We played Kenagh in the final round of the group stages in the championship, last Sunday in Killashee. Short a number of regulars for various reasons, we led by five points ten minutes into the second before the concession of a gift goal rallied Kenagh, who went on to win 1-13 to 0-13. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum, Jamie Nertney, Cian Brady, Cian Murphy, Kaelum Gill, JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), David Collum, Mark Hughes (0-2), Ryan Crowe, Cian Cassidy (0-7, 4f), Pauric Gill (0-2), Aiden Gray, Kevin Whelan (0-1) Stephen Cosgrave. There is now a four week gap until the semi-final and we wish the team and management all the best in their preparations for it.
Junior ‘B’ and ‘C’ Championship
Our junior ‘B’ team had a great 2-12 to 0-12 win over Rathcline in Monaduff last Wednesday. The highlight of the night was the wonder goal scored by Rokas Stoskus, who carried the ball at pace for 60 yards before rifling his shot to the roof of the net The team and scorers were as follows. Cody Lee, Sean McKenna, Mike Kiernan, Mick Kane, Tom McGee, Declan Donnelly (0-1), Eoin O’Hara, Aaron Crowe (0-2), Kevin Whitney, Rokas Stoskus (1-0), Eoin Keane (0-1, 1f), Petie Collum (0-5, 3f), Padraig O’Neill, James McCann (0-2), Jim Rogers (0-1). Subs used: Nathan Maher, Christopher Crowe (1-0) and David McKenna. The junior ‘C’ team were well beaten by Grattans the following day, 4-12 to 1-5. The team was: Ryan Francis, Colm Jordan, Derek McKeon, Anthony McKeon, Brean Kane, Mike Mulleady, Darren Cawley, Aaron Brady (0-1), Mikie O’Neill, Tyrone Crowe, Eamon Nertney (0-1), Scott Howe (0-1), Cathal Curwin (1-0), Ciaran Mulligan (0-2), Sean Hourican. Subs used: Eoin Curwin, Francis Courtney, David Taylor and Gareth Donnelly. In junior ‘B’ we play Ardagh Moydow this Saturday, September 9th in Ardagh at 6.30pm in the final round of the group stage. Our lads have qualified for the final so well done to the team and management.
The lotto draw took place in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, August 28th. The Jackpot was €13,800. The numbers drawn were as follows:
5, 10, 21, 23
There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €14,000! The three €50 winners were:
Vincent Doyle, Ballinamuck
Rory Donnelly, Kiltycreevagh
Martin Maguire, New York
Thank you to all who support our lotto. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers. Thank you to Cathal Quinn for the use of his premises and for providing refreshments. The next draw takes place in The Mill Bar, Drumlish, on Monday, September 11th.
August Bonanza Draw
The August Bonanza draw took place last Monday night week in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st prize €500 Amanda & James McDowell, Clonaugh
2nd prize €200 Mary Lillis, Ballinamuck
3rd prize €150 John Hyland, Gowna
4th prize €150 Joseph Gill, Corrick
Thank you to everyone who has entered our draw. Thank you to Cathal Quinn for doing the draw and for the use of the premises as well as providing refreshments.
Marquee Volunteer Appreciation Night
A great night was had by all who volunteered at the Marquee in Cassidy’s Village Inn last Friday night. Thank you again to everyone who helped out over the course of the weekend and in advance of it. Thank you to Tom for the use of his premises.
€1,000 Travel Voucher
Congratulations to Pauric Gill who won the €1,000 Travel Voucher in the draw at the Marquee Volunteer night. Thank you to Tom Cassidy for doing the draw and to everyone who entered. Thank you once more to Larkin Windows and Cunningham Design and Planning for their generous sponsorship.
Battle of Ballinamuck 225 Commemoration
The very best of luck to all involved in the 225 year commemoration of the 1798 Battle of Ballinamuck this weekend. The village is looking very well and it is great to see such an important part of our history being remembered. Well done to all involved.