Club News 28-05-2023

Liam Daly RIP 

The club was saddened to learn of the passing of former player Liam Daly in Dublin last week. Son of the legendary Willie Daly, Liam was a tenacious defender in his own right on the team of the early ‘60s and he was a winner of two Feis Cups back when our club was known as Éire Óg. We extend our deepest sympathy to Liam’s family and friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas air. 

ACFL Division 2 

We had a good win over Ballymahon on Friday evening last in Leo Casey Park. The final score was 0-19 to 1-10. Cian Cassidy was the top scorer with a personal tally of 0-10. We play Ballymore tomorrow Thursday at 8pm in Ballymore and the next day we play Dromard in Division 4 at 8pm in Dromard. Best of luck to the team and management. 


Schoolboy Final 

Hard luck to St. Patrick’s NS, Ballinamuck who were beaten by Killasonna in the Division 4A Championship final last Tuesday week.  


Community Games 

Well done to the U-13 boys of this parish who won the All-Ireland indoor soccer title at the national community games last weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for all concerned. 


The lotto draw took place in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck on Monday last, May 22nd. The Jackpot was €12,400. The numbers drawn were as follows:

16, 17, 19, 24 

There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €12,600! The three €50 winners were: 

Pauline Corr, Drumlish 

Eoin O’Hara, Ballinamuck 

Stephen McDermott, Mill Oaks 


Thank you to Margaret Dillon for the use of the premises. The next draw will take place in The ’98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday, June 5th. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers. Thank you to all who support our lotto. 

Monthly Bonanza Draw 

The May Bonanza draw took place on Monday last, May 22nd, in Dillon’s of Ballinamuck. 

Congratulations to the winners: 


1st prize €500; Ronan & Orla O’Hara and family, Glasheen 

2nd prize €200; Mark Breslin jnr, Drumlish 

3rd prize €150; Laura Gill, Drumlish 

4th prize €150; Pauric Gill, Drumlish 

5th prize Marquee Pass; Padraig Cryan, Tulsk

Thank you to everyone who has entered our draw.  Thank you to Margaret Dillon for doing the draw and for the use of the premises. 


Best of luck to Paddy Collum and the Longford team and management in the final Tailteann Cup group game this weekend against Carlow.  

Golden Jubilee 

Congratulations to former player, Fr. Michael Kiernan, Bandra, who is celebrating 50 years in the priesthood this Sunday in Ballinamuck. 


The club extends its’ deepest sympathy to the family and friends of both Rose Reilly (Clonaugh) and Mary Rose Rogers (Murray, formerly of The Mill), who both passed away recently. We were also saddened to learn of the passing of Alex Jones over the weekend. We extend our condolences to Alex’s friends and family and all in Clonguish GAA. Alex was a very popular ticket seller for Clonguish around Drumlish and Ballinamuck over the years and in recent times he became a prolific seller for the Gaels as well. He will be greatly missed by all. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.