Club Notes for Friday 15th January 2016

posted 23 Feb 2016, 13:39 by Eamonn Kiernan

O’Byrne Cup: A week of mixed fortunes for the Longford senior footballers ended on a very positive note when their four point win over Wicklow was enough to seal a semi-final place against All Ireland champions Dublin. The game will be played in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday next at 2pm and is ideal preparation ahead of Longford’s National League Division Three campaign. The McGee brothers, Francis and Paul, along with Diarmuid Masterson all featured in Longford’s mid-week defeat to Westmeath as well as in the win over Wicklow on Sunday last. In the latter fixture, Diarmuid (0-1 from play) and Francis (0-2 from play) both played from the start, with Paul McGee coming on as a second-half substitute in the Wicklow game. Best of luck to Dromard’s representatives and the rest of the county panel in Sunday’s appetising fixture against Dublin.

Hastings Cup: Well done to the county under 21 footballers on their hard-fought draw with neighbour’s Leitrim in the second round of the Hastings Cup played in Cloone on Saturday last. This result puts Longford in a strong position to secure a semi-final place in this competition as the team continues its preparations for the upcoming Leinster U21 football championship.

Sport your Mind: The “Sport your Mind” initiative begins in the Clubhouse next Thursday 14 January at 7:30pm sharp. This is an educational initiative delivered over two evenings offering foundational information on youth mental health to parents and coaches and young people, and suicide alertness training to parents and coaches. The talk will last approximately one hour and all coaches and parents involved in underage teams are requested to attend. Tea and coffee will be provided on the night.

January Fitness Classes: Work off that Christmas fat by joining our new season’s Spinning, Pilates, or Yoga classes for January.  All ages and fitness levels welcome. The schedule is as follows: Monday: Spin.  Wednesday: starting Wednesday the 13th of Jan, Pilates all levels, 7pm. Yoga for athletes, 8pm. Thursday: Spin. 6 weeks course €50 each, contact Martha on 0857341790 for more information. 

GAA Games Development Conference Jan 22nd and 23rd Croke Park: Focusing on adult players, this conference investigates issues related to adequate programme of games, appropriate to the needs and abilities of players. Key note speeches and parallel workshops by Eamonn O'Shea, Bryan Cullen, Prof Ian Robertson, Fionn Fitzgerald, Dr. Sharon Madigan, Paul Brady, Dr Richard McCann, Dr Liam Hennessy, and Damien Young. Tickets on a first come, first served basis, available at:

Lotto results: Two sets of results to report this week. Results for 03/01/2016: The numbers drawn were: 3, 18, 22, 24.There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were: John and Teresa Duffy, Kate McEntire, Margaret Martin (Annagh) and John Mulligan. The seller’s prize was won by Geraldine Bleakley. The numbers drawn for Monday 28th December were: 9, 12, 14, 29. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 Draw winners were: Mary Ellen and Tom Gray, John Sheridan, Fr. John Daly and Gerry Donohoe. The seller’s prize was won by Thomas Mimnagh. The Jackpot is now €9,800 so get your tickets at Moyne Stores, Gortamone Stores, Corrigans Gala Store or the Clubhouse. Thanks again to all who play our lotto either weekly or subscribe on an annual basis, it is very much appreciated.