Pride of place this week goes to our St. Vincent’s U13 team who qualified for the championship A final for the second year in a row after beating Dromard in the semi-final last Tueday week. Well done to the team and management team of Gordon Smyth, Bobby Hilton and Paul Dowler
We got the Intermediate championship campaign off to a winning start last Saturday in difficult greasy conditions in the splendid Dunbeggan grounds against Ardagh/Moydow on a scoreline of 2-18 to 2-12. We got off to a flying start with 4 points in quick succession but Ardagh came back with three on the trot to leave just one in it but two further points left it 0-6 to 0-3 in our favour before Ardagh struck for a goal to level proceedings. Pauric Gill quickly re-established a lead which we did not lose from there and then Liam Lynch slapped a goal after a wonderful pass from captain Emmet Noonan to put some breathing space between the sides. Half time score was 1-11 to 1-6. The second half started sluggishly and we were punished with the concession of an unfortunate goal when a ball spun to an unmarked player after Noonan made an excellent block, but the team rallied and made victory secure after a well-placed Martin Cassidy goal in the 53rd minute. There should have been more goals as Gill and the two Cassidys all hit the crossbar in that intervening period but nonetheless the team held on for the win so well done lads. The next outing is this Friday, August 5th at 8pm in Fr. McGee Park against Sean Connolly’s. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum, Paul McGee, Cian Brady, JP Farley, Mark Hughes (0-1), Gary Connell, Emmet Noonan, David Collum, Liam Lynch (1-0), Sean Whelan, Conor Keenan (0-3), Pauric Gill (0-6), Jamie Nertney (0-1), Podge Gill, Martin Cassidy (1-5,3f). Subs used: Philip Kane (0-1), Cian Cassidy (0-1), Aiden Gray
Junior C Championship
Our Junior C team are out in the first round of the championship, tomorrow Thursday at 8pm in Monaduff against Cashel. Best of luck to the team and management
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, July 25th in The Mill Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €8,200. The numbers drawn were as follows:
1, 14, 18, 19
There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €8,400! The three €50 winners were:
Siobhan Gearty, Drumlish
Peter Prior, Aughawillan
Seamus Gallagher, Drumlish
Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw will take place in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday, August 8th. Please play again at the below link selecting the Fr Manning Gaels option or from the usual sellers/locations.
Our July monthly bonanza draw also took place on July 25th in The Mill Bar, Drumlish.
Congratulations to our winners:
1st prize €500 Joe Cosgrave, Gowna
2nd prize €200 Jackie Hayden, Drumlish
3rd prize €150 Oisin Tobin, Drumlish
4th prize €150 The Donnelly Family, Drumlish
5th prize Marquee Pass, The Kilmardinny Inn
Thank you to Owen Brady for doing the draw and for the use of his premises and providing refreshments. The next draw will take place at the next lotto draw in August prior to The Marquee in Drumlish.
Senior Scor is scheduled to take place in late September/early October this year and we are looking for participants in all events: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Sketch, Set Dancing, Instrumental Music and Sean Nos Dancing. If you are interested in taking part in any of these events please contact Von Corrigan on 0861752773
Marquee in Drumlish Launch Night
The launch night for The Marquee in Drumlish Festival took place last Friday, July 29th in The Village Inn, Drumlish. It was a great success with a massive turnout and we are all looking forward to the upcoming festival August 19th-22nd. Thank you to Tom Cassidy and staff for their hospitality
The Marquee In Drumlish – August 19th to 22nd
After a gap of three year the famous Marquee in Drumlish festival is back better than ever, starting on Friday August 19th until Monday the 22nd. We have a fantastic line up to ensure another entertaining weekend. On Friday night our very own Brave Giant are back for one more gig and will be followed by DJ Fergal D’Arcy. On Saturday we have Claudia Buckley, Jimmy Buckley and Derek Ryan. On Sunday night the line-up is The Midlanders, our own Brocklagh lads Cronin and then of course the amazing Aslan who are headlining the night. 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. 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!