Club Notes for Friday 15th May 2015

posted 11 May 2015, 07:02 by Eamonn Kiernan

Lotto:  There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were: 14, 20, 22, 30.  The €20 Draw Winners were Bridie Kelly, Oran and Sorcha Taaffe, Timothy Murphy  ( New York), and John Carragher. The Sellers Prize was won by Mike Kane. Next week's Jackpot now stands at  €6,300. Draws take place in the Club House at 9pm on Monday nights, all are welcome and any help is greatly appreciated! Also, you can drop off sold tickets in the Letter Box at the Club House at any time or put them in the boxes at either Corrigans or Moyne Cross Stores shops. Alternatively you can purchase your Annual Subscription on line by going to the club website:  www.dromard.longford.gaa.ie

 

Sympathy: The club would like to express its sympathy to the family of the late James (Jimmy) Smith, Donabate, and formerly of Drumhaldry Hill.

 

Schools Champions: Dromard 4-6 Colehill 2-5: Pride of place this week goes to the victorious St Patrick’s National School team. On Wednesday last, in a sunny but windy Pearse Park , Dromard captured the division two school championship for the second year in a row (there will be a video of the final available in this week’s Newsletter for all those who are signed up). Dromard started at a blistering pace with Shane O Brien finding the back of the net after great work from his midfield partner Oisin O Toole. This was followed up by a Matt Duffy free as a result of great work from Ryan O Connor and Mikie Gormley. Colehill responded with a fine score from play to keep the match evenly balanced. With ten minutes gone Colehill broke through on goal but Cathal Reilly pulled off a fantastic save to keep the Dromard lads in the lead. Immediately from the kickout Daniel Conboy scored a point from play. With 17 minutes gone Alan Corcoran played a fantastic pass to Callum Mac Entire who shot low and hard past the Colehill keeper to register Dromard's second goal of the evening. Colehill tried hard  to get the ball up the field to their dangerous full forward line but excellent defending from Jason Grimes and James Brady made this an impossible feat.On 21 minutes Matt Duffy scored a goal directly from a free which was followed up by a Daniel Conboy point.The last score of the half was a well taken free from Colehill's lively centre forward. The half time score read Dromard 4-2 Colehill 0-2. Playing against a stiff breeze in the second half the Dromard lads dug deep.Within seconds Shane O brien had registered the first score of the second half following great persistence and tackling from Dromard's Centre back Fionn Hourican. Playing with a strong wind Colehill began to kick the ball long into their full forward line but Eoin Garvey and Stephen Donohoe defended gallantly on many occasions.Colehill registered two goals in quick succession but Dromard responded with a score of their own with Daniel Conboy once again raising the white flag.Colehill registered three points in a row to ensure the game would be tight entering the last ten minutes.Dromard's next score came from the boot of Callum MacEntire following great running and awareness from Joshua Gray to create the space in front of goal. The last score of the evening came from Matt Duffy after fantastic work firstly from Thomas Maguire to win the ball and then Christopher Grimes to win the 45 which resulted in the score. Congratulations to all the children involved on a fantastic achievement.Ollie Duffy collected the cup on behalf of the Dromard team. Thanks go to all the parents and supporters throughout the year for all their dedication and hard work. Thanks to Ms.Mary Farrell and Mr. Padraig Dennigan and all the staff members at the school, to Barry Kiernan for his sponsorship of socks and shorts and to the Dromard club and Moyne Cross stores for their sponsorship of refreshments after the game. The Dromard team lined was as follows: Cathal Reilly, Eoin Garvey, Ollie Duffy, Stephen Donohoe, Jason Grimes, Fionn Hourican, James Brady, Shane O Brien, Oisin O Toole, Ryan O Connor, Matt Duffy, Callum Mac Entire, Alan Corcoran, Mikie Gormley, Daniel Conboy, Christopher Grimes, Thomas Maguire, Joshua Gray. A special mention to Gavin Reilly and James Clarke who were unable to tog out on the evening but were integral members of the panel throughout the year

 

Reserve League 1: (Note: video of last week’s senior game will be included within this week’s members’ Newsletter). After their excellent 3-19 to 3-6 win over St Mary’s Granard on Bank Holiday Monday, Dromard took on Abbeylara on Saturday last in Pairc na nGael. In a keenly contested game, Dromard lost out narrowly on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-16. This was a very encouraging and workmanlike performance by the team who created some excellent scoring chances over the course of the match. Despite this result, Dromard are still in contention for semi-final spot in this competition with one game remaining. The team lined out as follows: Gavin McNerney, James Conefrey, Pauric Martin, Conor Duffy, Niall Vance, John Sheridan, Enda Kiernan, James Mimnagh, Peter Reynolds, Jimmy Kiernan, Noel Reynolds, Michael Reilly, Sean McNerney, Peter McEntire, Enda Macken. Sub: Brendan McLoughlin. 

