Club Notes for Friday 25th September 2015

posted 21 Sep 2015, 09:41 by Eamonn Kiernan
Sympathy: The Club offers its sympathy to Padraig Morris and the extended family of the late Ethna Morris, (née McCabe) Fyhora, who died during the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Division 1 League, Dromard 3-14 Abbeylara 0-10: Well done to the senior team who followed up their league win over Fr Manning Gaels with a convincing win away to Abbeylara on Saturday evening. The victory leaves Dromard well placed to qualify for the knock-out stages with two further important league games to play. The Dromard team which defeated Abbeylara was as follows: Damien Sheridan, Paul McGee, Niall Vance, Michael Reilly, Ross McNerney, John Sheridan, Peter Masterson, Diarmuid Masterson, Ronan McEntire, Peter Reynolds, James Martin, David Pettit, Gary Maguire, Francis McGee, Pauric Martin. Subs: Bernard Sheridan, Enda Kiernan, Conor Duffy.

Division 1 League: Dromard are scheduled to play their final two league games in the regular stage of the competition in the coming week. Clonguish are the opposition this Wednesday (23rd) in Allen Park at 8.30pm. On Sunday (26th) at 5pm in Pairc na nGael, Dromard take on Granard. Your support for the team over the coming week would be much appreciated as they aim to continue their recent good run.

Under 12: Apologies for the omission of the report from last week’s notes. Round 5 of the U12 Longford league took place away to Ballymahon on Thursday 10th September in Leo Casey Park.  The St Francis team suffered their first defeat in this league to a very strong Ballymahon outfit with a scoreline of 4-10 to 3-5. Without the services of holidaymaker James Brady and Alan Corcoran who was sick, the team on the evening were Eoin Palin, Ian McLoughlin, Ruairi O'Toole, Oisin O'Toole, Brianna Murphy, Matt Duffy, Ryan O'Connor, Conal Palin, Christopher Grimes, Ronan Corcoran, Callum McEntire, Ben O'Reilly and Daniel Conboy. Our next match is away to Colmcille on Sept 1st. Congrats to some of our U12 players who were part of the U14 squad who won the Shield on Saturday. Good luck to the U12 girls in their final Thursday. Thanks to the parents of our U12 squad who took part in the bag packing fundraiser at the weekend.


U12's Semi Final Win: Our Under 12 team had a great victory in a very entertaining semi final over Colmcille last Thursday evening in Pairc Na nGael on a final scoreline of 3-8 to 2-4. This entertaining game was played at a high level of intensity and both teams deserve great credit. No quarter was asked for or given on the field of play and when the final whistle went both teams showed great sportsmanship in congratulating or commiserating with each other with and air of respect and maturity beyond their years. Long may these sentiments be expressed by both teams win or lose. Having gone in at half time trailing by four points, a very determined display from all players in the second half curtailed a very talented Colmcille team to 1 point while putting 2 goals and six points on the board themselves, thus setting up a final on Friday evening next in Pearse Park against Ballymahon/Forgney at 6.15pm. The team on duty was. Alan Corcoran, James Brady, Ian McLoughlin, Conal Palin, Ruairi O'Toole, Oisin O'Toole, Matt Duffy, Ryan O'Connor, Callum McEntire, Ronan Corcoran, Daniel Conboy, Christopher Grimes, Brianna Murphy, Ben O'Reilly, Sean Conboy and Arron Conboy.


U12 Final on Friday (25th September): Please support this gallant team and their managers Con McLoughlin and John Duffy in the U12 Final versus Ballymahon at 6.15pm in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.


U16 Final on Saturday (27th September): Please support our U16 team and their Joint Manager, Gavin McNerney, who are in the League Final this Saturday at 2pm in The Laurels: St. Francis/St. Vincents v Northern Gaels. U16 training is Tuesday at 7 in Monaduff and Thursday at 7 in Pairc Na nGeal. Please all attend training as this is the final weekend.


Special €20 Draw for Two All Ireland Tickets: On Friday we had a special draw for 2 All Ireland Tickets for the first 20 people to pay €20.  The winners were: Conor Smith, Glenmore and Tony Dunne, Crott. Thank you to all who participated and supported the club draw.


Minors Win B Championship Final: St. Francis/St Vincents 3-14 Carrick Sarsfields 1-9. Saturday the 19th at 3:45pm in Devine Park. Full match report available next week. Congratulations to the players and management of Paul Hourican, St. Francis, and Colin Crowe, St. Vincents.


Arva in Intermediate Championship Final: Congratulations to neighbours Arva in reaching back-to-back Finals in Cavan, last year’s Junior decider and this year’s Intermediate final, when the defeated Belturbet on a scoreline of Arva 2-10  Belturbet 1-10.


Fitness, spin and yoga classes: Abi Hagan's popular classes return to the Dromard GAA Clubhouse on Mondays and Thursdays for the Winter starting Monday 7 September. All welcome from the surrounding parishes, age groups, and genders. The new schedule for the Dromard clubhouse is as follows: Monday evening: 6:00-6:40pm: Return to fitness. 6:45-7:30: Spin. 7:30-8:15: Absolute beginners yoga. 8:15-9:00: Fitness fusion. 9:00-9:30: Men's spin. Thursday evening: 6:30-7:15: Return to Fitness – kettle.


All Ireland Ticket Draw Winners: The Draw was made in the Clubhouse after last Monday night’s Lotto Draw was completed. The three winners for the right to buy the clubs three All Ireland Tickets were Mary Jo Gray, Moyne, Paddy Masterson, Moyne, Benny Murphy, Ballyduffy.  As the winners must be travelling to the game themselves and cannot give the tickets away, three substitutes were also drawn in the event that some of the winners were not travelling. The three substitutes drawn were: Christopher Taffee, Navan, Dominic Tierney, Firmullagh, and Thomas Byrne, New York.  


Bring An All Star to Dromard: Please do you bit to help win this competition, visit the following website, and select Dromard as your club. The club with the most registrants will have an All Star take a training session: 


Computer Application Course: Mohill Computer Training are currently taking applications for their QQI Level 5 Computer Applications for the Workplace Course due to commence on Monday 5th October 2015. Further details and application forms available from 071 9632024 or


Lotto draw for 14th September: There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were:  11, 15, 22, 27. The winners of the €20 draw were: Nicola Reilly, Martin Brennan, Thomas Reilly, Betty Green. The seller’s prize went to Bridie McCabe. The jackpot now stands at €8,200.