Club Notes for Friday 5th October 2012

posted 1 Oct 2012, 08:45 by Unknown user   [ updated 1 Oct 2012, 08:45 by Vanness Vassallo ]

On Sunday evening last our seniors played Killoe in the senior championship semi final replay in Pearse Park.  Weather conditions were dry and breezy.  With the benefit of the breeze we got the ideal start when Francis Mc Gee found the net directly from the throw in. We had a few of near misses at this stage and it was Killoe who then levelled matters with 3 points from play.  Points from play from Kevin Donohoe and Diarmuid Masterson moved us into the lead again.  Our opponents pulled a point back before points from play from Francis McGee and Cían Mimnagh put us into a 3 point lead as the half drew to a close. However Killoe struck with a pointed free which was followed by a goal on the stroke of half time whistle. The half time score was Dromard 1-04 Killoe 1-05. We started the second half in determined fashion pushing hard to get back into the game.  A pointed free from James Martin and Cían Mimnagh edged us into a one point lead. While having a good share of possession at this stage we were unable extend this lead. Killoe at this stage broke for a point and this was followed by a goal.  In typical never say die spirit we came back with James Martin and Cían Mimnagh points from play.  While, try as we might, Dromard were unable to bridge this one point gap and indeed it was Killoe who registered the last point of the game to come out on top at the final whistle on the score line Dromard 1-08 Killoe 2-07.  Team and scorers; Damien Sheridan, Peadar Faughnan, Paul McGee, David Pettit, Kevin Donohoe (0-01), John Sheridan, Peter Reynolds, Noel Reynolds, Diarmuid Masterson (0-01), Declan Mimnagh, Ronan McEntire, Bernard Sheridan, James Martin (0-02) 1 free, Francis McGee (1-01), Cían Mimnagh (0-03) 1 free.  Subs used;  Peter Masterson, Padraig McNerney, Donal Sheridan and Emmet Masterson.  Other subs on the day were Cathal Conefrey, Gavin McNerney, James Mimnagh, Enda McEntire, Gary Maguire, Conor Duffy, Mícheál Reilly, Conor Kiernan, Kieran McStay and Paul McEntire.  Great credit goes to our players who battled bravely to the very end.  Having gone so close on both days players will naturally be very disappointed to have missed out on the opportunity to play in another County Final.  This was our eight outing in the championship campaign that turned out to be a roller coaster providing a lot more highs than lows.  The team has definitely given great entertainment to our supporters over the past 3 months. The club and supporters are very proud of our dedicated panel of players and and are very thankful for the commitment they have given the club over the season. While defeat is always bitter pill to swallow, all is not lost for the season as we have our remaining league fixtures to complete and depending on results a chance to get into the knockout stages of the Leader Cup. A big thanks also goes to team manager Ciaran Fox for the hard work and dedication he has given to team preparations all season.  Again a word of thanks to our generous sponsors who have assisted during the season.  Finally we thank the Killoe team and management for two sporting games in the semi-final and we wish them and their supporters the best of luck in the county final. We are due to have a senior league game this weekend.  See fixtures for details. On Sunday next our juniors panel are away to Carrickedmond in the opening round Packie Rogers tournament at 2pm. Congratulations to St. Marys Granard and Legan Sarsfields on their respective wins of the Intermediate and Junior championship titles over the weekend. Congratulations to local club Gortletteragh on winning the Leitrim Intermediate championship on Saturday last. Congratulations and best wishes to dedicated Dromard player Ronan Duffy who got married to Sharon Brady Cortober on Friday last.  We wish the happy couple many years of health and happiness in their married life as they set up home in Fyhora. Lotto results for Monday 24th September 2012. The numbers drawn were 3, 5,  7 and 29.  The jackpot of €18,400 wasn’t won. The winners of the draw were Susan Murphy, Faith Murphy, Caroline Martin and Ann Marie O'Connor. The seller's prize was won by Eamonn Kiernan.