Club Notes for Friday 8th April 2016

posted 21 Apr 2016, 00:14 by Eamonn Kiernan

Sympathy: Dromard GAA would like to extend its sympathy to the family of Mary Ann McNerney, St Patrick's Court, Ballinamuck and formerly Aughnacliffe who passed away last week.

National Football League: Congratulations to Diarmuid Masterson and the Longford senior footballers and their great win over neighbours Westmeath on Sunday last in Pearse Park. The victory was Longford’s fourth of the campaign and secured the county’s Division 3 status for another year. In a very competitive division, this is a great achievement for all the players and management. Well done to Enda Macken, Denis Connerton and especially to the Dromard representatives for their dedication to the County Team during a tough league campaign. Best of luck to the panel and management in their preparations for the upcoming Leinster Championship against Offaly.

Senior League Division 1: Dromard take on Abbeylara in Oliver Lynch Park at 7pm on Saturday evening next in round 2 of the senior league. All support would be greatly appreciated as we aim to earn our first points in the league.

Senior League Division 3: Our Division 3 team are also in action this coming weekend when they face Granard in Higginstown on Sunday (10th April) at 3.30pm. All eligible players are asked to attend.

Go Games: U10 Go Games will start on Saturday week the 9th April in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. All fixtures are available for download and printing on the Longford GAA Website. There are also many other interesting resources available under the Downloads section of the website. If anyone requires further information feel free to contact Damien Sheridan at 087 912 6556. Details of next week’s fixtures involving Dromard are below: Saturday 09/04/16 National Respect Exhibition Go Games Day U10 – 10:30am: Glennon Brothers Pearse Park: Shannon Gaels, St. Colmcilles, St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Francis, St. Vincents, Wolfe Tones Óg.

Strictly Come Dancing Launched: The Club held a successful Strictly Dromard launch night on Saturday last in the Breffni Arms Hotel. Thanks to all who attended and got a taste of the fun and entertainment to come! The event itself takes place on Friday 29th April in the Slieve Russell Hotel (start time: 8pm) and preparations are now in full swing for what will be the Club’s major fundraiser of 2016. Please put the date in your diary and purchase your tickets from any member of the club executive and all local shops.

Table Quiz: A table quiz in aid of the Pete Faughnan “Dromard Strictly Come Dancing” fund will take place in Aughavas Community Centre on Friday 22nd April at 8.30pm sharp. There will be kids’ tables available and lots of spot prizes to be won on the night. Your support would be much appreciated.

Terry McCormack Memorial Cycle: Good luck to all the organisers and participants in the Terry McCormack Memorial Cycle – in aid of Fighting Blindness – which takes place this coming Saturday, 9th April, starting from Longford Rugby Club.

Lotto results: The lotto results for 29/03/2016. The numbers drawn were: 7, 12, 19, 20. The €20 draw winners were: Ray Taffe, Ann Browne, Helen Brady and Fr John Daly. The sellers’ prize was won by Margaret Martin. Next week's jackpot now stands at €11,000. 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.