Sympathy: Dromard GAA would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of the late Michael Lennon, Fardromin, Ballinamuck who passed away last week.
National League: Congratulations to Diarmuid Masterson, Francis and Paul McGee and the Longford senior footballers on their great comeback win over Limerick in round 2 of the league played on Sunday. Francis and Diarmuid both played from the start with Francis scoring two points from play and Diarmuid again very solid in the full-back line. After playing seven consecutive games since the first week in January, Longford now have a well-deserved break and can look forward to the visit of Kildare to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday 28th February.
Save the Date for Strictly: Sunday 1st of May: Dromard GAA Club is running a Strictly Come Dancing event in the Slieve Russell Hotel. Please check club notes and the newsletter for more details in the coming weeks.
Clash of the Townlands Quiz: The Quiz last Friday night in the Breffni Arms was a very good success and was a very enjoyable night for the large crowd that attended. The club would like to thank all those who attended and who supported the club in any way on the night including all who couldn’t attend but sent donations, all who donated prizes for the Raffle, to Peter Mimnagh Snr, PJ Berry for organising the event, to Gerry Donohoe for acting Quiz Master, compere Peter Masterson (Snr), to the Breffni Arms for the use of the facilities and for providing food on the night, score keeper Paul Hourican and sever others who helped on the night. Photos of the night will appear in the monthly club lotto newsletter.
Fitness: Spin Classes are now commencing beginning the first week in February, 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.
Senior Scór: The County Senior Scór Finals will now take place on Friday night, 12th of February 2016 at 8pm in the Community Hall in Ardagh village. Preparations in Dromard are ongoing, and we hope to have an entry in several sections, anyone interested in taking part please contact Paul on 087 3364408.
Brave Giant in Breffni Arms, February 13th: Please support Ross McNerney and his fellow band mates in "Brave Giant" who will be playing in the Breffni Arms on Sunday 13th February, doors open at 10pm. Proceeds on the night go to the Dromard Player Welfare Fund, so a big turnout from the parish would be greatly appreciated.
Senior Citizens Party: The senior citizens party in the Breffni Arms was a huge success with a very large turnout last Sunday. The food provided by the Breffni Arms was top class, and many local performers from the audience performed on the day. A big than you to all in the Community Games Group who organised this event.
Fixtures & Events: Tue 9/2: Weekly Newsletter. Fitness Class Kettlebells, 7:30pm. Wed 10/2: Pilates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm. Thur 11/2: Spinning 7:30pm. Fri 12/2: County Senior Scór Finals, Ardagh, 8pm. 13/3: Brave Giant, Breffni Arms, 10pm. Sun 14/2: Walk, run, or cycle for all levels, 9:30am. Mon 15/2: Spin Classes, 7:30pm. Weekly Lotto Draw 8:45pm.
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: email@example.com
Lotto results: The numbers drawn for 1st February 2016 were: 9, 16, 28, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 euro draw winners were: Michael Ellis, Cian McEvoy, Mary Jo Gray and Tom Corr. The sellers’ prize was won by Gerry Mimnagh. Next week's jackpot now stands at €10,200. 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
AGM: A huge thank you to all those who attended our AGM on Sunday 10th January. The election of officers was as follows: Chairman - Gavin McNerney, Asst. Chairman - Gus McEntire, Secretary - Peter Cosgrove, Treasurer - Monica O' Toole, PRO - Enda Kiernan, Irish Language & Cultural Officer - James Grimes, Childrens Officer - Susan Murphy. The committee would like to place on record their thanks to members of the outgoing executive, in particular outgoing chairman Peggy Kiernan and outgoing secretary Jacinta Brady, for all their hard work over the past number of years.
Coaches: Firstly, the club would like to thank all of the coaches who worked so hard over the course of last season. The club enjoyed a very successful season and now look forward to what this year brings. With that in mind, the club are currently seeking coaches to work with a number of our underage teams. If you are interested please contact Gavin on 087 9311430, John 086 3025279, or Paul 0872482055. No experience is necessary as training will be provided.
Registration: Please note that registration for all players from u6 - u18 will take place in the clubhouse after mass in Legga church on Sunday the 14th February. It is very important that all potential players attend, along with at least one parent/guardian as all players MUST be registered before playing for the club. Registration will be preceded by a short talk regarding child protection/welfare issues. The following pricing structure will apply for the coming year: €15 per child, €40 for a family.
Dromard Ladies Notes
TRAINING: Continues this week at the usual times of 8pm Fri and 9pm Tues for Senior and Minor Panels. Its nice to see a few non-players and Mammys taking the opportunity to get some serious fitness training under their belts. We hope you especially enjoy these sessions and who knows may be bitten or rebitten by the bug that is football. If you are, we are always looking for new players to swell our panels. If you consider yourself too old to play we can always use you to help with the underage coaching or even the general running of the club. Talk to anyone on the night and they will point you in the right direction but more importantly just enjoy what's on offer.
COUNTY PANELS: Hard luck to our County Senior Panel and our own Mairead Reynolds for their narrow defeat to Louth on Sun last and our Minor Panel who included our own Cait Murphy who came back defeated from Carlow. Never mind Ladies,better luck next time out.
BIRTHDAY GIRLS: Best wishes to Karen McLoughlin who turns 14 this week and also our joint club captain Mairead Reynolds who celebrates her birthday also this week.We wish you both best wishes Ladies
QUIZ NIGHT: Well done to all the girls and their parents who came to the Breffni Arms Hotel Friday last to support the quiz night fundraiser run by the Senior Club.Your attendance was noted and appreciated by the Lads so thanks again for supporting them on the night.They were well pleased by the huge turnout from our local community.