Latest News – 06-03-2017

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The late JP Corrigan – A Tribute: It was with great sadness that the news of JP Corrigan’s untimely passing was met on Friday last. JP was a larger than life character in our club and he will be sorely missed by all. The highlight of his playing career came in 1974 when the Gaels captured a unique treble of the Junior Championship, Junior League and Intermediate League and followed this up in 1975 with the Intermediate Championship. A life-changing accident a year later cut JP’s promising football career short, however, this never dampened his spirits and he was one of the club’s most loyal and ardent supporters. A true Gael, JP had been life President of St. Vincent’s minor club for a long number of years. To the Corrigan family and JP’s large circle of friends we extend our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Club Membership: Money for club registration is now due from all players and anyone else who wishes to become a member of Fr. Manning Gaels for 2017. Membership is €30 for adults and €15 for students. Players who do not pay their membership fee will not be covered by club insurance should injury arise. Only those who have paid membership will be eligible to represent the club in the upcoming season. Membership entitles entry in the draw for All-Ireland football and hurling tickets in August. Those who pay membership by March 31st will also be eligible to vote at next year’s AGM. Membership to be paid to Bridie Reilly, Club Registrar (0863332863) or any member of the executive as soon as possible.

Lotto: The lotto draw will take place in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday March 6th . The Jackpot is€5,000. Results will be on the club website when available and will be in next week’s notes. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and also from any member of the club executive.

Longford U21s: Congratulations to Frank McNamee and his Longford U21 squad on their magnificent 2 point victory over a heavily fancied Kildare side. They now go on to face Dublin in the semi final.

Scór Tráth na gCeist: Best of luck to our Quiz Team of Ciarán Cooney, Seán Cooney, Joseph Gill and Pauric Gill in the Scór Tráth na gCeist in Pearse Park this Friday evening.

Sympathy: The club expresses its sincere condolences to the Kellegher family, Greagh on the recent death of Vera Tierney (née Gunshinan), Dublin (formerly of Drumlish Hill). Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.