Club News 30-07-2023

Intermediate Championship 

We won our second round match when we defeated Cashel 2-13 to 0-8 on Saturday evening last in Dunbeggan. Cashel led 0-4 to 0-2 in the early stages before Aiden Gray pounced on a Conor Keenan rebound for a vital goal. The points came from Conor Keenan (2), Dean Cosgrave, Aiden Gray, Pauric Gill and two frees from Martin Cassidy for fouls on Gill and himself. It was 1-7 to 0-4 at the break. We were well on top in the second half and victory was secured when Martin Cassidy slotted home the second goal after a good move involving Gray, Gill and Keenan.  The team and scorers were as follows: Paddy Collum (0-1, ‘45), Jamie Nertney, Cian Brady, Paul McGee, Kaelum Gill (0-1), JP Farley, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Mark Breslin, Sean Whelan, Cian Cassidy (0-1), Conor Keenan (0-3), David Collum, Pauric Gill (0-3), Aiden Gray (1-1, Martin Cassidy (1-2, 2f). Subs used: Mark Hughes, Ryan Crowe, Cian Murphy, Kevin Whelan, Stephen Cosgrave, Orrin Greene. We play Sean Connollys in the next round this Sunday at 1.45pm in Colmcille. Speedy recovery to Sean Whelan who picked up an injury in the early stages. The very best of luck to Fintan, Mick, Graham and the lads. 


The lotto draw took place in Cassidy’s Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, July 31st. The Jackpot was €13,400. 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 through Clubspot and select the Fr Manning Gaels option or buy from any of the usual sellers. 

The Marquee in Drumlish Festival August 18th – 21st 

The Marquee is back this year, starting on Friday August 18th until Monday the 21st. This year there is a Teen Disco for 12-16 year olds on Thursday, the 17th. We have a fantastic line up to ensure another entertaining weekend. On Friday night have the brilliant Live Forever Oasis tribute band followed by DJ Fergal D’Arcy. On Saturday we have Johnny Brady, Ray Lynam and Mike Denver. On Sunday night the line-up is All Folk’d Up, Ruaile Buaile and our own Brocklagh lads Cronin. We round off the festival on Monday night with the main event – The Declan Nerney Night, which promises to finish a terrific festival in style, as always and includes acts such as The Tumbling Paddies, Patrick Feeney, Marty Mone, John Hogan, David James and DJ Steve Cooper and of course the man himself, Declan Nerney. Thank you to our event sponsors Mike and Martin Mulleady of Mulleady Properties who are back on board again this year. We look forward to seeing you all there! 


The Community Centre hosted part of the Clonguish handball competition last weekend. Thank you to Oliver O’Sullivan and Mel Crowe for organising this. If anyone is interested in taking up handball, please contact Oliver.