Another fantastic weekend on the playing fields for our great club with our ladies team taking pride of place, creating history by becoming the first club in county Longford to capture the senior championship trophy for 5 years in a row. In a tight game played on Saturday In Pearse Park they showed great character to emerge on the right side of a 3-10 to 1-11 score line. Well done to captain Edel Quinn, the entire team and management and the ladies executive on achieving this great result.
Next up were our mighty junior team who took on Carrickedmond in the junior A championship semi final on Sunday in Pearse Park also. Having played with the slight advantage of a blustery wind in the first half we found ourselves leading 6 points to 4 at half time. However an excellent start by Carrickedmond to the second half saw them draw level with 10 minutes remaining. However our lads dug deep in the final 10 minutes to muster 3 points without reply which saw us finally edge the game on a score line of 10 points to 7. Well done to all involved with the junior team on what has been a magnificent effort to reach the county final. Here’s hoping we can push on and win this competitions.
Our senior team took on Fr. Manning Gaels in Emmet Park on Friday evening and unfortunately after a very tight game came out on the wrong side of a 2-13 to 1-13 result. This was also the replay of the Michael Kiernan memorial cup and we congratulate Fr. Manning Gaels on capturing the cup this year. We look forward to battling it out to reclaim the cup next year.
As both county final approach we have a full range of flags, bunting, etc on offer for our supporters. Items will be available to purchase in Emmet Park this coming Wednesday and Friday evenings between 7pm and 8pm. Additionally all these items are available to purchase in our 3 local shops.
This coming Saturday evening our senior team face Abbeylara in round 11 of the league. This is a crucial game for our lads and is in Emmet Park at 8pm.
This weeks lotto draw was held in Begley’s on Sunday night last for a jackpot of €3,700. The numbers drawn were 1,4,29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Cornafunshion, Tom Mahon, Aughaboy, Eugene Devaney, Esker, Kevin McDermott, Soran and G McDermot, C/O Milos. This weeks sellers prize went to Brian Donohoe. Next weeks jackpot stands at €3,800 with the draw in the Olde Forge on Sunday night.
Finally we offer our sympathies to the Twaddle family, Trillick as well as the Dowd family Glenoughill on their bereavement last week.