GAA Club notes

COLMCILLE: The AGM took place on Sunday 6th January in the Community Centre. It was good to see a large attendance and the players well represented. The club wish to thank all outgoing officers for their hard work throughout the year. The financial report showed the club to be in a good situation in what are challenging times. In this light we wish to thank all involved in fundraising events throughout the year, particularly weekly lotto sellers.
Condolences were expressed to all club members who were bereaved during the year. The following people were elected to positions for the coming year: Chairman Colm Ginty, Vice-Chairman Michael Walsh, Secretary John Reilly, Asst Secretary Dawn Mulligan, Joint Treasurers Ann Clarke and Irene Hall, PRO Brendan Reilly, Children’s And ASAP officer Ali McKeon, Ladies club rep Caroline Doyle. Executive members Dermot Murphy, Joe Hughes, Sean McGauran and Seamus McKeon. County board delegates Colm Ginty, John Reilly and Marie O’Reilly-Keenan. Congratulations to Player of the year Paul McKeon and Clubperson of the year Marie O Reilly-Keenan. On the field Tony McKiernan is the new senior manager, with Gavin Tonra and Philip Brady alongside. Best of luck to the new management team. Training commenced this Tuesday. Latest lotto results: No jackpot winner. 20 euro winners: Brendan Gormley; Shauna McKeon, Smear Road; Seamus Smith, Glenmore; Erin Clarke c/o Seamus McKeon. Jackpot 6200 euro. The New York Prize draw took place in McCabe’s Bar on Saturday night last. Before the draw Colm Ginty gave a short speech during which he informed us of an instance on Craggy Island whereby the person organising a draw actually won the prize. Its more common than you might think. In her last official act as outgoing chairperson Marie drew the winning ticket and handed over to Colm Ginty to announce the winner of the St. Patrick’s Day trip as non other than Colm and Sarah Ginty. Second Prize of 500 euro went to Shauna McCabe, Aughacordrinan. This satisfied all present that the draw drum was not completely full of Colm’s tickets! Congratulations to both. Thank you to all who bought or sold tickets for the draw. It was a big success and an important part of our annual fundraising. The first Executive meeting of the year takes place Thursday 17th at 9.15pm in Fr. McGee Park. Any items for inclusion in the weekly notes can be sent to

CASHEL: Lotto results from week ending 6th January. There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 3, 8, 9, 22. The 30 euro winner was Jimmy Cribben and 20 euro each to Gary Mulvihill, D Martin c/o Noel Mulvihill and Lily Spellman c/o James Hanley. There was no jackpot winner in this week’s draw. Numbers drawn 12, 19, 21, 27. The 30 euro winner was Peter Hopkins and 20 euro each to Jamie Bermingham, Herbert Farrell and Gabrielle and Brid Mulvihill. Jackpot next week 10,000 euro. Draw takes place in Leavy’s, Foigha and team on duty Anthony Melia and Tommy Egan. Your continued support for Lotto is much appreciated. Tickets will be on sale shortly for club draw. Books of ten tickets, ten euro per ticket and ten prizes. This draw is scheduled to take place on St. Patrick’s night at a function in “The Peer Inn”. A “commemorative plaque” to honour our participation in Celebrity Bainisteoir will be erected in the club house and this will be unveiled at this function also. Anyone still interested in being associated with this can give names and 50 euro per family to any club official as soon as possible. An EGM will take place on Saturday 26th January at 8.45pm in the clubhouse. It is vitally important that we have a full attendance at this meeting. Well done to Andrew Farrell and the Longford Vocational Schools team on their fine win over Dublin in the Leinster semi-final. They now play Kildare in the Leinster Final on Saturday 26th January. Sincere sympathy to Larry Gallagher on the death of his sister over the Christmas season. May she rest in peace.

YOUNG GRATTANS: There was no winner of last weekends lotto draw. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 11, 26, and each of the following received 20 euro each: Noel Farrell, Eoin Farrell and Ben Courtney. The next draw takes place next Sunday January 20th in the clubhouse with a jackpot of 2800 euro. Tickets are now on sale for the play in the Temperance Hall. Tickets for the play next month are available from any committee member priced 10 euro. Any committee member who has not yet collected their tickets are asked to contact Gerry Victory. Club membership will be collected over the coming week all players are reminded that they must have membership paid before they can train or play. This is to ensure that you are covered for insurance and that the club is also covered and monies will be collected as soon as training resumes.

MINOR-KILLOE: Club membership for this year is now due and can be paid to Registrar Colm Hughes. 20 euro per adult and 10 euro per child. Important new rule that from January 1st 2013, all players playing in all grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions. Official OPRO GAA/GPA ‘stock’ and ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards will be available for purchasing through your local retailers, including: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle Sports and Elverys. On 19th January Dave Hare who is the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Longford teams is hosting Functional Training Ireland Open Day in the Longford Strength and Conditioning Centre in Gem Park, Athlone Road (opposite MegaBowl), starting at 12 noon. Refreshments will be included.County players will be in attendance for demos and questions. Straight up this will be a great learning opportunity and a great chance to see inside the workings of a county team. Club meeting next Monday Jan 21st at 9pm in Clonee. All members are asked to attend. Sympathy of the Club is extended to the Brady family, Bawn on their recent bereavement.

