GAA Notes

ABBEYLARA: Pride of place this week goes to the Under 21 team and management on winning the Under 21 ‘B’ championship on Sunday last in Keenan Park, Ardagh.

ABBEYLARA: Pride of place this week goes to the Under 21 team and management on winning the Under 21 ‘B’ championship on Sunday last in Keenan Park, Ardagh.

Our lads produced an excellent team performance to defeat Ballymahon/Forgney on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-4. Team and scorers as follows: Shane Gallagher, Alan Earley, James McHugh, Anthony O’ Reilly (0-1), Michael McHugh, David Reilly (0-1), Jason Earley (1-0), Robbie Smyth (0-4, 1 free), Anthony McBrien (0-1), Jason Kelly (0-7, 4 frees), Mark Smyth (1-1), Sean Berry, Colin Sheridan (0-1). Subs: Peter Brady for Mark Smyth, Thomas Quinn for Colin Sheridan, Gavin Kelly for David Reilly. Congratulations to the panel and management team of Maurice O’Connor, Patsy Lynch and Brian Smyth. Best of luck to our seniors this Sunday in the Leader Cup quarter-final versus Dromard. The game is fixed for Lynch Park, Abbeylara. Lotto results for 20/11/12: Numbers drawn; 23, 26, 27, 28. The 20 euro winners; Gabriel Creamer, Rincoola; Mel Fagan, Clonbrack; Cyril Gerard Kiernan, c/o Glan Bar; Ann and Jennifer Reilly, Killina; Tommy and Maura McBrien, Toneymore; Sean Berry, Porte. The jackpot is now at 9,100 euro. Our players are hosting a fundraising car wash this Saturday 1st December in the park in Ballyboy from 10am to 3pm. All proceeds in aid of the players fund. Your support is appreciated. The club hold an important meeting on Thursday 29th November in the sports centre at 9pm. The club AGM will take place on Saturday 15th December in the sports centre at 8.30pm. The annual Race Night takes place on Wednesday 26th December in Crawford’s Lounge. Lines on sale presently around the parish. Contact Pat McHugh 087 6308152 or Patsy Lynch 087 9150478. Your support will be very much appreciated.

BALLYMAHON: Lotto Draw: There was no jackpot winner when the draw was held in Leavy’s Foigha on Sunday last with the following been the numbers drawn. 1-3-14-30. The following won the 4 x 30 prizes: Mary McKnight c/o Ciara Moughty; Matthew Daly, Drynan; Colm Flynn, Creevaghmore; Melissa Kelly, Clonard. The U-21 team lost to a better abbeylara side in the ‘B’ championship final on Sunday last on a 2-16 to 1-4 scoreline. Abbeylara were stronger throughout the field and were deserving winners. Our team was as follows: James McCormack, Jamie Noonan, Niall Dowler, Lee Masters, Matthew Daly, Niall Noonan, Thomas Mulvihill, Charlie Byrne, Sean McMullen, Niall Sheehy, Paul Keegan, Jordan Mulvihill, Pedro Byrne. Subs: Paul Kelly, Daniel Steele, Colm Ledwith, Simon Daly (injured), John Reed (injured), Robert Flynn, Shane Rowan, Shane Mulvihill, James Mulleady. Management Willie Forbes, Mark Mulvihill, Jude McGlynn, Robert Forbes. Thanks to the St. Patrick’s Ardagh club for having everything in tip top shape. Well done to the referee and his officials. Thanks also to Jamie Noonan who travelled over from London on the past two weekends to play with the club. The playing season is at an official end for 2012. The AGM date has been set for Friday December 28th and nomination forms will be issued shortly. Final Lotto draw for 2012 will take place in Cooney’s Hotel on Friday December 21st at 11pm with 2,500 euro in additional will be on offer. Tickets will be issued to players, officials and members over the next week and all are urged to assist in the best way possible and sell your allocation. The club extends sympathy to the Rock family, Shrule and the Barry family, Longford on their recent bereavements.

FR. MANNING GAELS: Lotto Results: Numbers Drawn: 2, 19, 27, 30. No Jackpot Winner. Five 30 euro winners: Peter J Gill, Corrick, Drumlish; Aoife Brady, Creenagh, Drumlish; Michael Reilly, Ballyduffy, Moyne; Sean McGlynn, Aughamore, Ballinalee; Paddy Howe, Ballinamuck. Sellers Prizes: Gary Brady and Mick Kane and Jimmy Courtney. Next Draw in: The Tavern 3rd December. Jackpot: 3,400. euro On Saturday 3rd November last we held a Cardiac Screening service in the Clubhouse, Monaduff. The service was open to everyone in the parish and approx 50 people availed of the service. With cases of Sudden Death Syndrome on the rise especially among sporting people to have a service like this available to our club members could prove invaluable. Thank you to those who carried out the screening and Bridie Reilly for organising. The draws for the 2013 Senior and Intermediate Football Championships were made at the November County Board meeting and the Gaels were handed a first round tie with Abbeylara. In a significant change to the championship format in 2013, three clubs will be relegated to leave 10 teams competing for the Connolly Cup in 2014 (including the promoted Intermediate champions in 2013) and thus the pressure will immediately be on those teams who lose their opening round fixtures. The U-21 A Championship final between Fr. Manning Gaels and Emmet Og, Killoe has been set for Sunday December 9th in Maguire Park, Ballinalee.

