Club Notes for Friday 8th May 2015

posted 5 May 2015, 06:41 by Eamonn Kiernan
Lotto:  Results for 27/04/2015. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were: 4, 11, 26, 28. €20 prize draw winners were: Malachy Brennan, Jamesie Martin, Bridie McCabe and Jude Flynn. Sellers prize was won by Geraldine Bleakley. Next week's jackpot stands at €6,200 and will be drawn on Tuesday May 5th on account of the May Bank Holiday.

Division 1: Dromard 3-14 Longford Slashers 4-10. Well done to the senior team who claimed a narrow one-point victory over Longford Slashers at Pairc na nGael on Friday evening last in their fourth league game of the year. This was a very entertaining and open contest during which both sides played some good passages of attacking football. With Dromard’s midfield partnership winning a good share of possession, the home team led by 3-7 to 1-4 at half time. The Dromard goals were scored by Declan Mimnagh (2) and Francis McGee. Dromard started the second half brightly with some fine points by Ronan McEntire and Ross McNerney to stretch their lead.  Longford Slashers began to win more possession as the second half developed and, after some loose play by the home team, Slashers scored a second goal to reduce the Dromard lead. Dromard replied with a good point on the run by Ronan McEntire. Despite being on top for good spells in the game, a late brace of goals after some direct football by the visitors left just a single point between the sides at the final whistle. Team: Team: Damien Sheridan, Enda Kiernan, Peter Masterson, David Petit, Pauric Martin, John Sheridan, Niall Vance, Ronan McEntire, Diarmuid Masterson, James Martin, Emmet Masterson, Bernard Sheridan, Francis McGee, Declan Mimnagh, Ross McNerney. Subs: James Mimnagh, Michael Reilly, Conor Duffy. A speedy recovery to Francis McGee who picked up an injury during the game.

Division 3: Our Division 3 team took on Abbeylara in their third game of this competition on Sunday last in Pairc na nGael. The game saw John Gray and Kevin Murtagh make a welcome return to the Dromard colours. On this occasion, Dromard found the going tough against a strong and very mobile Abbeylara team. In arrears by 8 points at half time, Dromard worked very hard on the resumption and won plenty of possession. After being narrowly wide with two goal-scoring opportunities early in the half, Dromard finally scored a deserved goal with Peadar Kiernan picking up possession on the left wing and finishing low to the net following a great run infield. With a break until the next fixture, it is important that all players attend training and use the opportunity to improve their fitness. Team: Sean McNerney, Thomas Conefrey, Cathal Conefrey, James Conefrey, Niall McManus, Conor Duffy, Ronan Smith, Peter McEntire, Noel Reynolds, Fergal Berry, Martin McGee, Peadar Kiernan, John McNaboe, Peter Mimnagh, John Gray. Subs: Oisin Hourican, Kevin Murtagh.

Reserve League 1: The team took on St Mary’s Granard on Bank Holiday Monday – report in next week’s notes. The next game in this competition is on Saturday evening (9th May) at 7pm in Pairc na nGael when Dromard take on Abbeylara.

Schoolboys: Please support the schoolboy’s team in the Cumann na mBunscol final today (Wednesday) at 6pm in Pearse Park.

Annual Lotto: Over the coming weeks all members will be asked to renew their annual membership. 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. 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.

Race Night: Dromard Ladies are looking for sponsorship on behalf of the Ladies County Board for the race night taking place on May 23rd 2015.  It is compulsory for our ladies club to sell three of these cards.  Race cards will be circulated in the coming weeks.  For as little as €5 you can contribute or alternatively the full race could be sponsored for €50.  Anyone who sponsors a race will receive an advertisement for their business on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Fitness Classes: The following classes, run by Abi Hagan, will take place in the Clubhouse. Monday: 7pm – 45 minute Spin Only. 8pm - 1hr Summer Surprise. Wednesday: 7pm – 30 minute Bodyweight HIIT. 7.30pm – 30 minute Kettlebell Tone. Thursday: 7pm - 1hr Spin & Kettlebell Combo. 8pm – 45 minute Spin Only.

Leinster Senior Championship, Longford v. Offaly: The Leinster Council is offering group passes for both adults and juveniles for the forthcoming championship match on 16th May at O’Connor Park Tullamore. The U16 tickets cost €3 each (stand) and €2 terrace while the price for adults is €15 (stand) and €5 terrace. The minimum order for the adult tickets is 15. Application forms must be submitted through the club secretary before 12th May.

Newsletter: If you are originally from the parish, or you know someone who is, that would enjoy receiving the Club Newsletter, please phone 0866041980 or drop an email to DromardGAANewsletter@gmail.com with the name and email address of the person who would benefit by receiving it. This can be especially useful for those living away from home. Also, if you would like to submit and article, photo, or any item, please use the same email, address.
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