Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 13/12/2017

St. Francis Ladies – Congratulations to Emma Dunne who collected the Senior Ladies Player of the Year Award at the Ballinaglera Dinner Dance on Saturday night.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 16-20-25-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: James Cullen, Drumkeelanmore; Carmel Smith, Drumshanbo; David Keaney, Aughacashel; Geraldine Heeran, Drumshanbo and Michael McMorrow, Dowra. The jackpot now stands at €2,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy –The club extends deepest condolences to the Dooley Family, on the very sad passing of David Dooley, Dristernan, last week.

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

U-16 Girls – The girls played the long-awaited U-16 Final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Saturday in Leitrim Village. Unfortunately, we could not overcome a very strong Manor team despite some very good performances from quite a few of the girls.

Allen Gaels got off to the perfect start when Caoimhe McGarry burst through the Manor defence and found the net after just 30 seconds. Olwyn Moore put another past the Manorhamilton keeper a few minutes later to put us into an early lead.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t push on and add to this lead. Manor kept the scoreboard ticking over and started to take control of the game before the end of the first half. Just before the end of the first half Muireann Devaney found the net and stretched the lead to 5 points at the interval 1-10 to 2-02. Manor started the second half the way they ended the first and never looked back. Allen Gaels could never get to terms with the Manor forward line, in particular, Muireann Devaney and Leah Fox who were both excellent. The final score was 2-16 to 2-04. All the girls played their hearts out and in particular the midfield partnership of Caoimhe McGarry and Roisin McGrenaghan who gave a powerful display, Caoimhe being our stand out player on the day. Olwyn Moore, Jaclyna Ozdobinska, Maria McGrenaghan and Lauryn McKeon all had very good performances also. Well done to the team on their efforts all year and a special thank you to Cara McTigue, Sinead Dolan & Eamonn McGowan for their work with the girls.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-09-21-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Kaila Lee Smith, Drumkeeran; Anna McGovern, Kilnagross; Elizabeth Smith, Tarmon; Pius Earley, Mount Allen and Nuala Maguire, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €2,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Church Gate Collection – Many thanks to everyone who supported the club’s collection so generously last weekend.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Riona and Wayne Gilgunn on the birth of their daughter, Sadhbh, last week.

Sympathy – The club extends deepest condolences to the Malone Family, Dristernan on the sad passing of Christina in New York last week.

