Frank McNamee RIP
The club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our truly great clubmen and supporters, Frank McNamee Snr, last week. Frank served as both minor chairman and senior chairman as well as having various other roles at executive level for both St. Vincent’s and Fr. Manning Gaels. He also helped out with many teams in the club over the years. Our great facilities in Monaduff are thanks in large part to Frank’s chairmanship and fundraising efforts. A gentleman through and through, he will be sorely missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank’s wife Anna Mai, children Frank, Paul, Diarmuid, Gráinne, Lorraine and Marie; sisters Rosaleen and Veronica; grandchildren and the wider McNamee and Mulleady families at this very difficult time. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.
Paddy McWade RIP
For the second time last week we were heartbroken to learn of the passing of another Gaels legend when Club President and star forward of the 1950s, Paddy McWade, went to his eternal reward. Paddy was a classy inside attacker, who was a key figure on the senior championship winning teams of 1951, 1953 and 1955. He also won a Leader Cup in 1953 as well as many other tournaments including the prestigious Feis Cup during that successful period. Westmeath based, but the club was always at heart and Paddy kept up to date with how his beloved Gaels were going his whole life. In recent times Paddy contributed massively to the historical research of the club. He will be greatly missed by all in our club. To his wife Peggy, children Pat, Séamus and Mary, sister Kathleen, grandchildren and extended family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
The lotto draw was held on Monday last, May 3rd. The Jackpot was €2,000. The numbers drawn were as follows:
2, 5, 10, 22
There was no winner. The three €50 winners were as follows:
- Ryan Forde, Ballinamuck
- Betty Creegan, Ballinamuck
- Malachy Scott, Ballinamuck
The next draw will be held on Monday, May 17th. The Jackpot is now €2,200. Thank you to all who continue to support our lotto. Please download for free and play on our Clubspot app or at the below link making sure to select the Fr Manning Gaels lotto. Physical envelopes are available from the usual sellers & locations.
National Club Draw
Our National Club Draw was held on Monday last May 3rd. Congratulations to Thomas Gill (Corrick) who won €1,000. Thank you to everyone who supported our effort and best of luck to all our entrants in the national car draw.
Club Membership for the forthcoming year is now available. The cost is €30 for adults and €15 for students. Membership is required for all playing members and for use of the gym. Membership entitles you to attend monthly club meetings and if received before May 31st, entitles you to a vote at next year’s AGM and entry into the draw for All Ireland tickets. All officers, coaches and selectors of both the adult and underage teams must be paid up members to fulfil their roles with Fr. Manning Gaels and/or St. Vincent’s. To pay please contact Registrar, Bridie Reilly or pay on the Clubspot App.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to Longford Leader Sports editor Padraig O’Brien and the O’Brien family on the sad passing of Padraig’s brother Tom. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.