Latest News – 28-04-2019

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Lotto

The Lotto draw was held last Monday, April 29th in The Mill Bar, Drumlish. The Jackpot was €15,800. Results are currently on the club website and will be published in next week’s notes. Tickets are available from the usual outlets and from any member of the executive. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our lotto.

ACFL Division 2

We played Ardagh/Moydow in the third round of the league last Sunday afternoon in Keenan Park. In a game with no shortage of talking points we came out the right side of a 2-8 to 2-7 scoreline. Despite numerous strange decisions going against us our lads fought until the end when Martin Cassidy proved the match winner with an excellent flicked goal in injury time after an excellent cross field pass from Kevin Whelan. Our first goal came just before half time when Pauric Gill made amends for missing an earlier shot off the crossbar after receiving a terrific long ball from Darren Farley. We were struck a massive blow when we lost influential defender Emmet Noonan to an unjust red card right on the stroke of half time. Half time score was 1-4 apiece. A terrific penalty save from Paddy Collum looked to have sealed victory for us but Ardagh managed a goal not long after. The up stepped Martin Cassidy to secure the much needed two points. The team and scorers were as follows:

Paddy Collum (0-1, 1f,), Aaron McGee, Derek McCormack, Darren Reilly, Emmet Noonan, Mark Hughes, Darren Farley, Seán Whelan, David Collum, Conor Keenan, Pauric Gill (1-1), Martin Cassidy (1-5, 5f), Cian Cassidy (0-1), Dean Cosgrave, Kevin Whelan

Substitutions used:

Cian Brady, Cian Murphy, Brian O’Connor

Bertie Allen Cup

We had an excellent win over Clonguish last Wednesday evening in Monaduff in the Reserve League 1 (without county players) competition. Despite having the majority of the possession we went into injury time a goal down. A long ball was played into Kevin Whelan who won it and laid it out to the oncoming Martin Cassidy who fired the ball to the net. Two minutes later Emmet Noonan struck over a fabulous sideline kick off the outside of his boot to seal a 2-8 to 2-7 victory. The team and scorers were as follows:

Aiden Gray, Cian Brady, Derek McCormack, Darren Reilly, Emmet Noonan (0-2, 1sl), Mark Hughes, Darren Farley (0-1), David Collum, Liam Lynch (1-0, goal from ’45), Eoin Keane (0-1), Martin Cassidy (1-2, 2f), Conor Keenan, Brian O’Connor, Dean Cosgrave (0-1), Kevin Whelan.

Substitutions used:

Seán Whelan (0-1), Cian Cassidy, Petie Collum, Rúairí Carthy

 

Upcoming Fixtures

 

We have our final ACFL Division 2 match until the county season is over, this Friday evening, May 3rd, in Monaduff at 8.30 pm against St. Brigid’s, Killashee. Our junior team are out in Division 3 action on Saturday, May 4th, against Grattan Óg in Monaduff at 7pm. Best of luck to our respective teams and management.

Slán Go Fóill

Everyone at the club would like to wish our popular player and coach Graham Lee, a safe trip and all the best as he heads off to the Lebanon on his eight tour of duty with the Defence Forces. We look forward to having Graham back with us in 6 months’ time. Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat.

Longford Race Day

Thank you to Tom Cassidy who this year again organised the selling of tickets for the annual Longford GAA race day at Punchestown. The club will again be well represented and we wish it every success today.

Drumlish Ballinamuck Heritage & History Society

Best of luck to the History and Heritage society who are launching  a history book of the parish this Thursday evening in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. The book features plenty of interesting information about the parish and the history of our club.