Alle Gaels GAA Club Notes 28/11/2017

AGM: – The AGM took place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening last with over 40 people in attendance. Chairman Patrick McManus presided over the meeting and gave an overview of the year in his address. He complimented all teams along with their managers and thanked everyone who helped out all year, especially coaches and parents & those who helped out with raising finance  especially the Lip Sync Fundraiser and paid tribute to Berni Lynch, Sinead Dolan and Maeve Daly for their work on the biggest fundraiser of the year. Secretary, Sinead Dolan, gave a comprehensive report of the club’s activities and thanked all those who contributed to the efficient running of the club. Sinead covered every aspect of the club’s affairs in 2017 and did a great job in her first year in the post. Gareth Smith, presented a detailed financial report outlining income of €95,794.04 and expenditure of €79,886.41. He thanked all who helped fundraise during the year, especially our sponsors and reported that thanks to everyone’s efforts the club returned a healthy surplus. Tributes were paid from the floor to the 3 main officers for their trojan work on behalf of the club in the last year and special appreciation was expressed to Gareth Smith who was stepping down after serving 3 years  as treasurer. Chairman of Park Development, Fergal McPartland, reported on activities in park during the year and thanked a large number of people who assisted during the season. He gave special thanks to Eamonn McGowan and John Joe Cullen for their continued sterling work in the park. The election of officers then took place.  The following officers were returned for 2018 –Chairman Patrick McManus; Vice-chairman Alan Wynne; Secretary Sinead Dolan; Asst-Secretary Padraig Kenny; Treasurer John McKeon; Asst- Treasurer John Moran; Joint PRO’s Nicholas Moore/Fergal McPartland; Registrar Neil Nolan; Insurance Officer Kevin Nolan; Safety Officer: Noel Beirne; Co. Board Delegates Paschal Mooney, Eamonn McGowan; Coiste na nOg Delegates Mickey McTigue, Noel Beirne; Park Chairman Fergal McPartland; Coaching Officer Martin McGowan; IT Officer Aidan McKeon; Cultural Officer: Dessy Doyle; Children’s Officer: Gareth Smith; ASAP Officer: Noel Heron; Coiste na nOg Chairman: Stephen McWeeney; Coiste na nOg Secretary: Angus Fee. Thanks were paid to John Nolan and Berni Lynch who stepped down from Coiste na nOg after great work in the last few years. Noel Beirne made a short presentation on the new role of Health and Well Being Officer and it was agreed to fill the position at the first club meeting. There was a short discussion on the position of senior team manager, the nomination of Sean Pierson, as new manager was approved by the meeting. Sean was wished every success and he will appoint his own selectors in due course. The players committee of Shane Beirne, Nicholas Moore, Shane Walsh & Declan Lynch were congratulated for their efforts on this. Warm tributes were paid to outgoing manager, Kevin Nolan and his selectors Noel Moran & Paul Martin as well as kit man Kevin Lee. Underage managers were confirmed as follows: U-7 Boys: Kevin Nolan, Padraig Kenny, Shane McGovern; U-9 Boys: Damien McCabe, Neil Nolan; U-11 Boys: Stephen McWeeney, John Nolan; U-13 Boys: Cyril McKeon, Kenneth Dowler, Richard O’Loughlin; U-15 Boys: Farrell McKeon, Angus Fee; U-17 Boys: Micky McTigue, Fergus Moran, Noel Beirne. Paul Martin was announced as St. Francis Ladies manager and all other ladies appointments will be made at the first club meeting. We wish all officers and team officials every success in the year ahead. A number of club motions were discussed and passed. Former player, mentor, manager and administrator Brendan Canning was fondly remembered and sincere condolences passed to the Canning Family.

Underage Presentation & Awards – The Kevin Keane Annual Player of the Year Awards & medals to last year’s winning teams were presented in the Clubhouse on Friday evening, by Ryan O’Rourke and by Pauric Keane. The award winners were: U12 Girls Player of the year: Grace Harding  & Most Improved Player:  Rachel McCormack; U-12 Boys Player of the Year: Padraig Kane & Most Improved Player: Aidan Dowler; U13 Boys Player of the year:  Jake Tobin & Most Improved Player:  Arik Oberwan; U14 Girls Player of the year:  Megan Moran & Most Improved Player:  Grace McKeon; U15 Boys Player of the Year:  Brendan Gunning & Most Improved Player:  Daniel Curran; U16 Girls Player of the year:  Roisin McGrenaghan & Most Improved:  Ciara Lynch; U17 Boys Player of the Year: Chris Boyle McCrum & Most Improved:  David Gallagher. We would especially like to thank Ryan O’Rourke who presented the awards. A big thank you also to the Keane Family, for their continued support and to everyone who helped out on Friday, in particular, the Coiste na nOg committee under chairman John Nolan and secretary, Berni Lynch and to all our underage coaches who give their time throughout the year. We want to pay tribute to John & Berni who are stepping down as chairman & secretary for all the hard work they have put into the club over the past couple of years. Also to the parents of the children who help out with transport among other things all year. As always thank you to Willie Donnellan for his patience. Finally, we would like to thank all the local businesses who have supported our underage teams with sponsorship during the year.

U-16 Girls – The girls are still waiting for the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game will hopefully be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-06-09-18. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Blake Smith, Drumkeeran; Alan Foley, Carrick Road; Cara Syndicate, Drumshanbo; Phil McGowan, Drumshanbo and Laura Cronin, Drumcong. The jackpot now stands at €2,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Katie & Barry Gunning on the birth of their son, James, last week.

Sympathy – The club extends deepest condolences to the Mulvey Family, Aughagrania on the sad passing of Packie Mulvey last week.

