Month: September 2018

Minor News – 09-09-2018

Super8s Blitz
On Friday we kicked off our very first u8 “Super8s Blitz” with 45 boys and girls in the parish togged out in Dublin, Galway, Monaghan and Tyrone colours. Every team played each other with some great skills on show and it was a very enjoyable evening. The Blitz will run for the next three Fridays from 6.30 to 7.30 in Monaduff but keep an eye out for updates. We want to thank our kind sponsors Kiernans Centra, McKeon Tyres, Mulleady Longford Precast, ABC Childcare and McGahern Consulting. Thanks also to Edit Print, Longford for a great job on the tops and sign. More info in the coming weeks.
GAA Nursery
On Saturday, we had a finishing up party for the GAA Nursery Program, which was in its second year. During the year, a total of 50 boys and girls came to the Astro Turf on Saturday mornings which was great to see so we want to thank the coaches & helpers for their hard work and to the parents for bringing their children out. Everyone recieved an achievement certificate and we will be following up with those who were absent on Saturday. Finally, We want to wish the 2012 born boys and girls all the best where they will move up to the u8 squad next year and continue on their football journey.
Our u12s have reached the Div3 Shield Final where they will play Clonbroney on Saturday at 1pm in Pearse Park. We wish Declan, Michael, Micheal and players the best of luck and hope to see a good crowd out in support.
U10s have a blitz on Wednesday in Ballinallee. They have also started a GAA skills challenge that will run for the next few weeks at their training sessions and there is very stiff competition indeed. Well done to Paul, Colin and Gearoid for this initiative.
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Latest News – 09-09-2018

Intermediate Championship: Our championship came to a very disappointing end on Saturday evening last when we were defeated by Rathcline on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-9. We were guilty of missing too many chances including a couple of goal opportunities which needed to be converted to be in with a chance of winning. Well done to Rathcline and we wish them all the best in the final. The team and scorers were as follows:
Paddy Collum, Aaron McGee, Emmet Noonan, Dan Gorman, Mark Duffy, Dylan Quinn, Mark Hughes, Liam Lynch, David Collum (0-2), Ciarán Cooney, Gary Connell, Anthony Kane, Martin Cassidy (0-3, 2f), Diarmuid Cooney, Dean Cosgrave (0-1).
Substitutions used:
Eoin Keane (0-1,1f), Derek McCormack (0-1), Seán Whelan (0-1), Cian Brady, Mickey Kelly, Cian Cassidy
Thank you to the panel of players and management team of Gary Donohoe, Mike Mulleady, Anthony McKeon and Gary Brady for their hard work throughout the year
Junior Championship: Our Junior team unfortunately suffered a similar fate when they crashed out of the semi final against Killoe on Sunday afternoon on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-6:
The team and scorers were as follows:
Paddy McKeon, Timmy Bouvin, Micheál Kane, Brian O’Connor, Declan Donnelly, Stephen Cosgrave, Gearóid Nertney, Conor Keenan, Kevin Whelan, Tom McGee, Aiden Gray, Rúairí Carthy (0-1,1f), Scott Howe, Derek McKeon, Stephen Donnelly (0-3, 2f)
Substitutions used:
Mike Mulleady (0-1), Seán Breslin (0-1), Brean Kane, Kevin Whitney, Mark Breslin, James O’Neill
Once again thank you to the panel of players and management team of Anthony McKeon, Mike Mulleady and Séamus Gallagher for their effort all year
Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, September 10th in The Old Village Inn, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €12,600. 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.
New York Senior Championship: Congratulations to the Longford GAA team in New York on winning the senior championship for the first time in their history courtesy of a 0-12 to 0-11 win over reigning champions Monaghan. This is a fantastic achievement given that they only won the Intermediate championship last year. Well done in particular to our own Darren Farley who captained the side and who had a terrific game at wing half back. It was a special day for one of our great supporters Joe Prunty who has for years been heavily involved with the GAA in New York and who has always helped out anyone from around who has gone stateside. Likewise,the great Des Dillon who is one of the sponsors of the team. Well done once again to all involved.
All Ireland Masters Final: Monaduff is the venue for the All Ireland Masters finals this Saturday, September 15th. The shield final takes place between Roscommon and Mayo and the senior final is between Dublin and Tyrone. There are plenty of former senior greats on show so both matches should be exciting encounters. A big crowd is expected to we ask clubpersons to come out and help steward
Sympathy: The club extends its sympathies to the Sorohan Family, Fardromin on the recent passing of Kathleen. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.

Latest News – 08-07-2018

Lotto: The draw was held in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, July 9th. The Jackpot was €11,800. Results are currently available 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.

Michael Moran ACFL Division 2: We secured a vital win in the league last Saturday evening in Keenan Park with a hard fought 1-14 to 0-9 victory over Ardagh/Moydow. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-3, (1f, 2 45s), Dan Gorman, Liam Lynch, Derek McCormack, Mark Duffy, Emmet Noonan (0-1), Nigel Kiernan (0-1), David Collum (0-1), Seán Whelan, Ryan Crowe (0-1), Diarmuid Cooney (0-2), Ciarán Cooney, Mark Hughes, Aiden Gray, Dean Cosgrave (1-5)

Substitutions used: Dylan Quinn, Eoin Keane, Anthony Kane, James Breslin

Our next match is in the first round of the championship against Seán Connolly’s on Sunday, July 22nd.

ACFL Division 3A: Our junior team received the points from Abbeylara at the weekend and are now through to the league quarter final (John Gilmore Cup) against Ardagh/Moydow next Sunday, July 15th at 2pm in Moydow. Best of luck to the team and management