Club Notes for Friday 23rd January 2015

posted 23 Jan 2015, 09:26 by Eamonn Kiernan   [ updated 23 Jan 2015, 09:26 by Vanness Vassallo ]
AGM: Our Senior Club AGM is scheduled to take place in the clubhouse on Saturday evening 31st January 2015 after 8pm Mass in Moyne


Fr. Phil McGee 40th Anniversary Mass: A special Anniversary Mass will take place this Saturday the 24th of January at 12 noon in St. Colmcille’s Church.  Bishop Colm O’Reilly will be the chief celebrant and many of  Fr. McGee’s former religious, education and sporting associates are expected to attend including members of the 1966 Longford NFL and 1968 Leinster Championship sides. All welcome. Grasta o dhia ar anamnacha na marbh.


U16/U18: Training starts this Wednesday evening in the Club House for U16/U18, anyone over 12 can take part. Contact 087 2482055


Community Games Win: Congratulations to the Dromard U12 and U14 draughts teams who both won Community Games County titles.  Well done to all who took part and a special thanks to all who helped out.


Hastings Cup 21: Hard luck to Longford and our rep Ross McNerney who lost out to Tipperary in Thurles by 3 points on Saturday last, after making a great comeback from a 9 point deficit at half time. Longford are currently second in their group.


Seminars: Leinster GAA are running five “Total Playing Performance “ seminars . The next seminar which deals with Technical Proficiency is on Saturday January the 24th at Maynooth University and is given by Ed Coughlan who worked with the Mayo players. Check the Longford GAA website for details.


20/20 vision for Longford: Best of luck to the county Board on this development plan which is spear-headed by Development Officer Damien Sheridan with the assistance of many others including experienced former county players and coaches such as Frank McNamee and Gareth Johnson. Under the elite programme, the best emerging talent will work year round to improve all aspects of their game and preparation, independent of the other teams that they will committed to. At schools level the teacher training programme has already been rolled out with a number already upskilled to take on greater coaching responsibility. The initiative which received good coverage in the Irish Independent on Monday last is fully detailed on the Longford GAA website.


Referees Foundation Course:  The county board are organising a Referees Foundation Course in the next few weeks. Anyone interested please call or text club secretary Dermot on 086 6041980 ASAP.


Sympathy:  The club would like to express sympathy to the Reynolds family, Garvey, and the extended Keogh Family, on the death of Michael Keogh, Cartron, Drumlish. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.


Sympathy:  The club would like to express sympathy to the extended McKeon family Smear lane, Aughnacliffe on the death of Ita McKeon, beloved wife of the late Seamus McKeon. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.


Lotto: Results for Monday 12th January 2015. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 26 & 29. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Dominic Tierney, The Latin School Players, Elaine Sheridan (Aughaga) and David Taaffe. All lotto results can be verified by logging on to our club website