Latest News – 06-06-2017

Lotto: The draw was held in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, May 29th. The jackpot was €6,200. The numbers drawn were as follows:

4, 8, 27, 29

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Michael Mulleady, Drumlish.
  2. Anna Rose Donoghue, Aughamore Lower.
  3. Margaret Gibson, Newtownforbes Road, Drumlish.
  4. Séamus Rodgers c/o Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish.
  5. Gerry Rowley, Killoe.

Sellers’ Prize

  1. Jimmy & Eileen Kane.
  2. Liam Forde.

The next draw is in Dillon’s Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday, June 12th. The jackpot is now €6,400. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive.

Junior Team: Our juniors had a great 1-11 to 1-4 win over St. Mary’s, Granard on Saturday last in Higginstown. The team dominated from start to finish and thoroughly deserved their victory. The score at half time was 1-8 to 0-1, with some super points from Gary Connell, Aiden Gray, Mike Mulleady, Mick Kane and Jonathan Connell. Ruairí Carthy raced up from wing back to score a cracking goal after 15 minutes, which set the team on their way. The team and scorers were as follows:

Jason Nertney, James O’Neill, Anthony McKeon, Brean Kane, Declan Donnelly, Stephen Cosgrave, Ruairí Carthy (1-0), Jonathan Connell (0-1), Mike Kiernan, Micheál Kane (0-2), Aiden Gray (0-2), Kevin Whitney, Mike Mulleady (0-2), Derek McKeon, Gary Connell (0-4, (1f)).

Substitutions: Gordon Smyth for Jason Nertney, Scott Howe for Kevin Whitney, Barry Downes for Derek McKeon, Gearóid Nertney for Mike Mulleady, Seán Breslin for Gary Connell.

Senior Team: On Friday evening last our senior team got their first point of the Division 1 league after a draw away to Granard. The team played exceptionally well and really should have came away with the two points. We were guilty of numerous, squandered missed opportunities to put the game out of sight, however it was still a good performance and there is plenty to build on coming up to championship. The full time score was St. Mary’s, Granard 0-11 Fr. Manning Gaels 1-8. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum, Mickey Kelly, Cian Brady, Dan Gorman, Mark Duffy, Emmet Noonan, Nigel Kiernan, Anthony Kane, Kevin Whelan (0-1), Pauric Gill (0-1), Diarmuid Cooney, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Martin Cassidy (0-3, (2f)), Petie Collum (1-2, (2f)), Mark Hughes.

Substitutions: Mike Kiernan for Anthony Kane, Ciarán Cooney for Dean Cosgrave (Black Card)

There is a break of at least 3 weeks for the senior team now. When the next match will be is dependent on how successful Longford are in the Qualifiers.

Reserve Championship: The Reserve Senior Championship starts next weekend where we are at home to Colmcille on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm. Please come out and show your support.

State Examinations: Best of luck to all those in the parish sitting Junior & Leaving Certificate examinations this week.

Marquee in Drumlish: This week it was announced that Bressie and The Blizzards would be back to play at the Marquee. That is sure to be a night not to be missed.

SafeTALK Programme: A SafeTALK programme will be delivered in Mullingar on June 22nd in the Springfield Centre, HSE, St. Loman’s Campus, Mullingar. SafeTALK is a 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide.  Participants also learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally.  Please note that the SafeTALK programme can be delivered upon request to groups within Longford/Westmeath.

GAA Goalkeeping Workshop: Shane McCormack, a former Kildare goalkeeper, is running a Goalkeeping specific workshop for club coaches. The program is designed to develop goalkeepers on all aspects of their game, not only technically and physically but also mentally.

These specifically designed sessions incorporate everything the modern day keeper is required and expected to deliver. From shot stopping to distribution, all aspects are focused on to ensure an all-round player development is achieved. Mentors are then encouraged to take the session content and implement those drills with their goalkeepers for future development. If anyone is interested in further details please contact Lorraine at

Sympathy: The club would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Michael Heslin (formerly of the ’98 Bar Ballinamuck) and Mary Rose O’Mara (née Farrell, formerly of Drumlish) who all passed away recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.