Club Notes for Friday 13th June 2014

posted 22 Jan 2015, 09:48 by Eamonn Kiernan   [ updated 22 Jan 2015, 09:48 by Vanness Vassallo ]

Senior Reserve League 1:  Dromard 0-11 v Killoe 1-09, at Emmet Park, 8:30pm, on Friday 6th June.  Dromard had a great finish to the Reserve League 1 Semi-Final and virtually camped in Killoe’s half of the field for the final 20 minutes. However, we unfortunately failed to turn that volume of possession into scores and paid the ultimate price when a late point from Killoe’s Ronal McGoldrick deep into injury time saw them through to the final. Ultimately, a below par team performance in the first half, along with a couple of players who just didn’t perform on the day, the lack of depth in the number of players training for this particular panel, and the absence through injury of starting players Alan McLoughlin, Martin McGee and the impressive centre back Padraig McNerney is what cost us on the day. Driven forward by the ever inspiring Noel Reynolds, Dromard gave a great second half performance and bar a couple of exceptions the entire team were winning their battles with a tremendous show of great spirit and eagerness in that half. With more composure in front of the posts the day would have been ours. Validating that, there was nothing between the sides. We had drawn with Killoe a week earlier at the same venue in the last round of the reserve league and had the same number of points and points difference on the league table.  It has been a very good campaign for the club; we are joint second on the league table after seven games, with many notable and hard fought wins along the way. There have been great team and individual performances, a lot has been learned and it has given several Senior Reserve players the opportunity to show themselves to the senior management team along the way. We now need the remainder of this panel to commit to regular training attendance so that we are in a better position to challenge for the upcoming Senior B Championship which starts shortly. Thanks to team manager Kevin Hourican for his work during the year and to Ciaran and Enda Macken for their assistance with this team. This was an effective, fit, and a well organised Killoe team, worthy of their win, their high paced start to the game and excellent defending ultimately paid off for them. Best of luck to Killoe in the final and congratulations to their club on reaching it. Thanks to Ballymahon’s Michael Farrell and his team for officiating. Team: Sean McNerney, Enda Kiernan, James Mimnagh, Peter Reynolds, Michael Reilly, Niall Vance, Kieran McStay, Noel Reynolds, John Sheridan, Gavin McNerney, Diarmuid Masterson, Padraig Martin, Emmet Masterson, Enda Macken and Gary Maguire.  

Div 3:  Our Division 3 team is back in action this weekend in a very important match v Forgney which will determine if we will qualify for the semi-finals of this competition, check text for details.

Annual Lotto Drive: The lotto drive has been going extremely well and will be finishing up shortly, so please get in touch with any club officer or visit the Dromard website www.dromard.longford.gaa.ie  to subscribe. If no one has approached you regarding an annual subscription to our lotto, please call Michael on 086 2202275.  If you are a ticket seller please wrap up sales in your townland this week and return details and money. There are a number of players who have yet to sell their annual lotto tickets, we will be in touch with them this week. Please make every effort as this is our main fund raising event for this year and it takes significant funding to provide and maintain all of the facilities that are provided. Thank you very much to all our patrons who have supported us on this, we are deeply appreciative of your significant efforts and will be in contact with you to confirm the details that we have for your Lotto subscription’s during the coming weeks.

Drama: The Latin School Players wish to bid a fond farewell for this season of Drama to their loyal audiences who came out to support our Drama group in this year's production of Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell. A big thank you to all those who helped make our production such a great success and also a big thank you to the committee of the Latin School Community Centre for their ongoing support, it is very much appreciated.  

Cul Camps; The 2014 Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps event takes place this year in Pairc na nGael, Dromard from Monday 7th to Friday 11th July 2014. Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are a great way for children aged 6 - 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment - and maybe even help make them a GAA star of the future

Sympathy; We would like to extend our sympathy to Peter and Margaret Dillon and the extended Dillon family, Ballinamuck of the death last week of Peter Dillon Snr.

Lotto; Results for Tuesday night 3rd June 2014. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 16 & 22. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Kathleen McHugh, Donal Gray’s children, Brian Kiernan and Rosario Rabbit. The seller’s prize was won by Kevin Hourican.

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