GAA Club notes

Longford slashers: The Annual General Meeting of the club took place in the clubhouse on Saturday 19th. January. Nominations and motions were discussed and the following officers were elected to guide the club for 2013.
 President: Hal Carey. Chairman: Donal Brady, Vice-Chairman: John McKeon, Secretary: Micheail Walsh; Assistant Secretary: Sean Meenaghan, Treasuer: Tom Mulligan, Asst Treasuer: Bernard Duffy and Liam Eivers; PRO: Conor Neville, Language/Culture: Michael O’Brien, Co. Board Delegates: John Murphy, Seamus McRory and Seamus Lee; ASAP/Childrens officer: Damien Bartley. The first club meeting of the year takes place in the clubhouse on Wednesday January 30th. It is intended that all monthly club meetings will take place on the last Wednesday night of the month.

Longford slashers: The Annual General Meeting of the club took place in the clubhouse on Saturday 19th. January. Nominations and motions were discussed and the following officers were elected to guide the club for 2013.
 President: Hal Carey. Chairman: Donal Brady, Vice-Chairman: John McKeon, Secretary: Micheail Walsh; Assistant Secretary: Sean Meenaghan, Treasuer: Tom Mulligan, Asst Treasuer: Bernard Duffy and Liam Eivers; PRO: Conor Neville, Language/Culture: Michael O’Brien, Co. Board Delegates: John Murphy, Seamus McRory and Seamus Lee; ASAP/Childrens officer: Damien Bartley. The first club meeting of the year takes place in the clubhouse on Wednesday January 30th. It is intended that all monthly club meetings will take place on the last Wednesday night of the month.

Clonguish: On Saturday night last our White Collar Boxing Night took place in the PJ Murphy Sports Hall. It will go down as one of the best nights entertainment had by the club in many’s a year. A huge crowd turned up on the night with 700 people packing the hall. All boxers fought superbly on the night and they cheered on from from every angle by the frenzied crowd. Great credit must go to all the boxers who showed great bravey and no little skill to serve up nine great bouts. The committee who organised the event are also thanked for their efforts as the event ran smoothly and was a great success. The orgainising committee would like to thank Gerry Rehill, Barry Kilemeade, Noel Murhpy, Ciaran Smyth, Mark Casey, Eoin Kilemeade for their help in training, refereeing and judging the contests on the night. Our thanks to Lanesboro Boxing Club for the use of their ring and help also. Thanks to Kilglass Gales for their help in putting up the ring also. John Duffy MC contributed greatly to the night with his commentary and we hear Don King is head hunting him after Saturday night. All fighters on the night brought great support with them and it was great to see so many from the Colmcille, Mostrim and Slashers clubs supporting their fighters on the night. Our Main sponsors of the event Nolan Motors are thanked also as they really helped to launch the event. Also many thanks to all other sponsors whose names were published in the programme on the night. Thanks to Protrans for the use of their refridgerated lorry on the night as well. All support from local businesses is greatly appreciated and needed to run and promote an event of this nature. Our lotto draw took place on Saturday night last in the PJ Murphy memorial hall and the numbers drawn were 12, 18, 29, 30. The weekly winners were Una Reily, Market Bar, €100. Podge Reilly, Castle Inn,€25.00, Margaret Ghee, €25.00. Next weeks draw takes place in Caseys Bar and the Jackpot will be €3450.00.Next Sunday at 3pm our monthly monster bingo takes place in the PJ Murphy Hall Prizes total €2500 on the day, all are welcome, tea and refreshments will be served. The club wishes to extend its sympathies to Ray Campbell and the Campbell family Clonohill, Gortletragh, on the death of their mother recently.

