Club Notes for Friday 19th February 2016

posted 23 Feb 2016, 13:56 by Eamonn Kiernan

Sympathy: The club would like to express its sympathy to Eimear Morris, Arva, on the sad and untimely passing of her husband Peadar Morris, and to their children Sarah, Peter, and James Morris, and the extended Morris and Gormley families.

Aaron Hagan Memorial Hunt: Thank you to everyone who turned out in great numbers on Sunday 31 of January for The 7th Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt / Walk-Run and Auction.  Pat Faughnan and the marshals, Dromard GAA Clubrooms, Michael O'Reilly, Thomas Donohoe, John Toole, Peter Masterson for amplification and his expertise, Longford Harriers, Leitrim Harriers, all who participated in the Walk/Run,  Loretto McGarry, Oasis Design, Newtownforbes, Eilish McLoughlin and Dial a Chef, Anna Corrigan, Cake Art, Photographers Ian Heslin and Larry Corcoran, and the wonderful people of Dromard and surrounding areas and not to forget our loyal Farmers who have  allowed the hunt through their lands for the past 7 years.  Pictures and video will be available in the Monthly Club Lotto Newsletter.  This year to date €5,000 has been raised for Longford Meals on Wheels and Tubberpatrick Cemetery upkeep, with sincere thanks from Mick, Bernie and Abi Hagan.


GAA National Club Draw: A big thank you to all those who sold and purchased the €10 National Club Draw tickets over the past few weeks. The G.A.A. National Club Draw will take place on Friday, March 11th 2016, good luck to all.


Brave Giant: A big thank everyone that attended the Brave Giant gig in the Breffni Arms on Saturday night, especially senior players who showed out in great numbers to support Ross McNerney and his band. The night was a great success and the band played to a full house with particularly large turn outs from their native areas of Dromard, Ballinamuck and Drumlish. The band were excellent on the night, pictures will be posted in the club Lotto Newsletter. The five piece indie/folk/pop band consisting of Mark Prunty, Podge Gill, Ross McNerney, Emmett Collum and David Kilbride. There is huge interest building already within the music industry in Ireland and abroad, and they have recently played to sold out gigs in The Backstage Theatre, Played in The Workmans Club and Packed out Whelan's, and appeared on Today FM on a number of occasions. The band has recently finished work on their debut EP which is currently set for release. We would like to wish them huge success and thank you for a fabulous night.


Fixtures & Events: Tue 16/2: Weekly Newsletter. Irish Dancing class with Cladagh Dancing School at 6:15pm. Fitness Class Kettle-bells, 7:30pm. Senior & Minor  Ladies & Mammys training Astro Turf 9pm to 10pm. Wed 17/2: Plates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm.  Thur 18/2: Spinning 7:30pm. Sat 20/3: Senior & Minor Ladies & Mammy’s training Astro Turf 6pm to 7pm. 21/2: Walk, run, or cycle for all levels, 9:30am. Mon 22/2: Spin Classes, 7:30pm. Weekly Lotto Draw 8:45pm. Monthly Senior Club Meeting 9pm.


Monthly Senior Club Meeting 22nd: Monthly meeting next Monday night, the 22nd February, at 9pm.


First Senior Reserve 1 Game 5th March: Players interested in playing Senior Reserve League 1, take note, the first game is just 2 weeks away, on Saturday the 5th of March, so it’s important to get out and get something done before then, there will be a note on joint training for all adult teams next week and by text.


Dromard GAA Strictly Come Dancing, May 1st: Our big fundraising event for the year- Dromard GAA Strictly Come Dancing. Hope to see you all there for what promises to be a great night out. Dancers will be kept under wraps for another few weeks! Tickets will be on sale later. Put the date in your diary, 1st of May.

Fitness: Spin Classes have commenced on Monday and Thursday nights, at 7:30pm for all fitness levels. Contact Phillip Brady on 086 2316335 if you have any questions, otherwise, just show up on the nights listed below.

