Noel Cassidy – A Tribute: There was widespread sadness, shock and disbelief when last week we learned of the untimely passing of Noel Cassidy. Noel, as we all know, was a very talented musician and singer, known across Ireland and further afield. Apart from his musical talent, his wit and storytelling ability was legendary. He was also a former player with the club and played for us in attack, defence and the goals. He had been one of our most loyal supporters all his life and played for us at numerous fundraisers, including the Marquee in Drumlish, over the years. He was the proud father of David, Paul, Martin and Cian who have all worn the maroon and gold of St. Vincent’s and Fr. Manning Gaels with distinction. He will be sorely missed by all in Drumlish and Ballinamuck. We would like to thank the many members of the club who formed a dignified guard of honour at the funeral on Sunday and who helped carry our great friend Noel to his final resting place. To Mary, David, Paul, Martin, Cian, Patsy and Joe and the entire Cassidy family and large circle of friends we extend our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.
Lotto: The draw will be held in Quinn’s Bar, Drumlish tonight, Monday May 29th. The jackpot is €6,200. The 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 from any member of the executive.
Senior & Junior Teams: The senior and junior matches against Mostrim and Ardagh/Moydow respectively were called off at the weekend as a mark of respect to the late Noel Cassidy. Our seniors are out this Friday in a vital league match away to Granard at 8.15pm. The juniors are also away to Granard this Saturday at 7pm. Please support.
The Marquee in Drumlish: The latest act to be announced for the forthcoming festival is the excellent, young Longford town artist, Seán Rooney. Stay tuned to Facebook and the club website for further announcements.