Our annual 5k and 10k races took place on Sunday last and were very well attended. Both races departed the club house in glorious sunshine at 12 midday and were fully enjoyed by all who took part. The top 4 in our 10K were Donal Mulligan, Kevin Ward and Daniel Walsh with our own Mick O Hara in a very impressive 4th with a time of 44 minutes and 34 seconds. The top 3 in our 5K were Michael Madden, Shauna Moran and Domo Moran, with Killoe’s Shane Sorohan finishing a very impressive 8th in a time of 22 minutes and 8 seconds in what was a very strong field. Well done to all who took part and hopefully everyone will keep up the bit of exercise over the summer. Thanks to all who helped us out in any way organising Sundays race.
Our senior game on Sunday evening was postponed due to the untimely death of Tony Corcoran in Newtownforbes, Rip and it will be rescheduled in the near future. On Sunday our junior team started their year with a tough game at home to a strong Dromard team. Despite going in a point down at half time, we put in a strong second half performance to eventually win on a score of 2-12 to 1-8.
Next weekend sees a return to the reserve leagues with our reserve 1 team at home to Colmcille on Saturday at 7pm.
On Monday night the 30th March, Longford GAA will present a Cookery Demonstration in The Longford Arms Hotel @7:30pm with Gary O’Hanlon, the Viewmount House Head Chef & Star of TV3’s The Restaurant and the 7 O Clock show providing the expertise. Tickets costing €20 each are available from the office in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park or through Killoe GAA by contacting our own resident chef, Jimmy Halpin on 086 4107389.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night n Begley’s bar and the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 6 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Paddy Lee senior, Esker, Bill Keane, Carmel Mulfaul, Daniel Lee, Aughaboy and P J McHugh, Moyne. This weeks sellers prize went to Brendan Bracken. Next week sees the jackpot rise to €3,100 with the draw on Sunday night in The Olde Forge.