Latest News – 22-07-2018

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Intermediate Championship: On Sunday evening last we played Seán Connolly’s in the first round of the Mulleady Group Intermediate Championship. Thankfully we came away with the win after a physical contest on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-8. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum, Derek McCormack, Liam Lynch, Dan Gorman, Mark Duffy, Pauric Gill (0-1), Nigel Kiernan, Seán Whelan, David Collum (0-1), Ciarán Cooney, Diarmuid Cooney (0-5), Ryan Crowe (0-2, 2f), Mark Hughes, Dylan Quinn, Dean Cosgrove (0-2)

Substitutions used:

Eoin Keane (0-1), Gary Connell, Emmet Noonan, Mickey Kelly, Martin Cassidy, Anthony Kane.

The next round is next Saturday evening, July 28th, against Ardagh/Moydow in Páirc nan Gael, Dromard at 6pm. Please come out and cheer on the lads.

Lotto: The draw was held in The ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday last, July 23rd.  The Jackpot was €12,000. The results are currently 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.

Junior Championship: The dates were set for the Junior championship recently and they are as follows: Round 1: Saturday August 1st at home to Abbeylara at 7.30pm. Round 2, Saturday August 11th away to Ardagh/Moydow at 7.30pm and Round 3 at home to Mostrim on Saturday August 18th with the time to be confirmed. Players eligible for this please take note as we have a good panel at this grade with all players available.

Monster Bingo: The Monster Bingo in conjunction with The Marquee In Drumlish is back again this year on 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.

Sponsorship: The club was very grateful to receive sponsored gear at the weekend ahead of the first round of the championship. Thank you to Padraic Davis of Padraic Davis Auctioneering for sponsoring training shirts which proudly carry the “Opt For Life” Organ donation foundation logo. Thank you also to Brian O’Connor of Bond Engineering, New York City for his sponsorship of shorts for the squad. Thanks to his aunt Eileen McGann who represented him at the presentation in Monaduff on Saturday evening. Both men need no introduction around Longford. As we know they excelled on the playing field for both the Gaels and Longford and it is wonderful to have them still giving us such support. We wish them both continued success with their respective businesses. Thank you to our selector Anthony McKeon of McKeon Tyres who sponsored food for the panel at the weekend. The club is privileged to have so many people willing to support us in all ways possible.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its’ sympathies to Declan Blessington (Drumlish), on the death of his brother Thomas. The club extends its’ condolences to the Leslie family, Ballinamuck on the death of Oliver in Gortletteragh. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.