Club News 13-08-2023

Intermediate Championship 

We played Grattan Óg on Sunday last in the fourth round of the intermediate championship, in Ballymore and won, 3-8 to 1-9. We trailed by three points with ten minutes left of the first half when Pauric Gill burst through for a goal then immediately after the same player delivered a long ball to Martin Cassidy who planted his shot into the corner of the net. The half time score was 2-4 to 0-6 with the other points coming from a Martin Cassidy free for a foul on Gill, Cian Cassidy, Pauric Gill and David Collum. David Collum made sure of victory in the closing stages with an excellent eft footed lob of the keeper. The other points came from a Paddy Collum free, Cian Cassidy, a Martin Cassidy free for a foul on Paul McGee and Conor Keenan who finished the scoring. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1, 1f), Jamie Nertney, Cian Murphy, Paul McGee, Kaelum Gill, JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave, Mark Breslin, David Collum (1-1), Pauric Gill (1-1), Conor Keenan (0-1), Cian Cassidy (0-2), Martin Cassidy (1-2, 2f), Aiden Gray, Mark Hughes. Subs used: The championship takes a break next weekend. Thank you to The Mill Bar for providing refreshments after. 


Junior ‘B’ and ‘C’ Championship 

Our junior ‘B’ team were in championship action on Monday evening of last week in Monaduff against Granard. They won 3-7 to 0-9. Team and scorers: Cody Lee, Sean McKenna (0-1), Mike Kiernan, David McKenna, Nathan Maher (1-1), Micheal Kane, Ciaran Cooney, Aaron Crowe (0-1), Nigel Kiernan (0-1), Rokas Stoskus, Kevin Whitney, Chris Crowe, Jim Rogers (1-2), Eoin Murtagh (0-1), Padraig O’Neill (1-0). The Junior ‘C’ team played Carrickedmond in Monaduff, last Wednesday. They were beaten 2-14 to 0-7. Team and scorers: Ryan Francis, James O’Neill, Derek McKeon, Anthony McKeon, Darren Quinn, Gearoid Nertney, Declan Donnelly (0-1), Mikie O’Neill, James Breslin, Sean Diffley, Scott Howe (0-1), Tyrone Crowe (0-1), David Taylor, Ciaran Mulligan (0-1), Mike Mulleady (0-1). Subs used: Eamon Nertney (0-2), Gareth Donnelly. It was great to see Darren Quinn back out in action so soon after his wedding. We congratulate him and his bride Christina and wish them many years of health and happiness. The junior ‘B’ team received the points from Mullinalaghta. 



The lotto draw took place in the ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday last, August 14th. The Jackpot was €13,600. Results are currently on the club website and will be published in next week’s notes. 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. 


The Marquee in Drumlish Festival August 18th – 21st 

The Marquee is back this year, starting this 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.  

Fr. Manning Cup 

Congratulations to captain Oisin Kane, Sean Gibbons and manager Enda McGahern on winning the Fr. Manning Cup last Saturday after beating Leitrim by a point in Pearse Park. It was great to see Oisin and Sean out with the cup in Monaduff afterwards. It was interesting to note that the Leitrim side contained our manager Fintan McBrien’s son Joey, and he starred at full forward with five points.