 Dromard/Drumlish Community Employment Scheme (formerly FAS): Environmental Positions available between now and March 2016. Job Reference No ES-998338. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for these vacancies. Job Reference Number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. Please contact Teresa McNerney 0861026252 or Thomas Gill 0868487548 for further information, CV’s to: Teresa McNerney, Dromard Development Association Ltd, Legga, Moyne, Co Longford Email:

Lotto results: The numbers drawn for 8th February 2016 were: 3, 10, 12, 30. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were: George Conboy, James Madine, Brian McEntee and Vincent Doyle (Ballinamuck). The sellers’ prize was won by Eddie Hawkins. Next week’s jackpot stands at €10,300. To be in with a chance to win this great prize, please 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. 

St Francis Dromard Minor Club Notes


Our U16’s:  St Francis/St Vincents v Western Gaels game on Saturday last 13th February was postponed due to pitch conditions.  Next game is this Saturday coming the 20th, v Mullingar Shamrocks at 2:30pm in Springfield, Westmeath, however, please check texts for final confirmations and also with regard to training. For more details contact team manager, Sean on 0868312728 or Minor Secretary, Peter on 0863194762


Coaches: Anyone interested in underage coaching please contact Gavin on 087 9311430, John 086 3025279, or Paul 0872482055. Coach training will be provided.


Registration: A very successful registration was held on Sunday morning last. For the parents who didn’t make it on the day, please note that another date will be arranged. It is very important that all parents ensure that their children are properly registered and signed up before playing for the club. The following pricing structure will apply for the coming year: €15 per child, €40 for a family. Please contact Gavin on 087 9311430 or the Minor Secretary, Peter on 0863194762.

Dromard Ladies Notes

Training: This continues for Senior and Minor Panels plus Mammys and non players who just wish to keep fit.However there is a change to the schedule from this week please note.Tuesdays will stay the same 9pm to 10 pm,but due to a lack of space on Fridays we are moving to Saturday evenings from 6pm to 7pm.The good news for those who prefer outdoor work to the gym is that we will be outside on the astroturf,and if you are well behaved we might even let you kick some footballs !!!

In answer to all the girls who keep asking when does our training start, our underage panels from 8yrs old to 16yrs old will be starting on Sat 27th Feb. We are not sure what time yet so keep looking in the notes and we will text you all as well. New members are always welcome,so just ask your classmates for details, or if you are only turning 8yrs old this year and wish to join us we will be pleased to see you and guarantee you a fun filled year both on and off the pitch.Ring Chairperson Bernard 0873540795,Training Officer Mary 0868158899 or Underage Co-ordinator Laura 0864068323 if you have any questions at all and let’s get as many girls as possible involved in Dromard Ladies.

County Teams: Well done to our own Mairead Reynolds and her colleagues on their 25 point victory up in Derry last weekend.This surely made up for the narrow defeat the week before in Louth. Next up for this Senior Panel is a home game v Wicklow on Sat 27th,so lets get behind themand show our support.

Before that, however the Minor Panel are home to Kilkenny including Cait Murphy and Rachel O'Reilly,and the U/14 Panel have their first outing of the year at home to Offaly. Both matches are down for decision this Sat 20th Feb so please support our Seniors of tomorrow. At present Dromard have no girls on the U/14 panel, although we know that some of you are well able for it.It is never too late, so if you feel you wish to commit to your County for the season ask any of the club officers and they will put you in touch with the right people.It would be nice to see Dromard represented on every County Panel and so it's over to you girls.

Coppers for Cailini: The collection boxes for this on-going fundraiser are still placed in Corrigan's Stores and Moyne Stores, so if you wish to get rid of your 1c and 2c coins before they are withdrawn we will be happy to take them from you. At this moment in time the total is heading towards the 3 figure mark (2 new footballs) and we thank all our friends, neighbours and supporters for their generosity in helping our club once again.