Latest News – 11-03-2018

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Scór Sinsear: Hard luck to Shane Hagan who narrowly missed out on victory in the Senior Scór Solo Singing Leinster final after a terrific performance in The Downs on Sunday last. Thank you to Shane for the great effort he put in and we have no doubt he will have Leinster success in the near future.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, March 5th  in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €10,000. The numbers drawn were as follows:

4, 6, 17, 24.

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Paddy Howe, Ballinamuck.
  2. Vinnie Sheridan, Pearse View Drive, Longford
  3. Séamus Gallagher, Drumlish.
  4. John Caldwell, Clonmacart, Drumlish
  5. Catherine Conboy c/o The ’98 Bar, Ballinamuck.

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Thomas Gill
  2. Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish.

The next draw is in The Mill Bar, Drumlish on Monday, March 19th, The Jackpot is now €10,200. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continue to support our lotto.

U20 Championship: We received a walkover from Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels in the first round of the championship on Saturday last. The next round is away to Rathcline/Grattan Óg in Dunbeggan on Bank Holiday Monday, March 19th at 2pm. Best of luck to the team and management.

Longford Seniors: Well done to Paddy Collum, Pauric Gill and the Longford squad on battling back to earn a draw against Sligo last Sunday. Best of luck to the lads in their home fixture against neighbours Westmeath next Sunday.

Cúl Camps: A reminder to parents that the GAA Cúl Camps are back in Monaduff this year from August 6th until the 10th. Cost is €50 for the first child and €40 for each child thereafter. This represents terrific value considering the expert coaching each child receives as well as gear and the opportunity to meet an intercounty star. Booking can be done online.

GAA National Club Draw: The GAA National Club Draw was held on Thursday last in Croke Park. On account of having sold over 200 tickets the club was entered into a Longford specific draw and we were the lucky winners of €1,000. A massive thank you to all who sold tickets who helped make this happen.

Club Membership: Money for club membership is now due from all players and anyone who wish to become a member of Fr Manning Gaels for 2018. 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 draw for All-Ireland football and hurling tickets in August. Those who pay membership by March 31st ’18 will also be eligible to vote at next years AGM.

Membership to be paid to Bridie Reilly, Club Registrar (0863332863) or any member of the executive as soon as possible please.

St. Patrick’s Day: The club would like to wish all Gaels home and abroad a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona dhaoibh go léir

Sympathy: We would like to express our sincere condolences to Maura Tully, Currabawn on the recent death of her brother Michael McDonnell in England. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.