Club Notes for Friday 21st August 2015

posted 19 Aug 2015, 08:52 by Eamonn Kiernan

Sympathies: The Club would like to extend its condolences to the Smyth and Dennehy families on the passing of Maureen Smyth, Abbeylara. The Club sends its sympathy to the extended family of Eamon Kiernan, Lisnamuck, Longford. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-ainmneacha dílis.

Division 1 League: The senior team recorded a 4-13 to 0-12 win over Mostrim at Devine Park on Friday evening last.

Championship Action: This coming weekend sees both our junior and senior panels involved in key knock-out championship games. In the senior championship, Dromard take on Longford Slashers this Saturday evening (22nd August) in Pearse Park at 7:15pm. With the teams having met on numerous occasions in the latter stages of the championship in recent years, this promises to be another closely contested encounter. Good luck to the panel and management. Our junior panel are also in quarter final action this weekend with a home game against neighbours Fr Manning Gaels on Sunday (23rd August). Please see fixtures for details. We encourage all Dromard supporters to come to Pearse Park and Pairc na nGael for these crucial fixtures this weekend.

Junior Championship: Dromard 4-14 Rathcline 1-5. Our junior team progressed to the quarter final of the championship when they overcame Rathcline at Pairc na nGael on Sunday last. In a game played in ideal weather conditions, Dromard got off to the perfect start with an excellent Peter Mimnagh point from play, followed in the next attack by a goal from Fergal Berry. At halftime, Dromard led by 1-7 to 3 points and could have been further ahead but for some wayward passing. Dromard started the second half in determined fashion with Noel Reynolds and Neill Cosgrove winning some good possession at midfield. Conor Duffy scored Dromard’s second goal in the 7th minute of the half and some fine point-taking by Bryan McCormack saw Dromard extend their lead. Two goals late in the game from Peadar Kiernan and Peter Mimnagh sealed the win and a place in the last eight of the competition. The Dromard lineout versus Rathcline was as follows: Oisin Hourican, Ronan Smith, Cathal Conefrey, Conor Duffy, Brendan McLoughlin, Martin McGee, Alan McLoughlin, Noel Reynolds, Neill Cosgrove, Fergal Berry, Peadar Kiernan, Sean McNerney, Bryan McCormack, Peter Mimnagh, John McNaboe. Subs: Jimmy Kiernan, Peter Cosgrove, Niall McManus, Thomas Conefrey, Killian Hourican.

Lotto draw for 10th August: The numbers drawn were: 7, 16, 26, 30. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were: Margaret Martin (Cloonback), James Martin, John Mulligan and Conor & Clodagh Horan. The seller’s prize was won by Geraldine Bleakley. Next week's jackpot stands at €7,700.

Eircom GAA Offer: Eircom is offering GAA club members an exclusive offer on unlimited superfast fibre broadband bundles for only €20 per month, for the first six months. These bundles represent a saving of up to 76% in the first six months or €390 over the full term of the contract according to eircom. For details visit the website

GAA Lotto Win: Congratulations to Sean Donnelly on winning the €9,200 Arva GFC Lotto Jackpot last week. The lucky numbers were 05-14-17-29. Don't forget that you can subscribe to Dromard GAA’s weekly lotto on an annual basis by contacting any player or officer or by visiting the Dromard GAA website.

Dromard Facebook Page Notifications: Supporters are encouraged to sign up for notifications on the Dromard GAA page. Please see online instructions on how to receive alerts for new postings.