Latest News – 07-08-2017

Senior Championship: Congratulations to our senior team and management on their win over St. Mary’s, Granard on Saturday evening last in the third round of the championship. The final score was 1-14 to 0-9.The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum (0-2, 1 pen, 1 ’45), Mickey Kelly, Cian Brady, Emmet Noonan (0-1), Nigel Kiernan (0-1), Mark Duffy, Eoin Keane (0-3 (3f)), Seán Whelan, David Collum, Kevin Whelan (0-2), Diarmuid Cooney (0-1), Pauric Gill (1-1), Petie Collum (0-3 (1f)), Martin Cassidy, Mark Hughes.

Substitutions used: Anthony Kane, Ciarán Cooney, Dean Cosgrave

This result means that we now must defeat St. Brigid’s, Killashee in order to have a chance of progressing to the quarter finals. That match is this Saturday, August 12th at 7.30pm in Rathcline. Please support

ACFL Division 3: It was a busy week for our juniors with two matches in the space of 5 days. Unfortunately we came out on the losing side in both encounters. The first match was against Killoe on Wednesday evening last and we were comprehensively beaten by a much better side on a score line of 5-9 to 0-7. The team and scorers were as follows:

James McCann, Darren Smith, Derek McKeon, Seán Breslin (0-1), Stephen Cosgrave (0-1), Leon McKeon, Rúairí Carthy, Mark Gilhooley (0-1), Ryan Crowe (0-1), Peadar Cassidy, Micheál Kane (0-2), Scott Howe (0-1), Micheál McCann, Kevin Whitney, Robin O’Neill.

Substitutions used: Mervyn Leonard.

On Sunday afternoon we faced Longford Slashers and despite playing some nice football and leading for throughout the first half, Slashers kicked on in the second half and pulled away to win out 1-12 to 0-9. The team and scorers were as follows:

Jason Nertney, Ciarán Quinn, Derek McKeon, Darren Smith, Anthony McKeon, James O’Neill, Darren Cawley, Jonathan Connell (0-1, (1f)), Ryan Crowe (0-1, (1f)), Tyrone Crowe (0-2), Micheál Kane, Gearóid Nertney, Mel Greene, Brean Kane, Seán Breslin (0-3)

Substitutions used: Mike Kiernan, Mike Mulleady (0-2), Mervyn Leonard, Micheál McCann

Lotto: The draw will be held in O’Reilly’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday 14th, August. The Jackpot is €7,200. Results will be available on the club website. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive.

The Marquee in Drumlish – August 18th to 21st Thank you to all who signed up to volunteer for this year’s festival at our registration night last Friday. If you would like to volunteer please contact any member of our executive. Everything is set to go and we are all looking forward to the fantastic festival which is now less than a fortnight away.

Annual Monster Bingo: The Annual Monster Bingo in conjuction with the Marquee in Drumlish will take place on Sunday, August 20th in the ’98 Memorial Hall Ballinamuck at 3pm. There will be prize money of €2,500 plus a Monster Raffle on the day. All proceeds will be donated to County Longford Hospice Homecare. This service provides excellent, professional care to clients and ensures that they can be cared for with dignity and respect in their own homes. It also provides support to families that require this Hospice Homecare service. Please support this worthy cause as it can make a real difference to the lives of hospice patients in Co Longford. Please come out on the day or give a donation/raffle prize to any of the Marquee bingo committee.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Kathleen Prunty (née Mulleady) who passed away recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.