Club News 08-10-2023

Patsy Reilly Semi-Final 

The semi-final took place last Friday in Monaduff against Ardagh Moydow. We won on a score-line of 2-11 to 0-7. We led 0-5 to 0-3 at half time with scores coming from Conor Keenan, Pauric Gill (2), Cian Cassidy and Mark Hughes. Sides were soon level on the resumption before two Cian Cassidy frees for fouls on Gill restored the Gaels advantage. The decisive score came when substitute Orrin Greene laid the perfect ball onto Ryan Crowe for a goal and Dean Cosgrave made sure of victory with a well-placed goal soon after. Well done to the team and management on a good performance in difficult circumstances so soon after the disappointment of the previous Sunday. We now await the winners of Rathcline and Kenagh. Speedy recovery to Pauric Gill who got injured in the early stages of the second half. The team was as follows: Paddy Collum, Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, Kaelum Gill (0-1), JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave (1-0), Sean Whelan, Mark Breslin, David Collum, Conor Keenan (0-1), Pauric Gill (0-2), Mark Hughes (0-2), Cian Cassidy (0-4, 2f, 1m), Kevin Whelan. Subs used: Kevin Whitney, Orrin Greene for P. Gill (inj) Ryan Crowe (1-1), Cian Murphy. The scorers from the championship semi-final the previous weekend were as follows: Cian Cassidy (0-3, 1f), Kevin Whelan (0-2), Martin Cassidy (0-2, 1f), Conor Keenan (0-1), Dean Cosgrave (0-1). 



The lotto draw took place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, October 9th. The Jackpot was €14,400. Thank you to all who support our lotto. Results are currently on the club website and social media and will be published in next week’s notes. The next draw will take place in the ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday, October 23rd. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers.  


Dinner Dance 

The club is holding a special dinner dance this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the three-in-a-row senior championship winning teams of 1996-1998. It will take place on November 11th in Lough Rynn Castle.  


Well done to Declan Nerney on his induction into the Irish Country Music Hall of Fame last week. A well-deserved accolade for Declan, who had one of his earliest gigs competing for the Gaels in Scór in 1971!