We had another fantastic achievement within the club at the weekend with Michael Quinn becoming the first Killoe player in 62 years to capture a Sigerson cup medal, following in the footsteps of Davy Sheerin. Michael was instrumental in his college team Dublin City University reaching the final when he set up the winning score in a hard fought semi final victory over UCD on Friday. Unable to start Saturdays final in Cork due to an on-going serious injury, Michael came off the bench at half time with his team struggling against a strong University College Cork team, to lead the way in the second half. The game finished all square at full time and went to extra time. Michael again proved very influential, with one of his trademark driving runs setting up the winning point in the dying seconds off extra time. Well done to Michael, his fellow Longford team mate Rory Connor and all their DCU team mates on a fine victory and another great achievement in Michaels career. Final score DCU 1-14, UCC 2-10. Commiserations to Mark Hughes who was on the defeated UCD team who lost out to DCU in the semi final.
Training is continuing for all panels on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Cullyfad at 8.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10am. We have had good turn outs so far but urge any remaining players to come out as leagues will be starting shortly. Registration for all players is now overdue and can be paid through our website or directly to James McGoldrick. We encourage all our supporters to become club members and have your say on decisions within the club. Non playing membership is available at €25.
Best wishes to Longford Under 21 team this Wednesday evening when they take on Wicklow in the Leinster Under 21 championship in Newtowncashel. The team is captained by our own Cian Farrelly and we also have Paddy Kiernan, Shane Fitzpatrick, Shane Clarke and Larry Moran in the team. Hopefully they will be well supported and get the right result.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night in Begleys and the numbers drawn were 4, 11, 26 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Andy Lyons, Ballymakeegan, Longford, Sean Quinn, Clontumpher, Oliver Keogh, Killoe, Florence Connell, Clonee and Geraldine McDermott, c/o Milos Bar. Ann Murray took this weeks sellers prize. Next weeks draw for €2,700 will take place in the Olde Forge on Sunday night. Thanks again to all who support our lotto draw, either online or by purchasing tickets weekly.
We wish to extend best wishes to our recent hall of fame winner Margaret McCormack who is slightly under the weather at the moment. No doubt you will be back selling lotto tickets shortly.