The first round of the senior championship for 2021 gets underway this Saturday evening in Newtownforbes at 7pm when we face county champions Killoe. We wish Jack, Niall, Dessie, Graham and the squad the very best of luck. We extend our congratulations to our neighbours Killoe on retaining the county title last week and commiserations to Longford Slashers and our former manager Noel O’Brien.
ACFL Division 1
We played Granard last Saturday in the penultimate round of the senior league. Unfortunately, we were defeated 1-14 to 0-10. A late goal by Granard helped them pull away after we had been competitive throughout. There is one remaining league fixture left, against Mostrim, and this is scheduled for after the championship. The team and scorers were as follows:
Aiden Gray, Cian Murphy, Gary Connell, JP Farley, Aaron McGee, Emmet Noonan (0-1), Conor Keenan (0-1), Liam Lynch, Seán Whelan, Ryan Crowe (0-2), Paddy Collum (0-1, 1f), Mark Hughes, Petie Collum (0-1), Podge Gill (0-1, 1f), James Noonan
Cian Brady, Tom McGee (0-1), Cian Cassidy (0-2, 1f), Dean Cosgrave
ACFL Division 4
We were unlucky to be defeated by Mullinalaghta in the Division 4 semi final last Wednesday evening in The Laurels on a score-line of 1-14 to 1-12. The team and scorers were as follows:
Aiden Gray, Cian Brady, Gary Connell, Mike Kiernan, Aaron McGee (0-1), Stephen Cosgrave, Ciarán Cooney, Aaron Crowe (0-1), David Collum (0-1), Tom McGee, James Noonan (0-1), Podge Gill (0-2), Petie Collum (0-3), Kevin Whelan (0-1), Jim Rogers.
James Breslin (1-1), Declan Donnelly and Philip Kane (0-1)
Our lotto draw took place on Monday last, August 30th in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €3,600. Results are currently on the club’s social media and website and will be published in next week’s notes
Thank you to all who continue to support our lotto. Please download for free and play on our Clubspot app or at the below link making sure to select the Fr Manning Gaels lotto. Physical envelopes are available from the usual sellers & locations.
Playstation 5 Draw
Congratulations to Niall Coppinger (Clonaugh) who was the lucky winner of our PS5 + Assassin’s Creed Valhalla draw. Thank you to all who supported our fundraising effort. Thank you to Thomas & Kathleen Gill for sponsoring the Assassin’s Creed game.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of May Ross, New York, late of Corrick, who passed away recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi