditional Irish Music & Singing
By local performers ar Passionfruit Theatre on Friday 23rd September from 7.30-8.30pm. Admission free, suitable for all ages.

New Translation of the Roman Missal
From this weekend, the new English translation of responses and prayers said by the congregation will be used. The order and structure of the Mass has not changed, nor are the readings. Over time, we will become familiar with the prayers which have very slightly changed. Full details are available online at www.catholicbishops.ie.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Clann na nGael Notes

Under 16 Semi Final
Clann na nGael 2-15 Roscommon Gaels 4-3
The Clann na nGael under 16 team reached this year's county final at the expense of Roscommon Gaels on Tuesday evening last in Kiltoom. Clann were slow out of the traps and trailed the Gaels by 2-0 to 0-1 after the opening exchanges. Clann rallied before the break and led by 1-8 to 2-1 at the break. Clann increased their lead with 2 points from Rian McNamara, but Gaels rattled the Clann net once again to leave the game in the melting pot. The game was right in the mix up until the very end but Clann ran out deserving winners of a pulsating game.
Team: Shane Scally, Arran O'Reilly, Patrick Harney, Ritchie McManus, Jack Connaughton, Shane Petit, Martin Flannery, Cillian Bannon, Arran Shine, David Connaughton, Ultan Harney, Shane Lacey, Cathal Callinan, Malcom O'Hanlon, Rian Mc Namara. Subs: Eoin Forde, Jamie Fahy, Neale Conway.

Under 16 County Final
The Clann na nGael under 16 team will take on Boyle in the county final on Saturday next at 4pm in Strokestown. The lads have been playing some fine football and have bet Boyle, St Brigid's, St Croan's and Roscommon Gaels on route to the final. The lads really appreciated the support they received for the semi final. A large crowd will be needed to roar the lads on against a strong Boyle side on Saturday. Best of luck lads!

Minor Quarter Final
Clann na nGael 1-9 Padraig Pearses 0-9
The Clann na nGael minor team took on and bet a highly fancied Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Thursday evening last. The Clann teamed displayed an abundance of skill and guts to win this game and they now play Boyle in the semi final.
Team: Arran Shine, Mark Connaughton, Stephen Flynn, Cian O'Reilly, Martin Flannery, Darragh Egan, Shane Petit, Ultan Harney, Rudhri McManus, James Farrell, Darragh Pettit, James McManus, Dan O'Connor, Emmet Kenny, Rian McNamara. Sub: Pierce Harney-Nolan.

Junior A Quarter Final
Clann na nGael 1-16 Elphin 0-7
Team: Cathal Hannon, Darragh Egan, Daniel Harney, Liam óg Naughten, Ollie Harney, John Harney, Denis Gavin, Niall Shine, Seanie Walsh, Andy Carbery, Darragh Pettit, David O'Neill, Niall Lennon, Darragh Lennon, Emmet Kenny. Subs: Stephen Flynn, Eddie McLoughlin.

Club Lotto
Last week's numbers were 1, 6, 25, 26 and there was no winner of the jackpot. There were three 'match 3' winners each receiving €70. Next weeks jackpot will be €5,200 and the draw will be in the Grove.

Torthaí
Junior A Group Quarter Finals
Clann na nGael B 1-16 Elphin B 0-7
Under 16 Semi Final
Clann na nGael 2-15 Roscommon Gaels 4-3
Minor Quarter Final
Clann na nGael 1-9 Padraig Pearses 0-9

Clár Cluichí
Saturday 10th September
Under 16 County Final: Clann na nGael v Boyle at 4pm