MOSTRIM: Commiserations to Killoe on their exit from the Leinster Club Championship but congratulations on reaching the semi-final, it was a great achievement. Our Club AGM is coming up in January, nominations papers have been sent out, please fill them in and return them to Michael Burke Newtownbond, or by email to on or before the 9th December please. There was no jackpot winner in the last lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 10, 14. Twenty-five euro winners were Paddy Keenan, Ardagh; Margie Farrell; Avril Gillen, Ardagh and Colin Turner. Seamus Farrell’s team on duty this weekend: Sean Hannon, E. Doherty, P. Donohoe. On St. Stephen’s Day the Club will have Puc Fada and Long Kick Competitons for a range of age groups and for both men and women. The event kicks off at 11.30am and entry fees are 5 euro. All proceeds in aid of St. Christopher’s so please come out and support this worthy cause. For details please contact Michael McCormack.

MULLINALAGHTA ST. COLUMBA’S: Last week’s lotto results were as follows; numbers drawn; 7, 15, 25, 2. No outright winner. 20 euro consolation prizes to Thomas McCabe, Aughanorran; Elle Fitzsimons, Toome; Amy Brady, Cloonagh; Matt McGahern, Glan and Sean Grier, Cara. On duty for sales this coming weekend are Hideaway, Mel Dermody; Keoghs/Anglers Rest, John Keegan; Kilcogy, Finnegan and Sean O’ Rourke. Please ensure that all tickets are handed in to Post Office no later than Monday evening at 5.30pm. Looking at the yearly lotto tickets, we see that a lot of patrons who subscribed to this draw are presently due for renewal. To be in with a weekly chance of grabbing the jackpot, please contact any club or committee member. The cost of the yearly ticket is 100 euro. Our A.G.M. will be held on Sunday next at 3pm in the clubrooms. All club members are asked to attend. Thanks to all who helped out in any way on Saturday last at the hunt. An enjoyable day was had by all. Tickets are presently on sale in conjunction with the Community Centre committee for the Annual Christmas Monster Draw. Congrats to the girls national school team on their great win in the Cumann na mBunscol league final on Saturday last. Finally, the club expresses its deepest sympathy to the Murtagh family, Culeenmore on their recent bereavement.

BALLYMORE: On this Friday night we will hold our annual general meeting in Killeen school, starting at 8pm and all members are asked to attend as there are a number of important decisions to be made. We hope to be able to proceed with the first of our twelve monthly draws after the meeting so all sellers are asked to have all tickets in by then and anyone wishing to be in the draw please contact any committee member. Sympathy of the club is extended to the Carrigy and Kelly families on the death of Catherina, the McCabe family, Aughnacliffe on the death of Johnny, the Kearney family, Toneywarden on the death of Marie’s mother Mrs Boyhan, the Reilly family, Rinroe on the death of their mother, the Burns family, Naas on the death of Bobby and the Battrim and Gallagher families on the death of Mrs Mary Battrim. May they rest in peace.

RATHCLINE: There was no winner of this week’s 1000 euro lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 7, 11, 25, 28, 30 and 40. The four random winners of 25 euro each were Seamus Nolan, Ann McGloine, Brian Skelly and Michael Greene. Congratulations to Liam Connerton, who kicked two points for the UCD freshers team as they won the All-Ireland league last week. Commiserations to David Mulvihill, who was part of the beaten DCU team. Well done to Shannon Gaels sketch and Ballad Group who qualified for County Final on Sunday next 2nd December in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesboro.

MOYDOW HARPERS: lotto results. Numbers drawn 8-9-19-23. No winner. Four match 3: Colm Murray, Jimmy Dowler, John McDermott and Michael Campbell Next week’s jackpot 6825 euro. Our Dinner dance is coming up on Saturday 5th January, starting at 8.30pm in the rugby club. Music by Westside. Division 3 medals to be presented by all star nominee Paul Barden. Well done to Killoe on doing so well in the Leinster Club Championship. Best of luck to Conor Keenan who is opening Kearney’s bar this week.

YOUNG GRATTANS: The senior club held its AGM on Sunday last with a satisfactory attendance. The chairman thanked the outgoing committee for their work during the year and also all those who sponsored and supported the club. Promotions to the front bench was the order of the day and officers elected were as follows: Honorary presidents: Ann Victory and Brendan Lennon, Chairman: John Clarke, Asst. Chairman: Gerard Victory, Secretary Yvonne Kane, Asst. Secretary: Stephen McNally, Treasurer: Louise Kane, Asst. Treasurer: Mick Maguire, P.R.O.: Fr. Pierre Pepper, Irish and Cultural Officer: Niall Nerney, Registrar: Kevin Victory, Senior Team Liaison Officer: James Ruske and Minor Board Liaison: Niall Nerney. County Board Delegates: Jim Devine, Brendan Lennon and Mick Maguire while Pat Clarke was retired to the back benches. Membership was set at 30 euro for senior players and committee members and 20 euro for non-committee members. Lotto numbers drawn were: 10, 12, 17 & 27. There was no winner and next week’s top prize increases to 2450 euro. The 20 euro winners were: Evelyn Ruske, Michael Kyle and Gerry & Bernie Healy.

MINOR-WOLFE TONES: Congratulations to Wolfe Tones Junior Scor team who done very well last Friday night in Legan at the semi-final of the Longford Scor na Og competition. Our qualifiers are: Solo singer, Aoife Mulligan. Ballad Group: Thomas Doyle, Gemma Cheevers, Lynn Fox, Meleline Moran Flood and Emily O’Leary. Instrumental Group: Owen Smith, Kirsten Smith, Ashling O’Reilly, Maeve Donnelly and Emma O’Reilly. Maeve Donnelly also won both the Recitation and the Sean Nos dancing. To finish off a very successful evening Wolfe Tones won the Question-Time. Well done to all involved. The Final will take place in Lanesboro Hall this Sunday 2nd December, starting at 3pm. The U-13 and U-14 panels will be presented with their league medals this Friday Night in the Green from 7 to 8pm. Parents are invited along for tea and refreshments.