Latest News – 14-08-2018

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Intermediate Championship: On Sunday afternoon last we played Cashel in the third and final round of the Mulleady Group Intermediate Championship in Emmet Park, Killoe. We were defeated on a scoreline of 3-13 to 4-8. A couple of goals in quick succession by Cashel towards the latter stages of the first half made it a difficult lead to claw back. However, our lads battled hard in the second half but just came up short by two points in the end. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum, Aaron McGee, Liam Lynch, Dan Gorman, Gary Connell, Emmet Noonan, Eoin Keane, Seán Whelan, David Collum, Ciarán Cooney (0-1), Diarmuid Cooney (0-4, 1f), Pauric Gill, Martin Cassidy (3-2, goal from free) Dylan Quinn (0-1), Mark Hughes

Substitutions used:

Mark Duffy (0-1), Cian Brady, Cian Cassidy (1-0), Ryan Crowe, Nigel Kiernan, Derek McCormack

Best wishes to Pauric Gill who injured his knee in the first few minutes of the game. We now prepare for a semi-final on September 9th.

Junior Championship: Our Junior team played the second round of the championship against St.Patrick’s, Ardagh/Moydow Harpers on Saturday evening last in Moydow. We came away with a draw, 1-10 apiece, after having been four points down. Cian Cassidy cooly slotted a penalty to the back of the net with five minutes remaining to level the match. The team and scorers were as follows:

Patrick McKeon, Timothy Bouvin, Micheál Kane, Brian O’Connor, Gary Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, Declan Donnelly, Kevin Whelan, Rúairí Carthy (0-1), Scott Howe, Aiden Gray, Tom McGee, Cian Cassidy (1-5, 2f, goal from penalty), Derek McKeon, Stephen Donnelly (0-4, 1f)

Substitutions used:

Kevin Whitney, Seán Breslin, Gearóid Nertney, Mike Mulleady, James O’Neill

Best wishes and speedy recovery to club stalwart Gary Brady who injured his calf in the very early stages to the match and also to Kevin Whelan who hurt his hamstring midway through the first half.

Upcoming Fixtures: The final round of the group stage of the Junior Championship is tonight, Wednesday August 15th against Mostrim in Monaduff. Throw in is at 8.15pm. On Sunday, August 19th we have a crucial Division 2 league match against Rathcline at 1pm in Clonbonny. Best of luck to our respective teams and management. Please come out and show your support.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, August 6th, in Dillon’s Bar & Bistro, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €12,200. The numbers drawn were as follows:

15, 20, 22, 25.

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Kevin Whitney, Drumlish
  2. Cyril Corr, Drumlish
  3. Sinéad Sorohan, Creenagh, Newtownforbes
  4. Diarmuid Cooney, Drumlish
  5. Pat Heaney, Barraghmore, Drumlish

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Liam Forde.
  2. Stephen McDermott & Michael Mulleady

The next draw is in Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday, August 27th. Please note the draw is a week later than usual on account of the Marquee in Drumlish festival. The Jackpot is now €12,400. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto.

Monster Bingo: The Monster Bingo in conjunction with The Marquee In Drumlish is back again this  Sunday, August 19th at 3pm in the ’98 Memorial Hall, Ballinamuck. There is €2,500 in prize money to be won and there will also be a “Monster Raffle” on the day. All proceeds are going to the 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, and be rough sleeping or 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.

All Ireland Final Tickets: The draw for the All Ireland Final tickets was made at our monthly meeting last week. All club members who had their membership paid by March 31st of this year were included in the draw. Congratulations to Liam Lynch who won the ticket for the Galway v Limerick All Ireland Hurling final this Sunday. Second out of that draw was JP Murphy. Congratulations to Michael Heslin who won the football ticket. Second out of that draw was Frankie McGowan at the monthly Executive meeting last week.

The Marquee In Drumlish – August 17th – 20th The week has finally arrived! It is time for The Marquee In Drumlish festival and once again there is a superb weekend’s entertainment in store from this Friday, August 17th to Monday the 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 along with Mike Denver, 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 back on aboard again this year. We look forward to seeing you all there and hope you have a great weekend.

Kelloggs’ Cúl Camps: The Cúl Camps were a great success this year and the club would like to thank the children themselves and the parents of those who participated and we hope to see an even bigger camp again next year. Thank you to all our stewards who helped direct traffic in the mornings and afternoons.

Rathcline v Ballymore: We hosted our only championship match of the year on Sunday last in Monaduff when Ballymore took on Rathcline. Thank you to Thomas Gill and his FÁS team for having the pitch and grounds looking so well and thank you to all who stewarded and sold lotto tickets at half time.

Coaching Workshop: Martin Fogarty, the National Hurling Development Manager, will be delivering a workshop for existing and new coaches on Monday evening, 20th August in Longford. If anyone would like to do Foundation or Level 1 Coaching Courses please contact Lorraine and your details will be passed on to Séamus Hughes.