Bertie Allen Cup: Well done to our senior team who collected their first points of the season after a hard fought 1-9 to 0-11 victory over St. Mary’s, Granard last Friday night in Monaduff. Played in showery conditions, the Gaels got off to a flying start with a goal from Pauric Gill inside the first few minutes. Further scores from Gill and two pointed frees from Eoin Keane left us a point in front at the break: 1-3 to 0-5. In what was a physical match, the Gaels kicked on in the second half with points from Martin Cassidy, Keane, Gill and substitute Petie Collum. With only a few minutes left on the clock Granard pulled the deficit back to one, but the Gaels managed to hold on to grind out the victory.
The team and scorers were as follows:
Aiden Gray, Cian Brady, Fergal Reilly, Dan Gorman, Aaron McGee, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (0-3(3f)), Liam Lynch, Mark Duffy, Diarmuid Cooney, Dean Cosgrave, Seán Whelan, Pauric Gill (1-3(2f)), David Cassidy, Martin Cassidy (0-2).
Substitutions: Ciarán Cooney for Aaron McGee, Mickey Kelly for Dan Gorman, David Collum for Seán Whelan, Petie Collum (0-1) for David Cassidy, Nigel Kiernan for Martin Cassidy.
Lotto: The lotto draw took place in Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday last, April 3rd. The Jackpot was €5,400. Results will b available here, when available and will be in next week’s notes.
Tickets are available from the usual outlets and also from any member of the club executive.
Senior League Division 1: The ACFL Division 1 gets underway this weekend when the Gaels face Clonguish in Monaduff on Saturday. Throw in is at 7pm.
Longford Seniors: Well done to Paddy Collum and the Longford seniors on their vital draw with Antrim on Sunday last in the National League. This result means Longford have avoided relegation and stay in Division 3 for 2018. We wish the team and management the best of luck in their preparations for the first round of the Leinster Championship.
GAA GRMA: The GAA recently lauched GRMA (Go Raibh Maith Agat) and this loyalty card is available to all GAA Club members. Register online at gaa.ie/grma to receive your card and avail of numerous different offers and discounts. Please contact Lorraine Corrigan for any further information.
Congratulations: Well done to senior player Eoin Keane who recently became a member of An Garda Síochána and who is now based in Drogheda. Everyone at the club wishes Eoin well in his new career.