Club Notes for Friday 5th June 2015

posted 2 Jun 2015, 02:20 by Eamonn Kiernan   [ updated 2 Jun 2015, 02:20 ]
Annual Lotto: Over the coming weeks all members will be asked to renew their annual membership and to subscribe to our annual lotto. . This contribution by all of you is vital to meeting the operating costs of the club. Over the course of the year these costs total in excess of 50k. As an example of one of the packages, the €100 for Non-Players package gives you the following: 52 weekly lotto jackpot entries per year, access to the clubs Newsletter which includes match videos, photos, articles, match reports, etc, entry into draw for All Ireland Tickets, Automatic Club Membership, receive a membership card, voting rights at the AGM, Dromard GAA Supporters Car sticker, and the opportunity to support your community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated by all from 5 to 55 years of age who benefit from the range of activities and teams within the club.  For those living away from home or who wish to purchase using a credit or debit card, please go to the club website: . Direct Debit Forms will also be available for those who wish to sign up annually.  Please contact Michael Reilly 086 2202275.


Lotto:  There was no jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 16, 26. The €20 draw winners were  Danny O'Toole, Vincent Doyle (Ballinamuck), Paul Hourican and Paddy Gray. The sellers prize was won by Geraldine Bleakley. Next week's jackpot now stands at €6,600. Draws take place in the Club House at 9pm on Monday nights, all are welcome and any help is greatly appreciated! Next week’s draw will be held on Tuesday 2nd June owing to the Bank Holiday. Also, you can drop off sold tickets in the Letter Box at the Club House at any time or put them in the boxes at either Corrigans or Moyne Cross Stores shops. Alternatively you can purchase your Annual Subscription on line by going to the club website:


Sympathy: The Club would like to express its sympathy to Noleen Reilly, Cammagh and the Crowe famly (Arva) on the passing of Marie Farrell, Killashee.


Division 1: Our senior team are back in action this weekend with an away fixture against Cashel in the fifth round of the league. Please see fixtures for details. Your support would be much appreciated.


Leinster Championship: Commiserations to Diarmuid Masterson, Ronan McEntire, Francis McGee and Ross McNerney and the Longford senior footballers on their defeat to Dublin last Sunday. Best wishes to Francis McGee in his recovery from an arm injury picked up in the win over Offaly. A speedy recovery also to Ross McNerney who sustained an injury during the closing stages of the game against Dublin. We hope to see both Francis and Ross back in action for Dromard and Longford in the near future.


U13 All County Competition: Last Thursday saw our U13’s (combined with St. Colmcille’s) take on  Mid Longford in the semi-final of this competition. The first half was closely contested with the North Longford combination a few points in arrears at the half-time break. The second half brought a more precise performance and our team play started to become more evident with some excellent defending and good attacking play. This improved performance resulted in us running out winners and we will now contest the final in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park this Thursday night at 6:45pm.


Under 12 Longford/Leitrim League:  All games 7.30pm. Tuesday 9th June 2015 at Annaduff: Annaduff V St. Francis. On Thursday 11th June at Páirc na nGael: St. Francis V Kiltubrid


Contact Details and Team Lists for Underage Players by end of May:  All underage team managers please note that you are responsible for sending in your team lists, including players names, both parents names and mobile numbers to be properly setup for texting, emailing and added to the GAA Club Management System. As players are being registrations as part of our annual membership, lotto drive, player injury scheme registrations, etc, this must all be in by the last day of May which is this Sunday the 31st.  Email your list to before then.


Code of Ethics and Best Practice in Sport Course, June 5th: On Friday the 5th of June Longford GAA will be holding a Code of Ethics and Best Practice in Sport Course. Places limited, book in advance, Damien on 087 912 6556.


St Mary’s Granard G.F.C Starts in Their Eyes Event, June 6th: Granard GAA is having an exciting fundraiser in the Longford Arms Hotel based on the TV programme "Stars in Our Eyes", with 14 acts including neighbouring clubs. Tickets cost €15 and can be obtained from any St. Marys player or contact Patricia Gettings 087 2557425.


U16: Good luck to students undertaking the School House Exams. Training will resume when these exams are over. Those players sitting the Junior Certificate will be exempt from training for the duration of their exams.


Exams: Good luck to all of our players sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams over the coming weeks.


Underage training Schedule: Underage training sessions take place at set times each week, there will be no text messages sent unless there is an exception to this schedule, and exceptions will be kept to a minimum. So please note the following schedule: Under 6 and Under 8's is on Saturday mornings at 10am. U10's is on Monday nights from 7:15 to 8pm, and the U10’s typically have a blitz every second Wednesday, check Leader for locations. An Additional night for U6 / U8 / U10’s may be added to immediately after the school summer break. U14’s on Friday nights at 7pm and Sunday’s at 12:30pm. U16’s ( After School House exams are over) on Mondays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm and U16s can be either in Monaduff or PNanGael.