Club Notes for Friday 11th October 2013

posted 16 Oct 2013, 09:26 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Oct 2013, 09:26 by Vanness Vassallo ]

On Sunday last our senior team and supporters made the trip to Pearse Park where Dromard contested the county senior final against Longford Slashers.  In front of a good sized attendance, the early afternoon rain gave way to breezy but fair weather conditions at throw in time.  When the formalities were over the ball was in and the game was on.  Having won the toss and electing to play with the breeze the town side drew first blood with a converted free and  followed by a goal.   A brace of well taken points from Ronan Mc Entire and Cian Mimnagh reduced the margin.  It was at his stage we received the setback of Peter Masterson having to retire from the game injured.  A Slashers free extended the gap but a successful free from James Martin after a foul on Ross Mc Nerney brought back the gap to 2pts.  Our opponents then landed 3 points in a row to leave the half time score of Dromard 0-3 Longford Slashers 1-5.  The second started with a Francis Mc Gee fisted point coming direct from the throw in.  A Slashers pointed free was quickly canceled out by a Francis Mc Gee free following a foul on himself.  Points were exchanged again with this time Cian Mimnagh the Dromard scorer from play.  Francis Mc Gee landed points (play and free) but again the Slashers response was to land 2 pts to maintain their 4 pt margin.  Dromard then struck with a terrific Declan Mimnagh goal.  This set up a grandstand finished with a few minutes left to play and only a point separating the teams.  We had a couple of close shaves to get the equaliser but a Slashers free proved to be the last score of the game.  Final score was Dromard 1-9 Longford Slashers 1-11.  Team and scorers.  Damien Sheridan, Paul Mc Gee, Peter Masterson, David Pettit, Kevin Donohoe, John Sheridan, Padraig Mc Nerney, Noel Reynolds, Bernard Sheridan, Emmet Masterson, Ronan Mc Entire (0-1), James Martin (0-2) frees, Ross Mc Nerney, Francis Mc Gee (0-4) 2 frees, Cian Mimnagh (0-2).  Subs used.  Peter Reynolds, Declan Mimnagh (1-0), Gary Maguire and James Mimnagh.  Other subs on the day were Cathal Conefrey, Micheal Reilly, Gavin Mc Nerney, Donie Conefrey, Enda Kiernan, Kieran Mc Stay, Niall Mc Manus, Conal Murphy, Kevin Kane and Paul Mc Entire.  Referee: Fergal Kelly. Great credit goes to our players who put in an outstanding effort for the 60 minutes to regain the much coveted prize.  They have given the team and club a massive commitment during the year and while success evaded us on Sunday they can be very proud of what they have achieved this season. A big thanks goes to Ciaran Fox and his management team who left no stone unturned in their preparations. We would like to acknowledge our loyal band of supporters for their great support throughout the campaign and of course local business and individuals for their financial contributions to the players fund in the lead up to the final. We thank Longford Slashers for a good competitive sporting game and we wish Denis Connerton and his management team and players the best of luck in their Leinster campaign. Our under 21 championship campaign starts this weekend when we play Kenagh/Moydow in the first round on Sunday next at 2pm in Pairc na Gael. Congatulations to Young Grattans and Ardagh on claiming the junior and  intermediate championship titles respectively. Hard luck to our neighbours Arva who were tipped at the post in the Cavan Junior final on Sunday. Sincere sympathies to the Corcoran Family Corrick on the passing of JP. Lotto results for Monday 23rd September 2013. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 16 and 29. There was no jackpot winner this week. The winners of the draw were Patrick Matthews, Francis Smith, Nuala McLoughlin, Brian Gormley, The seller's prize was won by Danny O'Toole. Lotto results for Monday 30th September 2013. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 21 and 25. The winners of the draw were Linda Martin, May Quinn, Padraig Farrell and Jamsie Maguire. The seller's prize was won by Nuala McLoughlin.

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