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

LH Heating U-21 Championship – St. Francis lost out to Glencar Manorhamilton in the 13 aside final last Saturday in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-08. A slow start killed us and trailing 1-09 to -02 at the break left us with too much to do although the lads put in a great second half performance and finished very strongly. Wayne Reynolds & Caleb Duffy had our only 2 points of the opening half but a brilliant Ciaran Walsh goal just after the break gave us hope of a revival and although we got on top we didn’t score again until the impressive Cian Beirne pointed in the 42nd minute. A storming last quarter saw us hit 5 points per Ciaran Walsh, Wayne Reynolds (3) and Caleb Duffy but we had too much to do. Well done to the players for a great effort and thank you to Kevin Nolan, Paul Martin, Joe McMorrow & James Wynne for their work with the team.

U-16 Girls – The girls are waiting for the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game may be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

Underage Presentation Night – Please note that the underage awards take place in the clubhouse this Friday evening at 7:30pm sharp. The Kevin Keane Players of the Year Awards will be presented and light refreshments will be served.

AGM – The Club AGM takes place this Sunday November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. All members are urged to attend and any new members would be particularly welcome.

Leitrim U-16’s – Hard luck to Colin Moran &  the U-16’s who were beaten by Louth in the Fr. Manning Plate on Saturday on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-12.

Congratulations – Well done to the  Leitrim/Longford Over-40’s on their victory over Kildare in the All Ireland Masters Plate Final at the weekend.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 02-03-18-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Rose McLoughlin, Cartown; Gerry Cullen, Ballinaglera; Philomena McKiernan, Glangevlin; Seamus Doyle, Drumshanbo and Hazel Riley, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €2,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy – The club extends deepest condolences to the Mahon, Kelly & Lynch Families on the sad passing of Michael B. Mahon in recent days. Sincere sympathy also to the Reynolds Family Ballinaglera on the passing of Bridget Reynolds, who was laid to rest on Sunday. Finally condolences to the Coggins Family on the death of Mrs Bridie Coggins, formerly Drumderg, who passed away last week.

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 14/11/2017

U-21 Championship – St. Francis play Glencar Manorhamilton in the 13 aside final this Sunday at 12noon in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Best of luck to the team & management and hopefully we will see a good turnout of support for the lads.

Speedy Recovery – Best wishes to Kevin Moran, Aughnagallop who suffered a serious leg injury last week and will be laid up for a while missing the final. We hope to see him back on his feet very shortly.

U-16 Girls – The girls had a good win over St. Marys on Sunday morning last in Carrick. Best of luck now in the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game may be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

AGM – Please take note that the Club AGM takes place on November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. Anyone seeking nomination forms can contact the secretary at secretary.allengaels.leitrim@gaa.ie or at 087 – 6657856.

Leitrim U-16’s – Well done to the U-16’s who had a good win over Longford thanks to a late goal, 2-06 to 0-10, in the Fr. Manning Cup on Saturday. Best of luck to Colin Moran & the team when they travel to Longford to play Louth in the Plate Final next Saturday at 11:30am.

Commiserations – Hard luck to Pascal Gillard who lined out with the Sligo Over-40’s in the All Ireland Final at the weekend. They lost out to Mayo by 4 points in Ballymote.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-10-21-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Anna McGovern, Kilnagross; Blake Smith, Drumkeeran; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Adrian Flood, Ashdale and Philip Buchanon, Letterkenny. The jackpot now stands at €1,900. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy – The club extends deepest condolences to the Campbell Family, Roscunnish, on the sad passing of Frances Campbell last week.

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 07/11/2017

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 30/10/2017

U-21 Championship: St. Francis had a comfortable win against St. Mary’s Bornacoola in the opening round of the 13 aside championship on Sunday morning in the park. A good start is half the battle and we led 3-06 to no score after 15 minutes & it was 3-10 to 1-00 at the break & we added a flurry of scores in the second half. Scorers were: Wayne Reynolds 2-08; Gareth Higgins 2-00; Cian Beirne 1-01; Niall McGourty 1-01; Kevin Moran 1-00; Padraig Clarke 1-00; Ciaran Walsh 0-02; Michael Crawford 0-01; Kyle Flynn 0-01; Ryan Crawford 0-01; Caleb Duffy 0-01. We play Kiltubrid away next Sunday morning at 12noon. Best of luck to the team & management.

U-16 Girls: The girls have a couple of games to play in what is the last underage competition of the year. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

AGM: Please take note that the Club AGM takes place on November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. More details in coming weeks.

