Well done to the team and management who came away from Edgeworthstown with a good 2-6 to 1-5 win over Ballymahon in very wet conditions. This result means we play Kenagh in the semi-final on Saturday September 24th. After a slow start where we trailed 0-3 to 0-1, with the point coming from a Martin Cassidy free for a foul on brother Cian, the team kicked into life when Conor Keenan punched to the net after a neat one-two with Martin Cassidy. We lead at the break 1-4 to 0-4 with the other points coming from a Paddy Collum free, Liam Lynch and an excellent strike from Sean Whelan after great defensive play from JP Farley on the stroke of half time. Ballymahon got off to a lightning start on the resumption and went into a one-point lead when they struck for 1-1 within 90 seconds. The team did not panic, however, and got themselves back in front with a pointed free from Martin Cassidy for a foul on himself and an excellent curling effort from the hard-working Cian Cassidy. Martin Cassidy made sure of victory when Sean Whelan cleverly broke a dropping ball from Dean Cosgrave into his path and he slammed it to the net. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1,1f), Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, Kaelum Gill, Emmet Noonan, JP Farley, Liam Lynch (0-1), David Collum, Jamie Nertney, Conor Keenan (1-0), Sean Whelan (0-1), Cian Cassidy (0-1), Martin Cassidy (1-2,2f), Mark Hughes. Subs used: Dean Cosgrave, Podge Gill, Aiden Gray, Derek McCormack
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The club would like to wish selector Graham Lee a safe journey and the very best as he heads off with Óglaigh na hÉireann for a 6-month tour of Mali. We look forward to seeing Graham back safe and sound and well tanned soon!
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, September 12th in The ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €8,800. Results are currently on the club 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.
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 Bernadette Reilly (née Hodge), Cloonaugh Upper, who passed away last week. Bernie always supported the Gaels and the maroon and gold flag would always be proudly flying outside the house whether for the Gaels, St. Vincent’s or St. Helen’s. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.