Colmcille: Lotto Results 22/1, no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn: 10, 15, 16, 19. Lucky Dip €20 winners: Ann McNeil c/o Nellie Gormley, Paul Kennedy (Snr), Roseanne Reilly c/o Nelle Gormley, E Hughes, Balinalee, c/o Nellie Gormley. Jackpot €6,350. Anybody who is interested in applying for Gaeltacht grants should contact Club Secretary John Reilly (0857322857) for an application form. Completed applications must be in before 15th Feb. Any applications after this won’t be considered. Congratulations to Longford Vocational Schools team who were crowned Leinster Champions following a ten point victory over the reigning champs Kildare on Friday last. Club membership is now due for 2013. Membership is €30 for adults and €5 for Minors. Members are automatically entered into a draw for free All Ireland Final tickets. Membership can be paid to treasurers Ann Clarke or Irene Hall or any member of the executive. On the playing field for 2013 Gerry Mckeon and Barney Murtagh are taking charge of the Juniors and training will commence shortly. Any players interested in dusting the boots off and making the comeback are welcome to resume training Tuesday and Friday evenings in McGee Park. At the recent executive meeting it was decided that in order to raise required funds for urgently needed maintenance of the club playing field that the Colmcille CFC 100 Club be established. The goal is to raise €5000 that will be specifically spent on the maintenance of the field. This maintenance is required to restore and improve the quality of the pitch. €100 euro tickets will be available which will entitle the bearer to enter a draw for €500 and also free club membership, which automatically enters you into the draw for All-Ireland tickets later on in the year. We would urge all Gaels in the parish to participate in this vital fundraiser. It will be for the longterm benefit of the club and all teams who use the pitch throughout the year. While the tickets are expensive we ask you to consider it an investment in the club. Various purchasing options are available: a family could come together to buy a ticket, or four friends or neighbours in order to spread the cost. Anyone interested can contact Colm, Brendan, Dermot Murphy or Joe Hughes.

Dromard: Our senior AGM for various reasons has had to be postponed on a number of occasions over the past couple of weeks. We hope to hold the AGM this week end (date and time will be confirmed by our text messaging service during the week). Anyone wishing to give a hand with the running of our teams during the coming year please contact 087 2437683.  Best of luck to Longford seniors who make the trip to Wexford Park for their opening round of the National Football League on Sunday next. Well done to our neighbours Leitrim on winning the FBD league title on Sunday last.  Belated congratulations to Orla and Jimmy Kiernan Corrickmaquirke on the birth of their son recently and congratulations also to Noeleen Brady and Ciaran Watters Legga on the birth of their son during the past week. Sincere sympathies to the McLoughlin family Cornakelly on the recent passing of Phil last weekend. Lotto results for Monday 21st January 2013. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 14 & 21. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the draw were Thomas Casey, Lorraine Kane, Annette & Mike Joe Sheridan and Andrea Parker. The seller’s prize was won by Geraldine Bleakley, Moyne Cross Stores.

St. Francis Dromard: St. Francis Dromard held their minor AGM on Friday night last.  The meeting was well attended and the following officers were elected. Chairman, Ray Murphy; Vice Chairman, John Duffy; Secretary, Jacinta Brady; Assistant Secretary, Alan McLoughlin; Treasurer, Francis Gray; Assistant Treasurer, Michael Reilly; Registrars Mary Farrell & Gus McEntire. In his address chairman Ray Murphy among other things thanked his fellow officers, team mentors, parents and the players for their help and support during the past season. Constructive debate regarding issues concerning the minor club was had and as a result a number of useful suggestions were forwarded that will be addressed in the near future. Anyone interested in helping out with the running of our underage teams please contact 087 2437683. 

Dromard ladies: Anyone with ticket monies for the upcoming draw taking place on Saturday  16th February in the Breffni Arms, Arva can pass on to Laura Martin.  It’ll be fancy dress on the night with a prize for the best dressed. Apologies for omitting to mention Rebecca Duffy who was also on the Moyne under 16 team along with Laura Bleakley, Shauna Reilly and Rachel Reilly in their recent Leinster semi final.

