Well done to Fintan and the lads who came away from Colmcille with a hard fought two-point win over Sean Connolly’s 1-11 to 0-12. We trailed by a point at half time 0-6 to 0-5 which could have been more were it not for a wonderful save by Paddy Collum on Dessie Reynolds, coupled with some good defending by both lines. Martin Cassidy got the opening score after he jinxed his way around a few defenders and the same player later converted a free for a foul on Pauric Gill. Gill and Cassidy combined to set up Conor Keenan for a well struck point and Keenan fired over another from distance. Paddy Collum converted a ‘45’ to ease some pressure from further up the pitch. We fell further behind on the resumption but with David Collum and Liam Lynch winning ball at midfield we started to get back into the game and Pauric Gill ran through for a point for our first score of the half and then the lively Cian Cassidy struck the leveller. The crucial score of the game came midway through the second half when the hard-working Emmet Noonan burst his way through after receiving the ball from Philip Kane, and he found man of the match Conor Keenan at the edge of the square who made no mistake. Keenan extended our lead to 4 soon after but back came the Connolly’s to draw the match before the Cassidy lads kicked on two winning scores. The next outing is Sunday, August 21st at 1.30pm in The Laurels against Legan Sarsfields. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1, ‘45’), Paul McGee, Cian Brady, JP Farley, Mark Hughes, Gary Connell, Emmet Noonan, David Collum, Liam Lynch, Sean Whelan, Conor Keenan (1-3), Pauric Gill (0-1), Podge Gill, Martin Cassidy (0-4,2f). Subs used: Philip Kane, Cian Cassidy (0-2)
Our Junior C team earned a 2-7 to 0-13 draw against Cashel last Thursday. Declan Donnelly fisted a great goal to the back of the net with the last play of the game. Brendan McCann had earlier slotted a wonderful goal to get us back into the match. It was great to welcome back Padraig O’Neill to the maroon and gold after a long number of years away The team and scorers were as follows: Graham Lee, Anthony McKeon, Derek McKeon, James O’Neill, Gerard McKenna (0-2), Declan Donnelly (1-0), David McKenna, Gearoid Nertney (0-1), Ciaran Cooney, Darren Cawley (0-1), Mike Mulleady, Tyrone Crowe (0-1,1f), David Taylor, Paul Donnelly (0-1), Gabriel Higgins (0-1). Subs: Luca O’Reilly, Brendan McCann (1-0), Darren Smith, Padraig O’Neill, Gareth Donnelly. The next match is tomorrow Thursday, August 11th against Kenagh in McGann Park. The Junior B team is playing Dromard, tonight, Wednesday at 8pm in Monaduff. Best of luck to both our teams
The lotto draw as well as the August monthly bonanza draw took place on Monday last, August 8th in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €8,400. The results are currently on the club’s social media and will be published in next week’s notes.
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.
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
Marquee Monster Bingo
The Annual Monster Bingo in conjunction with The Marquee in Drumlish, will take place on Sunday 21st August in the ’98 Memorial Hall, Ballinamuck at 3pm. Prize money of €2,500 plus Monster Raffle on the day. All proceeds from this year’s bingo will be donated to ‘Ukraine Crises Appeal’. Please support.
The Marquee In Drumlish – August 19th to 22nd
After a gap of three year the famous Marquee in Drumlish festival is back better than ever, starting on Friday August 19th until Monday the 22nd. We have a fantastic line up to ensure another entertaining weekend. On Friday night our very own Brave Giant are back for one more gig and will be followed by DJ Fergal D’Arcy. On Saturday we have Claudia Buckley, Jimmy Buckley and Derek Ryan. On Sunday night the line-up is The Midlanders, our own Brocklagh lads Cronin and then of course the amazing Aslan who are headlining the night. We round off the festival on Monday night with the main event – The Declan Nerney Night, which promises to finish a terrific festival in style, as always. Thank you to our event sponsors Mike and Martin Mulleady of Mulleady Properties who are back on board again this year. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Everyone at the club wishes to congratulate Paddy Collum on his engagement to Ailbhe O’Brien at the weekend. We wish the lovely couple a lifetime of health and happiness. Ailbhe couldn’t be in a safer pair of hands!
The club extends its condolences to the friends and family of Jimmy Lennon, formerly of Drumbad, who passed away recently. We also extend our sincere sympathy to the Quirke family and all connected with Tipperary and Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA on the very tragic passing of player Dillon Quirke. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu