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.