Division 2 Playoff – Congratulations to the team & management on winning the league playoff against Dromahair in Drumkeerin last Saturday on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-06. The victory confirms a quick return to Division 1 and a chance of some silverware when we will meet Annaduff in the Division 2 Final once they have completed the Intermediate Championship. The game was played in difficult conditions but we started well and with the sides tied at 0-02 points apiece a Shane Walsh goal in the 7th minute settled the nerves. Dromahair struck for a gaol themselves in the 19th minute to reduce the arrears but Alan Wynne slotted home our second goal in the 20thminute to regain the advantage. Mark Gunning was sent off after a second yellow on 26 minutes and with a half time score of 2-06 to 1-04 a difficult second period looked on the cards. However the deficit in numbers was never a factor and we played some great stuff after the break and once Thomas Mulvey struck a third goal on 40 minutes the game was under control. Dromahair fought on and scored a goal with the final kick of the game. Our scorers were: Martin Beirne 0-03; Shane Walsh 1-00; Alan Wynne 1-00; Thomas Mulvey 1-00; James Flynn 0-02; Caleb Duffy 0-02; Nicholas Moore 0-02; Diarmaid McKiernan 0-02; Shane Beirne 0-02; Ciaran Walsh 0-01. The league final is due to be played in Sunday October 28th.
U-15’s – The U-15’s completed the round robin games with a win over St. Brigids in Aughnasheelin on Saturday. Their reward for winning all their matches and finishing top of the group is a home semi final which will be played this Sunday at 4:30pm. Their opponents will be St. Marys against whom they’ve had a few great battles this year so good luck to Farrell, Angus and the team. Please turn out to support the lads.
U-16 Ladies – The ladies were defeated away to Glencar Manorhamilton on Sunday and we play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins this Sunday morning at home.
U-12 Ladies – The girls took part in the St Michaels Blitz on Sunday last. We played games against Ballinameen, Elphin/Kilmore and host club St Michael’s. The girls had a great day in a very well organised event so thanks you to St Michaels GAA Club for their invitation & we now have completed our activities on the field for 2018.
Thanks a million to the girls and their parents for their commitment all year and a special thank you to Paul McGowan and Berni Lynch for their work and time with the players.
The panel was as follows: Erin Mc Cawley, Brianna O’ Donnell, Aoibheann McGowan, Ella Guckian, Ellen McGowan, Ella Casey, Aloise Dowler, Aoife Mc Govern, Elizabeth Flynn,
Andrea Gilmartin & Grace Gillard.
Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 03-06-08-22. The prize winners of €20 each were: Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera; Margaret McPadden, Arigna; Joanne Logan, Drumshanbo; Norah & Gerry, c/o The Millrace; Enda McGloin, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €3,500.
25 Card Drive – The card game continues in Aras Padraig every Sunday night at 8:30pm. All welcome.
County Final Day – Congratulations to Aughawillan on their great senior championship victory on Sunday & commiserations to Mohill. Well done to Cathal McGovern and Cillian Nolan who represented the club in the U-7 parade and it was also lovely to see Alan McKeon represent his father, the late great Frank McKeon in the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins 50th anniversary three in a row team.
Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the McGovern Family, on the sad passing of Joe McGovern in England last week.