Leitrim U-16’s: Hard luck to the U-16’s who lost out to Offaly in the Fr. Manning Cup on Saturday 3-12 to 2-10 but congratulations on a great performance away to Laois on Monday winning by 2-14 to 1-05. Well done to Colin Moran for representing the club so well in the competition. Best of luck to the team when they travel to Meath next Saturday.

Connacht Club Championship:  Best wishes to Mohill who play Castlebar Mitchells away on Saturday next.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 05-15-18-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Seamus Keane, Drumshanbo; Aoife, James & Emma Barry, Drumshanbo; Terry Mann, Jamestown; Pauric Sweeney, Mahanagh and Louise Keaney, Aughacashel. The jackpot now stands at €1,700. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Conor O’Brien & Irene McCormack on the birth of their son, Bobby, last week.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran Family on the very sad passing of Mrs Peggy Moran, Convent Avenue, who was laid to rest last Thursday. A guard of honour was performed at the church as a mark of respect and our thoughts & prayers are with Aidan, Fergus, Maeve, Ann & their families at this difficult time. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam. Sincere sympathy also to O’Rourke & Kehoe Families on the sudden passing in London of Colm O’Rourke, Lisnabrack, Manorhamilton in recent weeks. May he rest in peace

Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 24/10/2017

Newtowngore Engineering U-17’s: The lads lost out to Leitrim Gaels in the 13 aside championship final the weekend before last but they put in a great effort all summer. They were beaten by a physically stronger team but with the bulk of the squad underage for at least another year they will have better times ahead. We wish Aaron McCawley a speedy recovery after sustaining a serious injury in the semi-final which ruled him out of the decider. Well done to all the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-16 Girls: The girls game fell victim to the weather at the weekend. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on October 9th & the numbers drawn were 06-13-21-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Rosie Casserly, Drumshanbo; Peter Lynch, Derryhallow; Delia Mann, Jamestown; Bernie Gaffney, Drumkeeran and Andrew & Hazel Riley, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €1,500. There was no draw on October 16th as bingo was cancelled due to the weather and we will be back to normal this week. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Dunnes Bar League Finals: Congratulations to Mohill & Ballinaglera on their wins in the Division 1 & Division 2 leagues respectively. Commiserations to Melvin Gaels and Leitrim Gaels. It was an especially important victory for Ballinaglera and their first silverware since 1996 so very well done to all concerned.

Table Quiz: A Table Quiz in aid of repairs to St. John’s Church, Church St., Drumshanbo will be held next Thursday, 26th October in The Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, starting at 9pm.  Table of Four – €40. There will be prize money and lots of spot prizes. Question – Setter: Brendan Canning. Question master: Dessy Doyle. St. John’s Church was built in 1829, and is one of Drumshanbo’s oldest buildings. Your support would be very welcome.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Clare & Donal McCabe on the birth of their daughter, Ailish Mary, last week.

