Latest News – 23-01-2017

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Club Membership: Club membership is now available for the coming year. The fee is €30 for Adults and €15 for Students. Please contact Registrar Bridie Reilly if you would like to become a member.

Club Meeting: There will be a club meeting for all members this Wednesday 25th January at 9:30pm in Monaduff. Please attend.

Annual Club Social: The Fr Manning Gaels and St Helen’s Annual Social is on February 4th in the Olde Village Inn Drumlish. Tickets are €10 each and these can be purchased from committee members. Food will be served on the night and music is by Frank Feery. A number of presentations will be made including those of the Division 2 and Patsy Reilly Cup medals to our senior team.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Donie McLoughlin and his fiancée Debra on the recent birth of their daughter.

Longford U21s: Well done to Frank McNamee and his U21 squad on beating Leitrim to reach the Hastings Cup final. They now face Meath in the final this Friday the 28th in Clonguish at 8pm, and all at the club wish them the very best of luck.

National Club Draw: The club is participating in this year’s National GAA Club Draw. Tickets cost €10 and are available from any member of the senior team or executive. There are some fantastic prizes on offer such as the top prize, a brand new Opel Corsa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

St. Vincent’s AGM: Fr. Manning Gaels would like to wish the best of luck to the new minor board executive and also thank the previous executive for their determination and dedication last year. Your hard work for the underage of the parish is greatly appreciated.

Club Players Association: The Club Players Association (CPA) was launched this month with the aim of addressing the number of issues which are adversely affecting clubs across the country. This association is not just for players alone, but also coaches, club officers and supporters. Registration is free and easy. Please do so by going to www.gaaclubplayers.com.

Lotto: The lotto draw will be held in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn on Monday, January 23rd. The jackpot is €4,400. Details of the results will be on next week’s notes and will be published on www.frmanninggaels.ie when available. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and members of the executive.

Senior Training: Senior training continues as normal this week. All levels are welcome to attend.

Code of Ethics: Please be advised that a Code of Ethics Course takes place on Wednesday, February 8th in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park commencing at 7 p.m. Numbers are limited so Booking in Advance is required. A course fee of €10 is applicable. Please call the County Board Office on 043 33 45219.

This course is a mandatory requirement for all those working with underage persons.

Now is also an ideal time to check that everyone is Garda Vetted under the GAA – please note that vetting in the workplace does not carry over to the GAA. Clubs having non Garda Vetted Persons involved in Underage teams are committing an offence in law.

Full details on the GAA Garda EVetting system are available on http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting

Contact: If anyone has any information they would like included in the club notes please contact PRO Pauric Gill on 0864132313.