Update – The draw for the next round of Celebrity Bainisteoir has been made and Dromahaire are playing away to Rockwell Rovers in Tipperary on Saturday 11th of April.
St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair
The cameras were out early in Dromahair last Friday to prepare for the teams departure to Dublin. Katherine Lynch and the camera’s visited local businesses, Drumlease National School and Dromahair Playschool. Thanks to Mr. O’Farrell, all the staff and students in Drumlease National School for all their hard work preparing banners flags and songs. Thanks also to Teresa, Paula and Caroline who had Dromahair Playschool decked out in the Dromahair colours and all the students wearing their red and white. After all the visits it was time to prepare for departure. Katherine and the team were paraded down Main Street as far as their bus by a huge crowd. Thanks to Joe Fowley for providing the lorry. After all the excitement the team departed for Dublin at 3pm.
After an epic match on Saturday we progressed to the next round with a one point victory after two periods of extra time. Everyone that was at the game witnessed a great game between two evenly matched sides. Everyone in our club and area should be very proud of the way our team played, on a few occasions they looked like they had missed their chance but they would dig deeper and get straight back into the game. Well done to the entire panel on a great performance.
The Ladies team played Cuala on Saturday morning unfortunately they were not successful. The club would like to thank the ladies for all the great support they have given our team over the weekend. Special thanks to the ladies Manager Doctor Ballintine who also helped out with our injured players during the Celebrity Bainisteoir match.
We would all like to thank the Cuala club for making us feel so welcome at the weekend and for having everything organised so well. On the Friday Cuala organised an up for the match presented by Des Cahill and had an Après match on Saturday as well as having food organised to feed all our supporters. On Saturday all our team and supporters went back to their club house for a great night of song and dance.
The Cuala club produced a program for our Celebrity Bainisteoir match, we would like to thank the following businesses for taking ads: Holgate Fencing, The Blue Devon, Gurns Milestone Lounge, McL Assessors, Ciaran Clinton Taxi, Stanfords Inn, All-plant, Connacht Gold, SL Controls, Kerrigan Quarries, Breffni Plant Hire, The Clubhouse Bar, McGoldricks Londis, McPadden Construction, Woodview Inn, Gilmor’s Spar, Dessie Fowley Taxi, Oriel Fuels and Flanagan Electrical.
The club and players would like to thanks all our supporters who attended the match in Dublin and cheered on the team so well. Thanks also to everyone who put out their flags in Dromahair especially all the local businesses. It was great to see so many from other clubs in Leitrim at the match to give their support. We would also acknowledge all the messages of goodwill we received over the past few weeks from near and far.
Club polo shirts, hoddies and jackets with our new crest are still available to buy in the following local businesses: O’Hara’s Corner Deli, McGoldrick’s Londis, Gilmor’s Spar, Dromahair Pharmacy, The Blue Devon Bar and The Clubhouse Bar.
Training continues for our adult teams on Tuesday and Friday night. Our next match is on Saturday in Ballinaglera in the Shield Competition at 5pm and our junior team play St. Mary’s at 11.30 on Sunday next in Carrick on Shannon. Any players in our area who would like to join the panel are welcome just contact the team management or member of club executive to get details of training and matches
11-Mar-09 by Eoghan Sweeney