We got the championship off to a winning start when we defeated Ardagh Moydow 2-12 to 1-14 on Sunday evening last in the first round. Gaels started brightly when Paddy Collum planted a penalty after Pauric Gill was brought down and we led 2-4 to 0-6 at the break. We were well on top in the second half when Paddy Collum was adjudged to have stepped over the line after preventing a point. Ardagh Moydow rallied from this, and the lads did well to hold out in the end. Influential substitute Ryan Crowe made a couple of vital interceptions to help secure victory. Thank you to Longford Slashers for having their grounds and facilities in such great condition. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (1-1, 0-1f, goal penalty), Jamie Nertney, Cian Brady, Paul McGee, Kaelum Gill (0-1), JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave, Mark Breslin, Sean Whelan, Cian Cassidy (1-3), Conor Keenan (0-2), David Collum, Pauric Gill (0-2), Aiden Gray, Martin Cassidy (0-3, 2f). We play Cashel in the second round this Saturday at 7pm in Dunbeggan. The very best of luck to Fintan, Mick, Graham and the lads.
The lotto draw took place in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, July 17th. The Jackpot was €13,200. The numbers drawn were as follows:
4, 6, 19, 20
There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €13,400! The three €50 winners were:
Pete McWade x2, Drumlish
Jimmy & Frances Courtney, Drumlish
Thank you to all who support our lotto. Thank you to Cathal for the use of his premises and for providing refreshments. The next draw will take place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday, July 31st. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers.
All-Ireland Ticket Draw
The members ticket draw for the All-Ireland finals also took place. The hurling ticket winners were Martin and Mike Mulleady and the football winners were Mark Hughes and Kathleen Gill.
The club held a very successful Cul Camp the week before last. There was a record number of children in attendance, and this is a testament to the great work going on at St. Vincents and in the schools in recent years. Thank you to everyone who helped out.
Croke Park Appearance
Well done to Fionn McCormack Crowe who played at half time in the recent All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Derry. Fionn has a very bright future ahead of him.
The Marquee in Drumlish Launch Night
The official launch of the Marquee in Drumlish 2023 will take place on Friday night next, July 28th at 10pm in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn Drumlish. There will be music and refreshments on the night. Everyone is welcome.
Well done to two of our rising stars, Finbar Thomas and Brayden Francis, on winning bronze medals at the Juvenile Track and Field All-Ireland championships last week