Latest News – 20-03-2017

Bertie Allen Cup: Competitive action starts next weekend for the senior team in the first round of the Bertie Allen Cup, away to Longford Slashers at 2pm on Sunday. Best of luck to the team and management as they look to get 2017 off to a winning start.

Lotto: The lotto draw will take place in Dillon’s Ballinamuck on Monday, March 20th. The Jackpot is €5,200. 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 Gaels had another useful challenge match last Thursday evening under lights in Monaduff against Ballinamore. The final score was 1-9 to 0-11 in favour of the Gaels. The team and scorers were as follows:

David Collum, Aaron McGee (0-1), Kevin Whelan, Dan Gorman, Mark Duffy, Mark Hughes, Eoin Keane (0-3, (3f)), Liam Lynch, Seán Whelan, Stephen Cosgrave, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), David Cassidy, Martin Cassidy, Pauric Gill (1-4), Diarmuid Cooney.

Substitutions: Michael Heslin, Kevin Whitney, Tom McGee.

Thank you to Ballinamore for travelling down and we wish them the best of luck for the coming year. Thanks to Lorraine and Von Corrigan for providing both teams with refreshments afterwards.


Longford Seniors: Well done to Paddy Collum and the Longford seniors on their crucial win over Sligo on Sunday last in the National League. We wish the team and management the best of luck next Saturday evening, in another must win game, away to Laois.

Longford U21s: Best of luck to Frank McNamee and his Longford U21 charges as they take on Dublin on Wednesday in the Leinster championship semi final in the St. Loman’s Grounds, Mullingar. Throw in is at 7.30 pm.

Sleep Out for Simon: The Simon Community has organised a sleep out in Connolly Barracks on Good Friday night, April 14thstarting at 9pm. The success of this last year was greatly aided by the coordination of GAA clubs throughout the county and it is hoped there will be a similar response this year. For further information and sponsorship cards please contact Noel Greene on 087-9615766

An Introduction To Youth Mental Health: This new workshop on youth mental health is being delivered in collaboration with Jigsaw and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement for people who work or volunteer with young people aged between 12-25 in County Longford.  This training will be held in the EDI Centre, Longford, on Thursday 22nd June 2017.  Registration is essential as there are a maximum number of 18 places. If you are interested in attending please contact Secretary Lorraine Corrigan for the relevant forms.


Longford GAA Race Day: The 15th Annual Longford GAA Race day in Punchestown will take place this year on Wednesday April 26th. For details on booking your table please contact either Eamon Reilly (086-2610556) or Martin Skelly (086-8040296).


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.