Club News 30-04-2023

ACFL Division 4 

We had a good win in the reserve league last Friday against Mullinalaghta. The final score was 2-10 to 2-7. Ryan Crowe and Aiden Gray got the two goals inside the first ten minutes to set our side on their way. The team and scorers were as follows: Cody Lee, Tom McGee, Mark Duffy, Seán McKenna, Ciarán Cooney, Stephen Cosgrave, Kaelum Gill, Mark Breslin (0-1), David Collum, Dean Cosgrave (0-2), Ryan Crowe (1-2 ,2f), Podge Gill (0-1), Aiden Gray (1-2), Kevin Whelan (0-1), Orrin Greene. Subs used: Kevin Whitney, James McCann, Declan Donnelly, Petie Collum (0-1, 1f).  We are playing Kenagh this Saturday in Monaduff in Division 2. Throw-in is at 6.30pm. 



The lotto draws took place in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Thursday night last, April 27th. The draw was postponed as a mark of respect for the late Patricia Cooney. Michael Cooney was a founding member of the lotto committee. The Jackpot was €12,000! The numbers drawn were as follows: 

7, 25, 26, 29 

There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €12,200! The three €50 winners were: 

Michaela Devaney, Drumlish 

Mia Lillie Quinn, c/o Quinn’s Bar 

Conor & Lauren O’Hara, Glasheen 

Thank you to all who support our lotto. Thank you to Cathal Reilly for the use of his premises and for providing refreshments. The next draw will take place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday, May 8th. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers. 


April Bonanza Draw 

The April Bonanza draw took place in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Thursday night last, April 27th. Congratulations to the winners: 

1st prize €500 Stephen Cosgrave, Glasheen 

2nd prize €200 Noel Mimnagh, Clonaugh 

3rd prize €150 Gearóid Nertney, Clonmacart 

4th prize €150 Bernadette Corrigan, Ballinamuck 

5th prize Marquee Pass Martin Maguire, New York 

Thank you to Cathal Reilly for use of his premises, for doing the draw and providing refreshments. Thank you to everyone who entered and supported this vital fundraiser. 

Darkness Into Light 

St. Helen’s and Fr Manning Gaels are organising a Darkness into Light walk on the 6th of May, leaving from Monaduff at 4.30am. There is no need to pre-register for the event. Donations will be taken that morning and all proceeds will go to Pieta House. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the clubhouse. We hope you will be able to join us. 


Handball continues in the Community Centre every Monday from 8pm to 10pm. For any queries, please contact Oliver O’Sullivan. Congratulations to Abbeylara handballers on their recent success in the All-Ireland Féile. 


We extend our sympathy to Michael Cooney and family, Greagh on the sad passing of Patricia last week. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.