Club News 27-03-2022


The lotto draw took place on Monday last, March 21st in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was 6,400. The numbers drawn were as follows: 

3, 10, 19, 25 

There was no Jackpot winner. The Jackpot is now 6,600. The three 50 winners were: 

Michael McAvey, NYC 

Ciaran Corr, Killoe 

Declan Corr, Drumlish 

Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw will take place on Monday, April 4th in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, 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! 


Monthly Bonanza Draw 

Our monthly draw for March took place immediately after the lotto draw and the results were:

1st prize €500 Mary & Enda McKenna, Ballinamuck 

2nd prize €200 Gearoid Nertney, Clonmacart 

3rd prize €150 Celine Lennon, Crowdrummin 

4th prize €150 Matthew Gray, Drumlish 

5th prize Marquee Pass, Kevin Masterson, Gortletteragh 


Thank you to everyone who entered our draw. Next draw will take place on a date in April. Thank you to former player Cathal Reilly for doing the draw and for the use of his premises 



Club Membership 

Club Membership for the forthcoming year is now available. The cost is €50 for adults and €40 for students/OAPs. Membership is required for all playing members. Membership entitles you to attend monthly club meetings and if received before March 31st, entitles you to a vote at next year’s AGM and entry into the draw for All Ireland tickets. To pay please contact Registrar, Bridie Reilly or through the Clubspot app.  



Well done to Paddy Collum and the Longford team and management on their great win over Laois on Sunday, which secured their position in Division 3 for another year. We wish them the best of luck in their preparations for the Leinster championship 


St. Vincent’s Monster Bingo 

Monster Bingo in aid of our St. Vincent’s minor club takes place on Sunday, April 10th in the ‘98 Memorial Hall in Ballinamuck at 3pm. There will be €2,500 in prize money on the day. Please support 



Congratulations to long serving senior player Sean Whelan on his recent engagement to Rachel Murphy. Everyone at the club wishes the happy couple the very best for the future. 




ACFL Division 4 

The club’s season officially last Saturday in Michael Moran Park when we played Carrickedmond in the first round of the Division 4 league. Ahead by 4 points at half time, we let this lead slip and were eventually beaten 2-12 to 0-12. The team and scorers were as follows: 

Cody Lee, Paul McGee, Stephen Cosgrave, Declan Donnelly, Ciaran Cooney, Darren Farley, Tom McGee, Mark Breslin (0-1), Mikie O’Neill, James McCann, Eoin Keane (0-3), Jamie Nertney (0-2), Petie Collum (0-1), Podge Gill (0-2), Stephen Donnelly (0-3) 

Subs used: 

Philip Kane, Kevin Whelan, Gearoid Nertney, Kevin Whitney and Scott Howe 

It is not too often we see a father and son playing alongside each other but that’s what happened in the second half when Gearoid Nertney came in and played alongside his son Jamie. A proud moment for the Nertney household. 



Deepest sympathy to Breda Murphy and family on the passing of Breda’s mother Bridie Gray in Killoe recently. Condolences are also extended to the family and friends of Anna Rose McKenna, Drumlish. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.