Latest News – 29-04-2018

Lotto: The draw was held on Monday last, April 30th in Dillon’s Bar & Bistro, Ballinamuck. The Jackpot was €10,800. Results are currently available on the club website and will be 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.

Michael Moran ACFL Division 2: Well done to our squad who got back to winning ways on Friday evening last by overcoming Kenagh on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-3 in Monaduff. An excellent flicked goal by full forward Kevin Whelan, from a Dean Cosgrave soccer style cross, set the lads on their way to victory mid way through the first half. Short many players for various reasons it was great to come away with two points and a good performance. This match concludes action in the league proper until Longford are finished in the championship. We are out in the Bertie Allen Cup this Saturday evening at 7pm away to Ballymahon. Best of luck to the team and management. The team and scorers from the Kenagh match were as follows:

Aiden Gray, Gearóid Nertney, Liam Lynch, Stephen Cosgrave, Emmet Noonan (0-2), Mark Duffy, Mark Hughes (0-1), David Collum (0-1) Seán Whelan, Eoin Keane (0-2, 2f), Pauric Gill, Nigel Kiernan (0-1), Dean Cosgrave (0-3) Martin Cassidy (0-4) Kevin Whelan (1-0)

Substitutions used: Ryan Crowe, Cian Cassidy (0-2), James Breslin, Rúairí Carthy and Kevin Whitney.

The club wishes speedy recoveries to Derek McCormack and Pauric Gill who both sustained injuries in the warm up and first few minutes of the match respectively. Best wishes also to captain Paddy Collum after his procedure during the week

Annual Mass: The Annual Mass for deceased family, relatives and friends of Fr. Manning Gaels, St. Vincent’s Minor and St. Helen’s Ladies Club will be celebrated on Sunday 13th May at 11am in St Mary’s Church Drumlish.

Longford Race Day Punchestown: 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 was very well represented and a great day out was had by all.

New Arrival: Congratulations to club stalwart Cian Brady and his wife Laura on the birth of their baby daughter at the weekend

Division 3A: Well done to our Junior squad who defeated Longford Slashers on Saturday evening last in Monaduff on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-10. Afisted goal from Ryan Crowe with 5 minutes left on the clock helped secure a thoroughly deserved victory for our lads. The team and scorers were as follows:

Jason Nertney, Brean Kane, Micheál Kane, James O’Neill, Gary Brady, Stephen Cosgrave, James Breslin (0-1), Rúairí Carthy, Dylan Quinn (0-1), Jonathan Connell, Ryan Crowe (1-4), Kevin Whitney (0-1) Dean Cosgrave (0-5) Derek McKeon, Gearóid Nertney (0-1)

Substitutions used: Paddy McKeon, Brian O’Connor, Scott Howe, Seán Breslin, Timothy Bouvin

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of Willie Teague (Corrabaun) who passed away recently. We would also like to offer our condolences to the Courtney family (Clonmacart) on the recent passing of John Courtney in New York. Solas na bhFlaithead orthu.