Allen Gaels Club Notes 10/10/2017

Brendan Canning

The news of the sudden passing of Brendan Canning was a huge shock to the club and the community, as it became known last Thursday morning. Brendan had a deep involvement in a wide range of voluntary community activities for over 50 years ranging from the GAA to the credit union to amateur drama. In sporting terms, he would be described today as a teenage prodigy. Brendan played in goals for St. Francis as a 16-year-old for a historic Junior Championship success in 1963, a first for Drumshanbo. In 1965 he had the unique distinction of representing Leitrim at minor, U-21, junior and senior level in the same year while still in secondary school. He also won a Connacht Minor Hurling Championship medal with Leitrim at this time scoring 3 goals in the final. Indeed he joked that in the All Ireland Semi Final against Limerick which was a one-sided affair, he was marked by future All-Star & All Ireland Winner, Pat Hartigan, and the pair made a deal that late in the game Brendan would be given free passage to goal to put a gloss on the scoreline – It could only happen to Brendan! He represented Leitrim at senior level for a number of years & enjoyed further club success by winning a three in a row of Division 1 League Titles with Allen Gaels in 1973, 74 & ’75 and was part of that team which contested 6 league finals on the trot and lost a senior championship final in 1973 after a replay. He continued playing into the mid-1980’s and captained the club in the centenary year of 1984. Brendan was also a keen contributor to Scor and excelled in Question Time and was part of the legendary trips to England in 1985 to raise funds for the purchase of The Mayflower as a community centre. He served the club as team selector, referee, coach, Scor participant and he was a great man to pen a poem to celebrate a famous club victory or to contribute to match programmes. He was club secretary on a number of occasions and as recently as 2002 when the Club last won the senior championship and although Brendan would never have said it, he was hugely proud to see his son, Andy make the breakthrough to the senior team and collect a championship medal. One of Brendan’s greatest contributions to the club is often overlooked and that was the role he played in coaching & nurturing a young crop of players in the early 1980’s that would go on to enjoy great success at senior level in the years ahead. He was responsible for creating the ‘town league’ that brought on a generation of young players in that period. As a man, Brendan was fiercely loyal, utterly dependable and a straight talker – he wouldn’t always tell you what you wanted to hear but maybe it was what you needed to hear and there was always common sense & logic behind it. To those who knew him best it will be the quick wit and sense of fun that will be the abiding memory and we will miss those humorous exchanges most of all. The Club performed a guard of honour on Monday at his funeral and a minute’s silence was observed before the County Final on Sunday afternoon. The Club extends deepest condolences to Rosie, Trevor, Andrea, Trina  & Andrew, to his brothers John and Mel and sister, Joan, as well as the McGowan, McKeon & Guckian Families, his extended family & a wide circle of friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

U-17’s

The lads play Leitrim Gaels this Saturday at 12noon in the 13 aside championship final. Please turn out in numbers to support the team. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-16 Girls

The girls had a good win over Mohill on Saturday morning last. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

25 Card Drive

Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 08-15-26-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Chris McKenna, Drumkeerin; Margaret McPartland, Church Street; Helen Cullen, Drumshanbo; Teresa Fox, Aughaguinea and The Smith Family, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €1,400. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

County Finals

Congratulations to Mohill & Aughnasheelin on their wins in the senior & intermediate championship respectively. Commiserations to Glencar Manorhamilton and Leitrim Gaels in what were two very competitive & enjoyable matches.

Cairde Liatroma

This is a last chance for people to support the County Board Development Draw which begins next week. The club has a couple of tickets remaining so please contact any club officer for more details.

Allen Gaels Club Notes 02/10/2017

U-17’s
The lads had a great win over Glencar Manorhamilton in the park on Saturday in the championship semi final on a scoreline of 2-15 to 4-03. First half goals from Aaron McCawley & David Gallagher laid the foundation for victory and although Manorhamilton stage a second half revival the lads had enough in the tank to secure the win.  We now play Leitrim Gaels in the final possibly this Saturday so watch out for the fixture. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.
U-8’s & 10’s
Coaching for the younger age groups wrapped up for the year with a blitz on Saturday morning with neighbours Kiltubrid. Many thanks to all the coaches who gave their time all year and well done to all the boys & girls who took part.
25 Card Drive
Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.
Lotto
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-14-18-26. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Fintan Cullen, Tarmon; Michael John Gilmartin, Ballinaglera; Betty McKenna, Arigna PO; Philip Fox, Aughaguinea and Alan Foley, Maynooth. The jackpot now stands at €1,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.
Cairde Liatroma
This is the last chance for people to support the County Board Development Draw which begins this month. The club has a couple of tickets remaining so please contact any club officer for more details.
Sympathy
The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran Family on the sad passing of Elizabeth (Lizzy) Moran, Drumhall who was laid to rest on Monday. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

