We got back to winning ways on Saturday last with a hard earned 1-9 to 1-5 win over Kenagh in Ardagh. This victory guarantees us a spot in the semi-final with a game to spare. Trailing 0-3 to nil in the opening stages the team started sluggishly in a similar manner to the previous week but got back on level terms with pointed frees from Martin Cassidy for fouls on himself and Pauric Gill and a nice point from play from Conor Keenan. Kenagh struck back with 1-1 and the team looked in bother until the turning point came on the stroke of half time when Keenan played an excellent crossfield ball to the onrushing Jamie Nertney who made no mistake in planting the ball to the back of the net to leave us behind by the minimum of margins at the break 1-4 to 1-3. The Gaels were a different team on the changeover and held Kenagh to just one point while firing over six of our own. The scores from play coming from Cian Cassidy, Pauric Gill and a terrific Mark Hughes effort. Martin Cassidy and Paddy Collum fired over three frees between them for fouls on Gill to secure the two vital points. The final round of the group stage is this Sunday, September 11th at 4.15pm in Edgeworthstown against Ballymahon. Best of luck lads. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-2,2f), Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, Mark Hughes (0-1), Emmet Noonan, JP Farley, Liam Lynch, David Collum, Pauric Gill (0-1), Conor Keenan (0-1), Sean Whelan, Cian Cassidy (0-1), Martin Cassidy (0-3,3f), Jamie Nertney (1-0). Subs used: Gary Connell, Podge Gill, Kaelum Gill, Mark Breslin
Win a Weekend in New York City
Congratulations to player Declan Donnelly, Ballinamuck, who won the trip to NYC at the weekend. The draw took place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn on Saturday night after the match. Thank you to Tom and staff for their hospitality as we also held our night out for those who worked at the Marquee this year.
Junior C Championship
The Junior C team finished off the championship with a 2-10 to 0-10 win over Grattan Og on Thursday last in Monaduff. The team and scorers were as follows: Enda Quinn, Anthony McKeon, Derek McKeon, Breen Kane (0-1), Darren Cawley, Declan Donnelly (0-1), Mick Kane, Ciaran Cooney (0-1), Gearoid Nertney (1-1), Tyrone Crowe (0-1), Mike Mulleady, Sean Diffley, Brendan McCann (1-1), Scott Howe (0-3), David Taylor. Subs used: Padraig O’Neill (0-1), Gareth Donnelly, Luca O’Reilly and Francis Courtney.
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, August 29th in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn Drumlish. The Jackpot was 8,600. The numbers drawn were as follows:
2, 6, 21, 23
There was no winner. The Jackpot is now 8,800. The three 50 winners were as follows:
Ann Marie Mallon
Thank you to all who support our lotto. Please play again at the below link selecting the Fr Manning Gaels option or from the usual sellers/locations. The next draw takes place this Monday, September 12th in the ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck
Senior Scor is scheduled to take place in late September/early October this year and we are looking for participants in all events: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Sketch, Set Dancing, Instrumental Music and Sean Nos Dancing. If you are interested in taking part in any of these events please contact Von Corrigan on 0861752773
The club extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Patrick Casserly, Main Street, who passed away at the weekend. We also extend our condolences to former underage players Paul and Brian Gallogly, Creenagh, and family on the passing of their mother Phil recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu