Club Notes for Friday 9th May 2014

posted 22 Jan 2015, 09:41 by Eamonn Kiernan   [ updated 22 Jan 2015, 09:41 by Vanness Vassallo ]

Annual Lotto Drive: Dromard GAA are embarking on a campaign to sign up supports to our annual lotto. In the past we would have sold the majority of our lottos at weekend in local pubs and at other social events, however, with the huge downturn in people going to pubs and attending such events, and indeed with the numbers of young people that have emigrated from the area, the numbers of tickets been sold is extremely low. However, the costs of running the club has stayed the same, with over €10k in players injury scheme and registration alone. In addition people who no longer live in the area have been enquiring as to how the can participate in the weekly lotto and support the club and indeed the senior team who have given a huge amount of time over the past 15 years in particular. The scheme allows for the purchase of a 1 year subscription to the lotto and it has a number of different amounts and various durations other than one year.  In addition to your number been drawn each week in the lotto draw ( Currently stand at €9000 ), you will automaticall become a club member and receive a membership card and voting rights at the AGM, entry to the draw for All Ireland Tickets, be given access to the Club  Newsletter ( including videos, interviews, church newsletter and potentially school newsletter), Dromard GAA Supporters Car sticker, etc.  Paymenst using Credit Cards, Bank Transfers, or Online paymenst are also accepted by visiting the Lotto-Membership section of the Dromard GAA  website. Other €30 and €50 subscriptions to the lotto will also be made available. Your local club members will be calling to your door during May, please give them any support that you can. For any further details please contact Vice Chairman Michael Reilly 086 2202275


Division 1: Dromard 4-13 v 1-9 Mostrim. We played Mostrim in Pairc NaGeal on Thursday night last and after a shaky start we finally got to grips with the game. Mostrim opened with 4 points in the first 10 minutes. Dromard replied with some excellent scores from Cian Mimnagh, Gary Maguire, and Ross McNerney. In a game where Ronan McEntire, Emmet Masterson and David Pettit all set up some good scores it was an all-round good team performance which leaves us at the top of the Division 1 table going into the break for the Leinster Championship.  We next play Father Manning Geals in our next outing which is currently scheduled for the week after the Longford Offaly Championship game. Best wishes to James Mimnagh, Jamsie Martin, and Peter Masterson who all came off injured during the game. Team: Damien Sheridan, Padraig McNerney, David Pettit, James Mimnagh, Peter Masterson, John sheridan, Ciaran McStay, Bernard Sheridan, Kevin Donohoe, Padraig Martin, Ronan McEntire, Emmett Masterson, Frankie McGee, Ross McNerney, Gary Maguire. Thanks to Frankie Toher for refereeing.


Division 3: Well done to the Division 3 team who had a good victory over Fr Manning Gaels with a scoreline of 5-06 to 1-16 at Pairc na Gael on Saturday evening last.  Despite a dramatic comeback in the 2nd half by the Drumlish men the Dromard squad managed to stay ahead and hold on to a 2 point lead.  A great performance by all team. Next game for this panel is tentatively scheduled for Pairc NaGeal this Saturday night at 7:30pm v Forgney.


Senior Reserve League 1:  The Reserve Keague one is back on again this Friday night after a break for the past 5 weeks, we are down to play Fathger Manning Geals on Friday night the 9th at 8:30pm in Monaduff.


Training: This weeks training for Div 1 & 3 is on Wednesday night at 8pm


Fixtures: Tue 6/5: U14 PNaGeal v Ardagh 7:30pm. Bunscol Mixed C'Ship. Wed 7/5: U8 Blitz in Ballinalee  7pm. U16 Dev Squad Trial. Thu 8/7: Bunscol Mixed. U16 Ladies PNaGeal v Colmcille 7pm. Fri 9/5: RL1 Monaduff v FMG 8:30pm. 1st Yr Boys Finals inc Moyne CS.  Sat 10/5: RL3 PNaGeal v Forgney (Provisional). mBunscol Girls. U14/U15 Co Dev Squad. Sun 11/5: Junior Ladies PNaGeal v Mullinaughta.  Mon 12/5: U12 Ladies PNageal v St Helens 7pm. Tue 13/5: U14 MFay Pk v Slashers 7:30pm. U15/16 Co Dev Trials. Co Board Meeting. Wed 14/5: U10 Blitz PNaGeal 7pm. Check Text for changes to fixtures.


Newsletter:  The club in conjunction with a number of other community groups are looking to put together a weekly newsletter. To that end we are looking for people to become involved in the newsletter, to be editors, subscribers, or to own a section. Why not be a part of it and either get some experience, lend your experience, or help out the club and community. As well as looking good on your CV, it would be ideal experience for some of the secondary school or third level students to be become involved on this team. Maybe you are already employed in this or a similar field and would like to help. If you would like to be a part of it and get this initiative of the ground please drop an email or phone the PRO Eamon Kiernan / 086 1060675 or the secretary Dermot Reilly . We would really be delighted to hear from you!


Local Couple Wed: Congratulations to former Junior Player Alan McNerney, Legga, son of Teresa and Joe and to Ciara Grimes daughter of Noeleen and Mel, Beaghmore, Carrigallen,   who got married recently and best wishes from the club for a long and happy life together. By all accounts it was a day to remember!.


Gaelic Football Scholarship Programme University of Ulster. Postgraduate Gaelic Football Scholarship Programme for the 2014 / 2015 season to high level male Gaelic footballers. If you feel that you would be interested email Paul Rouse


The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell and directed by Mrs Chris Donohoe. A  3 Act play not to be missed taking part in the Latin School Community Centre Dromard on Friday 9th May, Saturday 10 th May and Sunday 11th May @8.30 pm sharp. Tickets on sale in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynches of Arva &Mc Seains of Cornafean. Tickets 10 euro each.


Play your Part – Help Bring Your People Home” meeting is being hosted in the Longford Arms Hotel on 8 May at 8pm at which 4-500 people are expected. The initiative has the backing of the four GAA County Committees, County Councils as well as the strong support of Bord na Móna and Connect Ireland. On the night guest speakers will describe how the initiative will use networks at home and abroad to create employment in the four counties. Better yet again there are going to be real live jobs at this event. Four companies from each of the four counties will be recruiting on the night. Those who can help bring employment to the region are looking at serious financial reward for doing so. The Succeed in Ireland initiative which is run by Connect Ireland and the IDA rewards those who make introductions to connections they have within companies – to the tune of €1,500-€3,000 per sustainable job. The more serious matters of the night will be followed by a panel discussion on the forthcoming championship hosted by Ciaran Mullooly, RTE midlands correspondent.