Latest News – 11-02-2018

45th Annual Social: The 45th Fr. Manning Gaels and St. Helen’s Annual Social takes place this Saturday, February 17th in Dillon’s Bar and Bistro, Ballinamuck. There will be food and music on the night and tickets are on sale from Betty Creegan for €10. Music is by Colm Cahill. Both clubs will be making their annual award presentations and a great night’s food and entertainment is guaranteed.

Club Membership: Money for club membership is now due from all players and anyone who wish to become a member of Fr Manning Gaels for 2018. Membership is €30 for adults and €15 for students. Players who do not pay their membership fee will not be covered by club insurance should injury arise. Only those who have paid membership will be eligible to represent the club in the upcoming season. Membership entitles entry in draw for All-Ireland football and hurling tickets in August. Those who pay membership byMarch 31st ’18 will also be eligible to vote at next years AGM.

Membership to be paid to Bridie Reilly, Club Registrar (0863332863) or any member of the executive as soon as possible please.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, February 5th  in Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €9,600. The numbers drawn were as follows:

11, 13, 22, 28.

There was no winner.

€30 winners

  1. Paddy Howe, Ballinamuck.
  2. JP Lennon, c/o Malachy Scott
  3. Páidí Curran, Tang.
  4. Mark Gillooley, Drumlish
  5. B. Ross c/o Gala, Ballinamuck.

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Liam Forde
  2. James O’Neill & Robert Rehill.

The next draw is in The Olde Village Inn , Drumlish on Monday, February 19th, The Jackpot is now €9,800. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continue to support our lotto.

Longford Seniors: Hard luck to Paddy Collum, Pauric Gill and the Longford squad on their narrow, one point defeat to Armagh in the Athletic Grounds at the weekend.

Social Media Initiative: Longford County Board are running a pilot scheme in conjuction with CyberIreland on social media. This initative is to raise awareness of the dangers of social media with our 12 to 16 year olds and safety measures that can be put in place to make phones more secure for children. Please contact Lorraine for more information.

Foundation Coaching Award/Code of Ethics: Foundation Award in Mercy Convent Ballymahon Monday 19th & 26th of February from 6:45pm – 10pm (both nights must be attended) – Cost €10.

*Anyone doing the Foundation Award must also complete the Code of Ethics Course. Code of Ethics in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Thursday 15th of February from 6:45pm – 10pm – Cost €10. Places on both courses are limited and only available by booking and making payment in advance with credit/debit card by calling the office on 043 3345219 (office open Mon – Fri 10am – 5:30pm). Participants wanting to do either or both courses must be 18 years old at the time of the course.

Bertie Allen Cup: The draw for the Bertie Allen Cup was made recently and we are away to Ballymahon in the first round on Saturday, March 3rd at 5pm. Clonguish, Mostrim, Granard and Dromard are also in our group.

Junior Reserve League – Padraic Gearty Cup: We are away to Legan Sarsfields in the first round of the Padraic Gearty Cup on Saturday, March 3rd at 5pm. Dromard, Kenagh, Seán Connolly’s and Ardagh/Moydow are also in our group

U20 Championship: The new U20 championship starts on Sunday, March 11th when we face Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels in Monaduff at 2pm. Abbeylara/Mullinalaghta and Grattan Óg/Rathcline amalgamations make up the rest of the group