Latest News – 15-10-2017

U21: U21 training continues as normal this week. Details of the next match will be relayed as soon as they are confirmed by the county board.

Lotto: The Lotto draw was held last Monday, October 9th in The ‘98 Bar, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €8,000. The numbers drawn were as follows:

 10, 11, 21, 30.

 There was no winner.

 €30 winners

  1. Mark Gilhooley, Drumlish
  2. Margaret Gibson, Newtownforbes Rd, Drumlish.
  3. Bernie Collum, Barraghmore, Drumlish.
  4. Frankie & Teresa McGee, Drumlish.
  5. Liam Shanley c/o Malachy Scott.

€20 Sellers’ Prize

  1. Aaron McGee & Kevin Whitney.
  2. Ciarán Cooney & Mickey Kelly.

The next draw is in Gallagher’s Bar, Drumlish on Monday, October 23rd. The Jackpot is now €8,200. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continue to support our lotto.

New York Champions: Congratulations to the Longford team in New York who won the Intermediate championship title on Sunday last courtesy of a 1-12 to 1-9 victory over Sligo in Gaelic Park. Well done in particular to our club man Darren Farley who played a starring role at centre half forward.

Annual Convention: Please note that the Annual Convention of CLG Coiste Chontae Longfort (Longford GAA County Committee) will take place on Thursday, 14th December 2017 at 7.30 pm. This years Convention will be hosted by CLG Baile Uí Mhatháin in Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon. Nomination and Motion Papers will be forwarded later in the month. The closing date for return of same shall be before 6pm on Monday, 13th November.

Consultation Process for “Connecting for Life” – SuIcide Prevention Action Plan: The HSE, in partnership with the community, voluntary and statutory organisations, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for the counties of Longford/Westmeath, Laois/Offaly, Louth/Meath. It will be based on the national Connecting for Life Strategy *National Strategy as outlined below. This process commenced in April 2017 and will be completed and launched in early 2018.

Given the complexity and the cross-cutting nature of suicide and self-harm, consultation will play a key role in the development of the Plan. This provides an opportunity for individuals, service providers, community organisations and those at increased risk of self-harm and suicide to give their views, contribute their knowledge and expertise and have their say regarding what should be included in the Plan. This will help to ensure that the national goals are translated into local actions that are consistent, efficient and effective.

You are invited to take part in this consultation by completing a short online survey which can be found at the following website: The website contains surveys aimed at both service providers and members of the public.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eddie Ward by email: or by phone: (043) 335-0169 Mob: (086) 380-1152