Bornacoola: Congratulations Charlotte Our congratulations to Ladies player Charlotte Faughnan who was named Leitrim Intermediate Club Player of the year and received her award at a function in the Bush Hotel on Friday night last. Charlotte was a key player in the centre of the field in 2012 as the Ladies team captured the club’s first ever Intermediate championship. Scór na nOg For the second year in a row, our Question time team of Robert Beirne, Brian Duffy and Sean Muldowney were defeated by 2 points in the Connaught final of Scór na nOg which was held on Saturday last in Castlebar. Sincere thanks to Aiden Dockrey for his work with the boys over the last few months. Hopefully next year they can make it 3rd time lucky and qualify for the All Ireland final. Congratulations to Grace O’Reilly from Ballinamore who was winner in the recitation which was written by her aunt Angela Fitzpatrick. Best of luck to you in the All Ireland Final which takes place in Derry February 23rd . Finally Scór Sinsear kicks off on March 23rd so anyone interested in participating in any of the disciplines should contact Oifigeach Cultúra Martina Hackett at 087 7963512Club Draw The first Bornacoola Club Draww for 2013 took place on Saturday night last in the Copper Still, Dromod. Thanks to Derek for his hospitality and to all who sold and bought tickets. Winners were; €100 Michael Stenson, €20 each; Bernie O’Beirne, Trish Hackett, Margaret McGoldrick (BOI Mohill), Padraig Jones, Josephine McGushin and a bottle of wine sponsored by the Copper till was won by Kelly Howard. Bon Voyage Our Best Wishes to Alan Croghan who departed for New Zealand last week to join brother Niall at the other end of the world. Alan has been a key player for Bornacoola over the last few years and he will be sorely missed. Leitrim v Limerick Anyone interested in travelling to Leitrim’s opening Allianz League game in Limerick this Sunday should note that a bus will depart from our club grounds at 9.50am on Sunday morning with a cost of €15 per person return. If you are interested in travelling please contact Shay Reynolds at 0879030882 Defibrillator meeting Please note that there will be an urgent defibrillator meeting on Tuesday February 5th at 8.30 in Bornacoola Community Centre. Everybody please attend, especially trainees. Bornacoola Community Development AGM The AGM of the Bornacoola Community Development Association takes place in the Community Centre this Thursday night at 8 30pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are welcome. Sympathy Our sympathies to Raymond Campbell and family (Clooneen) on the passing of Raymond’s mother Mary Ann (Cloonohil, Drumlish) last week. Ar Dheis De go raibh sí

Sean Connollys: Sunday number 4 has arrived and still great numbers turning out for the early walk. Just imagine we are half way there and boy how the fitness levels have increased. We have three Monday Boot camps left, January 28, tomorrow , February 4 and 11 at 8 o’clock each night. There is also three sessions of aerobics on Thursday nights – January 31 and February 7 and 14 so please keep the numbers up for these enjoyable exercises. There is a great buzz in the parish about these events and a great response to sponsorship. Hopefully all cards will be collected by next weekend at the latest. At the weekend weigh-in the craic was really good, especially with the conversion of kgs to lbs: some lost, some gained but all went home happy and determined to work harder over the last three weeks. So a million thanks to one and all for your participation. Score encore: During the past few weeks our Scor na nOg figure dancing team has been selected to take part in round eight of this competition. These girls were in a contest with teams from Leitrim , Cavan, Roscommon and on merit are off to RTE studios in Dublin on Wednesday,February 6 to take part in round 8. What a great achievement ! We all look forward to watching them on TG4 later in the Spring. In the meantime we will have more info next week.

Cashel: There was one Jackpot winner in this week’s Lotto draw, congratulations to Mary Connor, Fortwilliam, Newtowncashel who is the lucky winner of €10,000. Numbers drawn: 4, 5, 16, 17. Next week’s draw takes place in Fallon’s, Team on duty Jim Frank Mulvihill, Brian Mulvihill and Richard Farrell, starting Jackpot yet to be decided. Your continued support for the lotto is much appreciated. The re-convened A.G.M. takes place on Monday next 4th February at 9p.m. in the Clubhouse, it is very important that we have a full attendance at this meeting. Well done to the Longford Vocational Schools Team and especially our representative, Andrew Farrell, on their fine win over Kildare in the Leinster “A” final played at Pairc Ciaran on Friday last. Congrats to Philip Ginty and Mary Bomba who were married in New York last weekend.