Allen Gaels Club Notes 25/09/2017

Barna Recycling U-13 Boys 15 aside Shield Final
The boys were pipped at the last by Mohill after a thrilling encounter in Fenagh on Sunday morning with the final score 4-10 to 3-15. We led at the break by 3-08 to 2-09 after an end to end half with our goals coming from Mark Reynolds, Cian Dennis & Jake Tobin. Mohill started the better after the interval and levelled after 5 minutes. Ciaran McMorrow, who is just back from injury after a year on the sidelines, hit 2 quick fire points as the teams traded scores. A goal from Jake Tobin put us in the lead with time running out but Mohill struck a goal themselves in the last minute & added a point in injury time to seal the win. Well done to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team who played their hearts out not just on Sunday but throughout the championship. The team was: Rory O’Donnell, Fionn Gilraine, Padraig Keane, James O’Connor, Aiden Dowler, Damien Gilmartin, Karl Foley, Jake Tobin (2-01), Liam McGourty (0-03), Dean Cornyn (0-01), Mark Reynolds (1-02) Arik Oberwan (0-01), Ray McGarry, Hassan Deen Swarray, Cian Dennis (1-00), Daniel O’Loughlin, Ruairi Greer, Prezemek Zaremba, Ciaran McMorrow (0-02), James Rock, Thomas McKeon, Adam Casey.
U-17’s
The lads play Glencar Manorhamilton in the park on Saturday at 1pm in the championship semi final. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.
U-15’s
Our playoff game against Dromahair in the Westlink Coaches Championship is fixed for Tuesday evening (the 26th) in Drumshanbo at 6:15pm. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in that game.
U-8’s & 10’s
Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.
25 Card Drive
Allen Gaels 25 Card Game resumes this Sunday October 1st in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served.
Lotto
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-04-11-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Fintan Cullen, Tarmon; Louise Keaney, Aughacashel; Margaret Gaffney, Arigna; Nora T. Fox, Aughaguinea and Laura Cronin, Ballinamore. The jackpot now stands at €1,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.
New Arrival
Congratulations to Máire & Brian Kielty on the birth of their daughter, Aifric, born in recent weeks.
Wedding Bells
Heartiest congratulations & best wishes to Rebecca Camp and Conor Higgins who were married in Hendon, London on Saturday. Here’s wishing the newlyweds every happiness together.  

Allen Gaels Club Notes 18/09/2017

Annual Golf Classic
The Annual Allen Gaels Classic was held in Carrick Golf club last Saturday last and was a very successful club event with a large number of teams participating. A special word of thanks to our main sponsor Sean McTigue New York and also to the McGuire family for putting up the magnificent perpetual cup in honour of the late James McGuire. We had many other sponsors on the day including Beirne Coatings, Joe Gunning, K-wood, Paul Martin (OBN), Scollan’s Gala, Declan Moran, Bo Peep Preserves, IFEC, The Shed Distillery, Gibbons Centra, Enda McGloin, Tom Scollan, Little Wonders, Marius Takeaway, Setia Construction, Jinnys Bakery, Westlink Coaches, P McManus Construction. There were many great scores on the day with the team of Tommy Aherne, Declan Loftus and Jason Loftus winning out on the day. Best ladies team was Dolores Mulvey, Kathleen Loftus and Marian Fahy with the longest drive going to Caleb Duffy and nearest the pin to Niall Loftus. A word of thanks to Captain of the Golf society Chris Fahy for all his help and the society in general for providing so many players on the day. The day was made all the easier thanks to excellent help and cooperation from Chris Lowe at the golf club.      
U-17’s
No details of a fixture this week.
U-15’s
Our playoff game against Dromahair in the Westlink Coaches Championship is fixed for Wednesday evening (the 20th) in Drumshanbo at 6:15pm. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in that game.
U-13 Boys
The boys lost out to Sean O’Heslins away on Wednesday evening last after a thrilling encounter with the final score 4-11 to 2-12. We played Ballinamore again this Monday in a play-off and turned the tables winning by 5-09 to 3-09. We now play Mohill in the Shield Final yet to be fixed. Well done to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team.
U-16 Girls
The girls have a bye this week
U-8’s & 10’s
Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.
25 Card Drive
Allen Gaels 25 Card Game resumes on Sunday October 1st in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served.
Lotto
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-04-11-19. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Sarah Beckett, Jamestown; Susan Gilmartin, Ballinaglera and Liam Burke, Kilclare. The jackpot now stands at €1,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.
New Arrival
Congratulations to Annette & Barry Prior on the birth of their son, Senan, born last weekend.
Sympathy
The Club extends deepest condolences to the Murray & Conway Families on the very sad passing of Bernard Murray, Carrick-on-Shannon and also to his teammates & friends in Carrick Hurling & St. Mary’s GAA Clubs. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.