Club News 03-07-2022


The previously postponed lotto draw took place on Thursday, June 30th in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €7,800 The numbers drawn were as follows:

11, 15, 22, 29 

There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €8,000! The three €50 winners were: 

Bernie Mollaghan 

Phyllis Grimes 

Darren Smith 


Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw will take place on Monday, July 10th in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. 

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. 

Please note the feature to the Clubspot webpage which allows you to make your lotto purchase automatically recur each week. Just tick the box after picking your numbers and never worry about missing a draw again! 


June Bonanza Draw 

Our June monthly bonanza draw took on Thursday, June 30th, in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. 

Congratulations to our winners: 


1st prize €500 Orla Noonan 

2nd prize €200 Jennifer, Philip, Leo & Elaine c/o Gaelic For Mothers & Others 

3rd prize €150 Lorraine McKenna 

4th prize €150 James Breslin 

5th prize Marquee Pass, Martin Mulleady 


Thank you to former player Peter Dillon for doing the draw and for the use of his premises. The next draw will take place on a date in July. 



ACFL Division 1 

There was another busy week for our senior team with the conclusion of the division 1 league last week. On Wednesday evening last we were faced with the difficult task of playing the county champions Mullinalaghta in the Laurels, which was made more difficult by being short a number of players. Mullinalaghta lead 2-11 to 0-4 at half time, scoring a penalty with the last kick. The Gaels scores came from two frees from Paddy Collum for fouls on Dean Cosgrave and Pauric Gill, a nice long-range effort from Podge Gill; and Pauric Gill. It finished 3-20 to 1-7 with the second half scores coming from a fisted effort from Pauric Gill, a 14-yard free from Podge and 1-1 from Conor Keenan, the goal well placed in the corner after being put through by Pauric Gill. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-2, 2f), JP Farley, Cian Brady, Paul McGee, Jamie Nertney, Gary Connell, Kaelum Gill, Mark Breslin, Sean Whelan, Dean Cosgrave, Conor Keenan (1-1), Pauric Gill (0-2), Mark Hughes, Aiden Gray, Podge Gill (0-2,1f). Subs used: Stephen Cosgrave, Philip Kane, Kevin Whelan and Kevin Whitney. On Saturday evening we played our final match against Mostrim in Monaduff. This was a must win game in order to maintain Division 1 status. We started very brightly with a goal from Pauric Gill after being put through by Jamie Nertney. This was followed by a good score from Conor Keenan. Our other scores came from Pauric Gill, after a terrific long ball from Keenan; Podge Gill and a long-range free from Paddy Collum after a foul on Dean Cosgrave. The sides were level 1-4 to 0-7 at half time. However, the second half was all Mostrim and the Gaels just did not play to the required standard, taking 20 minutes to register a score and only scoring two in total in the second half – a Conor Keenan effort from distance and a Martin Cassidy free for a foul on Pauric Gill. Mostrim pulled away and won 0-16 to 1-6 in the end. The result means we will be playing Division 2 football next year. The focus now is on championship and we are out in the first round against Ardagh Moydow on July 30th. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1,1f), Stephen Cosgrave, Cian Brady, Paul McGee, Jamie Nertney, Gary Connell, Kaelum Gill, Liam Lynch, David Collum, Dean Cosgrave, Conor Keenan (0-2), Pauric Gill (1-1), Mark Hughes, Podge Gill (0-1), Martin Cassidy (0-1,1f). Subs used: Philip Kane, Petie Collum, Emmet Noonan and Sean Whelan. We wish Dean Cosgrave a speedy recovery from the nasty knee injury he sustained in the second half. 


ACFL Division 4 

Best of luck to our Division 4 team in the semi-final this evening Wednesday against Dromard in Pairc na nGael at 8pm 




The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Eugene McGann, Kilmahon, who passed away in Dublin at the weekend. Eugene was a big supporter of the Gaels and was always on hand to help out with the Marquee over the years. Solas na bhFlaitheas air