Lotto: The draw was held in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, May 1st. The jackpot was €5,800. The numbers drawn were as follows:
3, 18, 24, 27
There was no winner.
- Fergal Reilly, Ballinamuck.
- Darren & Lisa Quinn, Aughadowry, Ballinamuck.
- Michelle McManus, Dromard.
- Marie Smith, Cairn Hill View, Drumlish.
- JP Murphy, Cloonaugh, Drumlish.
- Cian Brady.
- Paddy O’Neill.
The next draw is in The Porter House, Drumlish on Monday, May 15th . The jackpot is now €6,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive.
Reserve Senior Cup: The draw for the Reserve championship was made recently and we have been drawn in Group 3. In Round 1 we are away to Granard, in Round 2 we are at home to Ballymahon and finally in Round 3 we are at home to Colmcille. The dates and times have yet to be fixed.
Bertie Allen Cup: Hard luck to our senior team who were defeated by Colmcille on Friday night last in Monaduff on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-17. Our lads put in a superb second half performance after being 13 points down at half time and came within 3 points with 5 minutes remaining but just came up short in the end. We started the match brightly and were 0-3 to 0-2 up after 10 minutes with the points coming from Pauric Gill, Martin Cassidy and Petie Collum. However, it all went wrong after that and Colmcille totally dominated the remaining 20 minutes of the first half and went in at the break with a commanding 3-11 to 0-7 lead. The Gaels came out a different side in the second half but needed a stroke of luck if there was to be a chance of getting back into the game. This came in the form of a fortuitous goal from an Eoin Keane free, 50 metres out, which the Colmcille keeper dropped into the net. This rallied the home side and further points from Gill, Cassidy and Collum gave us a glimmer of hope. Pauric Gill ran through to score a goal and not long after, Martin Cassidy weaved his way through the Colmcille defence and side-footed in a fine goal. Vital opportunities were missed in the closing stages of the game when there were only a few points separating the sides and Colmcille managed to tack on a couple of late points to leave the scoreline 3-17 to 3-12 in their favour. It was great to see Mike Kiernan return to action after a long absence through injury. The next and final Bertie Allen Cup match is away to Mullinalaghta next Saturday at 7pm. The team and scorers were as follows:
Aiden Gray, Nigel Kiernan, Dan Gorman, Emmet Noonan, Aaron McGee, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (1-1 (frees)), Anthony Kane (0-1), Pauric Gill (1-3), David Collum, Diarmuid Cooney, Ciarán Cooney, Seán Whelan, Martin Cassidy (1-2), Petie Collum (0-5 (2f)).
Substitutions used: Cian Brady, Mark Duffy, Dean Cosgrave, Stephen Cosgrave, and Mike Kiernan.
Annual Mass – Lá na gClub: The club would like to thank everyone who attended the annual Mass for deceased family members, relatives and friends of Fr. Manning Gaels, St. Vincent’s and St. Helen’s on Sunday last May 7th which coincided with Lá na gClub. It was great to see such a large attendance. Thanks especially to Fr. Bernard Hogan who celebrated the Mass, the choir and also to those people who took an active part. Gifts of a football, a St. Helen’s jersey and a pair of football boots were brought up by Philip Keane (representing Fr. Manning Gaels), Amanda Quinn (representing St. Helen’s) and Eoin Murtagh (representing St. Vincent’s) respectively. The Ministers of the Word were Ciarán Mulligan and Sinéad Corrigan (Gaeilge). The Prayers of the Faithful were read by: Pat Donnelly, Sinéad Breslin, Ciarán Cooney, Bronagh Brady and Niall Quinn. The Offertory Gifts of Bread & Wine were brought up by Yvonne Corrigan and Paddy Collum. The Ministers of the Eucharist were Anna B Corrigan and Mary Breslin and finally Micheál Joyce read the Reflection after Holy Communion. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
Safe Trip: We wish Fergal Reilly the best of luck and a safe trip as he heads off on a 6 month peacekeeping tour of Lebanon with the Irish Army.
Competition Win: The club were the lucky €1,000 winners of a Facebook competition this week, which was ran by sports website Pundit Arena specifically for GAA clubs. Thank you to senior player Derek McCormack for entering us in the competition. It is greatly appreciated.