Club Notes for Friday 20th November 2015

posted 16 Nov 2015, 05:56 by Eamonn Kiernan

Sympathies: The club would like to express its sympathy to the extended family of Patrick (Paddy) McKeon, Molly,AughnacliffeOur condolences to the family of Eleanor Reynolds, née Bohan, Longford Road, Drumlish and formerly of TreanmoreMohill. Our sympathy also to the extended family of Maureen Heslin (nee O'Rourke), CattanMohill.


Underage Success: Pride of place this week goes to St. Patrick’s N.S. Dromard who emerged victorious in their mixed league final against neighbourColmcille on Saturdaylast after an exciting battle in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park(Saturday 14th November at 1:15 pm). Conditions were very poor from the start with heavy rain and wind, but Dromardraced into a 3 point lead only to be pegged back by a goal towards the end of the first half. This left the teams level at half time. In the second half, Dromard again started stronglyand played intelligent football. Dromard were 3 points ahead towards the end of the second half when Colmcille scored an unstoppable goal from a free kick 20 yards out leaving the teams level 0-8 to 2-2 at full time. Heading into extra timeColmcille, had the momentum but the boys and girls ofDromard refused to be beaten and got the crucial winning score through Oisín O’ Toole who went on to lift the cup on behalf of the team. It was the work rate and determination of the children from Dromard that won the game in the end. Congratulations to all the players, management and parentsinvolved on this great achievement. The final and celebrations afterwards were videoed and the video has been sent out to subscribers to our Annual Lotto. The Dromard panel for this game was as follows: Alan CorcoranOrlaith McGauran,James BradyThomas MaguireRory O’ TooleAvrilCosgroveNicole ConboyOisín O’ TooleMatt Duffy,Niamh O’ BrienÓrfhlaith MulliganRyan O’ Connor,Christopher GrimesRonan CorcoranCallum MacEntire,Gavin ReillyCathy ConefreyBrianna MurphyJames GarveyLiam CarragherOdhrán GrayShane O’ Hara.

First Aid Training: Longford GAA are offering 3 first aid courses between now and Christmas - these dates can be taken as a Club on its own or on a regional basis shared between a number of Clubs. The course will cover the following: CPR training, defibrillator training, concussion awareness/protocols, resuscitation as well as basic first aid. The first date is Saturday November 11th - if this date is not filled up the other 2 dates will not be offered. The course can cater for a maximum of 12 people, the course will run from 10am to 4:30pm - Venue TBC. The cost is €30 per person (paid in advance) this includes lunch. To bool a place on the course please contact Damien Sheridan

at or 087 912 6556.


International Rules: Congratulations to Longford and Killoeplayer Michael Quinn on his selection for the Irish panel to take on Australia in the upcoming International Rules test atCroke Park. The GAA ticket office is now offering a GAA Group Pass to all Clubs and Schools for the International Rules test in Croke Park on 21st November. The details are as follows: €3 per juvenile (16 or under), 1 adult free for every 10 juveniles, additional adults at €25. Seats in Cusack/DavinStand in Croke Park. Payment in advance is required and the offer is strictly limited to 1 application per Club or School. Please contact the club secretary or any member of the club executive if interested.


Ladies Club Presentation Night: Please support our Ladies Club who are having their Presentation night this Friday in the Latin School at 7:30pm. Medals, trophies and certificates will be presented and their sponsors will be acknowledging on the night, they will also launch their “Fabulous Fuel Draw”. With four fabulous prizes on offer; 500 litres of home heating oil , €250 of quality turf, 40 bundles of briquettes and 10 bags of coal, tickets are a modest €2 each or a book of three for 5 and are available through Ladies Club Members or Corrigan’s Garage, Moyne Stores and Gortermone Stores.  Hot and Cold Refreshments will be served.


Congratulations: Congratulation to our neighbours Colmcilleon winning the U21 Championship on Sunday last. Best wishes to Killoe in the Leinster Club Championship Semi-Final this Sunday v Portlaoise in Portlaoise at 2pm.Congratulations also to St Bridget’s, Killashee who play in theLeinster Junior Club Championship Semi Final this Sunday at 11:30am in Pearse Park. Well done also to PadraicDavis and Mohill on winning the Leitrim Senior Championship and League double, and to all other local clubs involved in the provincial club championships.


Enda Williams County Retirement: Best wishes to EndaWilliams on his retirement from Intercounty Football. TheClonguish man, whose late father Tommy (R.I.P) hailed from neighbouring Aughavas, has many close friends in DromardGAA.  Enda, who is now in the USA, has been a member of the county Senior Panel for 11 years, captained Longford toLeinster minor glory in 2002, and has been one of the most influential players on the very successfully Clonguish Senior team, who have been Dromard’s sporting adversaries on many occasions! Good luck Enda in your future endeavours.


Give blood: Blood donor clinic open on Tuesday 17th November, Wednesday 18th November, 2015 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Gowna. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.


5k and 10k Run: Moydow Harpers are holding a 5k and 10k Run on Sunday 29th November. Registration from 9.30. Run starts at 11am from Moydow Harpers GAA Pitch.


Lotto draw: The numbers drawn for Monday the 9th November were: 7, 8, 18, 25. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 prizes went to Peter Reilly, Mary Jo Gray, Bernard Sheridan, Kieran McStay and the sellers prize was CorrigansGala Store. The Jackpot is €9,000, so please get your tickets at Moyne Stores, Corrigans Gala Store or the Clubhouse.