Longford Slashers Minor: The AGM of our minor club took place last Friday in our clubhouse. Next week’s notes will contain a full review. The playing season is only around the corner and we look forward to seeing all our players back and welcome any new players who wish to play for our club. Match and training times etc. will be posted on our facebook page, so make sure to add LongfordSlashers MinorClub to stay up to date. Any child wishing to represent the club in the scór competition may get in touch through the facebook page and we will get back to you. If you have any notes to be included in the minor notes or perhaps you are not on facebook and require information about our club, please contact

Ballymahon Leo Caseys: Congratulations to new Leinster champions Longford Vocational Schools team who scored a magnificent victory over reigning Leinster champions Kildare at Pairc Chiaran, Cashel on Friday last. This was truly a team effort, the team including all players on the panel, mentors, coaching team and sponsors. Well done to the management of Cashel GAA on providing the perfect setting for the final in front of a very large attendance. Special mention must go to local lads Andrew Farrell, Fergus Farrell, Paddy Farrell, Gary Kenny, Shane Kenny, Rory Connor, Martain McGoey, John Reed and Niall Sheehy. Sincerest thanks again for generous sponsorship of Peter and David Hanley of Hanley Motors Ballymahon and Cashel. We are certain that many of these players will play a pivotal role at an even higher level for Longford into the future. For all concerned an important minor meeting takes place on Saturday next at the clubhouse to appoint team management and deal with all other minor matters, full attendance is expected. The under 21 championship starts in March and a full attendance at all training sessions is requested. The chairman and club members wish to extend a vote of sympathy to club stalwart Pat Connolly on the demise of his brother in law Noel Mooney.Is féidir Dia trócaire ar a anam. Senior training continues and again we appeal to all panellists to attend all training sessions. The weekly lotto continues to be the major source of income for the club. We wish to thank all our sellers and supporters and to advise all that we are presently reconstituting the draw and expanding the existing rota we earnestly appeal to all to become involved in this vital activity. All those who might wish to contribute in any way please contact draw coordinator Albert Fallon. Lotto results for the 27-01-13 are as follows, Numbers drawn 5-10-14-31. There was no outright winner and the following were the 4 x €30 winners: 1. Johnny Rhattigan C/O Nallys Corner House 2. Mervyn English, Tang C/O Maghara, 3. Bill Wynne, Drinan C/O Anne McCormack 4. Aisling McCormack, Shrule C/O David McCormack. Next weeks jackpot is €6,000 and the draw takes place at The Canal Turn.

ST. PATRICK’S, Ardagh: Annual Social Night - Our Annual Social and Presentation Night takes place on Saturday 2nd March 2013 in the Rugby Club Longford. Music by The Big Kahuna Party Band. Tickets are €15.00 each. Buffet served at 9.00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are on sale soon. Membership: Due to membership closing date being before 31st March this year we would appreciate if all members could pay this amount to our Registrar’s Billy and Imelda Keenan as soon as possible. Fee for the coming year is €10.00. Lotto results for Sunday 27th January 2013. Numbers drawn: 7,18,23,30. Jackpot €4750.00 No winners: €25.00 winners were: Liam Boyce Barry, Packie Kenny Lisduff, Maggie Trautt Lynamore, Catherine Hayden Loughill, Tracey Igoe. Jackpot for Sunday 3rd February 2013 €4800. TEAM  C: on Lotto Duty on Sunday 3rd February 2013. Mary Kennedy, John Kennedy, Sean Cahill, Andrew Lynch or Martin Keane. Edgeworthstown Rota: Sean Cahill and Andrew Lynch/Martin Keane. Deepest sympathy to Packie Kenny and family Lisduff on the death of Bernie, also the Halligan Family Loughill on the death of Billy. May they rest in peace.

Kilglass Pitch update: There is a lot of work going on around the club grounds this last few weeks as e move into the final phase of getting our field of dreams ready for all our teams. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help in any way over the next few weeks please contact Seamus Nugent as it will be greatly appreciated. Presentation Night: The club presentation night will take place in Tommy Cox’s pub on Friday 8th of February. All Annual club awards will be presented on the night as well as medals to our senior ladies who won the senior shield in 2012. Music on the night by Marty O’Brien. Deepest sympathy: The club would like to sympathise with Liz Durkin on the recent death of her father Phil McLoughlin from Moyne in co Longford. May he rest in peace. Get the Spring back into your Step!! Organised walks will commence on Sunday 3rd February and continue every Sunday until the end of March. Walks will be varied and mainly around the Parish of Kilglass. Entry Fee is Adults €5 and Children €2, Special Family Rate (over 4 Members) Participants will be included in a draw for some excellent prizes. First walk is on Sunday 3rd Feb starting from Slatta church @ 9am. For details contact Noreen on 086 – 1698466 or go to Kilglass Gaels Facebook page & look to goin the get the spring back in your step group. Fun and Well-Being Guaranteed and Everybody Welcome. Lotto & bingo: This & every Saturday night both take place. Lotto jackpot is €9,900 & draw this weekend 2nd Feb is in the Kon- Tiki. Bingo continues this Saturday Night @ 8.30 jackpot is €6,000 of 44 calls or less. Senior Scór: Dates Set: County Final takes place on Good Friday in Elphin – no preliminary rounds. Winners progress to Connacht Final in Ck-on-Shannon on the following weekend. Plenty of time to get ready so can anyone interested in taking part in Figure or Set Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act or Quiz please contact Nuala Diffley so that we are all well prepared in time for this year’s competition. Thanks to those who have contacted us so far. Handball: for National School Children at 7p.m. and Secondary School children at 8p.m. Thursdays in Sportshall. Contact Eddie Conboy for further details at 086 0528884. Hard Luck to John Coggeran who was narrowly defeated in the Handball 40x20 County Final following a tie-break. Well done John on a great performance. Cash for Clobber: Want to clear out after Christmas or have an Early Spring Clean, bring all your unwanted clothing, bags, sheets, shoes etc to the clubhouse for collection in the Spring. Club Membership for 2013 and Registration night: membership is now due so in order to get it processed their will be a club registration night on Friday the 22nd February from 7p.m to 9.30p.m. Adults: €30-; 3rd Level Students: €20-; Underage: €10-; Family (2 adults & up to 3 U18’s) : €75-; Family (2 Adults & up to 4 U18’s) €80-.Due to insurance regulations, everyone taking part in any GAA Activity, including training must be registered members PRIOR to taking part. Membership can be paid to Leo Cox, Club Treasurer or Eddie Conboy Club Registrar. For further details contact Eddie at 086 0528884. Last Person Standing 4: As the premiership is drawing to a close, we would like to give everyone another chance to win €1000- in cash. Tickets at €10- each will be available for sale from the footballers of both the Intermediate Men and Senior Ladies teams as well as from club members from this week. The competition will start on weekend of 23rd & 24th February. T.V. Bound! Congratulations to our Scór na nÓg Figure Dancers, under the tuition of Laura Keaveney-Duffy, who have been invited to participate in the new TG4 programme “Scór Encore”. They will attend RTE Studios for recording on Thurs 7th Feb and the show will be broadcast shortly. Bus available and some audience tickets. Anyone wishing to attend the show should contact Nuala Diffley at 071 9638170 or 087 6747177 immediately. Sandra Earley Memorial Run: This run will take place on February 24th around the Kilclare/Kiltubrid area in memory of the late Sandra Earley. Sandra was a young mother at the age of 26 years of age; she had three beautiful kids & her whole life in front of her when she died suddenly nearly a year ago. Her boyfriend was of course Barry Lupton who played underage football with the club in the past when he was younger. Anyone interested in the Run can check the link on the Kilglass Gaels Facebook page or check local press for details.Proceeds raised from the event will go to the ‘Heart House’ which is a family heart screening clinic at the Mater Foundation, Dublin for families who have lost loved ones to Sudden Adult death syndrome.

Tang: There was a medal presentation for the maryland-tang u21 championship winning team in Cooney’s hotel Ballymahon on Friday night 25th. The squad their family and friends all attended .M.C for the night was former co. chairman Tom Farrell and the medals were awarded by the new co. chairman Sean Sheridan. Both club chairmen said a few words with team mentors Paul Conway and Padraig Connell being praised for their hard work in the months before and during the competiton. They in turn praised the players on their dedication and work rate.Tang chairman Damian Gill said there was a direct connection between under age coaching down through the years in the maryland-tang club and this teams success and encouraged both clubs to continue that great work. A great night was held by all. A special thanks to Sean Sheridan , Tom Farrell, Mick Cooney and the staff in Cooney’s hotel. Tang GAA would like to congratulate Fergus Farrell and his team mates on winning the Leinster schools final.

Ballymore Ladies: Ballymore Ladies club AGM will be held on Friday 1st Feb at 9pm sharp in Killeen NS. Could all club members please make every effort to attend this meeting. New members are also welcome.

Killoe Minor: The following management teams/coaches were ratified for this year at last weeks meeting. Minors – Sean McGuire, Gary Fenlon, Jason Tully and Gerry Carberry. Juveniles – Kevin Molloghan, Shane Dowd, Daniel Keogh and Paul McCarthy. U14/13 – Kevin Prunty, Damien Bennett, Paul Bracken, Colm Hughes, Eamon Keogh and Damien Bratten. U12 – Kevin Dooner, David Donnelly and Brian Finneran. Best of luck to all involved in 2013. . Scholarships to the Gaeltacht - Longford county board are offering a limited number of grants to students who wish to improve their knowledge of teanga na Gaeilge. Applications are invited from students who must be 13 years or older on 1st of January 2013 and each grant is 250 Euro. Application forms can be obtained from Longford GAA Website or from the county Irish and cultural officer. Application forms must be with the Irish officer before February 15th and applicants will be selected at interview during February/March. 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’ mouth guards will be available for purchase in through your local retailers, including: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle Sports and Elvery’s.

Rathcline: Club membership is now open to everyone for the 2013 season. Prices are as follows: €20 for non-playing members and €50 for players. Peter Skelly will be accepting payment for all non-playing members and Ryan Fallon will be doing likewise with our Club players. Closing date for receipt of membership money is 31st March. The Annual New Year draw took place in Adies Bar on Saturday night. The draw was a massive success and on behalf of the Rathcline GAA, our Executive thanks each and everyone one of our sellers; not only for Saturday night’s success but for your continued support throughout the years. The results of the draw are as follows: 1st Prize: €3,000 - Seamus Finn C/O Lough Ree Power, 2nd Prize: €1,000 - Niall Nerney, Stonepark, 3rd Prize: €750 - Carolyn Cooney, Lehery, Lanesboro, 4th Prize: €500 - Tom Mulvihill, Cullentra, Lanesboro, 5th Prize: €250 - Willie Carlos, Killrooskey, 6th Prize: €200 - Jack Bannon, Newtowncashel, 7th Prize: €200 - Ruth Boland, Old Circular Road, 8th Prize: €200 - Mick Brennan, Lisnacusha, 9th Prize: €200 - Martina Connaughton, Lecarrow, 10th Prize: €200 - John O Connor & John Togher C/O C-A-M. Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - The Jackpot total of €1,000 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 3, 9, 13, 20, 21, 41. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Denis Crinigan – Gurteengar, Lanesboro; (2) Joe Durkan – Main St., Longford; (3) Kevin Murray – Derrygeel, Lanesboro; (4) Kevin & Caroline Madden – Rathcline Rd., Lanesboro. Next week’s Jackpot will €1,100. Leinster Champions – Congratulations to the Longford Vocational schools team who were victorious over Kildare in the Leinster final in Páirc Ciarán on Friday night last. Final score in the game: Longford 2-14, Kildare 2-04. Special mention must go to the local lads involved with the team - Shane Kenny, Eoin Sorohan, Jack Rooney, Diarmuid Murtagh and Shane Cosgrave. Table Quiz - Shannon Gaels Minor Club are running a table Quiz on Saturday 9th February at 9:30pm in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha. Please keep this date in your diaries and we hope a big crowd will turn out to support the event. Scór na nÓg – As preparations ramp up for the All Ireland Final in Derry on Saturday 23rd February, Shannon Gaels Minor club would like to thank Chris Donoghue from Dromard for coming out to Lanesboro and helping the group in the fine tuning of the Novelty Act. More to follow on next week’s notes.

Longford Slashers: The Annual General Meeting of the club took place in the clubhouse on Saturday 19th. January. Nominations and motions were discussed and the following officers were elected to guide the club for 2013. President - Hal Carey; Chairman. Donal Brady; Vice Chairman - John McKeon; Secretary - Micheal Walsh; A/Secretary - Sean Meenaghan; Treasurer - Tom Mulligan; A/Treasurers - Bernard Duffy & Liam Eivers; P.R.O. - Conor Neville; Language/Culture - Michael O’Brien; Co. Board Delegates - John Murphy, Seamus McRory, Seamus Lee; ASAP/Children’s Officer. Damien Bartley. The first club meeting of the year takes place in the clubhouse on Wednesday January 30th. It is intended that all monthly club meetings will take place on the last Wednesday night of the month.

Longford Ladies: Sincere thanks to the Slashers club for allowing our U14 and U16 County trials and training the use of their facilities on Saturday last. Despite the weather Slashers allowed us the use of their pitches and Longford Ladies County Board and clubs really appreciate this. The window for preparation for the start of the U14 and U16 national competition is very small so every training session is a plus for us. All clubs please ensure your nominees for the U14 and U16 are in at these training sessions on Saturday at 9.30a.m for U14 and 10.30a.m. for U16. Thanks to everyone who subscribed to our Church Gate collections last weekend, thanks also to the clubs members who collected, it is much appreciated. The first round of the National Football League, Division 3 takes place in Sligo IT against Sligo at 2p.m. on Sunday next, Feb. 3rd. All supporters welcome. We also wish Longford GAA county team every good wish for their match against Wexford, away, also on Sunday. All clubs are asked to ensure they have their AGM’s held before Feb. 1st and all officers appointed to their board have their names sent to Victor Connell, he in turn must send them on to both Leinster Council and Croke Park. All clubs must send in their latest bank statement and financial report which are also forwarded with the AGM report. Affiliation is now due from all clubs for the year, the fee is €100 per club. Longford Ladies must affiliate in turn with both Leinster and Central Council. Clubs are asked to advise Victor Connell, Co. Sec., what competitions they hope to take part in in 2013 so the fixture competition list can be issued and published. Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated.

Ballymore: Club membership is now due and may be paid to Francis Brennan.50 euro for players and 25 euro for students which includes insurance and 20 euro per adult or 30 euro for family membership.Its very important that all players pay this immediately.Senior scor takes place in Ballinamuck on March 1ST next and any club member available to represent the club should contact Geraldine McNerney on 0876472627 immediately.Its important that our club be well represented in senior scor and with all the great talent that’s in our area there is no reason why we cant achieve this.Training has started back on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and all players are encouraged to attend. On Wednesday evening last Killeen Dramatic Society had a Mass for all it’s deceased members and following the Mass Fr.Simon encouraged all present to revive the group and with that in mind we ask club members to think about this and perhaps we might have the group back on stage before next Christmas. Congratulations to Mattie Gorman and the Longford Vocational school team on their great win over Kildare in the Leinster Final on Friday evening last.

St Patrick’s Óg: Registration Night - Friday 1st February at 7:30pm to 9pm in the Clubhouse .€10.00 per child or €15.00 per family. All children intending to play this year MUST register on the night .All new members welcome .Any queries please contact James McLoughlin 085 7235461. It is hoped in the very near future to have a Beginners coaching course or foundation course, provided that we get adequate numbers to participate. Co coordinating this will be Liam Keenan. Anyone interested in getting involved in this ,or if you have done it in the past, but would like to re familiarise with coaching . Contact Liam at 086 4171736.

Rathcline Ladies: All players are asked to keep an eye on the club facebook page over the coming weeks for info on training. We hope to be back on the pitch the weekend of Feb 9th. Congratulations to the Longford VEC team on their tremendous win last weekend and a special congrats to the Rathcline and Cashel representatives on the team. We wish Claire, Lauren, Noleen and the rest of the county ladies the very best of luck next weekend as they begin their league campaign.

Legan Sarsfield: Training for the forthcoming season is well underway with large numbers attending on Tuesday, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Results of Lotto draw held last week in Slowey’s. Numbers drawn were 6, 12, 15 and 18.There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners of €20 were Padraig Moran, Bridger Boylan, Dan &Aor, Donald Keogh and Jim Murtagh. This week’s draw was held in Casey’s for a jackpot of €6,000.The Club extends sympathy to the Halligan Family, Ardagh and his relatives in this parish on the death of Billy last week.