Lotto: The draw was held in The Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, February 19th.. The Jackpot was €9,800. Results are currently available 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.
Annual Social Night: On Saturday night last we held our 45th Annual Social Night along with St. Vincent’s and St. Helen’s in Dillon’s Bar and Bistro, Ballinamuck. Thank you to everyone who came and helped make it such an enjoyable night. Everyone was well entertained by the music of Colm Cahill and enjoyed a delicious a meal. On the night, the three clubs made their respective award presentations. We would like to thank the representatives from the County Board, Micheál Carrigy and Tommy McLoughlin who helped make the presentations. The St. Vincent’s Minor player of the year was Ryan Crowe and he received the Seán Brady Memorial Trophy; St. Helen’s Young Player of the Year was Casey Robinson; Most Improved Player was Ciara Dillon and Senior Player of the Year was Sarah Murphy. Fr. Manning Gaels U21 Player of the Year receiving the Jimmy Tully Memorial Trophy was Mark Hughes; Senior Player of the Year was Pauric Gill who received the Eamon Kerrigan Memorial Trophy and Club Personality of the Year was Packie Duffy who received the John Joe Brady Memorial Trophy. A special presentation was made to Packie Duffy by Chairman Séamus Gallagher in recognition of Packie’s tremendous service to the club as Chairman for the last 9 years. Congratulations to all the award winners. Thank you to Peter & Margaret Dillon and the staff who had the venue looking so well and for providing such a lovely meal. Thank you to Derek O’Neill who was the photographer on the night and thanks to Betty Creegan and Lorraine Corrigan who organised the whole event.
Scór Sinsir: Best of luck to our Senior Scór participants who are competing in Ardagh Community Centre this Friday, February 23rd at 7:30pm. Best of luck to our figure dancers, Shane Hagan (Solo Singing) and to Cathal Culliney, Shane Hagan and Rúairí Carthy (Instrumental Music).
Longford Seniors: Best of luck to Paddy Collum, Pauric Gill and the Longford squad in the fourth round of the NFL this weekend in Pearse Park against Wexford.
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 byMarch 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.
Referee Recruitment: If anyone within the club is interested in becoming a referee the commencement date for the Foundation Level Courses is Tuesday 13th March in Pearse Park and continues the following two Tuesday nights in Pearse Park. For further information please contact Lorraine.
Sympathy: We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Maureen McDermott, Gaigue on the recent passing of her sister Margaret Callaghan in Donegal. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.