Club Membership: Money for club registration is now 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. 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 the draw for All-Ireland football and hurling tickets in August. Those who pay membership by March 31st will also be eligible to vote at next year’s AGM. Membership to be paid to Bridie Reilly, Club Registrar (0863332863) or any member of the executive as soon as possible.
Lotto: The lotto draw will take place in the Porter House Drumlish on Monday February 20th and the Jackpot is €4800. 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.
Senior Challenge: The seniors had their first workout of the year on Sunday morning in Monaduff against Redhills of Cavan. The Gaels won out in the end on a score line of 3-8 to 1-11. The team and scorers were as follows: David Collum, Daniel Gorman, Cian Brady, Aaron McGee, Stephen Cosgrave, Mark Hughes, Nigel Kiernan, Anthony Kane, Eoin Keane (1-2), Tom McGee, Dean Cosgrave (1-1), Kevin Whitney, Petie Collum (0-2), Martin Cassidy, Pauric Gill (0-3).
Substitutions: Diarmuid Cooney (1-0), Darren Smith, Ryan McGee.
Thank you to Redhills for coming down and providing the challenge. We wish them the best of luck for the coming year. Thanks also to Lorraine Corrigan for the refreshments afterwards. Training continues as normal this week.
Longford Sports and Leisure Centre Deal: Longford Sports and Leisure Centre are having a one day sale on 24th Feb 2017 for all GAA clubs and their members, players and associates in Co. Longford. The offer is 6 months gym and pool for €150. This membership normally costs €240.
Monthly Meeting: February’s executive meeting will be held this Thursday evening the 23 rd in Monaduff at 9pm.
Longford Seniors: Best of luck to Paddy Collum and the Longford squad this Sunday as they face Armagh in the 3rd round of the National League. Throw in is at 2pm in Pearse Park.
Sympathy: The club expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Josephine Duffy (née Devaney) and Matthew McAuley who both passed away recently. Solas na bhFlaitheas orthu.