Latest News – 18-03-2018

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Lotto: The draw was held in The Mill Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, March 19th. The Jackpot was €10,200. 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. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto.

U20 Championship: Our U20s were in action on Bank Holiday Monday last against Grattan Óg/Rathcline in the championship in Stonepark. Details will be in next week’s paper

Bertie Allen Cup: We are out in the Bertie Allen Cup against Mostrim this Friday, March 23rd at 8.30pm in Monaduff. Best of luck to the team and management. Please support

Padraic Gearty Cup: Our juniors are out in the Padraic Gearty Cup this Saturday, March 24th at 6pm in Monaduff versus Kenagh. Best of luck to the team and management. Please support

Longford Seniors: Well done to Paddy Collum, Pauric Gill and the Longford squad on their great win over Westmeath on Sunday last. Best of luck to the team and management in the winner takes all promotion match at home to Fermanagh this Sunday

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.

Scór Sinsir – Tráth na gCeist: Best of luck to Rúairí Carthy, Ciarán Cooney, Pauric Gill and Joseph Gill who are competing in the Senior Scór Table quiz this Thursday night, March 22nd, in Pearse Park.

Challenge Match: Our first team had their first workout of the year with a good challenge against a strong Seán O’Heslin’s, Ballinamore outfit on Friday night last in Monaduff. The visitors emerged with the win on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-8. Thank you to Tony Gaffney for refereeing the match and to Von and Lorraine Corrigan for providing refreshments afterwards. Thanks also to Ballinamore for travelling down and we wish them the best of luck for the coming year. Our team and scorers were as follows:

Michael Heslin, Cian Brady, Dan Gorman, Stephen Cosgrave, James Breslin, Anthony Kane, Nigel Kiernan (0-2), David Collum, Seán Whelan, Ciarán Cooney, Diarmuid Cooney, Emmett Noonan, Gary Connell (0-1), Mark Hughes, Gearóid Nertney. Substitutions used: Ryan Crowe (0-3), Tommy McGee, Scott Howe, Kevin Whitney, Jonathan Connell, Seán Breslin, Rúairí Carthy, Mark Duffy, Dean Cosgrave (0-2) and Derek McCormack

Sympathy: It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of one of our greatest supporters, Jimmy Joe Corrigan (Lettergullion & Mill Oaks), during the week. Jimmy Joe supported the Gaels all his life and was also highly influential in starting up ladies football in the parish. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.