Latest News – 30-09-2019

Mulleady Group Intermediate Championship Final

Pride of place this week goes to our team who won the Intermediate championship and secured senior status for the club by virtue of an excellent 2-14 to 0-11 victory over Ballymahon. The Fr. Manning Gaels committee would like to thank all players and the management team of Jack Lynn, Dessie Connell and Niall Mulleady who worked so hard all year. We also sincerely thank the backroom team of Graham Lee (who could not be there as he is serving our country in the Lebanon), Gerry Whelan (Dublin Trainer), Bridie Reilly, Lorraine Corrigan and Gareth Donnelly. Thank you to all our supporters, the backing from the parish was terrific and it was great to see so many flags and posters from houses and businesses across the parish and the support on the day in Pearse Park was like a 16th man. A massive thank you to our various sponsors, in particular our main sponsors the Davis Brothers (Peter, Liam and John) who once again sponsored the players after the match. Thank you to Peter Dillon and staff at Dillon’s of Ballinamuck for sponsoring a lovely meal for the team and management after the match. Massive congratulations to young Conor Keenan on his well deserved Man of the Match award. Hard luck to Ballymahon, we thank them for a very sporting game and wish them all the best for the future. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum (0-1, 1f), Darren Reilly, Cian Brady, Derek McCormack, Mark Hughes, Gary Connell, Emmett Noonan (0-1), Aaron Quinn, Liam Lynch (0-1), Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Darren Farley, Conor Keenan (1-2), Pauric Gill (1-3), Martin Cassidy (0-3, 1f), Cian Cassidy

Substitutions used:

Cian Murphy, Anthony Kane (0-2), Ryan Crowe, Seán Whelan, David Collum, Eoin Keane

There is still lots of football to be played with a league promotion match against Longford Slashers, the U20 championship, the Patsy Reilly Cup and the Leinster Intermediate club Championship away to the Carlow champions. Keep an eye on the fixtures for when they will be played


The club expresses its’ sincere sympathy to the Murphy and Cawley families on the very sad, untimely passing of Nicola Murphy (née Cawley). We also extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pauline Taite (Fardromin) who passed away recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.


The Lotto draw was held last Monday, September 23rd, in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €17,800. The numbers drawn were as follows:

5, 21, 23, 29

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Alesha McNally, Crott, Moyne
  2. Fergal & Bridie Reilly, Ballinamuck
  3. Wifi Sing & twins, Co. Louth
  4. Patsy McNally, Greagh, Drumlish
  5. Margaret Gibson, Newtownforbess Road, Drumlish

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Ann Carthy
  2. O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish

The next draw is in Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday, October 7th The Jackpot is now €18,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. On lotto duty this weekend are Séamus Gallagher and JP Murphy. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto

U20 Championship

First round is fixed for Saturday, 5th of October at 7pm against Ardagh/Moydow in Monaduff. Best of luck to manager Paddy collum and the team

Up For the Game

Our “Up for the Game” night last Friday in Gallagher’s, was a great success. Thank you to Seamus Gallagher and Paraic Brady for doing MC and all who got up on stage for interview. Thanks to Seamus Gallagher and the staff at Gallagher’s Bar for the use of the premises and the refreshments. A great night’s craic was had by all.