Latest News – 05-08-2018

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Upcoming Fixtures: The final round of the Mulleady Group Intermediate Championship group stage is this Sunday, August 12th, against Cashel in Emmet Park, Killoe at 1.30pm. The second round of the Junior Championship is this Saturday, August 11th at 7pm against St. Patrick’s, Ardagh/Moydow Harpers in Moydow. Best of luck to our respective teams and management

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, August 6th in Dillon’s Bar & Bistro, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was  €12,200. Results are currently on the club website and will be in next week’s notes. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto.

Junior Championship: Our Junior team got the championship off to a great start on Wedneday last with a 1-9 to 0-10 victory over Abbeylara in Monaduff. We were leading 1-6 to 0-4 at half time and were in control of the game, however Abbeylara came storming back in the second half and our lads did extremely well to hold on for the win. Derek McKeon got what proved to be the crucial goal mid-way through the first half when he blasted to the net from close range after receiving the pass from Tom McGee. The team and scorers were as follows:

Michael Heslin, Timmy Bouvin, Micheál Kane, Brian O’Connor, Aaron McGee (0-1), Stephen Cosgrave, Gary Brady, Conor Keenan, Kevin Whelan, Tom McGee, Rúairí Carthy (0-5), Kevin Whitney, Scott Howe, Derek McKeon (1-0), Stephen Donnelly (0-3)

Substitutions used:

Emmet Higgins, Seán Breslin, Declan Donnelly

Monster Bingo: The Annual Monster Bingo in conjuction with the Marquee in Drumlish will take place Sunday 19th August in the ’98 Memorial Hall Ballinamuck at 3pm. Prize money is €2,500 plus there is a “Monster Raffle” on the day. This year all proceeds will be donated to Midland Simon Community. When people think of homelessness, they think of those sleeping on the streets in the larger cities in Ireland. People find it hard to believe that people can be struggling to have a home of their own, be rough sleeping or be staying in hostels in Co. Longford. Unfortunately, homelessness does exist in the county. Midlands Simon Community have opened a new support service on Earl St in Longford Town. This service includes 10 fully refurbished apartments that will cater for 10 people with both complex needs and a history of repeat homelessness. The service will give each person their own home, privacy and dignity and it is also more financially sustainable. Residents will also have regular and often daily contact with their Case Worker. Please support by coming out on the day or by giving a donation/raffle prize to any of the Marquee Bingo Committee.

Marquee In Drumlish – Launch Night: Thank you to everyone who attended our launch night for The Marquee In Drumlish last Thursday night in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. A very entertaining night was had by all, thank you to Gerry Keenan for the great music and many laughs. Thanks to Cathal Quinn and his staff for facilitating the night.

The Marquee In Drumlish – August 17th – 20thIt is almost time for this year’s Marquee In Drumlish festival and once again there is a superb weekend’s entertainment in store from August 17th to 20th. On Friday we have Painted Skies, DJ Fergal D’Arcy and our own Brave Giant are back to headline the night. On Saturday night we have DJ Christy’s Country Show, Jimmy Buckley and Derek Ryan. On Sunday night there is an Ed Sheeran Tribute show, Jerry Fish, Electric Sideshow and local lads Cronin. Monday night is the main event – The Declan Nerney Night, which is sure to finish off another terrific festival in style. Thank you to our event sponsors Mike and Martin Mulleady of Mulleady Properties and also Imagine who are on board again this year. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Executive Meeting: The monthly meeting of the Executive will be held today Wednesday, August 8th at 8.30pm in Monaduff. All members of the Executive are requested to attend.

Sympathy: The club extends its’ sincerest sympathies to clubman Paul Dowler on the recent death of his grandfather James Dowler in Moydow. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.