Club News 26-06-2022


The lotto draw for €7,800 takes place tomorrow night, Thursday June 30th in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. It was postponed as a mark of respect for the late, Deirdre Hayden. 

Thank you to all who support our lotto. Please download for free and play on our Clubspot app or at the below link making sure to select the Fr Manning Gaels lotto. Physical envelopes are available from the usual sellers & locations. 

Please note the feature to the Clubspot webpage which allows you to make your lotto purchase automatically recur each week. Just tick the box after picking your numbers and never worry about missing a draw again! 


ACFL Division 1 

We had two matches in the senior league last week and were very unlucky not to come away with points in both. On Wednesday last we were defeated 2-15 to 2-11 by Granard in Monaduff. The team was dealt a severe blow before the match when we lost captain Emmet Noonan to injury and Stephen Cosgrave also received an injury which resulted in him having to come off during the match. We wish both lads a speedy recovery. We were leading this match at half time 1-6 to 0-8, with the goal coming from a Paddy Collum penalty after Pauric Gill was hauled down. A lack of concentration in the second half resulted in two Granard goals but we pulled one back thanks to Conor Keenan, who had a magnificent match, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (1-0, pen) Stephen Cosgrave, Cian Brady Paul McGee, Mark Hughes Gary Connell, JP Farley, Liam Lynch, David Collum, Jamie Nertney, Conor Keenan (1-3), Dean Cosgrave (0-2), Aiden Gray, Martin Cassidy (0-6, 5f). Subs Kaelum Gill, Sean Whelan, Podge Gill 

On Saturday we were defeated by Longford Slashers in a cracking match in Monaduff 1-15 to 2-11. We raced into a 1-2 to nil lead early on against a gale force wind, Conor Keenan picking up where he left off in the Granard match, raced through in the opening minute for a well taken goal. Keenan then placed Pauric Gill who was fouled and Martin Cassidy slotted the resulting free over and then notched a fine effort from play. Slashers came back and kicked 7 on the trot before Pauric Gill chased down a dropping effort from Dean Cosgrave to punch a goal on the stroke of half time to leave us 2-2 to 0-7 in front. Some fabulous points came in the second half from Keenan, Cosgrave and Gill to leave us three in front but Slashers were thrown a lifeline when Joe Kelly pulled on a ball to the net after a rebound off the post wasn’t cleared. The lead changed numerous times before the end and Slashers kicked three points in injury time to win it. It was disappointing not to get a chance to level at the end. Martin Cassidy slotted a free over after Gill raced through and was fouled and from the resulting kick out Sean Whelan won a terrific aerial ball and was wrongly blown for laying the ball off to a team mate off the shoulder, as he had never put his hand up to call a mark, which is the rule. The team and scorers were as follows. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1, 1f), JP Farley, Cian Brady, Paul McGee, Jamie Nertney, Gary Connell, Kaelum Gill, Liam Lynch, David Collum, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Conor Keenan (1-2), Pauric Gill (1-2), Martin Cassidy (0-5, 2f, 1m), Aiden Gray, Mark Hughes. Subs: Podge Gill, Sean Whelan. 

The busy schedule continues for the lads as we play Mullinalaghta tonight, Wednesday, June 29th in the Laurels and the final league match at home to Mostrim on Saturday, July 2nd at 7pm. Best of luck to the team and management 


Gaelic For All 

Fr Manning Gaels are pleased to announce that we are partaking in “Gaelic For All” in conjunction with AIRC Midlands at Monaduff. This is Gaelic Football for children with additional needs and it starts on Saturday July 9th at 10.15am until 11.15am. This is open to everyone not just the Drumlish/Ballinamuck parish so please spread the word.  

If interested please contact for more information and booking 




The club extends its deepest sympathy to Vanessa Mulleady and our chairman Mike, and family, on the passing of Vanessa’s mother, Deirdre Hayden. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi