Club News 24-04-2022


The lotto draw took place on Easter Monday last, April 18th, in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €6,800. The numbers drawn were as follows: 

3, 14, 19, 24 

There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €7,000! The three €50 winners were: 

Kathleen Kelleher, Greagh 

Enda McKenna, Ohill 

Louise Brady, Gelsha 


Our Easter Egg winners were : 

John Farley, Clondalkin 

Orlagh Reynolds, Longford 

Niamh McCann, Clonaugh 


Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw takes place on Monday, May 2nd in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. 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! 




April Bonanza Draw 


Our April Bonanza draw took place on Friday night last in The Mill Bar, Drumlish. Congratulations to our winners: 

1st prize €500 Mary Kelly, Sliabh Cairbre 

2nd prize €200 John Fitzpatrick, Clonrollagh 

3rd prize €150 Tommy McGee, Bandra 

4th prize €150 Bernadette Corrigan, Lettergullion 

5th prize Marquee Pass, Mark Cunningham, Gaigue 

Next draw will take place at the last lotto draw in May. Thank you to Owen Brady and Carol for doing the for the use of his premises and for providing refreshemnts. 

Afterwards the club made a surprise presentation to Thomas Gill to mark his retirement, in appreciation of his many decades of work as CE supervisor. Thank you to club and county legend Jimmy Hannify for doing both the draw and this presentation and for a wonderful speech in Jimmy’s own inimitable way! 










ACFL Division 1 

We came away from Higginstown with a hard-fought point against Granard. Both teams finished level on 9 points apiece. We lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the break with scores coming from Conor Keenan, two Martin Cassidy frees after fouls on Pauric Gill, a great outside of the boot point from distance by Sean Whelan, Eoin Keane after great work from Emmet Noonan and Mark Hughes and debutant Jamie Nertney slipped over a fine point when put in by Gill who received a great ball down the wing from Mark Breslin. Granard were reduced to 13 with two black cards and we failed to capitalise on this with numerous missed opportunities. Granard pulled it back level mid-way through the second half but we went in front again with points from Pauric Gill and frees by Cassidy after the former was fouled on both occasions. Granard converted a free in injury time to level the game. The team and scorers were as follows: 

Aiden Gray, Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Sean McKenna, JP Farley, Gary Connell, Conor Keenan (0-1), Emmet Noonan, Sean Whelan (0-1), Mark Hughes, Pauric Gill (0-1), Mark Breslin, Jamie Nertney (0-1), Podge Gill, Martin Cassidy (0-4, 4f) 

Subs used: 

Eoin Keane (0-1), Cian Cassidy, Kevin Whelan, Stephen Donnelly 

Speedy recovery to Podge Gill and JP Farley who both sustained injuries during the course of the match. Congratulations and best of luck to Emmet Noonan and Mark Hughes who were named as captain and vice captain of the team for the year. Well done also to the three young men who made their senior debuts, Jamie Nertney, Sean McKenna and Paul McGee. Thank you to Cathal Reilly for sponsoring food for the lads afterwards. 

The next round is away to Longford Slashers, this Sunday, May 1st in Michael Fay Park. Best of luck to the team and management 



Best of luck to Paddy Collum and the rest of the team and management in the first round of the Leinster championship this Saturday against Westmeath. 



Best of luck to club man Frank McNamee who is a selector with the Dublin u20 side in the Leinster final this Thursday