Sympathy: Dromard GAA would like to extend its sympathy to the Reynolds family, Corglass, on the recent passing of Margaret Reynolds (nee Duignan). The Club sends its condolences to Margaret’s husband Aidan, daughter Teresa and son Aidan.
Domard 0-7 Clonguish 3-14: Dromard were defeated by Clonguish on St Patrick’s Day in Páirc na nGael in the first round of the league. With a number of regulars not available, Dromard always played second fiddle to a sharp and accurate Clonguish team. Dromard lined out as follows: Gavin McNerney, David Pettit, James Mimnagh, Kevin Donohoe, Michael Reilly, Peter Masterson, Peter Reynolds, Bernard Sheridan, Pauric Martin, Bryan McCormack, Francis McGee, Sean McNerney, James Martin, Peter Mimnagh, Niall Kelly. Subs: Peadar Kiernan, Damien Sheridan, Emmet Masterson, Niall McManus, Martin McGee.
Senior League Division 3, Round 1: Our Division 3 panel took on Killoe in their first game of the year on Sunday last in a game played in fine sunny conditions. Despite putting in a good effort throughout, Dromard were unable to match a very strong Killoe team on this occasion. As this was the first game of the year, Dromard were missing a number of regulars from last year’s panel who should hopefully be available for the next Division 3 game. The team lined out as follows: Oisin Hourican, James Conefrey, Cathal Conefrey, Thomas Conefrey, Michael Reynolds, Ronan Smith, Alan McLaughlin, Sean McNerney, Martin McGee, John McNaboe, Peter Mimnagh, Jimmy Kiernan, Barry Smith, Donal Conefrey, Patrick Mimnagh.
Reserve League 1, Round 3: Dromard’s next fixture in this competition is on Friday next (Good Friday) against Clonguish at Allen Park at 8pm.
National Football League: Best of luck to the Longford senior footballers and the Dromard representatives in their penultimate Division 3 fixture versus Clare in Ennis on Sunday next.
Strictly Come Dancing: Dromard GAA’s big fundraiser for 2016 is our “Strictly Come Dancing” show which will take place on Friday 29th April in the Slieve Russell Hotel, with the launch night to be held shortly. The organising committee is working hard behind the scenes, with most of the dancers now confirmed. Please put the date in your diary and watch out for tickets which will be on sale soon.
Golden Jubilee Celebration: CLG Coiste Chontae Longfort are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Longford winning the National Football League in 1966. The night will also honour our one and only Leinster Senior Football Championship success of 1968. It takes place on Saturday, 16th April next in The Longford Arms Hotel. Proceedings will commence at 7.30pm with a wine reception followed by dinner. Tickets are available from the GAA Offices at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Safe Talk: Congratulations to all those who completed the Safe Talk training in the club house recently. Dromard is the first club in Longford to have completed the Sport Your Mind project which includes the completion of Safetalk. Anyone interested in completing the course should contact Dermot Reilly or Mary O'Reilly.
Swimming World: Nicola from Slimming World in Arvagh would like to wish all her members and their families a very happy Easter. Classes continue every Wednesday at 5.30 and 7.30 in Memorial Hall in Arvagh, all new members are very welcome to join our lovely group. Please call Nicola for any further information ph: 0833428231.
Lotto results: Last week’s results for 14th March 2016 are held over until next week’s notes.
Dromard Ladies Notes
Results/Fixtures: No club action this week for Dromard which was probably handy as the County Panels were all involved in matches far and wide from u/14 up to senior. Great credit should go to the managers and selectors of these panels as they ferry their charges the length and breadth of the country to give them a high level of competition. We should also thank our own players and their parents for the sacrifices they make to wear their county jersey. It is nice to see Dromard represented on u/14,u/16,Minor and Senior panels, and this can only do them good as they seek to become better players. Well done girls.
The underage Championships get underway this week. Thurs 24th March our u/16 panel are away to Mostrim. Please be togged out and on the pitch by 5pm girls ready for a 5.30pm throw in. Anyone who has any problems getting over to Edgworthstown please let Mairead know asap and she will sort you a lift. Our Seniors are also scheduled out on Easter Sunday 27 March and Sean will let you have full details as soon as we know. Easter Monday our u/12 panel are away to St. Helen's in Monaduff,and Helen will let you know what time to be on their pitch. Once again if there are any problems getting there, let her know asap so that she can find you a lift.
It would be much appreciated if the parents of these panels could make themselves available to help the managers on the day,as Laura and Bernie are now missing until Tues 5th April so we will be a bit short in the backroom staff department!!!
Birthday Greetings: We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following girls who will be celebrating in the next couple of weeks, bearing in mind there will be no notes due to holidays and we want to ensure that they get a mention. Rebecca Duffy from our Senior Panel, Aine Smith from our u/16's, Louise Tierney from our u/12's and by no means least Eleanor O'Reilly from our u/10's. Make sure to enjoy your day girls.