Hard luck to Fintan, Mick, Graham and the lads on their 3-4 to 1-9 defeat in the final last Sunday. It was a cruel way to lose but congratulations to Ballymahon and we wish them the best as they represent Longford in Leinster. The club would like to sincerely thank the aforementioned management team; backroom team of Paul Dowler, Gareth Donnelly, Lorraine Corrigan and Bridie Reilly; the executive lead by Mike Mulleady and a special mention to club sponsors the Davis Brothers who sponsored a set of jerseys and a meal for the players. Thank you to our wonderful supporters who really got behind the team. It is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to Colmcille on winning the senior title. We trailed 1-2 to 0-3 at half time but battled back and lead going into injury time by a point. Martin Cassidy kicked a fabulous point after a frontal charge on Pauric Gill incredibly went unpunished but Ballymahon struck for the killer goal with time up. We wish a speedy recovery to club stalwart Cian Brady (whose early retiral was a devastating blow) after suffering a very bad knee injury and Pauric Gill (broken nose and fractured jaw). Thank you to Bridie Reilly and Dr. Derek Gallagher for tending to the injured parties. The team and scorers were as follows:
Paddy Collum; Stephen Cosgrove, Cian Brady, Paul McGee; Emmet Noonan, Gary Connell, JP Farley; Liam Lynch (0-2), David Collum; Pauric Gill (1-2), Conor Keenan, Sean Whelan; Mark Hughes (0-2), Martin Cassidy (0-3, 1f), Cian Cassidy.
Subs used: Kaelum Gill, Jamie Nertney, Mark Breslin, Aiden Gray, Podge Gill
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, October 10th in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €9,200. Results are currently on the club’s website and 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.
On Saturday night last the club held a dinner for the 1997 senior championship winning team in PV’s in Longford. A great night was had by all and it was great to see so many greats back in the parish after a number of years away. At half time of the senior final the county board recognised the team on the occasion of the 25th anniversary and the club would sincerely like to thank the county board for extending the invitation to us.
Well done and hard luck to our Scór quiz team who placed third in the competition last Thursday night. Our competitors were Pauric Gill, Joseph Gill, Ciarán Cooney and Padraig Lillis.
We are excited to host a top-class Coaching Workshop by Shane Stapleton’s “Our Game” on Saturday, October 15th. Three of the best coaches in the country will be in Monaduff from 11am – 1pm on the day. Tickets to attend are just €40 and this workshop is suitable for coaches at all levels for both men and women.
Oisín McConville, Davy Burke & Colm Nally will deliver practical coaching sessions designed to upskill coaches of all levels on key elements of football — with on-pitch drills & games. Please check our social media to follow the link to purchase a ticket