Club Notes for Friday 10th April 2015

posted 21 Apr 2015, 10:35 by Eamonn Kiernan
Lotto:  Lotto Results for Monday 30th of March 2015. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 20, and 27.  There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were: Peter Mimnagh, Nellie Gormley, Ellen Murphy and Peter O'Reilly (New York).The €20 sellers prize was won by Gerry Mimnagh. Next week's jackpot is €5,800 and the draw will take place on Tuesday April 7th at 9pm in clubhouse due to Monday being a bank holiday.


Sympathy: The club would like to express its sympathy to the extended family of the late Margaret (Maggie) Williams nee Nash of Cloncorrick, Carrigallen, and Gurteen, Corriga, Aughavas. Our sympathy also to the family of the late Mary J. O'Reilly, Townagh, Ballinamuck and Templeogue, Dublin.


Reserve League 1: Dromard 1-15 Longford Slashers 1-13. Well done to our Reserve League 1 team who had a two point victory over Longford Slashers in Round 3 of the competition on Saturday evening last in Michael Fay Park. Trailing by two points at the interval, and having conceded the first score of the second-half, Dromard drew level with a Peter Mimnagh goal. Both teams exchanged further scores with Dromard finishing strongly to take the points. Team: Gavin Mc Nerney, James Conefrey, Niall Vance, Conor Duffy, Noel Reynolds, John Sheridan, Michael Reilly, Peter McEntire, Peter Reynolds, Padraig Martin Martin McGee, Alan McLoughlin, Sean McNerney, Peter Mimnagh, Gary Maguire. Subs: Jimmy Kiernan, Niall McManus for Peter McEntire, John McNaboe, Barry Smith. Thanks to James Mimnagh for his assistance with the team on Saturday. The management and panel would like to wish Gary Maguire best wishes on his travels in the coming weeks. Gary has made an excellent contribution to this competition thus far and we look forward to his return.


Senior Division 1 and Division 3: Both teams have fixtures this weekend. The Division 1 team plays Mullinaughta on Saturday evening at 7pm at the Laurels while the Division 3 squad is at home to St Patrick’s Ardagh at 2pm on Sunday.


Fixtures & Events: Wed 8th: U14/15/16 Co Dev Squads. Thu 9th: U18 v Carrick Sarsfields, PnaGael, 7pm. U16 Ladies v Mullinaughta, The Laurels, 7pm. Sat 11th: Div1 v Mullinaughta, The Laurels, 7pm. U14/15 Co Dev Squad. Sun 12th: Ladies Gold Cup TBC. Div 3 v St. Patrick’s, PnaGael, 2pm. Mon 13th: Cumann Na mBunscol Girls. Concussion Workshop, Pearse Pk 7:30pm. Tue 14th: U14 v Ballymahon, Leo Casey Pk, 7pm. Wed 15th: U10  Go Games.  Div 1 v Killoe, Emmet Pk. Club Meeting, 9pm. Thu 16th: Cumann Na mBunscol Mixed. U16 v Northern Geals, The Laurels, 7pm. Fri 11th: U18 v Northen Geals, Monaduff,7pm.


County Seniors: Well done to Longford seniors on remaining unbeaten in the last game of the league on Sunday last against Carlow and thus becoming the only unbeaten team across all four divisions. Ross McNerney was again to the fore and while Francis, Diarmuid and Ronan didn't start on the experimental side, Ronan and Francis did come on for the last 10 minutes to help steady the ship and secure victory by 6 points. Longford will now meet Offaly in the divisional final in Croke Park on Saturday 25th of this month. Well done and further success to all involved.


Club Meeting: There will be a club meeting this Wednesday (tonight) at 9:00pm sharp. This is an important meeting to discuss the roll-out of the annual lotto subscriptions so a good turnout would be very much appreciated. All townland reps are asked to please attend.


Annual Lotto: We will be starting our Annual Lotto drive in the coming weeks. We will have more details about this shortly in the notes and by text message. However, anyone who would like to proceed with organising the annual subscription, please contact any club officer or visit the club website for details   


Go Games Information Night: On Wednesday last the 1st Longford GAA held a Go Games Information night, which was attended by Niall Vance. They went through the fixtures for all U8 & U10 blitzes for the season (see up to date fixtures below) as well as further details on the U12 mini leagues and U13 competition.

Go Games Fixtures: All blitzes to start at 7pm unless stated differently.


15/4/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Blitz 2

Ballymore: Ballymore Shamrocks, Granard, St. Francis, Wolfe Tones Óg

22/4/15 Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Blitz 1

Dromard: St. Francis, St. Vincents, Killoe Óg


Concussion Awareness Workshop: On Monday next the 13th April Longford GAA will be holding a Concussion Awareness Workshop in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park commencing at 7:30pm. Places on the workshop are free of charge but must be booked by texting the names to Damien on the number below. An Intercounty Doctor will deliver this workshop and a large number of relevant resources will be made available on the night. Concussion is a very serious issue within all contact sports and we in the GAA are being proactive in providing information and knowledge to all our members as to how concussions can occur, what are the dangers of getting concussed, how to manage those who get concussed and to highlight who needs to take responsibility for the care of someone who is or is suspected of being concussed. This workshop should be attended by a large number of people from the Club from Adult level to Child level. Some examples of the type of people who need to be aware of this information are as follows; team trainers/managers, players, club officials, parents, match officials, club medical personnel, regular match goers, etc.


Development Squads: Details of all squad sessions going forward will appear on the Longford GAA website under Coaching. Also on the website panels names of each squad can be found with the U14 panel now also confirmed which includes Karl Mc Nerney and Gareth O Hara – congratulations lads. There are also details of an U13 Skills School. Going forward all Development Squad player messages regarding Squad activities will be posted on this website and if you click into the Coaching/Development Squad section you will find all the updated information so players and parents please keep yourself informed.


Schools: The Post Primary Pella program will see Moyne CS take part in both the 1st year girls finals on the 23rd of April and the 1st year boys finals on the 30th of April as always in Edgeworthstown Community Campus.


Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp Dates: We are not even out of winter and we are already planning for the long hot days of summer but when you cater for 90,000 kids over 8 weeks preperation has to begin this early. The kits have been ordered already which will see a half zip warm up top and modern jersey replace the traditional jersey, shorts and socks as well as including the trusty school bag in county colours. Please see below for details as you start planning your summer holidays. The Dromard Camp will be held from July 6th – 10th.


Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp Coaches Wanted: Longford GAA have advertised for coaches for this years Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps and all details can be got at or Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556.