Club News 06-08-2023

Jodie Nertney RIP 

The club was very saddened to learn of the passing of Jodie Nertney in America. Jodie was former secretary of the club, when we were called Éire Óg, and did trojan work at schoolboy level, training teams and bringing players to matches before emigrating to the United States. He retained a keen interest in the fortunes of the Gaels throughout his life. In recent years on trips home to Drumlish, he was an invaluable source of information with regards to the history of our club. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Kathleen, children, brother Benny (former club chairman) wider family and many friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas air. 


Intermediate Championship 

We played Sean Connollys on Sunday last in the third round of the intermediate championship. Short a number of regulars, we were well beaten in the end, 4-9 to 1-9. We led by two points midway through the second half and then conceded two gift goals and Connollys never looked back from there. It was level at half time, 1-4 to 0-7, with both sides unlucky not to have another goal each after good saves from the keepers. Our scores came from Conor Keenan (3), Pauric Gill (2), Martin Cassidy and Kevin Whelan. After falling two behind on the resumption, Aiden Gray fisted a lofted ball from Kevin Whelan to the net and Martin Cassidy converted a free for a foul on Pauric Gill but that was as good as it got as Connollys took over after that, as Conor Keenan struck over a late consolation point. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum, Jamie Nertney, Cian Murphy, Paul McGee, Kaelum Gill, JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave, Pauric Gill (0-2), Mark Hughes, Cian Cassidy, Conor Keenan (0-4), Martin Cassidy (0-2,1f), Kevin Whelan (0-1), Aiden Gray (1-0), Ryan Crowe. Subs used: Liam Lynch, Stephen Cosgrave, Orrin Greene. Speedy recovery to Eoin O’Hara who hurt himself in training during the week. We play Grattan Og in the next round this Sunday at 5.15pm in Ballymore. The very best of luck to Fintan, Mick, Graham and the lads. 


Junior B Championship 

Our junior team were in championship action on Monday evening last in Monaduff against Granard. Full details next week. The Junior C team play Carrickedmond in Monaduff, this evening Wednesday at 8pm in Monaduff. Best of luck lads. 



The lotto draw took place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, July 31st. The Jackpot was €13,400. The numbers drawn were as follows: 

17, 26, 29, 30 

There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €13,600! The three €50 winners were: 

Laura Murtagh 

Breege McDermott 

Mick Flavin 

Thank you to Tom for the use of his premises and for providing refreshments. The next draw will take place in the ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday, August 14th. 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. 

July Bonanza Draw 

The monthly Bonanza draw also took place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, July 31st. Congratulations to the July winners:  

1st prize €500 Mark Breslin jnr 

2nd prize €200 Paul McNamee (in memory of Frank McNamee) 

3rd prize €150 Paul McCormack 

4th prize €150 Chloe, Anna & Michael Mulleady jnr 

5th prize Marquee Pass Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others Syndicate 

The draws for the remaining Marquee Passes were also done. The winners were: 

Conor Keenan, Brian Duffy snr, Kevin & Tara Davis, Mark Cunningham, Jimmy Hannify and St. Helens 

Thank you to Tom Cassidy for doing the draw and for use of the premises and for providing refreshments. Thank you to everyone who entered and supported this vital fundraiser 


The Marquee in Drumlish Festival August 18th – 21st 

The Marquee is back this year, starting on Friday August 18th until Monday the 21st. This year there is a Teen Disco for 12-16 year olds on Thursday, the 17th. We have a fantastic line up to ensure another entertaining weekend. On Friday night have the brilliant Live Forever Oasis tribute band followed by DJ Fergal D’Arcy. On Saturday we have Johnny Brady, Ray Lynam and Mike Denver. On Sunday night the line-up is All Folk’d Up, Ruaile Buaile and our own Brocklagh lads Cronin. We round off the festival on Monday night with the main event – The Declan Nerney Night, which promises to finish a terrific festival in style, as always and includes acts such as The Tumbling Paddies, Patrick Feeney, Marty Mone, John Hogan, David James and DJ Steve Cooper and of course the man himself, Declan Nerney. Thank you to our event sponsors Mike and Martin Mulleady of Mulleady Properties who are back on board again this year. We look forward to seeing you all there! 


Monster Bingo 

Monster Bingo, in conjunction with The Marquee In Drumlish, is back this year on Sunday, August 20th at 3pm in the ‘98 Hall, Ballinamuck. There is €2,500 in prize money and there will also be a Monster Raffle. All proceeds are going to St. Vincent de Paul, Longford. 

Win a €1,000 Travel Voucher 

The Travel Draw, in conjunction with The Marquee in Drumlish, is also back this year where for just €5 you can win a €1,000 travel voucher. You can also buy 5 lines for €20 or 10 lines for €40. Tickets are on sale from any of the players or executive as well as on Clubspot. The prize has once again been kindly sponsored by Cunningham Design & Planning and Larkin Windows. The draw will take place on August 26th in Cassidy’s Village Inn, Drumlish.