Latest News 13-03-2017

Club Membership: Money for club registration is due from all players and anyone else who wishes to become a member of Fr. Manning Gaels for 2017. Membership is €30 for adults and €15 for students.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday March 6th in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €5,000. The numbers drawn were as follows:

03, 08, 19, 20

There was no Jackpot winner.

Five €30 winners:

  • Barbara Long, Church View Drive, Drumlish.
  • Ciarán Lennon, Sliabh Cairbre, Drumlish.
  • Nathan Baxter, Esker Glen, Drumlish.
  • James McCann, Cloonaugh Lower, Drumlish.
  • Paul Walsh, Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Sellers Prizes:

  • Jimmy Courtney
  • Patricia Lennon

The next draw will be held in Dillon’s, Ballinamuck on Monday March 20th.

The Jackpot is now €5,200.

Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive

Congratulations: Well done to Cian O’Hara who received the club person of the year award for St. Vincent’s GAA Club in Toronto recently.

Scór Tráth na gCeist: Hard luck to our Quiz Team of Ciarán Cooney, Seán Cooney, Joseph Gill and Pauric Gill who placed 3rd in the Scór Tráth na gCeist on Friday evening. Congratulations and best of luck to the winners Mullinalaghta who go onto the All Ireland Finals in Belfast in May.

Engagement: Congratulations to Ciarán Lennon, son of Seán and Patricia, who got engaged recently.

Senior Challenge: Preparation for the upcoming Bertie Allen Cup and Senior League continued for the seniors last Sunday with a good workout against Ardagh/Moydow in Keenan Park. The final score was 2-11 to 0-15 in favour of the Gaels. The team and scorers were as follows: Aiden Gray, Mickey Kelly, Cian Brady, Dan Gorman, Mark Duffy, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (0-4, (3f)), Kevin Whelan, Seán Whelan, Stephen Cosgrave, Nigel Kiernan, Ciarán Cooney, David Cassidy (1-1), Pauric Gill (0-3), Diarmuid Cooney (0-2).

Substitutions: Aaron McGee (1-1), Paddy Collum, Stephen Donnelly, Kevin Whitney, Tom McGee, Darren Smith

Thank you to Ardagh/Moydow for facilitating the sporting game and also to Aiden Dowler for officiating. We wish Nigel Kiernan a speedy recovery from the ankle injury he sustained in the early stages of the match.

Longford Seniors: Hard luck to Paddy Collum and the Longford seniors on their defeat to Tipperary on Sunday last in the National League. We wish the team and management the best of luck next Sunday against Sligo.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig: Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our players, members and supporters, particularly those who are living abroad. Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig oraibh go léir.

Junior Training: Junior training started up last week under the management team of Seamus Noonan and Ken Leonard. All levels are welcome to attend. For further information regarding training times and matches please contact Seamus/Ken or any member of the executive.

Sympathy: The club expresses its sincere condolences to the Mollaghan family, Cloonaugh on the recent death of Margaret (née Gallagher). Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthi.