Club Notes for Friday 28th March 2014

posted 7 Apr 2014, 05:45 by Eamonn Kiernan   [ updated 7 Apr 2014, 05:45 by Vanness Vassallo ]

Division 1: We opened our 2014 season with a comfortable victory against an understrength Ardagh team on Saturday last at a dry but blustery Pairc NaGeal. Thanks to Derek Fahey for refereeing the game.  Team: Damien Sheridan, Padraig McNerney, David Pettit, James Mimnagh, Peter Masterson, Ciaran McStay, Bernard Sheridan, Jamsie Martin, Ronan McEntire, Padraig Martin, Emmett Masterson, Frankie McGee, , Ross McNerney, Cian Mimnagh, Gary Maguire. Subs Used: P. Reynolds, E. Kiernan. Our next game is in the Reserve League next Saturday at home at 6pm v Colmcille.

Division 3: We opened our campaign with a defeat away to a very strong Longford Slashers team on Sunday last in Michael Fay Park. While we played well in the first quarter and easily matched our opponents, scores didn’t come our way, and as Slashers started picking off points the game slipped away from us. However, we had a decent team on show, and with the unavailability of a few players on the day, and several additional players who can be added to this panel hopefully we will be in a much stronger position when this group returns to the field again. The next game for this panel is a home game next Sunday at 2:30pm v Mostrim.

Training: Training continues for all panels on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm. junior players especially urged to turn out.

Ladies: On Sunday the 16th March the ladies were defeated by Mullinalaghta in the Gold Cup on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-06. Team and scorers: Mairead Reynolds, Niamh Cooke, Shauna O'Reilly, Michelle McManus, Aedin Mimnagh, Laura Bleakley, Emma Bleakley, Doireann Mimnagh, Ellen Murphy, Donna Masterson, Imelda Reynolds, Subs: Elaine Sheridan, Cait Murphy, Eleanor Gray, Helen Conefrey, Rachel O'Reilly, Tara O'Haire and Rebecca Maguire. Last weekend's game did not goahead. Next game v Ballymore in the Gold Cup on Sunday at 12 noon in Ballymore, it is very important that we have a full turn out.

Fixtures: Wed 26/3: County U14 Trials Squad 2. Thu 27/3: U16 Páirc naGael 6.45pm V St Vincents.  Cumann na mBunscol Mixed. Peile Boys Finals including Moyne CS. Sat 29/3: Reserve Lg 1 Páirc na nGael 6pm v Colmcille. Co U14 Trial 3.  Co U15 Trials.  Sun 30/3: U18 Higginstown 12:30pm v Granard. Reserve Lg3 Páirc naGael 12:30pm v Mostrim. Longford Seniors away 3pm v Sligo. Mon 31/3: Cumann na mBunscol Girls. Tue 1/4: U14 Páirc naGael v Moydow. Thu 3/4: U16 Páirc na nGael 7:30pm V St. Vincents.  Peil Girls Finals including Moyne CS.  Cumann na mBunscol Mixed.

Club Membership & Players Injury Scheme: The club has made a ruling that no players can play for any adult teams unless they are fully paid up members before the end of March to be covered under the players injury scheme, this will be strictly enforced. For players, the cost for the scheme and membership is €50 and €30 for students. Bring money to training or contact Danny 087 2040777 or James 087 8365224.   Separately, we will have more details on membership for non-playing members shortly.

County Football: Hard luck to Ross and the Longford U21’s who were beaten by Dublin in the Leinster semi-final last Wednesday. Prior to that they had a few great victories against strong Westmeath and Laois teams. Best wish to the Longford Seniors and the Dromard contingent in their important league match v Sligo next Sunday in Markievicz Park at 3pm.

Congratulations: Congratulations to former player Colm Hourican, Fostra, who was Guest Of Honour at the County Longford Association of Greater New York annual Dinner Dance Celebration on Sunday March 16th, at the Astoria World Manor Banquet in Queens. Full details at: Colm had recently been chosen as the Association’s “New York Longford Man of The Year” for his charity work and community work. Colm was joined by family members who travelled to New York for the occasion including Sean who had played at midfield for Dromard and Christina who was prominent on the Ladies teams before emigrating.  Separately, photographs of the three Maguire brothers, Hugh, Joe, and Gerry, from Clonelly, who led the Trenton St. Patricks Day parade, can be seen by those on FaceBook by searching for TrentonSaintPatricksDayParade. Also a big congratulations to our senior Club Secretary and player, Dermot Reilly and his wife Nicola on the birth of Jack Oswald Reilly last weekend, a midfield partner for Jacks older brother Charlie no doubt.

Gealtacht Scholarship: For applicants who were 13 years or older on the 1st of January, the closing date to have forms back was on the 21st of March. Contact the Minor Club Secretary Jacenta Brady 0866059069 for details.

Lotto Results: for Tuesday 18th March 2014. The numbers drawn were 17, 22, 26 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Laura and Niall Brady, Nuala McLoghlin, Marian Maguire and Aileen Brady. The seller’s prize was won by Bridie McCabe.