Club Notes for Friday 7th August 2015

posted 4 Aug 2015, 09:24 by Eamonn Kiernan
Lotto draw for 27th July: The numbers drawn were:  7, 8, 17, 27.  There was no jackpot winner. The €20 draw winners were:  Peter Cosgrove, Brian Ellis, Sean Smyth and Erne Gaels GFC, Beleek, Co Fermanagh. The seller’s prize was won by Dermot Reilly. This week’s draw is on Tuesday August 4th because of the Bank Holiday and the jackpot stands at €7,500.

Division 1 League: Dromard took on neighbours Colmcille at Pairc na nGael on Friday evening last (31st July). In a closely contested game, Dromard secured the win on a scoreline of 14 points to 13, having trailed by 7 points to 6 at half time. Francis McGee made a welcome return to the playing field following his recent absence due to injury. Dromard lined out as follows: Gavin McNerney, Enda Kiernan, Niall Vance, Paul McGee, Emmet Masterson, Ross McNerney, Pauric Martin, Diarmuid Masterson, Bernard Sheridan, Kevin Donohoe, Ronan McEntire, Peter Reynolds, James Martin, Francis McGee, Gary Maguire. Subs: Michael Reilly, David Pettit, James Mimnagh.

Championship Action: This Sunday (9th August) sees both our senior and junior teams involved in important championship fixtures. First up on Sunday, Dromard take on Ardagh at 12:00 at Keenan Park in the second game of the group stages of the junior championship. This is a key game as the team bids to progress in this competition and another strong performance will be required following the positive display against Mostrim in round one. On Sunday, the senior team take on reigning county champions Killoe in the final game of the group stages of the senior championship. The game will be played in Monaduff at 4pm on Sunday. Best of luck to both junior and senior panels and we encourage all supporters to come out in force at the weekend.

Under 16 Championship: The first round of the under 16 championship takes place this Thursday night (August 6th) at 7.30pm in Pairc na nGael with St Francis Dromard taking on Clonguish Óg. Best of luck to the players and their manager Gavin McNerney. Please support our young footballers in their first championship outing.

Under 12 League: Round 2 of the U12 Longford league took place in Pairc na nGael on Thursday last against visitors Southern Gaels. Despite very strong opposition, this determined u12 St Francis team got a draw after scoring two goals within the last ten minutes with a scoreline of 1-5 to 2-2.  Without the services of holidaymakers Matt Duffy and Daniel Conboy the team, who were cheered on by their parents, lined out as follows: Alan Corcoran, Ian McLoughlin, James Brady, Ruairi O'Toole, Oisin O'Toole, Brianna Murphy, Ryan O'Connor, Conal Palin, Ronan Corcoran, Callum McEntire, Christopher Grimes, Ben O'Reilly, Eoin Palin and Siobhan Murphy. Our next match is away to Colmcille.

Fixtures and Events: Mon 3rd: Minor Championship Quarter-Final V Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones, Devine Park, 7:30pm.  Tue 4th: Ladies U14 V Slashers Gaels, Away, 7pm. Wed 5th: U8 Blitz, Colmcille, 5pm. Thur 6th: U16 championship V Clonguish, Parc na nGael, 7:30pm. Ladies U16 Semi-Final v Ballymore,  PNaGeal Upper Pitch, 7pm. Sunday 9th at 12:00: junior championship, Dromard v Ardagh, Keenan Park Ardagh Sunday 9th at 4pm: senior championship Dromard v Killoe, Monaduff.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Please give blood in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Tues 11th & Wed 12th August, 2015 from 4:30-8:00pm. Information available by calling: 1850 731137.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Anthony and Paulene Maguire on the birth of their baby boy Anthony last week. Happy to hear that mother and child are doing fine. Paulene has been doing huge work for the club including washing the various sets of Jerseys which is very much appreciated. Anthony has very successfully managed the role of senior club chairman introducing many new and successful ideas while at the same time holding down a senior executive role at work and looking after their young family. We wish them both well.

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