Latest News – 30-01-2017

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Annual Club Social: The Fr Manning Gaels and St Helen’s Annual Social is on this weekend 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.

Senior Fixtures: The draw for Division 1 was made this week. It is due to start on the weekend of April 9th however no exact dates have yet been finalised. Our draw, in order, is as follows:

Clonguish (Home); Dromard (Away); Slashers (H); Killoe (A); Mostrim (H); Granard (A); Colmcille (H); Mullinalaghta (A); Abbeylara (H).

The Bertie Allen Cup for non-county players has been revived amd is due to start in March on weekends where Longford are involved in National League. We have been drawn in a group where we face, in order: Slashers (A), Granard (H), Clonguish (A), Colmcille (H), Mullinalaghta (A).

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.

Senior Scór: Longford Senior Scór takes place on Saturday February 18th at 7.30pm in Ennybegs Parish Hall. If anyone is interested in competing please contact Lorraine Corrigan or any member of the executive.

Longford U21s: Commiserations to Frank McNamee and his Longford U21s on their narrow defeat after extra time to Meath in the Hastings Cup final on Sunday last. Best of luck to the squad in their preparations for the Leinster Championship.

GAA Gaeltacht Grant: Forms are now available for 2017 from the Longford GAA website or by contacting Lorraine Corrigan. Applicants must be 13 years or older on January 1st 2017.

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.

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: There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot, which was held in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn. The numbers drawn were: 5, 6, 12, 15. The five €30 winners were as follows:

  • Ann Kiernan, Smear Road, Aughnacliffe.
  • John Corrigan, New York.
  • Philip Mullins, Ballinamuck.
  • James O’Neill, Drumlish.
  • Kevin Cooney, Barraghmore.

The sellers prizes were as follows:

  • James O’Neill/Robert Rehill
  • Petie Collum/Eoin O’Hara

The next draw takes place on February 6th in O’Reilly’s Bar Drumlish. Jackpot is €4,600. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and also from any member of the club executive.

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

Sympathy: The club expresses its sincere condolences to Patsy Cassidy (formerly of Fardromin) and family on the recent passing of his wife Kathleen (née Dowd) in Maynooth. The club would also like to express its sympathy to Ann Marie McKeon (Clonmacart) on the death of her mother Mary Smyth (Gelsha) recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.

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

Best Wishes: We wish speedy recoveries to senior players Derek McCormack and Emmet Noonan who sustained injuries recently.

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