Club Notes for Friday 6th March 2015

posted 21 Apr 2015, 10:18 by Eamonn Kiernan
Lotto:  Lotto Results for Monday 16th February 2015. The numbers drawn were 4, 20, 23 & 27. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Teresa Reilly, Paddy & Margaret Martin, Bernie Smith and The Latin School Community Centre. The sellers prize was won by Bridie McCabe. Results for Monday 23rd February 2015. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 17 & 24. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Lorna Reynolds, The Latin School Players, Grainne & Ciaran Hourican and Leroy Kiernan. The seller’s prize was won by Gerry Mimnagh


Senior Club February Monthly Meeting: A well-attended meeting was held on Thursday night last. Items discussed among other things including team management for all the various teams from underage through adult level, umpires, club notes, and a presentation night. We are looking for people to become involved in all aspects of the club for the year ahead, anyone interesting in contributing even a small amount of their time and expertise in any way would be gratefully welcomed, please contact the Chairman or Secretary  086 6041980.


GAA Annual Congress in Ballyconnell on Saturday Last: Rules that were passed, some of which only apply to inter-county games, include: Abandon plans to introduce a clock/hooter to end championship games. Introduce a one v one hurling penalty from the 20-metre line. Introduce an advantage rule in hurling, similar to football. All players for senior and U-21 inter-county championships must be aged over 18 years. Players must be over 17 years before they can play at adult club level. County minors won't play in club adult leagues until their involvement in the All-Ireland championship is completed. Yellow card issued in normal time won't carry forward in extra-time. Violation of the winter training ban for senior inter-county panels to be punished by the loss of home advantage for a League game. Squad lists (26) for senior inter-county championships must be released no later than 9am on the Thursday before a game.  The starting 15 must be submitted to the referee no later than 20 minutes before a game. Hawk-Eye to be used at venues outside Croke Park, as decided by Central Council.


Ballymore GFC's 'De Kube':  Hard luck to Emmet Masterson who representing Dromard GAA in Ballymore GFC's 'De Kube' competition in the Longford Arms Hotel on Saturday night last, and that you very much Emmet for you fund raising efforts!


Second Squad:  Next session is tonight, Wednesday, at 8pm on the 3G.  If you cannot make that there is soccer available on the 3G on Friday night at 8pm.


U21 Leinster Championship:  Well done to Ross and the County U21 team who had a big win against Wicklow in the Leinster U21 Championship in Newtowncashel last Wednesday night. They now play Louth in the Newtowncashel grounds tonight, Wednesday the 4th, at 7:30pm.


County Seniors: Well done to Irish Independent Man of the Match, Frankie McGee and also to Ronan and Diarmuid on a fine win over London in Ruslip last Saturday. Ross and the U21 players did not participate due to their Leinster U21 commitments. Next game, in a division where every game is vital, is a home game against Waterford in Pearse Park this Sunday at 2pm.  Longford now sit joint second in the league table along with Carlow, both of which are one point behind table toppers Offaly. Offaly sit on top of the Division 4 table after recording their third victory on Sunday and they are now 8/11 with the bookies to win Division 4, while Longford are priced at 3/1.


Code of Ethics Course:  Longford GAA are holding a Code of Ethics course on Monday the 23rd of March there are still some places still available but must be book in advance by contacting Damien on the number below. This is the last course that will be run this year and costs €10 which is payable on the night.


County Underage Development Squads: Details of all squad sessions going forward will appear on the Longford GAA website under Coaching. Dylan Mc Cormack has made the U16 football squads for 2016 with Joseph Hagan, Luke McEntire and Ronan Bleakley making the U15 panel. Also on the website dates for the county U14 trials can be found (21st, 25th and 28th March) and there are also details of an U13 Skills School. Going forward all Development Squad player messages regarding Squad activities will be posted on this website and if you click into the Coaching/Development Squad section you will find all the updated information so players and parents please keep yourself informed


Topaz Cash For Clubs: The club is considering entering the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative and to see if it is viable for us. Topaz are giving away €200,000 to clubs, with each club having a chance to win up to €10,000. The competition runs until 5pm on the 10th May. In the meantime, please make an effort to collect stamps every time you spend €40 or more on petrol at Topaz filling stations.


Team Managers, Coaches, Selectors, Umpires, Sponsors, Fundraising, Development, First Aid, and Refereeing: If you have an interest in volunteering for any of these positions at either adult or underage level the club would be very interested in hearing from you. Please call Anthony 086 8097547 or Dermot 086 6041980.


Gaeltacht Scholarships: The 2015 GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship forms are now available for anyone interested in attending the Gaeltacht this year. All applicants must be 13 years or older on 1st January 2015. If interested please contact 086 6059069 for the form and any further information


Newsletter: We are looking for anyone interested in becoming involved with a small group of people to produce a Newsletter. While a number of people are required, this may especially be an opportunity for third level students or second level students who are studying, wish to gain experience for their CV’s, are in transition year, or have an interest in Publishing, Media, Community Development, or WebDesign, etc. Please drop an email to or call 087 3364408.


Ladies Keep Fit, Weight Loss  and Toning Classes:  Are available in the clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, catering for every age group. Your health is you wealth, make that decision, call Abi on 086 6632968 for further details.


Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp Dates:  Please see below for details as you start planning your summer holidays. Although its early days yet, with 90,000 kids, preparation has to begin this early. The county coaches have been ordering kits already, which will see a half zip warm up top and modern jersey replace the traditional jersey, shorts and socks as well as including the trusty school bag in county colours. Dates for Dromard and your diary are July 6th – 10th., Damien Sheridan 087 912 6556.


Items for the club notes: If you would like to have an item included in the club notes please email by 8pm on Sunday nights,  failing that,  a text to 086 4083851 is the next best thing.  All managers and mentors are strongly encouraged to submit notes for their teams.