Club Notes for Friday 24th April 2015

posted 21 Apr 2015, 10:40 by Eamonn Kiernan

Lotto:  Results for 07/04/2015: no jackpot winner.  Numbers drawn were 1, 6, 23, 30. €20 draw winners were Raymond Taafe, Rosario Rabitte, Lorna Reynolds and Margaret McEntee. Sellers prize was won by Michael Smith. Next week’s jackpot is €5,900. Results for 13/04/2015: no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 10, 20, 25, 30.  €20 draw winners were Sean Farrell (Uganda), Mike Kane, Annette Sheridan andMary McEntire. Sellers prize was won by Corrigan’s Stores. Next week’s jackpot is €6,000.


Sympathy: The club extends its sympathy to Paula and Owney Farrell, Fostra and Cavan, on the death of Paula’s mother, Bernadette Taggart, Fintona, Co. Tyrone. The club would like to express its sympathy to the McCormack family of Corlea, Drumlish, County Longford and to all in the Killoe Club on the sudden passing recently of Terry Mc Cormack, Corlea, Drumlish, County Longford.


Reserve League 1: Dromard 0-8 Colmcille 1-14. Following a good win in the previous round against Longford Slashers, Dromard took on neighbours Colmcille in their fifth game in Reserve League 1 on Sunday at Pairc NaGael.  With a number of players involved in a game the previous day and others absent through injury, Dromard struggled to match the urgency and accuracy of their opponents on this occasion. Dromard trailed by 1-07 to 0-4 points at half time, playing against the wind. The Dromard points were scored by Peter Reynolds (3 excellent long-range efforts) and Emmet Masterson. On the resumption, Dromard enjoyed some good spells of possession but were unable to manufacture the goal that was needed to bring them back into the game despite creating a couple of good chances. Dromard added to their tally with further good points by Emmet Masterson (3) and Noel Reynolds but a sharper Colmcille team ran out deserving winners. Three games remain in this competition and with an improved performance in their next outing, Dromard can still target a semi-final spot. The Dromard team lined out as follows: Gavin McNerney, Conor Duffy, James Mimnagh, Michael Reilly, Enda Kiernan, Niall Vance, Noel Reynolds, Peter McEntire, Peter Reynolds, Peadar Kiernan, Emmet Masterson, Alan McLoughlin, Martin McGee, Peter Mimnagh, Sean McNerney. Subs: Ronan Smith, Niall McManus, Donal Conefrey, James Conefrey, Thomas Conefrey, Enda Macken. 


Division 1 League: Dromard 0-8 Emmet Og Killoe 1-13: Dromard played their third game in Division 1 of the league away to Killoe on Wednesday night. After a closely contested first half with good workrate shown by the Dromard players, the team trailed by a point at half time (5 points to 4). Killoe began to win more possession after half time and added further points as Dromard struggled to add to their tally. Dromard contested strongly throughout the game but Killoe’s second-half goal proved decisive as the home team finished strongly and claimed the league points.  Team: Gavin McNerney, Peter Masterson, Diarmuid Masterson, Paul McGee, Niall Vance, John Sheridan, Enda Kiernan, Emmet Masterson, Bernard Sheridan, Pauric Martin, Francis McGee, Peter Reynolds, Declan Mimnagh, Ronan McEntire, David Petit. Subs: Kevin Donohoe, Michael Reilly, Peter McEntire.


Dromard U14: St. Francis U14 Team played their first league game on Tuesday night, in Ballymahon and well refereed by Tommy Donohoe. The Ballymahon/Forgney side were first off the mark with a well taken goal, playing with the wind. St Francis won a lot of position around midfield with excellent performances from Karl McNerney and Gareth O'Hara. The forwards kicked over a few useful scores and went in at half time leading 2-5 to 2-2. St Francis backs had got on top, with excellent performances for corner backs Fionn Hourican, Liam Donohoe and Stephen Donohoe. Conor McGarahan dominated at center half back, well assisted by Oisin O'Tool and Aaron Darcy. The ability of the forward line to kick points, would prove the difference at the end of the game, with some excellent scores from Danial Conboy, Ciaran Murphy in particular. Matt Duffy grew into the game as set up a lot of the moves, with Jason Grimes, Cian Gray and Johusa Gray working hard for the team. St Francis ran out winners on a score line of 3-8 to 4-3. St Francis ability on the ball and their ability to tackle without giving away frees was of a very high standard. A special word for Shane Grimes, who was not able to play due to illness. Speedy recovery to Aaron Farrell who got injured and will be out for a few weeks. A special word of thanks to the parents who travelled and to Teresa Duffy for providing some snacks for the boys after the games. Much appreciated by everyone.


Fixtures & Events: Tue 21st: U14 v N-Gaels, home, 7pm. Wed 22nd: U8 v St Vincents & Killoe, home, 7pm. Thu 23rd: Moyne CS 1st Yr Girls Final in Edgeworthstown. Ladies U16, away, Ballymore, 7pm. U16 v Ardagh, away, 7pm. Ladies U12 away on Friday 24th 6:45pm in Killoe (changed from Monday 20th due to the passing of Terry McCormack RIP in Killoe). Ladies Division 2 league game Sun 26th against Carrickedmond, time & venue TBC. Sat 25th: LD v Offaly, Croker. U14/15/16 Co Dev Squads. Sunday 26th:  U18 v Clonbroney, Monaduff, 12pm. Mon 27th: mBunscol Girls. Tue 28: U14 v St Patricks, away,7pm. Wed 29th: LD Race Day. Thu 30th: U16 v B-mahon, Monaduff, 7pm. Sat 2nd: Div 1 v Ardagh, home.


County Minors: Well done to the county minor footballers on their win against Wicklow on Saturday.


County Seniors: Best of luck to Diarmuid Masterson, Ronan McEntire, Francis McGee, Ross McNerney and the Longford senior football panel and management in Croke Park on Saturday. Our four representatives have played an important role in Longford’s successful campaign to date and now have a great opportunity to claim some silverware in Croke Park with promotion already secured.


Annual Lotto: Over the coming weeks all members will be asked to renew their annual membership. This contribution by all of you is vital to meeting the operating costs of the club. Over the course of the year these costs total in excess of 50k. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by all from 5 to 55 years of age who benefit from the activities and teams within the club.


Give Blood: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Mon 27th and Tue 28th April from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years), and have not donated in the last 90 days, please make a special effort to come along.  Help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available. Further details available by calling the IBTS at: 1850 73 11 37


Concussion Awareness: Thanks to Peggy Kiernan who attended the workshop.  If any member of the club would like to receive a copy of the material please contact either Jacinta Brady or Dermot Reilly.


Latin School Players: The drama group present “The Communication Cord” by Brian Friel in the Latin School Community Centre on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May at 8.30pm sharp. Tickets available in local shops.


Longford GAA Annual Punchestown Race Day: The Longford GAA 13th Annual Punchestown Race Day will take place Wednesday April 29th. This has proved to be a very popular annual event. Tickets are priced at €110 and include a four course meal, hot afternoon refreshments, admission, race card, celebrity, tipster, bookies in pavilion, bar facilities and music by Busy Fingers. Anyone interested in attending please contact a member of the club executive.


Leinster Senior Championship, Longford v. Offaly: The Leinster Council is offering group passes for both adults and juveniles for the forthcoming championship match on 16th May at O’Connor Park Tullamore. The U16 tickets cost €3 each (stand) and €2 terrace while the price for adults is €15 (stand) and €5 terrace. The minimum order for the adult tickets is 15. Application forms must be submitted through the club secretary before 12th May.