Club News 27-11-2022

Emmett Lenehan RIP 

It was with great sadness that the club learned of the passing of one of our greats from our team of the ‘50s, Emmett Lenehan, last weekend in England. Emmett was another classy player, from the famed Lenehan football family of Gaigue, who could play in any position. He started his career with the county minors in 1950 at corner back and also played at wing forward and midfield where he displayed his “great catch and powerful kick”. He won a senior championship in 1951 where he was at corner back and throughout the year he displayed his “good hands and long clearance”. In the 4-3 to 1-8 final win over Mullinalaghta he was “in the thick of things right through”. He added another senior championship and senior league in 1953 and in the championship final himself and brother Frank contributed greatly to the victory over Colmcille. During this time, prior to the era of an U-21 grade, he also distinguished himself with the county juniors. The club added another title in 1955 with brothers Seán and Frank very much to the fore, while emigration had deprived Emmett of another medal. His skilful presence was sorely missed on the pitch in the following lean years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Emmett’s family and friends at this time. Solas na bhFlaitheas air 



The club’s AGM takes place this evening Wednesday, November 30th at 7.45pm in Monaduff 



The lotto draw took place on Monday last, November 21st in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €9,800. The numbers drawn were as follows: 

20, 21, 23, 29 

There was no Jackpot winner. The Jackpot is now €10,000! The 3 x €50 winners were as follows: 

Colm McCormack, Gaigue 

JP Murphy, Clonaugh 

Deirdre Monahan, Clonbalt 

Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw takes place in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck on Monday, December 5th. Please play again at the below link selecting the Fr Manning Gaels option or from the usual sellers/locations. 


November Bonanza
The November Bonanza also took place last Monday night week in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish.  

Congratulations to the winners: 

1st prize €500 Martin Mulleady 

2nd prize €200 Susan Delaney 

3rd prize €150 Peter Collum 

4th prize €150 Peter Collum 

Thank you to everyone who has entered our draw. The final two draws will take place at the Lotto draws in December. Thank you to Tom Cassidy for doing the draw and for the use of his premises as well as providing refreshments