 

Under 16: Our u16 amalgamation (St. Francis/St. Vincents) had two very impressive victories over the last ten days. First up last Thursday was Ballymahon in Monaduff where a terrific effort from all the players ensured that we came out on top. Final score: St. Francis/St. Vincent's 7-10 Ballymahon 3-6.
On bank holiday Monday we travelled to Kenagh in our last game of Div 2 league. Following a solid first half performance, second half goals from Joseph Hagan, Cian Cassidy, Martin McStay, Ryan Crowe and Dylan McCormack ensured that we finished the league on a high. Final score: St. Francis/St. Vincent's 5-21 Kenagh 3-3. Team on duty: M. Courtney (St. Vincents), E. Howe (St. Vincents), D. Toole (St. Francis), M. McKenna (St. Vincents), B. O'Connor (St. Vincents), K. McNerney (St. Francis), D. McCormack (St. Francis), J. McGreevy (St. Vincents), J. Hagan (St. Francis), L. McEntire (St. Francis), R. Crowe (St. Vincents), C. Cassidy (St. Vincents), M. McStay (St. Francis). Subs used: B. McCann, J. Murtagh, R. Bleakley, T. Bouvin, S. Hagan, N. Grey, C. Murphy.

 

Fixtures & Events: Tue 12th: U14 v Clonguish, PNaGeal, 7:30pm. Co Board Meeting 8pm. Wed 13th: U8 v Mostrim, away, 7pm. Thu 14th: 3rd/4th Class Blitz, PNaGeal. U13 v Slashers, Emmet Pk, 7pm. U14/15/16 Co. Dev Squads. Ladies U14 C-Ship v Killoe, away, 7pm. Fri 15th: U14 v Colmcille, PNaGeal, 7:30pm. Last Day for buying Ladies Race Card Lines. Sat 16th: LD v Offaly, Tullamore, 7pm. Co U14/15/16 Blitz. Sun 17th: U18 v Granard, PNaGeal, 12pm. Mon 18th: Club Meeting 9pm. Tue 19th: 3rd/4th Class Blitz, in Granard?? U14 v Mostrim, away,7:30pm. Wed 20th: LD Juniors v Kildare, U10 v St Vincents, PNaGeal, 7pm. 3rd/4th Class Blitz in Slashers. Thu 21st: U13. 3rd/4th Class Blitz in Slashers. Fri 22nd: U18 v Granard, PNaGeal,7:30pm. Sat 23rd. U10 Ladies Blitz in Mullinaughta. Sat June 6th. U10 Ladies Blitz hosted by Dromard.

 

Leinster Championship: Best of luck to Diarmuid Masterson, Ronan McEntire, Francis McGee, Ross McNerney and the Longford senior footballers on Saturday in Tullamore (7pm). Good luck also to the Longford minor team who take on Carlow in the quarter final of the Leinster Championship in Pearse Park on Friday evening (7.30pm).

 

Bus to Tullamore: The club is considering running a bus to the Longford v Offaly Leinster Championship match this Saturday. This will depend on what the interest level is like. Please either email Secretary.dromard.longford@gaa.ie or call Thomas on 087 4134636 before 3:15pm this Thursday if you are interested in availing of this service. Supporters from neighbouring parishes are welcome and an additional pick-up point may be arranged.

 

Club Meeting: There will be a club Meeting on Monday the 18th at 9pm. All executive and Lotto Townland Reps pleas attend.

 

Race Night: Dromard Ladies are looking for sponsorship on behalf of the Ladies County Board for the race night taking place on May 23rd 2015.  It is compulsory for our ladies club to sell three of these cards.  Race cards will be circulated in the coming weeks.  For as little as €5 you can contribute or alternatively the full race could be sponsored for €50.  Anyone who sponsors a race will receive an advertisement for their business on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Peggy Kiernan 087 6996732.

  

Fitness Classes: The following classes, run by Abi Hagan, will take place in the Clubhouse. Monday: 7pm – 45 minute Spin Only. 8pm - 1hr Summer Surprise. Wednesday: 7pm – 30 minute Bodyweight HIIT. 7.30pm – 30 minute Kettlebell Tone. Thursday: 7pm - 1hr Spin & Kettlebell Combo.

8pm – 45 minute Spin Only. Please contact Abi Hagan 086 6632968.

 

Annual Lotto: Over the coming weeks all members will be asked to renew their annual membership. This contribution by all of you is vital to meeting the operating costs of the club. Over the course of the year these costs total in excess of 50k. As an example of one of the packages, the €100 for Non-Players package gives you the following: 52 weekly lotto jackpot entries per year, access to the clubs Newsletter which includes match videos, photos, articles, match reports, etc, entry into draw for All Ireland Tickets, Automatic Club Membership, receive a membership card, voting rights at the AGM, Dromard GAA Supporters Car sticker, and the opportunity to support your community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated by all from 5 to 55 years of age who benefit from the range of activities and teams within the club. Direct Debit Forms will also be available for those who wish to sign up annually.  For those living away from home or who wish to purchase using a credit or debit card, please go to the club website: www.dromard.longford.gaa.ie . Please contact Michael Reilly 086 2202275.

 

Newsletter: If you are originally from the parish, or you know someone who is, that would enjoy receiving the Club Newsletter, please phone 0866041980 or drop an email to DromardGAANewsletter@gmail.com with the name and email address of the person who would benefit by receiving it. This can be especially useful for those living away from home. Also, if you would like to submit and article, photo, or any item, please use the same email, address.

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