Sympathy: Dromard GAA would like to extend its sympathy to Mary Kiernan, Ballyduffy, and the extended Kiernan, Murtagh and Fagan families on the sad passing last week of Mary's mother, Annie Murtagh Cloncullen, Ballymahon. The club would also like to express its sympathy to Therese McManus (nee Donohoe) formerly Crott, on the passing of her husband Frank McManus, London and formerly Co. Monaghan.
National League: Hard luck to Francis McGee and the Longford senior footballers on their defeat to Offaly in Tullamore, in a tough game played in very inclement conditions. With a home game against Limerick next weekend, this will be a good opportunity to collect two valuable league points.
Save the Date for Strictly: Sunday 1st of May: Dromard GAA Club is running a Strictly Come Dancing event in the Slieve Russell Hotel. Please check club notes and the newsletter for more details in the coming weeks.
Underage Coaching: Those wishing to become involved with underage coaching for the 2016 season please contact John McNaboe 086 3025279 or Paul Hourican 0872482055.
Clash of the Townlands Quiz, 5th Feb: The Clash of the Townlands Table Quiz is taking place this Friday the 5th of Feb in the Breffni Arms Hotel at 8:30pm sharp. We are hoping to have at least two representative teams from every townland. The Quiz is opened to all within and outside the parish. Table of 6 for €10 per person. Please organise a team with 6 of your family, friends, and/or neighbours and let Peter Mimnagh Snr 086 8305982 or PJ Berry 0863369834 know. It would be very much appreciated! Thank you.
Happy Birthday Bernie: The Senior Club would like to wish Bernie Green a very happy 70th birthday. Bernie had a fabulous party in the splendid surrounds of the newly renovated ballroom in the Breffni Arms Hotel recently, where many of his friends came over from the UK and there was also a huge turn out from the various section of the club, young and old, male and female to celebrate with Bernie. Bernie, who is the Chairman of the Ladies Club, has also been a huge help with the club Lotto which brings in funds for all three clubs, the Ladies Senior and Minor and Men’s Senior and Minor. Bernie very considerately donated all gifts on the night to SOSAD (an Irish organisation helping those dealing with suicide) and to Dromard Ladies GAA. A sincere thank you Bernie for all the work that you do for the club and a very happy birthday to you!
Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt: The Aaron Hagan Memorial Charity Hunt, Walk and Auction Sunday last was a resounding success in spite of some inclement weather. More details in next week’s notes and photos and videos will also be included in this month’s Club Newsletter.
Fitness: Spin Classes are now commencing beginning the first week in February, on Monday and Thursday nights, at 7:30pm for all fitness levels. Contact Phillip Brady on 086 2316335 if you have any questions, otherwise, just show up on the nights listed.
Senior Scór: The County Senior Scór Finals will now take place on Friday night, 12th of February 2016 at 8pm in the Community Hall in Ardagh village. Preparations in Dromard are ongoing, and we hope to have an entry in several sections. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Paul Hourican on 087 3364408 as soon as possible. The question time competition will take place this coming Friday evening in Pearse Park. Good luck to our entrants in this competition.
Exercise Classes and Events: Monday nights: Spinning classes are starting on Monday night the 1st of Feb, at 7:30pm, for all level, contact Phillip on 086 2316335. Tuesday Nights: Kettlebells with Niall at 7:30pm, contact 086 3904584. Wednesday Nights: Pilates, 7pm, and Yoga for Athletes, 8pm, contact Martha, 0857341790. Thursday Nights: Spinning 7:30pm. Sunday mornings, Walk, Run, or Cycle, for all ages, and fitness, or no fitness levels, contact Paul 0872482055.
Fixtures & Events: Tue 2/2: Newsletter 5pm. Minor Club Meeting, 7:30pm. Fitness Class Kettlebells, 7:30pm. Wed 3/2: Pilates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm. Thur 4/2: Spinning 7:30pm. Fri 5/2: Clash of the Townlands Quiz, Breffni Arms. Sun 7/2: Walk, run, or cycle for all levels, 9:30am. LD v LK, Pearse Pk, 2pm. Senior Citizens Party, B-Arms, 1:30pm. Mon 8/2: Spin Classes starts, 7:30pm. Weekly Lotto Draw 8:45pm. Tue 9/2: Newsletter 5pm. Fitness Class Kettlebells, 7:30pm. Wed 10/2th: Pilates and Yoga, 7pm and 8pm. 12/2: County Senior Scór Finals, Ardagh, 8pm. 13/3: Brave Giant, Breffni Arms, 10pm.
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.org
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, February 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.
Submitting items to the Club Notes: Any person from the club wishing to include an item in the club notes please email Pro.Dromard.Longford@GAA.ie. We strongly encourage anyone organising an event to notify the PRO and to drop an email before 7pm on Sundays.
Lotto results: The numbers drawn for 25th January 2016 were: 2, 3, 13, 28. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 euro draw winners were: Helen Hawkins, Declan Mimnagh, Donal Sheridan and Rose Smith. The sellers’ prize was won by Bridie McCabe. Next week's jackpot now stands at €10,100. 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.