Club News 21-08-2022

The Marquee In Drumlish

After a gap of three years, our 11th Marquee in Drumlish Festival was held last weekend and we would like to thank everyone involved for helping make it such a tremendous success. Thank you to the artists who provided such wonderful entertainment on each of the 4 nights. We would like to pay particular tribute to Qween who came in at short notice for Aslan and had the place rocking on Sunday night. On that note we would sincerely like to thank everyone for their understanding when Aslan understandably had to pull out and everyone at the club would like to wish Christy Dignam the very best as he bravely fights illness. Thank you to the Gray family for the use of the Old School site. Thank you to the many volunteers who worked in the preparation of the site and over the course of the weekend. There were many early starts and late finishes but your hard work paid off and is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all those who helped run the Monster Bingo in Ballinamuck on Sunday and to those who ran the youth event in the Marquee on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to the Order of Malta, Civil Defence and An Garda Síochána for their tireless work also.

Thank you to Tom Cassidy of the Olde Village Inn, Drumlish who was our licencing partner this year. Thank you to Mike and Martin Mulleady at Mulleady Properties who sponsored the festival once again this year

Finally, a massive thank you to all those who came from near and far to attend the Festival. We are sure you all had an enjoyable weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in Drumlish next year. We are extremely grateful to the people of our parish for their continued support in running the festival. Without this kind of support from the people of the community it would be impossible for us to stage such an event. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.


Intermediate Championship

The third round of the Intermediate Championship took place last Sunday and we had a good 3-13 to 0-4 win over Legan Sarsfields in The Laurels. Trailing 0-3 to 0-2 midway through the first half we gradually got on top with a couple scores from Pauric Gill, a Martin Cassidy free for a foul on Gill and the vital Conor Keenan goal, beautifully rolled into the bottom corner and this left it 1-6 to 0-4 in our favour at the break. We started the second half well Emmet Noonan, Liam Lynch, Sean Whelan and the particularly prominent Mark Hughes providing the platform for many attacks and when Dean Cosgrave turned the ball over to place Pauric Gill for a goal 10 minutes into the second half the team never looked back. More good scores came from Cian Cassidy, Mark Hughes and influential substitutes Philip Kane and Kaelum Gill before Conor Keenan raced through for an almost identical finish to his first goal and we ran out comfortable winners in the end. Best of luck to the team and management as we face Cashel this Saturday in Allen Park at 6pm. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1, ‘45’), Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, JP Farley, Emmet Noonan, Mark Hughes (0-3), Liam Lynch, Sean Whelan, Pauric Gill (1-2), Conor Keenan (2-0), Jamie Nertney, Cian Cassidy (0-2), Martin Cassidy (0-2, 1f), Dean Cosgrave (0-1). Subs: Kaelum Gill (0-1), Aiden Gray, Mark Breslin, Philip Kane (0-1)

Win a Weekend in New York City

Fr Manning Gaels are delighted to announce that our raffle to win a weekend trip to New York City (or travel voucher to the value of €1,000) in association with The Marquee In Drumlish Festival is back again this year, after a 3-year absence. For just €5 you can win this wonderful holiday with flights and accommodation covered. There are deals on multiple ticket buys too (3 for €10; 5 for €20 or 10 for €40), so to be in with a chance of playing please play through Clubspot or by buying from any member of the executive. A special word of thanks to our draw sponsors Larkin Windows and Cunningham Design & Planning who have been great supporters of this club. Draw takes place this Saturday August 27th!

Junior Championship

Our Junior C team held on for another draw against Sean Connolly’s last Thursday, 0-8 to the Ballinalee men’s 2-2. The team and scorers were as follows: Gabriel Higgins, Anthony McKeon, Derek McKeon, James O’Neill, Breen Kane, Micheal Kane, Sean Diffley, Declan Donnelly (0-1), Ciaran Cooney (0-2), Paul Donnelly (0-3,3f), Mike Mulleady, Tyrone Crowe, Brendan McCann (0-1), Gearoid Nertney, Luca O’Reilly. Subs used: Darren Cawley (0-1) and Graham Lee. The next match is tomorrow Thursday, August 25th against Ballymahon in Leo Casey Park at 7:15pm. Best of luck to the team and management. The Junior B team played Abbeyalra last Wednesday and were beaten 0-16 to 0-10. The team and scorers were as follows: Cody Lee, Sean McKenna, Derek McCormack, Mikie O’Neill, Mike Kiernan, Mark Duffy, David McKenna, Nigel Kiernan (0-4,3f), Aaron Crowe, Kevin Whitney, James McCann (0-1), Kaelum Gill (0-4,3f), Jim Rogers, Kevin Whelan, Orrin Greene. Subs used: Stephen Donnelly (0-1) for Mike Kiernan (injured). The next match is tonight Wednesday, against Carrickedmond in Monaduff at 8pm. Best of luck to the team and management.


The lotto draw did not take place last Monday on account of the Marquee in Drumlish. It will take place this Monday coming in the Olde Village Inn, Drumlish.

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

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 Pat Joe Farrell (Brocklagh) who passed away last week. The club also tenders its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Johnny Marlowe and all in Kenagh GAA. Johnny was a true Gael and one of the great characters of Longford GAA. He will be sorely missed from the goalposts of the pitches of Longford. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu