GAA Club notes

ABBEYLARA: Lotto results of 18/12/2012; winning numbers:-07-11-17-18. The 20 euro winners:-Zavier Kiernan, Lisryan; Margaret Farrell, Abbeylara; Mary Jo Lynch, Abbeylara; Mary Galligan,Toneymore; Padraig Kiernan, Cartronbore; Pauline Murphy, Lisryan. Next draw in Crawford’s Lounge on 01/01/2013. Jackpot 9,500 euro. The sympathy of the Club is offered to the Kilbane family, Toneymore; the Croke family, Ballinacross and the Rowley family, Esker on their recent sad bereavements.

ABBEYLARA: Lotto results of 18/12/2012; winning numbers:-07-11-17-18. The 20 euro winners:-Zavier Kiernan, Lisryan; Margaret Farrell, Abbeylara; Mary Jo Lynch, Abbeylara; Mary Galligan,Toneymore; Padraig Kiernan, Cartronbore; Pauline Murphy, Lisryan. Next draw in Crawford’s Lounge on 01/01/2013. Jackpot 9,500 euro. The sympathy of the Club is offered to the Kilbane family, Toneymore; the Croke family, Ballinacross and the Rowley family, Esker on their recent sad bereavements.

Our sincere thanks to all who supported the Noel O’Connor Memorial Charity Walk/Cycle/Run on St. Stephen’s Day in Abbeylara which realised a sum of 1,675 euro. Anyone who wishes to contribute should contact Mary O’Connor before 07/01/2012. Proceeds of the venture go to the Longford Hospice and Cancer Society. The Annual Race Night in Crawford’s on St.Stephen’s Night was very well supported and the Club is indebted to all those who sold lines, got sponsorship, provided amplification, prepared sandwiches and oversaw the smooth running of proceedings on the night. Proceeds go to Loan repayments on developments at Ballyboy.

BALLYMAHON: At a well attended Annual meeting the following committee was elected for 2013. Presidents Phil Roynane, Christy Rock. Chairman Mike Cooney. Vice-Chairman Emmet Finn. Secretary Fergal Kelly. Assistant Secretary to be decided. Treasurer Robert Forbes, David McCormack. Player representatives James Kenny, Matthew Daly. Registrar James Farrell. Childrens officer to be decided. PRO to be decided. County board and convention delegates to be decided. Executive committee Paddy Diffley, John Ryan, Eddie Walsh, William Dowler Jun, Seamus Lennon, Jim Kenny, Simon Daly. There was a players meeting attended by the new trainer Dessie Dolan, back for a second term. Pitch Committee confirmed for 2013 Seamus Lennon, Albert Fallon. Membership fee now due and confirmed as ordinary 20 euro and student 10 euro. If you don’t pay you could lose out on injury benefit and of course you will not have a vote as a couple found out to their cost at the weekend. The new registrar James Farrell is and will be collecting same as a matter of urgency on or before the 1st of March. Lotto Draw December 21st. The final draw of 2012 took place in Cooney’s Hotel on the Friday before Christmas with the following numbers drawn 4-7-8-21 and the 5600 euro jackpot was not won. The following were the prize winners: 1000 euro Joe Connell Milltown. 500 euro Brendan Owens, Sli na Mona and the following won 100 euro each: Deirdre Doherty, Pallas; Sean Bohan, Ballymahon Mercy; Adam Moran c/o Nallys; Orla Farrell, Ardagh; Justin Nally, Terlicken; Barney Steele, Cartron; Tomas O’Rourke, Creevaghbeg; David Feeney, Longford; Parkside Gardens Residents Association. Many thanks to all for their much appreciated support. The draw will resume on Sunday next in Murray’s River Inn and the usual rota collection will be in operation. Anyone wishing to leave tickets in earlier can do so by putting them in an envelope with their name on it in Cooney’s Hotel. Happy New Year to all our members and supporters for 2013. Finally deepest sympathy of all club members goes to the O’Donnell family, Rathmore on the death of John at the weekend. John was principal at the local vocational school until his retirement some years ago. Deepest sympathy to his wife Fiona, son Luke and daughters Eva and Susan. May he rest in peace.

DROMARD: The club AGM will take place on January 18th. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Longford Leader for affording us the space during the past year to convey the news in our club via our club notes to our supporters and to the sports department for the coverage given to our teams in the various competitions. Thanks also to Shannonside Northern Sound for their coverage and assistance during the past year. We wish speedy recoveries to Peter Reynolds and Dermot Reilly who have recently undergone minor surgical procedures. We offer our condolences to the Reynolds family, Corglass and the McWade family, Legga on their recent bereavements.

FR. MANNING GAELS: Lotto Results: Numbers Drawn: 03,08,11,20 No Jackpot Winner. 30 euro winners: Shane Bennett, Monaduff. J.P Corrigan, Lettergullion. Gerry Mollaghan, Church View Drive, Drumlish. Rory Donnelly, Ballinamuck. Aidan Kelly, Killnashee, Drumlish. Turkeys: Sean Crowe, Drumlish, Ailish Noonan, Monaduff, Betty Creegan, Ballinamuck. Whiskey Kathleen Jordan, Ardagh. Laura Waters, Ballinamuck. Sonny McGann, Kilmahon. Biscuits:Jamie Conboy, Ballinamuck, James McKenna Ballinamuck, Amanda McNally, Cloone. Sellers Prizes: Mark Breslin, Brendan Corrigan and Bridie Reilly. Next Draw in: The Pike Man Inn 7th January Jackpot: 3,800 euro. On Saturday December 22nd last we held our AGM in Monaduff. The PRO Eimear Kellegher opened proceedings by welcoming everyone and inviting Secretary Pauline Corr to read the minutes from lasts year’s AGM which were adopted. Pauline then gave her report for 2012 in which she gave a run down of how all teams did in each of the competitions they took part in. She congratulated all team managers and players on reaching the various stages of the competitions and wished them well for 2013. Pauline also thanked all who had helped her in her role throughout the year and wished everyone health and success for next year. Club Treasurer Stephen McDermott was next to take the floor in giving a comprehensive view of the clubs finances for the past year and our current financial standing. Stephen noted that Lotto and Gate Receipts were two areas where numbers were down on last year and said that our Lotto jackpot been won twice in quick succession put a strain on the Lotto balance sheet. He also said that Medical and Physio were a huge expense on the club each year and we had been particularly unlucky this year having a numbers of layers whose injuries required surgery raising the medical bill on the club. Another massive expense on the club was The Marquee in Drumlish Festival, which while making a substantial profit again this year has incurred large expenses and while Stephen agreed with comments from the floor that the expenses would have to be looked at for the coming year’s festival, he noted that no other fundraiser would bring in such large funds to the club. He also said that sponsorship secured this year from Wimax was a huge boost to the Festival and thanked Martin Mulleady for organising this as well as Seán and Gráinne Bulger and all at Wimax for their assistance. Stephen thanked Kevin Davis and Betty Creegan for their help in roles as Assistant Treasurers and everyone who sold Lottos and supported the club either financially or otherwise in 2012. Pakie Duffy began his Chairman’s report for the last year by commiserating with the U-21s on their championship final defeat at the hands of Killoe recently. He encouraged the lads to keep going and take heart from the fact that they have contested the U-21 final for the last 3 years, advising them their time will come. The Chairman then went on to thank all team managers, selectors and players for all their hard work in 2012. He gave a brief overview of how each team faired in their various competitions over the year and wished them all well for the coming year. Pakie thanked everyone who supported the club in any way over the past 12 months, especially those who volunteered at The Marquee Festival, Thomas Gill and his team who look after the clubhouse and grounds, Marie Collum, Bridie Reilly for attending every game as physio and Paul McCormack who also gave medical assistance at games. He concluded by again thanking everyone with apologies for anyone left out and wished everyone and safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year. The Following were elected as Officers of Fr Manning Gaels Executive 2013: Presidents: Fr Hogan, Jimmy Mimnagh, Jimmy Breslin, Frank McNamee, Mary Gillooley and Jimmy Courtney. Chairperson: Pakie Duffy. Vice Chairperson: Seán Lennon. Secretary: Pauline Corr. Assistant Secretary: Bridie Reilly and Kathleen Brady. Treasurer: Stephen McDermott. Assistant Treasurer: Betty Creegan and Kevin Davis. PRO: Eimear Kellegher. Development Officer: Thomas Gill. Development Committee: Brian Duffy, Jimmy Kane and Michael Lennon. Insurance Officer: Frank McGowan. Scor Co-Ordinator: Mary Gillooley. ASAP Officer: Bridie Reilly. Irish Officer: Pat Donnelly. Registrar: Brendan Corrigan. Children’s Officer: Paddy Howe. Health and Safety Officer: Martin Mulleady. Co Board Delegates: Terry McKenna, Pat Corrigan, Paddy O’Neill and Pat Donnelly. Senior and U-21 Players Representatives: To be decided by the Players. Fr Manning Gaels will hold a fundraising Table Quiz on Friday January 4th in The ‘98 Bar Ballinamuck at 9:30pm. Tables of 4 is 40 euro. Please Support. Wishing all Gaels a Healthy and Happy New Year.

GRANARD ST. MARY’S: 2012 proved to be a great year for our club when we won the Intermediate Championship and guaranteed our return to the senior ranks of Longford football. Our players, officials and supporters combined to make this an enjoyable year and we want to thank everyone for helping us out in every way possible. We lost a few great St. Mary’s people in 2012, they might be gone but will never be forgotten. We wish everyone associated with St. Mary’s a happy new year and successful 2013. It’s an important year for our club but we face into it with confidence and determination and we know all our players and supporters will be there for us once again for the next 12 months. Club membership for 2013 can be paid to either Grace Kearney or Peter Sheridan and cost 50 euro for players (including insurance) and 20 euro for non-playing member. The cut off date for membership is March so make sure you don’t forget to contact Grace or Peter before that deadline. The last Glotto draw was held in Creegan’s and the numbers drawn were 1, 18, 28 and 29. There was no outright winner and the 30 euro winners were Gene Brady, c/o Crossroads Inn, Lisryan; Eileen Connell, Toneen, and Eimear O’Hara, Gallid. Next week’s jackpot is 4100 euro. Our Minor Club had a very successful draw over the Christmas in Fay’s and the winners and prizes were as follows: 1st Hamper (sponsored by Fay’s) Emma Doyle c\o Fay’s, 2nd Leg of lamb (sponsored by James Smyth) Shane Devine, 3rd ham (sponsored by Kiernan’s Butchers) Tom Donnelly. The winner of the sellers prize (sponsored by Durkin’s Sports Longford) was Adnan Moran. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for this draw and all our sponsors for providing the great prizes. On St. Stephen’s Day a run/walk was organised in aid of Granard Community Childcare facility -”The Hill” around the Higginstown Complex. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad and not great for the walk or run but a good number of people did turn up and donated money to this very worthwhile cause. St. Mary’s wish all the best to one of our players, James Cassidy who got married to Eilish in Athlone on Saturday, may they have a long and happy life together.

KILLOE YOUNG EMMETS: Lotto Results: December 23rd. Numbers drawn: 5, 6, 19, 23. There was no Jackpot winner. 20 euro winners: Mark McGoldrick, Ennybegs. The Caherly family, Mucknagh. Adam Rusnik, c/o KSSL, Carriglass. James McGoldrick, Ennybegs. Gerry Hagan, Treanlawn. Seller’s Prize: Donal Maguire, Esker. Extra Christmas winners: 20 euro each: Bernard Boland, Ennybegs. Seamus Loughrey, Clonee. M. Killian, c/o KSSL, Carriglass. Frank Kiernan Snr. Carriglass. 5. Karl Nolan, Aughnamaddoo. Next draw will be held in The Olde Forge - Jackpot 2,500 euro. Ollie Killian’s team will be on duty. The Club wishes to thank all those who supported the Lotto throught the year. Thanks also to all the sellers and teams who organised the draw every week and to the premises for facilitating our Lotto teams throughout the year. Bulk Lotto subscriptions available: Yearly – 100 euro. 6-monthly – 50 euro. Quarterly – 25 euro. Our annual Club Draw took place on Saturday 22nd December in a packed MB Coys. The following were the winners: 2000 euro - Seamus Loughrey, Clonee. 1000 euro - Enda McKenna, Ohill. 500 euro - Sharon McInerney, Corneddan, Ballinalee. 300 euro - Emma Kiernan, Carriglass. Christmas Hamper - Sandra Reilly, Melview. Seller’s Prize: Denis McGoldrick, Ennybegs. The Club wish to thank everyone who bought tickets and attended on the night. Thanks also to the ticket sellers. A special word of thanks to Steve Coy, MB Coy’s for hosting the draw. The annual Married v Singles Charity game took place in Emmet Park on Sunday last. Despite very inclement weather conditions there was a big turnout of players and supporters. It was a well-contested game with passages of some very fancy football on show. Thanks to Frank Toher who was the man in the middle. Well done to all and we thank the players and supporters for their generous contributions. The proceeds of the game will go to St. Christopher’s, Longford. We note that there are a few placards/posters still on display throughout the parish. We ask that all these signs be taken down immediately otherwise the club could face hefty fines from the local authority. Emmet Og GFC extends its sympathy to the Rowley families, Killoe and New York on the untimely passing of Jimmy Rowley, Esker. The Club also extends its sympathy to the Campbell family, Corneddan, Ballinalee and the Casey family, Newtownbond on the death of Pat Campbell. May they rest in peace. The rearranged Club AGM will take place in the Clubhouse, Clonee on this Sunday, January 6th at 4.30pm. Please note change of time. All members are earnestly requested to attend. Nomination forms will be available on the day of the meeting. Don’t forget our Annual Dinner Dance will take place in the Longford Arms Hotel on Saturday 19th January. Tickets will be on sale shortly. Please note that it is intended that dinner will be served at 8pm sharp. 

MOSTRIM: We would like to wish our fans, members, officers, players and their families a very Happy New Year. The Charity even planned for St. Stephen’s day was postponed due to bad weather and at time of writing was re-scheduled for New Year’s day. Our Club AGM is set for the 18th January in the Mostrim Arms at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are welcome to join in. This is a big event in the Club’s calendar so we hope there will be a big turnout. Before that on the 4th of January we have our big Poker Night with 1000 euro first prize and plenty of spot prizes on the night – so start the New Year off with a bang and join the fun in the Parkhouse Hotel at 8pm. There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw of 2012. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10, 11. Twenty-five euro winners were Jonathan Owens, Granard; Colm Turner, Patrick McLoughlin and Jackie and Margaret Devine. Martin Gilchrist’s team on duty this weekend: Tom Victory, Tony Gaffney, Tony Garvey. The Club would like to thank all those who support the Lotto through the year and those who sold tickets. New sellers are always welcome and a bigger pool of sellers would reduce the amount of times each person has to do it so please consider getting involved. We would like to commiserate with those who lost loved ones during the year and the Casey family of Newtownbond this week.

MULLINALAGHTA ST. COLUMBA’S: December 19th lotto results were as follows: Numbers drawn; 1,4, 11, 22. No outright winner. 20 euro consolation prizes to Karl Dermody, Newtowncashel; Megan O’Reilly, Hideaway; Brendan Matthews, Clooneen; Harry Rogers, Mullinroe and Seamus Grier, Cara. On duty for sales this coming weekend are Hideaway, Patrick Matthews; Keoghs/Anglers Rest, James Rogers; Kilcogy, Thomas Mc & Jim McCabe. 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. Membership for 2013 is now due and can be paid to Pauline Mc Nerney. Adults cost 40 euro and students 20 euro. Belated congratulations to Ruairi McElligott and Ella Marie Donoghue who tied the knot recently. Finally, a Happy New Year to all our club members and hopefully 2013 will be a successful year on and off the field.

ARDAGH ST. PATRICK’S: Lotto results for Sunday 23rd December 2012. Number drawn were: 13, 19, 27, 30. No winners. 25 euro winners were: Seamus Quinn c/o Pat Manicle; Mary Reehill c/o Johnny Farrell; Thomas Gallagher Bracklin, Edgeworthstown; Sean Crossan 043/6672790; Brian Henry, Drumroe, Edgeworthstown. Christmas draw winners were: Bernie Greene, Finneragh; Tony Gaffney, 31 Devine Crescent, Edgeworthstown; Carmel Ward, Lenaboy; Jamie Connor, Kenagh; Alice Farrell, Lynamore. Lotto results for Sunday 30th December 2012 in next week. Jackpot for Sunday 6th January 2013 4600 euro. Team E on Lotto Duty on Sunday 3rd January 2013: Mary Hanley, Liz Farrell, Mary O’Brien, Henry Vaughan.. Edgeworthstown Rota: John Trautt and Henry Vaughan.

CARRICKEDMOND: Lotto Results for 23/12/12 are as follows: Jackpot 7,020 euro. Numbers Drawn 01-05-11-12. No winner. 50 euro winners: Jacinta Teague, Tenelick and Eoin McDermott, Moydow. Christmas Prize Winners: 50 euro: Kiernan Gray, Taghshinny and 25 euro each: Gemma Flanagan, Mornine and Pat Cahill, Liscormack. Next week’s Jackpot is 7,100 euro. Charity Match Collection in aid of St. Christopher’s still open and if anyone would like to make a donation please contact Máiread Mc Donnell on 0863258626. Our AGM takes place on January 5th at 8pm in the Complex. Carrickedmond annual GAA Dinner Dance will take place in the Rustic Inn on the 12th of January, music by The Dance on Band. Tickets costing 25 euro available. Congratulations to Barry McDonnell and Julie Mc Donagh; Michael Kelly and Lynda Treacy and Enda Farrell and Donna Leavy who all announced their engagements over the festive period. Wishing all parishioners a Happy Peaceful Sporting New Year. The sympathy of the club is extended to the Moxham family, Killenboy on the death of Ken. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

CASHEL: Lotto results for week ending 23rd December: There was no Jackpot winner, numbers drawn 3, 10, 25, 27. The 30 euro winner was Sinead Skelly/Grainne Farrell and 20 euro each to Brendan Carley, Mick Casey, Derryhaun and Paddy Kelly. Extra prizes were drawn for Christmas, the 30 euro winner was Catherine Dalton, c/o Anne Kenny and 20 euro each to Neal Farrell, Carrabeg, Lisa and Amy Dowd and Michael Dowd. There was no Jackpot winner in this week’s draw, numbers drawn 12, 22, 27, 28. The 30 euro winner was Mike Kenny, Ballinahinch and 20 euro each to Shane Muldoon, Peter Hopkins and Shane Muldoon. Jackpot next week is 10,000 euro and draw takes place in Fallon’s. Team on duty is Justin Murtagh, Peter Murtagh and Ger Farrell. The re-convened A.G.M. scheduled to be held on this Saturday 5th January has now been deferred to a later date. A very important Club meeting will now be held in the Clubhouse on the same day at 5pm and we appeal to everyone to make a special effort to attend. We congratulate three happy couples who announced their engagements over Christmas, Marie Collins and Hugh O’Kane; Claire Balfe and Tomas O’Shea and Vanessa Kiernan and Eamon Skelly. Congratulations also to Michelle Bawle and Dermot Deely and Lorraine Melia and Padraig Wallace who were married last week-end.

MOYDOW HARPERS: Lotto results 10-18-21-23. No winner. Five match three: Mary Derwin, Noel Quinn, Francis Farrell, David Shannon and Ailish & Anthony 15 euro each. Extra Christmas dip: A+B, Mel Carey, Jimmy McGoey, Hewitt family and Marie Duignan 20 euro each. Next draw January 8th. Our annual dinner dance takes place on Saturday night 5th of January in the Rugby Club and guest speaker on the night is Paul Barden. Music by Westside and meal served at 8.30 sharp. Tickets are still available from any of our members or at Kearney’s Bar. Moydow Harpers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

MINOR-ST. PATRICK’S OG: Winners in St. Patrick’s Og Christmas Raffle as follows:1st Prize Christmas Hamper: Mena Dalton. 2nd Prize Fresh Turkey: Jack Mulleady. 3rd Prize Christmas Ham: Bernie Kenny, 4th Prize Easons voucher: Padrena McElvaney. 5th Prize Box of Chocolates: Ursula Gorman. We would like to thank the following for their generous donations to the raffle, Paul Connell for the Christmas Hamper, Brendan Hanley for the Ham and Paschal Lyons for the box of Chocolates.Thanks to Paula Pilkington for printing the raffle cards. We would also like to thank all those who bought and sold tickets which helped make the draw such a great success. Thank you for your support. The St. Patrick’s Og AGM will take place on Friday 18th January at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms. We would urge all parents and anyone interested in getting involved with the Club to attend. New members also welcome. Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.