Latest News – 17-04-2017

Lotto: The draw was held in The Olde Village Inn, Drumlish on Monday last, April 17th. The jackpot was €5,600. Results will be available on the club website 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.

Junior League: The Junior squad received a walkover from Shroid Slashers in the second round of the Division 3 league. They are away to Killoe next Sunday at 2.30pm.

Senior League Division 1: It was a busy week for our senior team who played the first two rounds of the Division 1 League. Unfortunately results did not go our way as we were defeated by both Clonguish and Dromard.

On Wednesday evening last we faced neighbours Clonguish in Monaduff. Clonguish got out of the blocks much quicker and held a commanding 3-9 to 0-4 lead at half time. Our lads showed great spirit in the second half and fought back to reduce the deficit to 5 points with 10 minutes remaining. However, a penalty late on from Clonguish made the scoreline 4-14 to 1-13 in favour of the visitors. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum (1-0 (pen)), Mickey Kelly, Cian Brady, Dan Gorman, Aaron McGee, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (0-5, (4f)), Mark Duffy, Liam Lynch, Seán Whelan, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Diarmuid Cooney, Martin Cassidy (0-4), David Cassidy (0-1), Pauric Gill (0-2).

Substitutions: Kevin Whelan for Seán Whelan, Emmett Noonan for Aaron McGee, Anthony Kane for Mark Duffy, Petie Collum for Dean Cosgrave, David Collum for David Cassidy.

Thank you to Lorraine Corrigan for providing the refreshments to both sets of players afterwards.

Next we played our other neighbours Dromard on Easter Sunday in Páirc na nGael. After an evenly contested first half, Dromard went in at the break ahead 1-6 to 0-4 having scored a goal on the stroke of half time. Dromard, rallied by the goal, kicked on in the second half and went on to win by 8 points, 1-14 to 1-6. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum (1-1, (1pen, 1‘45)), Mickey Kelly, Fergal Reilly, Dan Gorman, Emmett Noonan, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (0-1, (1f)), Kevin Whelan, Liam Lynch, Ciarán Cooney, Pauric Gill (0-2), Petie Collum, Diarmuid Cooney, David Cassidy (0-2, (2f)), Martin Cassidy.

Substitutions: David Collum, Aaron McGee, Seán Whelan, Dean Cosgrave, Cian Brady.

The next round of the league is this Saturday coming at 6pm in Monaduff against Longford Slashers. Please support.

Club Captaincy: Well done to Paddy Collum who was made Club Captain for 2017 and also to Martin Cassidy who is Vice-Captain. We wish them every success in their important roles for the coming year.

Sympathy: The club expresses its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Stephen Colreavy (Cloonaugh Lower) who passed away recently. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dó.

St. Mel’s College Selected Memories: Well done to Denis Glennon on his recent publication about St. Mel’s College. This book is of great interest to anyone connected to the College or who is interested in the GAA. There is plenty of information and photographs contained within the book about past players from Drumlish and Ballinamuck who have won Leinster and All-Ireland titles with St. Mel’s. Cost is €25 and is available to buy in the College, Newsround and Donlon’s in Longford town.

GAA Nursery: Please check the club website for details on the upcoming St. Vincent’s GAA Nursery which is being ran for 4-6 year olds.