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Drumlane Community Newsletter Summer 2010


Drumlane Community Newsletter

                        Summer 2010



Drumlane Community Partnership Limited
Formed in March 2002 the following Mission statement was then agreed:
"to further develop Drumlane as a friendly peaceful rural area, which 
encourages a strong sense of community, respecting different cultures 
and ages, making it more  attractive to both residents and visitors and                                     provide the facilities required to do so."

To date the following facilities have been provided injunction with 
Drumlane GAA. The Community Resource Centre,  Childcare Facility, 
Playground, Community Garden, Website, Catering Committee. This is a 
fantastic achievement but it is all only as good as the people who 
keep these things going.  Therefore, if anyone out there has any 
interest in getting involved please come along to our next AGM or 
contact any committee member.

Annual Sponsored Walk
This is our 7th walk and is taking place on Sunday 12 September at 
2pm.  The route this year is  Milltown-Creeny-Gortaquill-Drumasladdy-                                      Kilnacranagh-Milltown.  Cards  are available from all committee members,                                      your support would be  greatly appreciated.   Please come along and enjoy the day.

All those who are trained are asked to keep a check on the 
defibrillators to make sure that they are working.

Bookings Community Resource Centre
Please note all groups must book the centre with Margaret Fitzpatrick 
049-9522430 / 087-669 4212 before collecting the key or entering the 

Catering Committee
Drumlane Community Partnership Limited wishes to express its
sincere gratitude to all the wonderful women and men who volunteer so 
willingly to cater for the various events held in the Community 
Resource centre. The community also appreciates their efforts.

Families who wish to avail of the catering facilities after removals 
or funerals MUST contact Anna Fitzpatrick - phone 049-9526241 / 
086-889 8045 or Mary Lawlor on 049-9522661 / 087-9221442. Refreshments 
will only be made available at the request of families.

Farewell to Fr. Dan Sheridan
Mass and social evening will take place on Monday 9 August 2010 to say 
farewell to our beloved parish priest Fr. Dan Sheridan. The evening 
will commence with mass in St. Mary's Church, Staghall at 8:00 p.m. 
and  refreshment will be served in the Community Resource Centre, 
Milltown afterwards. All are  welcome.
Fr. Sheridan has been parish priest of Drumlane since August 2000. We 
wish him well in his new parish of Killeshandra and hope he has many 
happy and healthy years there.
We extend a Cead Mile Failte and warm welcome to Fr. Gerry Comiskey on 
his return to our parish.

Drumlane Social Services
The annual fund raising Bottle Race took place on Sunday 26 July  a 
big thank you for your support. Monthly meeting for July is  
postponed.  We will be up and running again on the last Sunday of                                          August and we look forward to  seeing new faces there.                                                            Annual Outing is taking place on the 12 August  to Lough Rynn and                                               also a cruise on the river Shannon, invitations are  being delivered at                                            the  moment and we hope all have a great day.

Annual Church of Ireland Bazaar
Takes place on Saturday 13 November 2010 at 9:00 p.m. In Community
Resource Centre, Milltown.  All are welcome

All groups are thanked for forwarding information for the newsletter and for
helping keep the website, updated.  Please keep new  
information coming in to or put a note into the post 
box at the Community Resource Centre or forward to Carl, Suzanne, Anna or Mary.

2010 was a busy year for Milltown Foroige with 50 members registered in
September. We have had a productive, entertaining and fun year, 
attending interclub events, taking part in Foroige X Factor,  making 
Christmas writhes, decorating the Churches for Christmas. This year 
the members decided to purchase two artificial trees that can be used 
every year. In May we did the annual clean up and our end of year mass 
for those sitting exams. We enjoyed our well earned trip away to 
Lilliput Adventure Centre on the 24 and 25 July.

Civil Defence
Congratulations to all the volunteers who recently passed their 
various exams, we have four who qualified as Emergency First 
Responders, six as Occupational First Aiders. This year we have one 
member who will receive the 20 year service medal and others will 
receive the 10 year service medal. Classes will resume in the
Resource Center on Wednesday nights at 8 pm from early October, new 
members always needed.

Bowls Clubs
Are taking a well earned summer break after a very busy and successful 
year.  This year the club affiliated 2 teams in the Cavan league, with 
the white team being runners up and the green team doing very well being                                 their first year out. Congratulations to Eamon McKiernan who represented the                           county in the  Nationals. Club will restart in September with new members welcome.

Self Defence
Classes in "Shinken-Do"  have started in the community resource centre on
Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.  No previous experience required.  First 
class free of charge. Contact Ewa Moskwa 086-731 4380.  All welcome.

Line Dancing
Another very successful year of line dancing finished for the summer and is
restarting on Tuesday 21 September, beginners at 7:45 pm and  Intermediates at 8.45pm.

Will restart in September and hopefully numbers will be as high as 
last year and that the club will continue to grow from strength to 

Annual Swimming Lessons
Arden/Annagh Swimming lessons.  62 children participated in the 
lessons from 12 to 23 July finishing up on Friday with a barbeque. 
Congratulations to Elaine Kelly who qualified as an instructor and to 
Sharon Brady who passed part 1 of the instructors course.  All others 
passed certificates from swim 1 to rescue 4.  A  big thank you to 
instructors Hugh Fitzpatrick and Ciara Brady and to all who helped 
over the two weeks.

Drumlane GAA Club Upcoming Events
Under 4-6

Football training & Games/Activities continue on Saturday Mornings at 
11:15 am in the Club.

Under 8/10
Training continues on Tuesdays & Fridays at 6:30pm depending on the pitch
availability and fixtures.

Under 12 Boys
Are currently involved in a county Blitz on Monday nights venue 
rotates between clubs.

Under 12 Girls
Are still involved in the league competition. See Club notice board 
for future fixtures.

Under 13 Boys
Are in contention for league honours with crucial games upcoming, see 
notice board for venues, dates and times of future fixtures.

Under 16 Girls
Are still involved in the league. See notice Board for future Fixtures.

Under 16 Boys
Won their semi final of the Championship v Blackwater Gaels after a 
hard fought victory over Mountnugent in the Quarter Final.

Ladies Team
Congratulations on the successful run in the championship and best of luck.

Mens Senior team:
Have qualified for the league Division 2 playoffs and have been 
promoted to the top tier of Cavan Club football for the 2011 season. 
Please see mens upcoming
championship fixtures on

U8/U10 Blitz:
Will be held on Saturday the 14 August in the Club Pitch in Milltown 
with the under 8 tournament starting at 10 am and the under 10 
beginning at 2 pm with the finals being staged in association with the 
Club?s Sports Day.

Club Sports Day: Sunday 15 August






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