Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 20/02/2018

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies team took part in the Comortas Peile Paudi O’Se in West Kerry last weekend. After an opening win over Corca Dhuibhne of Kerry, the girls were beaten in the semi-final by eventual winners, Burrishoole of Mayo. Thanks to everyone who helped out with fundraising for and organising the trip.

Newtowngore Engineering U-17 League – The game against Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins didn’t go ahead on Sunday morning. The U-17’s travel to Fenagh on Saturday to take on the home side throw in 12noon. Best of luck to Fergus, Micky, Noel & the team.

Barna Recycling U-13 League – The U-13’s kicked off with a loss in Drumkeerin after a very early start on Sunday morning with a weakened team. We play Gortletteragh at home this Sunday at noon. Best of luck to Cyril, Kenneth, Richard & the lads.

U-11’s – The U-11’s had a good run out in Geevagh on Sunday morning. Many thanks to the Geevagh club for hosting the team.

Tony McGowan Run – The 6th Annual Tony McGowan Run took place on Sunday with a great turnout despite the weather. Well done to Drumshanbo Athletic Club on organising a great event.

Annual Race Night – The race night takes place on March 3rd in Conway’s. Anyone that can help out with sponsorship please contact any club officer. There will also be an awards presentation on the night.

Club Membership – Club membership is now due. Anyone who missed the registration night recently can still join by contacting registrar, Neil Nolan or any club officer.

Handball News – Drumshanbo had five participants in the Connacht Cumann na mBunscoil Finals in Salthill recently with Aidan Dowler, Aoife Nolan, Daire McCabe, Sean Nolan and Senan McGowan all taking part, congratulations to Aoife who won a bronze in the Girls U-13 Competition. Well done to all who made it to the finals. Congrats also to Dean Cornyn and Karl Foley who won the Leitrim Colleges First Year Doubles Final recently.

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 11-12-19-20. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Phil McGowan, Drumshanbo; Sarah Beckett, Jamestown; Alex Jones, Dowra and Debra Keaney, Aughacashel. The jackpot now stands at €3,200.

Engagement: Congratulations to Andy Canning and Lisa Moran who announced their engagement at the weekend.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the McKeon Family, Aughnagallop & Keshcarrigan, on the very sad passing of Ciaran’s brother, Damian, who was laid to rest in Drumcong last week. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.