MINOR-WOLFE TONES: The Annual General Meeting takes place this Friday evening at 7.30pm in the Mostrim Arms and we hope to see a large attendance on the night. We invite the parents of underage players to come along and become more involved in the running of the club, its very important for the children of the parish to have a local GAA team and to enjoy the summer evenings in their local football field under the guidance and supervision of experienced football coaches. There is a very important new rule for underage footballers in 2013, it is compulsory for all players to wear a mount/gum shield during training and football matches and before each game it will be the duty of the referee to check that each player is wearing a shield and he will not allow a player to play the game if he/she is not wearing a shield, it is up to the parents to provide the shields. Hard luck to our Scor a nOg teams who represented Longford in the Leinster Final in Erin’s Isle GAA Club in Finglas last Saturday. The ballad group and the recitation act were up against very good opposition. Well done to Shannon Gaels Novelty Act who got through to the All-Ireland Final. Finally we extend our sympathy to the McGuinness family on their bereavement before the Christmas.

LADIES-CARRICKEDMOND: We would like to congratulate all our players who recieved their medals at the Carrickedmond GAA Dinner dance which was held on Saturday night last. The presentation was made by Anne Jones, County Treasurer. A great night was had by all with all the ladies looking splendid in their finery. Kate Middleton would not have got a look in with their style! Our player of the year was awarded to Emily Cullen and most improved player was awarded to Catherine Mc Donnell. These two girls were worthy winners of their awards. A presentation was made by team captain Michelle Noonan to Paul Maguire and Johnny Gerety for their commitment over the last three years. Also a presentation was made by Alanna Jones to Eugene Noonan for his commitment to the Minor team. A special award was made to Maureen Teague on the night in recognition for her commitment to the Ladies club for a number of years. Maureen played for the club, trained the ladies teams, fundraises for the club and is a loyal member of the club. Carrickedmond ladies thank her for her continued support. We also had our annual christmas draw which was very successful. We thank all who supported it and donated prizes to it. 1st. Flat Screen Television: Anne Bannon, Barney, Mostrim. 2nd. Hamper sponsored by O’Hanlon pharmacy, Ballymahon. Jacinta Teague. 3rd 50 euro voucher Johnston Pharmacy, Leader House, Longford: Pearce Price. 4th Set of Wine glasses: Johnny McDonnell. 5th Voucher: Jenny’s Florist Ballymahon: Robert Mitchell. Boxes of Roses to the following: Kathleen Glennon, Streamstown; Mary Burns,Anne Marie Kelly, Lucy Cullen, and Donal Brady. Our AGM takes place next Friday night at 8pm in the GAA Complex. We invite all players, parents to come and ensure the continued success of our progressive ladies GAA club. We are having a 50 euro draw for all who attend. Also the annual church gate collection for the County Ladies will take place all masses in Carrickedmond, Abbeyshrule, Ballycloughan and Legan. Finally, we would like to thank Claire Flood, our club secretary, who performed her MC duties with flair and eloquence on the night. Rumour has it that RTE and TV3 are head hunting for her talents!

LADIES-KILLOE: Spot the ball results for 11/01/13 were: 25 euro winner Mary Doyle and 100 euro Mary Jo Curran. We held our AGM last Friday evening in the clubhouse and thanks to everyone who turned up. The following is the executive for the coming year. President, Fr. Sean Casey. Chairperson, Sean Whelan. Vice -Chairperson, Charles Canning. Secretary, Marie Gill. Assist Secretary, Melissa Whelan. Treasurer, Ann Creighton. Assist Treasurer, Annita Bratten. PRO, Melissa Whelan. Registrar, Orla Toher. Childrens Officer, Louise Clarke. Development Officer, Charles Canning. Cultural Language, Ann Marie Bratten, Grace Kiernan. Delegates to county board, Martin Clyne and Rosemarie Rowley . Best wishes to the new executive and looking forward to another successful year both on and off the field. Many thanks to Rosemarie Rowley and Grace Kiernan for all their hard work on the committee as Assist Secretary and Treasurer. These two ladies have stepped down from their positions but thankfully they haven’t left us, they have just taken a slightly less role this year. The Killoe dinner dance is on this weekend and if you haven’t already got your tickets please contact Sean and he will sort you out. We will be presenting the League and championship medals to our senior ladies on the night. Condolences to the Brady family on their recent bereavement.

LADIES-RATHCLINE: Our AGM was held on Sunday last in Clonbonny and our new executive was elected. Chairperson: Madeleine Murray, Vice-Chairperson: Geraldine Hanley, Secretary: Mike Greene, Assistant Secretary: Karena Mulvihill, Treasurer: Paddy Nolan, Assisstant Treasurer: Patrice Nolan, PRO: Aodhnait Casey and Childrens Officer: Marie Paters. We would like to extend our sympathies to the Kenny family, Fermoyle on the death of their aunt. May she rest in peace.


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