Latest News – 20-01-2019

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Lotto: The Lotto draw was held in The Mill Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, January 21st. The results are currently on the club website and will be published in next week’s notes. The Jackpot was €14,400. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto.

National Club Draw: The National Club Draw tickets are back on sale again this year and this great initiative by the GAA has helped contribute vital funds to our club for the past number of years. There is a new prize for participating clubs whereby there is a chance to play a club championship match in Croke Park. Individual prizes include: A brand new Renault Clio 4 Expression; a €2,000 travel voucher; All Ireland Hurling & Football packages; various shopping vouchers and many more. Details of each prize available are on each ticket. Tickets cost €10 and can be bought from any member of the Gaels squad. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Club Membership: Club Membership for the forthcoming year is now available. The cost is €30 for adults and €15 for students. Membership is required for all playing members and for use of the gym. Membership entitles you to attend monthly club meetings and if received before March 31st, entitles you to a vote at next year’s AGM and entry into the draw for All Ireland tickets. To pay please contact Registrar, Bridie Reilly.

Longford Seniors: Best of luck to Longford in the first round of the National League next Sunday away to Louth, particularly our representatives Paddy Collum and Pauric Gill along with manager Padraic Davis and backroom team members Gordon Smyth and Ian Higgins.

Drug, Alcohol and Cyber Security Awareness: Our Health & Wellbeing information event was held on Friday night in Monaduff and it was a great success. A big thank you to our two speakers, Enda McGahern and Seamus Hughes who gave a very detailed power point presentation on the topics of alcohol, drugs and cyber security. This is a positive start to our Health and Wellbeing program.

Feedback on the event was very positive and encouraging with more to come.

Thank you to the parents and young people who attended.

Sympathy: The club extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Davis (Drumbad) who passed away at the weekend. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.

Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust: The McGee family, with the assistance of the County Longford Association of New York, are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust who so kindly assisted during the tragic loss of their son Danny in November last. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday February 9th at John Sullivan’s Pub and Restaurant 2010 W 35th Street, New York from 5pm until 11pm. For more information or to donate directly to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, please visit www.kevinbellrepatriation trust.com