O’Byrne Cup: Commiserations to Diarmuid Masterson, Francis and Paul McGee and the rest of the Longford panel and their defeat to Meath in the final. Although the result was disappointing, the extra games should stand to the team heading into the National Football League which starts this Sunday away to Offaly in Tullamore. Best of luck to the three Dromard representatives and all involved for the league campaign.
Hastings Cup: Hard luck to the County U21 team on their narrow defeat to Cavan in the semi-final on Friday evening last. Despite this result, the competition once again provided very useful games for the U21 panel ahead of the upcoming Leinster U21 football championship.
Sport your Mind Thursday 28th January: The Sport your Mind event previously postponed due to poor weather conditions and dangerous roads has now been confirmed to take place onThursday 28th of Jan at the same time of 7:30pm. Contact Dermot 086 6041890 for further information.
Foundation Award Course, Sat 30th: Drumlish Community Centre: Foundation Award Course 9:30am-5pm.
Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt, Walk & Auction Sunday January 31st: The 7th Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt, Walk/Cycle & Auction will take place Sunday next, 31st January 2016 from Dromard GAA Clubrooms - Hunt Departing 1:30am; and for the Horseless a 7.5 km Walk/Run/Cycle - Registration from 12:15am; Auction & Raffle on return approx. 4:00 pm – Proceeds of this worthy cause to Longford Meals on Wheels & Tubberpatrick Cemetery Upkeep - Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be served on return to the Clubrooms, by Dial-A-Chef. For queries or more details contact Bernie on 087 9735734.
Clash of the Townlands Quiz, 5th Feb: The Clash of the Townlands Table Quiz is taking place on Friday week, the 5th of Feb in the Breffni Arms Hotel @ 8:30 sharp. Representative teams (no limits to number of teams) from every townland, ( and if there is 2 teams from several townlands all the better) in Dromard are asked to get involved. The Quiz is opened to all within and outside the parish. Table of 6 @ €10 per person. Contact Peter Mimnagh Snr 086 8305982 or PJ Berry 0863369834.
Senior Citizens Party Sunday 7th February: Breffni Arms at 1.30pm for an afternoon of fine dining, music. All are welcome.
Brave Giant in Breffni Arms, 13th: Please support Ross McNerney and his fellow band mates in "Brave Giant" who will be playing in the Breffni Arms on Sunday 13th February, doors open at 10pm.
Fixtures & Events: Tue 26/1: Newsletter 5pm. Fitness Class Kettlebells, 7:30pm. Meeting Of Coiste Chontae, Áras Uí Bhriain, 8pm. Wed 27/1: Pilates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm. Code of Ethics Course, Pearse Pk, 7-10pm. Thur 28/1: Sport your Mind Talk, Clubhouse, 7:30pm. Fri 29/1: Leinster GAA Convention, Hotel Kilkenny, 7pm. Sat 30/1: Foundation Award Course, Drumlish, 9:30am-5pm. Sun 31st: Walk, run, or cycle for all ages, 9:30am. Aaron Hagan Hunt 1pm, Social, food, refreshments and charity auction, 3pm. LD v Oy, Tullamore, 2pm. Mon 1/2: Spin Classes starts, 7:30pm. Weekly Lotto Draw 8:45pm. Tue 2/2: Newsletter 5pm. Fitness Class Kettlebells, 7:30pm. Wed 3/2th: Pilates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm. Thur 4/2th: Spinning 7:30pm. Fri 5/2: Clash of the Townlands Quiz, Breffni Arms, 8:30pm. Sun 7/2st: Walk, run, or cycle for all ages, 9:30am. Senior Citizens Party Sunday, Breffni Arms, 1.30pm.
Referees Recruitment Drive: Each club has been asked to supply one additional referee. Training will be provided starting in a few weeks’ time. Contact either Chairperson of the Referees Administration committee, Joe O’Brien, or Dromard Senior Club Secretary, James Mimnagh, 0863146861. It would be great to see a new referee coming from the parish.
Exercise Classes and Events: Kick start your new year by joining one or more of the following exercises classes or events, these are intended for all age groups and fitness levels, or if you have no fitness levels at all. Also, participants are welcome from the adjoining parishes. Monday nights: (It is hoped to get spin classes up and running within the next week or two for beginners and for more advanced, more details plus a contact number shortly.) Tuesday nights: Kettlebells with Niall at 7:30pm, contact 086 3904584. Wednesday nights: Pilates, 7pm, and Yoga for Athletes, 8pm, contact Martha, 0857341790. Sunday mornings, Walk, Run, or Cycle, for all ages, and fitness, or no fitness levels, contact Paul 0872482055.
Dromard/Drumlish Community Employment Scheme (formerly FAS): Environmental Positions available between now and March 2016. Job Reference No ES-998338. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for these vacancies. Job Reference Number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. Please contact Teresa McNerney 0861026252 or Thomas Gill 0868487548 for further information, CV’s to: Teresa McNerney, Dromard Development Association Ltd, Legga, Moyne, Co Longford Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLotto results: The numbers drawn for 18th January 2016 were: 1, 8, 10, 30. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were Ciara Faughnan, Tom Jones, Kevin Patrick Sheridan and Poppy Murtagh. The seller’s prize was won by Bridie McCabe. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €10,000. To be in with a chance to win this great prize, please get your tickets at Moyne Stores, Gortamone Stores, Corrigans Gala Store or the Clubhouse. Thanks again to all who play our lotto either weekly or subscribe on an annual basis, it is very much appreciated.