The U-21s played Granard on Sunday afternoon last in the championship in Monaduff and were beaten, 3-15 to 2-2. Team: Kieran Mulligan, James Garvey, Aaron Brady, David McKenna, Jared Weafer, Kaelum McGee, Rory McEvoy, Sean McKenna, Kaelum Gill, Paul McGee, Chris Crowe (1-0), Jack Nertney, Orrin Greene (1-1), Rokas Stoskus, Eoin Garvey. Subs: Eoin Murtagh, Sean Hourican, Jamie Nertney (0-1), Anthony Bispo. The next game is this Sunday at 12pm against Ardagh Moydow in Monaduff. Best of luck to the team and management.
Patsy Reilly Cup Final
On Friday night last we were defeated in the Patsy Reilly Cup final by Kenagh on a score-line of 2-11 to 1-5 in Cashel. We started brightly and led early on, 1-2 to 0-1 after Cian Cassidy scored a well-taken goal after being put through by Conor Keenan. The momentum of the game changed midway through the first half when Kenagh ran through for a goal in a play which resulted in Cian Brady being dismissed and his presence was sorely missed in the backline. Well done to Kenagh on their win and we wish them the best of luck in the Leinster club championship. Team: Paddy Collum, Paul McGee, Cian Brady, Cian Murphy, Kaelum Gill, JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave, Sean Whelan, Mark Breslin, Mark Hughes, Conor Keenan, David Collum, Cian Cassidy (1-4, 3f), Aiden Gray, Ryan Crowe. Subs: Sean McKenna for Cian Murphy (inj), Liam Lynch (0-1, 1m), Kevin Whelan, Orrin Greene, Kevin Whitney. Speedy recovery to Cian Murphy who suffered a very heavy collision in the first half. After the match Fintan and Mick stepped down from their management roles and the club would like to sincerely thank them for all their efforts over the last two years and wish them the best of luck for the future. The season is now over and the club would also like to thank the panel of players, selector Graham Lee, Paul Dowler, Gareth Donnelly, Bridie Reilly, Ryan Francis S&C, Elaine McKeon physio, Lorraine and Von, Mike and anyone else who helped out in any way this year.
The lotto draw took place in The ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck on Monday last, October 23rd. The Jackpot was €14,600. The numbers drawn were as follows:
4, 17, 26, 29
There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €14,800! The three €50 winners were:
Thank you to all who support our lotto. The next draw will take place in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday, November 6th. Please play through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers.
Annual General Meeting
Please note a change to the previously advertised date for the AGM. It will now take place on Wednesday night, November 8th in Monaduff at 8pm.
The club is holding a special dinner dance this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the three-in-a-row senior championship winning teams of 1996-1998. It will take place on November 11th in Lough Rynn Castle. There will be a three-course meal, live music and a special guest. Tickets cost €30 and it’s a night not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased from Lorraine.
October Bonanza Draw
The October Bonanza draw took place on Monday last October 23rd in The ’98 Bar, Ballinamuck. Congratulations to the winners:
1st prize €500 Kevin Whitney, Drumlish
2nd prize €200 Beatrice Gill, Corrick
3rd prize €150 Patsy Higgins, Ballinamuck
4th prize €150 Mary Breslin, Ballinamuck
Thank you to everyone who has entered our draw. Thank you to Enda for doing the draw and for the use of the premises.