The fourth round of the Intermediate Championship took place last Saturday and we fell to a very disappointing 2-14 to 1-11 defeat against Cashel. Two soft goals conceded either side of half time coupled with erratic shooting and poor shot selection proved our downfall. A significant improvement will be required this Saturday against Kenagh in Ardagh at half 6 if we hope to qualify for the semi-final. We fell 0-3 to nil down in the opening stages before Cian Cassidy opened our scoring with a nice effort from play, then brother Martin converted a free for a foul on Pauric Gill. Cashel regained their three-point lead and we came back on level terms thanks to frees by Paddy Collum and Martin Cassidy for fouls on Gill, Emmet Noonan and Cassidy himself. A killer blow came on the stroke of half time when an effort for a point dipped into the net and this left Cashel 1-7 to 0-6 up at the break. There were a number of squandered chances on the resumption before Cashel hit the net for a second time and we were fighting an uphill battle from then on when the trend of missed opportunities continued. Some nice scores did come from substitute Podge Gill, Conor Keenan and Martin Cassidy converted frees for fouls on himself and Pauric Gill, before Cassidy notched a consolation goal near the end. The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-2, 2f), Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, JP Farley, Emmet Noonan, Mark Hughes, Liam Lynch, Sean Whelan, Pauric Gill, Conor Keenan (0-1), Jamie Nertney, Cian Cassidy (0-1) Martin Cassidy (1-5,5f), Dean Cosgrave. Subs: Podge Gill (0-2), Kaelum Gill, Philip Kane
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, 3rd of September!
Unfortunately, we were not in a position to field for the Junior B championship last Wednesday and had to concede to Carrickedmond. Our Junior C fell to a 3-12 to 0-9 defeat against Ballymahon. The match was played as 14 a-side. The team and scorers were as follows: Gabriel Higgins, James O’Neill, Derek McKeon, Micheal Kane, Brean Kane, Declan Donnelly (0-1), Ciaran Cooney, Gerard McKenna (0-1), Brendan McCann, Sean Diffley, Tyrone Crowe, Paul Donnelly (0-6), Luca O’Reilly, David Taylor (0-1). Subs used: Cathal Curwin, Francis Courtney, Padraig O’Neill and Gareth Donnelly. The final round is this Thursday September 1st in Monaduff against Grattan Og at 8pm.
The lotto draw took place on Monday last, August 29th in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn Drumlish. 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 Michael Tully (Mickey Tally) Lettergonnell, who passed away at the weekend. Solas na bhFlaitheas air