Pat Flynn – Appreciation
Fr. Manning Gaels was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our all-time club legends, Pat Flynn, Corrick, last week. Pat was a lionhearted half back and one of the stars of the team of the 1950s which won three senior championships; 1951, 1953 and 1955 as well as a Senior League title in 1953 and the prestigious Feis Cup in the early 1960s. The 1953 county final preview described Pat as “very fast and elusive. Will give his opponent many a heartache”. When Pat’s playing days were over (and indeed during them) he was instrumental in training and coaching underage teams, as well as the senior teams. He also served a number of different positions on the club executive and as a trustee from the 1950s onwards and was a Club President to this day. He was ever-present at matches from schoolboy all the way to senior, with his unmistakable voice always giving in words of encouragement to his beloved maroon and gold. Our splendid grounds in Monaduff are thanks in large part to Pat, as it was in his Corrick home that he, along with a number of other great Gaels met and decided to purchase the piece of land from Joe Mallon which we now call Monaduff Park. Pat also provided valuable information with regards to the club’s history, a history he was immensely proud of. To his daughters Rosemarie and Carina, his grandchildren, the Noonan family, extended family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Solas na bhFlaitheas air
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, July 11th in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €8,000
Results are currently on the club’s social media and will be published in next week’s notes. 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.
Please note the feature to the Clubspot webpage which allows you to make your lotto purchase automatically recur each week. Just tick the box after picking your numbers and never worry about missing a draw again!
ACFL Division 4
Our Division 4 team were beaten by Dromard in the semi final on Wednesday last, July 6th on a score line of 2-9 to 0-8. The team and scorers were as follows: Cody Lee, Declan Donnelly, Stephen Cosgrave, Paul McGee, Ciaran Cooney, Mark Duffy, Darren Farley, David Collum, Mark Breslin, Jamie Nertney, James McCann, Kaelum Gill (0-1), Stephen Donnelly (0-3), Kevin Whelan (0-1), Petie Collum (0-2,1f). Subs used: Gearoid Nertney, Derek McCormack, Kevin Whitney, Tom McGee, Orrin Greene
The club extends its deepest sympathy to Club President Packie Gorman and the Gorman family on the passing of Packie’s brother Gerry in Moyne. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis